KNIGHTS OF NEEP
Classification: Extradimensional (Microverse) extraterrestrial (Quarlos IV) sentient plant-life (see comments)
Location/Base of Operations: Quarlos IV, within the outer fringes of the Microverse
Known Members: Gar'ee, Gra'hm
Affiliations: Micronauts (Acroyear, Bug, Marionette), Planetary Council (Esmera of Kaliklak, Icch of B'zzk, Mari of Homeworld's First Zone, Pharoid of Desert Zone, Zoot of the Quor, unidentified Acroyear)
(Unidentified) Micronauts I#7 (July, 1979)
(identified) Micronauts I#26/2 (February, 1981)
Powers/Abilities: Neep Knights appeared to be mobile flora. They tended to a have three to four long necks with what appeared to be flowers at the end of each stalk. The orbs at the end of each stalk could fire highly destructive pink lasers quite accurately. However, this aggressive power may have been limited to a warrior class. The main stalk could tower up to 15'. They also said "neep" during their sentences, similar to Bug's "tik"s.
They were advanced enough to have very fast interstellar travel.
It may be that older Neep Knights turned orange in color (as seen with Grah'm of the Planetary Council), with younger specimens being green (like Gar'ee).
Traits: They were strong diplomats and saw themselves upholders of some cause (like a religion or justice)
(Micronauts I#7) - Biotron and the telepathic form of Arcturus Rann bore greetings and Homeworld's message of peace to the natives of Quarlos IV.
(Micronauts I#26/2: Tales of the Microverse (fb) - BTS) - Shortly after Karza overtook Argon as his host body, Princess Mari (aka Marionette) returned to Homeworld, and the Knights of Neep were asked to send a representative to Homeworld for a meeting of the Planetary Council. Grah'm swiftly made the journey to Homeworld
(Micronauts I#26/2) - Gra'hm served as a representative of the Knights of Neep and sat at the emergency round table meeting of the Planetary Council organized by Marionette to counter the threat of the newly resurrected Baron Karza. Gra'hm reinforced other members' statements that Karza's warriors were resurging, and Gra'hm further commented on the rise of armed encounters with the bat-winged ships of the Lobros and Repto races.
When Mari sought to bypass Karza's control of the Enigma Force by contacting the Shadow Priests directly, Gra'hm and the others witnessed that Karza held the Time Travelers in bondage.
(Micronauts I#28) - Neep ships joined those from other Microverse worlds in a bid to stop the rise of Karza's power on Earth.
(Micronauts I#45) - A Neep Knight called Gar'ee assisted Acroyear and Bug plus other renegades in raiding the Body Banks on Homeworld by using its laser vision to cut a huge hole through the ceiling through which Acroyear, Bug and the fellow renegades assailed the Body Banks.
Comments: Created by Bill Mantlo (writer), Pat Broderick (penciler) & Armando Gil (inker).
It is not actually specified that Neep Knights are plant-based life-forms, but it certainly looks that way.
Thanks to Robert McKinney for pointing out the appearance in Micronauts I#7!
This race's name is probably
derived from the bizarre Knights who say Ni!, which appeared in the
1975 British comedy film "Monty
Python and the Holy Grail". They proclaimed themselves
fearsome warriors and could batter others into submission by screaming
"Ni!" at them, but were restricted in not being allowed to say or hear
the word "it".
Ah! Don't say it! Now you made me say it! Ah! You made me say it again! Ah!
The Knights of Neep have no known connection to:
Micronauts I#7, p4, panel 1 (with Biotron)
Micronauts I#26, p20, panel 4 (Grah'm)
Micronauts I#45, p11, panel 5 (Gar'ee shooting)
Micronauts I#7 (July, 1979) - Bill Mantlo (writer),
Michael Golden (penciler), Josef Rubinstein (inker), Al Milgrom (editor)
Micronauts I#26/2 (February, 1981) - Bill Mantlo (writer), Pat Broderick (pencils), Armando Gil (inks), Louise Jones (editor)
Micronauts I#28 (April, 1981) - Bill Mantlo (writer), Pat Broderick (pencils), Danny Bulanadi (inks), Louise Jones (editor)
Micronauts I#45 (September, 1982) - Bill Mantlo (writer), Gil Kane (pencils), Danny Bulanadi (inks), Al Milgrom (editor)
First Posted: 03/23/2006
Last updated: 04/17/2021
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