Real Name: Byron Spencer

Identity/Class: Human mutant

Occupation: X-Force member

Group Membership: X-Force (Battering Ram, Doop, Gin Genie/Beckah Parker, la Nuit/Pierre Truffaut, Plazm, U-Go Girl/Edie Sawyer, Zeitgeist/Axel Cluney)

Affiliations: Coach, Cupric (Derek Zheng), Ostinato (Rodrigo de Smith), Vulpine (Roja Sanford)

Enemies: Unidentified North African soldiers

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: X-Force Tower, Santa Monica, California, USA

First Appearance: X-Force I#116 (July, 2001)

Powers/Abilities: Sluk had a freakish appearance with a tentacled face that was referred to as his "creepy face things." The tentacles could exude a neurotoxin that caused paralysis in other beings.

He also possessed peak human strength.

Height: 5'9"
Weight: 140 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: None

History: (X-Statix I#10 (fb)) - Sluk was present with X-Force when Edie Sawyer first met Zeitgeist.

(X-Force I#116 (fb)) - Sluk was present in a mission with X-Force in North Africa, where he downed one soldier with his "creepy face things" before attempting to ambush another. Unfortunately, the second soldier caught Sluk off guard and swung his mine detector, hitting a flaming tank, causing it to explode, killing both the soldier and Sluk, in turn.

(X-Force I#116 - BTS) - X-Force team leader Zeitgeist viewed footage of the North African mission, noting that Sluk's death was no big loss, as Sluk was really only effective at close range with his "creepy face things." Later, a statue of Sluk was seen in one of the X-Force Cafe theme restaurants, where for twenty dollars, patrons could activate the statue's "creepy face things" to release a refreshingly mild electric pulse with fifty percent of the proceeds going to one of Sluk's favorite charities.

(X-Force I#120 - BTS) - A statue of Sluk was present inside an X-Force store alongside statues of Battering Ram, Zeitgeist and new recruit Orphan as X-Force cameraman Doop filmed Wolverine feigning a rampage within the store.

(X-Cellent I#1 - BTS) - When X-Statix moved into a new luxurious mansion, several statues of fallen members were erected in the driveway, amongst them were statues for Sluk, Battering Ram, Plazm and Bloke.

Comments: Created by Peter Milligan and Michael Allred.

The first (we see) in a long line of X-Forcers/X-Statixers to die on the job. He only lasted two panels into his first appearance.

Sluk had a profile in Marvel Encyclopedia HC Vol. 2: X-Men (2003).

Profile originally updated/edited by the late Kyle Sims.

Profile by Proto-Man.

Sluk should not be confused with:

images: (without ads)
X-Statix I#10, p15, splash page (Sluk, main image)
Marvel Encyclopedia HC Vol. 2: X-Men, p191, Sluk entry main image (Sluk, headshot)
X-Force I#116, p3, pan3 (Sluk in stealth costume)
X-Force I#116, p2, pan2 (Sluk using "creepy face things")
X-Force I#116, p3, pan4 (death)

X-Force I#116 (July, 2001) - Peter Milligan (writer), Michael Allred (art), Axel Alonso (editor)
X-Force I#120 (November, 2001) - Peter Milligan (writer), Michael Allred (art), Axel Alonso (editor)
Marvel Encyclopedia HC Vol. 2: X-Men (2003) - Syd Barney-Hawke (writer), Eric J. Moreels (writer, researcher), Michael Allred (Sluk entry art), Mark D. Beazley, Jeff Youngquist (editors)
X-Statix I#10 (June, 2003) - Peter Milligan (writer), Philip Bond (art), Axel Alonso (editor)
X-Cellent I#1 (Ferbuary, 2022) - Peter Milligan (writer), Mike Allred (pencils, inks), Lauren Amaro, Kat Gregorowicz, Darren Shan (editors)

First Posted: 07/20/2002
Last updated: 02/07/2022

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