Includes 10 pages of paid advertisements. Some information supplied by Tom Lammers and the Timely/Atlas discussion list. On-sale date from 1962 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.
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Humanoid robots are banned, but their inventor keeps one in secret, and aliens try to turn it against humanity. It resists and they are forced to flee, but the robot’s inventor thinks that it disobeyed him by leaving hiding, not knowing that it saved humanity.
In the year 2050 a prisoner reads about the invention of a time machine and so breaks jail to return to the past to rub out the one witness to his crime. However, as he attempts to assault the man, he realizes that he has been rendered intangible like a ghost so as to be unable to effect any change in the course of events.