The Blue Area of the Moon
is a fictional
location in the .
The Blue Area of the Moon was created by Jack Kirby
and Stan Lee
, and first appeared in Fantastic Four
#13 (April 1963).
An artificial, self-sustaining, Earth-like environment on the far side of the Moon
, the Blue Area was created roughly 100,000 years ago as part of a competition between two alien races, the Kree
and the Cotati
. The Skrulls
, then a benevolent race, moderated this contest, whose goal was to determine the worthiness of both races by discovering which could create a more suitable habitation. The Cotati won the contest by creating a long-term sustainable ecosystem
, while the Kree created a city, but the Kree angrily rebelled and attacked the Skrulls, stole their starship
, and initiated the millennia-long conflict now known as the Kree-Skrull War
, which would force the Skrulls to become a society of warriors.
The Blue Area has played a pivotal role in many events in the history of the Marvel Universe. It is the site of the first battle between the Fantastic Four
and the Red Ghost
#13 (April 1963) It is also the home of Uatu
, a cosmic being who observes Earth and its alternate realities. In the ending to "The Dark Phoenix Saga
", where, to prevent herself from endangering any more lives, Phoenix
with ancient weaponry discovered on site.Uncanny X-Men
#137 (Sept. 1980)
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