GIANT FROM OUTER SPACE
Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Extradimensional human (Earth-59594)
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: People of Ursa Micromia
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Mobile throughout the universe; formerly the planet Ursa Micromia; originally from Earth of 2744 A.D.
First Appearance: Tales to Astonish I#3/4 (May, 1959)
Powers/Abilities: None (but he was pretty dim-witted and clumsy)
(Tales to Astonish I#3/4) - A huge spacecraft landed on the outskirts of a city and a giant alien emerged. Initially frightened by the giant from outer space, the people's fears were soon calmed when the giant told them he only came to share his knowledge and to help them advance their civilization. As the giant walked into the city, he stepped in a lake (a mere puddle to him) and caused a flood, then he accidentally bumped into and knocked down some buildings, and created more damage along the way because of his comparatively immense size to the relatively small city. Embarrassed by the unintentional destruction he caused (and worried that he might cause more), the giant alien thought it would be best if he left. The people understood that he really meant no harm and regretfully bid farewell to the giant.
As his spacecraft left the planet Ursa Micromia, the "giant" astronaut regretted the troubles he brought upon the tiny people, and thought of how good it would be to return to his home planet -- to Earth in the year 2744.
Comments: Created by an unknown writer and Paul Reinman.
The civilization of Ursa Micromia resembled a North American city of the late 1950's.
...so the "giant" was just an ordinary Earthman on a world of tiny people...oops, sorry if I ruined the surprise shock-ending for you.
(...by the way, "The Planet of the Apes" is really the Earth in the future, and "To Serve Man" is the title of a cookbook!)
And a big THANK YOU to Dennis Giansante for scanning this story for me!
Profile by John Kaminski
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Tales to Astonish I#3, p18, pan1 (main image)
p20, pan7 (head shot)
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