Appearing in "Duel with Daredevil"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #16.

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Synopsis for "Duel with Daredevil"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #16.

Peter is given a hard time for not calling Mary Jane Watson and setting up a blind date with her. In order to get some peace and quiet, Pete heads out as Spider-Man. When swinging around, he notices a gang of criminals escaping with bags of money who decide to attack a nearby bystander who might place them at the crime scene. That witness is none other than Matt Murdock (aka Daredevil), but Spider-Man sees a poor blind man in need of help and rounds up the criminals. Foggy Nelson (Murdock's partner) and Karen Page (his secretary) are waiting on Matt in the office and invite him to go to the circus (despite his blindness) to have a good time.

At the circus, The Ringmaster and his crew prepare the final touches, falsely claiming that Spider-Man himself will show up for charity, to lure more people into their trap. The show begins and Spider-Man (feeling obligated because it's charity) appears, much to the crowd's delight, and gives off an acrobatic show like no other. The Ringmaster uses his hat to hypnotize not only the audience, but also Spider-Man, so he can rob them. Matt Murdock (not affected by the hypnosis) senses the disturbance and becomes Daredevil to take on the crooks.

The Ringmaster uses his hat to get Spider-Man to fight and protect him as he takes on Daredevil himself. After a brief fight, Daredevil grabs the hat with his cane and removes the spell on Spider-Man, then returns to the crowd as Matt Murdock. Spider-Man cleans up the rest of the carnival crooks by riding the Human Bullet and tying up the crooks. After the hypnosis is removed from the crowd, Matt naturally offers his services as a defense attorney to the now arrested Ringmaster.

Appearing in "The Sorcerer and Pandora's Box"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Strange Tales #109.

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Synopsis for "The Sorcerer and Pandora's Box"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Strange Tales #109.

Growing bored and restless during a meeting with the other Fantastic Four members, Reed allows Johnny to leave early. After stopping a fire, he flies past an old eccentric's home where the owner is chasing teens off his property with dogs. Going to check things out, he meets the man the townspeople call "The Sorcerer", realizing that the old man is a collector of old mystical items. When the Sorcerer wants to be left alone, the Torch is more than happy to help the curmudgeonly old man by surrounding his home with a wall of flame; however, the Sorcerer is even more furious and Johnny takes it down.

After the Torch departs, the Sorcerer opens his recent acquisition: Pandora's Box. With the box he is able to summon evils that represent different aspects and elements and use them to try and rob a bank. When the Torch tries to stop him the Sorcerer summons a water demon to douse the Torch's flames. Gloating, the Sorcerer gives Johnny his choice of death out of Pandora's Box, Johnny chooses flame. This works against the Sorcerer because Johnny absorbs the fire and uses his flame powers to get hold of the box.

In doing so, the Sorcerer is exposed to his next chosen attack on the Torch, a fear demon, which strikes the Sorcerer and puts him in a catatonic state. Johnny turns him over to the police and then tosses the Box into the ocean, and returns to his comrades and is less than modest about what he did that day.

Appearing in "Beware the Bog Beast!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales to Astonish #56.

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Synopsis for "Beware the Bog Beast!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales to Astonish #56.

While Giant-Man is training, the Wasp distracts him with a riddle in the form of a tale. This story involves two young lovers on a distant planet. The woman, a princess, is denied the right to marry the man of her choice by her father the king, because the man in question (Lorenzo) is a lazy lout.

Soon the king devises a contest to find a suitable husband for his daughter: Whoever can rescue her from the dreaded bog beast will be allowed to marry her. Three men accept the challenge: Lorenzo, and their planet's strongest man and greatest hunter. The strong man goes first, but his strength is no match for the bog beast, who easily defeats him. Next the hunter tries, but his net proves ineffective, because the bog beast's body causes the net to burn away, and he soon gives up as well.

The Wasp stops there, and Giant-Man asks her how Lorenzo could defeat the bog beast unarmed, and the Wasp informs him she won't tell him the end of the story, until he takes her out to dinner. Later that evening at a restaurant, she explained that Lorenzo won the right to marry the princess by telling her to cross the bridge. The bog beast, too heavy to cross the bridge itself, was unable to stop her, and so Lorenzo won her hand in marriage.

Appearing in "Thor and Loki Attack the Human Race!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #94.

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Synopsis for "Thor and Loki Attack the Human Race!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #94.

When a US missile base in the Pacific launches a test missile, it goes out of control. When the self destruct will not work, the general decides to broadcast a emergency call for Thor. In his office, Dr Don Blake hears the broadcast, and taps his cane, transforming into the mighty Thor.

As he rockets from his office, the god of mischief, Loki, watches from Asgard where he is bound with uru chains. It is he who magically caused the missile to go off course. When Thor throws his hammer to destroy the missile, Loki casts a second spell which makes an illusion of a dragon appear behind Thor. Distracted for a moment by the illusion, Thor turns his head and is struck by his own returning hammer. Momentarily stunned, Loki is able to take mental control of Thor, and brings him to Asgard. After assaulting Heimdall on the Rainbow Bridge, Thor frees Loki from his chains.

Alerted by Heimdall, Odin arrives and confronts Thor, who strikes his father forcing him back. Loki informs Odin that he intends to take over the throne of Asgard, and returns to earth with Thor to make mischief until Odin surrenders the throne. As the two depart, Odin ponders what could have caused the change in Thor.

Arriving on earth, Loki has Thor create thunderstorms and earthquakes. Thor destroys such monuments as the Taj Mahal, Eiffel Tower, pyramids, Golden Gate Bridge and Leaning Tower of Pisa. Meanwhile Loki through his magic creates a sea serpent, animates the Sphinx and the Empire State Building, and awakens prehistoric behemoths in museums.

Thor and Loki are finally approached by a UN delegation that asks why they are destroying everything. Thor and Loki accompany them back to the UN building, where Thor uses his hammer to destroy the emblem of the UN. But before his hammer can return to him, a trap door opens under Thor, and he falls through. His hammer hovers for a moment over the opening, and then falls onto the back of Thor's head. The second blow frees Thor from Loki's control. It is then that the UN delegation reveals that they are actually Odin and other Asgardian gods in disguise. Throwing his hammer, Thor stuns Loki and he is returned to his chains in Asgard.

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Footnotes

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks



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