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Membership: Various (names unrevealed)

Purpose: To keep scientific knowledge from others and restrain advancements

Affiliations: Assorted hybrid pawns (Firstborn, others)

Enemies: Chak, Heru, Gullivar Jones

Base of Operations: Major abandoned cities, Mars (circa 1 billion years ago)

First Appearance: Creatures on the Loose I#18/1 (July, 1972)


(Creatures on the Loose I#18/1 (fb) - BTS) - About a billion years ago, Mars endured decades of cataclysmic events that forced the golden-hued Martians to evacuate their cities and scatter them in a changing landscape. The Martians' civilization crumbled, but a few formed the Technics Guild, jealously guarding scant remaining scientific knowledge and harboring power by meshing science with religion. The Martian diaspora eventually led to the evolution of new races that formed tribes, such as Lizardmen, Wing-Men, the primitive Noltoi, as well as the original Hither People.

(Monsters Unleashed I#8/5 (fb) - BTS) - The Technics Guild kept radiation-riddled cities empty so that they could conduct genetic experiments, manufacturing hybrid creatures as guards, and affixing registration tags to their creations. They kept past scientific advancements and history secret. However, the residual radiation also resulted in Guild members becoming deformed and they hid in hooded cloaks. Many of the remaining population, now passive and considered inferior by the Guild, lived outside the abandoned cities in camp-like dwellings. In the city of Seth, the Technics Guild generated their idea of the perfect species, a cyborg beast dubbed Firstborn, which was adapted to Mars' changed conditions.

(Monsters Unleashed I#4/5) - The time-lost Earthman Gullivar Jones, accompanied by his Martian lover Heru and Wing-Man outcast Chak, journeyed to nearby Seth to challenge the Technics Guild for information on him returning to Earth.

(Monsters Unleashed I#8/5) - Hoping the Technics Guild could send Jones home, Heru, Chak and Jones fought and pushed their way to the Seth city gates. A lone Technic could not stop them, but instead winged humanoid slug creatures attacked for the Guild, flying during a disorienting sound. Defeated, the Guild's creations were forced to retreat and Guild members emerged to easily incapacitate the three intruders with sleeping gas. Taken to the Hall of Science for judgment, the three awoke during their trial where they were assigned the death penalty for breaching the sacred city of science. The Technics unleashed the Firstborn to kill them, but Jones freed himself and his friends before slaying the cyborg beast in a frenzied battle. The Technics were aghast their perfect creature had been killed, but Jones berated them for ignoring the plight of fellow Martians and doing nothing to improve a dying planet. The Technics stood silent as Jones declared he was disillusioned with their prowess and the three then left the city.


Comments: Created by George Alec Effinger & Gerry Conway (writers), Ross Andru (pencils), Sam Grainger (inks).

The Monsters Unleashed appearance was published in black and white.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

The Technics Guild has no known connections to:


The Technics Guild created what they considered to be the perfect species to survive Mars' post-cataclysmic environment. Large like an elephant, it had four long, metal, cybernetically linked tentacles it used to attack, but the body was weak and the heavy head held an overdeveloped brain. The Technics unleashed the cyborg beast on their three captives, Gullivar Jones, Chak and Heru. Jones broke free and severed a tentacle, from which it bled profusely and quickly died.






--Monsters Unleashed I#8/5

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Monsters Unleashed I#8, p45, pan3 (main image)
Creatures on the Loose I#18, p6, pan4 (group of 3)
Monsters Unleashed I#8, p46, pan2 (Seth leader headshot)
Monsters Unleashed I#8, p47, pan2 (Firstborn)

Creatures on the Loose I#18/1 (July, 1972) - George Alec Effinger & Gerry Conway (writers), Ross Andru (pencils), Sam Grainger (inks), Stan Lee (editor)
Monsters Unleashed I#8/5 (October 1974) - Tony Isabella & Doug Moench (writers), George Perez (pencils), Duffy Vohland & Rich Buckler (inks), Tony Isabella (editor)

First posted: 04/27/2018
Last updated: 04/27/2018

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