How does one man’s obsession fuel his transformation into a monster?

With so many classic creatures on the loose in Monsters Unleashed, we turn to their earlier adventures thanks to Marvel Unlimited.

For centuries, man has wondered about a mysterious creature living in wintery climes that may or may not hold ill will towards humanity. Readers of 1960’s TALES TO ASTONISH #13 by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Steve Ditko got some answers about the elusive Abominable Snowman!

While hanging out in a Calcutta bar, Big Carl Hanson overheard a man talking about a photo he’d gotten off another bloke of the Abominable Snowman! In an attempt to alleviate the gent of his newfound responsibility and potential fortune, Carl ambushed him outside and relieved him of the supposedly cursed photo.

Carl then hopped a train to the Himalayas with big plans formulating about actually capturing the Snowman itself. Upon arrival, many natives told him that the picture would lead to his absolute ruin. Unperturbed, Carl trudged into the mountains alone in search of his quarry.

No matter how many obstacles stood in his way, Carl continued on in his search bullheadedly. He stomped through snow, assuming he could survive, only to lose himself in the process. By the end, he had turned into the Abominable Snowman himself, perfectly matching the image he carried!

Tales to Astonish (1959) #24

Tales to Astonish (1959) #24

  • Published: October 01, 1961
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: September 21, 2012
  • Cover Artist: Jack Kirby
What is Marvel Unlimited?

You might think that a version of the Abominable Snowman appeared the next year in another Kirby-Lee story found in TALES TO ASTONISH #24, but that’s not exactly the case. In this tale, TV hosts and rivals Victor Cartwright and Don Jordan raced to uncover the truth about the mysterious monster.

To get the scoop, Cartwright put on a costume and started traipsing around only for the real Snowman to reach out and snatch him up. This version of the Snowman had a drilling machine that took him back and forth between the surface and bowels of the planet. Once down there he realized that a group of lizard-like aliens donned shaggy suits to wander the surface as a way to stay warm.

Given the depth of this legend in general, a variety of other versions of the Snowman have popped up, each of them adding one more thing to go bump in the snowy nights!

Years before Victor Von Doom wreaked havoc on the Marvel Universe, the Vandoom’s Monster tore through TALES TO ASTONISH #17.

Read More

The son of Goom tangles with the wrong family in his plot to take over the world!

With so many classic creatures on the loose in Monsters Unleashed, we turn to their earlier adventures thanks to Marvel Unlimited.

Do you remember how, in a previous Unleash the Beasts entry, Goom came to Earth and made trouble, but he turned out to be basically just a bad egg from his home planet? Well, it turns out he didn’t draw the line at being a megalomaniac, but also a bad parent. As revealed in 1961’s TALES OF SUSPENSE #17, Goom brought his infant son Googam along with him and simply left the child behind upon his defeat!

As psychologist and astronomer Mark—whose communiques to space brought Goom to Earth in the first place—worked on other projects in the weeks following the invasion, his son Billy returned from military school. Bored, the boy decided to explore the nearby caves only to run into none other than Googam. Intent on following in his dad’s footsteps, Googam grabbed Billy and dragged him back to the youth’s house where he broke Mark’s gun and explained that he would remain there until he fully matured so he could then “conquer and enslave mankind.””

To keep Mark, his wife, and Billy on board with the plan, Googam placed a force field around the boy so that his parents couldn’t make off with him. Seemingly helpless, the family bided their time. Meanwhile, a neighbor by the name of Sara realized she hadn’t seen anyone from Mark’s family in a while and went over to check up on them. Googam couldn’t resist scaring her away.

Tales of Suspense (1959) #17

Tales of Suspense (1959) #17

  • Published: May 01, 1961
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: July 13, 2010
  • Penciller: Steve Ditko
  • Cover Artist: Jack Kirby
What is Marvel Unlimited?

Later, after Googam exhibited the power to shrink them down to doll size, Billy threw a note to the postman who read it only to be scared away by Googam’s appearance.

Sick of the whole thing, Billy challenged Googam to a game of tag. With the alien as “it,”—not to be confused with the Living Colossus of the same name—Billy ran, secretly leading Googam to a nice patch of quicksand that swallowed the vindictive visitor right up!

Like his pops, Googam continues to appear whenever anyone needs a great looking monster, including the pages of MONSTERS UNLEASHED #2!

Next time, bundle up for an examination of two different takes on the Abominable Snowman from TALES TO ASTONISH.

Read More

Cullen Bunn prepares to steer the creature-filled conflict to an epic conclusion!

By Josh Weiss

Even if you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, you’d still be able to feel the thunderous tremors being caused by the arrival of giant monsters in the Marvel Universe, stamping around above your subterranean home. And if the names Fin Fang Foom and Goom and Googam don’t ring familiar to you, they soon will be thanks to writer Cullen Bunn who has helped re-introduced some of Marvel’s most bloodthirsty behemoths with the Monsters Unleashed event.

In the wake of Civil War II, giant creatures mysteriously began to appear and terrorize the earth; it took the greatest heroes in the Marvel Universe to address a threat that may not be as clear cut as simply punching skyscraper-sized beasties in their faces and/or multiple heads.

For MONSTERS UNLEASHED, Bunn teamed up with a team of talented artists—Adam Kubert, Greg Land, Salvador Larroca, Steve McNiven, and Leinil Yu—to bring these monsters—some well-known and some a little more idiosyncratic—back into the colorful Marvel spotlight. With just two issues left in this limited series, we spoke with the writer about the event so far, his Atomic Age aspirations when crafting the story, and the far-flung ramifications we can expect from the end of a major crossover event that he’s been preparing to write since childhood.

Marvel.com: As we begin to wind down on this awesome and—forgive the pun—monster-sized event, can you talk about what the ride’s been like for you from the idea’s inception to its fruition?

Cullen Bunn: I grew up watching giant monster movies, reading “Famous Monsters of Filmland” magazine, and reading monster comics. When I was very, very young, I wrote my own monster-centric comic titled “Attack of the Monsters,” featuring King Kong, Godzilla, and Mothra among others attacking the Earth. When I first heard about the initial idea for the series, I thought to myself how hurt I would be if I didn’t get the chance to write it. I’ve been preparing to write a book like this all my life.

Marvel.com: Monsters Unleashed drew on a rich mythology of Marvel monsters that dates back to the days of the late 1950’s, early ‘60’s. Was there a particular creature or creatures you especially enjoyed bringing back into the pop culture spotlight?

Cullen Bunn: When I started on this series, I was given a big packet detailing all of the classic monsters that were available. There were so many awesome beasts up for grabs. Of course Fin Fang Foom is a favorite, but I also fell in love with the visuals of Monstrom and the father/son dynamic of Goom and Googam. But I brought as many of the classic monsters to the series as I could. I really enjoyed writing the interaction between these monsters and between the monsters and the Marvel heroes.

Marvel.com: Given the fact that the central character behind the arrival of these monsters has the nickname Kid Kaiju” and that there were some really cool B-movie inspired variant covers released, were you influenced by any specific tropes of the classic B-grade sci-fi monster and kaiju movies of the 1950’s and ‘60’s when writing the story?

Cullen Bunn: Definitely. I drew inspiration from those classic 50’s “atomic horror” style movies and comics. I read and re-read a ton of classic Marvel monster books, especially considering how many of those creatures had starring roles in the series. I also drew upon many of my favorite kaiju flicks, like the original Godzilla and Gamera movies. The Godzilla movies of the Heisei era and movies like “Gamera 2: Advent of Legion” were particularly influential.

Marvel.com: What were some of your goals when you excavated these creations from obscurity? Did you hope to make them re-iconic” in the minds of comic book fans?

Cullen Bunn: First and foremost, I wanted readers to have fun with the series. And I wanted to honor the legacy of [Jack] Kirby, [Don] Heck, [Steve] Ditko, [Herb] Trimpe, and the other creators who brought these monsters to the page. And—yes—I wanted to establish the giant monsters of the Marvel Universe as important and legitimate forces to be reckoned with. My hope is that these beasties—the classic Marvel monsters and the Leviathons—are mainstays in the Marvel Universe for years to come.

Monsters Unleashed #5 cover by Adam Kubert

Monsters Unleashed #5 cover by Adam Kubert

Marvel.com: Have you seen your initial goals come true in the form of fan reactions to the event?

Cullen Bunn: I’ve seen plenty of people commenting on this series as a lot of fun. I’ve also seen folks mentioning that they’ve enjoyed seeing the heroes fighting by each other’s sides after such a tumultuous time among these characters of late.

Marvel.com: This event has brought the entire Marvel Universe into the fray. What was your favorite part about leaving no stone unturned by having everyone cross over in one epic series?

Cullen Bunn: It was awesome to show so many different heroes in so many different corners of the world, but—hands down—my favorite aspects of the series—at least my favorites up until the big twist at the end—were introducing “Kid Kaiju” Kei Kawade’s ancient cosmic history and writing the team-ups between the Marvel heroes and the classic monsters.

Marvel.com: Without giving too much away, how should readers prepare themselves for the end of this event?

Cullen Bunn: A fearsome enemy—the Leviathon Mother—is heading toward Earth, and she is far too powerful, even for the combined might of Earth’s mightiest heroes and their classic monster allies. In order to defeat her, Kid Kaiju will need to draw upon a power he didn’t know he had within him. That power will introduce something completely new into the Marvel Universe and establish Kid Kaiju as a major heroic player.

Marvel.com: It was recently announced that MONSTERS UNLEASHED will be getting its own ongoing spin-off series coming this April with you at the helm. Is there anything you can tease about it, like the threats Kawade and his team of monsters may be facing?

Cullen Bunn: In the event series, Kei was concerned primarily with the hundreds of Leviathon that were falling to Earth. Some of those monsters are still out there, and Kei, Elsa Bloodstone, and a group of monstrous heroes have been tasked with facing the most gigantic threats to the world. But, Kei will soon learn that monsters are not the only threats he’ll be facing. This book is firmly rooted in the Marvel Universe, and several very recognizable super villains have taken an interest in Kei. These villains—some of the most intelligent, devious ne’er-do-wells in the world—see potential in these giant monsters and potential in Kei’s unique abilities.

Marvel.com: In what ways will it be different from the event that spawned it and what are some of the repercussions it will have within the Marvel Universe?

Cullen Bunn: With the event, the pacing was frantic. Leviathons were falling to Earth one right after another, and there was little time for anything other than trying to push them back out to the depths of space. In the aftermath of this kaiju invasion, the heroes of the Marvel Universe now know that giant monsters could pose a significant threat to society in the future. Luckily, they have a new team of allies perfectly suited to battling these threats. But even a group of heroic giant monsters need looking after. Not only is Elsa Bloodstone keeping an eye on them, but S.H.I.E.L.D. and Damage Control are also watchful eyes on Kei and company. While the ongoing series will have lots of action and adventure, it will also give us the opportunity to dig into the personalities of some of these new characters in a significant way.

Marvel.com: If you had to give Kei Kawade one piece of advice about having his own Marvel comic book series, what would it be?

Cullen Bunn: I’d tell him to be careful around underground tyrants and intergalactic monster hunters.

The mayhem continues with MONSTERS UNLEASHED #4 by Cullen Bunn and Salvador Larroca, coming March 1!

Read More

A creature arises from its slumber in the darkness of the Black Swamp!

With so many classic creatures on the loose in Monsters Unleashed, we turn to their earlier adventures thanks to Marvel Unlimited.

The next Jack Kirby-Stan Lee creation we’ll look at sprang from their inimitable brains in 1960’s TALES TO ASTONISH #11. This one, dubbed Monstrom, was just minding its own business a thousand years ago when it sank into what would become the Bayou’s Black Swamp. Cut to modern times—by which we mean 1960, of course—and a novelist named John from up north moved his family to the edge of the very same Black Swamp in order to absorb some “local color” and work on his next book much to the chagrin of the locals.

One day, John and his wife Sara realized that their son Billy had wandered out of earshot, so the writer took his gun and headed into the swamp. After he finally stumbled upon the boy, they both came face to face with the recently returned Monstrom!

The creature not only took a blast from John’s shotgun without slowing down, but also easily wrestled away an alligator that chomped on its leg. Still, John and Billy had enough time to get Sara and hop in the car, racing away just as Monstrom’s enormous orange foot came crashing down where the vehicle had stalled a moment before.

Tales to Astonish (1959) #11

Tales to Astonish (1959) #11

  • Published: September 01, 1960
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: September 17, 2008
  • Penciller: Steve Ditko
  • Cover Artist: Jack Kirby
What is Marvel Unlimited?

Racing into town, John tried explaining the beast to the sheriff, but they didn’t believe him until a local man came running up talking about a similar creature. They set up a barricade, but Monstrom easily stomped his way through.

The situation looked hopeless until a stray lightning bolt took out some nearby power lines and the creature violently reacted to the resulting fire. Lighting torches, John and the townspeople chased Monstrom back towards the murky waters from which it rose and it returned to its state of underwater sleep.

In the last panel, John imagined that the creature returned to the water so that it could come out at a later date when humanity might be able to not only understand it, but also help it rebuild its spaceship. Until that day, Monstrom will simply wait and wonder when people will advance to a place of compassion and intelligence not yet reached.

Googam, son of Goom, follows in his father’s footsteps as the younger alien plots and plans to enslave humanity!

Read More

Discover the connection between an iconic Marvel monster and one of Iron Man’s archenemies!

With so many classic creatures on the loose in Monsters Unleashed, we turn to their earlier adventures thanks to Marvel Unlimited.

When you think of classic Marvel monsters, it probably doesn’t take long for Fin Fang Foom to pop into your head. The infamous green—and sometimes orange—dragon with an affinity for purple shorts burst forth in the days before most super heroes came on the scene, but went on to become fully integrated into the Marvel Universe!

In the original STRANGE TALES #89 story by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee, a young man named Chan Liuchow found the dragon’s cave and woke him up to help save his village from the forces of Communist China. Fin Fang Foom didn’t exactly volunteer his services, though, but Chan tricked the creature into following him into town and scaring away the bad guys, and then led him back to his cave where the clever young man used an herb to knock him back out.

Over two decades later, in ASTONISHING TALES #23 and #24, Dr. Vault woke Fin Fang Foom up to battle another classic Marvel monster: It, the Living Colossus! In the two-issue 1991 series THE LEGION OF NIGHT, a demon named Aan Taanu took over Fin’s body and attacked a now grown Chan Liuchow and his group of supernatural investigators known as the Legion of Night.

Around that same time, Fin Fang Foom made his presence felt in IRON MAN. Around issue #260, The Mandarin started amassing his power once again, which included an alliance with none other than the dragon himself. As explained in #264, Foom actually belonged to an alien race called the Kakaranathara that came to Earth centuries ago.

Strange Tales (1951) #89

Strange Tales (1951) #89

  • Published: October 10, 1961
  • Cover Artist: Jack Kirby

Landing in China, Fin’s companions used their shape-changing abilities to integrate into society while he went into stasis watching the ship. Later, the man who became The Mandarin snuck aboard the vessel and stole the infamous 10 rings. Back in the then-present, Mandarin woke Fin Fang Foom to help him take over a chunk of China. The alien dragon had plans of his own to summon his fellows and conquer all of Earth, but Iron Man, War Machine, and ultimately Mandarin stepped in to stop them.

Foom’s so popular that his visage pops up even when he himself does not. Don’t be fooled by the supposed appearance in the pages of THOR #379 by the legendary Walt Simonson. As that story progressed the sage-like Fin Fang Foom turned out to be none other than Jormungand, the world serpent. Nightmare used a similar idea in HULK #39 when he took a Mindless One and made it look like the large dragon.

Over the years, creators have used Fin Fang Foom for comedic purposes—like in the first few issues of NEXTWAVE—as a serious menace as in IRON MAN or as an unexpected hero in the pages of MONSTERS UNLEASHED!

Up next, Monstrom struggles to get help fixing his ship and instead runs into a group of torch-bearing humans!

Read More

A being of pure water nearly floods a polish village until the local layabout saves the day!

With so many classic creatures on the loose in Monsters Unleashed, we turn to their earlier adventures thanks to Marvel Unlimited.

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes from the nerdy kid in your science class to the town layabout! No, TALES OF SUSPENSE #12 doesn’t feature a proto-Spider-Man, but it does turn loafer Hans Grubnik into the hero of his Polish village thanks to a story by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

The tale kicked off by introducing readers to a gaseous alien creature who posed no real threat to anyone while floating through space. However, after landing on Earth and melding with the planet’s copious amounts of water it turned into a giant, rampaging monster dubbed “Gor-Kill” by the townspeople.

Tales of Suspense (1959) #12

Tales of Suspense (1959) #12

  • Published: November 01, 1960
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: May 07, 2010
  • Penciller: Don Heck
  • Cover Artist: Jack Kirby
What is Marvel Unlimited?

The assemblage tried their best to defeat the monster, but couldn’t find their quarry after it ran towards the dam. With tensions at their highest, ire turned towards shiftless Hans and his fellows banished him. While walking towards his next laze location, Hans made an incredible discovery: the creature wasn’t covered in water as the people thought, but instead made of it!

Realizing that, if it reached the ocean, Gor-Kill would become unstoppable, Hans ran back to town, stole a passel of dynamite and blew up a mountain pass as the water beast slogged through. Dispersed by the explosion, the smaller sections of water seeped into the soil, seemingly removing the threat forever.

Unfortunately for Hans, no one actually saw him accomplish this heroic feat, so when they found him they locked him up for stealing the dynamite! They didn’t even know that Gor-Kil had been destroyed and assumed it had simply moved on to its next village. Even worse, after serving the “few months” jail sentence, Grubnik would be banished once again! Maybe Hans is more like Spider-Man than we thought!

Read More

An experiment on loneliness accidentally uncovers a deadly underground race!

With so many classic creatures on the loose in Monsters Unleashed, we turn to their earlier adventures thanks to Marvel Unlimited.

U.S. Army Sergeant Mason answered the call when the government wanted to test the emotional effects of one-man space travel in the pages of TALES OF SUSPENSE #24 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. To do so, a group of scientists built a replica of the space capsule and lowered it far below the Earth’s surface with Mason inside. The instructions remained fairly simple: “As soon as the strain of your solitary confinement becomes too much for you to bear, press the buzzer and we’ll hoist you up!”

Nine days later, Mason’s finger hovered over the buzzer when he heard something thumping outside the capsule. When he opened the hatch to see the cause, a monstrous giant insect showed its hideous face and captured him! Since the adults assumed this new find to be a mindless bug-thing they passed him off to one of the children as a pet.

Tales of Suspense (1959) #24

Tales of Suspense (1959) #24

  • Published: December 01, 1961
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: September 20, 2012
  • Cover Artist: Jack Kirby
What is Marvel Unlimited?

After being deposited in the kid’s playroom, Mason found himself hunted by a creature called Tabor. Wanting to keep his new pet safe, the kid zapped his “toy” with a force field ray and then literally tried to get him to jump through hoops. Soon enough, the adult returned, wanting to experiment on Mason using Tranquil-Gas. Our erstwhile hero pretended to be out of it and then made a break for his pod where he slammed on the buzzer and ascended to the surface.

Upon reporting his experiences to his superiors, they assumed the whole thing a hallucination brought on by his loneliness. Even Mason agreed that the explanation might fit. However, when a janitor swept out the capsule he brushed a huge insect hair into his dustpan and tossed it in the garbage without looking twice!

Read More

A plant gains the gift of human intelligence and becomes a menace!

With so many classic creatures on the loose in Monsters Unleashed, we turn to their earlier adventures thanks to Marvel Unlimited.

In 1961, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby tackled the mystery of plant intelligence in the pages of TALES OF SUSPENSE #19. Therein, a botanist theorized that, like humans and animals, plants must have a form of intelligence. To test the hypothesis, he developed a serum that could potentially raise the existing levels to those of a human.

The scientist traveled to a remote Australian island to test his theory on a “highly developed” plant called Ignatius Rex, but failing to find any he gave up and chose a nearby weed as the subject. The chosen plant started growing right in front of him, becoming taller than a man and speaking within moments.

With the botanist’s theory apparently proven he stood back and witnessed the newly evolved plant learn to walk. Even though he failed several times, he used his newfound will to make it happen. After using his arm-like appendages to pick up and launch a boulder, “The Green Thing” then laid out his new plans for the doctor: “You have given me intelligence and unlimited power! Now you shall serve me! You shall help me conquer the world!”

Tales of Suspense (1959) #19

Tales of Suspense (1959) #19

  • Published: July 01, 1961
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: July 21, 2010
What is Marvel Unlimited?

As the situation had gone from zero to 60 faster than anyone could have imagined, the scientist realized that plants, like people, have the capacity for good and evil. It was just his dumb luck to choose a test subject that fell in the latter category! The botanist refused to help and tried to strand his creation on the island with him. He grabbed the boat motor and smashed it underwater, but The Green Thing followed. In the murky depths the wily weed even fought a shark and won!

Back on shore, the chase continued until the scientist finally found a sample of Ignatius Rex, injected it and the two plant beasts fought with the newcomer standing victorious at the end. Ignatius Rex told the botanist to stop his experiments and leave him on the island without telling anyone else about it.

When he returned to the States, the scientist told everyone his experiment had failed, taking the hit so that no more evil plants might spring to life like The Green Thing did!

Next, Sgt. Mason discovers a group of giant insects living deep under the Earth in TALES OF SUSPENSE #24…or does he?!

Read More

An experiment gone horribly wrong puts Transylvania in peril!

With so many classic creatures on the loose in Monsters Unleashed, we turn to their earlier adventures thanks to Marvel Unlimited.

In real estate, it’s all about location, location, location. The same can be said for the professor who decided to work on his growth ray in Transylvania, former home of Dr. Frankenstein, according to the Stan Lee-Jack Kirby cover story from 1960’s TALES OF SUSPENSE #11. The scientist assumed that the huge old castle would offer plenty of space and privacy to work on his device. While he proved successful in the former, the latter didn’t quite materialize.

Given the townspeople’s penchant for gathering pitchforks and forming mobs, the doc shouldn’t have been too surprised when they burst in mid-experiment, attacked him, and dragged him away. Unfortunately, he didn’t have time to turn off the machine and the growth ray hit a nearby amoeba, inflating it to the size of the nearby buildings.

One villager attempted to blow the creature up with dynamite, but the being—named Sporr after an ancient legend—reconstituted itself and carried on. To save the people he never intended to harm in the first place, the professor took off into the nearby woods. His plan proved both successful and impressive as he led the monster to a patch of quicksand thanks to the assistance of a sugar-coated lab coat. Sporr got stuck in the muck and sank to its apparent death.

Tales of Suspense (1959) #11

Tales of Suspense (1959) #11

  • Published: September 01, 1960
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: March 26, 2010
  • Cover Artist: Jack Kirby
What is Marvel Unlimited?

Back in town, the doctor promised never to tamper with nature while the townspeople more appropriately said they wouldn’t let their fears drive them. Perhaps only the latter party should have felt any guilt on the matter, but that’s an argument for another day.

Though the mutated amoeba version of Sporr seemed to stay in that sand, a number of other characters in the Marvel Universe have used the same moniker including an Inhuman and a huge, multi-tentacled Formalhauti that battled Thor and the Warriors Three in THOR #256 and #257.

Next time, see how a scientist’s intelligence formula for plants puts him in the weeds in TALES OF SUSPENSE #19.

Read More

Humanity puts itself in peril by failing to offer proper hospitality!

With so many classic creatures on the loose in Monsters Unleashed, we turn to their earlier adventures thanks to Marvel Unlimited.

While many science-fiction stories feature human heroes overcoming great obstacles in the form of massive monsters, not all of them feature humanity in such a glowing fashion. Take the story of Oog from 1962’s TALES OF SUSPENSE #27 by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, and Jack Kirby for example.

A scientific expedition to the Arctic uncovered a huge surprise: a large creature under the ice. The scientists began chipping away at the ice to the point where they could remove the creature in a block of ice and head back to the United States. He would have stayed that way for longer had a janitor with the sniffles not upped the heat.

Freed from the ice and confused, Oog broke loose. Seeking space to move he stumbled out into the streets where people immediately reacted with fear. Before long, soldiers aimed weapons at him. To avoid bloody confrontation, he used his mental abilities to hypnotize those nearby.

As jet planes scrambled to destroy the creature, Oog once again utilized his mental abilities. The thing from another world explained that, many years ago, his ship crashed into the ice. Unable to escape, he tried sending out a message of distress that failed.

Tales of Suspense (1959) #27

Tales of Suspense (1959) #27

  • Published: March 01, 1962
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: September 27, 2012
  • Penciller: Steve Ditko
  • Cover Artist: Jack Kirby
What is Marvel Unlimited?

“Why do you fear what you do not understand?” he asked humanity. “Why should I wish to harm you? You are one step removed from savages! You are beneath my notice!” Further chastising his oppressors, he added that, given their ill treatment of him, other alien races would quarantine Earth as it offered nothing that any of them would want.

As he finished his lecture, he sent up another mental beam for his people to pick him up. The ship arrived immediately following and retrieved the survivor without even acknowledging the assembled humans.

The craft departing, one of the observers noted, “For years we have lived in fear of an alien invasion from outer space—but now we know there is one thing worse than invasion…and that is—contempt!”

Read More