Real Name: unknown

Identity/Class: extraterrestrial (Mystery Planet) technology user

Occupation: Mystery Planet's ruler

Group Membership: None

AffiliationsMystery Planet Soldiers
formerly: Heater Delight

Enemies: Heater Delight, Howlin' Wolf, his band, Starfox

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Black Roger

Base of Operations: Mystery Planet

First Appearance: Marvel Comics Presents I#22/4 (mentioned; late June, 1989), Marvel Comics Presents I#65/4 (seen) (1990)

Powers/Abilities: He possessed enhanced durability through his armor and possibly other powers he didn't show. He also had glowing red eyes which perhaps was only another feature of his armor (different vision mode). As leader of his own planet he was a feared being with limitless resources. He used technological wonders like the Bandovian Star-Fountain to get what he wanted.



(Avengers Spotlight#21/2 (fb) - BTS) - Heater Delight fell in love with Roger after she had set up a nice little business for herself. The Monarch of the Mystery Planet wanted to establish a "hundred year contract" with her, but Heater didn't want to settle down. Roger didn't want to accept her "No" and Heater saw no other chance to escape him than to sell herself into slavery.

(Marvel Comics Presents I#22/4 - BTS) - Still remembering the intrusive Dark Roger, Starfox talked with Heater about setting her up in business again as far away from Dark Roger as possible. Meanwhile Dark Roger searched for Heater all over the universe.

(Marvel Comics Presents I#65/4) - Dark Roger found Heater and Starfox on the planet Kotzwinkle in the Checker Lounge III where Starfox's old friend Howlin' Wolf was playing with a band. Roger entered the club with a few soldiers and set up a Bandovian Star-Fountain. He activated the device, declared his love to Heater and wanted her to reconsider his proposal of marriage. Unbeknownst to the others the Bandovian Star-Fountain transported the whole club to the Caverns of Silence on Roger's Mystery Planet. Roger revealed it to everyone when they were there and told them to be silent because Heater needed silence to think about his proposal. Howlin' Wolf couldn't take anymore and together with his band he attacked Roger and his soldiers and drove them out of the club. Starfox reversed the teleportation process and Roger lost another opportunity to get Heater Delight.

Comments: Created by Peter Gillis, Ernie Chan & Jeff Albrecht.

Profile by Markus Raymond

Dark Roger has no known connection to:

Bandovian Star-Fountain has no known connection to:

Mystery Planet Soldiers

They were loyal to Dark Roger and followed him throughout the universe on his search for Heater Delight. They followed him into the Checker Lounge III on the planet Kotzwinkle and took control of the club while Roger transported it to his planet. There they fought Howlin' Wolf's band until Wolf turned into a wolf and drove them out. The loyal soldiers fled the club with their leader Dark Roger.

--Marvel Comics Presents I#65/4






Bandovian Star-Fountain

It was a long-range teleportation device. It emitted a strange green mist before teleportation which seemingly determined the area which was to be teleported. Dark Roger used such a device to transport the Checker Lounge III and all people in it from the planet Kotzwinkle to his Mystery Planet. Starfox reversed the teleportation when Roger and his soldiers were gone when he realized that the Fountain was similar to a Dimensional Randomizer he had used some time ago on an Aakon vessel.

--Marvel Comics Presents I#65/4


Dark Roger body shot: Marvel Comics Presents I#65, p27, pan3
Dark Roger head shot: Marvel Comics Presents I#65, p29, pan4
Roger's soldiers: Marvel Comics Presents I#65, p29, pan2
Bandovian Star-Fountain: Marvel Comics Presents I#65, p28, pan1

Marvel Comics Presents I#22 (late June, 1989) - Peter Gillis (writer), Dave Cockrum (pencils), Jim Sanders (inks), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Avengers Spotlight#21 (August, 1989) - Peter Gillis (writer), Tom Artis (pencils), Joe Rubinstein (inks), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Marvel Comics Presents I#65 (1990) - Peter Gillis (writer), Ernie Chan (pencils), Jeff Albrecht (inks), Terry Kavanagh (editor)

First Posted: 02/13/2005
Last updated: 02/13/2005

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