Membership: Four unidentified members on Earth, more on Lithodia Rex
Purpose: To invade Earth and turn it into a colony for their home planet.
Enemies: Unidentified human pilot
Base of Operations: Easter Island (Earth) and the planet Lithodia Rex
First Appearance: Tales to Astonish I#5/1 (September, 1959)History: (Tales to Astonish I#5/1 (fb)) - After crash-landing his plane on Easter Island, a pilot witnessed several of the stone statues there come to life. He heard them discuss an invasion from their home planet of Lithodia Rex, but the aliens soon became aware of his presence. He managed to escape in a boat.
Comments: Created by Stan Lee or Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby and uncredited inker.
The question that is left to be begged is how, and if, this tale is in-continuity for Earth-616. As with many of the pre-FF monster tales, it certainly could be. However, that brings up the point that Kirby did at least two tales of giant stone-like aliens posing as the statues on this island (a third, involving Thorr/Thorg took place on another unidentified island which was destroyed at the end of his tale).. How could all three be Earth-616, if any of them? Well, considering that Rapa Nui (the real name of Easter Island) has almost 900 of these monolithic statues, it is certainly conceivable that there were some there to begin with, and by coincidence, two separate sets of aliens found it and decided to place themselves among the lookalikes. Or even some did so to begin with, and all the statues were done by humans in response. There's only four aliens from Lithodia Rex seen here and three Stone Men (not counting their captain), so it wouldn't be that hard.
Now, however, the question remains: Do the aliens from Lithodia Rex, the Stone Men or Thorr/Thorg have any connection to the Kronans? Perhaps they're all from the same star system, or some such.
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A pilot crash landed on Easter Island and witnessed the
statues there in conversation with one another about an impending alien
invasion. He was discovered, but managed to escape in a boat. He tried
to warn the authorities, but they didn't believe him. He finally
convinced himself that he must have imagined the whole thing, which
actually spared him from death by the Lithodia Rexians, who had
followed him home to kill him.
--Tales to Astonish I#5/1 ( 5/1 (fb), 5/1
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Tales to Astonish I#5, story 1, page 1, panel 1
page 3, panel 2 (pilot)
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