HAG OF THE PITS
Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-78411 - Dinosaur World) magic user
Occupation: Keeper of the Pits
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Moonboy, Devil Dinosaur, Godzilla
Known Relatives: Unnamed son
Base of Operations: Dinosaur World
First Appearance: Devil Dinosaur#9 (December, 1978)
Powers/Abilities: The Hag from the Pits had mystic powers that allowed her to summon the transdimensional energies of the Pits, which would transport those who fell in to other worlds or just elsewhere on Dinosaur World. She communed with the "fire spirits" of the Pits with the aid of a green talisman in the shape of a snake's head. She appeared old and haggard but had dreams of power. The Pits' time and space warping power sustained her, so she was likely even older than she appeared; the Pits also protected her so that she could not be caught.
(Devil Dinosaur#9 (fb) - BTS) - The Hag from the Pits developed a fearful reputation on Dinosaur World, so much so that even the Killer-Folk feared her.
(Devil Dinosaur#9) - Devil Dinosaur and Moonboy stumbled accidentally upon the the region of the Pits and saw the Hag of the Pits seeking to replenish her powers from the smoking and flaming holes. However, Devil Dinosaur saw her as a threat and roared at her before giving chase. The Hag evaded them and warned them that they should leave. She then disappeared into luminous smoke from near one of the Pits. Devil Dinosaur and Moonboy sought to leave the area of the Pits but Devil Dinosaur slipped and fell down one of the portals while Moonboy was barely able to save himself. He cried out for aid and was helped back up by the Hag and her son. Moonboy pleaded with the Hag to help rescue his red dinosaur. Despite initially being satisfied that Devil Dinosaur had vanished, she reneged and they went into the great cave there. Inside, the Hag and her son pushed rounded boulders into the Big Pit, the only place where those lost in the Pits' dimensional depths could have a chance to return. After each pushed a rock in, they ran for cover and watched as the Big Pit glowed and Devil Dinosaur returned once more. Grateful but also fearful, Moonboy and Devil Dinosaur quickly departed as the Hag cackled. Although her son was troubled that they remained among the Pits, the Hag dreamt of hopes for future power.
(Godzilla#22) - Fleeing the attacking Lizard-Warriors, Moonboy, Devil Dinosaur and the dimensionally displaced and partly shrunken Godzilla ran toward the Pits, with Moonboy rushing ahead to speak with the Hag of the Pits. She agreed with Moonboy's plan to lure the invaders into a camouflaged Pit, but she could not say where they would arrive once they had fallen in. The Hag watched as the all the Lizard-Men were swallowed into the Pit. The Hag, Moonboy and Devil Dinosaur then watched helpless as Godzilla, partially affected by the transdimensional properties of the Pits, grew back to his original massive size and vanished via the portal to appear back on Earth.
Comments: Created by Jack Kirby (writer & pencils) and Mike Royer (inks).
Profile by Grendel Prime.
The Hag from the Pits has no known connections to:
Devil Dinosaur#9, p2, pan4 (main image)
Devil Dinosaur#9 (December, 1978) - Jack Kirby (writer & pencils), Mike Royer (inks), Jack Kirby (editor)
Godzilla#22 (May, 1979) - Doug Moench (writer), Herb Trimpe (pencils), Jack Abel (inks), Allen Milgrom (editor)
First Posted: 09/02/2008
Last updated: 09/02/2008
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