beast-men-715-main BEAST-MEN
of Earth-715

Membership: None identified

Purpose: Survival, persistence of the male species

Aliases: None

Affiliations: None, beyond the

Enemies: United Sisterhood Alliance (aka Femizons; see comments)

Base of Operations: Earth-715

First Appearance: Savage Tales I#1/2 (May, 1971)

Powers/Abilities: The Beast-Men are men accustomed to surviving in the wild.

    They are strong and savage, with primitive weapons.

    Recognizing the need to propagate their species, they periodically raided/assaulted Sisterhood facilities, carrying off women to use for that purpose, despite their unwillingness.

History:

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#11: Thundra) - In the alternate reality of Earth-715, by the end of the 20th century (see comments), chemical and biological warfare broke out, resulting in the sterilization of 95% of Earth's female population. The fertile 5% seized political power, and they began a systemized program of oppression against men, whom they saw as having nearly exterminated the species by causing war, poverty, hatred, violence, and pollution.

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z hardcover#12: Thundra) - Women genetically enhanced themselves to become equal to men, and men strengthened themselves via radiation treatments. That radiation had the side effect of sterilizing the children they subsequently conceived, and it became impossible for men and women to reproduce sexually. 

    By the end of the 22nd century, society had split formally into two camps, men and women, and cataclysmic wars had occurred between the sides. Each side developed its own methods of reproduction, men drawing on parthogenetic cloning, and women using genetically manipulated sperm samples held in their Temples of Genetics.beast-men-715-raid

(Savage Tales#1/2 (fb) - BTS) - At the end of the 22nd century (see comments), the Sisterhood took over Earth.

    Wishing to make certain that man would never rule again, the Sisterhood kept ten percent of the men as slaves to serve the needs of the Sisterhood, as well as to allow the continuation of the human race. 

(OHotMU I#11: Thundra) - Natural childbirth was totally supplanted by laboratory birthing, and men were bred only as servants, entertainers, and breeding stock. 

(Savage Tales#1/2 (fb) - BTS) - The remaining ninety percent of all the male children were abandoned in the wilderness...where they were left to perish. 

    However, not all of the males died. Most of those who remained grew strong -- and savage -- and more merciless, more brutal, than man had ever been before: The Beast-Men

    A smaller number of the male survivors remained civilized.

 (OHotMU I#11: Thundra) - The major concerns of the Sisterhood, one of the leading nations of the world, were exterminating the renegade bands of roving free men (aka Beast-Men) and preventing incursions from foreign nations and powers.

(Savage Tales#1/2 (fb) - BTS) - At some point, Vega became Queen of the United Sisterhood Alliance, and her sister, Lyra (born from the same sperm vial) became princess. 

(Savage Tales#1/2 (fb) - BTS) - Roving Beast-Men periodically assaulted the Sisterhood, apparently slaying some and carrying off others into the wilderness.

    The Sisterhood gradually tracked down the Beast-Men in their lairs and presumably slew those they found.

Comments: Created by Stan "the Man" Lee and "Jazzy" John Romita.
    Per my understanding, Stan Lee's assets owns the Femizons, and Marvel can't even refer to them by that name anymore. Subsequent stories have diverged the realities, and the associated female-dominated groups are instead referred to as the Sisterhood.

    There is an existing Femizons profile, which explained how their society persisted without men, but it contains a lot of information relevant to the various alternate counterparts. I'll cover the Femizons and Mogon, at least, and then cover Earth-715, and then move on to one of the variant/divergent realities, and go from there...I'll probably work on profile on Thundra during that time, and I'll try to sort out if/when the term Femizonia was used.

    Here's the history of Femizonia courtesy of the Thundra profile. When I profile Earth-715, I will sort out all of the references; I'm not 100% certain this is fully accurate for the Femizons' world, but I'll do the research as I go.

In this world, the battle of the sexes turned literal over the centuries as women genetically enhanced themselves to become equal to men, and men strengthened themselves via radiation treatments. That radiation had the side effect of sterilizing the children they subsequently conceived, and it became impossible for men and women to have children together. By the end of the 22nd century, society had split formally into two camps, men and women, and cataclysmic wars had occurred between the sides. Each side developed its own methods of reproduction, men drawing on parthogenetic cloning, and women using genetically manipulated sperm samples held in their Temples of Genetics. North America was ruled for a century by a royal sisterhood, but after the royal family’s assassination and the destruction of the Genetics Temples (forcing the females to rely on cloning and genetic manipulation to create young) in the early half of the 23rd century, the USR (United Sisterhood Republic) assumed power.

Thundra's original OHotMU profile noted the event that led to the future of the Femizons/Sisterhood to have taken place at the end of the 20th century (which was still in the future at the time of that 1982-ish profile).

    On the matter of the name Femizons, its interesting that the title of the story is "The Fury of the Femizons" and the introductory text names them as the Femizons, but the main story and the people refer only to the Sisterhood.

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
The Beast-Men have no known connections to:


images: (without ads)
Savage Tales I#1/2, pg. 5, panel 3 (main image);
          panel 4 (raiding Femizons)


Appearances:
Savage Tales I#1/2 (May, 1971) - Stan "the Man" Lee (writer, editor, art director), "Jazzy" John Romita (artist), Roy Thomas (associate editor)


First posted: 11/10/2023
Last updated: 11/10/2023

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