Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (race unnamed, Pre-Modern era) (see comments)

Occupation: Researcher of Earth

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Marge, other members of her race

Enemies: "weird old geezer"

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: The Thing

Base of Operations: New York City, NY;
Pre-Modern era

First Appearance: Strange Tales I#92/1 (January, 1962)

Powers/Abilities: The Monster could disguise herself as a human being, and possessed the power of flight. The Monster was weakened by any exposure to water, so she avoided it at all costs.

History: (Strange Tales I#92/1 (fb)) - The Monster was sent to Earth in order to study it, but as soon as her flying saucer touched down on Earth she was observed by the "weird old geezer." She tried to kill him, but he escaped her by diving into a stream.

(Strange Tales I#92/1) - Three years later the Monster was carrying on her work observing humans and trying to fit in among them. She was nearly broke when her friend Marge recommended a cheap apartment in New York City. It turned out that one of her neighbors was the "weird old geezer," and for some reason he told her all about his alien encounter. He suffered a fatal heart attack after relating his story, and the Monster was glad nature had taken care of him before she had to.



Comments: Created by an unnamed writer, Jack Kirby & Dick Ayers.

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.

The "weird old geezer" got that oh-so-nice nickname from his landlord.

This story was reprinted in Where Monsters Dwell#23. In the reprint the title was changed from "The Thing Hunts For Me!" to "The Monster Hunts For Me!"


The Monster, aka the Thing has known connection to:

"weird old geezer"

Old man with a weak heart who witnessed the Monster's arrival on Earth. He spent three years in hiding, terrified of being found by the Monster. When a young woman moved next door to him he told her his story, unaware of the fact that she was the Monster. When another neighbor knocked on his door he suffered a heart attack and died.

--Strange Tales I#92/1 (fb) (92/1




Strange Tales I#92/1, splash page;
(The Monster in human guise) Strange Tales I#92/1, p2, pan2;
("weird old geezer") Strange Tales I#92/1, p4, pan2;

Where Monsters Dwell#23 (September, 1973)

Last updated: 11/16/04

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