DIMENSION Z

Type: Alien world

Environment: Earth-like

Usual means of access: Vibrational attunement (usually via the Dimensionizer devices)

Dominant Life Form: Green skinned semi-humanoids. Most of them men are short and squat, while most the women are all built like the She-Hulk.

Representatives: Living Erasers, Petril, Roween, the Supremacy, and a number of scientists and the military

Technology: The natives of Dimension Z possess a number of advanced forms of weaponry and travel, although they have been unable to utilize atomic energy. Chief among their weapons is the Dimensionizer, which enables them to travel between dimensions, most commonly between Dimension Z and Earth. They have scanners enabling them to observe events in other dimensions. They possess a number of airships, which are armed with snare cables to entrap a target. They also possess a hand held device (with similar function) known as the clinging bands. They have super-sensitive search beam guns to locate missing people, although people or items that are extremely small can elude their search. They possess energy cannons, Magno-Vices (designed to entrap a target's limbs and hold them with magnetic force), among others.

First Appearance: Tales to Astonish I#49 (November, 1963)

History: (Tales to Astonish I#49 (fb) ) - The people of Dimension Z exist parallel in time and space to Earth, within another dimension. They have known about Earth for many years, and have observed it progress. In more recent years, they watched as man began to master atomic power, something which they lacked. Desiring atomic power for themselves, they designed the Dimensionizers to enable them to travel to and from Earth. Finding that atomic devices would be neutralized in the dimensional transport, they decided to bring scientists to Dimension Z to construct their own devices.

(Tales to Astonish I#49) - The Living Eraser brought a number of scientists to Dimension Z, but also unwittingly brought Giant-Man and the Wasp, who freed the scientists and took them back to Earth.

(Marvel Two-in-One#15 (fb) ) - The Living Eraser overthrew the Supremacy and became lord of Dimension Z.

(Marvel Two-in-One#15) - Seeking to gain the allegiance of the military to aid in his conquest of the dimensions, the Eraser traveled to Earth to cause havoc and demonstrate his power. The Eraser sent Morbius and the Thing to Dimension Z, but they gained the support of Petril, Roween, and the Supremacy. Morbius and the Thing returned to Earth and defeated the Eraser, returning the Supremacy to power.

(Sensational She-Hulk#35) - The original Living Eraser was revealed to have been executed. His successor revealed his idea to bring gamma-irradiated humans to Dimension Z, where they could hopefully utilize their energy to assist in the construction of nuclear devices. Realizing that the Hulk was too dangerous, the Eraser suggested the She-Hulk. The Supremacy was instantly smitten and authorized any means necessary to bring her to him.

(Sensational She-Hulk II#37) - The Living Eraser II brought the She-Hulk and Wyatt Wingfoot to Dimension Z. The Supremacy tried to force her to become his bride by threatening Wyatt. However, the She-Hulk easily overpowered his troops, freed Wyatt, and forced the Supremacy to sent her to the Eraser. She took the Dimensionizer bands and attempted to use them to return to Earth. She overloaded them, whited out the entire next 5 pages of the comic book, and had to call on John Byrne to return her to her apartment.

(Defenders II#1 - BTS) - A squad of Living Erasers was sent to Earth by Yandroth. They materialized in the Tokyo headquarters of the team, Big Hero Six.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

Why Dimension Z? It just sounds good.

Too bad none of the scientists of Dimension Z thought to just spy on and observe the construction of atomic power devices, so they could learn to do the same. Maybe the lack the fissionable material…or they’re just dumb.

I really think the Hulk would take a liking to Roween. Now that would be a story. Roween poses as Jarella and takes over K'ai, assisted by one of the Living Erasers. I can see it either in the Defenders, or in Captain Marvel.

Clarifications: The Supremacy is not to be confused with:


 

Living Erasers-see own entry.—Tales to Astonish I#49


Petril was the minister to the Supremacy. When the original Living Eraser overthrew the Supremacy, Petril was thrown into prison by his side. He assisted Morbius and the Thing in returning to Earth to defeat the Eraser. He may have been involved with Roween.

--Marvel Two-In-One#15

 

 


 

Roween is the daughter of the Supremacy, and was thrown into prison alongside him and Petril when the Living Eraser I overthrew him. She developed a fondness for Morbius, and tried to convince him to return to Dimension Z. She’s probably very lucky that he decided not to go with her. She may have been involved with Petril.

--Marvel Two-In-One#15

 


Supremacy is the title for the ruler of Dimension Z. There may be more than one Supremacy. After Morbius and the Thing helped him regain his throne, he seemed much more interested in peace. Years later (maybe he just changed his mind), he was still trying to get atomic power, and willing to do whatever was necessary to get it. However, he quickly changed his mind and forgot all about power when he got a hankerin' for the She-Hulk. He is also referred to as the Supremor (II).

--Tales to Astonish I#49 (Tales to Astonish I#49(fb), 49, Marvel Two-In-One#15 (fb) - BTS, #15, Sensational She-Hulk#35, 37

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Sensational She-Hulk#37, p10, pan4 (Dimension Z citizens)
(Giant-Man in Dimension Z)
(Petril)
(Roween)
Sensational She-Hulk#37, p10, pan1 (Supremacy)


Appearances:
Tales to Astonish I#49 (November, 1963) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby (pencils), Don Heck (inks)
Marvel Two-In-One#15 (May, 1976) - Bill Mantlo (writer), Ron Wilson & Arvell Jones (pencils), Dick Gioardano et. al. (inks), Marv Wolfman (editor)
Sensational She-Hulk#35 (January, 1992) - John Byrne (writer/pencils), Keith Williams (inks), Renee Witterstaetter (editor)
Sensational She-Hulk#37 (March, 1992) - John Byrne (writer/pencils), Keith Williams (inks), Renee Witterstaetter (editor)
Defenders II#1 (March, 2001) - Kurt Busiek & Erik Larsen (writers), Erik Larsen (pencils), Klaus Janson (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)


Last updated: 05/01/05

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