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Quote1.png No!! Let us never mention that mad universe again!! Who would dream that an invisible atom inside this cube contains a strange savage world... a world called -- Earth!!! Quote2.png
—Professor Dark

Appearing in "I am Dragoom! The Flaming Invader!"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Numerous unnamed movie cast and crew members

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  • Vulcan Dummies

Synopsis for "I am Dragoom! The Flaming Invader!"

A Hollywood monster movie producer is witness to the arrival of Dragoom, a convict from the planet Vulcan, on Earth. He wishes to be ruler of Earth and surrounds the planet with a band of fire which he slowly constricts until the authorities give in to his demand. The producer gets him to flee by constructing dummies that appear to be police from his homeworld.

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Appearing in "The Pact"

Reprint of the 2nd story from
Journey into Mystery #2

Featured Characters:

  • Mr. Henry Conrad

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Other Characters:

  • Aunt Agatha
  • Branders Conrad
  • Morrison
  • Linster

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Locations:

  • Aunt Agatha's old colonial house
  • Europe (Mentioned)

Synopsis for "The Pact"

Reprint of the 2nd story from
Journey into Mystery #2

Henry Conrad was writing a book on witchcraft; he wrote about how his ancestor Branders Conrad was accused of practicing witchcraft in the very same house. Henry was asked by the publishers, Morrison and Linster to write a book about witchcraft and wanted to find evidence that people believed that his ancestor was a witch. Hours later, a man calling himself the "Uninvited Guest" approached him and claimed that he was Satan himself. Henry, believing that that the man was joking, told the guest about his ancestor who was accused of witchcraft. The Uninvited Guest took Henry to June 15, 1693, where the Uninvited Guest's past self, who was, in fact, Satan, was making an agreement with Branders Conrad, granting him the ability to see the future. After Branders had learned that he would have a table full of gold and a very beautiful woman as a wife, he began to regret his agreement. The Uninvited Guest told Henry that people were hungry for power and they did not think before summoning him. The next morning, Henry woke up and saw that he had finished writing about his ancestor on the typewriter, then he went outside and saw the print of a hoof next to each shoe mark.

Appearing in "Beware!! The Ghosts Surround Me!!"

Featured Characters:

  • Gustav (First and only known appearance) (Main story and flashback)

Supporting Characters:

  • Hans (First and only known appearance; dies) (Only in flashback)

Antagonists:

  • Romanian Gendarmerie (Only in flashback)
  • Aliens from a Different Dimension (Main story and flashback)

Other Characters:

  • Franz (First and only known appearance) (Only in flashback)
  • Unnamed Man (First and only known appearance) (Only in flashback)

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Locations:

  • Earthspace (Main story and flashback)
  • Unnamed Dimension (Main story and flashback)

Synopsis for "Beware!! The Ghosts Surround Me!!"

Two robbers flee a crime scene and head towards the woods. One falls, breaking his leg, and the other ruthlessly shoots him as his identity may be found out by the police. Stopping at an abandoned house, the man sees two ghosts, but finds out they are creatures from another dimension, who can't touch him. The man laughs at the situation, imagining other people who have run from the house, believing it to be haunted. The creatures say that perhaps it was wise for them to run, as the man discovers when the police come into the house and he realizes he is trapped eternally between the two dimensions.

Appearing in "The Dummy and Me!"

Featured Characters:

  • Unnamed Ventriloquist

Supporting Characters:

  • Unidentified Police Department

Antagonists:

  • Mob

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Items:

  • Hugo the Dummy

Synopsis for "The Dummy and Me!"

A ventriloquist and his dummy are chased by the mob who are trying to collect on gambling debts. They eventually corner him in an alley way and presumably kill the ventriloquist before being arrested by the police. In the end it is revealed that the dummy itself is alive and the human ventriloquist is just a dummy.

Appearing in "I Found the Mad Universe!"

Featured Characters:

  • Professor Dark

Supporting Characters:

  • Milton

Other Characters:

  • Numerous unnamed figures at war

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Items:

  • Microscope

Synopsis for "I Found the Mad Universe!"

A scientist invents a microscope so powerful that it can observe details of even the tiniest atom. He observes creatures making war upon one another and becomes depressed with his invention. He smashes it, so that his people will not have the opportunity to learn ways of destroying themselves that they had not yet thought of. He names the world that he had been observing "Earth".

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