"I am Dr. Druid!"
"I Challenged...Groot! The Monster from Planet X!"
An extraterrestrial falls to Earth. He uses his immense size and ability to control all things made of wood in an attempt to take the townspeople back to his home-world for experimentation. Is the townspeople' fight against the monster hopeless, or can a lone scientist save the day?
-First appearance of Groot.
-Story drawn by Jack Kirby, and inked by Dick Ayers. 7 pages (T-839).
-Reprinted from Tales to Astonish (Vol 1) #13.
Timid Irwin Botts hires a hypnotist to make him more self-confident. This inadvertently leads to Irwin becoming a prize fighter. The hypnotist keeps his therapy in place until the prize fight, which Irwin wins without the hypnotic spell. Irwin learns the confidence was always a part of him, after all.
-Story illustrated by Bernie Krigstein; 5 pages (H-619).
-Reprinted from Astonishing Tales #47.