Appearing in "I Found the Girl in the Blue Glass Bottle!"

Featured Characters:

  • Man (Unnamed)

Supporting Characters:

  • Woman (Unnamed)

Antagonists:

  • Elias Poole (Main story and flashback)

Other Characters:

Races and Species:

Locations:

Items:

  • Blue Glass Bottle (Destroyed)

Synopsis for "I Found the Girl in the Blue Glass Bottle!"

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A curio shop owner finds a glass bottle that can make people small and trap them inside it. He traps a man after trapping a woman to make sure that it will work on both sexes. He plans to use the bottle for extortion and theft, but the man trapped inside the bottle borrows the woman's hand mirror from her purse and shines the rays of light that are reflected from the bottle directly into the curio shop owner's eyes. This triggers the miniaturization spell and he drops the bottle, shattering it, and freeing the couple. The man and the woman leave the shop arm-in-arm while the evil owner shrinks away to nothingness.



Appearing in "Tricky Travel"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey Into Unknown Worlds #48.

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Mr. Hardy

Races and Species:

Synopsis for "Tricky Travel"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey Into Unknown Worlds #48.

A travel agent has the ability to travel in his dreams, but eventually he grows out of it.

Appearing in "The Forbidden World!"

Featured Characters:

  • United Planets Crew
    • John
    • Eric
    • Other Crewmen (Unnamed)

Races and Species:

Locations:

  • Sector X330
    • Planet (Unnamed)

Vehicles:

  • United Planets Patrol Ship

Synopsis for "The Forbidden World!"

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Space explorers approach an alien world and are fired upon with missiles. This angers the crew who wish to retaliate with bombs, except for one man who counsels restraint. The other crewmen outvote him and place him in the brig, but he objects since their universal translator was not working earlier, they have no idea what the aliens on the planet were attempting to tell them. One man volunteers to guide the bomb delivery vehicle directly to the planet and sets off. The translator machine begins working again, and the rest of the crew hurriedly attempt to call him back, but it's too late and he dies in the anti-matter cloud, which is what the aliens were attempting to warn them of when they fired the missiles at them. The crew realize their error and release the one man who was against the retaliation plan from the brig.



Appearing in "The Coming of the Giants!"

Featured Characters:

  • Inhabitants of Earth

Antagonists:

  • Aliens

Races and Species:

Locations:

Synopsis for "The Coming of the Giants!"

The human race is at the height of their technological advancement and believes it is time to explore and conquer other planets they deem weaker than they own. However the Earth is soon visited by a gigantic alien race that can't even perceive them and leaves viewing the planet too small to conquer. This enlightens the people of Earth that they are still a small fish in a much bigger pond.

Appearing in "Who Am I?"

Featured Characters:

  • Trapeze Artist (Unnamed) (Death)

Supporting Characters:

Other Characters:

  • Trapeze Artist's Partner (Only in flashback)

Races and Species:

Locations:

Synopsis for "Who Am I?"

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A man finds himself lost in a fog with no idea who he is. He is approached by a stranger who offers to help him through hypnosis. The hypnosis recovers his lost memory and he realizes that he was a circus performer who has died from a fall from the high wire. The stranger is revealed as Death who was delayed from their appointed meeting and is here to usher him into the next world.



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