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Appearing in "On the Trail of the Amazing Spider-Man!"

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Synopsis for "On the Trail of the Amazing Spider-Man!"

Jealous of the press that Spider-Man is getting, the Human Torch has an opportunity to clash with the wall crawler when the villain known as the Fox frames Spider-Man for the theft of priceless art. However, after checking with police who believe that the Fox might be responsible for the thefts, the Torch works together with Spider-Man in capturing the Fox and turning him over to justice.

Appearing in "I Was the Invisible Man!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Strange Tales #67.

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  • Prof. Howard

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Synopsis for "I Was the Invisible Man!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Strange Tales #67.
Strange Tales Vol 1 67 013
A scientist uses a device that makes the particles of a living body move at the speed of light rendering him invisible to the eye. He conducts a series of stunts in order to build up a name for himself so he can them go public and cash in. After forty days he glances into the mirror that morning and realizes that he has aged forty years during that span. Since he has sped up his body so dramatically, his aging has accelerated in proportion, and he realizes with the little time left to him that he can no longer use his knowledge for selfish gain.

Appearing in "I Was a Prisoner on the Planet of Plunder!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Strange Worlds #2.

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  • Rick Dugan

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  • Unrevealed future reality

Synopsis for "I Was a Prisoner on the Planet of Plunder!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Strange Worlds #2.



Appearing in "I Am Robot"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Strange Worlds #1.

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  • Thorne

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Synopsis for "I Am Robot"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Strange Worlds #1.

A man creates a robot so advanced that it has the capacity to think and feel as a human. He entrusts his son to it, but when the robot is damaged while defending the child from alien abductors, the scientist's suspicious wife is convinced that it malfunctioned, and he abandons the project.

Appearing in "Worlds Within Worlds!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
World of Fantasy #16.

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  • Paul Stratton

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  • Terry Mason

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  • Dr. Stone

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  • Unrevealed reality

Synopsis for "Worlds Within Worlds!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
World of Fantasy #16.

A scientist is convinced that there are microscopic worlds inside microbes. He cannot find one, but if he'd kept looking then he would have found Earth.

Appearing in "I Was the Man Who Lived Twice!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Strange Worlds #3.

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  • Maria

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  • Dr. Stone

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Synopsis for "I Was the Man Who Lived Twice!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Strange Worlds #3.

A boy adopted by gypsies refuses to work hard and lives a wasted life. As he reaches middle ages he is given a second chance at life when he is shown a fountain of youth and returned to infancy, to be found and adopted by another gypsy couple.

Appearing in "I Fly to the Stars!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Strange Worlds #3.

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  • Unrevealed future reality

Synopsis for "I Fly to the Stars!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Strange Worlds #3.

In the year 2389 space pilots do not marry because, while six months passes for them on their journeys, decades pass for their sweethearts who remain behind on Earth.

Appearing in "Prison 2000 A.D."

This story is a reprint of the comic
World of Fantasy #16.

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  • John Fox

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  • Unrevealed future reality

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Synopsis for "Prison 2000 A.D."

This story is a reprint of the comic
World of Fantasy #16.

In the year 2000 criminals are reconditioned through virtual reality.

Appearing in "I Am the Scourge of Atlantis!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Strange Worlds #2.

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  • Zeno (Only in flashback)

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  • New Atlantis

Synopsis for "I Am the Scourge of Atlantis!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Strange Worlds #2.

The king of Atlantis is convinced that life still exists on the surface and leads an invasion fleet to make war on the world above. He finds that in the centuries since Atlantis sunk the pressures of the sea have made his people tiny as insects compared to surface humans, and they must return beneath the waves.

Appearing in "Nightmare Planet"

This story is a reprint of the comic
World of Fantasy #16.

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Synopsis for "Nightmare Planet"

This story is a reprint of the comic
World of Fantasy #16.

Earth is terrified by the approach of a giant planet, but a military expedition finds that time moves more slowly on this planet, so they will not notice Earth.



Appearing in "I Captured the Abominable Snowman!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Strange Worlds #1.

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Synopsis for "I Captured the Abominable Snowman!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Strange Worlds #1.

A man lies, cheats and steals to find the abominable snowman, and eventually discovers a lama who knows the secret of the snowman and is forced to summon it. He discovers that the snowman was a greedy man like him, cursed to wear a bestial form until another took his place. He is horrified as the snowman becomes human and he is transformed into a monster.

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Continuity Notes

On The Trail of the Amazing Spider-Man!

  • This issue marks the first time that Spider-Man and the Human Torch agree to meet at the Statue of Liberty. This becomes a regular meeting place for the two heroes from this point on.

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