MARTIANS

Classification: Extraterrestrial humanoids (Pre-Modern era) (see comments)

Location/Base of Operations: Mars;
   
Pre-Modern era

Population: Unknown

Known Members: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: None

First Appearance: Strange Tales I#92/4 (January, 1962)

Traits: Martian society had many things in common with Earth, including clothing styles, automobiles, movie theatres and television shows. They had just begun sending rockets into space, but had yet to reach another planet.

Eyes: Two ........ Fingers: Five (with opposable thumb)

Powers/Abilities: Martians had taken the beginning steps toward space travel, and their military had access to planes and tanks.

History: (Strange Tales I#92/4) - A crowd of Martians gathered to attend a showing of The Invaders, a new science-fiction movie. The Martians loved the story of horrific Earthlings that invaded Mars. After the movie some of the Martians discussed the possibility of life on Earth, and they decided it was probably uninhabited.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee & Steve Ditko.

As with many 1950's and 1960's Marvel monster stories, this story is not confirmed as part of Earth-616 continuity. There were numerous types Martians in the pre-FF Marvel Universe. There are a number of ways that all of them could fit into continuity. Perhaps Mars had a diverse number of species living on its' surface, or maybe numerous alien races from other worlds colonized Mars and called themselves Martians. Different types of Martians could also have existed during different epochs. For example, there's no telling exactly when this story took place. Mars COULD have been inhabited by a Earth-like society in, say, the Hyborian era or the 10th century.

This story was reprinted in Where Monsters Dwell#23.

Since these Martians look Human they could be from the same race of Human-looking Martians (Captain Ott) seen in Marvel Mystery Comics#3 (1/40) Human Torch story and the Martians (Queen Laraina) that Comet Pierce encountered in Red Raven Comics#1 (8/40).
--Gammatotem

PROFILE BY FUTURE

CLARIFICATIONS:
Martians have no KNOWN connection to:

The Invaders have no known connection to:


Invaders

The Invaders were villains in a popular Martian movie. They do not exist in the Marvel Universe other than as movie characters. The Invaders were savage Earthlings that attacked Mars, only to be beaten back by the Martian militia.

--Tales to Astonish#16/3

 

 

 

 

 

 


images:
Strange Tales I#92/4, p5, pan5;
(Invaders) Strange Tales I#92/4, p2, pan6


Where Monsters Dwell#23 (September, 1973)


Last updated: 11/16/04

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