Real Name: Alan Trent

Identity/Class: Human mutate/magic user

Occupation: Head of Vetraseed Corporation

Group Membership: Bane

Affiliations: Bane, Red Lord, Vetraseed Corporation

Enemies: Knights of Pendragon (Grace (Francesca Lexley Grace), Union Jack (Joey Chapman), Albion (Peter Hunter), Crown (Adam Crown) )

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Lord of the Bane

Base of Operations: HQ of the Vetraseed Corporation

First Appearance: Marvel Comics Presents I#122/4 (February, 1993)

Powers/Abilities: He possessed superhuman strength and durability. He had the mystical knowledge to perform complex spells like the Seeds of Winter. He was able to transform himself back into his human form anytime. His weapon of choice was a halberd which consisted of transformed wheat. From the halberd he could project mystical blasts.


(Marvel Comics Presents I#122/4 (fb) ) - Shadow Wing became the new Lord of the Bane some time after Grace betrayed them by becoming a member of the Knights of Pendragon. For years he worked on the manufacturing of the Seeds of Winter spell. As part of this spell he created crop circles in southern Britain as a trap for the Knights of Pendragon.

(Marvel Comics Presents I#122/4) - Shadow Wing appeared when the Knights of Pendragon were investigating the crop circles. He trapped them inside a mystic field and explained them that they were caught in the Seeds of Winter spell that only needed the blood of Pendragons to be finished. Afterwards the land they loved would be poisoned forever. Albion attacked Shadow Wing and failed, as did as Grace and Union Jack. Crown didn't attack Shadow Wing himself, who angrily threw his halberd at the hero. Crown caught the halberd and used it to shatter the crop circle. Shadow Wing's spell was broken and the villain retreated through the shadowy mist he came from. His halberd turned back to wheat which crumbled to dust and the Knights of Pendragon hoped that this was the last time they heard anything from the Seeds of Winter. Meanwhile Shadow Wing had returned to his office in the HQ of the Vetraseed Corporation. He transformed back to his human form and was really angry that the Knights of Pendragon had stopped him from completing the spell. Years of work were ruined and Shadow Wing knew that his masters would be displeased, especially with the interference of the Knights of Pendragon. But Shadow Wing didn't despair, because he had all the resources he needed to do it again.

Comments: Created by Skip Dietz, Hoang Nguyen & Don Hudson

I don't know if the Vetraseed Corporation was just trading with seeds. Sure they were manipulating the seeds somehow, but it could've been that the corporation was known just for that: Genetic manipulation or cultivation of seed.

Shadow Wing's real name was revealed in Marvel Atlas#1.

Profile by Markus Raymond with a little help by Snood


Shadow Wing has no known connections to

The Bane have no known connection to

Vetraseed Corporation has no known connection to

Vetraseed Corporation

Shadow Wing was the head of this corporation in his human form. It had many unwitting industrial backers, thousands of employees and billions of holdings all over the world. Through the corporation Shadow Wing was able to further the plans of the Bane on Earth.

--Marvel Comics Presents I#122/4



Marvel Comics Presents I#122, barcode side, p11, pan4 (main)
Marvel Comics Presents I#122, barcode side, p16, pan4 (human form) Marvel Comics Presents I#122, barcode side, p16, pan6 (Vetraseed Corporation logo)

Marvel Comics Presents I#122 (1993) - Skip Dietz (writer), Hoang Nguyen (pencils), Don Hudson (inks), Terry Kavanagh (editor)

Last updated: 09/24/04

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