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Real Name: D'Compose

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-87119) Inhumanoid

Occupation: World conqueror

Group Membership: Inhumanoids

Affiliations: Deathbats, Metlar, Blackthorne Shore, Sandra Shore (minion), Tendril

Enemies: Earth Corps (Dr. Herman "Herc" Armstrong, Dr. Edward Augutter, Dr. Derek Bright, Dr. Johnathon M. Slattery), Granites (Granock, others), Magnacore (Pyrus, Crygen), Redwoods (Redlen, others), humans

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile across Earth-87119

First Appearance: Inhumanoids#1 (January, 1987)

Powers/Abilities: D'Compose is a monstrous and nefarious creature, extremely strong and long lived. He is reasonably intelligent and capable of speech and basic strategy. D'Compose's ribcage can open to act as a prison. His direct touch can cause an intended victim to transform into a disfigured, zombie-like minion, but he requires concentration to maintain his influence or keep his ribcage shut. It's unrevealed how long the transformation lasts. D'Compose's only real weakness is direct sunlight. D'Compose is claimed to be "undead", but the exact meaning of this is unclear.

Height: 45' (by approximation)
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: Blue-black with red sclera
Hair: None


(Inhumanoids#2 (fb)) - Millennia ago, three giant but malevolent Inhumanoids (D'Compose, Tendril and Metlar) fought Mutores (elemental humanoid creatures including the rock-like Granites and tree-like Redwoods).

(Inhumanoids#2 (fb) - BTS) - D'Compose attacked Christian crusaders in the 12th Century.

(Inhumanoids#2 (fb)) - Eventually a team of Redwoods trapped D'Compose in sunlight and toppled him into an amber pit. Metlar and Tendril were similarly trapped by other Mutores.

(Inhumanoids#1 (fb) - BTS) - D'Compose struggled against his amber prison while Redwoods stood guard. Eventually it was discovered by campers in the current era in what was now the Big Sur National Forest in California.

(Inhumanoids#1) - Thought to be a dinosaur skeleton completely encased in amber, D'Compose was transported to the Shore Museum in San Francisco for a special unveiling. D'Compose began to crack the amber, panicking the audience. Newly freed, Tendril arrived amidst the chaos to help release his fellow Inhumanoid, both keen to free their leader Metlar.

(Inhumanoids#2) - D'Compose and Tendril battled Earth Corps, scientists with special technological suits, and the police before escaping underwater into the bay. When Earth Corps discovered their hiding hole, D'Compose and Tendril attacked. The power-hungry Blackthorne Shore secretly helped the two Inhumanoids, coveting their power. Meanwhile, Earth Corps member Dr. Derek Bright found Redwoods who told him of the Inhumanoids' nefarious past. Bright promised to help them.

(Inhumanoids#3) - Tracking the monstrous Inhumanoids, Earth Corps found D'Compose and Tendril underground, although D'Compose briefly trapped Earth Corps leader Dr. Herc Armstrong in its chest cage cavity until its concentration was disrupted by Earth Corps member Augutter. Earth Corps' battle against D'Compose continued, with the Inhumanoid seeking to transform the humans into his soldiers of the undead. Despite toppling D'Compose, the Inhumanoid managed to touch a local bat, converting it into a giant Deathbat, then spreading the curse to other bats. D'Compose ordered the Deathbats attack Earth Corps.

(Inhumanoids#4) - D'Compose used the Deathbats to distract Earth Corps and sealed up the cave. He then joined with Tendril attacking the Granites' underground city to successfully free Metlar. Earth Corps, having escaped, allied with the Granites, and were surprised to see Blackthorne Shore, now armored with magnetic weaponry, trap Metlar and force the Inhumanoids' submission. Earth Corps member Sandra Shore confronted her brother Blackthorne, but D'Compose grabbed her, plucked off her helmet, and used his touch to disfigure her into a zombie-like minion.

Comments: Marvel version created by Jim Salicrup (writer), James W. Fry (pencils), Joe DelBeato (inks). Adapted from Flint Dille's work (original screenplay)

Unfortunately, The Inhumanoids comic series, published under Marvel's Star Comics imprint (despite stating "to be continued!"), ended there without resolution, but is (mostly) an adaptation of the animated series five-episode storyline "The Evil That Lies Within" by Flint Dille (original screenplay), wherein Sandra Shore was restored to her normal self and the Inhumanoids are neutralized. I'd hazard a guess that the expected fifth issue has unfinished (and unpublished) artwork out there.

The original Inhumanoids cartoon had a wide array of characters (see the Wikipedia page), some not included in the comic, and included action figures.

It seems that Hasbro hoped to revive the Inhumanoids as part of their combined universe (with G.I.Joe, Transformers, etc.), but discovered they apparently no longer held the rights to the characters or name.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

D'Compose has no known connections to:


Normal bats in a large underground cave were transformed by D'Compose's touch and influence into large, malevolent Deathbats and used by D'Compose as weapons against Earth Corps. Their foes' artillery kept them at bay.





--Inhumanoids#3 (4

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Inhumanoids#1, p21, pan4 (main image)
Inhumanoids#3, p13, pan1 (headshot)
Inhumanoids#3, p7, pan6 (open rib cage)
Inhumanoids#3, p21, pan2 (Deathbats)

Inhumanoids#1 (January, 1987) - Jim Salicrup (writer), James W. Fry (pencils), Joe DelBeato (inks), Eliot Brown (editor)
Inhumanoids#2 (March, 1987) - Jim Salicrup (writer), James W. Fry (pencils), Joe DelBeato (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Inhumanoids#3 (May, 1987) - Jim Salicrup (writer), Jose Delbo (pencils), Art Thibert (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Inhumanoids#4 (July, 1987) - Jim Salicrup (writer), Carmine Infantino (pencils), Danny Bulanadi (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)

First posted: 10/25/2018
Last updated: 10/25/2018

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