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Quote1.png Man? Why, you speak that word as if it were something to be proud of... as id your species hadn't virtually annihilated itself, years ago! Quote2.png
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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 (First and only known appearance; dies) (Only in flashback)
    • Unnamed agent (Only in flashback)

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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 (First and only known appearance)

Supporting Characters:

  • Davies (First and only known appearance)
  • Numerous unnamed crewmen

Antagonists:

  • Nazis (Behind the scenes)
  • Unnamed Cyclops

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Vehicles:

  • S.S. Marshal Destroyer (Destroyed)

Events:

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 "Frankenstein A.K*"

  • A text article discussing real world events or people, or characters from a real world perspective, as such, no conventional appearances.

Synopsis for "Frankenstein A.K*"

An editorial about the Frankenstein Monster after Boris Karloff's tenure as the character.

Appearing in "The Death-Dealing Mannikin"

Featured Characters:

  • Lucio Nuti (First and only known appearance; dies)

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 (First and only known appearance; dies) (Main story and flashback)
  • Stambaugh / Stamburgh (First and only known appearance; dies)

Other Characters:

  • Alhazred (Invoked)
  • Yngvi (Invoked)
  • Dyktawo (Invoked)
  • Gypsies (Main story and flashback)
    • Papa Nuti (First and only known appearance; dies) (Only in flashback)
    • Mapa Nuti (First and only known appearance; dies) (Only in flashback)
  • Isa (Invoked)
  • Esuol (Invoked)
  • Krutze Castle staff (First appearance)
    • Buford (First appearance) (Main story and flashback)
    • Heinz (First appearance)
    • Old Schultz (First and only known appearance; dies)
  • Lord (Invoked)
  • Nazis

Races and Species:

Locations:

  • Earthspace (Main story and flashback)
    • Earth (Main story and flashback)
      • Europe (Only in flashback)
        • Austria (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
        • Germany (Referenced)
        • Switzerland (Referenced)
  • Lucifer's Dark Regions (Referenced)

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Vehicles:

  • Krutze's automobile (Only appearance; destruction)

Synopsis for "The Death-Dealing Mannikin"

A boy named Lucio makes a deal with Lucifer to achieve revenger on the rich family that abused their power. Casting a ritual he transfers his soul to the body of a clay mannequin of his making which he then uses to kill off the family and those close to them that did him harm in the past. Just as he was racing their car packed to the brim of the Krutze family off a cliff with the mannequin inside he realized that Satan too had got one over on him as he would not return to his body after achieving his revenge but instead share the same fate of those he sought to murder. The car hits the ground seemingly killing all inside including Lucio.

Appearing in "Contact!"

Reprint of the 3rd story from
Tower of Shadows #6

Featured Characters:

  • Howard (First and only known appearance; dies)

Supporting Characters:

  • Fal Ton
  • Fan Ton

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Vehicles:

  • Alien Spacecraft

Synopsis for "Contact!"

Reprint of the 3rd 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)

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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 "Preview: The Son of Satan"

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Synopsis for "Preview: The Son of Satan"

A text editorial with some art previewing the Son of Satan releasing for Marvel Spotlight #12.

Appearing in "The Cold of the Uncaring Moon"

Featured Characters:

  • Ned Glinsky (First appearance)

Supporting Characters:

  • Doc Jamison (First and only known appearance; dies)

Other Characters:

  • God (Invoked)
  • Residents of Blarney
    • Numerous unnamed citizens
  • An Garda Síochána

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Locations:

Items:

  • Doc Jamison's Cure

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 (First and only known appearance; dies)
  • Worm / Sleeper in the Depths (First appearance)
  • Mek-3D36C7 (First appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Old Man (Mentioned)
  • God (Invoked)
  • Eve (Referenced)
  • Adam (Referenced)

Races and Species:

Locations:

  • Unnamed Reality (First appearance)
    • Earthspace (First appearance)
      • Earth (First appearance)
        • Lost Valley (First appearance)
        • Eden (Referenced)
        • Mekufacturing plant (First appearance)
      • Sun (First appearance)
    • 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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