Real Name: Inapplicable
Identity/Class: Terrestrial animal mutate; possible Deviant mutate; pre-modern era
Occupation: Sea monster
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Commander Hartnell
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: The
(formerly) the ocean floor, most notably near South Pacific islands.
First Appearance: Tales to Astonish I#10/1 (July, 1960)
Powers/Abilities: As an incredibly large crustacean, Titano possessed enormous strength, enough to tear a large ship in half with its claw.
History: (Tales to Astonish I#10/1 (fb)) -
Titano's origins are unknown. It first made its presence known by
causing tidal waves on a coast of Japan and later attacked a ship off
the coast of Hawaii.
(Tales to Astonish I#10/1) - Commander Hartnell of
the U.S. Navy was briefed on the attacks, and took a bathosphere into
the ocean to try to find the creature, which he did. Barely escaping
with his life, Hartnell came up with a plan. He had a submarine painted
with a luminous coating. With Hartnell commanding, the sub got the
attention of Titano and led it to the Arctic region. There, the sub
quickly maneuvered away from a glacier, but Titano couldn't stop and
plowed into the ice, trapping the monster.
Created by Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott.
Despite the "underwater" color
scheme, Titano is actually an orange-ish color.
Reprinted in Tower of Shadows#7 and
Marvel Monsters: Where Monsters Dwell#1
As seen in Avengers/Invaders#10 (June, 2009) Titano was killed in 1943 by the Red Skull (Johann
Shmidt) when he used a Cosmic Cube to alter
history, creating a new timeline (Earth-93198);
the Invaders and Avengers restored the original
timeline, reviving this Giganto. Other monster corpses seen floating in the ocean were the Atlantean Giganto, Monster Island's Giganto and Behemoth.
Titano has no known connections to
A Commander in the U.S. Navy, Hartnell came up with
the plan to trap Titano in glacier ice.
-- Tales to Astonish I#10/1
(Taken from reprint in MM:WMD#1)
story 4, page 4, panel 2 (Titano)
page 5, panel
Tales to Astonish I#10/1 (July, 1960) - Jack Kirby
(penciler), Joe Sinnott (inker)
Last updated: 12/13/14
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