- Now here I stand truly alone -- unknown and unsuspected, I hold the fate of a planet -- in my hands!
Appearing in "The Coming of Captain Marvel!"
- Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell) (First appearance)
- Kree Empire
- Jeremy Logan
- Supreme Intelligence (Mentioned)
- Sentry 459 (Recap)
- Ronan the Accuser (Mentioned)
- Sam Hill (Invoked)
Races and Species:
- Helion (First appearance)
Synopsis for "The Coming of Captain Marvel!"
A Kree crew, along with Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell) lands on earth. Under Yon-Rogg's command, who plots for Una to be his instead of Mar-Vell's, the crew leaves Captain Marvel on earth while the Kree crew watch from space.
Appearing in "The Threat of the Jet"
- The Jet (Gary Akres) (Death)
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Synopsis for "The Threat of the Jet"
Betty Wilson takes the Human Torch and Toro to the hospital to meet Jack Macklin one of her father's best special agents before he took ill. Macklin has asked to meet with the Torch and Toro to express his fears that his son has been hanging out with the wrong crowd of people. As the Torch and Macklin discuss the situation, Toro turns on the television to a special editorial from TV personality Gary Akers. Akers is telling the listening audience that the Human Torch and Toro are menaces who need to be put behind bars as he sees that they cause more harm than they do good. The program is quickly turned off and Macklin dismisses it as sensationalism to draw in viewers.
An hour later the Torch and Toro pay a visit to Chief Wilson to see what he can do to help them with the issue of Jake Macklin's son Bobby, however Wilson has more pressing concerns to deal with. He explains to the two flaming heroes that he has been getting reports of criminals from all over the country arriving in New York and then suddenly vanishing without a trace. The Torch decides to start with Bobby Macklin as the boy has been seen hanging out with criminal types recently. As they fly to Bobby's home, Toro thinks he sees a man flying over the city, but the Torch dismisses it as Toro's imagination and suggests that his partner has been reading too many science fiction stories.
When they arrive at the Macklin residence it is just in time to see a bunch of thugs taking Bobby into a car and driving off. The Torch and Toro follow after it and they are led to a subway tunnel. Following after the crooks, they find a secret meeting of all the missing criminals. Their leader is a jetpack wearing masked criminal calling himself the Jet, who is plotting to take over a television station and order the evacuation of New York City so that they can loot the entire city.
The Torch and Toro flame on and try to break up the meeting and capture the Jet, but the Jet manages to escape when he opens a gas valve filling the room with explosive gas, forcing the Torch and Toro to flame off in order to prevent an explosion that could kill thousands of innocent people. Turning off the gas they pursue the Jet but run into Bobby instead. Bobby explains he joined up with the crooks to try and assert his independence from his father but realized the mistake he was making when learning the Jet's plan. Bobby explains that the Jet intends to take control of the television transmitter on the top of the Empire State Building and send out a broadcast warning of an atomic attack on the city in order to trick people into fleeing in a panic. While this is going on, the Jet intended to sabotage the city utilities to foment more chaos. The Torch orders Bobby to go to Chief Wilson to warn him and send men to stop the sabotage of the city utilities while he and Toro go after the Jet.
Following after the Jet through the tunnels under the city, the Torch and Toro are tricked into being sealed in an air tight room. With oxygen running low they cannot generate sufficient flame to free themselves. However before they can suffocate in the room, they are freed by Bobby who has gotten the aid of maintenance workers before going to get the Chief. The pair race to the studio where the Jet intends to broadcast his phony atomic attack warning and catch Gary Akers giving the news over the radio. The Torch chases him off, leaving Toro behind to tell the listening audience that the warning was all a hoax.
Akers changes into the Jet and confronts the Torch in the sky with a flame thrower, telling the Torch that his suit is lined with asbestos to prevent the Torch from harming him. However, the Torch instead ignites the gas in the Jet's rocket pack causing it to explode and sending the Jet falling to his death in a blazing fireball. Later, the Torch and Toro take Bobby back to his father where the two reconcile their differences.
Appearing in "The Beachhead Blitz!"
- Major Whalen
Synopsis for "The Beachhead Blitz!"
On the coast of France the Destroyer meets with an Allied soldier who hands him plans for an invasion of France. He tells the Destroyer that they are false documents made to lead the Nazis into a trap. The Destroyer takes the plans and allows himself to get spotted by a Nazi soldier and purposely blurts out that he has secret invasion plans and disappears.
The soldier naturally goes to his superior officer and tells him what he has learned. The superior officer then orders for the capture of the Destroyer. When they chase after him in his car, the Destroyer manages to fight off his attackers and steal the car and makes an escape. The Destroyer leads the Nazis to a hideout of French resistance fighters. There he tells the resistance fighters of the plan and tells them to help keep up the ruse. The resistance fighters sacrifice their lives to maintain the ruse and the Destroyer is knocked out and taken prisoner.
The commanding officer takes the invasion details from the Destroyer and has him locked up in a prison. The Nazis then prepare to meet the invasion force in Chapelle. However, this goes according to the Allied plans and while the Allied Forces wipe out the Nazis on the beach, the Destroyer breaks out of his cell and flees into the night ready to terrorize the Nazis again.
Appearing in "Outclassed"
Synopsis for "Outclassed"
Appearing in "The Abduction of King Arthur!"
- King Arthur
- Queen Guinevere (First appearance)
- Knights of the Round Table
- Lady Rosamund
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Synopsis for "The Abduction of King Arthur!"
King Arthur has been kidnapped in the night by the forces of Mordred and locked in one of the dungeons below the castle, unknown to all until morning. Unaware of Mordred's duplicity, everyone panics at the disappearance of the king. Mordred and Morgan le Fay use this opportunity to take control of the kingdom, despite the protests of Arthur's wife Queen Guinevere, but her protests are easily silenced. Unaware of Mordred's duplicity, the Knights of the Round Table sent out searching parties to try and find their missing king, and Mordred feigns a desire to find King Arthur as well.
In the castle, Mordred suggests that perhaps King Arthur deserted his people, and when Sir Percy calls him a liar, Percy is slapped across the face. Percy then goes to meet with Merlin who informs his secret agent that King Arthur is actually prisoner in the castle dungeon. Merlin then bestows upon the Percy a new weapon, the mystical Ebony Blade. Percy changes into the Black Knight, and as he exits Merlin's chambers he is spotted by Mordred's minions who attack him. The Black Knight quickly flees outside the castle walls and climbs down into the dungeon. There he battles more of Mordred's forces, taking one as a prisoner and forcing him to lead him to King Arthur.
Freeing King Arthur, both are attacked by more of Mordred's minions but the Black Knight and the King easily slay them. Using a secret passage way to get to the upper levels of the castle, King Arthur announces his return to his people and explains what happened. Mordred steps down from the throne returning it to Arthur. With no proof that Mordred was behind this attempt keeps silent about who was responsible. Changing back into his civilian guise, Sir Percy welcomes back the king and asks what he can do. When King Arthur assigns Percy to assist the ladies-in-waiting with their chores, Sir Percy gladly accepts the job, much to Lady Rosamund's chagrin.
Appearing in "The Sub-Mariner Strikes"
Synopsis for "The Sub-Mariner Strikes"
With his super-human abilities fading, the Sub-Mariner is asked by Namora to return to Atlantis to meet with the Emperor. There the Emperor shows Namor that his once mighty powers have been reduced to only the ability to breath underwater and enhanced strength. The Emperor explains to Namor that they have developed a machine that will restore Namor's full strength, invulnerability and flight. However Byrrah has seen to it that it won't work after stealing the formula needed to operate the machine. Suspecting that Byrrah was responsible, the Sub-Mariner confronts him and forces him to turn over the formula.
Namor then subjects to himself the device and finds his powers restored to normal. Happy to find his experiment a success, the Emperor orders Namor to resume his one man war on the surface world. Despite Namor's pleas that he has friends on the surface (such as Betty Dean) he has no choice but to follow the Emperor's orders. On the surface, the Sub-Mariner spots what appears to be a Russian sub attacking an American ship. Disabling the sub, he witnesses Byrrah and his men and his faithful minions flee the sub, in an attempt to make Namor betray the Emperor's orders.
Namor holds the American ship together and helps it get back to port. There the Sub-Mariner informs the crew of the ship that it was he who helped keep the ship together and get them to safety. When the crew refuses to believe him, the Sub-Mariner angrily sinks it before returning home.
- This issue contains a letters page, Marvel Mailbag. Letters are published from David Shields, Jim Kyzer, Jacob Kurtessis, and Scott Willet.
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