Real Name: Kulla
Identity/Class: Extra-Dimensional (native of Slaveworld/Dehnock dimension)
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Ed Marion (human,
Enemies: Ant-Man, peace-loving people of
Enemies: Ant-Man, peace-loving people of Slaveworld
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Fortress on Slaveworld
First Appearance: Tales to Astonish I#41 (March, 1963)
Powers/Abilities: Kulla's physical abilities are undefined. It is implied that Kulla himself developed the Dimension Transporter Helmets, and possibly the paralyzing liquid as well. This would indicate that he was a skilled inventor.
Kulla's physical abilities are undefined. He was larger than the average human male, and may or may not have possessed superhuman strength. He used a large mace as a weapon, and presumably had some talent in combat.
Kulla also used a liquid that could cause instant paralysis, although victims could apparently still breathe while paralyzed. He also used a Dimension Transporter, which could bring people to and from Earth. A specialized helmet was necessary for transport. The Electro-Death Ray presumably unleashed a burst of electricity which was fatal to either a human or a native of Slaveworld.
Weight: 250 lbs.
History: (Tales to Astonish I#41) - Kulla was a tyrant in his native dimension, which is known only as Slaveworld. The peace-loving people of Slaveworld rebelled against him, besieging his fortress. In order to gain sufficient power to defeat them and gain control over his entire world, Kulla came upon the idea of forcing the scientists of Earth to build a weapon for him. He sought the most powerful weapon, an "Electro-Death Ray."
Kulla recruited a man (known only as the window washer) to assist him in bringing the scientists to Slaveworld. The man, in exchange for payment in gold, would pose as a window washer to scientists. The window washer would then douse the scientists in a paralyzing liquid (created on Slaveworld), then place a helmet on his victim, transporting the scientist to Slaveworld. The scientists were enslaved and put to work on designing the Electro-Death Ray. Any resistance or complaints were met with a few days in the dungeon without food or water.
Shortly after learning that one of his peers had become the latest in a series of missing scientists, Dr.Henry Pym became the next victim of the window washer, and was brought to Slaveworld. Pym deliberately goaded the guards into throwing him in the dungeon, then transformed into Ant-Man, escaped, and recruited a pack of Slaveworld insects to aid him. Ant-Man was discovered by Kulla and again doused in the paralyzing fluid. However, Ant-Man then directed the insects to activate the newly completed Electro-Death Ray and blasted Kulla, killing him. The insects then opened that gates to Kulla's fortress, and Kulla's enemies ran in, easily defeating the leaderless warriors. The scientists were returned to Earth, but the window washer was sent to Slaveworld, where he became a prisoner.
The true name of the Slaveworld dimension has not been mentioned. The name Slaveworld was given in the OHotMU Deluxe Edition Appendix to Dimensions.
Kulla has an entry in Marvel Legacy: The 1960s Handbook. The window washer's name and the real name of the Slaveworld dimension were revealed in Kulla's entry in OHOTMU A-Z Hardcover#6.
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Tales to Astonish I#41 (March, 1963) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Larry Lieber (writer), Don Heck (artist)
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