Classification: Semi-humanoid-reptilian extraterrestrial race 

Location/Base of Operations: Unidentified world in relative proximity to Earth circa 7000 A.D. in Reality-51124

Known Members: None identified

Affiliations: None known

Enemies: Humanity (notably Dr. Zord, as well as a time-traveling Robert Gordon)greenies-51124-frontcharge

First Appearance: Strange Tales I#4 (December, 1951)

Powers/Abilities: The Greenies did not demonstrate superhuman abilities.

    They appeared to be relatively primitive/low-tech as they did not wear clothing or use any weapons against the energy blaster-using human.

    However, they apparently possessed the means to travel to Earth in spaceships.

    They additionally possessed "space guns" that fired atomic blasts.

Traits: The Greenies sought to destroy Earth, apparently because humanity had the means to use time travel to escape the temporal backwash.
    Perhaps they had some pre-existing conflict with Earth and wanted to destroy humanity before it could save itself.

    They were willing to sacrifice themselves in great numbers in an effort to stop the humans from saving their own world.

Type:  Bilaterally symmetric semi-humanoid-reptilian bipeds
: Two (on head; some images made them appear to have large white eyes with darker iris and a white pupil; other images had the same pattern but with solid green eyes (darker than their skin) and pupils)
: Three (no obvious thumb
: Unrevealed
Skin color: Green
Average height: Approximately 5'10"?
Distinguishing Features: The Greenies had scaly green skin. They lacked hair, but instead had three curly, tentacle-like structures extending from their heads; the function of these is unrevealed. They had a large, rounded mouth without obvious teeth. They had no external nasal or aural structures.



(Strange Tales I#4 (fb) - BTS) - An unidentified explosion created a time warp that would create a backwash in time.

    Humanity resolved to bring a person forward from the past, supply him with the technology to shrink Earth and then transport Earth back to 1700 A.D. where it could be set on another time track.

    However, unable to time travel themselves, the Greenies apparently resented this and sought to destroy humanity and prevent them from saving their world.

(Strange Tales I#4) - After Robert Gordon had been brought forward in time from around 1951 and Dr. Zord had explained the situation and their plan, the Greenies attacked. Warned of this, Zord armed Gordon with some sort of energy pistol.

    As the Greenies rushed into the room, shouting, "Kill them! They want to save the Earth!"

    Zord and Gordon blasted the Greenies until they were piled up on the floor, but they kept coming. At Zord's advice, he and Gordon -- firing as they ran -- made it to a tunnel where there was a dura-steel door that held off the Greenies.greenies-51124-spaceguns

(Strange Tales I#4 - BTS) - After Zord explained the operations of the device to shrink Earth and the time machine, Zord left him, remaining behind to hold off the Greenies as long as he could while Gordon departed in the ship.

(Strange Tales I#4) - From the tele-visor of the spaceship, Gordon could see the atomic blasts as the Greenies tried to destroy his ship with space guns.

    Zord or someone else from Earth contacted Gordon, alerting him that the Greenies were taking off in space ships and that he needed to shrink the Earth and travel back in time as soon as possible.

(Strange Tales I#4 - BTS) - Gordon followed the instructions, shrinking the Earth and then taking it with him as he traveled back in time.

    However, around 2000 Gordon stopped to visit the beaches of Miami and accidentally dropped the shrunken Earth in the sand, losing track of it. Before he could find it, the time backwash apparently wiped out reality.

Comments: Created by Bill LaCava and unidentified writer.greenies-51124-spaceships

    They presumably did not call themselves the Greenies, but whatever they called themselves is unrevealed. Greenies was a term used by humans who fought them.

    In the image to the right, the red ship in the forefront of the image is the ship Gordon was flying, while the smaller yellow structures glowing red were either the Greenies' ships or they were explosions launched from their "space guns."

Earth-51124 Circa 7000 A.D. an explosion created a time warp that would create a backwash in time; while Zord and others pulled Robert Gordon forward in time from 1951, intending to shrink Earth and send it back with him to 1700 A.D. where he could set it on another time track, aliens known as the Greenies sought to destroy Earth because they could not travel in time. Gordon successfully carried the shrunken Earth back 5000 years but stopped around 2000 A.D. to visit Miami and lost Earth on the beach. As he futilely searched for Earth, the time backwash apparently wiped out reality. Strange Tales #4 (1951)

Profile by Snood.

The Greenies should be distinguished from:

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Strange Tales I#4/4, pg. 4, panel 1 (profile);
          panel 2 (charging, upper front view);
          panel 3 (full bodies, shadowed);
       pg. 5, panel 1 (Gordon observing blasts from space guns);
          panel 2 (Greenie ships, or blasts from their ships; with Gordon in the long red ship in the foreground of the image)

Strange Tales I#4, "The Man on the Beach" (December, 1951) - Bill LaCava (artist)

First posted: 05/28/2024
Last updated: 05/28/2024

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