Real Name: Staak

Identity/Class: Extra-terrestrial (Kree)

Occupation: Warrior

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Kree

Enemies: Istvan, Paibok, Skrulls, Thing

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile with Kree forces

First Appearance: Thing: Freakshow#3 (October, 2002)

Powers/Abilities: Staak ordinarily exists in the form of an egg, until she has been ingested. After some period of time, she then emerges fully-grown, and armed with a staff capable of firing energy blasts. If the staff is broken, she and her Kree-Kowl will return to their egg states.

Height: 6'
Weight: 140 lbs.

History: (Thing: Freakshow#2 - BTS) - As an egg, Staak was fed to the Thing in his mashed potatoes by the Kree agents operating in Clarkston, Michigan.

(Thing: Freakshow#3) - After a time inside his stomach, Staak was vomited out, and announced to the Thing that he had been marked for extinction. However, finding herself surrounded by the Skrull agents of Paibok, she focused her attention on them.

(Thing: Freakshow#4) - Staak battled the Thing, his freakshow friend Istvan, and Paibok and his Skrulls over Talmadge, a newly-born Watcher who the Kree had taken captive. Staak was joined by her Kree-Kowl, which had recently emerged from its own egg, and the two of them assaulted the Thing. However, the Thing managed to snap Staak's staff in half, causing her and the Kree-Kowl to return to egg form. The Thing subsequently turned the eggs over to the Kree.

(Fantastic Four: Foes#1) - Staak and another Kree attended a gathering of enemies of the Fantastic Four held by the Puppet Master, who suggested that they combine their forces. Staak left with the others, without even acknowledging the Puppet Master's scheme.

Comments: Created by Geoff Johns, Scott Kollins, Andy Lanning and Doug Hazlewood.

by Prime Eternal

Staak should not be confused with:

The Kree-Kowl serves as the steed of Staak. The Kree attempted to feed it to the Thing in his sundae, but he didn't eat it. It later emerged to aid Staak in battle against the Thing, but when the Thing destroyed Staak's staff, it reverted to egg form.

The Kree-Kowl's body was covered with eyes and spikes, and it could breathe fire from its mouth.

--Thing: Freakshow#2-3 (BTS), 4

Images taken from:
Thing: Freakshow#3, page 8, panel 1
Thing: Freakshow#3, page 7, panel 4
Thing: Freakshow#4, page 9, panel 1

Other Appearances:
Thing: Freakshow#4 (November, 2002) - Geoff Johns (writer), Scott Kolins (pencils), Andy Lanning (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Fantastic Four: Foes#1 (March, 2005) - Robert Kirkman (writer), Cliff Rathburn (artist)

Last updated: 01/14/05

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