Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (race unnamed, Pre-Modern era) (see comments)
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Major Ford
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: outer space;
First Appearance: Tales to Astonish I#12/5 (October, 1960)
Powers/Abilities: The Monster could survive in the void of space and possessed superhuman strength (Class 25?).
History: (Tales to Astonish
I#12/5) - The Monster observed Major Ford's
vessel floating in space and instantly attacked it. The Monster clawed
at the vessel until ground control brought Major Ford back to Earth. Ground
control thought the Monster was a product of Ford's imagination until they
found a piece of the Monster's claw embedded in the space vessel.
Comments: Created by an unnamed writer and Steve Ditko.
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 ("A Monster Waits Outside!!") was reprinted in
The Monster was depicted ripping open Major's Ford's space vessel,
but when he returned to Earth it was damaged but not destroyed. My hypothesis
is that although the Monster was no hallucination, the sight of it was
enough to let Major Ford's imagination get carried away during his encounter
It was hinted at that Ford's voyage was one of America's earliest
attempts at manned space flights.
PROFILE BY FUTURE
No known connection to:
Major Ford has no known connection to:
The lone crew member of a small, sphere like space vessel. He couldn't take the solitude of his space voyage, and it began to drive him mad. The Monster attacked his vessel and he was forced to signal ground control and return to Earth. No one believed his story about the Monster until a fragment of the Monster's claw was discovered embedded in his space vessel.
--Tales to Astonish I#12/5
Last updated: 01/05/05
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