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Appearing in "A Monster at My Window"

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Synopsis for "A Monster at My Window"

A science fiction writer sees glimpses of a monstrous creature that seems to be stalking him. After seeing the monster outside his window, goes to the bathroom for some medication when he hears the window break. When he returns to the room he beholds the monster is real and not a hallucination. He flees the creature, and the monster pursues him up to the building roof. The monster corners him and demands that he write stories of friendly aliens that look like him so that people will be influenced by his stories and unsuspecting when they launch an attack. The writer then reveals that he is in reality a monster from another dimension with designs upon Earth. The two creatures engage in a death struggle which the narrator offers the prayer will prove fatal for the both of them.

Appearing in "Masquerade"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey Into Unknown Worlds #38.

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  • Tommy

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  • Old King Cole

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Synopsis for "Masquerade"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Journey Into Unknown Worlds #38.

A man with no imagination is invited to a costume party by his girlfriend, but stumbles across real fairy-tale folk instead.

Appearing in "The Strange Fate of the Statue Maker"

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An inventor attempts to develop a growth ray but fails by creating a process that can only convert organic material into stone. He hopes to commercialize his device by selling extremely life-like statutes. He puts an ad in the paper for a model with no friends or family so she won't be missed, then he trains the ray machine on the door so that when it is opened, the victim will be instantly transformed. He succeeds, but when he gazes upon who he has altered to stone, he falls in love with her beauty. He resolves to change her back with another application of the treatment, but neglects to consider the mirror behind her. The rays change her back to normal, but reflect back from the mirror turning the inventor into the world's most life-life statute.

Appearing in "The Invaders"

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  • Unidentified alien species

Synopsis for "The Invaders"

Tales to Astonish Vol 1 34 018
Aliens from a dry desert world park their invasion fleet on a large expanse of the ocean thinking it to be a solid surface whereupon the ships sink like stones.

Appearing in "Dance You Fool"

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An unsuccessful dancer overhears the old man in the room next to him saying that his old pair of dancing shoes can make anyone a great dancer. He steals the shoes from the old man, but finds that he can never stop dancing.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks



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