THE MARTIAN WHO STOLE A CITY

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial

Occupation: Invader

Group Membership: Martians

Affiliations: Martians

Enemies: Humans

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mars

First Appearance: Tales Of Suspense I#29/1 (May, 1962)

Powers/Abilities: The Martian possessed enhanced strength. He wielded a gun mounted on a tripod which could fire a beam at any structure and cause it to disappear, sending it and all of its contents to the planet Mars. He also came in a spacecraft which possessed space flight capabilities.

History: (Tales Of Suspense I#29) - The Martian came to Earth and began using his weapon in order to send buildings from Earth to Mars, where his people could study the humans inside, and prepare for an invasion of Earth. Humans soon found his spacecraft, but although they tried to stop him, he would still strike every evening, sending several more homes back to Mars.

However, he was finally brought down when a young man noticed that the Martian struck only at night, and his vessel bore no lighting instruments. Ascertaining that the Martian could not bear intense light, the police bombarded the Martian with powerful lamps, bringing him under their thumb. The Martian showed them how to return everyone who had been captured, then he was set free, and returned to Mars.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee (?) and Jack Kirby.

The Martian Masters entry in the Marvel Legacy 1970s Handbook confirms that this story did in fact take place in reality-616.
--David A. Zuckerman

The Martian Who Stole A City wasn't the first Martian who stole a city. Martians stole New York City and left it suspended in space in order to study humans (Mystic#29 (4/54) "No Exit")
--Gammatotem

Big thanks to MD Carter for allowing me to borrow this image from his website, The Monsters of Jack Kirby.

by Prime Eternal

CLARIFICATIONS:
The Martian Who Stole a City should not be confused with:


Last updated: 07/03/16

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