Real Name: Magnor
Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (Stonians)
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Diane Cummings, Fin Fang Foom, It the Living Colossus (controlled by Bob O'Bryan);
possibly David Hartnell (see comments)
Enemies: Crustor, Gorgolla, Granitor, Strator
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Los Angeles, California;
formerly Stonus Five, Stonus star system, Milky Way Galaxy
First Appearance: (BTS) Strange Tales I#74 (April, 1960); (seen) Astonishing Tales I#22 (December, 1973)
Powers/Abilities: Magnor had the same powers like other Stonians; Stonians possess a silicon body chemistry, which result in ultra dense, durable rock-like hides that offer great defense. His wings enabled him flight, Magnor was part of a human loving fraction within the Stonian race and dedicated his life to safeguarding mankind.
Weight: Unrevealed (due to silicon body chemistry)
(Strange Tales I#74 - BTS) - Magnor was one of the Stonians who was placed on Earth under command of Prince Gorgolla. While living amongst humanity, he learned to love the humans and all they stood for. When the time came to destroy Earth on Gorgolla's command, Magnor and the other Stonians turned against their master and supposedly destroyed him.
(Astonishing Tales I#22 (fb) - BTS) - When news of his son's apparent death reached king Granitor on Stonus V, he ordered a legion of assassins to hunt down and kill the Stonians responsible for Gorgolla's demise. He also sent several spies to Earth to keep him apprised of anything that might interest the Stonian royal court.
(Astonishing Tales I#21 - BTS) - One of Granitor's Stonian spies witnessed the reappearance of the animate statue known as It the Living Colossus. Figuring his king would want to know about the imposing creature, he filed an intelligence report.
(Astonishing Tales I#22 (fb) - BTS) - Magnor learned of Granitor's agents fears of It the Living Colossus and decided to track the statue down and see it for himself.
(Astonishing Tales I#22) - Having tracked down It the Living Colossus to the film studios in Los Angeles he didn't understand the Stonian's fear as it seemed nothing more than a lifeless statue. Magnor however wasn't the only one looking to check on It. A small number of Granitor's agents were there as well, recognizing Magnor as one of the rebels who killed Gorgolla. Hoping to kill the rebel, they attacked him only to be killed by Magnor who himself was injured in the process. Figuring war would soon come to Earth, Magnor had to warn the humans. Surprisingly, the first apartment he entered to warn the human population was that of Bob O'Bryan, the human whose mind piloted It. Just then, four more Stonians broke in and captured O'Bryan and his associate, actress Diane Cummings. O'Bryan however managed to escape capture, placed his mind within the Colossus and took the fight to Granitor himself. However, he found not even It could face an entire army. Granitor and his army escaped with Diane and Magnor.
(Astonishing Tales I#23) - Granitor and his army had made way to their teleportation device, studying the human Diane Cummings, the gigantic Granitor determined mankind to be a puny race that posed no real threat for their plans of conquest. Magnor could do nothing except wait and hope for the Colossus to catch up with them. When Granitor's forces spotted It coming, they ambushed him, with Magnor and Diane forced to watch helplessly. However, before Magnor could try and reach his fellow rebels, the ancient dragon Fin Fang Foom arrived on the battle scene joining the Colossus in battle against the Stonian army. Watching these giants rip through his army made King Granitor realize he was losing the conflict and called for a retreat. Granitor and his men entered their teleportation device, all set to return them to Stonus V, but as soon as they were gone, the device was destroyed by It. Magnor then informed him that this action had killed Granitor and his forces, considering they were demolecularized while in transit. Magnor and the rebels then prepared to return to Stonus V to fight what remained of Granitor's regime.
Comments: Created by Tony Isabella (writer), Dick Ayers (artist).
As Magnor was one of the Stonians who was active in Strange Tales I#74 he will most likely have befriended David Hartnell. Considering he had no qualms killing the Stonian agents who spotted him, it's likely he was also involved in the murder of Gorgolla.
Profile by MarvellousLuke
Magnor should not be confused with:
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Astonishing Tales I#23, p6, pan1 (main image)
Astonishing Tales I#22, p12, pan3 (head)
Astonishing Tales I#22, p6, pan3,4,5 (fighting Crustor and his men)
Astonishing Tales I#21-23 (December, 1973 - April, 1974) - Tony Isabella (writer), Dick Ayers (artist), Roy Thomas (editor)
Last updated: 07/13/14
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