Real Name


First Appearance

Fantastic Worlds #6 (Nov. 1952)

Original Publisher


Created by

John Celardo


Big-game hunter, Earthman Arthur Harris, has traveled to Mars to hunt down one of the Martian Birdmen. Harris has brought the first dog ever seen on Mars and a Venusian Ptero-Hawk to assist him in the hunt.

The "Mars Patrol" official denies his request to hunt the Martians, who he says are sentient beings. Harris tries to pay $10,000 dollars for the 'privilege', but the officer refuses what he calls "blood money", and says he will do everything in his power to stop Harris should he continue in his plans.

Harris goes on with his plans anyway, talking to a man who can provide him with additional needs. The man suggests hunting down a particularly wily Birdman named Klegra

Arthur goes on a hunt for Klegra, who outwits the Earthman at every turn. The dog is caught in a trap set by Klegra. The Ptero-Hawk is caught by flesh-eating Zoga Bushes which were about to capture Klegra.

Eventually, Kelgra tricks Arthur into a cave known as "the cave of the thousand-year vapors". This vapors weaken Arthur. Eventually they will paralyze him for a thousand years, after which he will die.

The Mars Patrol officer comes looking for Harris. He questions Klegra, who tells him Arthur came and walked out into the Martian sands. When further questioned, Klegra only replies, "Go with Moga". This tells the officer the birdman will tell him no more.

Golden Age Appearances

  • Fantastic Worlds #6


  • The Standard comics were renewed by Popular Library, which was eventually bought out by Fawcett Books. When Fawcett went out of business, Popular Library was sold to Warner Bros. A number of different publishers, however, are currently/have been using these characters without any lawsuits from Warner Bros., so any action over them is (probably) unlikely. They are still, however, "use at your own risk" characters.
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