Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Apparently terrestrial with access to advanced extraterrestrial technology
Group Membership: Former prisoner on Stranger's laboratory world
Affiliations: Viela (lover) and residents of the planet Starron;
Daredevil (Matt Murdock)
former pawn of Overmind.
Enemies: Death-Stalker (Phillip Sterling);
briefly forced to fight Makkari the Eternal, Quasar (Wendell Vaughn), the Stranger, and Earth-712's Squadron Supreme
Known Relatives: Viela may or may not have been his wife
Aliases: The Sky-Walker from Starron; Starron (see comments)
Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
formerly Earth and Stranger's laboratory world;
at least previously Starron
First Appearance: Daredevil I#128 (December 1975).
Powers/Abilities: In addition to his access to advanced weaponry, he wore full body armor, which enabled him to survive in the vacuum of space. The boots contained suction cups enabling him to scale vertical surfaces. He carried an energy rifle which was connected to twin fuel pods on his back; via "stellar energy," this rifle could energize him to create star-steps, progressively higher energy platforms that served as stairs via which he could exit a planet's atmosphere, at least.
Sky-Walker survived over six centuries on Earth, indicating a slowed aging process.
Sky-Walker somehow sensed Daredevil was blind, whether via analysis and
deduction, sensing energy patterns, or perhaps via some telepathic
Sky-Walker's detection of Daredevil's words after he had departed
Earth's atmosphere (or was in its upper levels) supports telepathic
Traits: A strong longing for his adoptive planet (Starron) and his lover Viela.
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 120 lbs.
History: (Daredevil I#128 (fb) - BTS) - Per his own account (which he reviewed to himself, with no reason to be deceitful), the man who would become known as Sky-Walker was born on Earth centuries ago, but he somehow traveled to the distant world of Starron.
(Daredevil I#128 (fb) - BTS) - Starron was "in the blackness of space on an infinitesimal dot of light."
(Marvel Legacy: The 1970's: Sky-Walker / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z: Sky-Walker) - Starron is a "sub-atomic world," in a parallel dimension accessed via the energies of shrinking.
(Daredevil I#128 (fb) - BTS) - Sky-Walker fell in love with Starron native, Viela.
(Daredevil I#128 (fb) - BTS / Marvel Legacy: The 1970's: Sky-Walker / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z: Sky-Walker) - Following the discovery that Starron would eventually explode,
the planet’s“Masters” — perhaps blaming Sky-Walker for the discovery,
believed it true or not — exiled Sky-Walker to late 14th century Earth,
where the adventurer, who now regarded Starron as home, longed to
return to Viela regardless of risk.
In recent years, Sky-Walker learned of a rare stellar alignment that would allow him to return to Starron, regardless of the Masters' orders.
(Daredevil I#128 (fb)) - Sky-Walker traveled to
Flushing Meadow Park (home of the 1964-1965 World's Fair) and
ascended a giant rocket in the Science Pavilion.
(Daredevil I#128 - BTS) -
Unbeknownst to Sky-Waker, the criminal Death-Stalker was in the process
of stealing the lenses created by the ancient Atlantean wizard
C'Thunda; while Death-Stalker's powers/technology had allowed him to
bypass all security measures, Sky-Walker set off a silent alarm, which
ultimately summoned the super-heroic Daredevil.
(Daredevil I#128) - Sky-Walker fired his device, which generated a classic atom-shape energy explosion, which -- apparently in conjunction with the alignment -- generated cosmic energy. He absorbed this cosmic energy to form star-steps, which he climbed to begin his journey.
As Daredevil arrived and fought Death-Stalker, the villain teleported
onto Sky-Walker's star-steps, and Daredevil pursued him onto the steps.
(Daredevil I#128 / Marvel Legacy: The 1970's: Sky-Walker) - Eventually Death-Stalker inadvertently bumped into Sky-Walker; this disrupted the villain’s power, sending Sterling into the pocket dimension in which he spent most of his time..
(Daredevil I#128 - BTS) - By the time Daredevil regained his bearings, the Sky-Walker was
long gone, having continued his walk into space.
(Daredevil I#128) - When Daredevil noted that he was gone, Sky-Walker, despite being high into (or possibly having already departed) Earth's atmosphere, replied, "No, my blind friend...not gone. Though I fear you may not have seen the last of me. For, should I be forced to return, I may yet be the death of you."
(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z: Sky-Walker) - Sky-Walker's comments perhaps indicated that Earth would face whatever menace threatened Starron.
(Quasar#14 (fb) - BTS / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z: Sky-Walker) - The enigmatic Stranger subsequently captured Sky-Walker, although whether before or after reaching Starron is unrevealed.
(Quasar#16)- When the Over-Mind attacked the Stranger on this planet, Sky-Walker was one of those sent to battle the Stranger and his allies Quasar, Makkari the Eternal, and Earth-712's Squadron Supreme. His fate after the conclusion of the battle is unrevealed, but numerous inmates escaped, so it is entirely possible he returned to his journey.
Comments: Created by Marv Wolfman (writer), Bob Brown and Klaus Janson (artists).
This character wins my award for Master of Obscurity. No origin, no follow-up; he was not even named in either appearance. Marvel Comics Index#9B lists him as "Sky-Walker", but in the advertisement for "Journey into Mystery" the four-part saga in Quasar#13-16, the name Starron is one of those listed in the background. Lastly, I couldn't quite place the walker in Quasar#16, but Kurt Busiek (lord of all knowledge) named him as the Sky-Walker from Starron.
Perhaps Black Axe,
Amentah and Sky-Walker were from the same kingdom that the Golden Age
Hero Dynaman was from---Korug. Seeing that Dynaman was alive centuries
after his Daring Mystery Comics#6 (9/40) story took place: see
Avengers/Invaders#12 (8/09) during World War 2. So Dynaman is either
also immortal or time travel, resurrection or suspended animation was
used to get him to the 1940s.
Sky-Walker has an entry in Marvel Legacy: The 1970's Handbook, updated and expanded in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z
Clarifications: Profile by Snood, reformatted by Luis Dantas.
The Sky-Walker has no known connections to
Daredevil I#128 (December, 1975) - Marv Wolfman (writer/editor), Bob Brown (pencils), Klaus Janson (inks)
Quasar#16 (November, 1990) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Mike Manley (pencils), Dan Panosian & Keith Williams (inks), Len Kaminski (editor)
First posted: Uncertain, but before 09/15/2001 (Sky-Walker was one of the first 238 profiles I posted on the site, perhaps part of my initial upload before I began adding them to the appnew page)
Last updated: 07/28/2019
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