Detective Jim Pearce; Chuck Wingart; Storm People; Sun Tribe
Detective Pearce is flying over stormy mountains with his prisoner Chuck Wingart when their plane goes down. Separated after the crash, Pearce is befriended by the People of the Storm, while Wingart connects with the Sun People. Both men are given powers from their respective sponsors to help them survive, but their goals remain the same, capture for one, escape for the other.
Martin Hawks (student of Indian life); Joe Red Feather (guide); Medicine Man Minoni; Chief Tihuaki; the chief's son; the Eagle Spirit; the Fire Spirit
Martin Hawks searches for and finds a ancient Indian pipe told of in legend. The legend claims Minoni, the medicine man, controlled the pipe and could call different spirits from it. After Minoni called the Eagle Spirit to kill Chief Tihuaki, the chief's son avenged his father by using a silver arrow. Minoni took the pipe and buried it so that his descendants could use it again someday. The pipe is put on display but is stolen, and the Spirits begin to appear again. Hawks pilots a plane named the Silver Arrow and defeats the Spirits as the last descendant of Tihuaki.
Mark Merlin; Elsa; Jim; Willy; Jim's father (friend of Mark Merlin); W'Dor (other dimensional criminal)
Mark and Elsa are contacted about strange creatures attacking a nearby town. They walk into town and find no one but giant shadows who fire a shell at them. They're transformed into shadows and transported to another dimension, where they find the missing townspeople. But Mark starts arming himself with weapons. He and Elsa return to Earth, where he uses an alteration lens to return to his actual form of W'Dor, a criminal from the other dimension who switched during the shelling. His people show up to capture him, but an elephant (Mark having also used the alteration lens) immobilizes him.