Classification: Terrestrial semi-humanoids (Pre-Modern era) (see comments)

Location/Base of Operations: Deep under Earth's surface;
Pre-Modern era

Population: Unknown

Known Members: Xoorr

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Bruiser

First Appearance: Tales to Astonish I#16/3 (February, 1961)

Traits: The Mole Men lived deep underground, cut off from any contact with Earth's surface dwellers. They displayed cruelty and violence toward anything they were unfamiliar with.

Eyes: Two

Powers/Abilities: The Mole Men moved sluggishly, but possessed superhuman strength (Enhanced human?).

History: (Tales to Astonish I#16/3) - The Mole Men discovered an intruder in their realm, the human known as Bruiser. They had never seen a surface dweller before, so they started beating and tormenting him. They resolved to keep Bruiser around for sport until he was dead.

Comments: Created by an unnamed writer and Paul Reinman.

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.
    --Leave it in unless something rules it out!--Snood.

This story was reprinted in Where Creatures Roam#3.

It's quite possible that the Mole Men were residents of Subterrania. Maybe they were yet another strain of Deviant mutates.


The Mole Men have no known connection to:

Bruiser has no known connection to:

Xoorr has no known connection to:


Middleweight boxing star who enjoyed torturing his opponents. Bruiser wanted to be a heavyweight, but couldn't gain enough weight. He heard about an experimental weight-gain pill, and decided to steal it from Fairfax Laboratories. After knocking out a guard he downed a whole bottle of the pills, causing an incredible increase in his density. He crashed through the drug company's floor and didn't stop falling until he was deep under the earth. The Mole Men discovered him and decided to use him as a sparring partner. The Mole Men took turns beating him up, allowing him little in the way of rest. Bruiser knew he was doomed, but felt that he deserved it for the way he used to treat his opponents.

--Tales to Astonish#16/3






The primary tormenter of Bruiser. Xoorr was annoyed that Bruiser was faster than him, but this only further incited him to beat Bruiser down.

--Tales to Astonish#16/3







Tales to Astonish I#16/3, p5, pan1;
(Bruiser) Tales to Astonish I#16/3, p3, pan3;
(Xoorr) Tales to Astonish I#16/3, p5, pan2

Where Creatures Roam#3 (November, 1970)

Last updated: 08/23/04

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