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Micronauts character
Hornetroid box
First appearance

Micronauts Annual 1 (1979, Marvel Comics)
Created by

Species Hornetroid

Hornetroid is a fictional character from the Micronauts series introduced in 1979.


Hornetroid is a fictional character or vehicle in the Micronauts series. Just as Antron, he comes from the far off galaxy Of Thoraxid.

In a Mego catalog an Antron can be seen piloting Hornetroid and Sharkos.[1]

The Hornetroid was developed as a dragonfly, but his name suggests he is a hornet.

The box for the Hornetroid refers to him as a "myrapod", which is actually the group of animals that includes centipedes and millipedes, not hornets or dragonflies.


The prototype of the Hornetroid was orange and pink and had a visible, removable brain feature. This prototype lacked the parts reused from the Beam Tripler and Battle Cruiser that were on the final release.[2]

Fictional biography

"The Fearsome Myriapod From The Far Off Galaxy Of Thoraxid"


1979 Marvel Comics

Hornetroid in Micronauts Annual 1 by Marvel Comics

The Hornetroid first appeared in the Marvel Comics Micronauts Annual 1 where it fought Bug and Acroyear.

When Marvel lost the license to Micronauts it included losing the rights to Hornetroid, and they have not appeared again the Marvel Universe.

2016 IDW Publishing

A Hornetroid appeared in Micronauts 5 by IDW Publishing.

In Rom and the Micronauts 2 the Micronauts fight a Hornetroid infected by a Dire Wraith. [3]

The Micronauts use the body of a Hornetroid as a Trojan Horse in Rom and the Micronauts 3.[4]


  • Mego Micronauts Hornetroid (1979)
A new mold developed for California R&D for Mego.
The rear gun is recolored fromt he Microman Beam Tripler. The tail and tail and tail wings are recolored from the Battle Cruiser.
  • Gig Micronauti Hornetroid


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