Real Name: Zardok (Zardrox? Zardox?)

Identity/Class: Extra-terrestrial (Kronan)

Occupation: Mercenary

Group Membership: Starblasters

Affiliations: Codabac, Fabrikant, Insidio, Kreeg, Nygorn, Skar, Skeletron, Threkker, Trieste, Xlyym

Enemies: Kayla Ballantine, Binary (Warbird), Black Bolt, Captain Marvel (Photon), Darkstar, Ikaris, Perun, Uatu the Watcher, Vanguard

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: The Dark Seed, mobile in the known universe

First Appearance: Starblast#1 (January, 1994)

Powers/Abilities: Zardok's body is silicon-based, and is virtually impenetrable. His strength level is above that of an average earthman, possibly enhanced.

History: Zardok was a member of the Kronan race, and served with Skeletron's team of mercenaries, the Starblasters.

(Starblast#1)- Zardok, along with Kreeg, was ordered by Skeletron to take custody of Uatu the Watcher after they had kidnapped him. Later, he kept an eye on the status of the team's Moon Thruster for Skeletron.

(Starblast#2)- When the Starblasters brought Kayla Ballantine to the Stranger for analysis, Zardok accompanied Skeletron to the surface for protection.

(Quasar#55)- Zardok and the other Starblasters soon tired of waiting, and Skar and Codabac began to wrestle, while Zardok and Threkker cheered them on. Nygorn disapproved of this, and convinced Zardok to join him in exploring the planet. He and Nygorn were the first to engage the superhumans who invaded the Stranger's world, but Zardok found himself facing the Russian storm god, Perun, who struck him dead with a bolt of lightning.

Comments: Created by Mark Gruenwald and Herb Trimpe.

In the course of the Starblast crossover, Zardok is given the following names:

I've decided to use the name Zardok for this profile, simply because it's the first name he was given.

Amazingly, the use of Zardrox and Zardok in Starblast#3 occured only panels apart! Ralph Macchio was definitely asleep at the wheel for most of this crossover.

by Prime Eternal

Zardok should not be confused with:


Other appearances:
Starblast#2 (February, 1994)
Quasar#55 (February, 1994)

Last updated: 04/29/03

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