Real Name: Raaka
Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (Andromida); pre-modern era
Group Membership: Galactic Missing Persons Bureau
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: Demon Mummy; King of the Mummies; Mummex
Base of Operations: The planet Andromida, in the Seventh Galaxy
First Appearance: Tales to Astonish I#8 (March, 1960)
Powers/Abilities: Mummex exhibited no special powers, but was hundreds of feet tall, and had the proportionate strength of a humanoid being that size.
History: (Tales to Astonish I#8 (fb) - BTS) - Raaka, a member of the Galactic Missing Persons Bureau, was sent to Earth to search for missing spacemen like himself. To travel through space, he used a spacecraft and had to wear the standard protective suit, which resembled an Earth mummie's wrappings.
(Tales to Astonish I#8) - On Earth, Raaka began his
search, causing panic through Egypt, as the humans believed him to be
Mummex, a legendary demon mummy. His search took him to various
buildings, including museums and tombs, which he peered into while
lifting roofs. Much of this was witnessed by archaeologist Paul Fleming, Paul's fiancé Sara, and Sara's father.
Satisfied that no missing aliens were on Earth, Raaka departed. He
later arrived at a base for the Andromidans, where he reported his
findings after removing his protective space-suit.
Comments: Created by Stan Lee (or Larry Lieber) and Don Heck.
The mummy from Mummy Lives, Mummy from Tales to Astonish I#31 and Gomdulla are other giant mummies.
Mummex has no known connections to
Paul Fleming, Sara and Sara's father
Fleming was an archaeologist who, along with his
fiancÚ Sara and her father, witnessed much of Mummex's time on Earth.
Paul saw Mummex's ship leave through a sandstorm and realized he was an
--Tales to Astonish I#8
Tales to Astonish, story , page 2, panel 1 (Mummex)
page 6, panel 6 (Raaka)
page 2, panel 2 (Paul)
Tales to Astonish I#8 (March, 1960) - Stan Lee or
Larry Lieber (writer), Don Heck (artist), Stan Lee (editor)
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