Real Name: D'Compose
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-87119)
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
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.
Eyes: Blue-black with red sclera
(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
(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.
Marvel version created by Jim Salicrup (writer), James W. Fry
(pencils), Joe DelBeato (inks). Adapted from Flint Dille's work
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
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
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#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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