ZARKO THE FLYING SQUID
Real Name: Zarko (?)
Identity/Class: Unknown, possibly a Deviant mutate
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Elsa Bloodstone; Terry Kavanagh
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: The Flying Squid
Base of Operations: Unknown
First Appearance: Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update ‘89#8 (Mid December, 1989)
Powers/Abilities: Zarko can apparently fly via the small wings on its exoskeleton's "skull.". He uses various conventional weapons such as guns, axes and anvils.
(OHOTMU89#8) – Upset that he was left out of the last issue of Marvel
Comics’ Official Handbook Update ’89 series, Zarko made his way to the
office window of editor Terry Kavanagh, prepared to hurt him.
(Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses
Bloodstone (and the Monster Hunters)#1 (fb)-BTS) - At some point, Zarko
battled the monster hunter Elsa Bloodstone.
Comments: Created by Marc Siry.
Who would have thought that one of the Marvel Universe's most obscure characters would have made his first and only appearance in an actual issue of the Official Handbook? Obviously an homage to Gary Larson's "The Far Side" comic strip, there is nothing definitive setting this one-panel joke in the Earth-616 continuity (Note: There is NOW! - Madison), but we do know there is a Marvel Comics there, so it could very well have happened that Zarko has some issues with not being recognized as the villain/monster he is.
Profile by Madison Carter
No known connection to:
OHOTMU89#8, inside cover, panel 1
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update ’89#8 (Mid December,
Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone (and the Monster Hunters)#1 (January, 2006)
Last updated: 11/17/05
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