Type: Alien world

Environment: Earth-like

Usual Means of Access: Vibrational attunement

Dominant Life-Form: Semi-humanoid, green-skinned men, they were slightly larger than human average. Kulla's warriors had a single, small, wide-based spike at the top of their heads. Their physical abilities are undefined.

These natives were armed with some form of energy rifles. Kulla had access to Dimension Transporter Helmets, and used a paralyzing liquid as a weapon.

The element gold was also used as a form of monetary exchange, in addition to a paper currency

Representatives: Kulla (deceased) and his army of warriors and guards, rebel forces

Other Life Forms: Insects

First Appearance: Tales to Astonish I#41/1 (March, 1963)

(Tales to Astonish I#41/1) - A tyrannical warlord named Kulla sought to rule all of Slaveworld; but the peace-lovers of his world sought to defeat him, so they surrounded his fortress, with the intention of starving him out. In order to defeat those rebelling against him, Kulla employed a human ally, whom he equipped with Dimension Transporter Helmets, to abduct scientists from Earth to Slaveworld; the scientists were then forced to build an Electro-Death Ray, which Kulla planned to use as a weapon to defeat the rebels. However, one of the captured scientists was Dr. Henry Pym, who was secretly Ant-Man, and the tiny hero led the defeat of Kulla and his warriors at the hands of the rebels -- Kulla himself was killed by the native insects that triggered the Electro-Death Ray under the direction of Ant-Man.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, and Don Heck.

The true name of the Slaveworld dimension was not mentioned in this 10-page story--Prisoner of the Slave World!--but the name "Slaveworld" was given in the OHotMU Deluxe Edition Appendix to Dimensions. Slaveworld's real name of Dehnock was revealed in Kulla's profile in OHotMU A-Z Hardcover#6.

...and coincidentally, "Dehnock" is an anagram for "Don Heck," the artist of the story. -- Ron Fredricks

Profile by Snood. Expansion by Ron Fredricks.

Slaveworld (Dehnock) has no known connections with:

Slaveworld insects

The only depicted form of animal life on Slaveworld, they inhabited the fortress of the tyrant Kulla. Slightly larger than the ants of Earth, they had six limbs, two pincers and antennae, and were covered with numerous sharp spines. They possessed a hive-like mentality, and communicated in a similar fashion to terrestrial insects, but they communicated on a slightly different frequency.

When Ant-Man (Henry Pym) first encountered them after escaping from Kulla's dungeon, the insects acted aggressively and attacked him; but the tiny hero altered the frequency of his cybernetic helmet and found he could control them as easily as the ants of Earth.

The insects became Ant-Man's allies at bringing about the downfall of Kulla, and at his mental command, the tiny creatures activated an Electro-Death Ray, which killed the warlord.

--Tales to Astonish I#41/1

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Tales to Astonish I#41/1, p9, pan7 (rebels(left), Kulla's warriors (right); abducted scientists (background))
Tales to Astonish I#41/1, p4, pan9 (two of Kulla's warriors escort Henry Pym (center) to dungeon)
Tales to Astonish I#41/1, p3, pan6 (rebels (silhouettes, foreground) outside Kulla's fortress; Kulla's word-balloons)
Tales to Astonish I#41/1, p5, pan7 (Ant-Man (foreground) adjusts his cybernetic helmet to control Slaveworld insects)
Tales to Astonish I#41/1, p9, pan5 (Slaveworld insects)

Tales to Astonish I#41/1 (March, 1963) - Stan Lee (plot/editor), Larry Lieber (script), Don Heck (pencils/inks), Stan Goldberg (colors), Artie Simek (letters)

Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

First Posted: 09/16/2001
Last Updated: 07/09/2022

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