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Appearing in "I Was Captured by... Korilla! Part 1 / The Secret of... Korilla! Part 2"

Featured Characters:

  • cab driver (unnamed)

Antagonists:

  • alien race (unnamed)

Other Characters:

  • police sergeant (unnamed)
  • Charlie (police officer)

Races and Species:

Locations:

  • 1446 Elm Street ("Gibbs' place")

Synopsis for "I Was Captured by... Korilla! Part 1 / The Secret of... Korilla! Part 2"

A cab driver picks up a fare who is bundled against the weather but when the door closes on his cape and he walks away, he stands revealed as a monster. The cab driver goes to the police but they don't believe his story. When the man tells them the creature threatened his life, an officer goes to the address he dropped the creature at, but is convinced it is merely a costume party and the cab driver imagined the hostility. When the man leaves the police station the creature is lying in wait for him as he feels he must kill the man before someone more wise than those police buffoons believe him. The cab driver eludes the hulking brute once again and returns home to pick up his revolver and resolves to end the matter himself by returning to the address. Once there, he is disarmed and taken before Korilla who informs him they are alien tyrants establishing safe houses on other planets in the event of an uprising on the homeworld. He attempts to use the man's own gun to kill him, but he darts downstairs where he gets the drop on one of the technicians preparing the gas lethal to humanity and, disguised as the technician, directs his pursuers into a room where he slides the door lock so they are trapped. He radios the homeworld that the plan has failed and the penalty for failure is death so a gas deadly to Korilla's kind is released and Earth is saved.

Appearing in "Tricky Travel"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey Into Unknown Worlds #48.



Synopsis for "Tricky Travel"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey Into Unknown Worlds #48.



Appearing in "The Iron Giant!"

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Wharton

Races and Species:

Synopsis for "The Iron Giant!"

A train conductor in the Old West, who loves his locomotive, is robbed by bandits and left in the wilderness to die, but the bandits are chased to justice by the suddenly-animated locomotive.

Appearing in "When Darkness Falls!"

  • Appearances not yet listed

Synopsis for "When Darkness Falls!"

Journey into Mystery Vol 1 69 028
In the men's section of a department store a man thinks he sees a wax mannequin move. Then he glimpses another move but none of the customers react. He resolves to stay still to see if it occurs again. He feels almost as if they know he is intently observing them now. Hours pass, and the store closes, but still the man stays in the shadows watching the figures as the night hours pass. Slowly, they all begin to move off their pedestals, and one by one they begin to approach him. He berates them "Stop! Don't you know who I am? I saw you move during daylight hours. You could have ruined everything!" and the "man" stands revealed as yet another mannequin.


Notes

  • This issue is the first to feature the MC logo on the cover.
  • I Was Captured by... Korilla! Part 1 / The Secret of... Korilla! Part 2 was reprinted in Creatures on the Loose #12 and relettered.
  • When Darkness Falls was reprinted in Where Monsters Dwell #13.

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