Googam

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Googam
TOS-17.jpg
Googam's first appearance in Tales of Suspense vol. 1, #17.
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Tales of Suspense vol. 1, #17 (May 1961).
Created by Stan Lee
Steve Ditko
In-story information
Alter ego Googam
Team affiliations Fin Fang Four
Abilities Superhuman strength and durability
Telekinesis
Ability to shrink matter

Googam is a fictional character and that appears in the Marvel Universe. Googam first appeared in Tales of Suspense vol. 1, #17 (May 1961).

Fictional character biography[edit]

Googam was originally an 8 ft (2.4 m) humanoid alien from the planet "X", and was brought to Earth by his father, Goom. When Goom invades Earth, he hides the still developing Googam in a cave, where he is later discovered by a young boy. Googam follows the boy back to his house, and to prevent the destruction of the family home the boy challenges Googam to a game of tag. The boy leads Googam into a pit of quicksand, where he then apparently drowns.[1]

Googam survives and is deposited on Monster Isle by the Fantastic Four. Following the lead of fellow monster Fin Fang Foom, Googam enters a rehabilitation program, which involves him being shrunken down to human size and hypnotically stripped of his powers so as to allow him to enter human society. Googam takes up a job as a parking attendant in the Baxter Building, but is later tricked by the microscopic alien conqueror Tim Boo Baa into using the scientific equipment of Mr. Fantastic to enlarge him (Tim Boo Baa pretends to be Googam's father, Goom). Tim Boo Baa's size increases to giant proportions until he is finally defeated by Googam, Fin Fang Foom and fellow monsters Elektro and Gorgilla, now calling themselves the "Fin Fang Four."[2] At one point, he is a guest on the David Letterman show.[citation needed]

Later, Googam resigns from his job at the Baxter Building and tries his hand at script-writing.[3] He is later considered a potential Initiative recruit; a fighter for the government, by Iron Man.[4]

Abilities[edit]

Googam has increased strength, telekinesis, and the ability to affect the size of others.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Tales of Suspense vol. 1, #17
  2. ^ Fin Fang Four #1 (2005)
  3. ^ "Marvel Monsters: From The Files of Ulysses Bloodstone Monster Hunter" #1
  4. ^ "Civil War Battle Damage Report" #1

References[edit]

  • Googam at the Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe
  • Googam at the Comic Book DB