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The Micronauts were a comic series produced by Marvel Comics which featured the Micronauts toy figures created by Mego. Volume 1 of the series was 59 issues, with 2 annuals, 5 reprint issues (reprinting issues 1-12), and a 4-issue miniseries with the X-Men. Vol. 2 of the series (Micronauts: The New Voyages) lasted for 20 issues.
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Space Glider - represented by Commander Arcturus Rann in every issue of the series. Commander Rann earned the title of Space Glider when he became proficient in the use of a Glider-Pac on his planet of origin, Homeworld. The Glider-Pacs (the spring activated "wings" on the Space Glider figures) were also used by the other Micronauts when they wanted to fly. Commander Rann spent 1,000 years in suspended animation on board his starship, the H.M.S. Endeavor, inside of a Hibernation Capsule (which was the coffin-like device found on board the Astro Station vehicle). The comic-book version of Space Glider was extremely faithful to the toy figure, even down to the helmet Commander Rann wore.
Acroyear - represented by Prince Acroyear of Spartak in every issue of the comic. Prince Acroyear was the leader of his people, the warlike Acroyears, and was named after them. The ebony-skinned Acroyears wore armor during battles, the the armored Acroyears looked very much like the toy figures. Prince Acroyear used an energy blade (just like the toy), and had his own glider-pac (again, identical to the toy).
Biotron - Biotron was the roboid companion of Commander Rann (Space Glider) during his 1,000 year voyage across the Microverse. The comic-book version was identical to the toy version, except in the comic, Biotron was man-sized. The original Biotron was killed in issue #27. In issue #46 of the series, the Bioship was introduced (which was a huge version of Biotron, containing all of his memories, and was able to hold all of the Micronauts inside of itself). A new version of Biotron appeared in issue #58. This new version was itself damaged in Vol. 2, #4, but was rebuilt into a newer, sleeker form (which did not look very much like the toy figure).
Microtron - Microtron was the roboid companion of Princess Mari (Marionette) of Homeworld. The comic-book version was identical to the toy version, except in the comic, Microtron was about half the size of a man. The original Microtron died in issue #48. A new version of Microtron appeared in issue #58. This new version was itself damaged in Vol. 2, #4, but was rebuilt into a newer, sleeker form (which did not look very much like the toy figure).
Force Commander - Force Commander was Prince Argon of the planet Homeworld, who wore the Force Commander armor (once belonging to an ancient king of Homeworld, Dallan Rann) in order to defeat Baron Karza. In issue #3 of the series, Argon was physically merged with his horse, Oberon, becoming a centaur (as the toy figure could do). This condition was eventually reversed. Force Commander was killed by Karza in issue #49.
Oberon - Prince Argon's horse, which was physically bonded to its master in issue #3. In the comic, Oberon was not a mechanical horse (as the toy appears to be), but a normal flesh-and-blood white horse.
Baron Karza - The evil tyrant of Homeworld, Chief Scientist Karza was once a normal human being who scientifically and mystically bonded himself to a suit of ebon armor. Karza was able to transmute his form from humanoid into a centaur-like form (that looked identical to when the upper part of the Baron Karza toy was attached to the lower half of the Andromeda figure). Karza was killed in issue #58 of the series, but he appeared in the comic in flashbacks in Vol. 2, and his armor was donned by Commander Rann (Space Glider) in Vol. 2, #19.
Andromeda - Baron Karza could transmute his form into that of a centaur, but Andromeda by itself never appeared in the series.
Acroyear II - Acroyear II was Prince Shaitan of Spartak, Acroyear's evil brother. Unlike the rest of his ebon-skinned race, Shaitan was an albino, and was driven to insane madness because of this. Shaitan used an energy blade (like the Acroyear figure possessed) and a Force Hammer (the hand-held ball-like weapon the Acroyear II toy figure possessed). Shaitan was killed by his brother in issue #12, but was returned to life by the Faceless Ones, only to be killed again in issue #28. The comic version was almost identical to the toy version.
Phobos - Phobos units were attack roboids used by Baron Karza's forces when fighting the rebellion. They looked identical to their toy counterparts, and were much larger than a man (the same size differential as the toy version was to the smaller action figures).
Nemesis - Seen only once or twice in the comic, Nemesis units were attack roboids used by Baron Karza's forces when fighting the rebellion. They looked identical to their toy counterparts, and were much larger than a man (the same size differential as the toy version was to the smaller action figures). Only featured in early issues of the comic.
Time Traveller - representations of the mystical Enigma Force, the Time Travellers were beings of great power that helped the Micronauts defeat Baron Karza. They appeared as green glowing humanoid figures, patterned after Commander Rann's form (including the belt/chest plate the toy figures
had). Very faithful to the toy version (which was molded out of clear plastic).
Giant Acroyear - Many of the attack ships used by the Acroyear forces when defending Spartak looked like the components which made up the Giant Acroyear toy figure. Only featured in early issues of the comic.
Galactic Defender - Galactic Defender was the lone survivor of his people, who lived on the planet Paradise III in the Force Nexus. He fought Commander Rann in order to protect his people, who were in suspended animation, but when he realized that they had all already perished, he allowed himself to die. He was very faithful to the toy version. A member of Baron Karza's Death Squad also looked exactly like Galactic Defender, but he called himself Galactic Destroyer.
Galactic Warrior - The Micronaut Bug was called Galactic Warrior in the opening roll call of issues #1-3 of the series, and was affectionately called "my Galactic Warrior" by a girl who loved him (Treefern) in issue #56. However, Bug looked absolutely nothing like the Galactic Warrior action figure. In Annual #2, the Micronauts who looked like their toy counterparts were mentally taken over by the Toymaster, and Bug remained free of mental control, indicating that he was not represented by a toy figure.
Pharoid - Pharoid was the leader of the freedom-fighting Desert Demons on the planet Homeworld. He used his Star Sceptre to fight evil, and joined the Micronauts for a time, until he was killed in issue #50. He looked somewhat like his toy counterpart (the blue Pharoid figure), but not a lot. The toy figure did not possess a star sceptre, for instance. Pharoid's Time Chamber (which the toy came with) also made an appearance, as the gigantic coffins of dead ancestors of Homeworld's denizens, stored in Aegyptia.
Membros - Never appeared in the comic series.
Repto - The Reptos were evil aliens who also lived on the world Kaliklak with their kinder Insectivorid cousins. They were viscious, and used wicked laser-saws and laser guns to kill their prey. They looked identical to their toy counterparts. A Repto was also present as part of the Death Squad that fought the Micronauts.
Antron - The Antrons were drone-like creatures used by the Psycho-Man to clean the surface of his Worldship from clutter and debris. They could chew through metal (but not Acroyear armor), and could not speak, but made chittering noises. They appeared in issues #15 and #40. They looked identical to their toy counterparts. An Antron was also present as part of the Death Squad that fought the Micronauts, but this one was capable of speech.
Kronos - The Kronos were evil aliens who also lived on the world Kaliklak with their kinder Insectivorid cousins. They were viscious in battle, and even Bug feared them.
Lobros - A Lobros appeared as part of the Death Squad that constantly fought the Micronauts. Bug stated that he was but one of a race of Lobros, which lived on Kaliklak and sucked baby Insectivorids out of their mother's eggs. Kaliklak was apparently a very nasty place.
Centaurus - The Centauri were evil centaur like aliens which fought Pharoid's Desert Demons in Aegyptia, on Homeworld. They looked just like their toy counterparts. A female Centauri, Centauria, was also a member of the Death Squad.
Sharkos - Appeared as one of the Toymaster's deadly toys in Annual #2. However, it was supposedly based on a real life-form found in the Microverse, yet another of the deadly creatures that Bug always ended up fighting. Lobstros - Appeared in issue #36, as one of the Death Squad members hunting the Micronauts on Earth in an ebon Battle Cruiser. Devil destroyed it, and it was never seen again. Ampzilla - A long-standing member of Karza's evil Death Squad, Ampzilla plagued the Micronauts from issue #35 until he was finally killed in issue #50. Alpha, Beta, and Gammatron - The Trons were mindless drones of the evil Psycho-Man, who repaired broken pieces of equipment on his Worldship. They had no speaking parts.
Galactic Command Center: This was a space station, highlighted in issue #10, in which Baron Karza led his squadrons in space battles. It was never seen again after the first year of the series.
Battle Cruiser: The Battle Cruisers were spaceships used by Baron Karza's forces in the first year and a half of the series. Prince Shaitan piloted one and fought the H.M.S. Endeavor in a battle on Earth in issue #3. An ebon-colored Battle Cruiser appeared in issue #36 of the series as well, and was used by the Death Squad to hunt the Micronauts.
Galactic Cruiser: An instrument of war used by Karza's shock troops, a Galactic Cruiser was seen in issue #1 of the series, and was used by Dog Soldiers to smash Prince Argon's and Princess Mari's secret rebel headquarters to bits.
Thorium, Neon, and Rhodium Orbiters: Small spaceships used by Karza's troops to fight his enemies. Figured prominently in issue #10 of the series, which featured a pitched space battle between the Micronauts and Karza's forces. Also appeared in issues #13-14, in which Bug fought Dog Soldiers on Kaliklak.
Photon Sled: Was seen in issue #14 of the series. Acroyear and Cilicia used this small spaceship to rendezvous with the H.M.S. Endeavor after leaving their home planet of Spartak behind. Was never seen again.
Crater Cruncher: Appeared on page two of Issue 1.
Warp Racer: Never seen in the series.
Ultronic Scooter: Was only seen one time in the series, in issue #4. A rebel was using one to escape from Karza's Dog Soldiers. The rebel, and his scooter, were destroyed, however.
Astro Station: Appeared many times in the series. The Astro Station was a small shuttlecraft used by the Micronauts when the Endeavor was being repaired. It was launched from a hangar bay found on board the Endeavor. The Micronauts used it in issues #4-6 when the Endeavor was being fixed after fighting off a Battle Cruiser. Bug, Acroyear, Cilicia, and Microtron also used it in issue #22 after being separated from the rest of the Micronauts. Finally, when the Endeavor was destroyed in issue #39, the Micronauts used the Astro Station to fly around Earth. Soon after, the Astro Station itself was destroyed.
Hydro Copter: Another vehicle stored on board the Endeavor. It figured prominently in issue #7, when Biotron piloted it to save Bug from the Man-Thing. Biotron also used it in issue #23, while fighting the Molecule Man. Star Searcher: A vehicle stored on board the Endeavor, the Star Searcher appeared only once in the comic, in issue #18. Acroyear and Cilicia used it to explore a backyard on Earth.
Stratastation: A flying battle station used by Karza's forces, the Stratastation was seen in issue #1 of the series, where it was being used to track down rebel forces.
Hydra: An instrument of war used by Karza's Dog Soldiers, the Hydra unit was seen only in the first year of the comic's run.
Rocket Tubes: Seen only in Annual #2, the Rocket Tubes were represented by a deadly toy created by the Toymaster to kill the Micronauts. However, they were stated to actually exist on Homeworld, as a means of transport on that planet.
Micropolis Mega City: Mentioned, but not seen, in Annual #2.
Hornetroid: A killer machine used by Karza to kill political prisoners in his death games. Bug and Acroyear fought one in Annual #1.
Terraphant: A killer machine used by Karza to kill political prisoners in his death games. Bug and Acroyear fought one in Annual #1.
Microrail City: Never seen in the series.
Satellite Survey Station: This ship was seen in the first year of the series, when Prof. Prometheus first fell into the Microverse from the Prometheus Pit. It was used to relay information to Baron Karza.
Mobile Exploration Lab: These ships were used by Baron Karza's forces to analyze foreign objects (like Prof. Prometheus) and were seen in the first year of the series.
Interplanetary Headquarters: These ships were used by Baron Karza's forces, and were seen in several issues in the first year of the series.