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Tales to Astonish Vol 1 22

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Appearing in "The Crawling Creature"Edit

Featured Characters:

  • Walter Carter


Other Characters:

  • Subteranean Cavemen



  • Drilling Machine

Synopsis for "The Crawling Creature"Edit

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A high school student volunteers to man a governmental mining drill experiment near the grand canyon. When he descends, he meets primitive tribesmen who live underground being harried by a crawling reptile. The boy's gun cannot slay the beast, but it annoys the creature into following him up the drill's shaft. At the edge of the grand canyon, the boy uses a hand mirror to reflect light into the creature's eyes and dazzle it into toppling over the ledge. The creature doesn't fall, however, so the boy bravely decides to sacrifice himself by descending to the canyon floor thus ensuring the creature will follow and be trapped by the sheer walls. A passing helicopter sees the boy just moments before he is seized by the creature, and lowers a rope ladder, saving the boy and leaving the monster stranded at the bottom of the grand canyon.

Appearing in "Help!"Edit

Featured Characters:

  • The Writer

Supporting Characters:

  • The typewriters previous owner



  • Typewriter

Synopsis for "Help!"Edit

A man buys a second-hand typewriter which only writes the same message. Going to the address given, he finds the previous owner crashes over a cliff and rescues him.

Appearing in "For Whom the Drum Beats"Edit

Featured Characters:

  • Max Kole

Supporting Characters:

  • Taps
  • Grimm the Gypsy


  • Drum Sticks

Synopsis for "For Whom the Drum Beats"Edit

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A second-string drummer is envious of another member of the band, and so when he hears about a local gypsy, he goes to see her about improving his playing ability. At first, she refuses to help him because she can tell he is asking out of impure motives, but he threatens her with violence and so she casts her spell. At first, he is happy with his new fame as an excellent drummer, until he realizes...that he can never stop.

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  1. First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks

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