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Quote1.png They attempted to corrupt me by linking these tubes to my power plant! But they were fools! The qualities of greed, deceit, and lust for power can never affect R.O.E.! For I am incapable of any wrongdoing! It is only man who can be evil! And I am inferior to man, for I am only... a mere machine... Quote2.png
R.O.E. (Ruler of the Earth)

Appearing in "The Ruler of Earth!"

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Synopsis for "The Ruler of Earth!"

Scientists build a super computer to make political decisions for Earth nations fairly in order to avoid cold war destruction. Communist agents are not satisfied as they lust to conquer and so install an 'emotion' chip into the computer in order to convince it to make decisions in their favor as their partner. The computer rejects the chip, since "only man can be evil. I am a mere machine inferior to man."

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Appearing in "The Treasure"

Reprint of the 2nd story from
Uncanny Tales #36

Featured Characters:

  • Tommy Miller

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  • Mr. Miller
  • Mrs. Miller
  • Wish (First appearance)

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Synopsis for "The Treasure"

Reprint of the 2nd story from
Uncanny Tales #36

A sick boy takes comfort from a stray dog that grants wishes.

Appearing in "There Dwells a Dragon"

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  • Tommy's Dad

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  • Tommy

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  • Dragon

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  • Knights of Camelot

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Synopsis for "There Dwells a Dragon"

A man and his son go to the zoo where the boy is less than impressed by the lions and tigers than he is by the dragon in his storybook. His father tells the boy they never existed when a sudden fog springs up and he wanders blindly through it out the other side into Camelot. He thinks it is a dream but some knights tell him of a dragon in a cave and he volunteers to slay it. Using his son's whistle to make the fire-breathing dragon pull back and give him his shot with the lance, he succeeds and heads back into the fog thinking this is the longest dream he's ever had. He returns to the zoo and his son and thinks it odd that he doesn't feel as though he'd been sleeping and when he looks at his son's picture book it shows him standing over the dead dragon.

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Appearing in "Kunga"

Featured Characters:

  • Numerous unnamed Hunters

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  • Numerous unnamed village natives

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  • Kunga (First appearance)

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  • Kunga's Spaceship

Synopsis for "Kunga"

Two hunters try to capture a giant gorilla in Africa. However they find out too late that Kunga is actually an alien and that their actions ruined humanity's chance to communicate with him.

Appearing in "The Comic Strip!"

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  • Nick Nash (Erased from existence)

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  • Charlie
  • Unnamed Woman
  • "Tightwad" Ted
  • Tina Torrid / Tina Horrid

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Synopsis for "The Comic Strip!"

Steve Ditko draws a strip about an evil cartoonist who threatens to mock people in the newspaper who don't give him money or go out with him, but then Ditko erases him while the off-camera artist states "No one will ever miss you."

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Notes

  • "The Ruler of Earth!" is reprinted in Where Monsters Dwell #25 where the enemies that are attempting to reprogram R.O.E. are altered to be Hydra Agents.

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