Classification: Extraterrestrial race
Location/Base of Operations: The planet Osirus
Known Members: Osirusian spokesman, Captain's daughter, others seen but not named
Affiliations: Derk Collin
First Appearance: Menace#7/2 (September, 1953)
Powers/Abilities: Telepathic, wormlike torso able to constrict human sized beings, immune to energy-based ray guns.
Level of Technology: Unknown but did not have knowledge of atomic energy or rocketry.
Traits: Warlike would-be conquerors.
Type: Non-humanoid, wormlike
Fingers: 4 with an opposable thumb
Skin color: Dark purple and black
Average height: 10' in length
(Menace#7/2 - BTS) - The Earth-like planet Osirus slowly evolved a race of wormlike beings that were fierce and warlike.
(Menace#7/2 - BTS) - The Osirusians lacked atomic technology thus preventing them from achieving space travel. They believed they could conquer the universe if they did.
(Menace#7/2 - BTS) - Due to their deadly nature most intelligent spacefaring races avoided the planet as most contact led to death at the hands of the Osirusians. The planet became known as the planet of Living Death.
(Menace#7/2) - The Earth rocket the Space Queen crash landed on the surface of Osirus due to negligence by a soon to be court-martialed first mate Derk Collin, who, being drunk, decided to crash the ship killing all aboard or face life in prison or torture for his alcoholic stupor and recent inappropriate behavior towards the captain's daughter Mara, who spurned his sexual advances. Due to the Space Queen's Captain Jon Wilsnn and his capable crew, the spacecraft only made a hard landing on the planet Osirus but required extensive repairs.
(Menace#7/2) - While attempting to repair the ship, a group of Osirusians approached the earthlings and using telepathy ordered them to put their ray guns down as they would be unable to harm them. A panicked crewman shot the lead Osirusian and in anger the Osirusian proceeded to entwine its wormlike body around the frightened man and constrict him, crushing his body and leaving him dead on the ground. The Osirusian in charge then tried to coerce Captain Jon Wilsnn into revealing the secret of atomic energy so they could use it to develop their own rockets and conquer the universe in exchange for helping them repair their ship and allowing them to safely return to Earth. The Osirusian's offer was rejected by Captain Wilsnn but first mate Derk Collin stepped forward believing he had nothing to lose since he would be facing prison time on Earth, offered the Osirusian the formulae for atomic energy. He also requested that he be able to pilot the Space Queen's life raft to Jupiter along with the captain's daughter, who he said was the most beautiful thing in the galaxy and that he wanted her. Agreeing with the request the Osirusians repaired the Space Queen, and it blasted off into space heading back to Earth. Left to his own devices on Osirus, Derk Collin, as promised boarded the Space Queen's life raft but much to his horror discovered that the captain's daughter Mara was not there as he wanted but in her place was the Osirusian's captain's daughter. The horrified Derk Collin was informed that when he requested the captain's daughter due to her being the most beautiful thing in the galaxy, he meant it had to be her. The captain's daughter then said to Derk "not to shudder as they will be happy together."
Comments: Created by Stan Lee and Russ Heath.
Derk Collin and the rest of the crew of the Space Queen will be receiving their own profile in the future.
This was one story of many Marvel (Atlas) did with similar themes of a human betraying his race in exchange for the desire of the most beautiful woman in the galaxy. Well perceived beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and would not alien girls find humans to be repulsive looking too?
Profile by AvatarWarlord.
The Osirusians have no known connections to:
(Menace#7/2) - He served as an ambassador of sorts to the crew of the Space Queen and killed one of its crew by constricting him within his wormlike body when he was shot with a ray gun out of fear. He offered the earthlings safe passage and aid in ship repairs in exchange for the formulae for atomic energy so his race could build rockets and conquer the universe. He agreed to the traitorous Derk Collin's request to stay behind and use the Space Queen's life raft along with the accompaniment of the captain's daughter and fly to Jupiter in exchange for the atomic formulae.
(Menace#7/2) - Osirusian ambassador mistook her for the wrong captain's daughter, believing her to be the most beautiful thing in the galaxy. She agreed to accompany Derk Collin on his trip to Jupiter on the Space Queen's life raft and later told a shocked Derk Collin on their initial meeting to "not to shudder as they will be happy together."
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Menace#7/2, p4, pan6 (main image)
Menace#7/2, p1, pan3 (planet)
Menace#7/2, p6, pan2 (parley)
Menace#7/2, p5, pan2 (Osirusian ambassador)
Menace#7/2, p6, pan7 (Captain's daughter)
Menace#7/2 (September, 1953) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Russ Heath (artist)
First Posted: 06/20/2021
Last updated: 07/13/2021
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