Real Name: Orogo
Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial robot (Pre-Modern era) (see comments)
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Albert Carstairs, humanity
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: The Nightmare from Outer Space, Orogo the Mighty, The Thing from Beyond
Base of Operations: Mobile on Earth;
formerly an unnamed galaxy;
First Appearance: Journey into Mystery I#57/1 (March,
Powers/Abilities: Orogo used a rocket ship capable of intergalactic travel and he possessed superhuman strength (Class 75?). Orogo could hypnotize humans with electro-magnetic waves from his "eye" by making eye contact.
History: (Journey into Mystery I#57/1) - Orogo came to Earth to take people back to his galaxy and put them to work as forced labor. He went from city to city, hypnotizing people and herding them into his rocket ship. No one stood in his way until Albert Carstairs issued a challenge via the television networks. He claimed Orogo could not hypnotize him, and he wanted a showdown at Municipal Park. Orogo accepted his challenge, but he could not hypnotize the old man because Carstairs was blind, so Orogo kept intensifying his electro-magnetic eye beams until his circuits overloaded and he exploded.
Comments: Created by Larry Lieber 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.
The cover of Journey into Mystery I#57 featured Orogo drawn by Jack Kirby, and he looks completely different from the Orogo drawn by Don Heck.
This story ("Orogo!! The Nightmare from Outer Space!!") was reprinted in Fantasy Masterpieces I#2 and Where Monsters Dwell#12.
Orogo is a prototype for Iron Man foe Gargantus.
PROFILE BY FUTURE
Orogo, aka The Nightmare from Outer Space, aka The Thing from Beyond has no known connection to:
Albert Carstairs has no known connection to:
A blind man who spent most of his days sitting on a bench in Municipal Park. He contacted the media when Orogo invaded Earth, and challenged the robot to a showdown. Orogo couldn't hypnotize Albert because the old man was blind, but he kept trying until he exploded.
-- Journey into Mystery I#57/1
Journey into Mystery I#57/1,p5, pan4;
Journey into Mystery I#57/1, p3, pan1;
(Albert Carstairs) Journey into Mystery I#57/1, p2, pan1
Journey into Mystery I#57 (March, 1960) - Larry Lieber (writer), Don Heck (artist), Stan Lee (editor)
Last updated: 03/09/16
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