RALFZZ

Classification: Humanoid/Extraterrestrial

Location/Base of Operations: Unrevealed

Known Members: A group of four unnamed children

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Hulk

First Appearance: Marvel Comics Presents I#52 (June, 1990)

Powers/Abilities: The Ralfzz species possesses powerful telepathic abilities.

Traits: The Ralfzz species, if their children are any indication, are slender, green-skinned humanoids with massive heads. They are completely hairless.

History: (Marvel Comics Presents I#52/4)- A group of small Ralfzz children entered earth's solar system during the course of a "game." The objective of this game was to rack up point by destroying as many (uninhabited) planets, asteroids, and other stellar bodies, the child destroying the most planets would win. The Ralfzz children set their sights on a small planet, the third from the sun, and diverted a massive asteroid into a collision course with it. The destruction of earth would bring the particular kid only 10,000 points. Doctor M.A. Forrest, an astronomer, noticed the earth-sized asteroid's change of course and contacted the military, who, in turn, contacted The Incredible Hulk, who was going under the guise of "Mr. Fixit."

The military had a new, experimental device called the "Fortified Rocket Springs", basically a set of giant leg springs used to leap long distances, (Iím not kidding here!) The Hulk was the only one with enough strength to lift off on these springs, and be propelled into space, to divert the asteroid. (Whatever happened to good, old-fashioned rockets?) So the Hulk blasted into space, (without any kind of breathing apparatus) and destroyed the asteroid (which, miraculously, despite its size, rained no debris upon earth). Well, the kids were furious that someone had interfered with their game, (they could have racked up some points!) and they went over and picked up the Hulk, who was stranded as his springs had burned up as he left the atmosphere, leading him to say, "I wish I could at last take consolation in saving the earth...but who cares?!"

As he was brought aboard, the Hulk reacted angrily, and the kids became scared and unleashed their defensive robot to tackle the Hulk, who promptly reduced the shiny robot to scrap metal. THEN the kids explained what was going on, and that they had "forgot" to check if earth was inhabited. With everything neatly wrapped up, the Ralfzz kids returned Hulk home, as he noted that they reminded him of himself.

Comments: Created by Ron Wilson and Tom Morgan.

Spring-jumping into space! Alien video games! Definitely kidís stuff. I certainly hope these little guys learned their lesson!

by Darc_Light

CLARIFICATIONS:
The Ralfzz should not be confused with:


The Alien Security Robot was kept on board the Ralfzz ship for emergencies, like giant gray aliens coming aboard and complaining about almost getting their planets blown up. Big and Impressive, it lasted about two seconds with the Hulk.

--Marvel Comics Presents I#52/4










The Ralfzz Kidís Ship, despite its small size, possessed an incredible array of weaponry, being able to destroy entire planets in a single blast. It also possessed tractor beams and teleportation devices.

--Marvel Comics Presents I#52/4












images:
Marvel Comics Presents I#52, p30, pan1 (Ralfzz main image)
Marvel Comics Presents I#52, p32, pan2 (Ralfzz sorry)
Marvel Comics Presents I#52, p31, pan3 (Ralfzz security robot)
Marvel Comics Presents I#52, p32, pan5 (Ralfzz ship)


Appearances:
Marvel Comics Presents I#52 (June, 1990) - Ron Wilson (writer), Ron Wilson (penciler), Tom Morgan (inker), Kelly Corvese (assistant editor), Terry Kavanaugh (editor)


Last updated: 12/22/03

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