Real Name: Unrevealed, possibly Polyphemus or Cyclops (see comments)
Identity/Class: Unrevealed, possibly Olymian god/Nereid hybrid; Ancient Greece thru Pre-modern era
Occupation: Enemy of humans
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Amanda, Duncan, Ulysses
Known Relatives: None confirmed (see comments)
Base of Operations: An unidentified island in the Mediterranean Sea
First Appearance: Tales of Suspense I#10/1 (July, 1960)
Powers/Abilities: The Cyclops was extremely large, and as such, possessed tremendous strength. It also possessed only three toes on each foot, and only one eye.
History: (Tales of Suspense I#10/1 (fb)) -
<Ancient Greece> - The Cylcops lived on a remote island, and
terrorized any seafaring humans that passed by, throwing large rocks at
their ships. At some point, the hero Ulysses and his crew arrived on
the Cyclops's island and temporarily blinded the creature.
(Tales of Suspense I#10/1 (fb)-BTS) - At some point,
the Cyclops became encased in the ice on the island, stuck in suspended
(Tales of Suspense I#10/1) - When Duncan and his
would-be girlfriend Amanda came across the island, they discovered the
Cyclops buried in the icy ground. Hoping to share this discovery with
the world, Duncan began to chop away at the ice with an axe. He
succeeded in freeing the Cyclops, who proved to not be dead as thought.
The creature chased the two across the island, but was distracted by a
passing ocean liner. Duncan feared the creature would kill everyone on
board, and led the monster on a chase back onto the ice. There, he
found a patch of thin ice, and tricked the Cyclops into running over
it. The monster's weight caused the ice to break, and it fell into it
Created by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers.
Common sense, and the Ulysses
reference, would indicate that this is Polyphemus, the same Cyclops
that appeared in the Odyssey.
However, in the Marvel Universe, this may not be so. Polyphemus has
made at least one appearance in the MU, and in it, he was permanently
blind from his encounter with Ulysses. This Cyclops was only blinded
for five hours before he could see again. This Cyclops also only refers
to himself as "Cyclops."
There's also a chance he could be
the same Cyclops that Reed Richards encountered (see Clarifications).
Reprinted in Where Monsters Dwell#1.
The Cyclops may or my not be, or may or may not be a
but has no known connections to
Amanda refused to marry Duncan, believing him to be
too spoiled. After he saved her from the Cyclops, she agreed to marry
him after all.
--Tales of Suspense I#10/1
A wealthy man, Duncan and his girlfriend Amanda went
on a trip in the Mediterranean Sea, where they encountered the Cyclops.
Duncan tricked the monster into falling into a hole under thin ice.
Afterwards, Amanda agreed to marry him.
--Tales of Suspense I#10/1
Talse of Suspense I#10, page 6, panel 1
page 2, panel 2 (Amanda and Duncan)
Tales of Suspense I#10 (July, 1960) - Jack Kirby
(penciler), Dick Ayers (inker), Stan Lee (editor)
Last updated: 02/20/06
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