Appearing in "The Sandman Cometh!"

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  • Sandman (Main story and flashback) (First appearance)

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Synopsis for "The Sandman Cometh!"

Sandman (Alien) (Earth-616), Steve Bronson (Earth-616), Anne Bronson (Earth-616), and Robert Bronson (Earth-616) from Journey into Mystery Vol 1 70 001.jpg

An ex-marine takes his pansy son and wife out to Mexico to toughen the boy up. They explore a cave and find a sealed door that once opened, releases an alien creature made of sand that desires world conquest. The man tries fighting it, but his blows merely scatter sand which reforms. The creature reshapes itself so that it appears human and all of them return to the United States. As the creature observes humans, a military parade passes by, and the man attempts to attract the soldier's attention to attack the creature. They do so, but have no better luck than the man himself. Grenades, tanks, and bombs merely disperse the sand which reforms by willpower. The creature heads towards the beach where it intends to grow, but the man's boy becomes our hero of the story by defeating the creature with a pail of water.



Appearing in "Bird Talk"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey Into Unknown Worlds #50.

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Synopsis for "Bird Talk"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey Into Unknown Worlds #50.

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

Appearing in "A Thousand Years"

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  • Mr. Jordan

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Synopsis for "A Thousand Years"

A prisoner makes a deal with the Devil to escape jail and live a thousand years. An earthquake makes the cell wall cave-in and he makes his way to what he takes is a plane. It is actually a rocket and it blasts off Earth.

Appearing in "The Stone Man"

Featured Characters:

  • Old Man (Unnamed)

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Antagonists:

  • Barbarians (Only in flashback)

Other Characters:

  • Mayor of Oakfast

Races and Species:

  • Humans (Main story and flashback)
  • Horses (Main story and flashback)
  • Gods (Main story and flashback)

Locations:

  • Europe (Main story and flashback)
    • Oakfast (Village)

Synopsis for "The Stone Man"

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An old man prays to a famine-stricken village's stone statue for deliverance. As he lies exhausted on his cot, villagers find gold scattered about on the ground and collect it. By the time the old man has recovered, no more is left upon the ground, and the hard-hearted villagers refuse to extend to him any charity. Suddenly, the statue of the man mounted upon his horse springs to life, in rage. He tells the villagers that their new-found prosperity is due to the prayers of the old man who had faith in him and that they deserve nothing. Their gold vanishes, while the statue seizes the old man and alights with him into heaven as a reward for his faith.



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