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TALES OF SUSPENSE

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Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol. 1 2 3 4

One

Title: "The Strangers From Space!"
Story:
Art: Al Williamson
Heroes: Lt. Morrow [Earth defence officer]
Others: Director Krenkle [Earth defence commander], inhuman aliens
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: 2000, Earth; Moon; Mars
Reprinted In: Al Williamson: Hidden Lands; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.1
Synopsis: As an alien ship nears Earth, humans become frightful and prepare to attack them. Lt. Morrow risks his own life by blocking a gun aimed at the alien ship. The aliens emerge from their ship as perfectly human and heal Morrow, then ask to open negotiations with Earth when they return. After leaving Earth, the aliens reveal their true appearance is inhuman, but hope one day humans will accept them as they are.

Title: "I Dared Explore the Unknown Emptiness!"
Story:
Art: Don Heck
Heroes: Colonel Frank Stevens [star ship commander]
Villains: Dinosaurs, robots
Others: Dr. Jonathan Marteens [scientist]
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: August 14, 2478, Earth; Atavisius; Automata; Mundus
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.1
Synopsis: Earth is almost overpopulated so Colonel Stevens leads his men to other worlds, hoping to find a suitable home. However, each planet has perils to human life and Mundus is already overpopulated itself. He concludes humans should solve overpopulation themselves and remain on Earth.

Title: "The Day I Left My Body!"
Story:
Art: John Buscema
Villains: Wells [convict]
Others: Martin Shaw [criminal defence lawyer], Ellen Shaw [Martin's wife]
Genre: Fantasy
Setting: 1950s USA
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.1
Synopsis: Wells is shot while trying to escape prison and his spirit leaves his body. While in this astral form he influences Shaw to become his defender. Returning to his body, he finds he can still mentally influence Shaw and keep him devoted to the case. Shaw wears himself down trying to defend Wells and his performance as a lawyer becomes so frayed that Wells is ultimately sentenced to death.

Title: "He Fled in the Night"
Story:
Art: Larry Lieber
Heroes: Robinson Crusoe
Genre: Fantasy
Setting: 1717
Reprinted In: Kull the Destroyer #13; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.1
Synopsis: Crusoe has dreams of leading a different life and finally decides to set sail in search of adventure.

Title: "Prisoner of the Satellites!"
Story:
Art: Steve Ditko
Heroes: Mark Coren [man shrunk by aliens]
Villains: Zak, Ozt [alien invaders]
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: 1950s USA
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.1
Synopsis: An alien meteorite causes Mark to shrink. Scientists send him into orbit within a satellite, hoping cosmic rays will restore him to normal. When this works, the aliens responsible decide to call off their invasion plans.

Two (March, 1959)

Title: "Invasion From Outer Space"
Story:
Art: Jack Kirby, Christopher Rule
Heroes: An astronomer
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: 1960s USA
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.1
Synopsis: An astronomer creates a phony invasion with smoke and mirrors to trick humanity into disarming their weapons.
"The Planet That Wasn't There"
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.1

Title: "Trapped in Yesterday!"
Story:
Art: Mort Meskin; Carl Burgos
Heroes: Jason Grubb [janitor]
Others: Professor Wilkes [scientist], knights
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: 1950s USA; Medieval England
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.1
Synopsis: Jason steals Wilkes' time machine so he can present himself as a veritable magician to people of the past, but none of his electrical devices work and he's forced to become a janitor in a castle.
Notes: Retold as "the Man From Tomorrow" in Tales of Suspense#21.

Title: "A Robot in Hiding!"
Story:
Art: Joe Sinnott
Heroes: A robot [servant]
Villains: Roderic Zante [dictator of Earth, robot, deactivated]
Others: George, Ben [civilians], John Hartnell, Mrs. Hartnell [robot's owners], Billy Hartnell [Hartnells' son]
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: 2834
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.1
Synopsis: Zante orders robots outlawed but one robot goes into hiding to avoid capture. when the military finally gives up their campaign, the robot invades Zante's palace and exposes Zante as a robot, deactivating him; he knew all along Zante was a robot because he had been the one constructed ahead of him in the factory assembly line.

Title: "The Secret of Planet 'X'!"
Story:
Art: Steve Ditko
Villains: Josef Kluge [dictator of Gdynia]
Others: Kirov [Kluge's aide], Kjem [Planet X citizen]
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: 2045 Gdynia; Planet X
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.1
Synopsis: Kluge wants a new challenge and goes to Planet X to conquer it, but finds everyone there is docile; the masters of Planet X are the plants, which create a toxin to remove people's hostilities; Kluge becomes a mere gardener on Planet X.

Three

Title: "The Terrible Time Machine"
Story:
Art: Jack Kirby, Christopher Rule
Heroes: Ashley Hunt [physicist]
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: 1965; Egypt, 2700 B.C.
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.1
Synopsis: Hunt goes back in time but develops amnesia and becomes Tut-Kin-Tut.

Title: "The Thing From Planet X"
Story:
Art: Steve Ditko
Heroes: Crew of an Earth vessel [captain, Dave, Chuck]
Villains: Great Plant of Planet X [dies]
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: Planet X, distant future
Reprinted In: Star Wars Weekly#61; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.1
Synopsis: Explorers bring back a plant from Planet X that enslaves their minds with telepathy so it can invade Earth; they manage to escape their ship and cause it to crash, killing the plant.

"Robot Hater"
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.1
Notes: Retold as "Less Than Human" in Tales to Astonish#23.

"The Haunted House"
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.1

"The Aliens Who Conquered Earth"
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.1

Four (July, 1959)

Title: "One of Our Spacemen is Missing"
Story:
Art: Jack Kirby, Christopher Rule
Heroes: Lester Wells, Jim Stack, other spacemen [Ralph, Fred, Bob]
Villains: plant creatures
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: 2500, alien planet, System 472
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.1
Synopsis: Wells and Stack lead an expedition to a seemingly lifeless planet. Stack sets out recklessly, but the plant life turns out to be alive and Wells saves him.
"The Invisible Army"
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.1

Title: "The Voice of Doom!"
Story:
Art: Carl Burgos
Heroes: Fred Sanders [ham radio enthusiast]
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: 1950s USA
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol. 1
Synopsis: Fred picks up a transmission of two peoples at war and thinks he's receiving from an alien race, but it's actually the war between ants beneath his feet.
Notes: Same story as Journey into Mystery#60's "I Found the Things From Nowhere."

Title: "Beware of the...Robots!"
Story:
Art: Al Williamson
Heroes: Joe Hughes [labourer, writer]
Others: Alice Hughes [John's wife], robots
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: 2270
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.1
Synopsis: Joe loses his factory job when robots are brought in to replace workers. Joe writes an article to alert people to the menace of robots and this leads to a profitable series of articles, lectures and books until Joe is finally honoured with literary awards. Joe suddenly realizes he wouldn't have discovered his talents as a writer without the robots and this is the true value of robots, to allow men to attain their greatest abilities. From now on, Joe will write in praise of robots.

Title: "One of Us is a Martian!"
Story:
Art: Steve Ditko
Heroes: Dave Oren [rocket pilot]
Villains: Martians, Geroko [Martian agent]
Others: Claire [Dave's girlfriend]
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: Distant future, Earth; Mars
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.1
Synopsis: Geroko is sent to Earth to sabotage Dave's rocket flight, but being only an inch high, Geroko mistakes a toy rocket for the genuine thing.

Five (September, 1959)

Title: "I Became a Human Robot!"
Story:
Art: Joe Sinnott
Villains: Gammus [alien in robot body], Gammus' people
Others: A scientist
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: 1960s Washington D.C., USA
Reprinted In: Fantasy Masterpieces#1; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.1
Synopsis: Gammus is sent to spy on Earth to prepare for an invasion and places his mind in the body of a robot which cannot speak. As the robot, he saves a child's life and thwarts bank robbers, endearing him to humanity. Scientists study him in Washington and he uses the opportunity to study their defences, but then they shut him off and place him in a museum, trapping him forever.
"I Was Trapped in the Tunnel to Nowhere"
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.1

Title: "I Fought the Tyrannosaurus"
Story:
Art: Steve Ditko
Heroes: Rod, Kate [married couple]
Villains: A Tyrannosaurus [dies] Others: African natives
Genre: Fantasy, Giant Monster
Setting: 1950s Boezeke, Africa
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.1
Synopsis: Rod and Kate find a giant egg in an African cavern; they remove it and it hatches, releasing a deadly Tyrannosaurus Rex. Rod battles the dinosaur and it perishes when it tumbles over a cliff.
"I Walk Through Walls"
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.1

Title: "I Traveled Thru Time!!"
Story:
Art: Carl Burgos
Villains: Vladamir Gorki [Soviet spy, becomes Benedict Arnold]
Others: Professor Pskov [time machine inventor]
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: 1950s USA; 1700s USA
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol. 1
Synopsis: Vladimir flees US authorities and has Pskov send him back in time to escape, but in the past he finds he's become Benedict Arnold.

Six (November, 1959)

Title: "The Luna Lizards Had Me Trapped"
Story:
Art: Jack Kirby, Christopher Rule
Heroes: unnamed archaeologist
Others: Luna Lizards [lizards on the moon]
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: 1970, the moon
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.1
Synopsis: An archaeologist fights his way past the Luna Lizards to find air for his fellow explorers, but the Luna Lizards turn out to be friendly, come to warn the explorers of a crack in their air dome.

Title: "I Heard it Howl in the Swamp!"
Story:
Art: Steve Ditko
Heroes: Charley [boatman]
Others: A large extraterrestrial infant, its parents
Genre: Science Fiction, Giant Monster
Setting: 1960s USA
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.1
Synopsis: Charley finds a giant monster howling in the swamp; people assume it to be malevolent, but it turns out to be an infant, calling for its parents; the parents bring it home.
"I Was Captured By the Cyclops"
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.1
"The Mutants and Me"
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.1
"Who Hides Beneath My Mask"
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.1
Notes: Retold from "the Mask of the Mind" in Marvel Tales#96; told again as "I Wore the Mask of Drothar!" in Tales to Astonish#11.

Seven

Title: "I Fought the Molten Man-Thing!"
Story:
Art: Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko
Heroes: Frank Harper [pilot, Makkari according to Marvel Universe#4]
Villains: Molten Man-Thing [lava-like creature]
Others: natives of Napuka
Genre: Fantasy, Monster
Setting: Island of Napuka
Reprinted In: Journey Into Mystery#15; Monster Menace#1; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.1
Synopsis: Harper, in need of a break from the stress of flying a plane, goes to Napuka, but Napuka is attacked by the Molten Man-Thing, who emerges from a volcano; Harper drives him back by leading him into a wind tunnel, weakening him.
Notes: Retold in Marvel Universe#4.

Title: "I Come From the Shadow World!"
Story:
Art: Steve Ditko
Heroes: Casey [electrician]
Villains: Shadow Man [an alien from the Shadow World]
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: 1960s USA
Reprinted In: Strange Tales Annual#1; Chamber of Chills#14; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.1
Synopsis: The Shadow Man invades Earth and overcomes all defences because of his shadow-like nature, but Casey traps the creature in a room wired with lights which cause him to dissolve.

Title: "I Know the Power of the Genie!"
Story:
Art: Don Heck
Villains: Nancy [upset child] and her genie
Others: Nancy's father, Tommy [Nancy's older brother]
Genre: Fantasy
Setting: 1950s USA; Lake Michigan; Paris, France; Giza, Egypt
Reprinted In: Crypt of Shadows#15; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.1
Synopsis: Upset at being disciplined, Nancy wishes for a genie who will allow her to do things her own way; she brings the Eiffel Tower and Lincoln Memorial to her home, empties Lake Michigan into Egypt and finally makes everyone else on Earth vanish so they won't object to her. Bored, she asks the genie to undo her wishes, which he does, removing all memory of the event. However, Nancy's brother finds a tape recording of what occurred.

Title: "I Was Trapped Inside of the Martian Maze"
Story:
Art: Steve Ditko
Heroes: Willy [ship's steward]
Others: Martians, Major General Rufus B. Harrington [military officer], Arnold Wolsey [physicist and mathematician]
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: 1979, Earth; Mars
Reprinted In: Tomb of Darkness#15; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.1
Synopsis: Willy accompanies men to Mars as they attempt to solve the riddle of the Martian Maze which the Martians have presented to humanity; one by one, men try to reach a door on the opposite side of a room, but are unable to reach it. They have theories about the solution, but the Martians refute each one. Finally, Willy tries the Maze and solves the puzzle: the floor is a treadmill which prevents anyone from reaching the door. Willy's simple intelligence wins out against the advanced smarts of others.

"My Name is Robot X"
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.1

Eight

Title: "Monstro...The Menace From the Murky Depths"
Story:
Art: Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers
Heroes: Professor Mark Faraday [scientist]
Villains: Monstro [giant octopus]
Others: Russians
Genre: Monster, Fantasy
Setting: Russia
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.1
Synopsis: When Monstro threatens Russia, Faraday advises them to do nothing; as the radiation wears off of Monstro, it will gradually return to its normal size.

Title: "The Story of Sammy Snork!"
Story:
Art:
Villains: Sammy Snork [robber]
Others: Martians, Venusians, Plutonians
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: 1950s USA; Mars
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.1
Synopsis: Snork robs a bank and goes to hide in a flying saucer he assumes is an advertising gimmick, but the saucer brings him to Mars to appear in the Martian Museum.

Title: "I Am the Changing Man!"
Story:
Art: Steve Ditko
Villains: Ozak [shapeshifting spy]
Others: Les Gage [TV newscaster]
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: 1960s USA; planet Deth
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.1
Synopsis: Ozak is sent to prepare Earth for invasion by spreading dissent in the USA, using his power to impersonate influential people then deliver contradictory statements. Eventually the humans install security systems which trap the alien so he tries to become a dog seen on a poster, but is instantly recognized as a fake; the dog he impersonated had been shot into space by NASA.

Title: "The Runaway Planet!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Ludwig Hauptmann [astronomer]
Others: Tommy [child]
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: 1950s uSA
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.1
Synopsis: As an unknown body hurls to Earth, everyone predicts humanity's destruction except Hauptmann, who declares they must have faith. In the end, the body turns out to be a flying saucer who welcomes into friendship.
"It Walks By Night"
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.1
Notes: Returns next issue.

Nine

Title: "Earth Will Be Destroyed!"
Story:
Art: Steve Ditko
Villains: The people of Gorgon [extraterrestrial invaders]
Others: Larry [scientist]
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: Gorgon, a microworld; 1950s USA
Reprinted In: Crypt of Shadows#19; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.1
Synopsis: Gorgon is ravaged by atomic war so its people decide to invade Earth, using their U-Gun to destroy the planet's defenses. However, the U-Gun cannot lock on to Earth because Gorgon is actually a tiny world in a petrie dish which is washed off under a tap.
Notes: Retold as "the Terror of Tim Boo Ba" in Amazing Adult Fantasy#9.

Title: "I Saw Diablo! The Demon From the Fifth Dimension!"
Story:
Art: Jack Kirby
Heroes: An explorer [later identified as Ulysses Bloodstone]
Villains: Diablo [smoke-like creature from Fifth Dimension]
Genre: Science Fiction, Monster
Setting: 1960s Veracruz, Mexico; Trinidad
Reprinted In: Strange Tales Annual#1; Monsters on the Prowl#30; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.1
Synopsis: An explorer investigates stories of a "smoke demon" in Veracruz and discovers its Diablo, come from the Fifth Dimension to prepare an invasion; however, the explorer tricks Diablo into thinking Earth can defeat him by demonstrating how easily he can blow away a puff of smoke; Diablo returns to his home dimension.
Notes: A duplicate of Diablo appears in Incredible Hulk Annual#5.

Title: "The Wrath of Chondu!"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Chondu [a yoga mystic from India]
Villains: Joe Parker [escaped convict]
Others: Ethel [Chondu's customer], Charlie [hotel staff]
Genre: Fantasy
Setting: 1960s Kingston City, USA; Center City, USA
Reprinted In: Weird Wonder Tales#7; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.1
Synopsis: Chondu comes to the USA to lecture on mysticis. While en route to his next engagement, Chondu is ambushed by Parker, who wants Chondu's car. Chondu uses magic to cast Parker into Limbo.
Notes: Retold as "Mind Over Matter" in Journey into Mystery#76. Chondu appears next in Defenders#21.
"Time on My Hands"
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.1

Title: "The Return of the Living Robot!"
Story:
Art: Don Heck
Heroes: Cyril Stredford [robot, secret order of robots member]
Villains: John [from #8]
Others: Harry, Edna [civilians]
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: Distant future, England
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.1
Synopsis: John revives in the ocean and returns to England where he impersonates his friend Cyril, using his influence in the goverment to convince humans to resume building robots. However, the real Cyril gets free and defeats John, revealing he's also a robot, but dedicated to protecting humans.

Ten

Title: "I Brought The Mighty Cyclops Back To Life!"
Story:
Art: Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers
Heroes: Duncan [weak man]
Villains: Cyclops [from the Odyssey]
Others: Ulysses [flashback], Amanda [Duncan's girlfriend]
Genre: Fantasy, Monster
Setting: Island in the Mediterranean Sea
Reprinted In: Where Monsters Dwell #1; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.1
Synopsis: Duncan, considered weak by Amanda, finds the legendary Cyclops frozen in ice; he plans to remove it and sell it to an museum, but it awakens, still alive and chases them; Duncan lures him back into the ice and Amanda finally accepts his marriage proposal.

Title: "Behind My Door Waits... Medusa!"
Story:
Art: Steve Ditko
Heroes: A shopkeeper
Villains: Medusa [Gorgon, turns people into stone], criminals
Genre: Horror
Setting: 1950s USA
Reprinted In: Where Monsters Dwell#4; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.1
Synopsis: A shopkeeper relates how a thief broke into his shop and demanded access to what he thought was the vault, but it was actually where the shopkeeper held the infamous Medusa, who turned the thief into stone.

Title: "I Was Trapped in Nightmare Valley"
Story:
Art: Paul Reinman
Heroes: Frank Savage [hunter]
Villains: Tree-like aliens
Others: A one-legged old Indian man
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: 1960s Banpur, India; Nightmare Valley, Himalayas
Reprinted In: Where Monsters Dwell#4; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.1
Synopsis: In the Himalayas, Frank ignores the warnings of an old man and enters Nightmare Valley; he finds the trees there are alive - they're alien invaders preparing to conquer Earth. The old man comes to Frank's rescue and an erupting volcano destroys the aliens.
"I Am the Shaggy Creature"
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.1

Eleven (September, 1960)

Title: "I Created...Sporr! The Thing That Could Not Die!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers
Heroes: An unnamed professor
Villains: Sporr [giant amoeba]
Others: Transylvanians
Genre: Science Fiction, Monster
Setting: The Castle of Frankenstein in Transylvania, 1960s
Reprinted In: Marvel Monster Masterworks; Where Monsters Dwell#2; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.2
Synopsis: Professor's experiment at growing an amoeba is interrupted by angry villagers, leading to giant amoeba on the rampage. The professor saves the day by leading the amoeba to quicksand with a trail of sugar.

Title: "I Know the Secret of the Flying Saucer!"
Story:
Art: Steve Ditko
Villains: Flying Saucers [Martians]
Others: Roy [reporter]
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: 1960s Earth; Mars
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.2
Synopsis: Flying Saucers land on Earth and seem defenceless; finally, they open their doors and military officials climb inside the saucers spring to life again; the Martians themselves are the saucers and now they have the prisoners they wanted.
Notes: Retold from "The Secret of the Flying Saucer" in Men's Adventures#21; told again as "I Discovered the Secret of the Flying Saucer" in Strange Worlds#1, and "the Impossible Spaceship" in Strange Tales#101.
"The Eyes of Igor"
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.2
Notes: Retold as "The Eyes of Edward Morgan" in Amazing Adult Fantasy#8.
"I Escaped to Another World"
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.2

Twelve

Title: "I Alone Know The Dread Secret of Gor-Kill The Lurking Demon!"
Story:
Art: Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers
Heroes: Hans Grubink [loafer]
Villains: Gor-Kill [alien gas embodying water, destroyed]
Genre: Science Fiction, Monster
Setting: Coastal town near the Krakow Dam
Reprinted In: Where Monsters Dwell #1; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.2
Synopsis: Gor-Kill descends upon a village, looking for food, destroying all in his path; the villagers believe it to be a demon; only Grubink suspects how to destroy Gor-Kill-- by dynamiting the river while it is inside. Grubink is arrested for stealing the dynamite.

Title: "I Met the Thing on Midnight Island!"
Story:
Art: Don Heck
Heroes: Rick Jordan [sailor]
Others: An orange, hairy alien
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: 1960s Midnight Island
Reprinted In: Where Monsters Dwell#4; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.2
Synopsis: Rick finds a distress message from Midnight Island and investigates, but finds a creature living on the island. Rick flees back to his boat; later, the creature departs in a rocket. Rick realizes his prejudices kept him from making first contact with an alien.

Title: "The Monster in My Cellar!"
Story:
Art: Reed Crandall
Heroes: A writer
Villains: A one-eyed monster
Genre: Science Fiction, Monster
Setting: 1960s USA
Reprinted In: Where Monsters Dwell#4; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.2
Synopsis: A writer is trying to come up with a monster for a science fiction story. He decides to imagine a monster appearing in his cellar and starts describing it in his typewriter. Suddenly, a monster matching his description appears in the cellar. The writer tries to fight it, but it's too powerful; to save himself, the writer concentrates, willing his creation to disappear; it works as the monster vanishes.

Title: "Those Who Lurk Below"
Story:
Art: Steve Ditko
Heroes: Pierre [prisoner, labourer]
Villains: Kragok [guard]
Others: Alien people
Genre: Fantasy
Setting: 19th century, penal island [Devil's Island?]
Reprinted In: Fantasy Masterpieces#2; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.2
Synopsis: Kragok torments Pierre with a book claiming a race of aliens dwell beneath the ground, but the book turns out to be true and Pierre goes to join the aliens.

Thirteen

Title: "Elektro! He Held a World in His Iron Grip!"
Story:
Art: Jack Kirby
Heroes: Wilbur Poole [inventor of Elektro]
Villains: Elektro [giant robot]
Others: Charlie [US Air Force staff], US Air Force jets
Genre: Science Fiction, Monster
Setting: 1960s San Francisco, California, USA
Reprinted In: Where Monsters Dwell#22; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.2
Synopsis: Wilbur is building a new computer when it becomes sentient and seizes control of Wilbur's mind; it forces Wilbur to construct an immense robot body to house its consciousness, then goes on a rampage, unleashing gamma rays and anti-gravity beams to conquer all enemies. Finally, Wilbur enters the robot from a door inside Elektro's foot and removes a single transistor, shutting down the entire robot.
Notes: Elektro returns in Marvel Monsters: Fin Fang Four#1.

Title: "The Demon in the Dungeon!"
Story:
Art: Don Heck
Heroes: A novelist [crippled man]
Others: Aliens, villagers
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: 1960s Cragmoor Castle, Transylvania
Reprinted In: Where Monsters Dwell#22; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.2
Synopsis: A novelist goes to Transylvania to write his book at Cragmoor Castle. He doesn't believe local stories about monsters until he encounters the creature, but realizes it's actually a friendly alien trying to get home. The novelist helps reunite the alien with his people and they reward him by curing his lame leg; the aliens depart in their flying saucer.

Title: "When the Earth Vanished!"
Story:
Art: Steve Ditko
Villains: Goloks [alien invaders]
Others: A little boy
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: Goloks' world; Earth
Reprinted In: Where Monsters Dwell#25; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.2
Synopsis: The Goloks set off to invade Earth, but upon arrival, find it white and barren. They set up explosives to destroy the planet, but are themselves caught in the explosion and killed. Unknown to the Goloks, to humans, they were only the size of microbes-- the "planet" they landed on was a child's ping-pong ball.

"I Lived a Million Years"
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.2
Notes: Retold from "the Man in the Iron Box" in Strange Tales#69.

Fourteen

Title: "I am...Gorak!"
Story:
Art: Steve Ditko
Heroes: Gorak [sorcerer]
Genre: Fantasy
Setting: A comic book
Reprinted In: Where Monsters Dwell#16; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.2
Synopsis: Gorak is the most powerful man in the world with his sorcerous might-- but only because he's a comic book character.

Title: "I Created the Colossus!"
Story:
Art: Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers
Heroes: Boris Petrovski [sculptor]
Villains: Ivan Petrovski [Boris' brother, Soviet security police chief], Soviet army, air force, navy, crab-like aliens [from Cancrius III], the Colossus [animated statue]
Genre: Science Fiction, Monster
Setting: 1960s USSR
Reprinted In: Monsters on the Prowl#17; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.2
Synopsis: Ivan hires Boris to carve a massive statue to demonstrate the state's invincibility; when Boris completes his Colossus an alien merges with it and goes on a rampage to conquer Earth. Boris claims the statue has been inhabited by a spirit which opposes the Soviets' philosophy; the Soviets military might fails against the Colossus, but eventually the alien departs; Boris claims the spirit could revive the statue at any time if the Soviets don't mend their ways, so they begin pursuing peace.
Notes: The Colossus returns in Tales of Suspense#20.

Fifteen

Title: "Goom! The Thing From Planet X!"
Story:
Art: Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers
Heroes: Mark Langley [scientist]
Villains: Goom [monster from "Planet X" with telekinesis and super-tech]
Others: Helen Langley [Mark's wife], other aliens from Planet X
Genre: Science Fiction, Monster
Setting: 1960s Earth, "Planet X" [located beyond Jupiter]
Reprinted In: Giant-Size Man-Thing#1; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.2
Synopsis: Langley, determined to prove other planets exists in Earth's solar system, contacts Goom, who comes to Earth and conquers it with his powers and technology, lifting whole cities into the sky and regressing men to infants; Langley sends a message to Planet X which other citizens receive and come to take Goom home, for Goom is a criminal on his world.
Notes: Goom's son appears in Tales Of Suspense#17; Goom returns in Incredible Hulk Annual#5.

Title: "I am the Living Ghost!"
Story:
Art: Steve Ditko
Heroes: A ghost-hunter
Others: Living statues and suits of armour
Genre: Fantasy
Setting: Blackhorn castle, England
Reprinted In: Giant-Size Dracula#4; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.2
Synopsis: A man who doesn't believe in ghosts investigates a castle, but is scared off by apparitions. He now believes in ghosts, though the actual haunters are living statues and suits of armour.

"Moomboo"
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.2

Sixteen

Title: "The Thing Called Metallo!"
Story:
Art: Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers
Villains: Metallo [Mike Fallon, escaped convict wearing indestructible armour]
Others: US Army personnel, policemen, convicts
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: 1960s Alcatraz, San Francisco, California, USA; a South Pacific island
Reprinted In: Where Monsters Dwell#26; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.2
Synopsis: After escaping prison, Fallon sees an ad for someone to test new equipment; he's accepted to help pilot the Metallo armour, designed to withstand atomic blasts. When the tests are done, Fallon claims Metallo for himself and goes on a crime spree. After robbing banks he decides to liberate the prisoners of Alcatraz and lead an army, but suddenly develops chest pains; checking with a doctor, he learns he requires radiation treatment to save his life. Metallo doesn't know whether to remove his armour and live in prison or remain within and die.

"Nightmare"
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.2

"The Hands of Hogarr"
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.2

Seventeen

Title: "Beware of Googam, Son of Goom!!"
Story:
Art: Jack Kirby
Heroes: Mark Langley
Villains: Googam, son of Goom [from #15]
Others: Helen Langley, Billy Langley [Mark and Helen's son], Luke and Sara Perkwhistle [elderly neighbours]
Genre: Science Fiction, Monster
Setting: 1960s USA
Reprinted In: Where Monsters Dwell#16; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.2
Synopsis: Googam is found in a cave by Billy and he quickly takes over the Langley home, toying with them until he matures to full size. Billy challenges Googam to a game of tag, leading him into quicksand which he sinks into.

Title: "What Lurks in the Mountain?"
Story:
Art: Steve Ditko
Villains: Chinese soldiers
Others: A lama, a spaceship [disguised as mountain]
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: 1960s Sun Village, China
Reprinted In: Creatures on the Loose#18; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.2
Synopsis: When the military hear a spaceship has landed near Sun Village they coerce the lama into telling them where it is; he directs them to a mountain, but when the army arrive, the mountain flies into space, carrying the soldiers with them.

Title: "There is Something Strange About Mr. Jones!"
Story:
Art: Don Heck
Heroes: Davy Jones [ancient seaman]
Villains: Freddy Sykes [criminal]
Genre: Fantasy
Setting: 1960s USA
Reprinted In: Fear#10; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.2
Synopsis: Freddy assaults Mr. Jones and demands his money. Mr. Jones reveals he's Davy Jones and obligingly drags Freddy underwater to his fortune.

Eighteen

Title: "Kraa the Unhuman"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers
Heroes: Kraa [African changed by Atomic radiation into a monstrous being, dies], "Teach"
Others: The Wabuzi tribe
Genre: Science Fiction, Monster
Setting: 1960s Africa
Reprinted In: Marvel Monster Masterworks; Where Monsters Dwell#15; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.2
Synopsis: Teacher goes to Africa to learn about the statues of the Wabuzi, which are based on the monstrous Kraa, whom he befriends. Kraa dies tragically saving Teach from a python, making the Wabuzi believe Teach has superhuman powers, leading to monuments in his honour.

Title: "Enter... the Robot!"
Story:
Art: Steve Ditko
Villains: Max Garr [coal mine foreman]
Others: Mr. Kellan [coal mine owner], a robot
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: 1960s USA
Reprinted In: Monsters on the Prowl#20; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.2
Synopsis: Max fears a new robot mine worker will take away his job so he sabotages it; however, he's then caught in a mine collapse and only the robot can get him out; Max begins to repair the robot, praying he can fix his own sabotage.
Notes: Retold as "Look Out, Wyatt... Automation's Gonna Get Your Job!" from Tower of Shadows#2.
"The Mysterious Mr. P"
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.2

Nineteen (July, 1961)

Title: "The Green Thing!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Heroes: botanist
Villains: Green Thing [weed made intelligent, dies]
Others: Ignatius Rex [good plant]
Genre: Fantasy
Setting: 1960s Australia
Reprinted In: Where Monsters Dwell#14; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.2
Synopsis: A botanist develops a serum which makes a weed super-intelligent; the weed wants to raise an army against mankind, but the botanist brings Igantius Rex to life and it destroys the weed.

Title: "The Haunted Paper!"
Story:
Art: Steve Ditko
Villains: Nick Rover [crook]
Others: Olef [newspaper typesetter]
Genre: Fantasy
Setting: 1960s USA
Reprinted In: Where Monsters Dwell#14; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.2
Synopsis: Rover takes over a newspaper, but finds Olef prints up articles that predict the future accurately; after one claims he will meet with an accident, Rover turns himself in to the police.

Title: "The Coming of Maboo!"
Story:
Art: Don Heck
Villains: Dirk Collins [thief], Maboo [alien]
Others: Charlie Wilkins [treasure hunter]
Genre: Science-Fiction
Setting: 1960s Burma
Reprinted In: Where Monsters Dwell#14; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.2
Synopsis: Collins learns of a village that worships an alien named Maboo; he disguises himself as Maboo to get their gold, only to be confronted with the true Maboo.

Twenty (August, 1961)

Title: "The Colossus Lives Again"
Story:
Art: Jack Kirby
Heroes: Bob O'Bryan [special effects man]
Villains: Crab-like aliens, the Colossus [from #14]
Others: Frank, Judy [civilians], Soviet officials, Grant Marshall [actor, Bob's rival], Diane Cummings [actress, Bob's romantic interest], Charlie, Ben [Bob's workers]
Genre: Monster, Science Fiction
Setting: 1960s USSR; Hollywood, California, USA; Cancrius III
Reprinted In: Monsters on the Prowl#25; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.2
Synopsis: The creatures from Cancrius III return to Earth and reanimate Colossus as its being sent from the USSR to USA. Colossus begins a rampage, but Bob constructs a giant monster which the aliens think will be more powerful than Colossus so they enter it; however, Bob had rigged his monster to explode and kills the aliens when they leave Colossus. Diane accepts Bob as a hero.
Notes: The Colossus returns in Astonishing Tales#21.
"The Rocking Horse"
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.2

Title: "The Bomb"
Story:
Art: Steve Ditko
Others: Two benevolent aliens
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: 1960s New York City, New York, USA
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.2
Synopsis: A bomb-shaped object lands in Time Square and people fear it will explode; ultimately it flies away harmlessly; the aliens who sent it wonder why no one would enter their capsule because they wanted to share their advanced knowledge with Earth.

Twenty-One (September, 1961)

Title: "Klagg! His Mission: Destroy Mankind!"
Story:
Art: Jack Kirby
Heroes: Philip [young man]
Villains: Klagg [extraterrestrial visitor, has robot-like starship with vaccuum generator]
Others: US Army soldiers, Mrs. Jones [civilian], Clair [Philip's girlfriend], John [Philip's father], Uxorr-Minor aliens [flashback], British fleet, Russian fleet, French fleet
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: 1960 USSR; Alaska, USA; Center City, USA; Lumus Centorius
Reprinted In: Where Monsters Dwell#20; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.3
Synopsis: When Klagg comes to Earth and demonstrates his technology, the USA and USSR both demand he share it with them. Believing humans are a destructive race, Klagg turns on humanity and nothing seems able to stop him. Philip is able to convince the various nations to join forces and eventually an armada prepares to engage Klagg; seeing how they've put their differences behind them, Klagg decides there's hope for humanity and leaves Earth.

Title: "The Man From Tomorrow"
Story:
Art: Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers
Heroes: Walter Phelps [time traveler]
Others: Marcus, other Romans
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: 1965 USA; 25 A.D. Rome
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.3
Synopsis: Phelps goes back in time to rule Rome with his superior technology, but none of it works without electricity... including the time machine.
Notes: Retold from "Trapped in Yesterday!" in Tales of Suspense#2.

Title: "Whose Face is in the Mirror?"
Story:
Art: Steve Ditko
Heroes: Joe Kane [office worker]
Genre: Fantasy
Setting: 1960s USA
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.3
Synopsis: Whenever Joe looks in a mirror, he sees a stranger's face; when he meets the stranger exiting an elevator, he panics and runs away; because of this, Joe isn't aboard the elevator when its cable snaps and crashes the car.

Twenty-Two

Title: "Bruttu"
Story:
Art: Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers
Heroes: Bruttu [Howard, scientist-turned-monster]
Others: Anne Benson [lab technician]
Genre: Monster, Science Fiction
Setting: 1960s USA
Reprinted In: Fantasy Masterpieces#3; Monsters on the Prowl#18; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.3
Synopsis: Howard is a weak man, in love with Anne. He finds himself wishing he were like the monster Bruttu he saw in a comic book and when he falls into an atomic device, he does become the creature. Unable to speak, he rampages about trying to get help. Encountering Anne, he learns she loved him as Howard and he is able to transform himself back by focusing on his true self, then destroys the machine and goes to Anne.

Title: "Only One is Human!"
Story:
Art: Don Heck
Heroes: US soldiers [John Baxter, Henry Sloan, Fred Winthrop, Robert Brown]
Villains: Martians [shapeshifters]
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: Distant future, Mars
Reprinted In: Creatures on the Loose#20; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.3
Synopsis: Soldiers on Mars battle the Martians, whose bodies create Virus X, which can kill humans after 24 hours of exposure. One night, a Martian gets into the base disguised as Robert Brown. The others try to determine which is the imposter, but the Martian has all of Brown's memories. Finally, they claim Brown's wife is dead and the real Brown cries; since Martians cannot cry, the fake is exposed.

Title: "The Anatomy of a Nightmare!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Heroes: A writer
Genre: Fantasy
Setting: 1960s USA; Wozu
Reprinted In: Monsters on the Prowl#18; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.3
Synopsis: A writer needs an idea for his next story and dreams of himself traveling to the alien dimension of Wozu; however, this does nothing to inspire him - he's already a resident of Wozu.

Twenty-Three

Title: "I Entered the Dimension of Doom!"
Story:
Art: Jack Kirby
Heroes: John Cummings [inquisitive boy]
Villains: invaders from 2-dimensional world, Hypno-Creature
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: 1960s USA, 2-dimensional world
Reprinted In: Fear#9; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.3
Synopsis: Cummings' inquisitive nature serves him well when he discovers invaders from a 2-dimensional world; he escapes them and seals up their passage to Earth.

Title: "The Creature From the Black Bog"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Heroes: John and Martha [elderly couple]
Others: giant alien
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: 1960s Florida Everglades
Reprinted In: Monsters on the Prowl#19; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.3
Synopsis: John and Martha help a giant alien escape from a bog; he rewards them by regressing them back to their prime with water from the Fountain of Youth.
Notes: Same plot used as "The Beast From the Bog!" in Chamber of Darkness#5.

Title: "Going Down!"
Story:
Art: Paul Reinman
Heroes: Simon Queel [elevator operator]
Villains: Luther Zoroni [Satan in disguise]
Others: Mr. Cartwright [businessman]
Genre: Horror
Setting: 1960s USA
Reprinted In: Creatures on the Loose#19; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.3
Synopsis: Simon wants to impress Luther and rigs an accident in the elevator so he can "save" Luther's life. However, the elevator remains in freefall after Simon fixes it; Luther casts the shadow of the Devil as the elevator continues to fall down...

Title: "The Changeling"
Story:
Art: Jack Kirby
Heroes: John [man from Centaurus II]
Others: Alana [John's lover]
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: Centaurus II, Earth
Reprinted In: Monsters on the Prowl#19; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.3
Synopsis: John wants to see Earth, the planet his people originally came from, but it is forbidden. He steals a vessel to visit Earth, but finds he is smaller than a fly to their perspective, which is why they can never return.

Twenty-Four

Title: "The Insect Man"
Story:
Art: Jack Kirby
Heroes: Sgt. Mason [test subject]
Villains: Insect Men [underground race]
Genre: Science Fiction, Monster
Setting: 1960s USA
Reprinted In: Where Monsters Dwell#19; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.3
Synopsis: Mason journeys to Earth's centre as a test for astronauts and is captured by Insect Men who treat him like a plaything. He escapes back to the surface, but believes it all to be a dream-- except for the giant insect hair found within his craft and thrown away by a janitor.

Title: "Beware...the Ticking Clocks!"
Story:
Art: Jack Kirby
Heroes: King Linus [benevolent ruler]
Villains: Claudius Zemu [despot], Klugari [assassin]
Genre: Fantasy
Setting: Medieval times
Reprinted In: Where Monsters Dwell#19; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.3
Synopsis: Linus is beloved by all, but Zemu wants his kingdom and sends Klugari to kill him. However, Klugari vanishes...and later, a figurine on the king's clock appears, looking just like Klugari.

Title: "Something Lurks in the Fog!"
Story:
Art: Don Heck
Heroes: Sam Farrow [con man]
Villains: Limbo creatures
Genre: Fantasy
Setting: 1960s USA
Reprinted In: Where Monsters Dwell#19; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.3
Synopsis: Farrow becomes a bus driver and is told to never take one route, but does so anyway and finds himself in a limbo-like place, with a dark hooded figure facing him. Terrified, he flees and reforms.

Title: "Long Live the King!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Heroes: King Kim [ruler, dies]
Villains: Prince Rujak [dies]
Others: Queen Sari [Kim's wife]
Genre: Fantasy
Setting: Ancient Tibet
Reprinted In: Where Monsters Dwell#19; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.3
Synopsis: When the good king Kim dies, Rujak marries Sari and takes the throne, but is a despot. He plans to kill Sari, but Sari is warned in time, and Rujak falls from the castle tower. Who warned Sari? Kim's portrait.

Twenty-Five (January, 1962)

Title: "The Death of Monstrollo"
Story:
Art: Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers
Heroes: Charles Hudson [filmmaker]
Villains: Aliens
Others: Monstrollo [giant monster film prop]
Genre: Science Fiction, Monster
Setting: 1960s USA
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.3
Synopsis: Hudson is forced by public pressure to abandon his scary Monstrollo film, but uses the prop to drive off alien invaders.
Notes: Monstrollo returns in Marvel Monsters: Where Monsters Dwell#1.

Title: "The Unseen"
Story:
Art: Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers
Villains: Jason Wilkes [scientist], Russian agent
Others: Wilkes' sister
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: Fall, 1961, USA
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.3
Synopsis: Wilkes agrees to help Russia in exchange for 1 million dollars and builds an invisible ray, but after testing it on himself, cannot make himself visible again.

Title: "The Hidden Face"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Heroes:
Villains: Wogu [bigoted land dweller]
Others: Aqua [sea-dwelling aliens]
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: An alien world
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.3
Synopsis: Wogu hates Aquas and riles up other land dwellers against them; they wear masks while committing crimes, but after escaping the authorities, Wogu finds he can't remove his mask, finding one mask after another beneath it; he's gone insane.
Notes: Retold from "Men in Black" in Menace#3 and "I am the Man Without a Face!" in Strange Tales#71.
"The Enchanted Paint"
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.3

Twenty-Six

Title: "It Crawls By Night!"
Story:
Art: Jack Kirby
Heroes: Jed Hanson [farmer]
Villains: plant-creature
Others: Tommy Hanson [Jed's son], Mrs. Hanson
Genre: Monster, Horror
Setting: Jed Hanson's farm and surrounding community
Reprinted In: Fear#8; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.3
Synopsis: Jed creates a plant that can grow anywhere, but it quickly spread across the countryside, destroying whatever crosses its path; Jed drives it off by using fragments from a meteor that cause it to shrivel up.

Title: "Never Trust a Martian!"
Story:
Art: Don Heck
Villains: Russians [dressed as Martians], Martians
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: 1960s USA
Reprinted In: Fear#8; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.3
Synopsis: Russian agents masquerade as Martians to cause a drop in American morale (!), but then real Martians show up and capture them for interfering with their invasion plan.

Title: "The Face!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Villains: A thief [dies]
Others: Lama [dies]
Genre: Fantasy
Setting: 1960s India
Reprinted In: Fear#8; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.3
Synopsis: After killing a lama to steal his ruby, the thief is haunted, seeing the Lama's face everywhere he looks. He stops the train he's aboard to escape him, but accidentally leaps off the bridge and down the cliff.
"Seven Long Years"
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.3

Twenty-Seven (March, 1962)

Title: "On the Trail of the Witch"
Story:
Art: Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers
Villains: A female witch, Inspector Koraz [male witch]
Genre: Horror
Setting: Europe
Reprinted In: Beware#1; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.3
Synopsis: Koraz sets out to ensnare a local witch, but only to help her escape, as he's a witch himself.

Title: "Oog Lives Again!"
Story:
Art: Jack Kirby
Heroes: Oog [giant telepathic extraterrestrial scout]
Others: Charlie, Ben [explorers], US Army
Genre: Monster, Science Fiction
Setting: 1960s Arctic; USA
Reprinted In: Monsters on the Prowl#20; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.3
Synopsis: Explorers in the Arctic find a giant creature with the word "Oog" written in the ice; they bring the creature back to the USA to examine but when it thaws out they assume it's a monster and attack it; the creature reveals "Oog" is actually a distress signal; some of his people arrive to bring him home as he relates his disappointment in humans for attacking him.

Title: "John Doe"
Story:
Art: Paul Reinman
Heroes: Professor Burke [robot inventor]
Others: John Doe [humanoid robot, destroyed]
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: Post-2000, USA
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.3
Synopsis: Burke builds a human-looking robot but people refuse to accept John as a person. While hunting, John sacrifices himself to save Burke from a bear. The scuffle reveals Burke himself is also a robot.

Title: "His Name Was... Merlin!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Heroes: Merlin [sorcerer]
Villains: Joe Cooke [the Great Nero, stage magician]
Genre: Fantasy
Setting: 1960s USA
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.3
Synopsis: Cooke steals other magicians' material for his act; when he calls himself "Merlin," the real Merlin teaches him enough magic to accidentally banish himself from Earth.

Twenty-Eight

Title: "Titan, the Amphibian From Atlantis!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers
Heroes: John Cartwright [auto businessman]
Villains: Titan [monster from Atlantis], Atlantis' king
Genre: Science Fiction, Monster
Setting: 1960s USA; Atlantis
Reprinted In: Marvel Monster Masterworks; Uncanny Tales From The Grave#12; Fantasy Masterpieces#7; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.3
Synopsis: When the Titan appears from the ocean offering a treasure to whatever human will tell them of Earth's defences, John Cartwright answers, and goes to Atlantis-- but tells them Earth's defences are so powerful, they could never conquer Earth. The Atlanteans kill him, but Earth has been saved from an invasion.

Title: "Back From the Dead!"
Story:
Art: Jack Kirby
Heroes: An unnamed criminal
Villains: The Stone Men and their captain
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: South America; Easter Island
Reprinted In: Chamber of Chills #11; Tomb of Darkness#16; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.3
Synopsis: A criminal on the run heads to Easter Island, where a man tells him how the statues can be brought to life by a magic scroll. He finds it, but when the statues revive, they decide to take him to their space zoo. He appeals to the native for help, but the native is their captain.

Title: "The Secret of the Black Planet"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Villains: Bruno Brugg [convict]
Others: A rocket-shaped extraterrestrial
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: Distant future, prison asteroid; an alien world
Reprinted In: Weird Wonder Tales#4; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.3
Synopsis: Bruno escapes from a prison asteroid to an alien world; seeing a rocket he decides to commandeer it, but it turns out to be the native alien life and starts chasing Bruno.

Title: "The Dummy"
Story:
Art: Paul Reinman
Heroes: Great Gregory and Herman [Uranians posing as ventriloquist and dummy]
Others: Other Uranians ["Uranusians," made of wood]
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: 1960s USA; Uranus
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.3
Synopsis: The Great Gregory's ventriloquism act is so good, people think Herman must be a man in disguise; however, they're both actually wooden men from Uranus come to spy on Earth.

Twenty-Nine

Title: "The Martian Who Stole a City!"
Story:
Art: Jack Kirby
Heroes: Bobby [teenager]
Villains: Martian
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: 1960s USA
Reprinted In: Monsters on the Prowl#21; Crypt of Shadows#20; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.3
Synopsis: A Martian sets about capturing entire buildings by teleporting them and their occupants to Mars. Bobby defeats him by realizing he only strikes by night -- he is afraid of the light.

Title: "Nothing Can Save Us!"
Story:
Art: Jack Kirby
Heroes: Captain Rick Marshall, crew of the X-34
Villains: fire-breathing Dragon
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: 2088, alien world
Reprinted In: Monsters on the Prowl#21; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.3
Synopsis: The X-34 crew encounter a dragon and attempt to kill it, but Marshall prevents them, realizing they need the dragon's flame-breath to repel the constant meteor bombardments on that planet.

Title: "The Thing in the Locked Room!"
Story:
Art: Don Heck
Villains: Prince Zemu [thieving royal, dies]
Genre: Fantasy
Setting: Medieval past
Reprinted In: Chamber of Chills#17; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.3
Synopsis: Zemu steals from peasants; one day he takes a painting of an old man and seals it within a room, but suddenly begins to age, resembling the man in the painting. Zemu dies of old age, unable to reach the painting, which is now a picture of what he once looked like.

Title: "It Was Only a Simple Barbershop... ...Or Was it??!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Villains: Muggsy Bogar [criminal]
Others: Bill [policeman], Joe [mysterious barber]
Genre: Fantasy
Setting: 1960s USA
Reprinted In: Journey into Mystery#15; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.3
Synopsis: Running from the police, Muggsy is told to hide in a barbershop; within, Joe places a sheet over Muggsy and makes him disappear.

Thirty (June, 1962)

Title: "The Ghost Rode a Roller Coaster!"
Story:
Art: Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers
Villains: Charlie Harris [amusement park owner, dies]
Others: Walter Burke [sickly engineer, dies]
Genre: Fantasy
Setting: 1960s USA
Reprinted In: Monsters on the Prowl#19; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.3
Synopsis: Burke helps design an astounding amusement park for Harris, but his effort is never enough; after he dies while constructing a scary roller coaster for Harris, Harris decides to test it out; he is confronted by Burke's ghost during the ride, who explains it is truly the scariest ride of them all-- it doesn't return to the ground.

Title: "The Creature From Krangro"
Story:
Art: Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers
Villains: Creature From Krangro [extraterrestrial warlord], Krangro warriors
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: 1960s Earth; alien worlds
Reprinted In: Creatures on the Loose#19; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.3
Synopsis: The Creature From Krangro prepares to conquer Earth, but the three Earthmen he captures refuse to break under interrogation, convincing the aliens to leave Earth alone; their "prisoners" were actually three stone statues of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt.
"The Man Who Couldn't Grow Old"
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.3

Title: "Inside the Fallout Shelter!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Villains: Mr. Clagg [wealthy man]
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: 1960s USA
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.3
Synopsis: Clagg builds a shelter for himself, ignoring others. When he hears a raid siren he locks himself inside, using a mechanism which won't open for a month; however, he forgot to pack a can opener for the food in his shelter.

Thirty-One

Title: "The Missing Link!"
Story:
Art: Steve Ditko
Heroes: A time traveler [mistaken for prehistoric man]
Others: Scientists
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: 1960s Pacific island; USA
Reprinted In: Where Monsters Dwell#36; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.3
Synopsis: An ape-like man is found on an island and scientists wonder if he's a "missing link," perhaps a long-lived prehistoric man. Although at first he's non-responsive, he finally asks to be returned to the island, where he reveals he's from the future and kept from talking for fear of altering time; he came back in time to see how Earth entered an atomic war; he warns them to try and change their future, then enters his hidden time machine and goes home.

Title: "The Crackpot"
Story:
Art: Don Heck
Heroes: Elias Poole ["crackpot" inventor]
Villains: Three communist spies [all die]
Others: Mr. Smythe [businessman], a little boy
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: 1960s USA
Reprinted In: Journey into Mystery#17; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.3
Synopsis: Elias' inventions seem useless and after his most recent rejection he throws away the new disintegrator gun he built; a little boy finds the weapon and thinks it's a toy; he accidentally kills three enemy spies before throwing the gun in the lake.

Title: "The Man Who Found Shangri-La"
Story:
Art: Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers
Heroes: Paul Drumm [explorer]
Villains: Harry Drumm [Paul's brother]
Genre: Fantasy
Setting: 1960s Shangri-La
Reprinted In: Weird Wonder Tales#11; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.3
Synopsis: Harry follows his brother Paul on an expedition to Shangri-La, hoping to steal their treasures, only to find Shangri-La appears differently to every man-- and to him, it's hell.

Title: "Monster in the Iron Mask"
Story:
Art: Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers
Heroes: magician
Villains: Monster in the Iron Mask [alien invader]
Others: Bobby [magician's son], his dog
Genre: Science Fiction, Monster
Setting: 1960s USA
Reprinted In: Journey Into Mystery#18; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.3
Synopsis: The Monster in the Iron Mask claims to be immune to all attacks except gas and poison, which is why he wears a mask; the magician realizes it's an example of sleight-of-hand and that the mask doesn't protect him at all; the Monster is defeated and leaves Earth.

Thirty-Two (August, 1962)

Title: "The Man in the Beehive!"
Story:
Art: Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers
Heroes: Lucius Farnsworth [bee-keeping millionaire, mutant]
Others: Eric [employee of Farnsworth], bees
Genre: Fantasy
Setting: 1960s USA
Reprinted In: Fantasy Masterpieces#8; Where Monsters Dwell#34; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.4
Synopsis: Eric attempts to rob Farnsworth, but is found by him. As punishment, Farnsworth unleashes his mutant powers to make Eric small and Eric is chased through Farnsworth's beehives by the bees. After many close calls, Eric is caught and suddenly, returns to normal. Farnsworth claims he used a hypnotic trick on Eric...but Eric finds a tiny miniature gun that looks just like his on the floor.

Title: "Sazzik, the Sorcerer"
Story:
Art: Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers
Villains: Sazzik [15th century sorcerer], Boris Grimm [TV producer]
Others: Borgias [another infamous sorcerer]
Genre: Fantasy
Setting: 1960s Hollywood, California, USA
Reprinted In: Dead of Night #9; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.4
Synopsis: Grimm is loathed for his gore-soaked TV programs; learning of Sazzik, he decides to make a show about him; while reciting a spell from the book on Sazzik, Sazzik himself appears and sends Grimm to the nether-world.
"The One Who Isn't Human"
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.4

Title: "The Thing in the Sky!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Heroes: A thinking starship
Villains: Soviets
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: 1960s USSR; Mars
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.4
Synopsis: The Soviets build a thinking computer and outfit it within a ship they send to Mars; it can receive orders to bomb anywhere on Earth the Soviets desire, but when they order a test, the computer refuses and instead tells them it will destroy anyone who attempts to make it kill others; the computer intends to keep Earth peaceful.

Thirty-Three (September, 1962)

Title: "I Was Trapped in the Chamber of Fear!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Jack Kirby
Villains: Mike Matthews [reporter]
Others: Stan Lee, Hiram Cragmoor [servant of Fate]
Genre: Fantasy
Setting: 1960s New York, USA
Reprinted In: Fantasy Masterpieces#6; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.4
Synopsis: Matthews is a wicked reporter who blackmails others for their secrets. Hearing Cragmoor is a recluse, he decides to dig up the dirt on him, only to find Cragmoor is a servant of fate who sends souls to their final resting place. He forces Matthews to take his place, then tries to sell the story to Marvel Comics. Stan Lee finds it too unbelievable.

Title: "The Mystery of the Tax Collector From Space"
Story:
Art: Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers
Villains: Harry Grubb [unemployed actor, poses as Orgg the tax collector]
Others: Aliens
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: 1960s USA
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.4
Synopsis: After finding a dead alien in a saucer, Grubb poses as Orgg to extort money from the USA, but it turns out it was all a ploy by the aliens to capture him as a specimen.
"The Secret of the Mirage"
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.4

Title: "Where is the Wommelly?"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Villains: Wommellies [shapeshifting alien invaders]
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: Near future, Earth
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.4
Synopsis: Wommellies attack Earth; one of their ships crash but the pilot isn't found; the humans expect he'll be easy to locate, not realizing he can simply transform into a human and walk in their midst.

Thirty-Four (October, 1962)

Title: "I Found the Girl in the Blue Glass Bottle!"
Story:
Art: Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers
Heroes: A man and woman
Villains: Elias Dane [curio shop owner]
Genre: Fantasy
Setting: 1960s USA; India
Reprinted In: Where Monsters Dwell#22; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.4
Synopsis: A man goes to a curio shop run by Elias Dane where Dane shows off a blue glass bottle containing a miniature woman; Dane then captures the man inside the bottle and boasts how with this he can shrink anything and conquer the Earth, even other worlds. However, the man uses a tiny mirror to reflect light from the bottle into Dane's eyes; Dane drops the bottle and it breaks, setting the man and woman free while Dane shrinks out of sight.

Title: "Forbidden World"
Story:
Art: Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers
Heroes: United Planet explorers [John, Eric]
Others: Aliens
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: Sector X330, the distant future
Reprinted In: Star Wars Weekly#89; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.4
Synopsis: The explorers attempt to enter a planet surrounded by mist, but the aliens keep trying to fire them down. They eventually learn this is because the mist is composed of anti-matter, but only after Eric loses his life.
Notes: Titled "Forbidden Planet" in Star Wars Weekly#89.

Title: "Who Am I?"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Heroes: An amnesiac man [acrobat]
Others: A guide through Limbo
Genre: Fantasy
Setting: 1960s USA; Limbo
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.4
Synopsis: A man in Limbo can't recall his past; a guide helps him recall he died during an acrobatic performance, then leads him on to the afterlife.

Title: "The Coming of the Giants!"
Story:
Art: Don Heck
Villains: Three giant aliens [from 12th Galaxy]
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: "A few years in the future," Earth
Reprinted In: Creatures on the Loose#23; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.4
Synopsis: Humanity has made great achievements and humans are pleased with themselves, but one day three giant aliens land on Earth and don't even notice the tiny humans as they claim the planet; they finally decide Earth is too small to bother with and depart, leaving humanity humbled.

Thirty-Five (November, 1962)

Title: "I Accepted the Deadly Challenge of Zarkorr"
Story:
Art: Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers
Heroes: Dave Barlett [45-year old spaceman]
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: August, 2065, Earth, Mars
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.4
Synopsis: Barlett's career ends at the age of 45, but when the alien Zarkorr threatens Earth's destruction unless they complete a race to Mars, Bartlett emerges from retirement and saves the day...having posed as Zarkorr himself to prove older men are useful after all.
"I Must Enter the Tomb of Tut-Am-Tut"
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.4

Title: "Never Threaten a Witchman"
Story:
Art: Steve Ditko
Villains: Cozo [bald actor]
Others: Hans [actor], Zamoff [witchman]
Genre: Fantasy
Setting: 1960s Europe
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.4
Synopsis: Cozo is ruthless in seeking out roles, but his lack of hair makes it difficult to keep parts. He threatens Zamoff at gunpoint to fashion a potion which will cause his hair to grow, but Cozo grows so much hair he winds up as a sideshow exhibit.

Title: "Revolt of the Robots"
Story:
Art:
Heroes: Philip Evans [anti-robot campaigner]
Villains: Robots [slaves of humans]
Others: Cyrus Evans [Philip's father], Mrs. Evans [Philip's mother], Harvey [Philip's aide]
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: Distant future
Reprinted In: Journey into Mystery#13; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.4
Synopsis: Philip hates robots and leads humanity into putting down a revolt by the creations, never realizing he himself is a robot, constructed by Cyrus Evans.

Thirty-Six (December, 1962)

Title: "Meet Mr. Meek! The Most Dangerous Man in the World!"
Story:
Art: Don Heck
Heroes: Silvester J. Meek [bookstore owner]
Villains: Aliens
Others: Daisy Printwhistle [Silvester's girlfriend], Ralph Avery [scientist, Silvester's friend]
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: 1960s USA
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.4
Synopsis: Meek obtains books from a strange man which contain a formula for the golden touch; when he uses it on himself, he begins to create gold everywhere he turns; Ralph realizes aliens must be responsible and tells them to leave Meek alone.
"The Final Weapon"
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.4

Title: "The Gorilla From Outer Space"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Heroes: Mike Mullins [ventriloquist]
Others: A gorilla from Vega
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: 1960s USA
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.4
Synopsis: Mullins causes people to think a gorilla can talk, hoping to drive up interest in his act; Mike tricks crowds into thinking the gorilla is from outer space and the zoo lets the gorilla go; the gorilla drags Mike away to his spaceship, thanking him for arranging his release; he takes Mike back to Vega with him.

Thirty-Seven (January, 1963)

Title: "Behold -- the Monster!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Heroes: A publicity man
Villains: An alien armada
Others: J.G. [filmmaker]
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: 1960s USA; an alien world
Reprinted In: Where Monsters Dwell#37; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.4
Synopsis: As an alien fleet heads to Earth, a movie publicity man builds a giant monster to advertise "Behold the Monster," but J.G. complains about the negative letters the statue receives. However, the alien fleet sees the statue and mistakes it for a typical human, causing them to abandon their plans of conquest.

Title: "Haag! Hunter of Helpless Humans!"
Story: Stan Lee, Larry Lieber
Art: Steve Ditko
Heroes: Brett Marlowe [hunter]
Villains: Haag [alien hunter]
Others: Soviets, Japanese
Genre: Science-Fiction
Setting: 1960s USA; Africa; Japan; USSR; Andes, Peru
Reprinted In: Weird Wonder Tales#12; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.4
Synopsis: Haag decides to hunt humans for sport; a big game hunter finds the solution by forcing Haag into a trap, forcing him to release his captives.

"A Voice in the Dark"
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.4

Thirty-Eight (February, 1963)

"The Teenager That Ruled the World"
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.4

Title: "We Can't All Be Human!"
Story: Stan Lee, Larry Lieber
Art: Don Heck
Heroes: Henry Matthews [philosophy student]
Villains: Three space pirates
Others: Frank [college student], members of an interplanetary space patrol [Sgt. Ogg], US Army soldiers
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: 1960s USA
Reprinted In: Tomb of Darkness#16; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.4
Synopsis: Some students mock Henry for studying philosophy. Three gentle-looking aliens land on Earth and claim they're being pursued by space pirates. Earth prepares to repel the next craft to land, but Henry prevents them and instead confronts the supposed pirates, revealing they're actually policemen; the real pirates were the first set of aliens. Henry's study of philosophy enabled him to recognize the pirates had assumed appearances meant to lower humanity's resistance.

Title: "The Man in the Mirror!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Villains: Silas Haggle [millionaire]
Others: Jones, Smedley [Haggle's business rivals]
Genre: Fantasy
Setting: 1960s USA
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.4
Synopsis: Haggle buys a mirror and discovers he can wish people away into the mirror; he uses this to dispose of his rivals, but when his corrupt business practices catch up with him, he wishes to escape - and winds up sealed inside the mirror.

Thirty-Nine (March, 1963)

Title: "The Last Rocket!"
Story:
Art: Gene Colan
Heroes: Adam and Eve [man and wife]
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: Earth [future?]
Reprinted In: Tales Of Suspense#39 Marvel Milestone
Synopsis: With news of the sun's imminent destruction, Earthmen evacuate, save one husband and wife. When the time finally comes, a new sun is born, and Adam and Eve are left to re-populate Earth.

Title: "Gundar"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Heroes: Gundar [ship-wrecked man]
Villains: Gundar [ruthless Viking]
Others: Vikings, Odin
Genre: Fantasy
Setting: A nameless island, 1960s
Reprinted In: Tales of Suspense#39 Marvel Milestone; Creatures On The Loose#22; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.4
Synopsis: A shipwrecked man meets Vikings, who tell him how they mutinied against their tyrannical captain, who cursed them to remain upon a deserted island, which only he could lift. However, the shipwrecked man is Gundar's descendent and lifts the curse, returning them home.

Forty (April, 1963)

"Work of Art"
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.4

"Prophet of Doom"
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.4

Forty-One

"The Sorcerer's Plot"
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.4

Title: "The End of the Universe!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Heroes: A pilot
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: 3000, Earth
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.4
Synopsis: Men wonder how to find a pilot to explore the edge of the universe; a man who feels he has nothing to live for volunteers; he journeys to the edge and learns the secret of the universe, but returns to Earth able to say nothing more than "I know!"

Forty-Two

Title: "I Speak of the Haunted House!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Heroes: Rodney [skeptic]
Others: Smith [believer in haunted houses]
Genre: Fantasy
Setting: 1960s USA
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.4
Synopsis: Rodney doesn't believe in haunted houses so Smith convinces him to spend a night in one; Rodney agrees and has an uneventful night, but the next day the house is gone; it appears only once per year for just 12 hours.
"Escape Into Space"
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.4

Forty-Three (July, 1963)

Title: "You Can't Change the Past!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Villains: Jukes [Stanley's assistant]
Others: Simon Stanley [scientist]
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: 1960s USA
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.4
Synopsis: Jukes wants to prove men can travel through time and steals Stanley's time machine, but finds the past cannot be altered - and he becomes like a ghost, unable to affect the past or return to his own time.
"I Was a Victim of Venus"
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.4

Forty-Four (August, 1963)

"One of Us Must Die"
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.4

Title: "I Come From the Sky!"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Villains: Serge Plotski [Communist agent]
Others: African natives
Genre: Fantasy
Setting: 1960s Africa
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.4
Synopsis: Serge is sent to rile up followers in Africa; stranded in a remote village, he tries to impress locals with his superior skills, only to convince him he should be the one to slay a giant monster outside the walls of their village; Serge is locked out of the village to face the approaching creature.

Forty-Five (September, 1963)

"I Come From Far Centaurus"
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.4

Forty-Six (October, 1963)

Title: "The Gargoyles"
Story: Stan Lee
Art: Steve Ditko
Heroes: unnamed hunter
Others: Wattu [African], Gargoyles [misshapen creatures worshipped as gods by Africans]
Genre: Fantasy
Setting: 1960s Africa
Reprinted In: Giant-Size Dracula#4; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.4
Synopsis: A hunter tells his friend how he discovered the Gargoyles in Africa and how he fears they pose a danger to humankind, but his friend convinces him even if the creatures do exist, they pose no threat. Unknown to the hunter, his own friend is one of the Gargoyles.

"Mr. Flubb's Flashlight"
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.4

Forty-Seven

"Shock!"
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.4
Notes: Retelling of "the Coming of the Krills!" from Amazing Adult Fantasy#8.

Forty-Eight

"Kraddack"
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.4

Fifty-One

Title: "The Green Thing"
Story: Stan Lee, Larry Lieber
Art: Larry Lieber, Matt Fox
Heroes: gardener
Villains: plant from Fernius [dies]
Genre: Fantasy
Setting: 1960s USA
Reprinted In: Creatures on the Loose#21; Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.4
Synopsis: A Fernusian threatens Earth with its psychic powers but winds up being devoured by a crow.

Fifty-Two

"The Sance"
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.4

Fifty-Three

Title: "The Omen"
Story: Larry Lieber
Art: Larry Lieber, George Roussos
Villains: Lokar [superstitious warlord of Venturus]
Genre: Science Fiction
Setting: Venturus
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.4
Synopsis: Lokar sees a flash of light and thinks it's a good omen for his planned invasion of the planet Parthea, but the light turns out to be a falling star; Lokar must evacuate his planet; with their home destroyed, the would-be conquerors must now beg Parthea for aid.

Fifty-Four

"Skrang Strikes Tonight"
Reprinted In: Marvel Masterworks: Tales of Suspense Vol.4

Marvel Masterworks Vol. 1

"He Fled in the Night" from Tales of Suspense#1
"The Strangers From Space" from Tales of Suspense#1
"I Dared Explore the Unknown Emptiness" from Tales of Suspense#1
"The Day I Left My Body!" from Tales of Suspense#1
"Prisoner of the Satellites!" from Tales of Suspense#1
"Invasion From Outer Space" from Tales of Suspense#2
"The Planet That Wasn't There" from Tales of Suspense#2
"Trapped in Yesterday!" from Tales of Suspense#2
"The Secret of Planet 'X'!" from Tales of Suspense#2
"A Robot in Hiding!" from Tales of Suspense#2
"The Terrible Time Machine" from Tales of Suspense#3
"The Thing From Planet X" from Tales of Suspense#3
"Robot Hater" from Tales of Suspense#3
"The Haunted House" from Tales of Suspense#3
"The Aliens Who Conquered Earth" from Tales of Suspense#3
"One of Our Spacemen is Missing" from Tales of Suspense#4
"The Invisible Army" from Tales of Suspense#4
"The Voice of Doom!" from Tales of Suspense#4
"Beware of the...Robots!" from Tales of Suspense#4
"One of Us is a Martian!" from Tales of Suspense#4
"I Became a Human Robot!" from Tales of Suspense#5
"I Was Trapped in the Tunnel to Nowhere" from Tales of Suspense#5
"I Fought the Tyrannosaurus" from Tales of Suspense#5
"I Walk Through Walls" from Tales of Suspense#5
"I Traveled Through Time!!" from Tales of Suspense#5
"The Luna Lizards Had Me Trapped" from Tales of Suspense#6
"I Hear it Howl in the Swamp" from Tales of Suspense#6
"I Was Captured By the Cyclops" from Tales of Suspense#6
"The Mutants and Me" from Tales of Suspense#6
"Who Hides Beneath My Mask" from Tales of Suspense#6
"I Fought the Molten Man-Thing!" from Tales of Suspense#7
"I Come From The Shadow World" from Tales of Suspense#7
"I Know the Power of the Genie" from Tales of Suspense#7
"I Was Trapped in the Martian Maze" from Tales of Suspense#7
"My Name is Robot X" from Tales of Suspense#7
"Monstro...The Menace From the Murky Depths" from Tales of Suspense#8
"The Story of Sammy Snork" from Tales of Suspense#8
"I Am the Changing Man" from Tales of Suspense#8
"The Runaway Planet" from Tales of Suspense#8
"It Walks By Night" from Tales of Suspense#8
"Earth Will be Destroyed" from Tales of Suspense#9
"I Saw Diablo! The Demon from the Fifth Dimension!" from Tales of Suspense#9
"The Wrath of Chondu" from Tales of Suspense#9
"Time on My Hands" from Tales of Suspense#9
"The Return of the Living Robot" from Tales of Suspense#9
"I Brought The Mighty Cyclops Back To Life!" from Tales of Suspense#10
"Behind My Door Waits... Medusa!" from Tales of Suspense#10
"I Was Trapped in Nightmare Valley" from Tales of Suspense#10
"I Am the Shaggy Creature" from Tales of Suspense#10

Marvel Masterworks Vol. 2

"I Created...Sporr! The Thing That Could Not Die!" from Tales of Suspense#11
"I Know the Secret of the Flying Saucer" from Tales of Suspense#11
"The Eyes of Igor" from Tales of Suspense#11
"I Escaped to Another World" from Tales of Suspense#11
"I Alone Know The Dread Secret of Gor-Kill The Lurking Demon!" from Tales of Suspense#12
"I Met the Thing on Midnight Island" from Tales of Suspense#12
"The Monster in My Cellar!" from Tales of Suspense#12
"Those Who Lurk Below" from Tales of Suspense#12
"Elektro! He Held a World in His Iron Grip" from Tales of Suspense#13
"The Demon in the Dungeon" from Tales of Suspense#13
"When the Earth Vanished!" from Tales of Suspense#13
"I Lived a Million Years" from Tales of Suspense#13
"I am...Gorak!" from Tales of Suspense#14
"I Created the Colossus" from Tales of Suspense#14
"Goom! The Thing From Planet X!" from Tales of Suspense#15
"I am the Living Ghost!" from Tales of Suspense#15
"Moomboo" from Tales of Suspense#15
"The Thing Called Metallo" from Tales of Suspense#16
"Nightmare" from Tales of Suspense#16
"The Hands of Hogarr" from Tales of Suspense#16
"Beware of Googam, Son of Goom!!" from Tales of Suspense#17
"What Lurks in the Mountain?" from Tales of Suspense#17
"There is Something Strange About Mr. Jones" from Tales of Suspense#17
"Kraa the Unhuman" from Tales of Suspense#18
"Enter the Robot" from Tales of Suspense#18
"The Mysterious Mr. P" from Tales of Suspense#18
"The Green Thing!" from Tales of Suspense#19
"The Haunted Paper!" from Tales of Suspense#19
"The Coming of Maboo!" from Tales of Suspense#19
"The Colossus Lives Again" from Tales of Suspense#20
"The Rocking Horse" from Tales of Suspense#20
"The Bomb" from Tales of Suspense#20

Marvel Masterworks Vol. 3

"Klagg! His Mission: Destroy Mankind!" from Tales of Suspense#21
"The Man From Tomorrow" from Tales of Suspense#21
"Whose Face Is In the Mirror" from Tales of Suspense#21
"Bruttu" from Tales of Suspense#22
"Only One is Human!" from Tales of Suspense#22
"The Anatomy of a Nightmare" from Tales of Suspense#22
"I Entered the Dimension of Doom!" from Tales of Suspense#23
"The Creature From the Black Bog" from Tales of Suspense#23
"Going Down" from Tales of Suspense#23
"The Changeling" from Tales of Suspense#23
"The Insect Man" from Tales of Suspense#24
"Beware...the Ticking Clocks!" from Tales of Suspense#24
"Something Lurks in the Fog!" from Tales of Suspense#24
"Long Live the King!" from Tales of Suspense#24
"The Death of Monstrollo" from Tales of Suspense#25
"The Unseen" from Tales of Suspense#25
"The Hidden Face" from Tales of Suspense#25
"The Enchanted Paint" from Tales of Suspense#25
"It Crawls By Night!" from Tales of Suspense#26
"Never Trust a Martian!" from Tales of Suspense#26
"The Face!" from Tales of Suspense#26
"Seven Long Years" from Tales of Suspense#26
"On the Trail of the Witch" from Tales of Suspense#27
"Oog Lives Again!" from Tales of Suspense#27
"John Doe" from Tales of Suspense#27
"His Name Was Merlin" from Tales of Suspense#27
"Titan, the Amphibian From Atlantis!" from Tales of Suspense#28
"Back From the Dead!" from Tales of Suspense#28
"The Secret of the Black Planet" from Tales of Suspense#28
"The Dummy" from Tales of Suspense#28
"The Martian Who Stole a City!" from Tales of Suspense#29
"Nothing Can Save Us!" from Tales of Suspense#29
"The Thing in the Locked Room!" from Tales of Suspense#29
"It Was Only a Simple Barbershop... ...Or Was It??!" from Tales of Suspense#29
"The Ghost Rode a Roller Coaster!" from Tales of Suspense#30
"The Creature From Krangro" from Tales of Suspense#30
"The Man Who Couldn't Grow Old" from Tales of Suspense#30
"Inside the Fallout Shelter" from Tales of Suspense#30
"The Missing Link" from Tales of Suspense#31
"The Crackpot" from Tales of Suspense#31
"The Man Who Found Shangri-La" from Tales of Suspense#31
"Monster in the Iron Mask" from Tales of Suspense#31

Marvel Masterworks Vol. 4

"The Man in the Beehive!" from Tales of Suspense#32
"Sazzik, the Sorcerer" from Tales of Suspense#32
"The One Who Isn't Human" from Tales of Suspense#32
"The Thing in the Sky!" from Tales of Suspense#32
"I Was Trapped in the Chamber of Fear!" from Tales of Suspense#33
"The Mystery of the Tax Collector From Space" from Tales of Suspense#33
"The Secret of the Mirage" from Tales of Suspense#33
"Where Is the Wommelly?" from Tales of Suspense#33
"I Found the Girl in the Blue Glass Bottle!" from Tales of Suspense#34
"Forbidden World" from Tales of Suspense#34
"Who Am I?" from Tales of Suspense#34
"The Coming of the Giants!" from Tales of Suspense#34
"I Accepted the Deadly Challenge of Zarkorr" from Tales of Suspense#35
"I Must Enter the Tomb of Tut-Am-Tut" from Tales of Suspense#35
"Never Threaten a Witchman" from Tales of Suspense#35
"Revolt of the Robots" from Tales of Suspense#35
"Meet Mr. Meek! The Most Dangerous Man in the World!" from Tales of Suspense#36
"The Final Weapon" from Tales of Suspense#36
"The Gorilla From Outer Space" from Tales of Suspense#36
"Behold -- the Monster!" from Tales of Suspense#37
"Haag! Hunter of Helpless Humans!" from Tales of Suspense#37
"A Voice in the Dark" from Tales of Suspense#37
"The Teenager That Ruled the World" from Tales of Suspense#38
"We Can't All Be Human!" from Tales of Suspense#38
"The Man in the Mirror" from Tales of Suspense#38
"The Last Rocket!" from Tales of Suspense#39
"Gundar" from Tales of Suspense#39
"Work of Art" from Tales of Suspense#40
"Prophet of Doom" from Tales of Suspense#40
"The Sorcerer's Plot" from Tales of Suspense#41
"The End of the Universe!" from Tales of Suspense#41
"I Speak of the Haunted House!" from Tales of Suspense#42
"Escape Into Space" from Tales of Suspense#42
"You Can't Change the Past!" from Tales of Suspense#43
"I Was a Victim of Venus" from Tales of Suspense#43
"One of Us Must Die" from Tales of Suspense#44
"I Come From the Sky" from Tales of Suspense#44
"I Come From Far Centaurus" from Tales of Suspense#45
"The Gargoyles" from Tales of Suspense#46
"Mr. Flubb's Flashlight" from Tales of Suspense#46
"Shock!" from Tales of Suspense#47
"Kraddack" from Tales of Suspense#48
"The Green Thing" from Tales of Suspense#51
"The Sance" from Tales of Suspense#52
"The Omen" from Tales of Suspense#53
"Skrang Strikes Tonight" from Tales of Suspense#54

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