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Quote1.png That's it, baby! I was certain the instant they turned the lights on. That's no fake carnival trick! It's for real--- Frankenstein's Monster! Quote2.png
Derek McDowell

Appearing in "Frankenstein 1973"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Tisha (Main story and flashback)

Antagonists:

Other Characters:

Races and Species:

  • Humans (Main story and flashback)
  • Dogs (Only in flashback)

Locations:

Synopsis for "Frankenstein 1973"

A neuroscience student and his girlfriend locate Frankenstein's monster at a freak show carnival exhibit and the man wishes to buy the creature from the carnival owners but he is refused. He returns to the motel and has an argument with his girlfriend who thinks he has become obsessed with the creature. The man falls asleep and the woman resolves to return him to sanity by destroying the exhibit with fire. When she returns to the carnival and douses the exhibit with gasoline and starts the blaze, her hair catches fire and she is badly burned. The intense heat rouses the creature which goes on a rampage. Soldiers armed with a bazooka are called in and after it climbs to the top of the Ferris wheel, it is shot down where it lies motionless due to the electrical discharge.

Appearing in "Monster Rally"

  • Appearances not yet listed

Synopsis for "Monster Rally"

A text editorial.

Appearing in "Karloff, The Man, The Monster, The Movies"

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Synopsis for "Karloff, The Man, The Monster, The Movies"

An editorial featuring the work of the actor Boris Karloff.

Appearing in "Lifeboat!"

Featured Characters:

  • Oliver Holmes (First and only known appearance; dies) (Main story and flashback)

Supporting Characters:

  • Margaret Trevor (First and only known appearance; dies)
  • Christopher S. Clemens (First and only known appearance; dies)

Antagonists:

  • Osburn/Osborn (First appearance) (Main story and flashback) (Possessed by Omar)
  • Omar (First appearance) (Main story and flashback)

Other Characters:

  • Devil (Invoked)
  • Margaret Trevor's parents (Mentioned)
  • British cavalry in India (Only in flashback)
    • Montgomery's boys (Corpses) (Only in flashback)
    • Unnamed doctors (Only in flashback)
  • Lord (Invoked)
  • Lord Holmes (First and only known appearance; dies) (Oliver Holmes' father) (Only in flashback)
  • British Parliament (Mentioned)
    • Lord Ramsey (Mentioned) (Death)
    • Lord Ramsey's wife and daughter (Mentioned) (Death)
  • War Office (Mentioned)
    • Colonial Bureau (Mentioned)

Races and Species:

  • Humans (Main story and flashback)
  • Horses (Only in flashback)

Locations:

Items:

  • Evening Chronicle (Newspaper)

Vehicles:

Synopsis for "Lifeboat!"

A man who's visited India and participated in the war crimes of the British Calvary there happens upon a man who has killed many soldiers but soon dies of an injured soul. Some time later that same man, Oliver Holmes, is back home in London after almost being blinded by the dying man. It is here he learns of many murders revolving around the war office. Some time after that he finds himself on the Titanic as it's sinking and escapes to a lifeboat with his butler and a few survivors. He recounts what had happened to them before explaining that he believed the man who died jumped into his body and that he had been the cause of all these disasters including the sinking of the Titanic. The passengers didn't believe him but soon did after the man's butler began agreeing with his master but corrected his story saying he only traveled with Oliver for a time before jumping into the body of his butler. As he explained the butler's body began to alter and the passengers aboard the lifeboat could be heard screaming as the ghostly passenger teared away at them.

Appearing in "The Madman"

Reprint of the 5th story from
Menace #4

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Thorn (Main story and flashback) (Death)

Antagonists:

  • Dr. Brimm (Death)

Other Characters:

  • Numerous unnamed Hagstone Sanitarium Patients

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Synopsis for "The Madman"

Reprint of the 5th story from
Menace #4

Similar plot to The Four-Armed Men from Tales to Astonish #26.

Appearing in "The World's Most Wanted Monster: The Saga of the Karloff Frankenstein"

  • Appearances not yet listed

Synopsis for "The World's Most Wanted Monster: The Saga of the Karloff Frankenstein"

A text editorial about Universal Pictures' Frankenstein films, whose titular character, Frankenstein's Monster, was portrayed by Boris Karloff.

Appearing in "Sword of Dragonus"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Thald (First appearance)
  • Old One (old sorcerer) (First appearance)

Antagonists:

  • Talvuras (First and only known appearance; dies) (Main story and flashback)
  • Minions of Talvuras
    • Unnamed Dungeon-Keeper (First and only known appearance; dies)
    • Soul-Eater (First and only known appearance; dies)
  • Beelzebub (Apparent death)

Other Characters:

  • Dragonus' Horse
  • Prince Balthus (First appearance)
  • Zareen (First appearance)

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Locations:

Items:

  • Dragonus's Dragon Blade
  • Dragonus's Dragon Scaled Shield

Synopsis for "Sword of Dragonus"

Reprinted from Phase Vol 1 1

Appearing in "The Roaches!"

Featured Characters:

  • Marcia Kenwell (First appearance) (Main story and flashback) (Apparent death)

Supporting Characters:

  • Schapalov family (First appearance)
    • Mrs. Schapalov (First appearance) (Apparent death)
    • Osip (First appearance) (Apparent death)

Antagonists:

Other Characters:

  • Marcia's mother (Mentioned)
  • Mr. Grant (Only in flashback)
  • Marcia's aunt (Mentioned)
  • Lord (Referenced)

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Locations:

Synopsis for "The Roaches!"

A woman obsessed with avoiding cockroaches later learns she has the ability to control them. She uses her new found powers to will the cockroaches into devouring her filthy neighbors. She then begins to love the cockroaches as she believes they love her as well. When she calls them all to her apartment she is seemingly devoured by them as well as she screams only once.

Notes

  • "The Roaches" is adapted from an original short story by science-fiction writer Thomas M. Disch.

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