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Real Name: Nargak

Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (race unrevealed)

Occupation: Terrorist, criminal

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Alien policeman (name unrevealed), people on Earth

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: USA
    formerly alien planet (name unrevealed)

First Appearance: World of Fantasy#10/2 (February, 1958)

Powers/Abilities: Nargak appeared human with similar features, but was aggressive and genocidal.


(World of Fantasy#10/2 (fb) - BTS) - Nargak's people were aware of Earth and its people, but their rulers decreed that they would peaceably introduce themselves to the Earth's population at a much later stage. For unknown reasons, Nargak wanted to destroy the Earth, but was warned to stay away. He took a teleportation booth and was quickly pursued by a policeman from his people.

(World of Fantasy#10/2) - Nargak landed unseen at night in a quiet American (?) city street, taking with him a mortar-like device and readied an apparently highly destructive Martian shell when he was attacked by the policeman, who melted away the top of his teleportation booth. The policeman landed in his booth and ordered him to stop. Defiant and hateful, Nargak turned to his weapon but was silently shot dead by the policeman, who declared that the Earth's population of two billion were worth more than one destructive fool. The policeman then returned home to make his report.


Comments: Created by an uncredited writer and artist.

Nargak declared himself to be invisible to humans; I'm guessing that he meant that he appeared to be and was dressed like a local human.

It appeared that the half-melted teleportation booth and Nargak's body were left behind on Earth.

Nargak's mortar projectiles were labeled "Martian shells" in a wood-like crate; it's unknown if they originated from Mars, or if it was a brand, like the cartoon Wile E. Coyote's use of Acme-branded products.

The (riveted) teleportation booths were like a narrow phone booth in size; I'm not sure how the alien policeman thought that the two of them were going to snuggly fit into one booth without pressing some of the internal buttons and levers.

This story was reprinted in Uncanny Tales II#10/4 (June, 1975), which is where the images are from.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

Nargak has no known connections to:

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Uncanny Tales II#10/4, p2, pan6 (main image with teleportation booth in background)

p3, pan3 (headshot)

Other Appearances: None

Last updated: 01/22/11

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