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Appearing in "Chapter I The Blood of Kings! / Chapter II The Land Between Night and Day! / Chapter III Fates and Fables! / Interlude: Meanwhile, Back in Katharta..! / Chapter IV This World and Next...!"

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  • Zokk (Referenced)
  • Mortak's soldiers (Only in flashback)
  • people of Katharta (Only in flashback)
  • Korrek's father (Only in flashback) (Only appearance; dies)[1]
  • Ipsis (Only appearance; dies)[1] (Only in flashback)
  • Talita (First appearance) (Only in flashback)
  • Giant (First appearance) (Only in flashback)
  • Living idol of Sibarthu, the Hunter of the Heavens (First appearance)
  • Maftra (Invoked)

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Synopsis for "Chapter I The Blood of Kings! / Chapter II The Land Between Night and Day! / Chapter III Fates and Fables! / Interlude: Meanwhile, Back in Katharta..! / Chapter IV This World and Next...!"

When the forces of the evil wizard Klonus have taken over Korrek's home realm of Katharta, Dakimh and Jennifer Kale dispatch the Man-Thing to that realm to rescue Korrek from execution at Klonus' devices. Transporting both Korrek and Man-Thing to the Realm Between Night and Day, Korrek explains to Dakimh and Kale that upon returning home during their last adventure together, his realm was under an invasion of Klonus and the royal family (his parents) were killed effectively making Korrek ruler of Katharta.

After considering how inhospitable Katharta is, Dakimh believes that the evil wizard Klonus wants control of the realm because of its mystical significance in the Nexus of All Realities. All parties agree to go back to Katharta to liberate it from the rule of Klonus. Before they depart, Dakimh warns that one of them is fated to perish in battle. During their fight against Klonus and his henchman Mortak, they are transported back to Earth, where their battle resumes in Citrusville.

The fight ends with Dakimh being struck down by a spell cast by Klonus, Jennifer then uses her powers to entrap Mortak and Klonus in mystical cocoons and they are banished into space. Before Dakimh dies, he tells everyone gathered that he knew all along that he was the one fated to die, but kept it to himself to ensure that the others would fight to their fullest ability. Afterward, the Man-Thing returns to the swamp leaving Korrek and Jennifer to deal with Dakimh's body.

Appearing in "Krogg!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Adventures #6.

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  • Policemen
  • Assorted Townsfolk
  • Scientists

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  • Matter-Transmitting Machine

Synopsis for "Krogg!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Adventures #6.
Amazing Adventures Vol 1 6 027
A series of houses begin to disappear in Greenbirch, and the Police call in Dr. Droom. He deduces that it had been done using alien science. After checking all the labs in town, the police tell him about an old man with a bunch of gadgets in an appartment building. He tricks the old man into opening the door, and revealing his equipment and the miniaturized houses. The old man shoots him for discovering his secret, but Droom contracts his muscles to deflect the bullets. The old man reveals that he is an alien, and then fades away. Dr. Droom reverses the device to return the buildings.

Appearing in "Save Me from the Weed!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Strange Tales #94.

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Synopsis for "Save Me from the Weed!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Strange Tales #94.
Strange Tales Vol 1 94 008
A retired rich man criticizes his gardener as lacking ambition for not opening a landscaping business with his backing. A nearby atomic accident sends radioactive particles into the garden and gives a weed intelligence and the ability to control minds. It forces the wealthy man to sit in a chair and sleep while its powers grow to enslave all humanity. Suddenly the man wakes from his imposed slumber to find that the gardener has snipped up the weed. Sighing in relief, the man realizes that everyone has their place in the greater scheme of things because if the gardener had taken him up on his offer of running his own business instead of just being his gardener, the weed might have taken over the world.

Appearing in "Humans, Keep Out"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #86.

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  • Venusians

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Synopsis for "Humans, Keep Out"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #86.

Humans are distressed to discover that the Venusians believe them to be hostile and have built robots to destroy any expedition that lands. A humble janitor thinks of building identical robots, reasoning that the Venusian's robots will not attack things like themselves, allowing peaceful contact to be made.

Appearing in "Blackmail!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Mystery Tales #11.

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Synopsis for "Blackmail!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Mystery Tales #11.

A man gets rid of a elderly blackmailer by putting peppermint candies in his drink and telling him it was arsenic and letting fear go to work on the old man's heart.

Notes

  • Cover art:
    • Klonus the Wizard figure on the bottom right by Romita, flying figure of Korrek and animal on the left is by Romita or Kane and Romita.
    • The tagline for this issue is, "A World He Never Made". This slogan is traditionally attributed to occasional guest-star Howard the Duck.
  • In the 1st story The Blood of Kings!:
    • Marcos Pelayo is credited as Marcos.
    • Dakimh dies, although his spirit lives on and continues to appear in the pages of Man-Thing.
  • In the 2nd story Krogg!:
    • Anthony Druid is renamed Dr. Druid from Doctor Droom in the original story. In fact, in page 2 panel 6 he is referred to as Dr. Druid, while in panel 7 the same character is referred to as Droom.
  • This issue includes a Swordsman Marvel Value Stamp. (Series A, #79)

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Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
  2. Tales of Suspense #32



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