ANUXA

Real Name: Anuxa

Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (race unknown, see comments)

active between Distant Past and Pre-Modern era

Occupation: Would-be world conqueror

Group Membership: None 

Affiliations: Other members of his race

Enemies: Skipper, humanity;
    formerly dinosaurs, Neanderthals

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: North Pole (distant past to pre-modern era)

First Appearance: Tales to Astonish I#7/1 (January, 1960)

Powers/Abilities: Anuxa was extremely long-lived, having spent one million years on Earth with no signs of aging. He possessed superhuman strength (Class 100?) and the power of telepathy.

History: (Tales to Astonish I#7/1 (fb)) - <one million years ago> Anuxa's race sent him to Earth as a scout. His mission was to wait for the dominant species on Earth to die out, then claim the planet for his own.

(Tales to Astonish I#7/1 (fb)) - Anuxa witnessed the extinction of the dinosaurs, and later the Neanderthals. With the dawn of humanity, he was forced to hide in a glacier and wait for them to die off. He was frustrated that despite the many wars mankind waged war, there were always survivors. When the atom bomb was invented, he was pleased because he believed this weapon could finally annihilate the human species.

(Tales to Astonish I#7/1 (fb)) - Skipper and the crew of an atomic sub woke Anuxa while testing a gamma electrization gun in the North Pole. Anuxa related his history to Skipper, and bragged that the planet would soon belong to him after a few wars utilizing the atom bomb. With that he slunk away among the glaciers.

Comments: Created by an unknown writer and Don Heck.

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 a flashback narrated by the Skipper one year after he met Anuxa. It's an anti-war story, in case you couldn't tell.

This story ("He Waits for Us in the Glacier!") was reprinted in Strange Tales Annual#1 and Where Creatures Roam#2.

PROFILE BY FUTURE

CLARIFICATIONS:
Anuxa has no known connection to:


Skipper

Skipper of an atomic sub testing a new gamma electrization gun in the North Pole. These tests woke up Anuxa, and Skipper decided the world needed to hear Anuxa's message. He didn't think newspapers would report the story, so he sent it to a science-fiction magazine.

--Tales to Astonish I#7/1(fb) (7/1

 

 

 

 

 


images:
Tales to Astonish I#7/1, splash page;
(Skipper) Tales to Astonish I#7/1, p2, pan5


Tales to Astonish I#7 (January, 1960) - Don Heck (artist), Stan Lee (editor)
Strange Tales Annual#1 (1962) - reprint
Where Creatures Roam#2 (September, 1970) - reprint


Last updated: 12/23/04

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