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"Threat of the Faceless Creature": Highway patrol troopers Bob Colby and Jim Boone feel compelled by some unknown force to build a machine (the Spacontakron) which is used to transport the Faceless Creature Chan Yull from the subatomic world of Klaramar to earth. The troopers discover that they


Quote1 Simultaneously I'll cause Klaramar to expand -- and earth to shrink! When both are the same size they will reach a critical point and explode in a cosmic cataclysm! Of course, just before this happens I'll step into the teleporter and return safely to my sub-atomic world. Quote2
-- Chan Yull, the Faceless Creature



Appearing in "Threat of the Faceless Creature"

Featured Characters:

  • Bob Colby
  • Jim Boone

Supporting Characters:

  • Klee Pan

Villains:

Other Characters:


Locations:

Items:

  • Spacontakron
  • Size-reducing weapons

Vehicles:




Synopsis for "Threat of the Faceless Creature"

Highway patrol troopers Bob Colby and Jim Boone feel compelled by some unknown force to build a machine (the Spacontakron) which is used to transport the Faceless Creature Chan Yull from the subatomic world of Klaramar to earth. The troopers discover that they have been under the mental control of Chan Yull so that he can conquer the earth. Growing to an enormous size the Faceless Creature threatens to destroy the world through nuclear destruction unless the planet is surrendered to him. The United Nations votes Chan Yull "First Citizen of Earth" on his reassurance that he will not become a dictatorial ruler of the planet. But the Faceless Creature breaks his promise and reveals that he plans to destroy the earth using the Spacontakron by shrinking the earth while at the same time enlarging Klaramar. When both planets are the same size they "will reach a critical mass and explode in the cosmic cataclysm." Meanwhile Bob Colby and Jim Boone use size-reducing weapons given to them by Klee Pan another Faceless Creature from Klaramar. They shrink to sub-atomic size and are flung across space to Saturn. When they arrive they realise that they are tiny, even though Klaramar is a sub-atomic world, and then they remember that Chan Yull is expanding the planet. Riding upon two Klaramaran flies they make their way to Klee Pan's laboratory narrowly escaping being squashed by the scientist by drawing a map of the earth on the wall with mud-smeared sticks. Klee Pan enlarges the two earthmen, and hears their story telepathically. He restores Klaramar to its normal size and brings Chan Yull back to serve a prison sentence and then returns the highway patrolmen to earth.

Appearing in "Danger In Detroit"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Abner Henderson (Final appearance)

Villains:

Other Characters:

  • Jenkins (Single appearance)
  • Akno, one of the leaders of the trefoils

Locations:

  • Durvale
  • Durvale Community Hall
  • Marene Herald's room
  • Detroit
  • Michigan Avenue
  • Abner Henderson's factory
  • The Blue Belts barricade.

Items:

  • Atomic pistols

Vehicles:

  • The first automobile made in the USA since the Atomic War

Synopsis for "Danger In Detroit"

Abner Henderson builds the first automobile since the Atomic War using the berries from the new species of birdsfoot trefoils he has bred. Organiser Kadey and his fascist Blue Belts seek to confiscate the vehicle but the Atomic Knights resist their attempts and they are routed. Having heard a rumour that Kadey has possession of atomic pistols the Knights decide to find out if that is true so they can remove this threat. They assault the Blue Belts' barricade with an explosive firebomb made from the juice of trefoil berries. Gaining entry they are confronted by Kadey wielding his atomic pistols. But the Atomic Knights' armour is immune to the radiation emitted by the pistols enabling them easily to overpower him. Kadey and his Blue Belts are arrested and handed over to the people of the Detroit zone so that they can elect their own government. After all, "That's the democratic way!" Akno, one of the leaders of the trefoils, thanks Gardner Grayle and Henderson presents the Knights with the new automobile as a gift.

Notes

Includes public service announcement, "Not Wanted: High School Dropouts"; single page strip on "Amazing Ratios!"

Trivia

The Faceless Hunter was initially called Chan Yull in Strange Adventures #124, but refer as Chen Yull throughout the rest of the story, Chun Yull in Strange Adventures #142, and Chan Yull throughout Strange Adventures #152, then Chun Yull again in DC Presents #77 - 78 and thereafter. This last spelling is the one used for this database.



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