by DC Luther Mannkin, a child of Harlem, finds a red creature from "far away", who he comes to know as "Jemm". Luther brings Jemm home to live with his blind grandfather, who through his disability, is likely the most tolerable of humans to cross his path. Hours ago, a pair of NASA scientists accompanied by CIA operative Charles Dade investigate a mysterious space craft that landed in a New Jersey swamp. Soon after discovering that the craft came from Saturn, the group is killed by robotic sentries, save for Dade. After running a scan and finding only human lifeforms, the sentries declare their mission incomplete and take off. When Dade comes to, he finds one of the scientists, his fiance, dead, and promises to make the aliens pay.