Real Name: Chleee
Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (Glx) technology-user
Occupation: Unrevealed; adventurer, at least
Group Membership: None known (beyond Glx race)
Affiliations: Johnny Anvil, Leroy "Hammer" Jackson
Enemies: None identified
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: "Freak" (description by Anvil); "ugly" (desription by) Hammer
Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
last seen in the words a short distance from unidentified prison, presumably in upstate New York (see comments);
prior to that and presumably thereafter, mobile through space;
presumably at least formerly the planet Glxx, third from the sun in the Zplst system, Milky Way galaxy
First Appearance: Incredible Hulk II#182 (December, 1974)
Powers/Abilities: As a Glx, Chleee's body is silicon-based, rather than carbon-based, like humanity.
He survives by eating metal, which he can absorb even in the form of bullets fired into his chest.
Native to an arid environment with
a gravity 182% of Earth, and larger than average humans, Chleee most
likely had some degree of superhuman strength (likely "enhanced human,"
lifting over 800 lbs., but less than 2 tons).
Chleee could use his molecular transfuser
to rearrange/destroy existing metals (at least) and
restructure/transmute/replace them with other structures, such as the
Energy Synthecon (see comments) of Hammer and Anvil.
Chleee can pilot (although he did crash it under unexplained circumstances) +/- repair (see comments) an unidentified starship.
Height: Unrevealed (the
average height of the Glx is listed at 8'. In the one panel in which he
was seen in comparison to Hammer and Anvil (both of known height),
Chleee towered over them, although he was bent over on the shore while
they were on a lower level in a stream; I think Chleee was closer to 9'
based on that)
Weight: Unrevealed (I think given the size of his noggin as well as his wide shoulders, if he were 6' tall, he'd be like 220 lbs.; so, at 8' that would make him about 520 lbs.; at 9', that would make him close to 745 lbs....but, his race is silicon-based rather than carbon-based; per OHotMU engineering expert Mike Fichera, that would increase his weight by 24.1%, so more like 645 lbs. at 8', and more like 925 lbs. at 9')
Eyes: Pale yellow (no visible irides)
Hair: None (the Glx have some grid pattern on the top of their heads, but no obvious hair)
Skin: Pale yellow
Unusual Features: As a Glx, Chleee has a broad head with a flattened top, with a grid pattern at its top; he has three fingers and a thumb on each hand
(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition#17: Hammer and Anvil entry) - Chleee of the extraterrestrial Glx race was in a starship that crash-landed on Earth under unrevealed circumstances (see comments).(Incredible Hulk II#182) - Mortally wounded, Chleee approached a pair of human strangers -- recently escaped prisoners Johnny Anvil and Leroy "Hammer" Jackson, still connected at the wrists via a chain -- a short distance from hist starship, beseeching their aid (while he did not identify himself, his race, etc., his starship, his referring to the humans as planet-dwellers at least implied that he himself did not dwell on their planet.
Comments: Created by Len Wein and Herb Trimpe.
There is no discussion of why/how
Chleee crash-landed on Earth. In fact, it isn't even covered in the
original story...he's just shown as wounded with a ship in the
background. Within minutes of being healed, his ship was able to fly
away again, so it must have had repair/back-up systems...or something.
Maybe he was able to repair it before his wounds started getting the
better of him.
We didn't learn his name or his race in the 15 panels that covered his existence. Those were revealed in the Offical Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#4: Appendix to Alien Races: Glx entry
Perhaps it's time for the long-awaited series, "The Secret of Chleee."
Chleee called the device
he created an "energy-synthicon." In
Marvel Team-Up I#86, Ivor Carlson of the DRC called the
version they repaired or recreated an "energy synthecon. The
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition#17 entry on
Hammer and Anvil calls it an energy synthecon, as does Hammer's Master
Edition#4 entry, although the Offical Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#4: Appendix to Alien Races: Glx entry and the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe
Deluxe Edition#15: Appendix to Alien Races: Glx entry both call it an
"energy synthicon" (without the hyphen).
"Energy synthecon" is the most popular usage, even though "energy-synthicon" was the precedent.
Hammer and Anvil encountered the
Hulk shortly after his first encounter with Wolverine, which took place
in Quebec, Canada. After being briefly gassed, captured and flown
through the air, he broke free and escaped, aimlessly wandering for a
day, and "the province of Quebec <was> soon lost in the distance.
That's when he encountered Crackajack, who was in a wooded area en
route to see his son in prison. They then made their way to the "state
prison," where they encountered Hammer and Anvil, who were returning to
use their new powers to punish their former guards. As far as I know,
it was never spelled out where this prison was. If the Hulk is leaping,
he can cover a mile in a single jump and cover a lot of ground quickly,
but if he's just walking, which is what "wandering aimlessly" implies
to me, I wouldn't think he'd go more than perhaps a dozen or perhaps a
couple or a few dozen miles.
Perhaps it was Clinton Correctional Facility, above, in Dannemora, N.Y. The maximum-security prison is about 30 kilometers (18.6 miles) south of the Canada-U.S. border between Quebec and New York state.
Profile by Snood.
Chleee should be distinguished from:
| Chleee's molecular transfuser can be used to
rearrange/destroy existing metals (at least) and
restructure/transmute/replace them with other structures, such as the
Energy Synthecon (see comments) of Hammer and Anvil.|
(Incredible Hulk II#182) - To repay Hammer and Anvil for saving his life, Chleee used his molecular transfuser to shatter the chain connecting the escaped prisoners at the wrist and then create a new bond between the two in the form of an energy synthecon (see comments).
| Chleee's ship presumably transported him within the Milky Way galaxy from the Zplst system to the Sol system.|
(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition#17: Hammer and Anvil entry) - Chleee of the extraterrestrial Glx race was in a starship that crash-landed on Earth under unrevealed circumstances (see comments).
(Incredible Hulk II#182 - BTS) - After the mortally wounded Chleee was saved by Hammer and Anvil, Chleee gifted them with the energy synthecon. As they celebrated their new power, Chleee headed back to his starship, unnoticed.
(Incredible Hulk II#182 - BTS) - Chleee's ship took off, the "sound of cosmic thunder" alerting Hammer and Anvil to his departure, and they viewed as "a shining metal star returned to the Heavens once more."
Note: There is no discussion of why/how Chleee crash-landed
on Earth. In fact, it isn't even covered in the original story...he's
just shown as wounded with a ship in the background. Within minutes of
being healed, his ship was able to fly away again, so it must have had
repair/back-up systems...or something.
Incredible Hulk II#182, pg. 5, panel 4 (full; and ship image);
pg. 6, panel 1 (shot);
panel 2 (profile, size comparison);
panel 6 (molecular transfuser);
panel 7 (creating energy synthecon);
Incredible Hulk II#182 (December, 1974) - Len Wein (writer), Herb Trimpe (artist), Roy Thomas (editor)
Offical Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#4: Appendix to Alien Races: Glx entry (April, 1983) - Mark Gruenwald (editor/head writer/designer), Michael Carlin (associate editor/designer), Peter Sanderson & Mark Lerer (co-writers), David Cody Weiss, Joanne Harris, Bob Simpson, Roger Stern (researchers), Paty Cockrum (penciler), Frank Giacoia (inker)
Note: The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition#15: Appendix to Alien Races: Glx entry has no further information about Chleee (I don't think there's any new information at all, but there IS a new image, although we don't know that it it Chlee)
First posted: 03/12/2021
Last updated: 03/14/2021
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