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KARL KRAGG

Real Name: Karl Kragg

Identity/Class: Normal human

Occupation: Bodybuilding competitor

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Unog (loose)

Enemies: Joe (last name unrevealed)

Known Relatives: Ben Kragg, sister (name unrevealed)

Aliases: Mr. Universe, Mr. Earth

Base of Operations: Unrevealed planet in the Fifth Galaxy;
   formerly Earth

First Appearance: Amazing Adult Fantasy#10/5 (March, 1962)

Powers/Abilities: Karl Kragg has trained himself to be at peak peak human physique and musculature, including peak human strength and excellent endurance. However, he is arrogant and seeks glory and international adulation.

Height: 6'2" (by approximation)
Weight: 235 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Dark Blue
Hair: Blond

History:

(Amazing Adult Fantasy#10/5 (fb) - BTS) - Karl Kragg trained intensely as a bodybuilder, entering various competitions, and winning prize money and fame. But his arrogance grew too, with expectations that women would want him and he ignored his family. However, news of his physical prowess had reached another planet that also held competitions.

(Amazing Adult Fantasy#10/5) - Karl won another competition, much to the chagrin of other competitors and audience members. Karl wanted the girlfriend of Joe, an average-built man, and Karl bullied him away. Later, Karl's brother Ben pleaded for help with financial difficulties that he and their ill sister had, but Karl dismissed him while he was working out in his private gym and Ben went home upset. The space alien Unog from the Fifth Galaxy arrived, calling Karl Mr. Earth, and offered him the chance to compete in an intergalactic competition to become Mr. Universe. Unfazed by the alien presence for the potential glory, Karl accepted and was soon in the alien arena against even more burly finalists. However, the other competitors seemed to struggle with weights and bending metal that Karl easily conquered, even lifting rival one above his head in a show of brute strength. But the other competitors knew the final prize and deliberately held back, so Karl won, expecting to be envied in the universe. Instead, he was coated in a golden substance that left him immobile, a living statue for others to stare at and admire. The other competitors thought Karl an idiot for seeking to win the tournament.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee & Steve Ditko.

If Kragg was considered the perfect specimen when other powerful Terran specimens existed, such as gods, Eternals, etc., then maybe this is set in another dimension. Alternatively, the aliens were looking for a purely human specimen.

This profile was completed 09/20/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary's celebratory event.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Karl Kragg has no known connections to:


Ben Kragg

Ben Kragg was Karl's shorter brother. He had just lost his job and lived with their sick sister. When Karl won prize money and fame from bodybuilding competitions, Ben sought help with financial difficulties but was dismissed and tossed aside by Karl for interrupting his training regime. Ben walked home upset and didn't see Unog's spaceship heading to Karl's private workout gym.

 

 

 

 

 

 

--Amazing Adult Fantasy#10/5


Unog

Unog was an extraterrestrial from the Fifth Galaxy. It recruited outstanding physical specimens from various planets to compete in the Mr. Universe challenge. Having heard of Karl Kragg's prowess, Unog dubbed him Mr. Earth and recruited him to participate in the intergalactic competition. Unog then transported Karl to its home planet for the competition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

--Amazing Adult Fantasy#10/5


images: (without ads)
Amazing Adult Fantasy#10/5, p1 (main image)
   p2, pan7 (headshot)
   p3, pan1 (as living statue)
   p5, pan7 (Ben Kragg)
   p3, pan7 (Unog, headshot)
   p3, pan4 (Unog, behind)


Appearances:
Amazing Adult Fantasy#10/5 (March, 1962) - Stan Lee (writer & editor), Steve Ditko (pencils & inks)


First posted: 09/23/2021
Last updated: 09/22/2021

Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

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