Real Name: Monsteroso

Identity/Class: Extradimensional creature (Sturdian)

Occupation: Conqueror

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Microscopic world

First Appearance: Tales To Astonish I#18 (April, 1961)

Powers/Abilities: Superhuman size, constantly growing; superhuman strength (variable from enhanced to class 100)

History: (Tales To Astonish I#18) - Monsteroso emerged from an egg on a deserted planet, and soon began to grow in size. Before long, the mountains themselves dwindled beneath Monsteroso. Being the master of all it surveyed, it planned to conquer all life-forms it encountered -- until suddenly, a flood struck his world. Unable to breathe underwater, Monsteroso drowned. Meanwhile, in a laboratory, a scientist washed a slide tray, not knowing of the microscopic world that had existed upon it.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee (?) and Steve Ditko.

This story was clearly cut from the same cloth as Tim Boo Ba...and several other Ditko stories that had the same finish.

In the All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z#7, in the profile of the Microverse, the name of Monsteroso's homeworld was revealed to be Sturd, and his race was known as the Sturdians (obviously derived from the Bullpen nickname for "Sturdy Steve" Ditko).
--John Kaminski

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

by Prime Eternal

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Last updated: 11/02/07

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