Earth-M
(a.k.a. "Earth-Moebius" but that is somewhat of a misnomer and,
considering its origins, simply "M" for "Mainstream" or "Movies" would seem appropriate)



HISTORY

CHARACTERS



Ardina

 

Name: Ardina

Identity: Clone of Shalla Bal

Nature of abilities: Endowed with cosmic powers by Galactus

Occupation: Emissary of Galactus

First Appearance
:
"The Silver Surfer" (1978)

Powers: unspecified cosmic powers comparable to the Silver Surfer's.

History:  (The Silver Surfer) - Ardina was created by Galactus following a suggestion from his
Master of Guile. Her purpose was to demonstrate to the Silver Surfer the unworthiness of the Humsan Race. Instead, she fell in love with him (unsurprisingly so considering her origins) and later rescued him from a trap laid out by the CIA. She and the Surfer then made love. When Galactus realized that he had failed, he had her reabsorbed by the Matrix that had produced her and she died.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

Ardina only recently developed a counterpart on Earth-616, with slight variations:

Ardina


Images: The Silver Surfer, p. 55










Colton Candell

 

Name: Colton Candell

Identity: Human

Nature of abilities: Great charisma; latent mystic powers

Occupation: Televangelist

First Appearance: "The Silver Surfer: Parable" (1988)

Known Relatives:
Elyna Candell (sister), Irena Candell (niece)

History:  (Parable) - Colton Candell was a Los Angeles televangelist who saw in the second coming of
Galactus a path to power. Despite his sister Elyna's word of reason, he became intoxicated with power and spread the religion of Galactus while trying to communicate with his "god" via telepathy. However, when Galactus allowed Elyna to die, he turned against him. He later was the only man aware of the Silver Surfer's own selfless act of sacrifice.

(The Lost Adventure - fb) - Colton raised Irena, Elyna's daughter.

 

 

 

 

Comments: Created by Stan Lee and Moebius.

Colton Candell is a new character that, as far as we know, had no counterpart in the Marvel Universe.


Images: The Silver Surfer: Parable, p. 15, panel 3






Elyna Candell

 

Name: Elyna Candell

Identity: Human

Nature of abilities: High degree of empathy

Occupation: Not specified

First Appearance: "The Silver Surfer: Parable" (1988)

Known Relatives:
Colton Candell (brother), Irena Candell (daughter)

History:  (Parable - fb) - When she was young, Elyna saw the
Silver Surfer fight Galactus during his first coming to Earth.

(The Lost Adventure - fb) - Elyna had a daughter, Irena, father unrevealed.

(Parable) - When the Surfer revealed that Galactus was a false god, Elyna believed him, but failed to sway her brother. Later, she stole a helicopter but was shot by a stray bullet fired by one of Colton's men. She died in the crash of her helicopter. Her death exposed the callousness of Galactus who prevented her rescue by striking the Surfer.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee and Moebius.

Elyna Candell is a new character that, as far as we know, had no counterpart in the Marvel Universe.


Images: The Silver Surfer: Parable, p. 15, panel 3



Irena Candell

 

Name: Irena Candell

Identity: Human, magic user

Nature of abilities: Latent sorceress supreme of Earth-M

Occupation: Resistance leader

First Appearance: "The Silver Surfer: The Lost Adventure" (1998/unpublished)

Known Relatives:
Colton Candell (uncle), Elyna Candell (mother)

History:  (The Lost Adventure -fb) - Irena was raised by her uncle Colton.


(The Lost Adventure) - When the
Overlord invaded Earth-M, Irena became the leader of the Resistance in California. She was captured by the Overlord, but later rescued by the Iron Man of Earth-616.

Doctor Strange of Earth-616 revealed that Irena was the latent Sorceress Supreme of Earth-M. He then assisted her in the summoning of Gaea, to open the Omega Warp to get rid of the Overlord.

Comments: Created by J-M Lofficier and Ladronn.

Irena Candell is a new character that, as far as we know, had no counterpart in the Marvel Universe.




C.I.A. Agents

 

Name: Unrevealed

Identity: Humans

Nature of abilities: None

Occupation: CIA and Pentagon officers

First Appearance: "The Silver Surfer" (1978)

History:  (The Silver Surfer) - The CIA and the Pentagon, working together, decided to use "Project Lorelei" to entrap the
Silver Surfer and drain his cosmic energy. They were afraid that otherwise, he might end up being used as a weapon by the Communists. The Surfer was rescued by Ardina.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

"Project Lorelei" was very much like the technology used to build the Sonic Shark missile (cf. Fantastic Four I # 72) in the Marvel Universe.


Images: The Silver Surfer, p. 97, panel 2










Cosgrove

 

Name: Cosgrove

Identity: Human

Nature of abilities: Bigot

Occupation: Unrevealed

First Appearance: "The Silver Surfer" (1978)

History:  (The Silver Surfer) - He and
Lindstrom were two suburban Midwestern bigots who reacted with hostility and aggression when they saw the Silver Surfer and Ardina, unlike their neighbor, Sam Kemperer.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

Cosgrove is a new character that, as far as we know, had no counterpart in the Marvel Universe.


Images: The Silver Surfer, p. 72, panel 3



Dark Angel

Name: Kathisul Evin

Identity: Dark Angel

Nature of abilities: Magic user; Presumably later endowed with cosmic powers by
Galactus

Occupation: Emissary of Galactus

First Appearance:
Cyberspace 3000#2 (August 1993)

Powers: Cosmic power on par with the Silver Surfer, navigate through space, project energy bolts, restructure matter, alter reality.
    It is unclear whether her costume was actually composed of the fabric of reality like Dark Angel (Shevaun Haldane) of Earth-616

History: (Cyberspace 3000#3 (fb)) - Young Kathisul Evin was able to access ley-lines, dragon paths, and other such mystical forces. She worked as a tracker for a survey team. She brought them to a warrior chieftain's burial mound on Fandor Island. It was hundreds of years old. Brushing against a drawing, she apparently set off an explosion. She was unharmed, and was confronted by a
stony figure. The stony figure enslaved Kathisul Evin. She was not freed until she became Galactus' herald, Dark Angel.

(Cyberspace 3000#1-5) <30th Century> - A dimensional rift brought the Galactus of Earth-M to Earth-Guardians of the Galaxy. Galactus sent Dark Angel to inform the crew of Sol III that he would be feeding on their ship's energies. She was also searching for the "Cosmic Messiah". (It turned out to be crewman Shan O'Meara.)

The Keeper (the Earth-Guardians of the Galaxy's counterpart of the Silver Surfer) confronted Galactus. The Keeper did not realize that this was an alternate Earth Galactus. Dark Angel eventually revealed the truth to him.

Using the power of Shan O'Meara, Dark Angel returned Galactus to Earth-M. However, she had to stop to save O'Meara from aliens, the Trilexia, so she became stuck in the universe of the Guardians of the Galaxy.

(Cyberspace 3000#6) - With Shan O'Meara and Chief Onanrwo of Sol III, Dark Angel battled a group of androids on an alien planet, agents of Gamble. Then a group of armored soldiers defeated them, imprisoning them. The three later managed to free themselves, but were literally captured on film.

(Cyberspace 3000#7) - Gamble split up Shan, Onanrwo, and Dark Angel and sent his agents, Cribb, Gyn, and Whyst against them. Dark Angel faced Whyst, a representation of entropy, who proceeded to absorb her vast cosmic power into himself.

(Cyberspace 3000#8) - Whyst returned to his comrades, claiming that Dark Angel was "gone. consumed. ended." This news caused Shan to lash out with his cosmic powers, defeating all three attackers. Dark Angel then reappeared, clearly being torn apart by the forces assailing her, begging Shan to save her. However, as he marshaled his powers once again, the energies blew a hole through the hull of Sol III, opening it into space.

Comments: Created by Gary Russell, Steve Tappin, and Michael Eve.

Cyberspace 3000#8, AFAIK, was the last issue of the series, so her fate remains unrevealed--Snood.

Clarifications:

Dark Angel wore a similar costume to



 





Disciple

 

Name: Unrevealed

Identity: Human

Nature of abilities: High degree of fanaticism and hatred

Occupation: First assistant to Colton Candell

First Appearance: "The Silver Surfer: Parable" (1988)

History:  (Parable) - The Disciple had a row with the
Mayor of Los Angeles when the latter came to ask Colton to intercede with Galactus to save the city. During the argument, Elyna Candell stole the Mayor's helicopter, and one of the Disciple's guards shot her. Colton, having finally seen the truth, later berated the Disciple for his close-mindedness and fanaticism.

Comments
: Created by Stan Lee and Moebius.

The Disciple is a new character that, as far as we know, had no counterpart in the Marvel Universe.


Images: The Silver Surfer: Parable, p. 36, panel 1



Galactus

 

First Appearance: "The Silver Surfer" (1978)

History:  (The Silver Surfer - fb) - At some unspecified time in the past, on far-off planet Zenn-La, Norrin Radd agreed to serve wold-destroyer Galactus to save his planet and was turned into the
Silver Surfer.

(The Silver Surfer - fb) - When
Shalla Bal, Norrin Radd's previous lover, saw him as the Surfer, she first failed to recognize him, then became terrified of him.

(The Silver Surfer - fb) - In undisclosed circumstances, Galactus acquired Shalla Bal's DNA.

(The Silver Surfer) - Galactus releases the Surfer in deep space; the sky-rider later discovers Earth. In New York, he meets a
woman who reminds him of Shalla Bal. He decides to save Earth from Galactus and battles his master; neither is able to truly vanquish the other. Galactus sentences his herald to exile on Earth.

The Surfer modifies his appearance to look like a famous
Male Model then wanders about the city. He is mugged by three street punks and reverts to his true form.

Meanwhile, irked by his herald's rebellion, Galactus summons his
Master of Guile, who suggests he calls forth a female. From Shjalla Ball's DNA, Galactus creates a clone, golden-skinned Ardina, who he imbues with cosmic powers.

While Galactus ponders the fate on Earth from the Moon, Ardina takes the Surfer on a tour of Earth to demonstrate the unworthiness of the human race. His Master of Guile attempts to convince Galactus to kill the Surfer and let him replace him, but Galactus refuses - he grudgingly admires the Surfer's decision to take a stand for what he believes in, even at the cost of his life.

The Surfer collides into Galactus' barrier while Ardana is summoned back by her creator and confesses she has now fallen in love with the Surfer - something Galactus had not planned for.

Ardina eventually reveals her true feelings to the Surfer; they make love. In the morning, Galactus dispatches the Matrix which created her and, despite their attempt to escape, she is reassimilated or reabsorbed withim the Matrix and "dies".

The Surfer then bargains with Galactus that he will serve him again if Galactus swears to spare Earth. Galactus agrees. The Surfer rejoins his master.


(Parable - fb) A "young" Elyna saw the Surfer fight Galactus.

(Parable) - Astronomers discover that a giant spaceship is approaching Earth. Panic spreads, especially in Los Angeles.

Meanwhile, the Surfer leads a lonely life, passing himself off as a homeless man, in the ghettos of Los Angeles. He is being harassed by three
LAPD officers when the ship lands and Galactus reveals himself. He claims he has come to offer mankind a better world if they agree to worship him.

Charismatic religious televangelist
Colton Candell and his sister Elyna watch as Galactus reveals himself. Colton sees an opportunity and declares himself the apostle of Galactus-the-God, claiming to have summoned him to Earth by his prayers. But the religion of Galactus is one of chaos and society begins to crumble. Anarchy reigns.

The Surfer chooses to reveal himself to expose Galactus as a false god. Colton rejects him, but Elyna embraces his vision. The Surfer challenges Galactus, asking him why he broke his pledge not to attack Earth, to which Galactus replies that he has not, the Earthmen are destroying themselves.

While the world media watch, the Surfer and Galactus engage in battle, causing much devastation to Los Angeles.

Meanwhile, despite Elyna's words of reasons, Colton has become intoxicated with power and tries, in vain, to communicate telepathically with Galactus. Elyna steals the
Mayor of Los Angeles's helicopter in an attempt to reach the Surfer but is shot by one of the Chief Disciple's guards.

Elyna, wounded, loses consciousness and dies when her helicopter crashes; the Surfer might have rescued her if he had not been struck by Galactus, who thus displayed his total lack of compassion before the world media.

While the Surfer mourns Elyna, the world now rejects and turns against Galactus. The U.S. president orders his Air Force to attack him, which they do just as Galactus was about to crush the Surfer. Realizing he has now lost his battle for the hearts and minds of Mankind, Galactus releases the Surfer and goes.

(Cyberspace 3000#3 (fb)) - Galactus returned to Earth to gain a new Herald and freed
Kathisul Evin who became Dark Angel.

(Cyberspace 3000#1-3) - A dimensional rift brought Galactus to Earth-Guardians of the Galaxy. Galactus came across the ship Sol III and sent Dark Angel to inform its crew that he would be feeding on their ship's energies.

The Keeper (the Earth-Guardians of the Galaxy's counterpart of the Silver Surfer) confronted Galactus but eventually learned the truth from Dark Angel. Using the power of Shan O'Meara, Dark Angel returned Galactus to Earth-M.


(The Lost Adventure - fb) - Much later, after a gargantuan struggle, the Overlord killed Galactus, the only being who could oppose him in the Earth-M universe.

Comments: The Galactus of Earth-M is of course, very similar to the Galactus of the regular Marvel Universe. However there are certain differences both in technology, powers and psychology.

Technology: This Galactus appears to use different types of spaceships; his matter-to-energy converter looks substantially different from first seen in Fantastic Four #49 and, further, is set up on the Moon, pointing at the Earth.

Powers: While this Galactus' powers are substantially the same, his size appears to vary widely, from towering over the city to merely being 20-feet tall. The Galactus of Earth-M appears able to literally absorb the Silver Surfer within himself, and release him, as he is able to materialize and release his "Master of Guile".

Psychology: The Galactus of Earth-M appears to be more vindictive, more cunning, more ruthless. For all we know he may well have killed Shalla Bal to capture her DNA just to have a weapon over the Surfer, and does not hesitate to display petty callousness when disposing of Ardina or ignoring Elyna's plight.


Images: The Silver Surfer, p. 43
The Silver Surfer: Parable, p. 14, panel 3
Unpublished art by J.O. Ladronn






Kemperer Family

 

Name: Sam and Beth Kemperer and dog Simba

Identity: Humans

Nature of abilities: Hospitable

Occupation: Unrevealed

First Appearance: "The Silver Surfer" (1978)

History:  (The Silver Surfer) - The Kemperers were Midwestern suburban house dwellers, neighbors of
Cosgrove and Lindstrom. Unlike their neighbors who reacted with hostility and aggression when they saw the Silver Surfer and Ardina, the Kemperers - though incredulous at first - offered their hospitality.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

The Kemperers are new characters that, as far as we know, have no counterpart in the Marvel Universe.


Images: The Silver Surfer, p. 74, panels 3 and 4



L.A.P.D. Cops

 

Name: Unrevealed

Identity: Humans

Nature of abilities: Racists

Occupation: Los Angeles Police Department officers

First Appearance: "The Silver Surfer: Parable" (1988)

History:  (Parable) - The
Silver Surfer passed himself off as a homeless man, in the ghettos of Los Angeles and was harassed by three LAPD officers when Galactus landed.

Comments
: Created by Stan Lee and Moebius.

These three LAPD officers were a new characters that, as far as we know, had no counterpart in the Marvel Universe.


Images: The Silver Surfer: Parable, p. 9, panel 7




Lindstrom

 

Name: Lindstrom

Identity: Human

Nature of abilities: Bigot

Occupation: Unrevealed

First Appearance: "The Silver Surfer" (1978)

History:  (The Silver Surfer) - He and
Cosgrove were two suburban Midwestern bigots who reacted with hostility and aggression when they saw the Silver Surfer and Ardina, unlike their neighbor, Sam Kemperer.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

Lindstrom is a new character that, as far as we know, had no counterpart in the Marvel Universe.


Images: The Silver Surfer, p. 72, panel 4




Male Model

 

Name: Unrevealed

Identity: Human

Nature of abilities: Handsome

Occupation: Male Model

First Appearance: "The Silver Surfer" (1978)

History:  (The Silver Surfer) - The
Silver Surfer modified his appearance to look like a famous Male Model, then wandered about the city. He is mugged by three street punks and reverts to his true form.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

The Male Model was a new character that, as far as we know, had no counterpart in the Marvel Universe.


Images: The Silver Surfer, p. 42, panel 5






Master of Guile

 

Name: Unrevealed

Identity: Unspecified

Nature of abilities: Described by Galactus as : "You who exist only in the darkest recess of my mind"

Occupation: Emissary of Galactus

First Appearance
:
"The Silver Surfer" (1978)

History:  (The Silver Surfer) - Irked by the
Silver Surfer's rebellion, Galactus summons his Master of Guile, who suggests he calls forth a female, who turns out to be golden-skinned Ardina. Later, the Master of Guile attempts to convince Galactus to kill the Surfer and let him replace him, but Galactus refuses - and blasts him away.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

The Master of Guile is a new character that had no counterpart in the Marvel Universe. He embodies (literally) Galacrus' most evil impulses and one assumes he could be recreated at will. One suspects the Master of Guile (who envied the Surfer) was not foreign to Galactus' decision to re-sentence the Surfer to a new exile on Earth, and later to Galactus' wily plan to use his god-like stature to plunge Mankind into self-destructive chaos.


Images: The Silver Surfer, p. 51, panel 5




Mayor of Los Angeles

 

Name: Unrevealed

Identity: Human

Nature of abilities: Pragmatist

Occupation: Mayor of Los Angeles

First Appearance: "The Silver Surfer: Parable" (1988)

History:  (Parable) - The Mayor had a row with the
Disciple when he came to ask Colton Candell to intercede with Galactus to save the city. During the argument, Elyna Candell stole the Mayor's helicopter, and one of the Disciple's guards shot her.

Comments
: Created by Stan Lee and Moebius.

The Mayor is a new character that, as far as we know, had no counterpart in the Marvel Universe.


Images: The Silver Surfer: Parable, p. 35, panel 4




Street Punks

 

Name: Unrevealed

Identity: Humans

Nature of abilities: Street thuggery

Occupation: Muggers

First Appearance: "The Silver Surfer" (1978)

History:  (The Silver Surfer) - The
Silver Surfer modified his appearance to look like a famous Male Model, then wandered about the city. He is mugged by three street punks and reverts to his true form.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

The three punks were new characters that, as far as we know, had no counterpart in the Marvel Universe.


Images: The Silver Surfer, p. 46, panels 3 and 4




Shalla Bal

First Appearance: "The Silver Surfer" (1978)

History:  (The Silver Surfer - fb) -  At some unspecified time in the past, on far-off planet Zenn-La, Norrin Radd agreed to serve world-destroyer
Galactus to save his planet and was turned into the Silver Surfer.

(The Silver Surfer - fb) - When Shalla Bal, Norrin Radd's previous lover, saw him as the Surfer, she first failed to recognize him, then became terrified of him.

(The Silver Surfer - fb) - In undisclosed circumstances, Galactus acquired Shalla Bal's DNA, which he later used to create
Ardina.

(The Silver Surfer) - Later, in New York, the Surfer meets a
woman who reminds him of Shalla Bal.

(Parable - fb) - The Surfer leads a lonely life, passing himself off as a homeless man, in the ghettos of Los Angeles, reminiscing about the time when he was with Shalla Bal on Zenn-La.


Comments:  The Shalla Bal of Earth-M is a different of that of the regular Marvel Universe in two major respects. One, when she saw Norrin Radd transformed into the Surfer, instead of expressing her love, gratitude and ultimately sorrow at being parted (cf. Silver Surfer I #1), she first failed to recognize him, then was terrified by his appearance. This is, therefore, a much weaker Shalla Bal.

Second, it was established that Galactus had obtained Shalla Bal's DNA to use as an eventual weapon against his herald, but now how. A convincing case can be made that the Shalla Bal of Earth-M was killed by Galactus, captured and dissolved in his "Matrix".

Images: The Silver Surfer, p. 22, panel 6 and The Silver Surfer: Parable, p. 9, panels 5 and 6





The Silver Surfer



 

First Appearance: "The Silver Surfer" (1978)

History:  Read Here

Comments: The Silver Surfer of Earth-M is of course, very similar to the Silver Surfer of the regular Marvel Universe. However there are certain subtle differences in powers.

Powers: The Surfer is able to use his power to reshape his form and mimic that of a
Male Model (something he never did in the regular Marvel Universe, adopting instead clumsy, often transparent disguises (cf. Silver Surfer I #5)) and further he was able to replicate the contents of a man's pockets. The Surfer was also able to engage in some kind of intercourse with Ardina.

Images: The Silver Surfer, p. 22, panel 4 (Kirby); The Silver Surfer: Parable, p. 29, panel 3 (Moebius); Unpublished page 4, panel 6 (Ladronn); Unpublished art (Ladronn) (below).


Stone Figure



Name: Unrevealed -- possibly Fandor?

Nature of abilities: Magic user;

First Appearance:
Cyberspace 3000#3 (August 1993)

History: (Cyberspace 3000#3 (fb)) - Young
Kathisul Evin was able to access ley-lines, dragon paths, and other such mystical forces. She worked as a tracker for a survey team. She brought them to a warrior chieftain's burial mound on Fandor Island. It was hundreds of years old. Brushing against a drawing, she apparently set off an explosion. She was unharmed, and was confronted by a stony figure. The stony figure enslaved Kathisul Evin. She was not freed until she became Galactus' herald, Dark Angel.



Comments: Created by Gary Russell and Steve Tappin.






Woman

 

Name: Unrevealed

Identity: Human

Nature of abilities: None; lookalike of Shalla Bal

Occupation: Unspecied

First Appearance: "The Silver Surfer" (1978)

History:  (The Silver Surfer) - When he first arrived on Earth, in New York, the
Silver Surfer met this woman who reminded him of Shalla Bal.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

Images: The Silver Surfer, p. 22, panel 4






"Profile by" Jean-Marc Lofficier (yes, that Jean-Marc Lofficier!--Snood) and Doc Savage and Snood (Dark Angel, Galactus and Stone Figure)


Last updated: 04/28/04

Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

Non-Marvel Copyright info
All other characters mentioned or pictured are tm  and 1941-2099 Marvel Characters, Inc. All Rights Reserved. If you like this stuff, you should check out the real thing!
Please visit The Marvel Official Site at:
http://www.marvel.com

Back to Characters