Appearing in "The Prince and the Power!"
- Palace Guards
- Father Neptune (Mentioned)
- Neptune's Trident (Cameo)
- Unidentified alien space ship
Synopsis for "The Prince and the Power!"
Continued from last issue...
With full control over the alien Servo-Robot, Attuma orders it to attack Atlantis and destroy the Sub-Mariner. The robot manages to smash through the gates of the under water city and easily fights off the Atlantean army, prompting the Sub-Mariner to swim into action. Try as he might, Namor cannot seem to damage the gigantic robot.
With a frontal assault a failure, Namor calls upon the creatures of the sea to come to his aid. First sending a pod of sharks after the robot, then ordering a giant whale to try and swallow the robot, and not even an army of octopi are able to stop the massive robot.
When all seems lost the robot is suddenly captured in a transparent dome and pulled to the surface. Namor and Dorma swim up to see what has captured the robot and see that it's alien masters -- having noticed it's absence from their ship -- have come to collect it and leave the Earth without further incident.
Namor then returns to his kingdom where he witnesses Attuma fleeing following this defeat.
Appearing in "... Then, There Shall Come a Stranger!"
- The Stranger's machine
Synopsis for "... Then, There Shall Come a Stranger!"
Passed out after his his battle with the Boomerang, Bruce Banner is captured by the Stranger, who plans on using the Hulk as his weapon to wipe out humanity, so that any survivors might create a better society. Meanwhile, as General Ross continues to use Air Force resources to find the Hulk, Rick Jones cannot find the Hulk either and asks Ross not to kill the Hulk.
The Stranger takes Banner to a cave where he has set up an device to make him his slave. Forcing Banner to change into the Hulk proves to be more trouble as Hulk doesn't want to be made the Stranger's slave and attacks. The battle is short lived as the Stranger is able to overpower the Hulk and use his machine to make the Hulk his slave. The Stranger then orders the Hulk to attack humanity. The Hulk, now happy to comply, bounds off to do his master's bidding. This story is continued next issue...
... Then, There Shall Come A Stranger!
- The narrative of this story mentions the Strangers previous appearances on Earth in X-Men #11 and 18.
- Reference is made to Mao Tse Tung the former Chairman of China as though he is still the leader of the country. This should be considered a topical reference per the Sliding Timescale of Earth-616, particularly since Mao died in 1976.
- This issue is reprinted in the comics and books, see references for more info.
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