Real Name: Unrevealed, possibly Impercepto
Identity/Class: Extra-terrestrial (race unknown)
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Mr. Fantastic
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: "That malevolent alien"
Base of Operations: Mobile
Hostess Twinkies ad "The Power of Gold!", various Marvel Comics
published November, 1980 - including Micronauts I#23)
Powers/Abilities: Impercepto was a diminutive alien who had the ability to become invisible. In some way, Impercepto used the metal, gold, for energy. Ironically, his major weakness was the reaction of his DNA structure when he came into contact with the color, gold, and he was forcibly rendered visible.
concerned that a museum's exhibit of gold would attract the
attention of the alien gold-thief Impercepto. As Richards
engaged Impercepto in battle, he found the struggle pointless as
he could not find the invisible outlaw. Remembering Impercepto's
weakness (materializing when he comes into contact with
gold), Richards used the next best thing...Hostess Twinkies with
GOLDEN sponge cake and creamy filling. Upon making contact with
the tasty terrestrial treat, the tiny terror materialized and was
ensnared by Mr. Fantastic.
Comments: Created by an
unknown writer and an unknown artist.
Impercepto was mentioned in the Appendix to the Fantastic Four Encyclopedia.
You can get the whole story, and some clever commentary from Seanbaby's The Hostess Page. It might not meet with the Comics Code Authority's approval, so kids, ask your parents before checking that out!
Profile by John Kaminski
Impercepto has no known connection to:
Hostess ad, panel 5
Hostess ad, panel 6
Last updated: 12/21/05
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