Release Message: Two scientists show a professor how they can send a cube back in time, but they are unable to bring it back. The professor refuses to aid them, saying playing with time is potentially catastrophic. Art by Steve Ditko.
Description: Two scientists show the professor how they can send a cube back in time, but they are unable to bring it back. The professor refuses to aid them, saying playing with time is potentially catastrophic. They ignore him and continue, finally becoming able to return the cube. They send it back with a camera to prehistoric times and as it arrives, it strikes down a reptile who was about to become the first creature to stand upright. The cube returns and the two scientists-- now giant reptiles-- are pleased to see history has not been altered. Notes: Retelling of "The Scientists" from Astonishing#9. Cover art by Steve Ditko. Those Who Change; Scientists view the ancient past, but though they don't realize it they reshape history causing humans to evolve from reptiles. The Mark of the Toad; An evil uncle tries to kill a boy king, but his magic backfires and turns him into a toad. No Sign of Life. Man on a Tightrope; A young girl is friends with a tightrope walker past his prime. The man is killed in his last act, but his ghost returns to make his friend well again. Mister Universe. All scripts by Stan Lee, all art by Steve Ditko. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.12.