glibs-grog&grub-cm5-interiorglibs-grogngrub--exteriorClassification: Extraterrestrial (Calculex) bar and grill

Creator: Unrevealed

Owner: Glib Arkanian

Staff: Steck'ee, Zoog (Z'oofrey Grasswind) - both waitresses and apparently exotic dancers (and possibly prostitutes); unidentified host;
    unidentified/unspecified other regular staff members (such as waitresses)

Clientele/patrons/visitors: Genis-Vell (aka Legacy and later Captain Marvel);
    also visited by ;
    numerous others unidentified

Visitors: Bel-Dann and members of the Kree Peace Battalion

Location: Halvacenter, planet Calculex, unrevealed star system, unrevealed galaxy

Major Resources: Various forms of dance (including (or perhaps only including) exotic dancing), drink, food, holo-rooms, various intoxicants (and pop-stims), and coupling (presumably prostitutes)

DefenseGlib Arkanian; and his Badoon Cellular Incinerator (and perhaps other weapons);
    occasionally Genis-Vell

First Appearance: Captain Marvel III#1 (December, 1995)

Captain Marvel III#1 (fb) - BTS) - Glib owned and ran Glib's Grog and Grub bar and grill in Halvacenter on the planet Calculex, employing "very affectionate" waitresses (and exotic dancers, at least) Zoog and Steck'ee, and presumably others.  glibs-grog&grub-cm6-entrance

(Captain Marvel  IV#33 (fb)) - After Genis-Vell (aka Legacy; the son of Captain Marvel/Mar-Vell) began to hang out on Calculex and Glib's Grog and Grub in particular, Glib had to scrape Genis out of many gutters and mop up many of his messes due to Genis' partaking of intoxicants to excess.

(Captain Marvel III#1 (fb) - BTS) - Finding Genis intoxicated in D'Bana Crux, Glib, Zoog, and Steck'ee brought Genis back to Glib's Grog and Grub.

(Captain Marvel III#1) - Glib prepared a pop-stim drink that he noted that he was making strong enough to smoke his "bejoobies" (gonads) inside and out.

    After they poured the
drink down Genis' throat, he woke up, screamed for water and fell down again, but was apparently sobered up.

    Glib and the others then listened as Genis detailed the circumstances under which he had inadvertently destroyed the Link 313 ship.

    Glib told Genis he had been set up and sent him to Earth to learn more about the situation.

(Captain Marvel III#4 - BTS) - Bel-Dann and members of the Kree Peace Battalion arrived at Glib's Grog and Grub, and Bel-Dann threatened Zoog and demanded to know where he could find Genis-Vell.

(Captain Marvel III#4) - Armed with his Badoon Cellular Incinerator, Glib forced Bel-Dann and his associates to cease and desist.

    Genis then showed up, subdued Bel-Dann and his associates, and forced Bel-Dann to tell him where he could find his leader, Zey-Rogg.

(Captain Marvel III#5) - As Zoog danced, Jara of Carmondy IV came to Glib's seeking Captain Marvel (as Genis was now known), Glib retrieved him for her.

(Captain Marvel III#6) - The Elder of the Universe known as the Grandmaster (En Dwi Gast) arrived at Glib's, asking to see Zoog.

glibs-grog&grub-cmiv14-dmh    While the host assumed he was interested in a coupling, the Grandmaster instead announced that Zoog's petition had been received and that she would be allowed to participate in the Dead Man's Hand.

Captain Marvel  IV#14 (fb)) - The Grog and Grub hosted the Dead Man's Hand poker game (which included Genis, Grandmaster, Thanos, and Zoog),

(Captain Marvel  IV#14 (fb) - BTS) - To prevent Zoog from risking her life to retrieve her mother, Genis cheated and won the game.

    After finding his own mother, Elysius, in the realm of death (having succumbed to a rare space germ she had picked up from him), Genis made an unspecified deal with Thanos to get both Zoog's mother and Elysius out.

(Captain Marvel  IV#33 (fb) - BTS) - The Magus (Adam Warlock's dark aspect) traveled to Halvacenter on the planet Calculex and began absorbing the life forces of others, taking that ephemeral energy and converting it to the physical to restore his own body.

    As the number of his victims reached dozens and possibly hundreds, he became known as the "Lurky Man."

(Captain Marvel  IV#32 (fb) - BTS) - The Magus abducted Steck'ee.glibs-grog&grub-cmiv32-darkentrance

(Captain Marvel  IV#32 (fb) - BTS) - Due to the number of deaths (which seemingly included Steck'ee), Glib closed the Grog and Grub, and he and Zoog resolved to depart Halvacenter, as so many others were doing.

glibs-grog&grub-cmiv32-glib&zoog(Captain Marvel  IV#32) - After Genis returned to Halvacenter to seek out his old friends and found Glib's Grog and Grub closed, he entered the building.

    Not recognizing Genis' current cosmic-star-faced form, Glib blasted him (possibly with his Badoon Cellular Incinerator).

    After recognitions were made, Glib -- while pouring himself a drink -- noted that he and Zoog were departing and that Steck'ee was believed to have been killed.

(Captain Marvel  IV#33) - Alongside Glib and Zoog accompanied Genis into the streets of Halvacenter, after which Genis eventually departed to seek out Steck'ee.

(Captain Marvel  IV#34 - BTS) - Genis temporarily defeated the Magus and rescued Steck'ee.

Comments: Created by Fabian Nicieza, Edward Benes, and Mike Sellers.

    I asked Fabian about further details on Zoog, the Dead Man's Hand, and the trip to the realm of death, and, unfortunately as it had been over two decades since he had thought about any of it, he did not recall any further details.
    Maybe someday we'll see the untold story! Probably not, but one never knows, does one? No, one does not...

Profile by Snood.

Glib's Grog and Grub has no known connections to:


glibs-grog&grub-cm1-int(Captain Marvel III#1) - Glib prepared a pop-stim drink that he noted that he was making strong enough to smoke his "bejoobies" (gonads) inside and out.

     After they poured the
drink down Genis' throat, he woke up, screamed for water and fell down again, but was apparently sobered up.

--Captain Marvel III#1

Note: This drink was obviously effective in waking up someone incapacitated by intoxicants, but whether it actually reversed/antagonized the effects of the intoxicant or it was just a powerful stimulant is unrevealed.
      Genis seemed coherent and rational after he recovered.


     Host and/or bouncer at Grog & Grub, he asked those entering what they were looking for, noting the various options: Grog, grub, stims, dance, or coupling...

     When Jara asked told him she was looking for someone, he said, "I'm not the svelk answer man."
     However, when she told him she was looking for Captain Marvel, he let her in.

--Captain Marvel III#5 (6

Note: When he was out, Zoog (or presumably one of the other staff members) asked the same question of those entering...or, perhaps, Zoog normally asked, and this guy asked when Zoog was on-stage, as that was the case both times he was shown asking Jara and later the Grandmaster.

     I don't recognize this guy as any particular known extraterrestrial race, but he could be a mutant, mutate, artificial construct, or something else completely different...

     He seemed to be a pretty big guy...he was never shown as anything other than a host/greeter, but I would think he would have acted as a bouncer as needed.

     "Svelt" is presumably Calculex-speak for some expletive.


glibs-grog&grub-cm5-holo-rooms(Captain Marvel III#5) - When Jara arrived seeking Captain Marvel, Glib interrupted Genis in is holo-room, telling him playtime was over and that serious work needed to be done.

--Captain Marvel III#5

Note: One can only speculate on what Genis was watching or what was available in the holo-room...watching videos, VR scenarios like Star Trek's holodecks...

images: (without ads)
Captain Marvel III#1, pg. 9, panel 1 (Grog and Grub, external, nighttime);
          panel 2 (interior; Glib mixing-up a pop-stim);
    #5, pg. 9, panel 5 & 6 (host; full tiny; upper);
       pg. 10, panel 1 (host face);
          panel 2 (Zoog on dance floor + crowd);
    #6, pg. 8, panel 1 (entrance as seen from ground level);
          panel 2 (host, face);
          panel 4 (Zoog dance)
Captain Marvel IV#14, pg. 6, panel 3 or 4 (Dead Man's Hand);
    #32, pg. 19, panel 1 (dark entrance);
       pg. 20, panel 2 (Zoog & Glib in shadows)

Captain Marvel III#1 (December, 1995) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Edward Benes (penciler), Mike Sellers (inker), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Captain Marvel III#4 (March, 1996) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Edward Benes (penciler), Joe Pimental (inker), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Captain Marvel III#5 (April, 1996) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Edward Benes (penciler), Daerick Gross (inker), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Captain Marvel III#6 (May, 1996) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Edward Benes (penciler), Joe Pimental (inker), Mark Gruenwald (editor) - NOT Glib, but Bar
Captain Marvel IV#14 (February, 2001) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Patrick Zircher (penciler), Walden Wong (inker), Mark Sumerak (assistant editor), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Captain Marvel IV#32 (July, 2002) - Peter David (writer), Jim Caliafore (penciler), Mark McKenna (inker), Marc Sumerak (assistant editor), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Captain Marvel IV#33 (August, 2002) - Peter David (writer), ChrisCross (penciler), Rich Perotta (inker), Marc Sumerak (assistant editor), Tom Brevoort (editor)

First posted: 02/11/2024
Last updated: 02/11/2024

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