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Appearing in "When a Planet Dies!"

Featured Characters:

  • Johnn (First and only known appearance)
  • "Two aged figures" (First and only known appearance)

Supporting Characters:

  • Aletha (First and only known appearance)

Antagonists:

  • Rackozo Roor (First and only known appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Many humans

Locations:

  • Earth
  • Other place - a billion miles away (which is less than the nearest star) (First and only known appearance)

Synopsis for "When a Planet Dies!"

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The Earth cools and humans move underground. Their surface instruments detect a planetary body heading towards them and they take a vote as to they should destroy any possible competitors for their warm pocket or wait. The vote goes against one who wishes to launch a missile, so he takes matters into his own hands, but he is defeated by the hero of our story who councils restraint. When the object finally arrives, it is not a planet at all, but a sun which melts the surface ice. The humans return from up out of their shelter, unknowingly observed by two aliens far distinct who indicate that they sent the body to observe human's reaction to its approach.

Appearing in "The Madness!"

Featured Characters:

  • Dan Cooper

Antagonists:

  • The madhouse keeper (First and only known appearance)

Other Characters:

  • The constable (First and only known appearance)
  • The guard (First and only known appearance)
  • The bobbies (First and only known appearance)

Locations:

  • England
    • The madhouse (First and only known appearance)

Items:

  • The fountain pen (First and only known appearance)

Synopsis for "The Madness!"

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A man out walking the London streets at night comes upon a deep fog that when it finally lifts finds time has been reversed hundreds of years. Because of his strange clothes and manner of speaking, the man is sent to an asylum where he is taunted by a cruel jailer. He escapes by tricking the jailer into looking into his fountain pen while pulling up the lever, and while he is running from the pursuing jailer, he comes upon the thick fog once more. He and the jailer pass through to modern times where the jailer is taken as a madman and hauled off by police.

Appearing in "Goodbye to Linda Brown"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Aunt May (First and only known appearance)
  • Uncle Ben (First and only known appearance)

Races and Species:

Locations:

Synopsis for "Goodbye to Linda Brown"

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Aunt May and Uncle Ben (!) care for a young girl in a wheelchair until at the end of the story she is revealed as a mermaid and returns to Atlantis.

Appearing in "Behind the Dreadful Door!"

Featured Characters:

  • Derek Weems (First and only known appearance)

Other Characters:

Synopsis for "Behind the Dreadful Door!"

  • Synopsis not yet written

Appearing in "Mystery Pupil"

Featured Characters:

  • Colin (First and only known appearance)
  • Mr. Plum (First and only known appearance)
  • Mune (First and only known appearance)
  • Gertrude, the landlady's daughter (First and only known appearance)
  • The Army (First and only known appearance)
  • The Chief of the Military (First and only known appearance)
  • The Governor (First and only known appearance)

Antagonists:

  • The Martian

Locations:

  • Bright School (First and only known appearance)

Items:

  • Ray gun (First and only known appearance)

Vehicles:

  • Governor's car (First and only known appearance)

Synopsis for "Mystery Pupil"

  • Synopsis not yet written

Notes

Trivia

  • The appearance of two characters called 'Aunt May' and 'Uncle Ben' drawn by Steve Ditko in this issue a few months before Amazing Fantasy #15 is almost certainly not a coincidence, though it would be hard to reconcile these two characters with the later established histories of May and Ben Parker.

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