Hibernation – The ability to slow down and/or cease bodily functions for long periods of time. This allows for the conservation of energy and/or the suspension of aging. Hibernation is also known as Deep Sleep, Self-Induced Unconsciousness and Suspended Animation.
Literary Critique of Hibernation
The Cthulhu and the Spawn of Cthulhu have large periods of inactivity during which their dreams effect humans (Field Guide to Cthulhu Monsters).
The Denobulans need to hibernate five to six days every year. Phlox (Star Trek) is a Denobulan in hibernation below.
Doctor Strange – The Order #2
Superboy – Adventure Comics #312
Hibernation is used as a plot device to allow Captain America to travel from the Golden Age to the Silver Age in Avengers V1 #4-5.
Vance Astro (Marvel) provides a homage to Captain America’s hibernation in Guardians of the Galaxy V2 #2.
Below Zero – 2000 AD #732
Durham Red – “The Scarlet Cantos” – 2000 AD #1078
Judge Dredd – “Missing” – 2000 AD #1079
Tharg’s Future Shocks – “It’s a Cold World” – 2000 AD #865
Vector 13 – “Case 2 Chill Out” – 2000 AD #1079
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