DRAGOOM

Real Name: Dragoom

Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (Vulcan); pre-modern era and modern era

Occupation: Fugitive, would-be conqueror

Group Membership: S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Howling Commandos unit (Abominable Snowman, Bradley Beemer, Brother Voodoo, Clone of Frankenstein, Glob (Timms), Gorilla Man, Groot, Hellstorm, It the Living Colossus, Lilith, Living Mummy, Clay Quartermain, Sasquatch, Vampire by Night, Warwolf, Zombie (John Doe), many others)

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Victor Cartwright, "Merlin"

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Area 13, Pine Barrens, New Jersey;
     formerly Vulcan, Fifth Galaxy

First Appearance: Strange Tales I#76/1 (August, 1960)

Powers/Abilities: Dragoom is a large being seemingly comprised of a living fire-like element. He can travel through space unaided, and can emit a heat that can spread great distances, apparently across an entire planet.

History: (Strange Tales I#76/1 (fb)) - Dragoom escaped his prison on his homeworld of Vulcan and fled to Earth.

(Strange Tales I#76/1) - Dragoom arrived on Earth, and used his fiery powers to create an intense heat around the world. He proclaimed himself ruler of the Earth. However, a movie maker named Victor Cartwright had a plan, and, realizing Dragoom had fled his homeworld, had giant mock-ups of other beings like Dragoom constructed in Mexico. Dragoom was told that others like him had arrived on Earth, and he flew to Mexico to investigate. There, he saw the mock-ups, believing them real, and fled Earth for another safe haven.

(Nick Fury's Howling Commandos#6 (fb)-BTS) - At some point in time, Dragoom was captured by S.H.I.E.L.D. and placed in their supernatural Howling Commandos unit.

(Nick Fury's Howling Commandos#6) - Dragoom was among the Commandos who launched an assault on Merlin's forces.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee (or Larry Lieber), Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers.

Dragoom could be from the same race as Starbolt and Primo. See I would reveal that some (not all) of those giant aliens from Marvel's monster comics days had their size increased by an unknown (and hopefully Jack Kirby created -- think "Darkseid"-like) alien from the late 1950s to early 1960s.
--Gammatotem

I see a possibility that the other Victor Cartwright was the same guy as the one in this profile.
--Markus Raymond

Profile by Madison Carter

Clarifications:

Dragoom has no known connections to

Victor Cartwright has no known connection to:


Victor Cartwright

Cartwright was a movie maker whose films were not taken seriously. When Dragoom attempted to conquer the world, Cartwright had the idea to create fake Vulcanians, and this hoax drove Dragoom from Earth.








--Strange Tales I#76/1


images:
Strange Tales I#76, story 1, page 1 (dragoom)
     page 2, panel 2 (Cartwright)


Strange Tales I#76 (August, 1960) - Stan Lee or Larry Lieber (writer), Jack Kirby (penciler), Dick Ayers (inker), Stan Lee (editor)
Nick Fury's Howling Commandos#6 (May, 2006) - Keith Giffen (writer), Mike Norton (penciler), Derec Aucoin & Norman Lee (inkers), Mark Panaccia (editor)


10/16/07

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