Society of Higher Interstellar Education and Logistical Development
MEMBERSHIP: Cmar Har, Chlreee, Hji, Yoof, unidentified Flb’dbi, unidentified extraterrestrial (tall), unidentified extraterrestrial (short)
PURPOSE: Research and scientific study
AFFILIATIONS: They are members in good standing of the
Intergalactic Institute of Advanced Learning on the planet
Firebird (Bonita Juarez)
ENEMIES: None identified
BASE of OPERATIONS: The SHIELD Orbiter, mobile throughout space
FIRST APPEARANCE: Avengers Spotlight#24 (November, 1989)
ABILITIES: SHIELD has access to highly advanced extraterrestrial technology, including sophisticated translators, interstellar ships, energy shields, and much, much more.
HISTORY: The origins of SHIELD are unrevealed.
(Avengers Spotlight#24 (fb)) - Base pupil Yoof worked independently on a project which proved untenable. He expunged the experimental by-product into space.
(Avengers Spotlight#24 (fb)) - The by-products of Yoof's experiment crashed on Earth, where they mutated Bonita Juarez into Firebird.
(Avengers Spotlight#24 (fb) - BTS) - SHIELD captured Firebird and examined her to confirm whether she had been harmed by the exposure to Yoof's energies.
(Avengers Spotlight#24) - SHIELD completed its studies, during which time Firebird broke free and demanded an explanation. Prime Technician Chlreee explained what had happened, after which SHIELD returned her to Earth.
COMMENTS: Created by Fabian Nicieza, Gavin Curtis, and Steve Buccellato.
Firebird was initially quite distraught because she believed her powers to have been a gift from God, but she eventually decided that they still were, and that they had just taken a rather circuitous route.
Hji's race looks so familiar, but I can't place it. I suspect
it's even on the Appendix site, but still I'm coming up with nothing. Let me
know what it is, and I'll credit you!
The only other alien seen clearly is the odd biped next to Yoof in the group picture. There's another, taller alien seen in partial profile next to Yoof when he is being reprimanded by Chlreee, but I don't recognize that, either. Any help is welcome.
Chlreee should not be mistaken for:
Hji has no known connection to:
HJAK - Ice Giant, father of Bort, grandfather of Snagg, son of Moot--[Thor I#500]
A native of the R'malki race, he stood next to Chlree and spoke to him as a peer (or superior?).
As a R'malki, he spoke telepathically and had a plant-like body which presumably required him to take root in his native soil each night.
A native of the Glx race, he is the Prime Technician and oversaw the examination of Firebird and the reprimanding of Yoof.
As a Glx, his body is silicon based, and he presumably survives by consuming metal.
A native of the <d'oh!> race, he operated the holopict playback actualization device which worked via cyberlink to a subject.
A native of the Yrd race (who have a history of neglectful disposal of waste products), he was a Base-Level pupil. His independent research project appeared to be a failure, and so he discarded it into space. It was the by-products of this project which crashed to Earth and empowered Firebird.
The horn on his head could be used as a weapon, though he was more of a learner than a fighter.
see group image. He never said or did anything of note in this issue.
He (?) presumably had telepathic powers and an extended lifespan.
Only partially seen in one panel, there's not much more to say about this character. Pale yellow skin. Can't tell for sure whether it's got 1, 2, 3, or 4 eyes...or what else it's supposed to have on its face, but otherwise appears to be a biped.
This little guy has pale yellow (?) skin, two legs (each with two toes), and two stalk-like structures that may be arms, or eyes, or who knows what. It's pretty short, perhaps only 2 feet tall.
Avengers Spotlight#24, p24, panel 1 (Yoof + )
p26, panel 4 (main image; includes the portion focusing on the short unidentified alien)
p27, panel 1 (ship)
p27, panel 2 (Chlree)
Last updated: 12/13/12.
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