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Appearing in "The End of Spider-Man!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #18.

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Synopsis for "The End of Spider-Man!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Spider-Man #18.

Spider-Man is still being ridiculed when he fled from a fight with The Green Goblin and it's been the talk of all his previous super-villains, as well as other super-heroes. Peter Parker spend his time taking care of his Aunt May at home, and when at school, his concern for Aunt May is consuming most of his thinking. Pete, desperate to earn money to buy more medicine for Aunt May, goes out as Spider-Man to see what he can do. He tries a trading card company as well as a pair of scientists to sell his adhesive webbing, but in both instances, he strikes out, with neither showing any interest.

As he heads home, he runs into the Sandman, but being so concerned about Aunt May living alone, he runs away and hides. The public sees this, writing off Spider-Man as a coward once again. As crime continues, Johnny Storm (The Human Torch) begins to suspect something is wrong and writes a message in the sky for Spider-Man to meet him at the Statue of Liberty, but Spidey doesn't show. Flash is so desperate about clearing Spider-Man's name, he dresses as Spidey and tries to fight criminals, but gets beat up instead. As Pete gets ready to quit as Spider-Man, the doctor says Aunt May is in the clear and won't have to take any more medicine. After reading yet another editorial about a weak and phony Spider-Man, Pete decides to go out as Spider-Man and fight back.

Appearing in "Marvel Boy and the Lost World"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Marvel Boy #1.

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  • Denga (First appearance)

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Synopsis for "Marvel Boy and the Lost World"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Marvel Boy #1.

A massive earthquake has caused an island to rise out of the Pacific ocean. Upon the islands discovery, the various nations of the world mobilize to try and lay claim to the new island in the hopes that they can claim any resources that might be found. However one group has beaten all others, the pirate crew led by Count Varron, a man without a country, whose ship was sailing the area just as the island rose out the ground. Varron gloats over his luck and how he managed to beat the rest of the world in claiming the island.

Meanwhile on the planet Uranus, Matthew Grayson observes the island rising out of the ocean on Earth through his telescope and decides that this is the opportunity to send his son, Robert back to Earth to be its champion. He calls in Robert and explains that in 1934 after his wife and daughter were killed by Nazis, he built an atomic powered rocket for him and his son to flee the Earth. In space, their ship was redirected to the planet Uranus where they were surprised to find people living there. Matthew and baby Robert were welcomed with open arms and Robert was raised as a Uranian, mastering their technology and developing telepathy. Giving his son arm bands that emit a powerful bright light and a ship to travel to and from Earth, Matthew warns his son that he must take special uranium pills to maintain his strength while on Earth. Dubbing his son Marvel Boy, Matthew and his assistant Denga watch as Robert flies his ship toward the planet Earth.

Back on Earth, Count Varron announces his dominion over the island, which he dubs Verronland and warns other nations to keep away. Just then Marvel Boy's ship lands on the island and the hero is attacked by Varron's men. Surprised by such hatred, Marvel Boy fights off the men and leaves in his ship to explore the island some more to make sure there are not other beings living on it that might suffer from Varron's evil. Marvel Boy spots a strange species of Fish People rising out of a cave on the island and greets them. He learns that 1200 years ago the island sank and the Fish People's ancestors developed the ability to breath under water. Suddenly Varron and his men arrive and attack, forcing the Fish People to flee back to their land. One of them, a female is taken hostage while Marvel Boy is fighting Varron's minions. Marvel Boy agrees to stop fighting if Varron lets the girl go and he and his men return to their ship. Varron agrees but he and his men secretly begin plotting to blow up the Fish People with TNT so they can claim the island for themselves. Marvel Boy then goes to the Fish People who warn him to stay away, telling them that they intend to return to the waters below to avoid the violence of the surface men.

Marvel Boy returns to the surface and meets with military officials who are arriving on the island when there is a sudden earthquake. Marvel Boy boards his ship and scouts around and spots Varron and his men setting off explosives. However instead of eliminating the Fish People, this causes the island to sink once more, drowning Varron and his men, ending their menace and the dispute over the island.

Appearing in "Let's Learn About Hank and Jan..."

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales to Astonish #59.

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Synopsis for "Let's Learn About Hank and Jan..."

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales to Astonish #59.

Giant-Man gives a technical guide, explaining how his cybernetic helmet works, and his different size-changing abilities; Explains the function of Giant-Man's new climbing aid device; How the Wasp's "air-gun" stinger works; Giant-Man's ant chariot; Giant-Man's abilities when he's 12 feet high; Giant-Man's sky hook; and a schematic of Giant-Man's penthouse headquarters.

Appearing in "The Mysterious Mister Hyde!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #99.

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Synopsis for "The Mysterious Mister Hyde!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey into Mystery #99.

Thor flies by, leaving town. Watching him is a mysterious figure who states that it is time for Dr. Don Blake to receive an unexpected visit from Mister Hyde.

Meanwhile Thor has gone to Asgard, where he again pleads with his father Odin for permission to marry Jane Foster. And again Odin refuses.

Hyde arrives at Blake's office building, where he recalls how Blake had refused to employ him. So Hyde, real name Calvin Zabo, invented a formula which gives him the strength of 12 men. When he transforms, he becomes a huge, ugly creature.

In Asgard, Thor continues to plead with Odin, who when Thor raises his hammer towards him, blasts Thor with an Odin-blast and then orders him away.

Mr. Hyde breaks into Blake's office and threatens Jane. Thor arrives as Don Blake and confronts Hyde. Hyde tosses Blake out a window. Blake is able to tap his cane against a wall as he falls, and transforms to Thor. He returns to the office to find Hyde gone. After assuring himself Jane is unharmed, Thor sets out to find Hyde.

Across town, Hyde hears that Blake is still alive. He gloats that he can still defeat the unsuspecting Thor.

Next morning Thor bursts his way through a bank wall, tears off the safe door, and escapes with the money. As word of his crime spreads, the town has the feel of a city under siege...

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  1. 1.0 1.1 First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks



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