The Birdmen hale from the planet Sunev, a world that supposedly formed from a chunk of the Earth that broke free millions of years ago. Their ancestry is a mystery, their common language was English, and they knew that they would one day be visited by men from Earth.
In the 1940's, the Birdmen encountered visitors from Earth Zephyr Jones and his companion Corky Grogan. At that time, they were a civilized monarchy that had some advancements in science, however, Zephyr and Corky provided them various technologies.
Their major opponents were the Parrot-Men, a savage species of avian humanoids that sought to take over the planet. Unknown to King Bolo and his daughter Princess Tonka, General Roudo was a traitor who was spying for the Parrot-Men. Growing jealous of Zephyr, he framed him and Corky for being spies and had them locked up to be executed.
Shortly thereafter, the Birdmen were invaded by the Parrot-Men; however, Zephyr and Corky fought them off with their guns. With the battle won and Roudo exposed as a traitor and executed, Zephyr provided the knowledge to make guns to the Birdmen so that they could defend themselves from the Parrot-Men.
Powers and Abilities
Flight by wings, presumably other physical adaptions common to avian-humanoids
Type of Government: Monarchy
Level of Technology: The Birdmen were slightly advanced in the field of medical science as they had developed an elixir that would increase the life span of a being indefinitely. Some Birdmen would live to be 300 to 400 years old. Zephyr Jones would provide the Birdmen with various Earth technologies including firearms, radio, motion pictures, television, and motor vehicles among other things.
Representatives: General Roudo, King Bolo, Princess Tonka
While Sunev's connection to Earth is unsubstantiated, the idea is not an impossibility. It's entirely possible that the Birdmen of Sunev might be an offshoot of an avian race common to Earth, such as the Bird People. Marvel Atlas #2's section on Aerie says that the Aerie's one ally is the city of Sunev.
- 3 representatives of Birdmen (Sunev)
- Appearances of Birdmen (Sunev)
- Minor Appearances of Birdmen (Sunev)
- Media Birdmen (Sunev) was Mentioned in
- Race Gallery: Birdmen (Sunev)
- Images of Birdmen (Sunev)