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Tales to Astonish Vol 1 29

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Appearing in "When the Space-Beasts Attack"Edit

Featured Characters:

  • Jeb Harris




  • Spaceship

Synopsis for "When the Space-Beasts Attack"Edit

An alien armada lands on Earth with weapons that, unknown to the humans, can only disintegrate inorganic material. They bluff their way into getting a surrender from the human populace and things go their way until they demand a man vacate his farm in order to make way for a spaceport. The farmer gets so angry he lays the alien out with the butt of his rifle. The aliens disintegrate things like trucks and houses, but they don't fire at people. Once the farmer realizes this and spreads the word, the aliens retreat from the human's firearms.

Appearing in "The Man Who Blew Up the Earth"Edit

Featured Characters:

  • Elias Cragston

Supporting Characters:

  • Elias' Assistant



  • Cobalt Bomb

Synopsis for "The Man Who Blew Up the Earth"Edit

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A jilted Quasimodo-like scientist devotes all his energy into producing a cobalt bomb which is so powerful that it can shatter the Earth. He wants to destroy all of mankind for jeering at his ugliness. He sneaks on board a rocket that is going into orbit and releases the bomb, but forgot about the lack of gravitational pull, and so the bomb just remains in place until it detonates against the side of the rocket. On Earth, the woman who laughed at him when he proposed marriage, gazes skyward at the explosion and exclaims "Isn't it the most beautiful sight you've ever seen?"

Appearing in "What Happened to Harry?"Edit

Featured Characters:

  • Prof. Albert Poole


  • Harry Brown



  • Time Machine

Synopsis for "What Happened to Harry?"Edit

A man uses an electrically-powered time machine to travel back to the stone age where he is stuck without electricity.

Appearing in "The Last Laugh"Edit

Featured Characters:

  • Happy Harper


  • Satan


  • Hell

Synopsis for "The Last Laugh"Edit

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A jerk who plots vicious practical jokes which injure people gets what coming to him when he swipes some TNT and plays around with it while trying to think of how to use it. It blows up in his face, and the next thing he knows, he's got a halo and white gown with wings. He sees a couple of angels and starts to think of what tricks he can play on them. They ask him how he likes things here, and he answers he likes them fine, but becomes dismayed when things begin to change. His gown dissolves and his wings pop off and the grinning demons say "You didn't really think you were going to the other place, did you? We were just playing a joke on you!"

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See AlsoEdit

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

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