space_city_disco-exterior.jpgspace_city_disco-dancefloor.jpgspace disco satellite

Official Name: Unrevealed

Location: Unrevealed location in space in the Andromeda galaxy (see comments)



Major Languages: Unrevealed (see comments)

Monetary Unit: Unrevealed

Major Resources: Unrevealed

National DefenseUnrevealed

VisitorsCat (Peter Criss), Space Ace (Ace Frehley)

Places of Interest: The disco 

Prominent residents: Big Leo and his gang, Mandu, all others unidentifiedspace_city_disco-catman-tom.jpg

Domestic Crime: It is unrevealed whether Big Leo and his associates were criminals

First Appearance: Marvel Comics Super Special#1 (1977)

Properties: The space city was enclosed in a transparent dome, and the city retained atmospheric conditions comfortable for human mutates, including heat, pressure, gravity, oxygen, etc. 

    The humans present moved about as if they were in Earth conditions.space_city_disco-2behindcriss.jpg

    The disco, the only location within the city seen in the interior, had wide open spaces for dancing, a bar to serve drinks, and a sound system to pump out the grooves.


(Marvel Comics Super Special#1 (fb) - BTS) - Mandu and Big Leo frequented the space city's disco frequently enough to be known by name and appearance by the other patrons.

(Marvel Comics Super Special#1) - The space city was floating in an unrevealed sector of space when newly-empowered KISS members Peter Criss (aka the Cat) and Ace Frehley (aka Space Ace) arrived in the space city's disco (a result of Ace's unpracticed space-warping power).

    Criss was a little freaked out to realize they were out in space, but Frehley encouraged him to find a partner and dance.
    Criss was swiftly attracted to Mandu and the two soon introduced themselves and enjoyed a romantic dance, that left some patrons murmuring about what Big Leo would do when he found out about this.

    After the dance, although Criss had already explained that he had obligations on another world, Big Leo confronted the pair, and he assaulted Chris while his associates tackled Frehley.

    Frehley and Criss soon defeated their antagonists, and Criss and Mandu bade each other farewell as Frehley teleported himself and Criss away.

Comments: Created by Steve Gerber, Alan Weiss, and Allen Milgrom.

    We don't know anything about the origins of this space city. Who created it? Why was it created? When was it created? Lots of questions, but the story was 5 pages involving jealousy in a space disco...maybe it was all an acid-trip?

    One of those present notes the location to be a satellite, which would indicate it was orbiting something, rather than floating out in open space. In the single image of its exterior, there is a planetoid shown closer than all the stars in the background, and one star closer than all the rest, so it would seem likely that the city was a satellite orbiting that nearby planet, and the star was that planet's sun...but it's not confirmed (maybe it was mobile throughout space and just happened to be close to that one planet at that one time), and we can't be sure the guy making the reference knew what he was talking about.

    Cat (Peter Criss) and Space Ace (Ace Frehley) did not need translators, so -- presuming it to be exceedingly unlikely that they spoke English -- they almost certainly had some sort of automatic translation system present (or perhaps Criss and Frehley's powers translated for them)

    There were a lot of feline-humanoid patrons in the space city's disco (although there were also numerous other animal-humanoid types). We have no information as to whether these were all members of one race (all animal-men, kind of like Counter-Earth, or Howard the Duck's original homeworld before all the reality-warping; or if the cat-people were all one race; or whether the patrons were largely individuals with varying origins); or something else entirely.

    In addition to the cat people, there were Big Leo's associates (an ape-man (or two), a bull-man, a dog-man, another cat-man and possible a goat-man), apparently as well as a rabbit woman, a mole man, a monkey person, an aquatic-type male and a pig man (on either side of Mandu in her seated image), an elephant woman, and a few others.

    Gerber described the disco thusly, "The scene is colorful. The beat, hypnotic. And beneath the loud, gaudy veneer...there's nothing. All form, no subtance. In short, a disco."

    Club has a nice ring to it, I think...

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Marvel Comics Super Special#1 Chapter Three: The Andromeda Hustle, pg. 1, panel 1 (main dance scene);
            panel 3 (city exterior);
        pg. 2, panel 1 (fishy and pig-man flanking Mandu) - in Mandu's profile;
            panel 3 (who-knows-what flanking Peter Criss);
            panel 7 (elephant woman and white cat-woman);
            panel 8 (gray and orange cat-people)

Marvel Comics Super Special#1: The Andromeda Hustle (1977) - Steve Gerber (writer & editor?), Alan Weiss (penciler), Allen Milgrom (inker)

First posted: 03/29/2018
Last updated: 03/29/2018

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