jaxonstomb-8116JAXON's TOMB

Official Name: Jaxon's Tomb

Nature: Alternate Reality (Reality-8116) extraterrestrial satellite (presumably a moon of an unidentified planet), unidentified star system, Empirical Galaxy;
    period of known activity was approximately 1 million A.D.

Environment: Life-sustaining biosphere

Gravity: Unrevealed (but presumably possessed a gravitational field in which it was comfortable for human-like beings to function)

Atmosphere: An unspecified combination of gases (mostly nitrogen and oxygen, at least as it could be breathed by human-like beings)

Natural Satellites: It itself was a satellite;
    it did not have any known satellites

Artificial Satellites: None known

Natives: None known

Population: Unrevealed;
    presumably an unrevealed number of Instrumentality forces;
    it was previously occupied by warring Monarchy and Instrumentality forces;
    the Monarchy was wiped out

Capital City: Unrevealed

Government: Presumably Instrumentality-ruled

Languages: Unrevealed

Monetary Unit: Unrevealed

Major Resources: Unspecified minerals

Planetary Defense: Instrumentality forces;
    formerly was the site of a battle between t
he Instrumentality's 7th Sacred Battalion and the Monarchy's 2nd Royal Division

Places of Interest: Hill 28, Medi-Camp 7, Section Seven

Prominent Residents: Presumably Instrumentality forces;
    at least formerly the
Instrumentality's 7th Sacred Battalion;
    formerly the Monarchy's 2nd Royal Division (including Captain Dreadstar, Lt. Halea, First Nova Squadron, Sgt. Milnor, Medi-Robs)

Visitors: None beyond the residents identified above

First Appearance: Marvel Graphic Novel#3: The Metamorphosis Odyssey Book Three: Dreadstar (1982)

History:
(Marvel Graphic Novel#3 (fb) - BTS) - Jaxon's Tomb was a small, mineral-rich satellite, occupied by both the Instrumentality's 7th Sacred Battalion and the Monarchy's 2nd Royal Division as part of the 200-year-old but largely (and deliberately) stalemated Instrumentality-Monarchy War.

(Marvel Graphic Novel#3 (fb) - BTS) - At some point, the Monarchy's 2nd Royal Division was led by Captain Dreadstar -- who had secretly infiltrated the Monarchy in order to slay King Nellor -- who was served by the able Sgt. Milnor.

(Marvel Graphic Novel#3 (fb) - BTS) - Dreadstar progressively turned the tide of the battles on Jaxon's Tomb to Monarchy victories.

(Marvel Graphic Novel#3 (fb) - BTS) - As Vanth was being too successful and the Monarchy did not actually want to win the war (due to economics), he was reassigned to be serve in the Royal Palace's military liaison office in Jewelcity, Jewelworld, which he would start the next week.

(Marvel Graphic Novel#3 (fb) - BTS) - Dreadstar's orders led Monarchy forces to retake section seven and send the Instrumentality forces there into full retreat. Monarchy casualties were very light, except First Nova Squadron who led the advanced assault wave and were wiped out to the man (see comments).

    Instrumentality forces sprung on exploratory raid over on Hill 28.

    Sgt. Milnor's troops fought them off, but not before Sgt. Milnor took a uniformly fatal radium laser shot in the leg.

(Marvel Graphic Novel#3: The Metamorphosis Odyssey Book Three: Dreadstar) - Medi-Robs transported Sgt. Milnor to Medi-Camp 7 to die.

(Marvel Graphic Novel#3: The Metamorphosis Odyssey Book Three: Dreadstar - BTS) - Dreadstar was brought into the Monarchy's Royal Palace.

(Dreadstar I#9) - Via Z's betrayal of King Gregzor, the Instrumentality wiped out the Monarchy.

Comments Created by Jim Starlin.

Dreadstar / Reality-8116 primer

    You should get the story from reading the original story, but you can also get more information from the profiles on Delilah, the People, and Lt. Sandorz, but First Nova Squadron had slain Dreadstar's wife, Delilah, and the People whom he had befriended. This was the reason Dreadstar had infiltrated the Monarchy, to avenge his wife by slaying First Nova Squadron as well as King Nellor.

Questions:
  1. Who was Jaxon?
  2. Why was it such a source of contention between the Monarchy and Instrumentality?
  3. What was the fate of Jaxon's Tomb after Dreadstar left?
  4. What was the fate of Jaxon's Tomb after the Monarchy was wiped out?
  5. And then, what happened after...well, we'll get to that later...

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Jaxon's Tomb  has no known connections to




images: (without ads)
Marvel Graphic Novel#3: The Metamorphosis Odyssey Book Three: Dreadstar, pg. 31, panel 1 (Jaxon's Tomb; Monarchy's 2nd Royal Division vs. Instrumentality's 7th Sacred Division (who's who?));
          panels 2-5 (Dreadstar entering Monarchy camp, meeting with Sgt. Milnor carried by Medi-Rob)


Appearances:
Marvel Graphic Novel#3: The Metamorphosis Odyssey Book Three: Dreadstar (1982) - Jim Starlin (writer/artist), Archie Goodwin & Jo Duffy (editor)


First posted: 11/17/2023
Last updated: 11/17/2023

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