Real Name: Mingo
Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (race unrevealed)
Occupation: Former warlord, currently unknown
Group Membership: Leader of his troops
Affiliations: Ally of the Colossus
Enemies: The Colossus, Vikor, the Asikii, the Deltonians, presumably many others
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: Once disguised himself as a wolf-god
Base of Operations: An alien world far out in space
First Appearance: Tales to Astonish I#53/2 (March, 1964)
Powers/Abilities: None, although he has an extensive knowledge of other alien races' superstitions
History: (TTA#53) - Mingo was the leader of an alien race who inhabited their planet with several other races. However, Mingos race wished to rule over them all. Mingo believed that his men were far superior to the other races because they had greater intelligence and no superstitious beliefs. For example, he played on the Deltonians worship of animals by dressing his men as animals. He quickly conquered the world, but wanted to stop any rebellions. He built a huge stone statue called the Colossus, which he then told the Deltonians would come to life if any one rebelled. However, eventually a group of peasants led by Vikor attacked Mingos forces. The statue then came to life, but sided with the peasants rather than defeating them. It destroyed Mingos palace, and scattered his troops. The peasants took over the world, while Mingo was rumoured to have been left wandering the countryside babbling incoherently about the Colossus.
Comments: Created by Stan Lee and Larry Lieber.
Mingo may not be a real person, as he only
appeared in a story by the Wasp. Mind you, itd be a good
story if Giant Man met the Colossus
There is definitely a precedent for the characters from the Wasp's tales in the MU. One of the Wobbows, from TTA#51/2, showed up in Maximum Security: Dangerous Planet--Snood.
Profile by The Voice of Doom.
The Colossus is to be distinguished from:
Vikor has no known connection to:
They were an alien race who believed that if they died at night, their gods wouldnt be able to find their souls and take them to heaven, which means theyd be stuck in limbo. They were the first race Mingo conquered.
They were an alien race that worshipped animals. They were the race that rebelled against Mingo. Vikor was a Deltonian.
He was a Deltonian who realised that Mingo was playing them all for fools. Judging by the way he was congratulated at the end of the story, he was probably made ruler of the Deltonians, if not the world.
It was a huge stone statue built by Mingos men. While Mingo intended for him to just be a story to scare the peasants, he was in fact a defender of the fair and just. It returned to its sleep after Mingos defeat.
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