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Information-silkReal NameGargantus
Information-silkAffiliationAgent of an unnamed extra-terrestrial race
Information-silkBase Of OperationsGranville
Status
Information-silkAlignmentBad
Information-silkOccupationWarrior
Characteristics[1]
Information-silkGenderMale
Information-silkHeight12' 0"
Information-silkWeight2400 lbs (1089 kg)
Information-silkHairBrown
Information-silkUnusual FeaturesGargantus appears to be a giant Neanderthal-like cave man with large glowing eyes.
Origin
Information-silkOriginAlien Robot
Information-silkUniverseEarth-616
Information-silkPlace of DeathGranville
Information-silkCreatorsStan Lee, Robert Bernstein, Don Heck
First AppearanceAppearance of Death
Tales of Suspense #40Tales of Suspense #40
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HistoryEdit

Gargantus was created by an unnamed extra-terrestrial race. Having scouted the Earth 80,000 years ago, they constructed their robot after the form of the natives they had previously encountered, Neanderthal-like cave men. In the modern era, two of the aliens traveled to Earth and sent Gargantus to Earth to lead their takeover. Gargantus arrived in the city of Granville, where it used its mesmerization power to take control of the residents. It then forced them to build a wall around the city, preventing anyone else from entering or leaving.

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The invasion attempt might have succeeded, but one of the residents of Granville, Marion, had had a date with Tony Stark, and missed it due to her entrapment by Gargantua. This led Stark to investigate and learn of the wall around Granville. Investigating further, as Iron Man, he tunneled into the city and learned of Grangantua when the residents, under his control, attacked him. Iron Man fled the residents to avoid hurting them, and then used a loudspeaker to challenge Gargantus and draw him out. After a brief battle, Iron Man surmised that Gargantus was a robot and surrounded him with some of his most powerful magnets, tearing him apart with their opposing forces.

Iron Man then sent his magnets after the dark cloud hovering over the city, correctly guessing that Gargantus' creators were using it as a cover for their spaceship. Fearing destruction of theit ship from his magnets, the aliens fled, reporting their visit as a failure[2].

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

Powers

Gargantus possessed superhuman strength and durability. Its eyes could fire mesmerizing beams, enabling it to hypnotize and control others who caught its gaze.

Power Grid [3]
Intelligence
 2
Strength
Speed
 2
Durability
Energy Projection
Fighting Skills
 2

Strength level

Gargantus possessed Class 25 superhuman strength.

ParaphernaliaEdit

Weapons

Gargantus used a large club as a weapon.

NotesEdit

  • Gargantus' extra-terrestrial creators look pretty similar to The Guna (right down to the green skin, three fingers, no nose, and major eyebrows), although they don't have ears. They're almost dead ringers for the Guna.
  • The race that created Gargantus sent a group of robot warriors to Earth a short time later, in Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #5, apparently as part of another attempted invasion.

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