Quote1.png What happens when something goes wrong during an H-bomb test? When the bomb-button touches off nothing but an hour of horrifying suspense?! Quote2.png
-- From the splash page of "Boris and the Bomb!"

Appearing in "John Doe!"

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Synopsis for "John Doe!"

A criminal attempts to steal an inventor's robot so that he can sell it, but when he attempts to rub out the inventor's daughter, the robot attacks and kills him. The ending also reveals the inventor himself is a living robot.

Appearing in "The Apple Orchard"

Featured Characters:

  • Rudolph

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  • Goniface
  • Filimon

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Synopsis for "The Apple Orchard"

An evil king kills his kingdom magician in order to steal a formula for invicible soldiers and ensure his own power. The king however discovers too late the magician's secret was to turn humans into trees as he is turned into one himself and is then destroyed by a fire engulfing the magician's tower.

Appearing in "The Saucers Strike!"

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  • Lemuel

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  • General Aimsley

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  • Pop

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Synopsis for "The Saucers Strike!"

An armada of flying saucers invades Earth, but makes one crucial mistake--due to an error by their scanners, they believe that human beings are composed of an advanced form of metal. With their weapons keyed to destroy metal objects, they strike terror into the hearts of humans by destroying army tanks and other metal devices, but a hick farmer figures out their weakness when he single-handedly attacks them and finds that their weapons can't affect him. Also, in the different atmosphere of Earth, the aliens can be killed by a single punch. The alien army leaves, and the farmer is hailed as a hero (to his annoyance, because the celebrating mob is stepping on his crops).

Appearing in "Witch-Hunt!"

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Synopsis for "Witch-Hunt!"

The devil is annoyed with a do-gooder who drives away his witches so he assumes the guise of an official of the kingdom and has her sent to the stake.

Appearing in "Boris and the Bomb!"

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  • Luchenko

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Synopsis for "Boris and the Bomb!"

A Russian atomic scientist gets revenge upon the communists who killed his family by making the first soviet hydrogen bomb appear to be a dud until they come within range and then he ignites it.


  • "The Saucers Strike!" was rewritten as "When the Space-Beasts Attack!!" in Tales to Astonish #29 with art by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers.

See Also


  1. First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks

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