Name: Hive-Mind of Earth
Other Names: Savage Land insects
First Appearance: Heroes for Hire (vol. 2) #9 (June 2007)
Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes
Number of Appearances: 6
Enemy of: No-Name
Nation: The Savage Land
Note: transformed, enhanced Humbug
The Hive-Mind of Earth first appeared as huge intelligent insects in the Savage Land, encountered by the Heroes for Hire while they were on a mission there. The Hive-Mind insects of the Savage Land separated insect-powered team member Humbug from the rest of the group. The insects of the Hive-Mind transformed Humbug's powers and costume considerably. They may have have reshaped his body considerably as well.
Although the Hive-Mind's transformation of Humbug appeared at first to be largely benevolent, it was eventually learned that they did so in order to use him as their agent. The Hive-Mind used Humbug as a carrier to infiltrate the ship from Sakaar that brought a Brood queen known as No-Name. This Brood queen had planned to conquer Earth for her insect kind. The Hive-Mind of Earth neutralized the threat from the Brood in order to preserve the Earth for native-born insects.
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