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Appearing in "The Incredible Hulk"

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  • Clem
  • Joss

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  • Beaver Mountain

Synopsis for "The Incredible Hulk"

With his foot caught in a bear trap, Bruce Banner is in the sights of a hunter who has confused him for Bigfoot. However, the stress of being caught in said trap has triggered a transformation into the Hulk. This is fortuitous as the hunter fires off a shot, which harmlessly bounces off the Hulk's bulletproof hide. Furious none-the-less, the Hulk rips free of the bear trap and throws it at the hunter, striking him in the chest, knocking him out instantly.

Soon the Hulk hears music coming from a nearby cabin, and while the Hulk finds its soothing tones drawing him in, he quickly realises that it will calm him enough to cause a reversion back into Bruce Banner. Furious at this, the Hulk smashes into the cabin and finds a Native American man playing the flute. He becomes furious that this man would calm him enough to change him back into Banner and threatens to smash him. However, the music has drawn another beast to the scene, the Susquatch who attacks the Hulk for striking at the man who summoned it.

Appearing in "The Black Knight"

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Synopsis for "The Black Knight"

In the middle of their journey into Otherworld, the Black Knight, Captain Britain, the Walker, and Moondog are suddenly attacked by the deadly Iron Ogre. When the heroes try to fight the creature, it easily fends off Captain Britain. When the Black Knight tries to smite the monster with his sword. However, the Ogre knocks the mystic blade from the Knight's hand and then shatters it to pieces. This sudden turn of events shocks the Black Knight who believes that he is doomed without his enchanted weapon. The Walker then tries to cast a spell with his enchanted walking stick, but the Iron Ogre snatches this from the mystic's hand and breaks it in half.

Captain Britain then dives onto their foe and as the two struggle, Moondog is able to piece the Ogre's hide by striking him in the armpit with an arrow. The Ogre dies instantly and falls face first into the fire they have set. With the battle over, Moondog warns them that the danger has not passed and with their weapons nearly depleted they must be incredibly careful. The Elf, howver, believes that despite this setback they can still win the day.

Appearing in "Ant-Man"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Tales to Astonish #42
(originally printed as The Voice of Doom!)

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  • The Voice (First appearance) (Main story and flashback)

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Synopsis for "Ant-Man"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Tales to Astonish #42
(originally printed as The Voice of Doom!)

Soap Box preacher Jason Cragg used to be just an everyday crack pot until the day that his voice began influencing the thoughts of people. Appearing in the city, he begins telling people that Ant-Man is a crook that must be driven from the city. Passing by, Ant-Man hears this insane litany, and is shocked to find that the people around Cragg begin to believe him. Surprising still, it's something about his voice that's compelling people to agree with him, Ant-Man however, is shielded because his helmet shields him from the attack.

Flashing back a few weeks past, we learn that Jason Cragg came to the city from the Midwest in hopes of becoming a radio announcer. While giving a pitiful audition, a near-by experimental atomic laboratory has a million-in-one accident that causes an ionized atom to escape into the electrical system, and pass through the microphone that Cragg is speaking into. Cragg finds himself strangely affected, and his ability of voice suggestion becomes apparent when his voice being broadcast over the airwaves causes sales to jump three hundred percent at the radio station.

Realizing his voice could mean he would never have to work another day in his life, Cragg quits his job at the radio station and soon begins exploiting his powers for his own personal gain. Sometime later, Cragg witnesses Ant-Man busting up some criminals, and soon becomes jealous of the crime fighter's respect and adulation from the masses. This gives Cragg his inspiration to vilify Ant-Man in hopes that he can rule the city.

Returning to the present, we find Ant-Man at a local police precinct being awarded for his meritorious service. As Ant-Man is receiving his commendation, Cragg barges in demanding that the hero be arrested, and the police suddenly start trying to capture Ant-Man.

Ant-Man manages to escape the police and attempts to seek refuge in a near-by park, but when Cragg's enslaved thralls attempt to find him by using magnets, he is forced to remove his helmet to avoid being captured. Cragg finds Ant-Man and forces the tiny hero to listen to his voice. Without his helmet, Ant-Man is helpless against the vocal effects and is ordered to walk off a pier to drown in a near-by harbor.

Ant-Man is saved by his ants at the last minute, shaking off the effects of Cragg's voice he manages to escape. Returning to his home, and back in his civilian identity Henry Pym, Ant-Man learns that Cragg plans on addressing people on national television. Realizing the damaging potential of Cragg's voice on national TV, Ant-Man formulates a plan to foil Cragg's scheme.

Arriving at the TV studio, Ant-Man interrupts Cragg's television address, and tells the villain that his ants are pointing a loaded gun at him. Fearing for his life, Cragg agrees to tell the people that Ant-Man is not a crook, but an upstanding hero. Ant-Man then tells Cragg that the gun wasn't really loaded and it was all a trick. Trying to sway the viewing audience to his will again, Cragg attempts to re-convince the people that Ant-Man is a crook, but finds that his powers no longer work. Ant-Man reveals that he covered the microphone with Laryngitis microbes and that they have taken effect and affected his voice, rendering its suggestive properties useless.

The crowd, thinking Cragg's some crazy nut, tosses him out onto the street.

Appearing in "Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D."

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  • Sept
    • Previous Appearance of Abdul Kazir Abdul Kazir Next Appearance of Abdul Kazir

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  • Dune Buggies

Synopsis for "Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D."

Nick Fury and his agents Dum Dum Dugan and the Countess, along with their ally Nasar al Din, have followed agents of Sept into the Sahara Desert. When their foes disappeared, Fury believes that they are walking into a trap. In order to send a message out to their enemies, they fire a missile from their dune buggy ahead of them to see what it will stir up. They then hop off their vehicle to scout things out, but soon find themselves trapped in a nearly indestructible sphere that was hiding in the desert sand. While they try in vain to break free, a baloon suddenly inflates that takes the sphere up into the sky. Watching this from his hideout is Sept's field commander Abdul Kazir, who is confident that this will spell the end of Nick Fury.

Soon the captured agents approach Septs secret lair as a massive panel in the desert floor opens to reveal it. Seeking to get out, Fury attempts to use his particle-beam blaster to get them out. While it fails to shatter the sphere, it melts a hole in it allowing Nasar to shoot the balloon carrying them with his musket. With the sphere safely on the ground, the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents manage to break themselves free. Suddenly VTOL jets emerge from the opening in the desert and begins attacking them. Fury then orders his agents to dive into the hole so they can take the battle directly to Sept.

Appearing in "The Eternals"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Eternals #5
(originally printed as Olympia!)

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Synopsis for "The Eternals"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Eternals #5
(originally printed as Olympia!)

Sersi uses her magic mirror to contact her fellow Eternal Makkari. She warns him of the Deviant attack on New York. Upon receiving the news, Makkari races through the streets of the Eternal city of Olympia until he gains an audience with the Prime Eternal, Zuras. Zuras is enraged to discover that Earth has now been plunged into a cosmic war. He sends his daughter Thena along with Makkari to lend assistance.

Meanwhile, a group of Deviant mutates captures Sersi and Margo Damian. They load them into a raider craft and prepare to bring them back to their undersea kingdom of Lemuria. Kro's forces continue to raze the city, but a brave squad of police officers bar their path. Inspector James Fisher pledges that his men and he will not go down without a fight. From above, Makkari and Thena's sky-ship arcs downward unleashing a barrage of energy bursts upon the Deviants. Makkari brandishes an ice gun and freezes several of the winged mutates. Their bodies drop to the streets below.

Meanwhile at the Pentagon, military officials analyze surveillance photographs taken of the Celestial God-Ship as well as Arishem standing at his post in the Andes Mountains.

Appearing in "Night-Raven"

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  • Editor of the Sentinel Newspaper

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  • Thieves

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  • The Sentinel Newspaper
  • The Riviera Hotel

Synopsis for "Night-Raven"

At the offices of The Sentinel newspaper, the chief assigns his crime reporter Scoop Daly to find out what he can learn about the mysterious vigilante known as the Night Raven. Accepting the assignment Daly goes to a shady part of town and checks into the Hotel Riviera. In his shoddy hotel room, Scoop then preps his camera to snap a photo of the mysterious vigilante, confident that he will be able to succeed in his assignment.

Later that evening, Scoop is walking the streets when he suddenly gets lost and is attacked by a mugger who holds him at knife point. Before he can be stabbed, the mugger is sent fleeing by the sudden arrival of a police car. As the officers streak by with guns blazing, Scoop makes the futile effort of trying to stop them for help, but the drive onward, ignoring him. Suddenly a massive bird with a face that resembles the mark of the masked man he has been hired to find appears in the sky. Pleading to be left alone, Scoop is grabbed by the bird and flown high above the city. Screaming, Daly wakes up to find out that the entire ordeal has been nothing more than a terrible nightmare.

However, the screaming hasn't stopped and he realizes that someone is screaming in the lobby downstairs. Sneaking to the stairs, Scoop witnesses a robbery in progress and begins setting up his camera for an exclusive photo. As he begins focusing the lens, he witnesses the Night Raven enter the room and becomes even more excited for what will happen next.

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The Black Knight

Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.

  • Dum Dum Dugan's appearance here is complicated as he's not in the flesh. He was mortally wounded decades ago as revealed in Original Sins #5. He has since been operating in sophisticated LMD bodies as revealed in New Avengers (Vol. 4) #17.

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