The Bell Ringer was one of the backup stories that appeared in Amazing Fantasy #15 (1962). It was written by Stan Lee and drawn by Steve Ditko.

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On a small Mediterranean Island of fisherfolk, Old Pedros is the town bell-ringer. One day the volcano atop the island begins to errupt. The villagers evacuate and put out to sea. Old Pedros, though, stays at the church. "The bells must ring" he tells himself. "Someone will hear. For centuries someone has always heard!" Molten rock streams toward the church. Before it reaches Old Pedros, a ray of sunlight surrounds him. The superstitious vilpagers swear they saw him ride that ray into the sky. Did their eyes play tricks on them, or did someone hear the bells?


  • Old Pedros
  • Other villagers