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Quote1.png Listening in on other people's conversations may satisfy your curiosity! But be careful! That strange, hollow voice may be...THE VOICE OF DOOM! Quote2.png
—From the splash page of "The Voice of Doom"

Appearing in "Blind Date"

Featured Characters:

  • Mac Farrand

Supporting Characters:

  • Joe

Antagonists:

Other Characters:

  • Tony (Mentioned)
  • Blind Date (Unnamed)

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Synopsis for "Blind Date"

A man walks out of a bar and sees a beautiful redhead sitting in a convertible waiting for someone. He hits on her. She tells him that she is waiting for an older wealthy man and asks him to leave but he refuses and gets in the car. She says 'Very well' and careens off. He becomes frightened and tells her to slow down and she does not. When he glances over at her, he screams, for he sees a skeleton that tells him he has stolen a blind date with Death as the car heads straight for the side of a mountain.

Appearing in "Death Finds a Way"

Reprint of the 2nd story from
Journey into Mystery #1

Featured Characters:

  • Luke Spandin

Supporting Characters:

  • Annie Bat-Eyes

Other Characters:

  • George Brand

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Synopsis for "Death Finds a Way"

Reprint of the 2nd story from
Journey into Mystery #1

Luke Spandin loses the love of his life to Fred Gormit so he goes to the witch Annie Bat-Eyes for a evil curse. Any body part of item attached to a doll will make it a voodoo doll. Luke grabs a handkerchief of Fred's and throws it in the fire but just then the handkerchief falls off and Luke's sweat on the doll causes himself to die.

Appearing in "The Strange Game"

Featured Characters:

  • Lou Beltram

Supporting Characters:

  • Ernie

Antagonists:

  • Poker Players

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Locations:

  • Ernie's Bar

Synopsis for "The Strange Game"

A man stumbles over a card game where four strange characters are playing for body parts.

Appearing in "The Man from Mars"

Featured Characters:

  • Freddie

Supporting Characters:

  • Freddie's Mother

Antagonists:

  • Martian

Other Characters:

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Vehicles:

  • Martian Spaceship

Synopsis for "The Man from Mars"

A deadbeat wants to see a movie called 'The Man from Mars' but since he doesn't bother to get a job, he's broke and has no money. When he sees a rocket ship with a sign outside that reads "Be the First to see Mars" he thinks it's a promotion for the picture and enters, hoping to get to see the movie for free. Suddenly, the rocket blasts off and he passes out from the acceleration. When he revives, he finds himself a captive in a Martian zoo.

Appearing in "Drink Deep, Vampire"

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Other Characters:

  • Police Officer (Unnamed)

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Synopsis for "Drink Deep, Vampire"

A business man attempts to swindle a coven of vampires by draining their blood every day and selling it back to them every evening.

Appearing in "The Voice of Doom!"

Featured Characters:

  • Mr. Hendrix

Antagonists:

  • Voice of Doom

Other Characters:

  • Horror Publications Incorporated
    • Benson (Mentioned)
    • White (Mentioned)
    • Kovacs (Mentioned)
    • Rogers (Mentioned)
  • Abraham Lincoln (Mentioned)
  • Mrs. Kovacs (Mentioned)

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Synopsis for "The Voice of Doom!"

A publisher has communication devices installed in every cubicle so he can fire his employees when they badmouth him. One day, he hears a voice that threatens him with eternal torments in Hell. He demands to know who is speaking and a grinning skull emanates from the device to claim him.

Notes

Trivia

  • "The Man from Mars" was rewritten as "The Story of Sammy Snork" in Tales of Suspense #8 with art by Bill Everett.
  • The publisher in "The Voice of Doom" is almost a dead ringer for J. Jonah Jameson.

See Also

Links and References

Footnotes

  1. First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
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