Appearing in "The Grotesque Adventure of the Green Goblin"
- United States of America
- Green Goblin's Flying Broomstick (First appearance)
Synopsis for "The Grotesque Adventure of the Green Goblin"
There's a new costumed villain in town, the Green Goblin. After he's perfected his flying broomstick, he visits the recently released Enforcers and offers them the opportunity to get revenge against Spider-Man. He travels to California to visit B.J. Cosmos, a film director who made it big with his last film "The Nameless Thing From the Black Lagoon in the Murky Swamp." The Goblin offers him his next cinematic spectacular: A movie about Spider-Man.
Returning to New York City, the Green Goblin circles around the city until he gets the Spider-Man's attention. He makes a film offer to Spider-Man, who agrees to participate. With the announcement that Spider-Man is going to be in a film, J. Jonah Jameson sends Peter to Hollywood to cover the story. This worries Betty Brant, because she believes that Peter might fall for some silver screen starlet while he's in California.
Arriving in California, Peter reports to B.J. Cosmos' studio as Spider-Man, and he, the Green Goblin, and what he believes to be actors resembling the Enforcers are taken to New Mexico for a desert fight sequence.
The Green Goblin reveals his true motives, and Spider-Man battles him and the Enforcers across the desert. Their fight takes them into a cave, where Spider-Man easily defeats the Enforcers. However, they stumble upon the Hulk's hiding place. Spider-Man is forced to defend himself from the jade giant. He uses the Hulk's strength to his advantage, tricking the Hulk into smashing a boulder blocking the cave exit.
Spider-Man fails to prevent the Green Goblin's escape, and hides until the Hulk leaves the area. He leaves the Enforcers to be collected by the police. Returning to Hollywood, Spider-Man finds that B.J. Cosmos has canned the Spider-Man movie idea, in favor of a Hulk movie. When Spider-Man demands payment, Cosmos refuses, citing the contract: Spider-Man would only get paid if the movie was completed. Peter is forced to use the rest of his money to bus back to New York. Meanwhile, somewhere in the city, the Green Goblin resumes his mysterious civilian guise and begins plotting his next scheme against Spider-Man.
Appearing in "The Master of Flame Vs. The Monarch of the Sea!!"
- Unnamed ship captain and crew
Synopsis for "The Master of Flame Vs. The Monarch of the Sea!!"
When Johnny is once more not included in the planning for the Fantastic Four's next adventure, Johnny decides to prove himself to the others by taking on the Sub-Mariner one-on-one. Traveling out across the ocean, Johnny's search for Namor gets off to a bad start when his flame wears out and he has to stop on a ship to recuperate, is pegged as a stowaway and is forced to swab the deck until his powers return.
When his powers return to him, Johnny manages to get the attention of the Sub-Mariner who accepts his challenge. However, Namor has the edge of the Torch, and eventually douses his flame and sends him back to the mainland on the back of a dolphin. However, the Torch restores his flame and goes for a rematch, this time he manages to trap Namor in an underwater avalanche and is later picked up by a ship and returned to the mainland. Namor, however, manages to escape.
Returning home, Johnny collapses in bed from exhaustion, when Sue checks on him later, she figures he's spent the whole day sleeping.
Appearing in "Conquest!"
- Andromians (an alien race)
- "A Planet Far Away"
Synopsis for "Conquest!"
Getting a phone call from Henry Pym to go out on a date, the Wasp has to decline, because she is stuck at home babysitting the son of her sick friend. Ending her phone call, young Tommy asks the Wasp to tell him a bed time story.
She tells him a story about Shann, the ruler of a distant planet. The people of Shann's planet are content, and Shann is worried that this will mean that they will take him for granted and not be awed by his presence. He soon comes up with a solution to become exalted by his people again: invade another planet.
He preps his people to go to war against the planet Andromina, and has his people build weapons of war and space ships to attack the people. They find the people of Andromina are peaceful farmer folk, and are easily defeated. Shann has his troops destroy their cities and farm lands in the name of conquest until the people of Andromina surrender.
Shortly after their conquest of the planet, Shann is praised as a hero, but soon comes to realize that his decimation of Andromina's means of being self sufficiency has forced him to provide to them, so that they do not starve. Soon the people of Shann's planet begin having to work to sustain the people of Andromina, as well. Eventually, the people of Shann's home world grow to hate him for lowering their quality of life.
Soon, Shann realizes his own vanity has cost him the respect of his people. Finishing her story, the Wasp asks if Tommy like the story, however the boy is more interested in knowing why the Wasp only has her wings when she's wasp-sized.
Appearing in "Sandu, Master of the Supernatural!"
- United States of America
- Jet Fighters
Synopsis for "Sandu, Master of the Supernatural!"
Opens with Odin in Asgard remarking that he is storing Thor's Belt of Strength, which increases his already incredible strength, for a time when Thor will need it.
At that very moment, Thor is flying through the air over New York City when he happens upon a building that is miraculously floating in the air and suddenly disappears. Realizing there is nothing more he can do as Thor, the Thunder God transforms back into Donald Blake, and walks among the crowd and is shocked to find all those who were in the bank before it disappeared suddenly appear in the street and hears to his astonishment that everyone present has lost all recollection of the disappearing building. Leaving the scene, Blake can only conclude that Loki is once more using his magic to menace the people of Earth.
Changing back into Thor once more, the God of Thunder contacts Odin and learns that Loki is still confined to Asgard and to the All-Father's better knowledge not up to anything. This prove to be far from the truth, as when at a local race track the winnings suddenly fly away, this spectacle is witnessed from Asgard by Loki who intimates that he is involved with these strange goings on. As it turns out a few days earlier, while spying on Thor in his human guise of Donald Blake, Loki is inspired to launch a new scheme when Blake had taken Jane Foster to the carnival where Sandu the mystic -- a renowned mind reader was performing. The Trickster God then would use his magics to increase Sandu's mental powers a thousand fold, and the mind reader, upon learning of his increased power, would begin using them to amass greater and greater wealth.
Becoming ever bolder, Sandu would begin stealing more buildings, transporting them to the moon for safe keeping, even going so far as stealing an eastern palace. He next sets his sights on stealing the entire island of Manhattan and easily defeats the Air Force before taking his first target from the city: The United Nations building, and raising it high in the air.
Hearing of the incident, Donald Blake rushes out of his office and changes into Thor to confront Sandu. While high above the city, Sandu demands all the UN delegates to turn over rule of the entire plant to him. Thor intervenes and is attacked by Sandu who bombards Thor with steel girders and traps the Thunder God under a building.
Odin, witnessing the battle from Asgard sends the Valkyries to help Thor out by bringing him his strength increasing belt, which gives the Thunder God the power to break free and resume his battle against Sandu. When he fails to strike Sandu with his hammer, the mystic attempts to lift Thor's hammer, and teleports to another dimension to attempt to do so. Unable to lift the hammer physically Sandu attempts to lift the hammer with his mind but finds he is unable to do so and the resulting surge of mental energy causes feedback that short circuits his powers and shunting him back to the Earth dimension.
With his powers destroyed, all that Sandu had stolen is returned to their rightful places and Thor turns him over to the police. While on Asgard, Loki curses Thor for foiling yet another one of his plans.
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