Classification: Extraterrestrial (Xaccans) (Pre-Modern era, see comments)

Location/Base of Operations: Planet Xaccus;
Pre-Modern era

Population: Unknown

Known Members: Couple, Night Watchman, Police Officer, Wax Mannequins

Affiliations: None

Enemies: None

First Appearance: Strange Tales I#93/4 (February, 1962)

Traits: Bodies made entirely of wax. The Wax People had department stores and a law enforcement system remarkably similar to that of Earth.

Eyes: Two ........ Fingers: Five (with opposable thumb)

Skin Color: Light pink

Powers/Abilities: Wax People could remain motionless for long periods of time. (see comments)

History: (Strange Tales I#93/4) - A Wax Man night watchman closed up shop in his department store while the store's mannequins left their pedestals. A police officer and a couple came into the store to reclaim a purse the Wax Woman left on the counter. The mannequins accidentally broke two pieces of merchandise while leaving, causing the watchman to scold them.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.

This was a difficult story to translate into a profile. The reader is initially led to believe that this story takes place on Earth, and the Wax People mannequins are made to seem threatening. In the end we learn they are normal citizens, and this was just a little slice of life story that took place on planet Xaccus.

Being made of wax may have given the Wax People certain limitations, such as being unable to withstand extreme heat, but this is purely speculative.

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 Monsters on the Prowl#22.

The Wax People have no known connection to:


Unnamed couple. The female left her purse in the department store.

-- Strange Tales I#93/4






Night Watchman

Worked at a department store. Spooked by the Wax Mannequins ending their shift. He warned them to stop being clumsy and breaking things in the department store.

--Strange Tales I#93/4





Police Officer

Unlocked the department store for the Wax People couple..

-- Strange Tales I#93/4





Wax Mannequins

Employed to stand still and model fashions all day long at a department store.

-- Strange Tales I#93/4





Strange Tales I#93/4, p2, pan4;
(Couple) Strange Tales I#93/4, p3, pan3
(Night Watchman) Strange Tales I#93/4, p2, pan2
(Police Officer) Strange Tales I#93/4, p3, pan3
(Wax Mannequins) Strange Tales I#93/4, p2, pan6

Last updated: 06/22/04

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