Real Name: Haag
Group Membership: None
Enemies: America, Japan, Bret Marlowe, USSR
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: "Hagg" (misspelling of name on cover)
Base of Operations: Mobile throughout the universe
First Appearance: Tales of Suspense I#37/1 (January, 1963)
Powers/Abilities: Haag was twice as large as a human, but did not appear to possess any superhuman powers. His vessel was equipped with a tractor beam and a disintegrator ray which could teleport humans struck by it into his vessel where he could imprison them.
History: (Tales of Suspense I#37 (fb)) - A big game hunter from outer space, Haag journeyed from one planet to another throughout the universe searching for cunning game. He eventually came to Earth, and appeared before big game hunter Bret Marlowe, believing that a fellow hunter would be the ideal human to communicate with. He told Marlowe to inform the world's populace that he had come to capture them, believing that if they knew he was coming, it would make the hunt more interesting.
(Tales of Suspense I#37) - Haag then set about turning his disintigration ray upon humans in America, taking them all captive. By then, the military had learned of Haag's intentions from Marlowe, and sent jets after him, only to find that their missiles could not penetrate the vessel's shields. Next they sent a submarine to fire a Polaris missile at the ship, but it did nothing, and Haag took the entire submarine crew captive.
Haag continued his hunt, taking mountain climbers in the Andes, and eventually came to the USSR, where the Soviets attempted to bribe him into hunting only in capitalist nations. Haag rejected their offer, and took them captive as well. In Japan, the Japanese set up a device disguised as a man to trick Haag into trying to take it aboard his ship, at which time it would unleash a current which would short-circuit the device. It worked, but Haag had a second disintigration ray aboard his ship, and simply set it up.
Soon, Haag was contacted by Marlowe who claimed to be superior to Haag's ray, and Haag took the challenge, setting off for Washington. Marlowe stood out in the open, where Haag managed to easily capture him -- but it provided enough time for the military to drop a massive steel net over Haag's ship. Unable to escape, Haag was forced to surrender and release all of his captives. Per intergalactic law, Haag was then forced to leave Earth and never return.
Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and Steve Ditko.
Haag should not be confused with:
Bret Marlowe was a big game hunter, and the first man to be
contacted by Haag while on safari in Africa. He tried to warn Earth of
Haag's intention to capture humans, but was too late to prevent the start of
the hunt. Marlowe finally determined from watching films of elephant hunting
how to stop Haag -- to lure him into a trap. He set himself out as bait, which
Haag took, and then had the military drop a massive net over Haag's vessel,
forcing him to surrender. With Haag defeated, Marlowe declared that he would
no longer hunt game, having been the hunted himself.
--Tales of Suspense I#37
Last updated: 07/12/03
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