Wampus is a French comic book character written by Franco Frescura and illustrated by Luciano Bernasconi for French publisher Editions Lug in 1969.
Wampus is an alien monster with shapeshifting powers who has been sent by an evil cosmic intelligence, the Great Mind, to destroy Earth. He is discovered and pursued by French secret agent, Jean Sten. In the course of its original six issues, Wampus caused havoc in France, Germany, the United States, Japan, England and Spain.
Wampus was originally published in six, digest-sized magazines. The series was then discontinued because of censorship problems. The final episode was eventually serialized in 1985 in Ombrax, another of Lug's magazines. The same concept was also reprised as L'Autre (The Other) in the magazine Futura in 1973.
Wampus returned in 2001, written by Jean-Marc Lofficier and still drawn by Bernasconi for a series of seven new episodes which completed the storyline begun in 1969, depicting the final confrontation between Jean Sten and his alien nemesis. The stories also featured a number of guest-stars from the Lug universe.
Wampus is now part of Hexagon Comics which has published a collection of his adventures translated into English.
Wampus is a French comic book character. The word may also refer to any of the following:
- Wampus cat, a legendary creature in Cherokee mythology that supposedly still haunts the forests of East Tennessee
- Wampus Multimedia, an American media company founded by Mark Doyon, which has released modern rock and folk albums internationally
- M.U.L.E., a seminal multiplayer video game published by Electronic Arts in 1983, which features a fictional creature known as the "mountain wampus"
- Wampus Cats aka Beale Street Wampus Cats an American Blues band.
Hunt the Wumpus (a similar-sounding but different word with a different spelling) is an early grid-based computer game.
Usage examples of "wampus".
Linda confirmed that this was the original home of the wampus research project.
Before the Revolution he was the xenobiologist in charge of wampus research.
The gray interminable back of a wampus was against the pier and the last of the personnel from the base was tossing supplies onto it and climbing on top.
Another wampus already was swimming steadily toward open ocean, its back loaded with people and supplies, the ice-strewn water lapping threateningly close to the passengers it transported.
The picture of a wampus rolling over on its back to make its offering of nurturing liquid to alien humans simply wouldnt take shape in his mind.
Johannsen said, and the wampus has developed an amazing ability to adjust its bodily functions to the environment.
Ive seen a mother wampus share its milk with an old wampus unable to feed itself any longer.
And no doubt youre psychologically prepared for the destruction of everybody on board, and the wampus and the other marine life for kilometers around.
And Ive seen the wampus in action, cooperating, helping people escape the advancing glacier.
There had been a shovel, he remembered, and Wampus and Lars, when they deserted him, had left it for him.
You may know of Barbarella, and possibly Lone Sloane, but who among us has heard of Fantax, Durga Rani, Wampus, or Felina?
I have some experience in this area, because in 1953, when I was a firstgrader at the Wampus Elementary School in Armonk, N.
I recommend that all of you develop emergency plans to get to Wampus Elementary as soon as you get word that the missiles are coming.
Linda called a wangle of wampuses that moved slowly past, also on their way north, and strained the minnow-like fish from their path as they went, gray and interminable and, Kirk thought, marvelous and perhaps marvelously wise.
Universal Translator, and it would be a devastating loss to galactic civilization if the accomplishment, and the viewpoints and accumulated wisdom of the wampuses, should never reach the outside world.