Appearing in "The Abominable Snowman"
- Victor Cartwright (First appearance)
- Fred Cooper (First appearance)
- Octo-Monster (First appearance)
Synopsis for "The Abominable Snowman"A TV producer receives a request to produce a film of the Abominable Snowman and so he and his crew set off for the Himalayas. He attempts to fake it by dressing up in a costume, but one of his assistants sees him and follows behind. Suddenly, he is seized by a much larger furry creature who claims that he had been searching for him. The creature takes the producer to a drill machine and the assistant sneaks in too. They travel deep underground to a city of Lizard Men who have been looking for a lost explorer who wears a shaggy costume for protection from the cold. He must be still alive as they live for a thousand years. They are hostile to the producer and attempt to place him into a cage so he makes a break for it and runs into the cave of a thousand winds. While he is helplessly buffeted by winds from different directions, the assistant sneaks up behind the lizardmen guarding the cave's mouth and lobs explosives at them which throw them helplessly into the cave's strong winds as well. The assistant extends a rope to the producer and they they escape toward the black pool which, unknown to them, contains the Octo-Monster. They loose themselves from its clutches and come across the drill machine while fleeing Lizard Men pursuit. They take the machine back to the surface and destroy it with the remaining explosives. Since that was the only one and the Lizard Men lack the skill to build another, they know that there is a single Lizard Men on the surface forlornly waiting for a rescue that will never come.
Appearing in "Something Missing"
Synopsis for "Something Missing"
- Synopsis not yet written.
Appearing in "He Waits in the Dark"
- New Janitor
- Old Janitor
Synopsis for "He Waits in the Dark"A mysterious "janitor" begins working at fixing various items in a dilapidated building owned by a slumlord who refuses to spend any money on repairs. When he calls the landlord and demands he spend money on coal or the tenants will freeze, the landlord refuses and the janitor provides an address to all the tenants where they can find shelter and food. The "janitor" then proceeds to wait in the dark. The landlord doesn't get his rents, and so makes the trip to the hovel thinking that the janitor had better be there so he can bear the blunt of his wrath. When the "janitor" confronts the slumlord in the darkened basement, he tells him that he is here to take him far, far away, and the slumlord along with his dilapidated building are never seen by anyone again.
- "Something Missing" reprinted in Where Creatures Roam #5
- "He Waits in the Dark" reprinted in Where Creatures Roam #5
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