SKY-WALKER

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial space-traveler (claimed to be Earth-born).

Occupation: Unrevealed

Group Membership: Former prisoner on Stranger's laboratory world

Affiliations: Native of the planet Starron, former pawn of Overmind.

Enemies: Presumably Daredevil.

Known Relatives: Viela (lover).

Aliases: The Sky-Walker from Starron; Starron (see comments).

Base of Operations: formerly Earth and Stranger's laboratory world, currently unknown.

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. He was also able to form "Star-Steps" on which he ascended out of Earth's atmosphere.

Weaknesses: A strong longing for his adoptive planet (Starron) and his lover Viela.

Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 120 lbs.
Eyes: White
Hair: Unrevealed

History: (Daredevil I#128)- He claimed to have been born on earth, but that his real home was another planet, which is presumably Starron. Homesick for his planet and his lover,Viela, he sought to leave Earth and return to them. To this end he traveled to Flushing Meadow Park (home of the 1964-5 World's Fair) and ascended a giant rocket in the Science Pavilion. He fired his weapon, which generated a classic cartoon atom-shape explosion. He absorbed this cosmic energy to form the star-steps and began his journey.

Unfortunately for him, he had the misfortune of getting in the middle of a struggle between Death-Stalker and Daredevil. Death-Stalker had stolen a series of lenses (forged by the atlantean wizard C'Thunda more than 30,000 years ago, of course) to make a laser device. Daredevil tracked Death-Stalker to the Fairgrounds, where they fought, using the star-steps to carry their fight into the air. Death-Stalker inadvertently bumped into him and was teleported away, apparently back to the pocket dimension in which he spent most of his time.

By the time Daredevil regained his bearings, the walker was long gone, having continued his walk into space. He made some vague threat against Daredevil and vanished into the blackness of space.

(Quasar#14 (BTS))- At some point, he was captured by the Stranger and imprisoned on his laboratory world.

(Quasar#16)- When the Over-Mind attacked the Stranger on this planet, the walker was one of those sent to battle the Stranger and his allies Quasar, Makkari, and the Squadron Supreme. His fate after the conclusion of the battle is unknown, 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.
--Gammatotem

Sky-Walker has an entry in Marvel Legacy: The 1970's Handbook.

Clarifications: Profile by Snood, reformatted by Luis Dantas.

The Sky-Walker has no known connections to

  • The Dance, a race of space-faring dancers that played an important role in Quasar's solo book @ Solo Avengers#18/2
  • Gabriel the Air-Walker, a.k.a. Captain Gabriel of Xandar, former herald of Galactus - in flashback only @ Thor Vol. 1#306 (April 1981)
  • Gabriel the Air-Walker, android who received part of the life energies of the slain Captain Gabriel, also a former herald of Galactus @ Fantastic Four Vol. 1#120 (March 1972)
  • Shanga the Star-Dancer, Blue Diamond's mate and another obscure character with a liking for long walks who was also captive in the Stranger's laboratory world at that time

Appearances:
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)


Last updated07/13/04

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