Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Extradimensional/alternate reality (Earth-88131)
extraterrestrial (Melmacian) Melmutant (see comments)
Occupation: Would-be world conqueror
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Emma DeFrost
Enemies: Gordon Shumway (Fantastic Fur,
later ALF), Uncanned X-Melmen (Brogue,
Dark Kleenex (formerly Marble-Cake Girl), Häagen-Dazzler, Michigan
Nightcaller, Psych-Major, Prof. Charles Xylophone) (all Earth-88131)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Possibly an alternate
formerly mobile on Melmac and its frozen moon Lu-e (Reality-88131)
First Appearance: ALF I#22 (Mid-November, 1989)
Powers/Abilities: The megalomaniacal Magmeato
has the mutant ability to attract and repel raw meat, as well as warp
raw meat and shape it to his will. He
believes that Melmutants should rule their planet. He
has the usual physical attributes of a Melmac native
(compared to humans), with heightened immunity, extended lifespan (set
at 650 years) and a
savage appetite open to many forms of food (including cats). Magmeato
also had access to a giant haircraft carrier seaship and had a
castle-like base on
Melmac's frozen moon.
Hair: Brown fur
History: (ALF I#22/1 (fb) - BTS) - Magmeato established a
reputation as planet Melmac's most feared Melmutant villain and had
fought the Melmutant superhero team X-Melmen many times, at one point
banishing member Dark Kleenex.
(ALF I#22/1 (fb)) - Magmeato's latest effort for world domination was to control planet Melmac's meat supply; he funneled raw meat through the air to his haircraft carrier ship in the Melmacaribbean Sea, but was confronted by orbit guardsman Gordon Shumway (later known as ALF). Magmeato attacked, but Shumway escaped and crash-landed at Professor Charles Xylophone's School for Gifted Melmutants. Shumway joined the Uncanned X-Melmen (Brogue, Häagen-Dazzler, Michigan Wolverine, Molossus and Psych-Major) in their X-jet and tackled Magmeato on his seaship. Magmeato buried them under a meat pile, but Shumway ate his way out to secure their freedom. Magmeato surrendered. The X-Melmen flew home while Shumway stayed for the F.L.Y. S.W.A.T. team to arrive and take the meat-manipulating miscreant away.
(ALF Special I#2/5 (fb) - BTS) - Shumway was awarded a
wrist radio for helping defeat Magmeato.
(ALF I#44 (fb) - BTS) - Magmeato allied with Emma
DeFrost in a plot to take over the Earth. He set up a castle-like base
uninhabited frozen moon.
(ALF I#44 (fb)) - Coincidentally, the X-Melmen were on a space mission (with Nightcaller replacing Häagen-Dazzler), but their home planet exploded in a separate incident, leaving the X-Melmen as some of the very few surviving Melmacians. They discovered Magmeato and Emma DeFrost on the moon and their plot to take over Earth. Meanwhile, Shumway had made his way to Earth.
(ALF I#44) - Psych-Major and Dark Kleenex went to Earth
and gained Shumway's help, changing him into his secret superhero
identity of Fantastic Fur, before they rejoined the X-Melmen near
Magmeato's moon base. Magmeato caused their spaceship to
crash using a digestive tractor beam, then DeFrost almost made the
X-Melmen drown by instantly defrosting all the moon's ice. The X-Melmen
and DeFrost escaped on a windsurfer while Magmeato was captured.
However, DeFrost's actions had severely destabilized the moon and just
before it was about to explode,
Shumway fled in an escape pod while Nightcaller dialed an emergency
group transportation to an alternate dimension. Later, back on Earth,
Shumway played with his Melmutant action figures, confident the real
Comments: Created by Michael Gallagher (writer), Dave Manak (pencils) and Marie Severin (inks).
Magmeato received an entry in the Official Handbook of the Melmarvel Universe (entry at right) (!) (Handbook unpublished - it's a parody, folks).
I ASSume that a Melmutant is simply a mutant on the planet Melmac.
Further details on the Melmacian alien species
(according to the ALF television show) can be found on a Melmac fansite. No
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Magmeato has no known connections to:
Emma DeFrost was a member of the Mellfire Club on
planet Melmac and a Melmutant with the power to instantly turn ice into
water. She later allied with Magmeato in a plot to take over the Earth
by stealing all of Earth's meat and freezing it on Pluto, with Emma the
only one apparently capable of defrosting it. She appeared
romantically drawn to Magmeato and dressed in a fur cape to protect her
while on Magmeato's base on Melmac's frozen moon. She watched the
X-Melmen crash on the moon, but their counter-attack caused her to
panic and she unfroze the moon's icy surface, causing many to nearly
drown. She windsurfed away as the X-Melmen gave chase, but her
defrosting destabilized the moon and it exploded.
DeFrost's final fate is unrevealed. She seemed too
far away to be part of Nightcaller's last-second teleport and was later
missing from ALF's Melmutant action figure collection.
--ALF Special I#2/5 (ALF Special I#2/5 (fb) - BTS, ALF I#44,
ALF#22/1, p3, pan4 (main image)
ALF#44, p15, pan1 (headshot)
ALF#22/1, p3, pan5 (OHotMU entry)
ALF#44, p16, pan1 (DeFrost full body)
ALF#44, p13, pan3 (DeFrost headshot)
ALF I#22/1 (Mid-November, 1989) - Michael Gallagher (writer), Dave Manak (pencils), Marie Severin (inks), Sid Jacobson (editor)
ALF Special I#2/5 (Winter, 1990) - Michael Gallagher (writer), Dave Manak (pencils), Marie Severin (inks), Sid Jacobson (editor)
ALF I#44 (August, 1991) - Michael Gallagher (writer), Dave Manak (pencils), Marie Severin, Michael James & Ruth Leon (inks), Fabian Nicieza (editor)
First posted: 08/01/2020
Last updated: 08/01/2020
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