Real Name: None
Identity/Class: Terrestrial robot; Earth-6175 (see comments)
Occupation: Public hoax
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Unidentified scientist
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: Bringer of Doom
Base of Operations: The
bottom of an ocean;
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.
into Mystery I#75/1) - Tired of the war-like nature of humanity, a
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.
Reprinted in Fear#4.
Lo-Karr has no known connections to
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)
Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.
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