Real Name: Rorgg
Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (Akipper's Spider Men)
Occupation: Monarch, would-be conqueror
Group Membership: Monster Island's monsters (Abominable Snowman, Blip, Brute that Walks, Giganto, Gog, Goom, Gorgolla, It the Living Colossus, a Lizard Man of Tok, Moomba, Two-Headed Thing, Xemnu, Zzutak and one of the Flora colossus (like Groot), among others)
Affiliations: Grottu, Multiple Man (Jamie Madrox), Strong Guy (Guido Carosella), Yucoya-Tzin
Enemies: Crustor, Fantastic Four, Tim Johnson, Sif, X-Men (Magik/Illyana Rasputin, Shadowcat/Kitty Pryde), Xemnu
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: King of the Spider Men
Base of Operations: Monster Island, sea of Okhotsk;
formerly Isle of Exile;
formerly Akipper, Quarn star system, Draco galaxy (place of birth)
First Appearance: Journey Into Mystery I#64/1 (January, 1961)
Powers/Abilities: Like all of Akipper's Spider Men, Rorgg had six appendages; the front appendages could function as arms while the rear four functioned as legs. Rorgg could lift approximately 10 tons. He could emit electrically charged fibers from his mouth. These fibers were stronger than steel and could block radio-wave transmissions. Rorgg could fashion his fibers into web designs to ensnare targets and release his webbing faster than the speed of light. Rorgg could also climb upon his webbing faster than lightspeed to travel between star systems. Rorgg's body was uniquely conditioned to survive the cold and vacuum of this mode of transportation. Rorgg could also release his webbing offensively in small bursts.
Weight: 1.5 tons
(Journey Into Mystery I#64/1) - Rorgg led his Spider Men to Earth with the intent of conquering it, demonstrated to the inhabitants of a town in New Mexico how they could not break their webs, and that his people were superior. However, a teenager named Tim Johnson attacked Rorgg with a spray of DDT, and Rorgg was apparently killed by it. The other Spider Men abandoned Earth after seeing their leader fall.
(Fantastic Four Unlimited#7) - Rorgg's body was obtained by artist Frank Johnson, who placed it on display with other monsters, including the Two-Headed Thing, Grottu, and a Blip. However, Rorgg was revived by the Aztec Yucoya-Tzin, and the monsters were sent to battle the Fantastic Four while Yucoya-Tzin abducted Frank Johnson. Rorgg attacked the Invisible Woman and nearly swallowed her, but she escaped his mouth by placing her force field around herself in a ball, popping out when he clamped down. Ant-Man, the Thing, the Invisible Woman and the Human Torch then joined their powers against Rorgg, until he was overcome and collapsed.
(Journey into Mystery I#649 (fb) - BTS) - Rorrg and some of his Spider Men were banished to the Isle of Exile by Asgardians.
(Journey into Mystery I#649) - Rorgg and some Spider Men escaped the Isle of Exile and appeared in New York City where they were defeated and most of them slain in battle by Sif.
(Uncanny X-Men III#33 - BTS) - At some point, Rorgg relocated to Monster Island, sea of Okhotsk.
(Uncanny X-Men III#33) - Rorgg was one of the many monsters who witnessed the arrival of X-Men Magik and Shadowcat and got into a fight with them. They had come to Monster Island to save a little mutant girl called Bo. After they found her Magik teleported herself, Kitty and Bo back to the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning.
(X-Men Unlimited III#34 (fb) - BTS) - Rorgg and several other inhabitants of Monster Island came under the influence of Xemnu the Titan who proclaimed himself King of Monster Island using his psychic abilities to bend the monsters to his will.
(X-Men Unlimited III#27) - Rorgg and Goom were seen on Monster Island when mutants Strong Guy and one of Multiple Man's dupes found themselves on the island after dealing with the ferocious blue offspring of a crustaceous monster.
(X-Men Unlimited III#34) - Just as the two mutants were about to leave Monster Island they were discovered by Goom, the battle that followed quickly attracted the attention of Rorrg, the Two-Headed Thing and a Giganto who were all under Xemnu's control. The monsters brought the two mutants to Xemnu who was seemingly impressed with their efforts and revealed his newly developed master plan to amass a mutant army to conquer the island nation of Krakoa after which he placed the mutants under his mind control.
However, Xemnu came under attack by the same ferocious blue little monsters that had previously attacked Strong Guy and Multiple Man. Having dented Xemnu's chrome cranium, Rorrg and the other monsters regained their senses for a brief moment. Still able to use some of his hypnotic capabilities, Xemnu once again took control of Rorrg, the Two-Headed Thing and the Giganto who then attacked Goom. Mere moments later another monster appeared, aptly named Crustor by the Multiple Man dupe, the crustaceous monster helped Goom ward off the other monsters while the dupe and Strong Guy successfully defeated Xemnu, ending his reign.
The following morning Rorrg and Goom helped the mutants locate a Krakoan gateway on the island after which the towering monsters wondered how they would've ever fit through one of the gates of Xemnu had his way. Rorrg then thanked the mutants on behalf of the monsters after which the duo returned home.
Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers.
In Monster-Size Hulk#1 (December, 2008) the Hulk defeated Rorgg in a fairy tale Goom told to his son Googam.
Rorgg received Handbook profiles in the Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone (November, 2005) and the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z HC#9 (July, 2009).
Journey Into Mystery I#64/1 and Fantastic Four Unlimited#7 written by Prime Eternal, Journey into Mystery I#648 written by Markus Raymond and Uncanny X-Men III#33, X-Men Unlimited III#27 & #34 by MarvellousLuke.
Profile by Prime Eternal, Markus Raymond and MarvellousLuke
Rorgg has no known connections to
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Journey Into Mystery I#64, p4, pan1
Journey Into Mystery I#64, p3, pan7
X-Men Unlimited III#34, p38 (freed of Xemnu's control)
Journey Into Mystery I#64 (January, 1961) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby (pencils), Dick Ayers (inks)
Fantastic Four Unlimited#7 (September, 1994) - Roy Thomas (writer), Herb Trimpe (pencils), Carmen Imperato (inks), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone (November, 2005) - Madison Carter, Jeff Christiansen, Sean McQuaid, Stuart Vandal, Eric J. Moreels, Ronald Byrd, Barry Reese (writers), Jeff Youngquist (editor)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z HC#9 (July, 2009) - Jeff Christiansen, Stuart Vandal, Sean McQuaid, Michael Hoskin, Ronald Byrd, Mike Fichera, Madison Carter, Eric Moreels, Mike O'Sullivan, David Wiltfong, Gabriel Shechter, Rob London, Markus Raymond, Jacob Rougemont, Andrew Goletz, Rich Green, Chris Biggs, Jeph York, Mark O'English, Al Sjoerdsma, Chad Anderson, Anthony Flamini (writers), Jeff Youngquist, Jennifer Grunwald (editors)
Journey into Mystery I#649 (March, 2013) - Kathryn Immonen (writer), Valerio Schiti (artist), Lauren Sankovitch (editor)
Uncanny X-Men III#33 (April, 2015) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Kris Anka (pencils, inks), Mike Marts, Xander Jarowey (editors)
X-Men Unlimited III#27 (March 21, 2022) - Jason Loo (writer, pencils, inks), Lauren Amaro (editor)
X-Men Unlimited III#34 (May 9, 2022) - Jason Loo (writer, pencils, inks), Lauren Amaro (editor)
First Posted: 03/08/2004
Last updated: 08/16/2022
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