Classification: Semi-humanoid insectoid race; sub-species of the Insectivorids
Location/Base of Operations: Kaliklak, Spiral Path, Microverse
Known Members: None named
Affiliations: Baron Karza, Hydra, Kronos race
First Appearance: Micronauts I#26 (February, 1981)
Powers/Abilities: They have pointed teeth, antennae, single-digited preying mantis-like arms. They have two pairs of thin wings, enabling their flight. Some of them have a sort of spike on either side of their necks, reaching slightly above the top of their heads.
Traits: The Phobos are green-skinned semi-humanoid insectoids. They are apparently distant cousins of Bug's people within the same Insectivorid race, similar to the Kronos. They are described as warlike.
History: (Micronauts I#26/2 (fb) - BTS) - The Kronos and Phobos races served Baron Karza in his plot to conquer the Microverse.
(Micronauts I#26/2 (fb) - BTS) - As Baron Karza took control of Force Commander (Argon), ruler of Homeworld, there was a resurgence of evil throughout the Microverse. On Kaliliklak, the warlike Kronos and Phobos races began to defy Queen Esmera's imperial edicts from the Great Nest.
(Micronauts I#26/2 - BTS) - Queen Esmera reported the Kronos and Phobos' defiance to the Planetary Council of the Microverse.
(Micronauts I#28/2 - BTS) - One of Karza's Faceless Priests opened a portal between the Microverse and Earth dimensions to transport Karza's forces past the Spacewall that they might carry the battle to Earth. Kronos (or Phobos) and Reptos were amongst the forces transported across the portal; they joined forces with Karza's allies in Hydra, fighting S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Micronauts. Karza was ultimately defeated and his forces sent back to the Microverse.
Comments: Created by Bill Mantlo, Pat Broderick, and Armando Gil
Kronos were toys in the Mego Micronaut line, and they were
adapted to the Marvel Multiverse in the pages of Micronauts. The Phobos were mentioned once as another race on Kaliklak
that had served Karza in the past. In the Microverse, Phobos usually refers to
the Phobos unit robots, used by Karza. The Phobos units were Mego toys. However,
until I hear differently, I'm considering the Phobos as another race on Kaliklak,
somewhat similar in appearance to the Kronos. They do have a slightly different
appearance than the Kronos.
For the record, the toy of the Kronos looks closer to the Phobos: http://www.megomuseum.com/micronauts/micronauts.html
Profile by Snood.
The Phobos have no known connections to:
images: (without ads)
Micronauts I#26, 2nd story, p4, panel 2 - two images, rear view body in flight and face close-up
Micronauts I#28 , p11, panel 1 (rear view, standing)
Micronauts I#26 (February, 1981) - by Bill Mantlo (writer), Pat Broderick (penciler), Armando Gil (inker), Louise Jones (editor)
Micronauts I#28 (April, 1981) - by Bill Mantlo (writer), Pat Broderick (penciler), Danny Bulanadi (inker), Louise Jones (editor)
Last updated: 04/28/13
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