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Quote1 Behold! I am Groot, the invincible! Who dares defy me ?? Quote2
--Groot

Appearing in "I Am Dr. Druid!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Adventures #1.

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Supporting Characters:

  • Tibetan Lama (First appearance)
  • Ramu (First appearance) (Unnamed) (the lama's chief aide)

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Synopsis for "I Am Dr. Druid!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Amazing Adventures #1.

A doctor from the United States answers the call from a Tibetan lama but when he arrives is told there will be no payment. He must cross burning coals and face the dangerous half-gorilla, half-lion Gorlion. He passes the lama's tests, but finds the lama is not suffering from disease, merely dying of natural old age. The lama alters the man's appearance to that of an Asiatic mystic and transfers mystical powers to him so that he may battle the occult forces of evil as Dr. Droom.

Appearing in "I Challenged... Groot! The Monster from Planet X!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales to Astonish #13.

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  • Groot (First appearance) (Apparent death)

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  • Evan's Car

Synopsis for "I Challenged... Groot! The Monster from Planet X!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Tales to Astonish #13.
Tales to Astonish Vol 1 13 001
In the Autumn of 1960, scientist Leslie Evans and wife Alice witnessed a blinding object falling from the sky. When Evans went to investigate the next day, he not only found the object, but discovered it was alive. Evans looked on as the alien creature, Groot, grew larger by the minute as he absorbed wooden objects into his own body. There in the woods, Groot announced his presence to the nearby community. Claiming to be the Monarch of Planet X, Groot announced that he had come to Earth to take a small Terran town back to his homeworld for its scientists to study. While the humans resisted, no gunfire, or even conventional fire could penetrate Groot's hide. Seeing the futility of trying to fight Groot directly, Evans abandoned the townspeople and raced back to his laboratory, for which he was labeled a coward.

Over the next three days, Groot used his ability to control trees and plants to turn the forest into a make-shift army. His announced intention was to use Earth's native vegetation to create a net of roots to allow him to lift the town into space whole. When Groot entered the town, Evans snuck up behind him and unleashed the fruits of his frantic work: a specially bred colony of termites. The insects voraciously ate through Groot's hide, and into his core. Groot collapsed in a a state of shock, and was believed dead by the townsfolk

Appearing in "The Hypnotist!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Astonishing #47.

Featured Characters:

  • Irwin Botts (Only appearance)[1]

Supporting Characters:

  • Professor Dubois (Only appearance)[1]

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  • Mickey Davis (Only appearance)[1]
  • Kid Rogan (Only appearance)[1]

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Synopsis for "The Hypnotist!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Astonishing #47.

A boxer becomes champ under hypnosis.

Notes

  • Story 1 I Am Dr. Druid!
  • Original title I Am the Fantastic Dr. Droom
  • Modifications to change Dr. Droom to Dr. Druid

See Also

Footnotes

  1. First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks



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