Major Mars and Grag

Real Name


First Appearance

Exciting Comics #1 (April 1940)

Original Publisher


Created by

Max Plaisted


Major Mars and Grag


Robot assistant to Major Mars in the 40th Century. Grag houses an artificial intelligence in its synthetic brain and has great physical strength and a powerful damage resistant shiny metal body. He was built by Major Mars and thanks to his synthetic brain he can think and speak. Grag helps the Major defeat Emperor Kells of Jupiter from turning the residents of the Jupiter colony into beast men.

Golden Age Appearances

  • Exciting Comics #1-23


  • The Nedor 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.
  • Major Mars was initially created as a pulp fiction character called Captain Future and also had a robot assistant named Grag.