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Weeks, Jim. Jim Weeks was created by Morrison Colladay and appeared in “The Burning Swamp” (Amazing Stories, Aug. 1931) and “The Blattids” (Amazing Stories, Dec. 1931).
Jim Weeks and his friend the narrator are engineering students vacationing on the Mississippi River. They see a meteorite strike, and on investigation find that the meteorite contained man-sized roaches. The students escape the roaches, but no one believes their story. In the sequel, the U.S. Army investigates and finds that the “blattids” have dug tunnels and built aircraft. Weeks and his friend take a poison gas bomb into the blattid hive and kill the aliens.
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