HORACE the JOKER
Real Name: Horace (last name unrevealed)
Occupation: Prankster; zoo specimen
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Martians; his victims
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: "The Joker"
Base of Operations: Mars(?); (formerly) Earth
First Appearance: Amazing Adventures I#5/3 (October, 1961)
History: (Amazing Adventures I#5/3) - Horace was a practical joker whose pranks were usually cruel. He removed road signs warning of closed roads and "slippery when wet" signs from floors, resulting in people having accidents. Some of his victims decided to teach him a lesson by pretending to be Martians, but Horace overheard their plan. Later on, Horace was confronted by two real Martians, who abducted him. He believed the aliens to be his "friends" and went along with them, only to be horrified to find himself on a real spaceship in the middle of space, headed for Mars. There, he would serve as an exhibit in a Martian zoo.
Created by Steve Ditko.
If this is ever canonized, the
Martians will probably not be actually from Mars.
Reprinted in Monsters on the
Horace has no known connections to
Apparently from Mars, two aliens arrived on Earth and
abducted Horace, who believed it to be a prank. They kidnapped the man
and took him to put him in a Martian zoo.
--Amazing Adventures I#5/3
Amazing Adventures I#5, story 3, page 3, panel 3 (Horace)
page 3, panel 8 (Martians)
Amazing Adventures I#5/3 (October, 1961) - Steve
Ditko (artist), Stan Lee (editor)
Last updated: 02/20/06
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