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Appearing in "The World Below"

Reprint of the 3rd story from
Amazing Adventures #2

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Supporting Characters:

Antagonists:

  • Aquaticans (retconned, initially Atlanteans) (First appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Unidentified Board of Inquiry investigating the missing steamship

Races and Species:

  • Humans
  • Aquaticans (retconned, initially Atlanteans) (First appearance)

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Items:

  • Gold Medallion

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Synopsis for "The World Below"

Reprint of the 3rd story from
Amazing Adventures #2
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Dr. Droom is called in to investigate the disappearance of an ocean liner and when his Bathysphere touches the ocean floor he discovers a lever. Pulling the lever opens the top of an undersea mountain within which he discovers Atlantis. The Atlanteans have kidnapped the liner by placing it within an air bubble and submerging it in order to study humans for a surface invasion. Dr. Droom defeats the leader's guards, takes over the broadcast station, and hypnotizes the entire populace into believing the surface world is barren. He also hypnotizes the liner's occupants into forgetting their capture, and releases the mechanism that returns the ship to the surface.

Appearing in "When a Planet Dies!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Strange Tales #97

Featured Characters:

  • Johnn (First and only known appearance)
  • "Two aged figures" (First and only known appearance)

Supporting Characters:

  • Aletha (First and only known appearance)

Antagonists:

  • Rackozo Roor (First and only known appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Many humans

Locations:

  • Earth
  • Other place - a billion miles away (which is less than the nearest star) (First and only known appearance)

Synopsis for "When a Planet Dies!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Strange Tales #97
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The Earth cools and humans move underground. Their surface instruments detect a planetary body heading towards them and they take a vote as to they should destroy any possible competitors for their warm pocket or wait. The vote goes against one who wishes to launch a missile, so he takes matters into his own hands, but he is defeated by the hero of our story who councils restraint. When the object finally arrives, it is not a planet at all, but a sun which melts the surface ice. The humans return from up out of their shelter, unknowingly observed by two aliens far distinct who indicate that they sent the body to observe human's reaction to its approach.

Appearing in "The Strange Ones"

Reprint of the 3rd story from
Marvel Tales #134

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Synopsis for "The Strange Ones"

Reprint of the 3rd story from
Marvel Tales #134

Another "Earth is a penal colony" story.

Notes

  • The World Below!
  • features a new splash page done in a Kirbyish style
  • edited to change Dr. Droom into Dr. Druid
  • pencils (story pages): Byrne (credited) page 1 (new splash page), Kirby pages 2-6
  • inks (story pages): Tartag (credited) page 1 (new splash page), Ayers pages 2-6
  • letters (story pages): Novak (credited) page 1, ? pages 2-6
  • When a Planet Dies!
  • edited to change Dr. Droom into Dr. Druid

Trivia

Reference to Atlantis in the original publication are changed to Aquatica in this reprint.

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