Real Name: Colossus
Identity/Class: Artificial being created on Earth via extraterrestrial (Horusian) technology
Occupation: Gladiator, Warrior for the Horusians
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Hulk, Sphinx
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: Godspawn (on the cover only)
Base of Operations: North Sahara, Africa;
formerly other places in the universe
First Appearance: Incredible Hulk II#145 (November, 1971)
Powers/Abilities: Colossus is approximately 10 meters high and proportionally strong (Class 100 strength). His body is made of living stone, and it can continue to fight if broken into large pieces, even without a head.
(Incredible Hulk II#145 (fb)) - Centuries ago, when man worshipped the Heliopolitans (Egyptian Gods), the Horusians landed on the Earth and planted the seed of the Colossus. Then they left.
(Incredible Hulk II#145) - The Horusians came back on the Earth to assist to a very great fight. They awakened the Colossus.
Colossus awoke in the northern part of the Sahara where a cinema troupe was shooting a film. It didn't find his opponent (the Sphinx, destroyed by Bruce Banner) nor did it hear his masters voice, so it started to smash everything it saw. It grabbed Rachele, but after spotting the Hulk it believed the jade colossus was his opponent and allowed her to fall. Claiming it had killed all opponent it had fought before, the Colossus struck Hulk twice. But the Hulk reacted and broke one of the Colossus' arms. Like a true warrior, Colossus continued to fight, even when the Hulk reduced it in big pieces, but the Hulk tore a hole in the ground, threw the Colossus' pieces in the hole, and closed the ground on Colossus, ending the struggle.
Comments: Created by Len Wein, Herb Trimpe and John Severin.
The necropolis of Ghizeh belongs to the Ancient Reign (2735-2195 B.C.) so the Horusians arrived on the Earth presumably before this time.
The Colossus is mentioned in the Horusian profile in World War Hulk: The Gamma Files.
Colossus has no known connections to
Rachele has no known connections to
Rachele was an actress. She had a little resemblance to Betty Ross.
She was working in a film on the ancient Egypt by Riley (director) and Ernie Platt (script-writer). They were shooting in the Sahara desert when the Hulk intervened to save Rachele from what he perceived as danger, ruining the scene. Rachele calmed the Hulk and convinced him to shoot some scenes in the film, but the Hulk transformed in Bruce Banner.
That night, the set was devastated by the rising of Colossus from the sands beneath the set, and Rachele was grabbed by Colossus who was looking for his opponent and his master. When Colossus saw the Hulk, it let her fall onto the sands, and she was saved by a man of the troupe. She was worried for Hulk, but after Hulk defeated Colossus, she and the troupe let him go away, afraid of the troubles he could still cause.
--Incredible Hulk II#145
Incredible Hulk II#145, page 22, panel 5 (Colossus)
Incredible Hulk II#145, page 27, panel 2 (Colossus, head shot)
Incredible Hulk II#145, page 8, panel 7 (Rachele)
Incredible Hulk II#145, page 11, panel 2 (the man who saved Rachele and Riley)
Incredible Hulk II#145 (November, 1971) - Roy Thomas & Len Wein (writers), Herb Trimpe (pencils), John Severin (inks), Stan Lee (editor)
Last updated: 04/24/05
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