Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Who's Who: Modulus

by Russell & Siskoid

Real Name: Modulus
Super-Power(s): Control over an entire planet's geology, atmosphere, etc.
Planet of Origin: Modo
Relationship to Legion: Villain

Legion Log
Modulus' secret origin remains shrouded in mystery. Criminals who used the planet Modo as a sanctuary against the Science Police believed that Modulus was the living embodiment of the planet. Certainly it was true that whenever SP officers ventured to Modo, they were killed.

The Legion eventually instituted a complex scheme to capture the criminals living on Modo. They brought together various types of money and tricked criminals to bring it to Modulus. Once combined, these different currencies reacted chemically to each other and created a paralytic gas. This gas knocked out all the people on Modo, allowing the Science Police to arrest the criminals.

Among those arrested was a human resembling this profile picture. Whether this Modulus was some type of actual embodiment of Modo, or whether he somehow mentally controlled the planet (causing hands to form from rock, for example), was never explained. He was never seen or mentioned again.

Modulus did not reappear, in any version of continuity.

After Infinite Crisis, Modulus' original history has presumably been more or less restored.

Only Modulus story:

Adventure Comics #377
(reprinted in The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives Vol. 9
and Showcase Presents: The Legion Vol. 4)
The sole appearance of Modulus... that's him keeling over in the last panel


  1. Hmmm... a living planet named Mogo...I mean, Modo.


    1. Yeah... a living planet -- must have quite an Ego.

      *cough* *cough*