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Man with Two Heads. The Man with Two Heads appeared in the Spanish dime novel El Hombre de las Dos Cabezas #1-11 (1930).
The American millionaire Fred Arrow is fatally wounded in a car accident. To save his life, Dr. Lincoln, a Mad Scientist, cuts off Arrow’s head, and puts it first in a globular life support machine (making him a Brain in a Jar), and then on to the body of the poor, drunk, Greek layabout Basil Nicolopoulos. The two heads share the body reluctantly, and quarrel. After various adventures, such as fighting the criminal Council, Basil is killed in a pistol duel and Fred assumes sole control of the body. He appears in stories with titles like “Awakening to a Nightmare” and “After the Death.”
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