Classification: Mystical clock

Creator: Unrevealed

User/Possessors: Mr. Jordan, old geezer

First Appearance: Journey into Mystery I#67/3 (April, 1961)

Powers/Abilities/Functions: The Block Clock prematurely aged anyone who touched it, and would wrack them with unbearable pain when they lost physical contact with it. These negative effects would end once the Clock was returned to its' rightful owner, who was the only person immune to the Black Clock's enchantments. The clock was made of very resilient material.

History: (Journey into Mystery I#67/3) - An old man kept the Black Clock under lock and key in his room in a boardinghouse. Mr. Jordan, an ex-con living at the boardinghouse, thought that the old man was keeping valuables in his room, so he broke in and confronted the old man. Jordan stole the Clock, even after the old man warned him it was not worth anything and would put a spell on him. Jordan fell under the Clock's enchantment and it drained away decades of his life.

Comments: Created by an unnamed writer and Don Heck.

As with many 1950's and 1960's Marvel monster stories, this story is not confirmed as part of Earth-616 continuity, but there's nothing to exclude it either.
    --Leave it in unless something rules it out!--Snood.

The old geezer  may well have been the creator of the clock in addition to being its' rightful owner, but this was never confirmed. Maybe the Black Clock was an heirloom that members of his family were charged with protecting. 

This story was reprinted in Where Monsters Dwell#12.


No known connection to:

Mr. Jordan has no known connection to:

old geezer has no known connection to:

Mr. Jordan

Ex-con who lived in the same boardinghouse as the old geezer. He stole the Black Clock, and soon found out that it put an evil enchantment on him. He read an inscription on the clock that promised the enchantment would end once the Clock was back with it's rightful owner. He didn't want to return it to the old man because he presumed the man would have already called the police. While  Jordan debated whether he was more afraid of the Clock or going back to jail he aged decades.

-- Journey into Mystery I#67/3




old geezer

The rightful owner of the Black Clock. He kept it well guarded until Mr. Jordan knocked him out and stole it.

-- Journey into Mystery I#67/3




Journey into Mystery I#67/3, p1, pan1;
(Mr. Jordan) Journey into Mystery I#67/3, p4, pan5;
(old geezer) Journey into Mystery I#67/3, p3, pan1

Where Monsters Dwell#12 (November, 1971)

Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

Last Updated: 02/08/05

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