Real Name: Unrevealed
Group Membership: None
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unidentified
formerly Earth's Arctic region
First Appearance: Tales of Suspense I#27/1 (March, 1962)
Powers/Abilities: Besides being incredibly large, Oog possessed many powers that were mentally-derived in nature. He could communicate telepathically, emit a hypnotic beam from his eyes and project a psychic beam of "light" that could travel into space.
History: (Tales of Suspense I#27/1 (fb)) - "Ages ago," an alien's ship crash landed in what would be the Arctic region on Earth. When it awoke, it found itself trapped in the ice. With no way to escape, it telekinetically etched the distress signal "OOG" on the ice before going into a sort of hibernation.
(Tales of Suspense I#27) - While exploring an uncharted part of the Arctic, a group of men found the encased body of the alien, and believed the word Oog to be its name. They removed the block of ice the creature was in and took it back to civilization. It was studied, but a janitor unwittingly set it free by turning the heat in the room up. "Oog," not quite understanding where he was, tried to get out of the area. The humans fled in terror and the military was called in to attack. Using his powers, "Oog" communicated with them, telling them how he was just waiting for rescue, and that humans had nothing to fear from his race, as Earth was too barbaric and savage to ever be of notice to them. He used his powers again to send a mental beam into space, and only moments later, a spacecraft of his race's arrived. Without ever acknowledging the humans, "Oog" boarded the ship and left.
Comments: Created by Jack Kirby.
As with almost all of the sci-fi/horror stories published by Atlas/Marvel in those days, the story was most likely written by either Stan Lee or Larry Lieber. However, as no records appear to exist, it remains unknown which, if either, did. Also, while Dick Ayers was Kirby's usual inker during this period of the monster books, even sources such as comics.org do not have an inker on record for this story, whereas they have Ayers for others stories in the same book.
Reprinted in Monsters on the Prowl#20.
Oog has no known connections to
Tales of Suspense I#27, page 1, panel 1
Tales of Suspense I#27 (March, 1962) - Jack Kirby (penciler), Stan Lee (editor)
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