THE STONE MEN

Membership: Captain, unidentified others

Purpose: To travel through galaxies

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Harry Dawes

Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
    formerly Easter Island

First Appearance: Tales of Suspense I#28/2 (April, 1962)


History: (Tales of Suspense I#28/2 (fb)) - While flying past Earth, the Stone Men's ship began to malfunction. Their Captain ordered them to bail out for their safety, and they fell to Earth. Awaiting the Captain's return with the fixed ship, the Stone Men placed themselves in suspended animation on Easter Island (Isle).

(Tales of Suspense I#28/2 (fb) - BTS) - In the lengthy time it took the Captain to repair the ship, he forgot the incantation that would bring his crew back to life. He took up the guise of an old human on Easter Island while he searched for a parchment that contained the incantation.

(Tales of Suspense I#28/2) - Centuries after the Stone Men originally arrived on Earth, a fugitive named Harry Dawes found himself on Easter Island while escaping South American authorities. He encountered the Captain (still disguised as a human), who offered him a rich reward to help him find the lost parchment. Dawes did find it in the ensuing weeks, and when the "old man" read the script, the Stone Men awoke from their slumber. Dawes tried to take command of the situation and tell the aliens that they were to serve him, but they simply brushed him aside for his actions and told him he would make a fine specimen in their zoo. Harry tried to get the "old man" to help, but the Captain, disgusted that Harry tried to betray him, revealed his true form.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee (or Larry Lieber), Jack Kirby and uncredited inker..

Reprinted in Chamber of Chills#22 (which misidentified it as being reprinted from Tales of Suspense I#18).

Profile by Madison Carter

CLARIFICATIONS:
The Stone Men have no known connections to


Captain of the Stone Men

Took on a mortal guise to search for a way to bring his crew back to life. Promised Harry Dawes a rich reward for helping him, but Dawes tried to sell him out before the Captain revealed his true self.







--Tales of Suspense I#28/2  (  28 (fb)-BTS, 28


Harry Dawes

A criminal, Dawes outran police in South America and escaped by boat. When he got near Easter Island, he went ashore, hoping to hide out there for a while. He encountered the Captain of the Stone Men there, and spent weeks helping him find the parchment. Successful, the man tried to take command of the aliens, but they took him captive as a specimen instead.





--Tales of Suspense I#28/2



images: (without ads)
Tales of Suspense I#28, story 2, page 4, panel 7
                                                          page 6, panels 6 and 9 (captain)
                                                          page 6, panel 2 (Harry)


Other Appearances:
Tales of Suspense I#28 (April, 1962) - Stan Lee or Larry Lieber (writer), Jack Kirby (pencils), unknown inker, Stan Lee (editor)


Last updated:11/04/07.

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