BAST

Type: Microworld

Environment: Essentially Earth-like

Usual means of access: The energies released by shrinking

Dominant Life Form: Humanoids

Traits: The natives of Bast had advanced technology, enabling them to peer into other dimensions and to tap extradimensional power sources. Their nuclear power created weapons which destroyed much of their world, leaving little technology from which to work. Post-war, they were left to rebuild their society without such advanced technology.

Significant Inhabitants: Jarr & Tyrr

First Appearance: (Behind the Scenes) Iron Man I#49 (August, 1972)
    (Fully seen) Iron Man I#50 (September, 1972)

 

History:
(Iron Man I#50 (fb) - BTS) - A nuclear war ravaged Bast, leaving behind little vegetation, few animals, and a mere handful of humans. The very rocks glistened with atomic death.

(Iron Man I#50) - Jarr designed the Link-Ingenious, which could tap into alternate dimensional energy sources. He intended to gain energy sufficient to power reconstruction devices and weapons to enforce his laws as he would conquer what remained of his people. His cousin, Tyrr, disagreed with this course of action and attempted to dissuade him from it.

(Iron Man I#50 (fb) - BTS) - The cousins Jarr & Tyrr revived the Super-Adaptoid (which had been rendered powerless in battle with the Mimic, @ X-Men I#29), restoring to it the power and skills of Captain America (Steve Rogers), Goliath (Hank Pym), Hawkeye (Clint Barton), and the Wasp (Janet van Dyne).

(Iron Man I#49 - BTS) - Jarr sent the Super-Adaptoid to battle Iron Man (Tony Stark).

(Iron Man I#50) - Jarr & Tyrr watched as the Super-Adaptoid suddenly lost the powers it had regained. As Jarr had planned, the Super-Adaptoid then evolved from artificial flesh into a metal-based being, the Cyborg Sinister. Jarr was elated as his plan neared fruition, while Tyrr remained uneasy.

(Iron Man I#51) - Jarr & Tyrr watched as the Cyborg Sinister assaulted Stark Industries, seeking a unique group of chemicals, intending to cause an explosion which would be channeled as a "relative infinity" of energy to Bast. Iron Man managed to knock the Cyborg Sinister into the very chemicals it had sought, rapidly corroding its form so that Iron Man could shatter it.
    With the Cyborg's failure, Jarr prepared his contingency plan, intending to detonate the cyborg and kill Iron Man with its explosion. Tyrr could not abide by murder, and he rushed forward to stop Jarr, and their struggles destroyed Jarr's control computer. With Jarr's plans thwarted, Tyrr hoped they might rebuild their world without mind-ruling machines, and he thought that it might turn out better that way.

Comments: Created by Mike Friedrich, George Tuska, and Vince Colletta.

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
No known connections to:

Tyrr has no known connections to:

 


 

Jarr & Tyrr

 

    The cousins Jarr & Tyrr sought to rebuild their world after it had been decimated by nuclear war.

 

    Jarr (light hair) sought to regain the lost atomic power and rebuild the machines of the past civilization; Jarr sought power in more than one form, wishing to rule what remained of their people.

    Tyrr (dark hair) felt that they should have learned their lesson from the nuclear war they had wrought with technology, and that they should rely on their natural skills and resources.

 

    When Jarr acted to tap into the energy of an explosion on Earth, Tyrr attempted to dissuade him, and when Jarr tried to kill Iron Man to further his plot, Tyrr refused to abide by murder and moved to stop him. Their struggles destroyed Jarr's computer controls, and they were left to try to rebuild their world without technology.

 

     --(Behind the Scenes) Iron Man I#49; (fully seen) Iron Man I#50 (50 (fb) - BTS, 49 - BTS, 50-51

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


images: (without ads)
Iron Man I#50, p19, panel 3 (Jarr & Tyrr)
    #51, p6, panel 2 (Bast)


Appearances:
Iron Man I#49-51 (August-October, 1972) - by Mike Friedrich (writer), George Tuska (penciler), Vince Colletta (inker), Roy Thomas (editor)


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Last Updated: 07/02/06

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