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Tales to Astonish Vol 1 26

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Appearing in "The Four-Armed Men"Edit

Featured Characters:

  • William Cartwright (Only Appearance)[1]

Supporting Characters:

  • Bruno


Other Characters:




Synopsis for "The Four-Armed Men"Edit

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An explorer in the Amazon jungle comes across a group of four-armed aliens who are plotting to eventually conquer Earth. He manages to escape from them, but contracts a disease while leaving the Amazon. While he is resting a nurse is sent to him that the bodyguard suspects of being an alien in disguise. She gets the drop on the bodyguard, but throws suspicion onto the unconscious bodyguard. The explorer doesn't fall for it, however, and asks her to retrieve his briefcase from the closet before the two of them head off the U.N. and brief them of the danger posed by the four-armed men. When the nurse enters the closet, he shoves her in, and locks the door while helping the recovering bodyguard to his feet. They make their way to the car that will take them to the U.N. while the nurse pounds her four fists against the closet door in rage.

Appearing in "He Walked Through Walls"Edit

Featured Characters:

  • Silas Birch

Supporting Characters:

  • Charles J. Cragmore
  • The Stranger


Synopsis for "He Walked Through Walls"Edit

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A poor man envious of the rich makes a deal with Devil to be granted riches in exchange for his signature at the bottom of a contract. The Devil tells him to steal the money from his employer and he will fix it so that the thief will never be caught. The man steals the money and hears a voice telling him to book passage on a sea voyage. He does so, but the ship is swamped by a squall and he is washed overboard with his money. He makes his way to a deserted island that has enough food but no place to use the money. The thief sits contemplating what conditions he will have to fill when the contract comes due.

Appearing in "Run, Rocky, Run"Edit

Featured Characters:

  • Rocky

Other Characters:

  • Police



  • Model Ship

Synopsis for "Run, Rocky, Run"Edit

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in "Dream World"Edit

Featured Characters:

  • A Man

Synopsis for "Dream World"Edit

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This story was my first exposure to the Cartesian skepticism regarding dreams. A man lies in bed attempting to fall asleep when suddenly he feels himself to be rising in the air. He opens his eyes to find himself still in bed planted on the floor, but then he feels the bed begin to rise and he thinks he must still be dreaming, having a dream within a dream. This goes on for several pages, ultimately having the bed levitate out of the window and Stan makes a philosophical point about no one ever being able to tell if they're really dreaming or not.

  • No trivia.

See AlsoEdit

  • None.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks

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