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Brain Men of Mars
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Real Name

Various

First Appearance

Fantastic Comics #6 (May 1940)

Original Publisher

Fox

Created by

Fletcher Hanks

Origin

The Brain-Men of Mars were brilliant humanoids who required mechanized exo-skeletons to help their small bodies support the weight of their gigantic heads. When Dr. Martinious came to Mars, he used the scientific genius of the Brain Men to devise a weapon that would allow him to conquer the universe, starting with Earth. Their plan involved sending meteors to Earth, infested with martian insects that would spread disease across the land. Stardust arrived on Earth, giving scientists there the secret to wipe out the insects and the disease they carried.

Powers and Abilities

The Brain-Men were highly intelligent and technologically advanced. They carried small hand held ray weapons that were powerful enough to destroy a building.

Public Domain Appearances

  • Fantastic Comics #6

Notes

  • In a later Stardust story (Fantastic Comics #10, September 1940) all life on Mars is destroyed, probably including the Brain Men although they aren't specifically mentioned.
  • According to this article the Brain Men were not created by Fletcher Hanks but were from one of two Stardust stories he had nothing to do with.