Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/ClassExtradimensional (Zendu, Pre-Modern era) (see comments)

Occupation: None

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: unnamed dreamer

Enemies: unnamed dreamer

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Dream Creature

Base of Operations: unnamed prison;
    formerly Zendu;

Pre-Modern era

First Appearance: Tales to Astonish I#12/3 (October, 1960)

Powers/Abilities: The Beast Man's race was extremely long-lived, their average life-span being one thousand years. With great effort he could contact people on Earth through their dreams, and could irreversibly switch minds and bodies with another person if they were willing.

History: (Tales to Astonish I#12/3 (fb) - BTS) - The Beast Man grew bored with his life on Zendu; he desired a life on Earth where there were still adventures and challenges to be had.

(Tales to Astonish I#12/3) - After months of trying to intrude himself into an Earthling's dreams he made contact. He offered the human a chance to switch bodies, and the man accepted. The Beast Man's mind settled into his new body, but upon waking he was horrified to discover that the human he traded places with was a convict on death row.

Comments: Created by an unnamed 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 reprinted in Fantasy Masterpieces I#4 and Fear#4. He was named Beast Man in Fantasy Masterpieces I#4, in the original story he was only refered to as the Dream Creature.

Similar plots to the Beast Man story can be found in Mystic#2 (May, 1951) "The Day I Die"-3rd story and Strange Tales I#94 (March, 1962) "He Came From Nowhere!"-3rd story.


No known connection to:

unnamed dreamer

Convict on death row who dreamed of romance and riches. He was contacted by the Beast Man in his dreams, and readily accepted the creature's offer to switch bodies. When he woke up he found himself in the Beast Man's body in the dimension of Zendu.

--Tales to Astonish I#12/3


Dimension where peace ruled and the inhabitants were waited on hand and foot by robots. The inhabitants were long-lived because Zendu's atmosphere killed all germs.

--Tales to Astonish I#12/3

Tales to Astonish I#12/3, p4, pan4;
(unnamed dreamer) Tales to Astonish I#12/3, p2, pan5;

(Zendu) Tales to Astonish I#12/3 p6, pan5

Fantasy Masterpieces I#4 (August, 1966)
Fear#4 (July, 1971)

Last updated: 12/25/04

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