Real Name: None

Identity/Class: Terrestrial robot; Earth-6175 (see comments)

Occupation: Public hoax

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Unidentified scientist

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Bringer of Doom

Base of Operations: The bottom of an ocean;
    formerly unrevealed

First Appearance: Journey into Mystery I#75/1 (December, 1961)

Powers/Abilities: Lo-Karr was a giant robot which was designed to emit a beam from its eyes which could melt other items, though it was only displayed melting plants. 



History: (Journey into Mystery I#75/1) - Tired of the war-like nature of humanity, a young scientist decided to take matters into his own hands. He constructed a giant robot and a fake spaceship. He programmed the robot to land and announce to humanity that it was a scout for its alien race, sent to give a message of impending conquer. The robot, calling itself Lo-Karr, used eye-beams to melt a tree to demonstrate its power before it left. It then returned to its ship and appeared to leave the Earth's orbit (in fact, it had actually gone back to the scientist). Fearing a world-conquering race, the many nations of the world united to be on guard from the aliens. Satisfied with his hoax working to create world peace, the scientist disassembled Lo-Karr and let the robot's parts sink into the sea.

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

The story gives a year as 1971 when it takes place, which at the time was still 9 years in the future. As it obviously derails from known MU history in terms of world affairs, it almost has to take place on an alternate or divergent Earth.
    Let's assume that in Reality-6175 Lo-Karr's mission was successful and humanity united in peace for at least some period of years. IF Lo-Karr existed on Earth-616, its true nature was apparently discovered or the mission was soon abandoned without an ongoing threat.

Lo-Karr's 616 counterpart could have battled and been defeated by the Hulk, as Goom claims in Monster-Size Hulk#1 (December, 2008) in a fairy tale he tells to Googam. While this could just be a story, as Hulk has not been seen to battle Tim Boo Ba and Rorrg, Hulk's battle with Fin Fang Foom did occur.
--adam craik

Reprinted in Fear#4.

Profile by Madison Carter


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An unnamed scientist who constructed and programmed the Lo-Karr robot to act as a sentry for an alien race. After Lo-Karr's threats brought about world peace, the scientist disassembled Lo-Karr and sunk him in the sea.

--Journey into Mystery I#75/1

Journey into Mystery I#75, story 1, page 1 (main image)
                                                               page 6, panel 7 (deconstructed)
                                                               page 6, panel 3 (scientist)

Journey into Mystery I#75 (December, 1961) - Stan Lee or Larry Lieber (writer), Jack Kirby (penciler), Dick Ayers (inker), Stan Lee (editor)


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