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Appearing in "...Man-Thing!"

Reprint of the 3rd story from
Savage Tales #1

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

  • A.I.M. (Only in flashback)
    • Ellen Brandt (First appearance) (Only in flashback)
    • Alan (Only appearance; dies)[1] (Only in flashback)
    • Unnamed agent (Only in flashback)

Other Characters:

Races and Species:

Locations:

Items:

  • SO-2 Serum (First appearance) (Unnamed) (Only in flashback)

Synopsis for "...Man-Thing!"

Reprint of the 3rd story from
Savage Tales #1

Dr. Theodore "Ted" Sallis is a scientist working on a variation of the lost super-soldier serum on behalf of a government contractor. He sets up shop in the Florida Everglades with his assistant (and lover), Ellen Brandt. What he doesn't realize though, is that Brandt is actually a spy working for a criminal organization. As soon as Sallis confirms the success of his super-soldier serum, Brandt contacts her people.

The thugs raid Sallis' lab and try to steal the formula from him. The only existing sample is contained within a needle. Ted grabs the sample and races out towards his car. The thugs begin following him. Driving away, Sallis realizes that the only way that he might survive (and preserve the formula) is to inject himself with it. If nothing else, he succeeds in keeping it out of criminal hands.

After injecting himself with the formula, Ted's car goes off of a bridge and into the swamp. The super-soldier serum coursing through his bloodstream interfaces with the surrounding vegetation and transforms Sallis into a mindless, shambling muck-monster that men will come to call the Man-Thing!

The Man-Thing rises from the swamp and attacks the criminals. He grabs one and shatters his spine against his knee. Ellen Brandt is present and begins screaming. The Man-Thing discovers that he has an empathetic connection to all humans, and fear produces a swelling of rage within him. He grabs Ellen by the face and secretes a corrosive substance from his pores, burning Ellen badly. For whatever knows fear... burns at the touch of the Man-Thing!

Appearing in "Cyclops"

Reprint of the 7th story from
Journey Into Unknown Worlds #50

Featured Characters:

  • Niles Ulysses Barret

Races and Species:

Synopsis for "Cyclops"

Reprint of the 7th story from
Journey Into Unknown Worlds #50

A WWII destroyer is torpedoed in the Mediterranean; one boatload of survivors, including Capt. Niles Ulysses Barret, come ashore on an island where they recapitulate the adventure of Odysseus and his crew with Polyphemus the Cyclops, as related in Book 9 of Homer's Odyssey.

Appearing in "The Death-Dealing Mannikin"

Featured Characters:

  • Lucio Nuti (Only appearance; dies)[1]

Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Baron Krutze (First appearance) (Main story and flashback)
  • Baron Krutze's heirs (Only appearance; all die) (Main story and flashback)
    • Wilhelm Krutze (Only appearance; dies)[1] (Main story and flashback)
  • Stambaugh / Stamburgh (Only appearance; dies)[1]

Other Characters:

  • Alhazred (Invoked)
  • Yngvi (Invoked)
  • Dyktawo (Invoked)
  • Gypsies (Main story and flashback)
    • Papa Nuti (Only appearance; dies)[1] (Only in flashback)
    • Mapa Nuti (Only appearance; dies)[1] (Only in flashback)
  • Isa (Invoked)
  • Esuol (Invoked)
  • Krutze Castle staff (First appearance)
    • Heinz (First appearance)
    • Old Schultz (Only appearance; dies)[1]
  • Nazi troops
  • Lord (Invoked)

Races and Species:

Locations:

  • Earth
    • Austria (1935) (Main story and flashback)
      • Krutze Lands (First appearance) (Main story and flashback)
        • Schwartzhof (First appearance) (Main story and flashback)
        • Hills (First appearance) (Main story and flashback)
      • Dolomites
    • Nazi Germany (Mentioned)
    • Switzerland (Mentioned)
  • Lucifer's Dark Regions (Invoked)

Items:

Vehicles:

  • Krutze's automobile (Only appearance; destruction)

Synopsis for "The Death-Dealing Mannikin"

  • Synopsis not yet written

Appearing in "The Ghost-Beast!"

Reprint of the 2nd story from
Tower of Shadows #6

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Beowulf's army of Vandals
    • Ulwin (Death)
  • Unnamed blonde maid

Antagonists:

Other Characters:

Races and Species:

Locations:

Items:

  • King of Vanaria's ring (First appearance)

Synopsis for "The Ghost-Beast!"

Reprint of the 2nd story from
Tower of Shadows #6
  • Synopsis not yet written

Appearing in "Swamp Girl!"

Reprint of the 3rd story from
Mystic #19

Featured Characters:

  • Jeb Townley

Supporting Characters:

  • Cat-Girl (Unnamed)

Antagonists:

Other Characters:

Races and Species:

Locations:

Events:

Synopsis for "Swamp Girl!"

Reprint of the 3rd story from
Mystic #19

A deserter becomes a cat when he drinks water from the bayou.

Appearing in "The Cold of the Uncaring Moon"

Antagonists:

  • Ned Glinsky (First appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Townspeople and policemen of Blarney (First appearance)
    • Doc Jaimison (First appearance)
  • God (Invoked)

Races and Species:

Locations:

Synopsis for "The Cold of the Uncaring Moon"

  • Synopsis not yet written

Appearing in "Birthright!"

Featured Characters:

  • "Galt" (6GR3M) (First appearance)

Supporting Characters:

  • "Ayn" (8TG2F) (First appearance)

Antagonists:

  • Mutant Python (Only appearance; dies)[1]
  • The Worm / Sleeper in the Depths (First appearance)
  • Robots (First appearance)
    • Mek-3D36C7 (First appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Old Man (Mentioned)
  • God (Invoked)
  • Eve (Referenced)
  • Adam (Referenced)
  • Tigress / She-Wolf (Referenced)

Races and Species:

  • Humans
  • Mutant Pythons (First appearance)

Locations:

  • Unnamed reality (First appearance)
    • Earth
      • Lost Valley (First appearance)
      • Mekufacturing plant (First appearance)
      • Eden (Referenced)
    • Hell (Referenced)

Events and Eras:

  • Lastwar (Mentioned)

Synopsis for "Birthright!"

  • Synopsis not yet written

Notes

  • In "Birthright!", written by Roy Thomas and penciled by Gil Kane, the Worm is very similar to the Worm of the Country of the Worn, created by Robert E. Howard in "The Valley of the Worm" and adapted in Supernatural Thrillers #3 (April, 1973), written by Roy Thomas and Gerry Conway, and penciled by Gil Kane: He shares its name and is close in his depiction, and the battle in which he die is the stuff of later legends.

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Footnotes

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