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Appearing in "Sserpo! The Creature Who Crushed the Earth!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Adventures #6.

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  • Growth Serum
  • Hydrogen Bomb
  • Anti-Growth Serum
  • Jupiterian Sky-Hook

Synopsis for "Sserpo! The Creature Who Crushed the Earth!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Adventures #6.
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Our protagonist, an early SETI pioneer, has a great-grandfather who despairs from failing at creating a growth formula and so tosses it into the ocean. One hundred years later, our story begins where the vial is consumed by a small lizard-like creature. The missing ingredient for the growth formula turns out to be simply water and so Sserpo, as the lizard-like creature is named, begins to grow. The first humans to encounter him pull him into their boat with a net only to find that he is even bigger by the time they reach their island. Sserpo continues to grow until he makes the island sink and heads for Australia, nearly 1000 feet tall. The Australians use rockets to get Sserpo to turn back into the sea and he heads for Japan at nearly 2000 feet tall. The Japanese are worried that he will sink their island and so use an atomic bomb to frighten Sserpo off. The military are worried about his continued growth and so they attempt to slay him with a hydrogen bomb, but Sserpo just shrugs it off. All scientists are panicked, fearing Sserpo will grow so large he will upset the orbit of Earth, but our hero refuses to give in to fear and doggedly continues his attempts using radio equipment to contact the largest planet, Jupiter. He succeeds, and the Jupiterians send a skyhook across space to snag the now-visible-from-space Sserpo off the planet, saving Earth.



Appearing in "Earth Will Be Lost Tonight!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Strange Tales #93.

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  • "Don Russell's" Spacecraft

Synopsis for "Earth Will Be Lost Tonight!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Strange Tales #93.
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An alien poses as a singer to record hypnotic records that will entrance humanity as to be helpless before an invasion force. His manager discovers him and concocts a plan to discredit the singer by asking his wife to pose as an abandoned woman with children that the singer has callously walked out on. She tells this story to the national media and the singer is shown the door of the recording studio. His plans for invasion foiled, he leaves Earth.


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Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks



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