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Appearing in "The Terrible Time Machine"

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Other Characters:

  • Scientists
    • Dave
    • Harold
  • Clara (Presumably Dave's wife)
  • Tut-Kin-Tut (Sarcophagus)

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Synopsis for "The Terrible Time Machine"

Tales of Suspense Vol 1 3 001
An Arab tells the story of thoughts he has had since he bumped his head a week ago that originally he was a scientist inventor from the far future who had invented a time machine in order to return to a tomb to plunder it. When he initially arrived he realized he would not be able to open the casket to seize the jewels without explosives so he returns to his future, acquires equipment, and heads back. The machine makes a slight miscalculation and deposits him with an hours difference so he encounters himself and a fight breaks out as he is not willing to share the treasure. The winner of the fight knocks out the loser, but finds himself fading into nothingness, since he knocked himself out and cannot use the time machine. When the defeated version regains consciousness, he finds that his memory is gone. The Arab ponders if these are all just some wild musings, and the proof would be the time machine in the tomb, but the tomb was buried in a recent earthquake, so he will never, ever know.

Appearing in "The Bridge"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Mystery Tales #42.



Synopsis for "The Bridge"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Mystery Tales #42.



Appearing in "The Thing from Planet X"

Featured Characters:

  • Unnamed Captain
  • Chuck
  • Dave

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  • Earth spaceship

Synopsis for "The Thing from Planet X"

Tales of Suspense Vol 1 3 006
Steve Ditko must have had plants on the brain, for this story, like Ditko's offering last issue, is about human will-sapping dominating plants. This plant is unsuspectingly picked up off planet X and only reveals its evil plan to destroy all animal life once it is onboard the rocket heading toward Earth. The crew waits for its telepathic domination to ebb then they all resist its commands and head for the escape pod to scuttle the rocket by directing it to crash into the sea.

Appearing in "Robot Hater!"

Featured Characters:

  • Vincent Latimer

Other Characters:

  • Unnamed robots
  • Jupiter Space Lines
    • Unnamed robot pilot
    • Unnamed robot human-looking pilot
  • Latimer Plastics Inc.
    • Miss Hanson
  • Paragon Motors (Mentioned)
  • Harry Sykes
  • Martha Sykes

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Synopsis for "Robot Hater!"

Vincent Latimer hates robots so much he decides to pay for a human pilot to take him to the moon, since all companies now use robots, during flight the ship is almost destroyed by meteors but the skilled pilot is able to avoid them only to reveal himself as a human looking robot, the now humble Latimer decides to change his ways.

Appearing in "The Haunted House!"

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  • Unnamed aliens (Voice)

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  • Tad
  • Jimmy

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Synopsis for "The Haunted House!"

Two escaped convicts decide to "haunt" an old house to scare away people and be left alone until the heat is off their backs. However they themselves are spooked and then captured after running away, the twist is the "Ghosts" where actually fith dimensional beings who chose the house as a temporary earth station.

Appearing in "The Aliens Who Conquered Earth"

Featured Characters:

  • United World Government
    • Darius Christopher
    • Joseph

Antagonists:

  • Aliens
    • Dhurk

Other Characters:

  • Ivan
  • Peter

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Synopsis for "The Aliens Who Conquered Earth"

Advanced alien invaders are defetead by Earth's president using a power often forgotten: Faith

Notes

The Terrible Time Machine is curiously reminiscent of the meeting between Dr. Doom and Pharaoh Rama Tut in Fantastic Four Annual #2.

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