Real Name: Unrevealed, possibly Abraxas
Identity/Class: Extra-temporal (Earth-691) human mutate (presumptive)
Occupation: Hunter of Freemen; Auctioneer and Enforcer
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Servant of the Martian Masters; Business associate of Sabre
Enemies: Killraven and his Freemen; Mint Julep and her Freewomen; Rattack
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: "The Human Squid"
Base of Operations: Washington, D.C., Earth-Killraven
First Appearance: Amazing Adventures II#22 (January, 1974)
Powers: Abraxas was approximately 10-12' tall, which granted him superhuman strength, apparently in the enhanced human range. Both of his arms were in the form of tenatacles, about 12-15' in length. They were covered with powerful suction cups. He could easily lift a man into the air and crush him into unconsciousness or death.
History: Abraxas' origin is unrevealed. He appears to be a human, perhaps mutated by the Martian Masters or other means. He could also have been a mutant, robot, extra-terrestrial, or other.
(Amazing Adventures II#22-24)- Abraxas was first observed acting as auctioneer to a group of Martian Masters, accepting bids for a group of captured human freemen, including Old Skull and Hawk. The freedom fighter Killraven led a band of his allies to free the captured humans. In mid-battle, Abraxas easily captured Killraven and presented the rebel leader to his Martian Masters, who planned a broadcasting of his death to break the resistance of other freemen.
When Killraven's allies freed him, Abraxas was summoned to recapture him, and slay his allies. Abraxas successfully subdued the human mutate Rattack. However, before he could recapture Killraven, he was crushed and apparently killed by the Lincoln Memorial, which had been overturned as result of a stray laser blast used by Sabre against the Martian High Overlord.
Comments: Created by Don McGregor and Herb Trimpe
A term used by the Basilideans, a Gnostic sect of the second century, designating the Supreme Being or god whom they worshipped. They believed that Jesus Christ emanated from Abraxas and was a phantom while here on earth. They believed the name contained great mysteries because it contained the seven Greek letters when computed numerically equaled the number 365, which is the number of days in the year. It was further believed that Abraxas commanded 365 gods, each possessing a virtue, so there was a virtue for each day of the year.
However, older mythologists place Abraxas among the Egyptian gods, while some demonologists cite him to be a demon with the head of a king and serpents forming his feet. He has been represented on amulets with a whip in his hand. The mystic word abracadabra was derived from his name. Many stones and gems were cut with his capricious symbolic markings, such as a human body having a fowl's or lion's heads, and snakes as limbs, which were worn by the Basilideans as amulets. Also, a favorite amulet bore the number 365.
Abraxas of Killraven's timeline has no known connection to:
Amazing Adventures II#22-23 (January-March, 1974) - Don McGregor (writer), Herb Trimpe (pencils), Frank Chiaramonte (inks), Roy Thomas (editor)
Amazing Adventures II#24 (May, 1974) - Don McGregor (writer), Herb Trimpe (pencils), Jack Abel (inks), Roy Thomas (editor)
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Last Updated: 07/16/14
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