SIR PORGA

Real Name: Sir Porga

Identity/Class: Pig, mutate

Occupation: Ambassador

Group Membership: New Men

Affiliations: Count Tagar, Jane Foster, High Evolutionary, Knights of Wundagore, Miss America, Thor, Whizzer

Enemies: Man-Beast

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: the Citadel of Science, Mount Wundagore

First Appearance: Thor I#132 (September, 1966)

Powers/Abilities: Sir Porga possessed no superhuman abilities, but was a highly evolved pig, almost perfectly human outside of his pointed ears.

History: (Scarlet Spider Unlimited#1 (fb)) - Sir Porga was one of the earliest New Men created by the High Evolutionary, along with Count Tagar. He and Count Tagar were assigned to serve as his emissaries to the outside world.

(Web of Spider-Man Annual#4/3) - After the woman Magda had given birth to her two young children at Mount Wundagore, then fled the vicinity, Sir Porga was sent out by the High Evolutionary to find suitable new parents. He happened upon Madeline and Robert Frank, formerly the super-heroes Whizzer and Miss America, who were at that time expecting a child. He brought them to the High Evoulutionary, hoping that when Madeline gave birth, they could pass the twins off as her own children. However, Madeline died in childbirth, and their own child was stillborn. The Whizzer fled Mount Wundagore, believing the twins were his.

(Thor I#135 (fb)) - Believing that the New Men required a teacher from the outside world, the High Evolutionary sent Sir Porga and Count Tagar to find such a person.

(Thor I#132) - Aboard a plane bound for Europe, Porga found himself sitting beside nurse Jane Foster, and the two struck up a conversation.

(Thor I#133) - Porga took Jane out to dinner in Transia, where he introduced her to Count Tagar. Tagar insisted that she accompany them to Mount Wundagore.

(Thor I#134) - The two New Men transported Jane to Mount Wundagore, fighting off a band of raiders along the way, with the assitance of the Knights of Wundagore.

(Thor I#135) - After the creation of the Man-Beast, Porga assisted Tagar in preparing for combat, noting that neither of them had been meant for battle. Ultimately, the Man-Beast was vanquished by Thor, and the High Evolutionary determined to depart Earth, transforming his base into a starship. Porga accompanied his master to the stars.

(West Coast Avengers Annual#3/3) - The vessel finally came to rest upon a world which was soon known as Counter-Earth. After giving his New Men mates, he set them off the ship to make the world their own. However, without the High Evolutionary's direct supervision, the New Men quickly reverted to savagry. Sir Porga tried to warn the High Evolutionary, but was fatally injured by his fellow New Men, and barely got his message out before passing away.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Vince Colletta.

Sir Porga was the first of the New Men ever seen in comics.

by Prime Eternal

CLARIFICATIONS:
Sir Porga should not be confused with:


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Other appearances:
Thor I#133-135 (October-December, 1966) - Stan Lee (writer), Jack Kirby (pencils), Vince Colletta (inks), Stan Lee (editor)
West Coast Avengers Annual#3 (October, 1988) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Ron Lim (pencils), Tony DeZuniga (inks), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Web of Spider-Man Annual#4 (1988) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Ron Lim (pencils), Tony DeZuniga (inks), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Scarlet Spider Unlimited#1 (November, 1995) - Glenn Herdling (writer), Tod Smith (pencils), John Nyberg (inks), Eric Fein (editor)


Last updated: 12/10/03

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