Appearing in "...Man-Thing!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Savage Tales #1.

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  • 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)

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

Synopsis for "...Man-Thing!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
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"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey Into Unknown Worlds #50.

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Synopsis for "Cyclops"

This story is a reprint of the comic
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"

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

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  • Krutze's automobile (Only appearance; destruction)

Synopsis for "The Death-Dealing Mannikin"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in "The Ghost-Beast!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tower of Shadows #6.

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  • King of Vanaria's ring (First appearance)

Synopsis for "The Ghost-Beast!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tower of Shadows #6.



Appearing in "Swamp Girl!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Mystic #19.



Synopsis for "Swamp Girl!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Mystic #19.

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

Appearing in "The Cold of the Uncaring Moon"

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

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Synopsis for "The Cold of the Uncaring Moon"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in "Birthright!"

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Synopsis for "Birthright!"

  • Synopsis not yet written.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks



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