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Niles Ulysses Barret

Appearing in "The Fog"

Featured Characters:

  • David Halliday (First and only known appearance)

Antagonists:

  • Will Morrow (First and only known appearance)

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Synopsis for "The Fog"

A man is transported back in time, where he is considered insane. He returns to the present, pursued by his jailer, who is in turn thought to be mad.

Appearing in "I Entered The Forbidden Land!"

Featured Characters:

  • Jeff Carter (First and only known appearance)

Supporting Characters:

  • Tom (First and only known appearance)
  • Unnamed Head Lama

Other Characters:

  • Numerous unnamed citizens of Shangri-La

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Synopsis for "I Entered The Forbidden Land!"

A man steals water from Shangri-La but learns that while within the city it keeps people young, outside the city it has the opposite effect.

Appearing in "When The City Trembled"

Featured Characters:

  • Doug Lenox (First and only known appearance)

Supporting Characters:

  • Mrs. McGinty (First and only known appearance)
  • Lou Nevins (Bookseller) (First and only known appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Mrs. Wadsworth

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Locations:

  • Earth
    • McGinty's Boarding House

Items:

  • Hypnotism: How it's Done (Book)

Synopsis for "When The City Trembled"

A book salesman receives a rude reception from a tenant at a boarding house so he uses the hypnotism techniques of the books to convince the man he is the victim of a flood and earthquake to get him to change his tune.

Appearing in "Stranger Than Fiction!"

Featured Characters:

  • Chris Tully (TV Writer) (First and only known appearance)

Supporting Characters:

  • Hilda (First and only known appearance)
  • Scott Hale (First and only known appearance)

Antagonists:

  • Benton Gang (First and only known appearance)
    • Red Benton (First and only known appearance)
    • Jerry (First and only known appearance)
    • Eddie (First and only known appearance)
    • Numerous unnamed members

Other Characters:

  • Unidentified Police Department

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Synopsis for "Stranger Than Fiction!"

The leader of a gang of motorcycle crooks is convinced a TV script writer must have a spy among his gang because he puts accurate crime details in his dramas. He confronts the writer after a chase only to learn that he has unknowingly confessed on live television in the studio.

Appearing in "Bird Talk"

Featured Characters:

  • Tony Tipple (First and only known appearance)

Supporting Characters:

  • Skeets Mulligan (First and only known appearance)
  • Toodles Murphy (First and only known appearance)
  • Unnamed Bird Census Taker (First and only known appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Mrs. Tipple (First and only known appearance)
  • Small Talk (Toodles' Parakeet) (First and only known appearance)
  • Mrs. Murphy (First and only known appearance)
  • Mr. Tipple (First and only known appearance)

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  • Bird Transmission Discs

Synopsis for "Bird Talk"

A text only story about a meeting with a strange man that gives a boy an unusual way of getting a pet bird, talking to birds.

Appearing in "Quarantine"

Featured Characters:

  • Carmichael (First and only known appearance)

Supporting Characters:

  • Council (First and only known appearance)
    • Shaw (First and only known appearance)
    • Anders (First and only known appearance)
    • Larson (First and only known appearance)

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  • "Gun"

Synopsis for "Quarantine"

Sometime in the future a man is being hunted down by a council to stop a deadly disease he has been inflicted by but the man suggests the only way to obtain him is by force. Violence unknown to the council decided to evacuate the city instead. Over time the man became lonely and bored and gave himself over to the council where in it reveals that the "affliction" he carries is that of a historical gun he stole from a museum and that the disease was violence. With the gun removed from his person the affliction could be cured.

Ditko retells a very similar story in Tales to Astonish #44.

Appearing in "Cyclops"

Featured Characters:

  • Niles Ulysses Barret (First and only known appearance)

Supporting Characters:

  • Davies (First and only known appearance)
  • Numerous unnamed crewmen

Antagonists:

  • Nazis (Behind the scenes)
  • Unnamed Cyclops

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Vehicles:

  • S.S. Marshal Destroyer (Destroyed)

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Synopsis for "Cyclops"

A WWII destroyer is torpedoed in the Mediterranean; one boatload of survivors, including Capt. Niles Ulysses Barret, come ashore on an island where they recapitulate the adventure of Odysseus and his crew with Polyphemus the Cyclops, as related in Book 9 of Homer's Odyssey.

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