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Gorilla

Appearing in "I Am the... Gorilla-Man"

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Other Characters:

  • Romanian Gendarmerie (Main story and flashback)
  • Unnamed Zoo Keeper (Only in flashback)

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Locations:

  • Earth (Main story and flashback)
    • Europe (Main story and flashback)
      • Transylvania (Main story and flashback)
        • Franz Radzik's Castle (Main story and flashback)

Items:

  • Personality Swap Device

Synopsis for "I Am the... Gorilla-Man"

An inventor develops a mind transference machine that will allow him to exchange places with a gorilla in order for him to use the great strength during burglaries. He thinks it is the perfect scheme as he would never be suspected while inhabiting his human body, but he doesn't count on the gorilla developing a human-like personality once its mind is transferred into the inventor's body. The ape in the man's body holds a gun on the gorilla while phoning the authorities to come pick him up while the inventor finds his mind slowly dissipating the longer he inhabits the ape's body and begins to concern himself only with animal desires for food and comfort.

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Appearing in "The Green Hat"

Reprint of the 2nd story from
Mystery Tales #32

Featured Characters:

  • Axtel

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Other Characters:

  • Chuck

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Synopsis for "The Green Hat"

Reprint of the 2nd story from
Mystery Tales #32

A recent graduate meets a strange man and finds that they share a gift to commune with the Green Goddess.

Appearing in "Midnight on Haunted Hill"

Featured Characters:

  • Billy Jones

Supporting Characters:

  • Unnamed Alien Plant

Other Characters:

  • Sam Jones (Billy's Father)
  • Rex (Billy's Dog)
  • Mrs. Jones (Billy's Mother)
  • Unnamed Sheriff
  • Joe

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  • Alien Spaceship

Synopsis for "Midnight on Haunted Hill"

A boy is the only witness to the exile of an alien criminal, ala "The Zanti Misfits", to serve a one year sentence on Earth. Since it is dark and raining, the boy cannot identify the creature as it leaves the large spaceship, but hears its occupants tell the prisoner they will return in one year. The boy informs the authorities, but is scoffed at. Since he is persistent, they follow him out to the hill, but there is nothing to be seen but a lone tree. The local paper talks up the story to generate tourist traffic and the boy is humiliated that no one will believe him. A year passes, and thanks to the paper reminding everyone, a bit of a crowd gathers on the hill to get a glimpse of the spaceship that no one really expects. They are startled when one actually descends and even more surprised when the tree uproots itself and ascends in the craft. The people express regret that they did not believe the boy as they could have learned so much from the exile.

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Appearing in "The Scheme!"

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Synopsis for "The Scheme!"

John Bentley was a playboy who was looking for a rich woman to live comfortably. He found that woman in Anne Wentworth, a rich sick widow, so John thought that if he could marry her, the illness would soon kill Anne and he would become the sole heir of Wentworth's wealth. John succeeded in his scheme, courting Anne and succeeding in marrying her and in fact shortly after Anne died becoming in fact heir, but at the time of reading of the will John discovered that the disease for which Anne had died was contagious and from there little by little he too would have died so unable in his intent to enjoy the wealth inherited.

Appearing in "The Frightening Fog"

Featured Characters:

  • Unnamed Alien Race

Antagonists:

  • Mongoors

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Synopsis for "The Frightening Fog"

This story is interesting in that it is basically the same idea that the Watcher tries in Fantastic Four #48 to hide the Earth from the Silver Surfer's observation.

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