Classification: Extra-dimension/extra-terrestrial semi-humanoids

Location/Base of Operations: An unnamed planet in an unnamed dimension 

Known Members: None named

Affiliations: The Astronomer, the Possessor, the Trader

Enemies: Invisible woman, Mr. Fantastic, Silver Surfer

First Appearance: Silver Surfer III#15 (September, 1988)

Powers/Abilities: They are stronger than average human beings, but not superhumanly so. They do not appear to have any other enhanced abilities.

Traits: The Sinalinas have purple skin, red eyes, and four fingers on each hand with no fingernails, as well as sharp teeth.  They do not wear any clothes. They are a simple race with a very simple society but they apparently have technology (see comments), but are not completely primitive as they do know the value of things and have language. 

History: (Silver Surfer III#15 (fb)) - After the Elders of the Universe failed at an attempt to destroy Galactus, three were thrown into a black hole: the Astronomer, Trader, and Possessor. The six infinite gems had also fallen through the black hole. On the other side of the black hole was another dimension. Two of the gems fell to the world of the Sinalinas, and the three Elders, in an effort to gain all six gems, traced the gems to the Sinalina's world. The Sinalina's were simple, but knew the value of the gems and refused to surrender them. Because the Elders desperately needed the gems, and the Possessor was useless to them, they traded the Possessor for the two gems, weapons, and a ship. Thus the Possessor became the property of the Sinalinas. He told them the tales of his incredibly long life and won favor among the Sinalinas, who treated him well and befriended him. They liked his stories and called him the Tale-er (Quote the Possessor, "One who telleth tales")

(Silver Surfer III#15) - The Invisible Woman, Mr. Fantastic, and Silver Surfer traced the trail of the Elders to the Sinalina's world where the Possessor sent the Sinalinas to attack the trio, fearing perhaps his own capture. The three heroes made quick work of the Sinalina and Invisible Woman held them all in check simultaneously with force fields. They confronted the Possessor who told them of how he came to be there, but did not divulge the location of where the other Elders had gone to. Before leaving, Sue Storm threatened some of the Sinalina, who got on their knees in fear (see comments).

Comments: Created by Steve Englehart and Ron Lim

    The Sinalina were very simple and seemed primitive. However, that might only be because they were naked. All nakedness aside, they didn't seem like a race who had access to space travel, so the fact they gave sophisticated handguns and a ship to the Astronomer and Trader doesn't really fit. Well, you can't always judge a book by its cover. Maybe they weren't so primitive after all.

    The reason Sue Storm acted so harshly toward the Sinalinas was because due to the effects of this alternate dimension, her mind was reverting to a persona called Malice that the Hate-Monger had brought out in her in a previous encounter.

    These guys may have further appearances seeing as the Possessor is no longer in their thrall. If anybody knows any, please contact me and I'll add them in.


Clarifications: None really necessary

Silver Surfer III#15 (September, 1988) - Steve Englehart (writer), Ron Lim (pencils), Joe Rubinstein (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)

Last updated: 02/16/14

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