GORR

main image Real Name: Gorr

Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (Kronan)

Occupation: Warrior

Group Membership: Kronan invasion force, vanguard landing in Norway

Affiliations: Korg, Margus, several other Kronans

Enemies: Thor (Thor Odinson), NATO forces

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile in space

First Appearance: Journey Into Mystery I#83 (August, 1962)

Powers/Abilities: Like other Kronans, Gorr's body was composed of a strong, silicon-like substance, granting him greatly enhanced durability and superhuman strength, which was further enhanced in an oxygen-based atmosphere. He consumed minerals such as coal or shale as food.

Height: 8' (by approximation)
Weight: 2000 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Orange
Hair: None

History:

(Journey Into Mystery I#83/Incredible Hulk III#94 (fb)) - A Kronan invasion force that included Gorr (plus brothers Korg and Margus) landed in Norway. The crew marveled at their enhanced abilities in the oxygen-rich atmosphere with Gorr easily uprooting a large tree. The Kronans' arrival was secretly witnessed by Dr. Donald Blake (a human form which Thor had been placed in by his father Odin). Blake fled from the Kronans and discovered in a nearby cave the hammer Mjolnir, which caused him to rediscover his true identity as Thor. Thor attacked the Kronans, who quickly caged him, but the Asgardian easily broke free. Thor next knocked out the Kronans' weapons, including their Mechano warbot. In awe of the super-powered Terran they had found and.fearing there were others on Earth as powerful as Thor, the Kronan fleet fled into space just as NATO forces were preparing to counter-attack.

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe#5) - Gorr died in unrevealed circumstances (see comments).

Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott.

I can't be sure of the headshot, that's guesswork, but the Kronans emerging from the first Kronan spaceship in Norway in Journey Into Mystery I#83 look very much alike.

I strongly suspect that the writer's intention of the Kronans' 2nd appearance in Thor I#255 (1977) included Gorr, wherein Thor discovers 5 crashlanded Kronans stranded on an asteroid; after an intense fight, Thor smashes the asteroid and the 5 Kronans are lost to space. The Kronans in Thor I#255 were unfortunately not named, so while I consider it very likely Gorr was part of this story, it cannot be confirmed, and so Gorr's death listed in the OHotMU (1983) cannot be directly linked to the asteroid encounter.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Gorr has no known connections to:


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Journey Into Mystery I#83, p2, pan3 (main image)
   p2, pan2 (headshot)


Appearances:
Journey Into Mystery I#83 (August, 1962) - Stan Lee & Larry Lieber (writers), Jack Kirby (pencils), Joe Sinnott (inks), Stan Lee (editor)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe#5 (Alien Races entry) (May, 1983) - Mark Gruenwald (writer/editor), Paty Cockrum (pencils), Joe Rubinstein (inker)
Incredible Hulk III#94 (June, 2006) - Greg Park (writer), Carlo Pagulayan, Michael Avon Oeming, Alex Nino, Marshall Rogers (pencils), Jeffrey Huet, Mike Allred, Alex Nino (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)


First posted: 01/10/2021
Last updated: 01/10/2021

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