Quote1 Hurry! When we have finished here we will go to the great city that stands by the water! That is the next step in my plan to conquer mankind! Quote2
-- Grottu

Appearing in "Grottu, King of the Insects!"

Featured Characters:

  • Frank (First appearance)

Supporting Characters


  • Grottu Next (First appearance) (Apparent death)

Other Characters

  • Kro (Behind the scenes)


Synopsis for "Grottu, King of the Insects!"

Strange Tales Vol 1 73 001
The radiation from atomic bomb tests mutates a common ant, increasing his size and strength a thousand fold, and grants him human-level intellect. Calling himself Grottu, he declares himself King of all insects, and sets about on a plan to conquer the world. His efforts are foiled by an adventurer, who succeeds in turning Grotto's ant followers against him, leaving him for dead.

Appearing in "I Saw the End of the World!"

Featured Characters:

  • Professor Egen



  • Time Machine

Synopsis for "I Saw the End of the World!"

Strange Tales Vol 1 73 008
A scientist builds a time machine and discovers that time is a loop with all events repeating themselves endlessly for eternity.

Appearing in "I Was Captured by the Mole Men!"

Featured Characters:

  • Detective

Supporting Characters

  • Mole Men

Other Characters

  • Casey


Synopsis for "I Was Captured by the Mole Men!"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in "I Am a Walking Time Bomb!"

Featured Characters:

  • Robot 235


Synopsis for "I Am a Walking Time Bomb!"

  • Synopsis not yet written.



  • In the original treatment, "Frank" was a unique character who only made one appearance. Subsequent material has revealed that Frank is actually monster-hunter, Ulysses Bloodstone.

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