Real Name: Maboo

Identity/Class: Extra-terrestrial (race unnamed) (Pre-Modern era)

Occupation: Object of worship, researcher of humanity

Affiliations: "Maaboo's Cult"

Enemies: Dirk Collins, Charlie Wilkes, humanity

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Home planet;
    formerly village in the mountains of Burma;
Pre-Modern era

First Appearance: Tales of Suspense I#19/3 (July, 1961)

Powers/Abilities: Maaboo could shapeshift into a human form. His race is apparently long lived, as Maaboo is centuries old. He possessed superhuman strength (Class 5?), and had a spaceship capable of interstellar travel.

History: (Tales of Suspense I#19/3 (fb)) - Maaboo landed on Earth in the mountains of Burma ages ago. He forced the villagers to load all of their gold into his spaceship. He then flew off, warning the villagers that he would be back one day for more riches. Maaboo did not actually leave the planet, he just stayed incognito in order to observe humanity, and see what kind of person the villagers' gold would lure in.

(Tales of Suspense I#19/3) - Maaboo, disguised as a mountain guide, led soldier of fortune Dirk Collins to the treasures of Maaboo's Cult. Collins tricked the cult out their gold, and then threatened to kill his guide. These actions convinced Maaboo that Dirk Collins was the man he was waiting for. He wanted a prime example of humanity's worst to show off on his home planet, and Dirk fit the bill.


Comments: Created by unnamed writer and Don Heck.

GCBDB lists the writer(s) of this story as Stan Lee and/or Larry Lieber.

As with many 1950's and 1960's Marvel monster stories, this story is not confirmed as part of Earth-616 continuity, but there's nothing to exclude it either.

This story was reprinted in Where Monsters Dwell#14.


No known connection to:

Dirk Collins has no known connection to:

Charlie Wilkes has no known connection to:

Dirk Collins

Soldier of fortune. Dirk learned of Maaboo's legend from his friend Charlie Wilkes. He created a disguise based on descriptions of Maaboo, and hired a guide to lead him to the village of Maaboo's Cult. He put on his costume and convinced the worshippers to give him all their gold. On the ride home he threatened to kill his guide, at which point the guide revealed himself as Maabboo. Maaboo took him back to his home planet to serve as an example for others of what an awful race humanity was.

--Tales of Suspense I#19/3





"Maaboo's Cult"

Descended from the witnesses to Maaboo's arrival on Earth, the cult lived high in the mountains of Burma. They gathered gold to present to Maaboo upon his promised return to their village. They fell for Dirk Collin's impersonation of Maaboo and freely gave him all their gold.

--Tales of Suspense I#19/3





Charlie Wilkes

Heard of Maaboo's legend, and attempted to steal the gold of Maaboo's Cult. The worshippers thrashed him, barely allowing Wilkes to escape with his life. Wilkes stumbled into a café, where he met his old friend Dirk Collins. Wilkes told Collins about the gold as his friend patched him up.

--Tales of Suspense I#19/3





Tales of Suspense I#19/3, p2, pan2;
(Dirk Collins) Tales of Suspense I#19/3, p4, pan6;
("Maaboo's Cult") Tales of Suspense I#19/3, p3, pan1;
(Charlie Wilkes) Tales of Suspense I#19/3, p1, pan2

Last updated: 04/28/04

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