Membership: "Chowderhead," others

Purpose: To serve Tyros the Terrible

Aliases: None

Affiliations: Tyros the Terrible

Enemies: The Fantastic Four (Human Torch/Johnny Storm, Invisible Girl/Sue Richards, Mister Fantastic/Reed Richards, Thing/Ben Grimm), H.E.R.B.I.E., the Landlaks

Base of Operations: The city-state of Terran, Birj

First Appearance: Fantastic Four I#211 (October, 1979)

(Fantastic Four I#211 (fb) - BTS) - The stone-like robot War-Men were animated by the power of Tyros the Terrible, whom they served.

(Fantastic Four I#211) - Shortly after the Fantastic Four were transporting to the planet housing the alien Landlaks, they were met by the fleeing Landlaks, who were attempting to escape the War-Men. Unsure of what was going on, Mister Fantastic asked who the War-Men were and why they were after the Landlaks and one of the Landlaks replied that if the War-Men caught them, they would be forced to serve Tyros the Terrible. The War-Men soon caught up and immediately attacked the heroes, prompting the Thing to hurl a rock through one of the War-Men, revealing circuitry inside. Despite protests from the Landlaks that they not attack the War-Men, the Fantastic Four, feeling as if they didn't have to pull their punches on robots, went into battle against the War-Men. One of the War-Men hit Mister Fantastic with a blast from his sonic lance, prompting the Thing to leap to Mister Fantastic's defense, completely smashing another War-Man. After the Thing was hit by a sonic blast as well, one of the War-Men turned towards the Invisible Girl, only to be melted into slag by the Human Torch. The two then tended to the stunned Mister Fantastic and the Thing until one of the fearful Landlaks knocked out the Human Torch with a rock, explaining that the punishment for resisting the War-Men was torture and death and the punishment for destroying them was worse.

More War-Men soon arrived and the Fantastic Four were taken into custody. The War-Men subsequently brought the Fantastic Four before their lord, Tyros the Terrible. When the Fantastic Four bested Tyros in battle, the robot War-Men simply broke apart without Tyros' power to sustain them.

Comments: Created by Marv Wolfman, John Byrne and Joe Sinnott.

Profile by Proto-Man.

The War-Men have no known connections to:


"Chowderhead" was one of the War-Men who apprehended the Fantastic Four and brought them before Tyros the Terrible. While ushering the FF towards Tyros, "Chowderhead" ordered the Thing to move and called the hero a swine. The Thing assured "Chowderhead" that he was moving and promised to turn "Chowderhead" into a crumpled up sardine can as soon as he got his strength back. He was presumably destroyed alongside the other War-Men after Tyros was defeated by the Fantastic Four.

--Fantastic Four I#211d

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Fantastic Four I#211, p3, pan3 (War-Men attacking the Fantastic Four & Landlaks, main image)
Fantastic Four I#211, p4, pan2 (War-Men with Mister Fantastic)
Fantastic Four I#211, p3, pan5 (Thing smashing one of the War-Men)
Fantastic Four I#211, p4, pan3 (War-Men firing sonic blasts)
Fantastic Four I#211, p6, pan2 ("Chowderhead")

Fantastic Four I#211 (October, 1979) - Marv Wolfman (writer, editor), John Byrne (layouts), Joe Sinnott (finishes)

First Posted: 09/30/2022
Last updated: 09/30/2022

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