Real Name: Manduu

Identity/Class: Extradimensional alien

Occupation: Unrevealed

Group Membership: None known

Affiliations: Krokarr, Y'Androgg.

Enemies: Olympians (Hercules, Zeus, many others), Thing.

Known Relatives: None known.

Aliases: Manduu the Merciless

Base of Operations: Unrevealed star in same dimension as Olympus.

First Appearance: Marvel Two-in-One I#44 (October, 1978)

Powers/Abilities:  Manduu is a giant, approximately 40 foot in height He has a satyr's body, complete with hooves and goat legs. On one occasion he used a spiked club in battle.


(Marvel Two-in-One I#44 (fb) - BTS) - Krokarr, Manduu, and Y'Androgg were all members of a race of giants which came from a star located in the same dimension as Olympus. The trio stealthily invaded Olympus while its gods were suffering from the after-effects of over-celebration during the Spring Festival. The giants banished most of the gods, binding Zeus in the Tower of the Sun, and severely devastated much of Olympus.

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(Marvel Two-in-One I#44) - The Thing and Hercules invaded the Tower of the Sun and rescued Zeus, but Manduu interrupted them before they could escape. However, the Thing tripped him up and Hercules knocked him into the Tower's flame pit.





Comments: Created by Marv Wolfman (writer), Bob Hall (penciler), and Frank Giacoia (inker).

   While the other giants in this story clearly survive, Manduu fell into a flame pit moments before the flames erupted so seriously that they would have killed Zeus. However, we never see Manduu killed outright, so he could have survived in any of a myriad number of ways. Most obviously, if he was hanging out in the Tower of the Sun anyway, he's probably fire-proof in the first place!

   This entire story is told in flashback by Ben Grimm to the children of Camp Runamuck. Since it is a retelling, some elements of the story may be exaggerated or outright false. However, the story contains some elements of truth as the Mighty Avengers: Most Wanted Files (2007) confirmed the invasion as having occurred and confirmed some of the Olympian locations mentioned in the story (including the Tower of the Sun) as being real.

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Manduu has no known connections to

Tower of the Sun

Tower of the Sun

The Tower of the Sun (also known simply as the Sun Tower) is located in Olympus proper, very near the Temple of Apollo (the Olympian Sun God). The Tower revolves to follow the sun, and during the "hour when the sun doth strike the Tower" it blazes with a heat and fury sufficient to reduce even a god to ash. Inside the Tower is a flame pit running the full height of the Tower.
When Manduu, Krokarr, and Y'Androgg invaded Olympus, Zeus was mystically bound to an unburnable pole then running up the center of the Tower's flame pit. Hercules and the Thing freed him by breaking the pole.


--Marvel Two-in-One I#44






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Marvel Two-in-One I#44, pg23, p2 (main image)
Marvel Two-in-One I#44, pg23, p3 (full body)
Marvel Two-in-One I#44, pg16, p7 (Tower of the Sun)

Marvel Two-in-One I#44 (October, 1978) - Marv Wolfman (writer/editor), Bob Hall (penciler), Frank Giacoia (inker)
Mighty Avengers: Most Wanted Files (2007) - Jeff Youngquist & Jennifer Grünwald (editors).

First Posted: 06/17/2007
Last updated: 06/17/2007

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