Classification: Semi-humanoid-vulpine extraterrestrial race

Location/Base of Operations: Unidentified planet, unidentified star system, unidentified galaxy

Known Members: None identified

Affiliations: None known

Enemies: The unidentified extraterrestrial race with whom they shared their planet (notably Skrang)

First Appearance: Tales of Suspense I#54/3 (June, 1964)

Powers/Abilities: Unrevealed, but they were apparently extremely powerful (see comments).

    They wore armored helmets and used pistol-like weapons.

    They are somewhat dolicocephalic, with extended maxilla and mandibles, with sharp teeth.

    They likely have some degree of superhuman strength, speed, agility, and/or reflexes.

    They likely have enhanced nocturnal vision (possibly seeing into the infra-red spectrum), as well as enhanced auditory and olfactory senses.

Traits: The Fox-People were willing to engage in warfare and were apparently skilled, or at least just very successful at doing so.

Type: Bilaterally symmetric semi-humanoid-vulpine bipeds
: Two (on head; light color seen)
: Three or four (plus opposing thumb)
: Unrevealed
Skin color: Unrevealed (covered in gray fur)
Average height: Unrevealed


(Tales of Suspense I#54/3 (fb) - BTS) - The Fox-People shared a planet with an unidentified reptilian (or piscine) race, who considered them to be "menacing."

    Despite highly advanced weapons and technology, the reptilian race were never able to defeat the Fox-People.

    Whether because of the threat of the Fox-People or otherwise, a group of the reptilians known as the Planet-Taker Corps sought to conquer other planets.

(Tales of Suspense I#54/3 - BTS) - Traveling to Earth, Skrang found humanity to be helpless against his advanced technology, and conquest seemed certain, but he mistakenly assumed an elderly woman with a fox collar/scarf to be an indication that humanity was much more powerful than the Fox-People. He then rushed back into his ship and took off, vowing that he would never again dare to enter this accursed solar system.

    Back on his home planet, Skrang reported his findings to the chief of the Planet-Taker Corps, who apparently agreed with his assessment...

(Tales of Suspense I#54/3) - Meanwhile, a group of Fox-People gathered some distance from the city in which the Planet-Taker Corps were meeting.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, and Dick Ayers.

    They are only shown in one image, and only described as powerful and menacing.

    If you review Skrang's race's profile, you see that his people have devastating weapons, with abilities like liquefying metal, magnetically levitating as well as obliterating missiles, projecting force fields, electromagnetic nets able to snare multiple aircraft. rapidly-acting knock out gas, and disintegrating multiple skyscrapers.
    What is/are the Fox People's abilities that Skrang's people are so terrified of them?

    Maybe they are immensely physically powerful and extremely durable, rendering them resistant to Skrang's people's weaponry?
    Maybe their level of technology is even greater?
    Maybe Skrang's people's weaponry's effects are only illusory and the Fox-People are resistant to this?
    Maybe the Fox-People can generate irrational fear in their foes?

    What is the name of their race and the representatives that we saw?

    What is the name of their planet and star system (and from what galaxy do they originate)?

    What are the circumstances that led to such diverse races inhabiting the same world?

Deviants vs. Eternals?
Mutants vs. normals?
Alien colonizers?

  I need more stories about the Fox-People!

Profile by Snood.

The Fox-People should be distinguished from:

images: (without ads)
Tales of Suspense I#54/3, pg. 5, panel 6

Tales of Suspense I#54/3 (June, 1964) "Skrang Strikes Tonight!"- Stan Lee (plot/editor), Larry Lieber (script/pencils), Dick Ayers (inker)

First posted: 08/13/2023
Last updated: 08/14/2023

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