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Dr. Omega

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Doctor Omega

Real Name

Dr. Omega

First Appearance

Le Docteur Oméga (1906)

Original Publisher

Created by

Arnould Galopin


Doctor Omega, is the mysterious inventor of a spacecraft called the Cosmos, which left Earth from Normandy, France, and made it to the planet Mars in 1906!

Doctor Omega is accompanied on his journey by his neighbor Denis Borel, and his worker, the hulkish Fred (no last name given). Doctor Omega and his two companions travel to Mars, where they first land in one of the Martian seas, where they perform some underwater exploration during which they encounter phosphorescent fish and aggressive reptilian mermen.

Back on the surface they are attacked by savage dwarf-like beings with long, tentacled arms.

Later, they explore the Red Valley in which bat-men have developed artificial wings to cohabit with deadly snakes. They meet another race of civilized macrocephalic gnomes, and are taken before their King, in the city of Fire. They learn to communicate with these Macrocephales, and help them in their war against their Southern enemies, the Cacocytes. The Macrocephales wish to keep Doctor Omega and his companions prisoners on Mars. Doctor Omega and his companions manage to broadcast an SOS however, and are then rescued by the equally mysterious Professor Helvetius. They eventually return to Earth, with the Martian Tiziraou.

The Cosmos

The Cosmos is a projectile-shaped spacecraft which can also function on land and under water. Cosmos is 13 meters long and 3 meters in diameter. It is made from a substance called stellite or repulsite (depending on the edition) which repels space and time and enables it to travel in the aether. Its interior is divided into four sections, each lit by electric lights powered by a generator run by an eight-cylinder 200 horsepower (150 kW) motor. The floors are all suspended upon universal joints in order to maintain a normal level. The portholes are made of transparent stellite. In addition to the bridge, the other sections of the ship include a storeroom, an armory, and the crew's sleeping quarters.

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