Monstro the Mighty
Real Name: Monstro
Identity/Class: God or demi-god
Affiliations: Major Crash, Hook
Enemies: Little Poison
Known Relatives: Mars (father, Roman god of war)
Base of Operations: U.S.A.
First Appearance: Comedy Comics #10 (Timely, June 1942).
Powers/Abilities: A giant, standing over 50 foot tall - it may be he was able to shrink to the size of human, but I have no confirmation of this. Presumably he had superhuman strength.
History: The son of Mars, god of war, Monstro fought in mortal wars for centuries. Eventually though, he grew tired of violence and death, but when he informed his father of this, Mars literally knocked him into the 1940s. Monstro appeared in the United States, manifesting as a 50' giant and causing a panic. After a little while, he was befriended by Major Crash of the Flying Intelligence Service, and by Crash's mechanic (and former boxer) Hook. He assisted them in capturing a female spy, Little Poison, then disappeared.
Comments: Thanks to Jess Nevins for allowing me to use information from his excellent Golden Age Heroes Directory and his Guide to Golden Age Marvel Characters. Thanks also to Richard Boucher & Darrin Wiltshire @ PR-Publications for permission to use information from their equally brilliant collection of Golden Age Sites, PR Publications. Their knowledge of Golden Age characters far outstrips my own.
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