Appearing in "The Wonder of the Ages!!! Magneto!"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Con-Man (Unnamed)

Antagonists:

  • Carnival Bully (Unnamed)

Other Characters:

  • Tow Truck Driver (Unnamed)
  • Coach (Unnamed)
  • Carnival Owner (Unnamed)
  • Billy
  • United States Air Force
    • General (Unnamed)
    • Professor (Unnamed)
  • Bank Guard (Unnamed)
  • CCPD

Races and Species:

Locations:

Vehicles:

  • Hunk Larken's Spacecraft

Synopsis for "The Wonder of the Ages!!! Magneto!"

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A man, mocked and ridiculed for his large size and low intelligence, volunteers to be the first man in space and passes through a radioactive anti-matter cloud which grants him magnetic powers. He uses these powers to take revenge on those who tormented him, but the powers soon wear off. Because a selfish promoter who tried to exploit the giant for profit (but failed because his low intelligence made him unable to partake in competitive sports) knows why the giant man is lashing out at those who made taunts, he tells his story to the authorities. They plant a story to go out over the radio that tells of a new rocket to the stars. Magneto sneaks aboard, and after the ship blasts off, the radio comes to life and tells him that they know he's aboard and they built the craft to take him to habitable planet where he can achieve the peace that he's been denied on Earth.



Appearing in "The Inventor"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Uncanny Tales #32.

Featured Characters:

Other Characters:

  • Mr. Jonas

Races and Species:

Synopsis for "The Inventor"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Uncanny Tales #32.

A disgruntled janitor's obsessive effort to create a sweeping robot costs him his job and ends in failure, but only because he sees no use for a perpetual motion machine.

Appearing in "Twelve Silent Men!"

Featured Characters:

  • Victor Fabius

Supporting Characters:

  • Sylvester Weems

Antagonists:

  • Jurors of 2061

Other Characters:

  • Jordan

Races and Species:

Locations:

Items:

  • Sylvester Weems' Time Machine

Synopsis for "Twelve Silent Men!"

A lawyer steals a time machine to sell the secrets of the future to the past, but when he arrives they grab him for stealing the time machine. During the trial he lies through his teeth to try and sway them just like he had done in the past. Unbeknownst to him the way people communicated in the future is through mental telepathy and during the entire trial they heard him confess to the criminal act.

Appearing in "They Met on Mars!"

Featured Characters:

  • American Astronaut (Unnamed)

Antagonists:

  • Russian Cosmonaut (Unnamed)

Races and Species:

Locations:

Vehicles:

  • Russian Spacecraft (Destroyed)
  • American Spacecraft

Synopsis for "They Met on Mars!"

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Two beings encounter each other on Mars. They each assume the other to be hostile and the green one retreats to his spaceship and takes off. The blue one thinks he's won the faceoff, but the green uses his ship's weapons to destroy the blue one's spaceship and then returns home. The way Ditko draws them, they appear as though they could be aliens, but the end of the story reveals them to be an American astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut wearing space suits that prevented them from even recognizing each other as fellow human beings.



Notes

Trivia

  • In the above-mentioned reprint of "They Met on Mars!", the story was edited so that the American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut were instead agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Hydra respectively.

See Also

Footnotes

  1. First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks



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