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Appearing in "In Human Form"Edit
Synopsis for "In Human Form"EditAn advance scout for an alien invasion attempts to ascertain which Earth life is the dominant form in order to present its demands to the rulers. The creature is a shape-shifter and so it plans to mimic the ruler's appearance. When it lands, it rightly rejects cows, birds and squirrels as the dominant form and heads to the city. When it views humans, it assumes they are slaves of the four-legged creatures (dogs) who lead them about on tethers. It observes an automobile devour both a human and a dog (as they enter it) and assumes the automobile superior to them both. The creature has a difficult time deciding which life form to morph into when it spies flies and concludes they must be dominant due to their power of flight and ubiquitous presence. The alien is promptly swatted and the invasion is called off since their scout has been slain.
Appearing in "For the Rest of Your Life"Edit
- Rico (First appearance)
- Fats (First appearance)
Synopsis for "For the Rest of Your Life"EditIn the year 2061 a car thief decides that Earth is too hot for crime and heads for Jupiter where he has heard that judges give light sentences. When is apprehended and sentenced to life in prison, he is shocked. He soon finds that Jupiter's prisons are worse than Earth's. A fellow prisoner tells him of a way out, and he follows the tunnel past a couple of monsters to the outside, where he thinks he is free since the guards will assume he perished in the tunnel. What he doesn't realize is that he's been hypnotized, and that he still remains in his cell, as the warden comments "He will not harm society, and everyone thinks Jupiter has the best prisons since our prisoners are so happy."
Appearing in "The Secret of the Universe"Edit
Synopsis for "The Secret of the Universe"EditA rocket is built which travels faster than light in order to probe the edge of the visible universe, but the volunteer pilot de-ages to infancy during the trip, curing him of his terminal disease.
Appearing in "The Ice Monster Cometh"Edit
- Hugo Bogg (thief) (First appearance)
- Abominable Snowman/Ice-Monster
Synopsis for "The Ice Monster Cometh"EditA jewel thief buries his loot under a tree in a European village where the people have a superstitious belief in an ice monster. After he returns to the scene of the crime years later when the police commissioner has died, he finds to his dismay that a new village has been built around the tree and so he doesn't know how he is going to be able to dig up the loot unnoticed. He overhears the people refer to the ice monster and so he gets the idea to make a costume and appear before the locals to scare them off while he recovers his ill-gotten gain. His disguise works too well, for the villagers are scared off, but he attracts the attention of the real ice monster who is lonely and carries him off back to the mountains with him.
Appearing in "Where Walks the Ghost"Edit
- Jim (First appearance)
- Midwestern United States
Synopsis for "Where Walks the Ghost"Edit
- I had to come back once more -- To keep a promise I made to my parents.
A reverse ghost story that leads the reader to believe that a young man in the civil war has been slain and returns to his waiting parents in the form of a ghost when the last panel reveals that the young man is still within the land of the living and the waiting parents are ghosts who were killed during artillery shelling.
- "The Ice Monster Cometh" reprinted in Giant-Size Man-Thing #1
- No trivia.
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