Classification: Terrestrial androids (humanoid robots)

Location/Base of OperationsHuman Engineering Life Laboratories (H.E.L.L.), Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida

Known Members: None identified

AffiliationsBaron Karza, Professor Prometheus (creator)

EnemiesRay CoffinSteve Coffin, Micronauts (Acroyear, Biotron, Bug, Devil, Marionette, Microtron, Nanotron, Arcturus Rann), NASA Security

First AppearanceMicronauts I#5 (May, 1979)

Powers/Abilities: The Humanoids are androids and thus have no need for oxygen, food, etc.

    Their bodies, though mechanical, seemed roughly equivalent to human in terms of strength, durability, etc.

    They carried hand blasters.

Traits: The Humanoids followed orders from their commander (Prometheus, or Karza when he took over Prometheus' form/mind).

Type: Bilaterally symmetric androids
: Two (on head; solid red color seen)
: Four (plus opposing thumb)
: Presumably five
Skin color: "Pink"/"white"/Caucasian flesh tones observed
Average height: Approximately 6'


Micronauts I#5 (fb) - BTS) - From his base, Human Engineering Life Laboratories (HELL), in which he investigated the existence of sub-aliens from a microscopic universe (the Microverse), Prometheus created robotic servants he dubbed Humanoids. 

(Micronauts I#3 - BTS) - After Steve Coffin encountered the Micronauts and other natives of the Microverse, his father, former astronaut Ray Coffin called Phillip Prometheus for guidance. When Ray noted that this was an alien encounter, Prometheus agreed to meet Ray and Steve at the Kennedy Space Center.

(Micronauts I#4 - BTS) - Ray Coffin (unwittingly followed by Bug) arrived at the HELL institute with Steve and their dog, Muffin, who had been blasted by weapons from the Microverse. Prometheus authorized Ray and Steve's admission (unaware that the Micronaut Bug was stowing away with them).

(Micronauts I#4) - Former astronaut Ray Coffin had his son, Steve, show Prometheus the Microverse aliens and ships he encountered.

(Micronauts I#5 (fb) - BTS) - Prometheus summoned his Humanoids.

(Micronauts I#5 - BTS) - Tracking Bug's brainwaves, the Micronauts entered the HELL institute as well.hell-entrance-humanoids

(Micronauts I#5) - Upon learning Steve Coffin had encountered and communicated with the "sub-aliens," Prometheus grabbed him and demanded further information. When Ray tried to stop Prometheus, a pair of Humanoids restrained him, and Ray's struggling tore one of their uniforms, revealing their robotic nature.

    Soon after, Acroyear arrived, slashed open, and incapacitated one of the Humanoids restraining Ray, after which
Ray -- seeing the monster Prometheus had become and wanting to protect Steve -- tackled Prometheus into the Prometheus Pit he had designed as a means to access the Microverse; both men fell in and descended through the Pit, shrinking and eventually accessing the Microverse.

    The Humanoids prepared to carry out Prometheus' last orders, that the sub-aliens be used to test the Pit.

(Micronauts I#6) - Humanoids pursued the fleeing Micronauts, Steve Coffin, and Steve's dog, Muffin. The Micronauts' weapons drove them back and disabled them sufficiently for the group to escape.humanoids-prometheus-head

(Micronauts I#7 - BTS) - Microverse tyrant Baron Karza performed a "mind-merge," transforming Prometheus' form into a giant duplicate of his own, after which he entered the Prometheus Pit and emerged on Earth's exit within HELL.

(Micronauts I#8 (fb) - BTS) - Karza/Prometheus, able to control Prometheus' Humanoids, extended his personal force field around HELL and assaulted the forces of the space center.

(Micronauts I#8) - Karza/Prometheus battled the US Air Force, the Micronauts, and Captain Universe (the Uni-Powered Ray Coffin). When the Micronauts used the Prometheus Pit to travel back to the Microverse, planning to seal the Pit behind them and strand Karza on Earth, Karza reversed the mind-merge, reverting Prometheus back to his own form (allegedly transforming his molecules back to their original form), and sent his mental self back through the Prometheus Pit as well.
    Prometheus was seemingly left quite mad by the process.
    Collapsing, Prometheus was taken away by a pair of Military Police (or base security, or whatever).

Comments: Created by Bill Mantlo, Michael Golden, and Josef Rubinstein.

Profile by Snood.

The Humanoids have no known connections to:

images: (without ads)
Micronauts I#5, pg. 8, panel 8 (upper body/head);
        pg. 10, panel 1 (robotics exposed);
    #6, pg. 1, panel 1 (pursuing Micronauts);
    #8, pg. 3 (alongside Karza at HELL entrance);
        pg. 9, panel 1 (Humanoid head popping off)

Micronauts I#5-6 (May-June, 1979) - Bill Mantlo (writer), Michael Golden (penciler), Josef Rubinstein (inker), Al Milgrom (editor)
Micronauts I#8 (August, 1979) - Bill Mantlo (writer), Michael Golden (penciler), Bob McLeod (inker), Al Milgrom (editor)


Last updated: 08/28/2017

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