Appearing in "The Wonder of the Ages!!! Magnetor!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Strange Tales #84.

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Con-Man (Unnamed)

Antagonists:

  • Carnival Bully (Unnamed)

Other Characters:

  • Tow Truck Driver (Unnamed)
  • Coach (Unnamed)
  • Carnival Owner (Unnamed)
  • Billy
  • United States Air Force
    • General (Unnamed)
    • Professor (Unnamed)
  • Bank Guard (Unnamed)
  • CCPD

Races and Species:

Locations:

Vehicles:

  • Hunk Larken's Spacecraft

Synopsis for "The Wonder of the Ages!!! Magnetor!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Strange Tales #84.
Strange Tales Vol 1 84 001.jpg

A man, mocked and ridiculed for his large size and low intelligence, volunteers to be the first man in space and passes through a radioactive anti-matter cloud which grants him magnetic powers. He uses these powers to take revenge on those who tormented him, but the powers soon wear off. Because a selfish promoter who tried to exploit the giant for profit (but failed because his low intelligence made him unable to partake in competitive sports) knows why the giant man is lashing out at those who made taunts, he tells his story to the authorities. They plant a story to go out over the radio that tells of a new rocket to the stars. Magneto sneaks aboard, and after the ship blasts off, the radio comes to life and tells him that they know he's aboard and they built the craft to take him to habitable planet where he can achieve the peace that he's been denied on Earth.



Appearing in "Shangri-La"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey Into Unknown Worlds #55.

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Kennedy (Pilot) (First appearance)
  • John Simmons (First appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Shangri-La Natives
  • Dr. Haines

Races and Species:

Locations:

Vehicles:

  • Kennedy's Plane (Destroyed)

Synopsis for "Shangri-La"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey Into Unknown Worlds #55.

A man makes it back from Shangri-La only to be informed that the man he spoke with, whom he takes to be mad, actually left for the valley four hundred years ago.

Appearing in "They Met on Mars!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Strange Tales #84.

Featured Characters:

Antagonists:

Races and Species:

Locations:

Vehicles:

  • Hydra Spacecraft (Destroyed)
  • S.H.I.E.L.D. Spacecraft

Synopsis for "They Met on Mars!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Strange Tales #84.

What appears to be two creatures battle it out for the right to claim Mars as their own. One creature seemingly falls back as if to flee which leaves the remaining one to gloat and reveal himself to be an Agent of Hydra. Soon after his ship is fired upon and it can be seen that the other creature had just returned to his ship to destroy the Hydra Agent's ship. It is revealed that the "creature" that did the blasting was in fact an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. and now the Hydra Agent is stranded on Mars.

Notes

  • Cover art: modifications by Romita.
  • "The Wonder of the Ages!!! Magnetor!" is altered from its original printing to change "Magneto" into "Magnetor", most likely to avoid confusion with Magneto the mutant extremist.
  • "They Met on Mars!" is altered from its original printing to feature an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. as the American astronaut and an Agent of Hydra as the Russian cosmonaut.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks



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