Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (race of origin unrevealed; see comments)
Occupation: Member of Shi'ar Imperial Guard
Group Membership: Shi'ar Imperial Guard
Affiliations: Arc, Askari (M'Baku, others), Astra,
Avengers (Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers, Hyperion, Thor), Black Bolt, Black
Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell), Commando,
Hulk (Bruce Banner), Hussar,
Kid Gladiator, K'ythri,
Manifold (Eden Fesi),
K'rk N'kzaii, Neutron/Quasar,
Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Titan,
Una, Vibraxas (N'Kano), Voyager,
Warbird (Ava'Dara Naganandini), Warden Daak, Warstar,
formerly Magic/Magique, Praetorians (Pn'zo, Strontian (Xenith), Symbiote, Uncreated), Smasher (Vril Rokk), Smasher (Salac Tuur)
Enemies: Asgardians (Cul Borson, Fandral,
Heimdall, Hildegarde, Hogun, Sif), Atlas, Brood, Builders, Dekker,
Destroyer, Dormammu, Eson, Excalibur (Captain Britain/Brian Braddock, Lockheed,
Meggan, Nightcrawler, Shadowcat, Phoenix/Rachel Summers, Widget), Her,
Hodinn, Inhumans (Black Bolt, Crystal, Gorgon, Karnak, Lockjaw, Medusa,
Triton), Izumbard, Jason of
Spartax, Kree, Lobo (DC), Lunatic
Legion, Mindless Ones, Quasar (Wendell Vaughn), Ronan the Accuser, Skornn, Skreamer,
Starjammers (Corsair, Cr+eee, Havok (Alex Summers), Hepzibah, Korvus,
Marvel Girl (Rachel Summers), Lilandra Neramani, Polaris), Sea Spine, Sp'yxx,
Thanos, Thor (Jane Foster), Trypthe, Warskrulls,
X-Men (Angel/Warren Worthington III, Banshee, Beast/Henry McCoy,
Colossus, Cyclops, Darwin, Forge, Gambit, Havok, Jubilee, Marvel
Girl/Rachel Grey, Nightcrawler, Phoenix/Jean Grey, Polaris, Professor
X, Psylocke, Storm, Warpath, Wolverine), X-Men (xenoform), Yeti;
formerly Starjammers (Ch'od, Raza), Vulcan
Known Relatives: None revealed
Base of Operations: Mobile throughout Shi'ar Empire
First Appearance: X-Men I#107 (October, 1977)
Powers/Abilities: Starbolt's body is composed of an unknown form of energy that resembles fire. He is able to fire bolts of this energy from his hands, fly through space unaided, and presumably does not eat or drink. It is unknown if his abilities are possessed by his full race or solely him. If left away from sources of heat for too long, Starbolt's flame begins to die out until he can recharge from an alternative source. Starbolt has no need to eat and is extremely long-lived. It is likely that the full extent of his abilities is unrevealed.
(Untold Legend of Captain Marvel#2 (fb) - BTS) - Deathbird lead a small group of the Guard into Kree space to track down a Brood ship. Guard members in this mission included: Fang, Oracle, Smasher, and Starbolt.
(Untold Legend of Captain Marvel#1 - BTS) - The Guard's ship was attacked by dozens of Skrulls, and they fought them off, protecting Deathbird. Some Kree, including Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell) aided them.
(Untold Legend of Captain Marvel#2) - The Guard, contained by the Kree, sought to fight their way free in order to be at Deathbird's side, Starbolt surrounding the Kree with a fire wall, but Deathbird ordered them to stand down. They revealed the nature of their mission to the Kree.
(Untold Legend of Captain Marvel#3) - Weeks later, they saved a few surviving Kree (Mar-Vell, Una, and Yon-Rogg) after the Kree had fought the Brood.
(X-Men I#107) - Members of the Imperial Guard fought the X-Men (Banshee, Colossus, Cyclops, Nightcrawler, Phoenix (Jean Grey), Storm, Wolverine) and Starjammers (Ch'od, Corsair, Cr+eee, Hepzibah, Raza) at the M'kraan Crystal, in order to stop them from rescuing Lilandra from D'ken and Davan Shakari. When the X-Men arrived, Astra demanded to know who they were. After a fierce battle, during which Wolverine startled Astra by wearing Fang's costume, D'ken was rendered comatose and Lilandra took over as the new Majestrix. Members of the Guard in this mission: Astra, Electron, Fang, Gladiator, Hobgoblin, Impulse, Magic, Mentor, Midget, Nightside, Oracle, Quasar, Smasher, Starbolt, Tempest, and Titan.
(X-Men I#108) - The Guard lay unconscious as the battle resolved.
(X-Men I#109 (fb) - BTS) - The Guard was stopped by Lilandra from killing the X-Men. Later the Guard watched the X-Men return to Earth.
(Uncanny X-Men#137) - Lilandra sent the Imperial Guard against the X-Men (Angel (Warren Worthington), Beast (Henry McCoy), Colossus, Cyclops, Phoenix, Storm, Wolverine) on the moon to give the Shi'ar rights to slay the Phoenix. If the X-Men won, the Shi'ar would leave the Phoenix to them. A massive battle broke out and the Imperial Guard soon won, but Phoenix later committed suicide. Guard members in this mission: Earthquake, Gladiator, Hussar, Manta, Oracle, Smasher, Starbolt, and Warstar.
(Uncanny X-Men#155) - Members of the Guard were assigned to assist Lord Samédàr in attacking the Earth. Gladiator, N'rill'iree, and Starbolt looked on as Araki and Samédàr delivered their ultimatum to the X-Men, keeping Nightcrawler and Sprite captive on board the ship.
(Uncanny X-Men#157) - Members of the Guard were assigned to assist Lord Samédàr in attacking the Earth. Nightcrawler and Shadowcat convinced Gladiator, N'rill'iree, Oracle, and Starbolt that Dark Phoenix was attacking the ship, then had Oracle read their minds to prove that Samédàr was acting against Lilandra's orders. Other members of the Guard loyal to Samédàr attacked and a fight ensued until a Brood weapon attached to B'nee (of the Warstar duo) knocked them all unconscious. Samédàr prepared to destroy the Earth with the four guard members, two X-Men, and Captain K'rk watching, but Lilandra revealed herself and stopped him. Guard members in this mission included: Blackthorn, Fang, Gladiator, Hussar, N'rill'iree, Oracle, Quasar, Starbolt, Warstar, Webwing, and others.
(X-Men: Spotlight on Starjammers#2) - At Deathbird's orders, a large group of the Guard attacked the Starjammers and Excalibur (Captain Britain (Brian Braddock), Lockheed, Meggan, Nightcrawler, Shadowcat, Phoenix (Rachel Summers), Widget) on Earth, but they retreated when Deathbird was put at risk. Guard members who participated in this assault: Astra, Black Light, Blackthorn, Earthquake, Electron, Gladiator, Hobgoblin, Impulse, Magic, Mentor, Midget, Nightside, Oracle, Smasher, Starbolt, Tempest, Titan, and White Noise.
(Uncanny X-Men#275) - The Imperial Guard was attacked by a group of Warskrulls posing as the Starjammers. The Guard seemed to be winning until the X-Men (Forge, Gambit, Jubilee, Psylocke, Storm) joined the fight against them, and the Guard was quickly overwhelmed. Guard members in this mission: Earthquake, Gladiator, Mentor, Oracle, Smasher, Starbolt, Tempest, Titan, and Warstar.
(Avengers West Coast#81) - Neutron and Starbolt waited aboard the Guard ship while Hobgoblin and Scintilla brought Atlas of the Kree aboard, stealing his Nega-Bands. Starbolt and Neutron left to fight Quasar (Wendell Vaughn) and Her while Hobgoblin, Scintilla, and Atlas fled back to the Shi'ar Empire. Neutron immediately got Quasar in a hold and began draining his energy.
(Quasar#33) - Members of the Imperial Guard attacked Quasar and Her when the heroes neared the Guard ship. He boarded their ship and the Guard agreed to release Atlas to him so as not to damage the ship. Quasar quickly departed before the Guard could pursue him. Members of the Guard in this mission: Electron, Hobgoblin, Manta, Neutron, Nightside, Oracle, Scintilla, Starbolt, Tempest, Warstar.
(Spider-Man Drakes Cakes Mini Comics Series II#1 - BTS) - After a prison break Imperial Guardsmen Gladiator and Starbolt were sent after Galen-Kor and other fugitives. Meanwhile Galen-Kor and his fellow prisoners took over the Imperial Palace.
(Spider-Man Drakes Cakes Mini Comics Series II#2) - After three fugitive ships hit Earth's atmosphere they broke formation to separately pursue three identified sites of extremely destructive weapons to take back to Hala. Dylon-Cir's ship landed on a rooftop in New York City, where they encountered Spider-Man. Dylon-Cir told Spider-Man that his beloved homeworld was under attack and he and his companions Tazer and Dekker were trying to contact the Avengers to seek their help in their fight. Spider-Man distrusted the story, but before he could do anything Gladiator and Starbolt arrived to bring Dylon-Cir's crew back into custody. Caught between Gladiator's warning/threat to leave and Dekker's plea to not allow the Guardsmen to take them, Spidey tried to get everyone to sit down and talk it out. When Gladiator refused and realized that Spidey was not going to leave, Gladiator attacked Spidey, much to the amusement of the watching criminals. After throwing Spidey hard through a nearby building Gladiator turned his attention to the three criminals, with Tazer using his cybernetic coils and his bio-electricity to ensnare and fry Starbolt in an attempt to get Gladiator to surrender and leave them alone. While Gladiator was refusing Spidey returned to the scene. Realizing that innocents would suffer if the battle continued on, Spidey used his webs to blind Tazer long enough for him to drop Starbolt, who then used his powers to knock Tazer down. When Dylon-Cir and Dekker drew their guns to fire on the two Guardsmen, Spidey used his webbing to clog up the guns, effectively disarming the two criminals and ending the battle. Gladiator apologized to Spidey for attacking him, calling him a true warrior, while all Spidey wanted right then was an aspirin for his aching head. Meanwhile another of the fugitive ships lands in plains of New Mexico, seeking another cache of weapons hidden there.
(Spider-Man Drakes Cakes Mini Comics Series II#2 - BTS) - Gladiator and Starbolt took Dylon-Cir, Tazer and Dekker back to Hala as prisoners. The two Guardsmen then returned to Earth to catch the other fugitives.
(Spider-Man Drakes Cakes Mini Comics Series II#3) - Lunatic Legion member Kona-Lor and her allies Yeti and Skreamer attempted to steal weapons from the Mount. Hulk and the Pantheon members Ulysses and Hector confronted them and when the Hulk didn't believe Kona-Lor's story that they needed the weapons to help her planet which was under siege, Kona-Lor ordered her allies to kill the Hulk and the Pantheon members. Ulysses and Hector kept Kona-Lor and Skreamer at bay until the Hulk was ready to knock them out. The aliens were brought back to Hala by Imperial Guardsmen Gladiator and Starbolt.
(Starblast#2) - Gladiator ordered the humans aboard the battle-cruiser (Binary, Black Bolt, Captain Marvel (Monica Rambeau), Darkstar, Ikaris, Lockjaw, Perun, Quasar (Wendell Vaughn), Vanguard) to leave, but they refused. After some brief explanations by Gladiator, more of the Imperial Guard teleported aboard to investigate. After a deadly battle, during which Neutron traded blows with Perun, the humans agreed to surrender the ship if the Shi'ar would help the humans pursue the Black Fleet. Guard members in this mission included: Gladiator, Manta, Moondanacer, Neutron, Nightside, Smasher, Solar Wind, Starbolt, and Voyager.
(Quasar#55) - The Shi'ar vessel had trouble at the stargate, and Voyager and Moondancer aided Quasar in passing the ship safely through. When they approached the world of the Stranger, Gladiator revealed that no Shi'ar citizen was allowed to investigate to the Stranger due to an imperial treaty (in return the Stranger could not experiment on any Shi'ar). The humans chose to leave the Shi'ar, though Moondancer, Solar Wind, and Voyager chose to leave the Guard and join the humans. Other Guard members: Neutron, Smasher, Starbolt
(Starjammers I#4) - Members of the Guard were summoned to aid Lilandra against the Uncreated, but the Starjammers saw the threat defeated first. They stood by when Lilandra ordered T'cahr arrested. Members of the Guard in this mission included: Electron, Fang, Flashfire, Gladiator, Nightside, Oracle, Scintilla, Smasher, Starbolt, and Titan.
(Inhumans IV#4) - Lilandra represented the Shi'ar Empire on the planet Kritnah in the marriage ceremony with Emperor Eson of the Spartoi while the Imperial Guard stood by. Black Bolt moved to attack Lilandra, who set up a shield and activated the Guard against the Inhumans. Black Bolt screamed, seemingly slaying Lilandra. The Guard moved in at full force. The Inhumans teleported away, escaping. Lilandra's form was revealed to be Hobgoblin, who appeared to be dead. Lilandra, as a hologram, revealed herself and told the Spartoi that the union was off due to their atrocities. Jason of Spartax was blamed for being behind it. Members of the Guard in this mission: Astra, Delphos, Earthquake, Fang, Flashfire, Gladiator, Hobgoblin, Hussar, Mentor, Neutron, Nightside, Oracle, Smasher, Starbolt, Titan, Warstar, and others.
(X-Men II#133) - Gladiator, N'rill'iree, and Starbolt accompanied Lilandra on a private mission to Earth, and she annulled her marriage to Professor X.
(Marvel Universe: The End#5-6) - Members of the Imperial Guard were briefly summoned alongside dozens of Earth heroes to battle the powerful Thanos. Members of the Guard included: Gladiator, Manta, and Starbolt.
(JLA/Avengers#1) - The Imperial Guard fought Lobo. Members of the Guard in this mission: Astra, Fang, Electron, Flashfire, Hobgoblin, Hussar, Impulse, Magique, Manta, Mentor, Neutron, Nightside, Oracle, Scintilla, Smasher, Starbolt, Titan, Warstar.
(X-Force II#6) - Gladiator, Starbolt and Ya'lont received word that the terrans had managed to defeat the Skornn.
(Uncanny X-Men I#477) - The Imperial Guard was dispatched to defeat Vulcan, who'd been destroying ships in Shi'ar space. Gladiator, Impulse, Smasher, and Starbolt flew ahead of the attack ship.
(Uncanny X-Men#480) - The Guard finally defeated Vulcan (keeping him alive at the orders of K'tor) after a deadly battle which left some Guard members, including Cosmo, Impulse, Smasher, and Titan, seemingly slain. During the battle, Gladiator traded several blows with Vulcan until finally punching Vulcan repeatedly, an act which cost Vulcan an eye. Guard members in this mission: Astra, Cosmo, Electron, Gladiator, Hobgoblin, Impulse, Manta, Mentor, Neutron, Nightside, Oracle, Plutonia, Scintilla, Smasher, Starbolt, and Titan.
(Uncanny X-Men#485) - Members of the Guard stood guard at the wedding of Deathbird to Vulcan, D'ken acting as new emperor having ordered it. The X-Men (Darwin, Havok, Marvel Girl (Rachel Grey), Polaris, Warpath), Starjammers (Ch'od, Corsair, Cr+eee, Hepzibah, Raza), Korvus, Lilandra, and the armies of General Ka'ardum attacked, and the Guard fought against them. Vulcan then assassinated D'ken.
(Uncanny X-Men#486) - Vulcan murdered Corsair and proclaimed himself emperor. Deathbird ordered the Guard to follow Vulcan's orders. The Guard was ordered to retreat. Guard members in this mission (and last): Earthquake, Electron, Gladiator, Magique, Mentor, Nightside, Starbolt, and Warstar.
(X-Men: Kingbreaker#3) - Vulcan ordered the Imperial Guard to intervene in a battle between the Starjammers (Ch'od, Havok, Lilandra, Marvel Girl, Korvus, Polaris, Raza) and new Guard members Hodinn, Pn'zo, Strontian, the Symbiote, and the Uncreated. Guard members present: Electron, Flashfire, Gladiator, Manta, Mentor, Nightside, Oracle, Plutonia, Scintilla, Starbolt, Titan, and Warstar.
(X-Men: Kingbreaker#4) - Joined by Smasher (Salac Tuur), the Guard fought off the Starjammers, who eventually escaped after putting Deathbird into a coma. During the battle, Starbolt briefly battled Marvel Girl, and the Hodinn and Pn'zo were killed. Later, Vulcan authorized the Imperial Guard to join the military in expanding the Shi'ar empire.
(War of Kings#1) - Vulcan surveyed, with Gladiator, the assembled Imperial Guard, taking special notice of Neutron, Plutonia, Manta, the new Smasher, Squorm, and Starbolt. Mentor reported they were all battle ready and Vulcan announced his intentions to attack the Kree. They soon engaged in a massive battle with the Inhumans and Starjammers, successfully capturing Lilandra before retreating. During the battle, Korvus held off Starbolt and Fang with his heavy sword. Starbolt hit Crystal with an energy attack before Ronan knocked him down with the Universal Weapon, which Electron then shattered as Hussar hit Ronan in the back with her whip; after Electron hit Ronan again, Titan smashed Ronan under a giant hand. Members of the Guard in this mission: Astra, Black Light, Earthquake, Electron, Fang, Flashfire, Gladiator, Hussar, Impulse, Magique, Manta, Mentor, Neutron, Nightside, Plutonia, Schism, Scintilla, Shapeshifter, Smasher, Squorm, Starbolt, Titan, Voyager, Warstar, and White Noise.
(War of Kings: Savage World of Skaar#1 (fb) - BTS) - When he was selected to become his people's representative on the Imperial Guard, the man who would become Starbolt underwent modifications that mutated him, allowing him to live longer, granting him powers, and taking away his need to eat. He eventually outlived his family.
(War of Kings: Savage World of Skaar#1) - While scouting in deep space, Starbolt and a crew of Shi'ar were investigating a mysterious portal when Gorgon of the Inhumans attacked with a crew of Kree. As the two ships opened fire on each other, they found themselves pulled through the portal and continued battling on the savage planet of Sakaar. A group of wild robots attacked and killed all the Shi'ar and Kree soldiers before being destroyed, but Starbolt and Gorgon continued battling until a volley of massive stones separated them. Cursing his fate, Starbolt searched for a heat source to charge himself with. When he moved toward the lava pools, he was grabbed by the tendrils of an alien creature. He expended much of his remaining energy freeing himself, then, panicking, took flight fore the nearby lava pools, where he was attacked by a massive beast. Prepared to die after finding the creature immune to his heat blasts, Starbolt was furious when Gorgon saved him from the beast and demanded his surrender. Starbolt feigned surrender, promising to become a prisoner of war later, and recharged himself in the pools while Gorgon finished off the monster. They agreed to be allies for their time on Sakaar. They bonded after a fashion, hunting together, discussing their origins and their love for the fight, a trait that didn't sit well with the other Imperial Guard members. The next morning, they came across a battle-scarred land, where Skaar, the Son of Hulk, attacked them. Starbolt buried Skaar in lava, but he quickly attacked fresh. Lockjaw arrived just in time and teleported them both back to the Inhumans' palace, where young Luna rushed forward. Starbolt broke his word and took Luna hostage, promising to kill her unless Lockjaw returned him to Chandilar. Lockjaw teleported them back and Starbolt tried to take Luna hostage, but Gorgon followed, shattered the palace, and escaped with Luna and Lockjaw. Starbolt soon reported to Vulcan about Sakaar and the elemental forces wielded by Skaar there.
(War of Kings: Who Will Rule?#1) - Under Mentor's lead several Imperial Guard members (Astra, Black Light, Earthquake, Fang, Hussar, Impulse, Neosaurus, Neutron, Plutonia, Schism, Smasher, Squorm, Starbolt, Titan, Warstar) attended Lilandra's funeral. In front of the Inhuman Royal Family Mentor declared the Imperial Guard rulers of the Shi'ar Empire. Medusa attacked Mentor and Smasher, causing a big brawl between the Inhumans and the Imperial Guard. Gladiator hit the ground with a devastating punch, knocking out everyone around him, and asked everyone present to show some resepect for Lilandra. Crystal then gave Gladiator the sceptre and asked him to rule the Shi'ar Empire. The Imperial Guard bowed before him, accepting his rule.
(Realm of Kings: Imperial Guard#4 (fb) - BTS) - Starbolt planned to return to his race as a hero, to hopefully join the Sentient Flame of the Ancestral Matrix.
(Realm of Kings: Imperial Guard#1) - When the planet of Izumbard refused to create more warships for the Shi'ar, the Imperial Guard (Earthquake, Electron, Flashfire, Neutron, Plutonia, Titan, Voltar, Warstar) were sent to quell the riots, though Voltar was soon killed in battle. Another branch of the Guard (Commando, Fang, Hussar, Manta, Starbolt) were sent to stop the Izumbard from launching attack ships at the Shi'ar. Later, at their barracks, they proposed a toast, and Manta recognized the loss of Voltar. Mentor, Smasher, and Oracle interrupted the ensuing fight. Mentor told them that they'd just volunteered for a special strike force mission due to their bad behavior. The next day, they learned they'd be going for recon into the Fault, the rip in time and space, alongside Ch'od and Raza of the Starjammers.
(Realm of Kings: Imperial Guard#2) - After being briefed by Gladiator, the Imperial Guard (Fang, Flashfire, Hussar, Manta, Mentor, Neutron, Oracle, Plutonia, Smasher, Starbolt, Warstar) were sent into the Fault to investigate, with Ch'od and Raza among them. The ship was soon under attack by energy leeches and the crew struggled to stay in the air. When one breached the ship, Mentor ordered Warstar not to fire on it, but to instead trap it in a force field, in which the creature fed upon itself. Mentor recommended the ship run on silent so as not to attract more leeches, and Ch'od reluctantly agreed. Within minutes, a giant ship approached, and they prepared the Starjammer for battle. The ship, bio-organic in nature, fired on them, and then caught them in a tractor beam, pulling it inside. As they battled off biological monsters, Oracle surmised they were aboard a rotting corpse that was seeking to use its enzymes to kill them.
(Realm of Kings: Imperial Guard#3) - Over the following six hours, as the dead ship grew around the Starjammer, the Guard worked to repair their ship. Oracle soon discovered the ship had been killed while running from something else. As enzymes attacked them, they realized they need to rush away before they were digested. As the ship was nearly overwhelmed, Starbolt and Flashfire got back and burned the monsters up. Using Starbolt to power the ship's engines and Flashfire to trigger an autonomic response in the ship (causing it to open its jaws), Mentor successfully piloted the Starjammer free. They soon came across a massive field of debris. They followed an energy signature, hoping to find Vulcan, when Warstar and Neutron were hit by a massive energy burst. When the air cleared, they saw Quasar (Wendell Vaughn) there, with a massive biological entity pursuing him.
(Realm of Kings: Imperial Guard#4) - Oracle managed to send a telepathic call for help through Quasar's quantum powers into the M'Kraan Crystal, reaching Gladiator. . The Guard hid themselves in the debris zone and outside, the Guard (Fang, Flashfire, Neutron, Smasher, Starbolt, Warstar) worked on gathering debris to act as a buffer and shield around their ship.. Soon, Fang proposed a final toast of Aedian Psi-Wine, away from Mentor, and suspecting they might all die. On the ship, Ch'od realized someone had sabotaged their ship, and Mentor realized it must be the new Smasher, who was soon revealed as Talon of the Fraternity of Raptors. Talon had retrieved two amulets of power from the Fault and claimed he could use them to give the team greater firepower for the coming battle. Outside, the xenoform beings attacked, taking on the appearance of disgusting versions of the X-Men. Starbolt was soon killed when the Nightcrawler being slashed him open and he exploded.
(Wolverine and the X-Men Annual#1) - At the Imperial Guard training school, Kid Gladiator provided his report to the others about his time on Earth. In earshot were Titan, Warstar, the Manta trainees, the Fang trainees, and the Smasher trainees, including Subguardian Smasher-7. Other trainees included those seeking to become Starbolt, Oracle, Plutonia, Neutron, Flashfire, Hussar, Electron, and others, but Kid Gladiator was the only one in his program. Against his father's orders, he joined the Smasher trainees (including numbers 10, 11, and 12), the Avengers, and the Imperial Guard (including Monstra and Arc).
SECRET WARS III HAPPENED
II#2) – The Imperial Guard (Flashfire, Smasher (Izzy Kane), Starbolt,
Fang, Impulse) showed up on the Shi’ar planet, Nulla, to arrest Thanos.
II#3) – On Nulla, the Imperial Guard (Flashfire, Starbolt, Fang,
Smasher (Izzy Kane), Impulse, Neutron, Plutonia, Manta, Hardball,
Hobgoblin, Nightside, Oracle, Titan, Gladiator) savagely attacked
Thanos, with more members backing them up. Though Thanos fought hard,
they soon realized he was bleeding and wounded, and Gladiator delivered
the final blow. Thanos was apprehended. (Thanos
II#5) – The Imperial Guard (Impulse, Hardball, Smasher (Izzy Kane),
Nightside, Manta, Titan, Fang, Neutron, Hobgoblin) delivered Thanos to
a secure Shi’ar prison, where Warden Daak saw his safe imprisonment.
(Thanos II#2) – The Imperial Guard (Flashfire, Smasher (Izzy Kane), Starbolt, Fang, Impulse) showed up on the Shi’ar planet, Nulla, to arrest Thanos.
(Thanos II#3) – On Nulla, the Imperial Guard (Flashfire, Starbolt, Fang, Smasher (Izzy Kane), Impulse, Neutron, Plutonia, Manta, Hardball, Hobgoblin, Nightside, Oracle, Titan, Gladiator) savagely attacked Thanos, with more members backing them up. Though Thanos fought hard, they soon realized he was bleeding and wounded, and Gladiator delivered the final blow. Thanos was apprehended.
(Thanos II#5) – The Imperial Guard (Impulse, Hardball, Smasher (Izzy Kane), Nightside, Manta, Titan, Fang, Neutron, Hobgoblin) delivered Thanos to a secure Shi’ar prison, where Warden Daak saw his safe imprisonment.
(Mighty Thor II#15) - Gladiator, Kid Gladiator, Warbird, the Shi'ar, and a contingent of the Imperial Guard (Warstar, Smasher/Isabel Kane, Neutron, Manta, Starbolt) went to Asgardia, where they confronted Heimdall before other Asgardians and Thor (Jane Foster) rushed in to face them. The Shi'ar snagged Thor and returned her to Shi'ar space, where Sharra and K'ythri were prepared to face her in M'Kraan Palace. More members of the Guard (Webwing, Hussar, Oracle, Hobgoblin) met them there.
(Mighty Thor II#16) - The Imperial Guard (Smasher/Isabel Kane, Starbolt, Neutron, Manta, Hussar, Hobgoblin, Oracle, Warstar) saw Sharra and K'ythri challenge Thor to a contest. When Gladiator tried standing up for them, they humbled him physically.
(Mighty Thor II#17) - Gladiator (and Kid Gladiator) led the Imperial Guard (Astra, Plutonia, Hobgoblin, Starbolt, Oracle, Manta, Neutron, Fang, Electron, Warstar, Webwing, Hussar, Smasher (Isabel Kane)) against the Asgardians, but the Destroyer was unleashed to fight them back.
(Mighty Thor II#18 - BTS) - Gladiator kept the Imperial Guard off to the side during the battle between gods.
(Last Annihilation: Wakanda#1) - Gladiator, Starbolt, Titan, Fang, and Smasher (Izzy Kane) fought Mindless Ones (controlled by Dormammu) alongside the Shi'ar and Deathbird to protect the planet Aerie. They were soon aided by Shuri, Vibraxas, Manifold, and M'Baku of the Askari, all from Wakanda on Earth. Though they were nearly defeated, they used Mysterium to repel the Mindless Ones.
Comments: Created by Chris Claremont, Dave Cockrum and Dan Green.
Thanks to Elf with a Gun for the Spider-Man Drakes Cakes appearances of Starbolt.
In the comments for the profile of Primo it was
assumed that Starbolt hailed from the same race as Primo -- the
At the end of Realm of Kings: Imperial Guard#5 Starbolt's successor joined the Imperial Guard on the planet Elysialla VII (the mausoleum world of the Guard), to mourn the fallen Guard members.
The Imperial Guard was a takeoff of
DC's Legion of Super-HeroesThe Imperial Guard was a takeoff of DC's
Legion of Super-Heroes. Starbolt is based on the DC character Sun Boy.
----Eric J. Moreels
Profile by Chadman.
Starbolt has no known connections to
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X-Men I#107 (October, 1977) - Chris Claremont (writer), Dave Cockrum (penciler), Dan Green (inker), Archie Goodwin (editor)
X-Men I#108 (December, 1977) - Chris Claremont (writer), John Byrne (penciler), Terry Austin (inker), Archie Goodwin (editor)
X-Men I#109 (February, 1977) - Chris Claremont (writer), John Byrne (penciler), Terry Austin (inker), Archie Goodwin (editor)
X-Men I#137 (September, 1980) - Chris Claremont (writer), John Byrne (penciler), Terry Austin (inker), Jim Salicrup (editor)
Uncanny X-Men#155 (March, 1982) - Chris Claremont (writer), Dave Cockrum (penciler), Bob Wiacek (inker), Louise Jones (editor)
Uncanny X-Men#157 (May, 1982) - Chris Claremont (writer), Dave Cockrum (penciler), Bob Wiacek (inker), Louise Jones (editor)
X-Men: Spotlight on Starjammers#2 (1990) - Terry Kavanagh (writer), Dave Cockrum (penciler), Jeff Albrecht (inker), Kelly Corvese (editor)
Uncanny X-Men#275 (April, 1991) - Chris Claremont (writer), Jim Lee (penciler), Scott Williams, Karl Alstaetter (inkers), Bob Harras (editor)
Avengers West Coast#81 (April, 1991) - Roy & Dann Thomas (writers), Dave Ross (penciler), Tom Dzon (inker), Nelson Yomtov (editor)
Quasar#33 (April, 1992) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Rurik Tyler (penciler), Fred Fredericks (inker), Kelly Corvese (editor)
Spider-Man Drakes Cakes Mini Comics Series II#1 (1994)/ Silver Surfer: Breakout - Eric Fein (writer), Robert Walker (pencils), John Stanisci (inks), Glenn Herdling (editor)
Spider-Man Drakes Cakes Mini Comics Series II#2 (1994)/ Spider-Man: When Heroes Clash! - Eric Fein (writer), Jim Craig (pencils), Dan & David Day (inks), Glenn Herdling (editor)
Spider-Man Drakes Cakes Mini Comics Series II#3 (1994)/ Hulk: Pantheon Raid - Eric Fein (writer), Jim Craig (pencils), Dan & David Day (inks), Glenn Herdling (editor)
Quasar#55 (February, 1994) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), John Heebink (pencils), Aaron McClellan (inks), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Starjammers I#4 (January, 1996) - Warren Ellis (writer), Carlos Pacheco (penciler), Cam Smith, Bob Wiacek (inkers), Suzanne Gaffney (editor)
Untold Legend of Captain Marvel#1-3 (April-June, 1997) - Tom Brevoort, Mike Kanterovich (writers), Scott Kolins (penciler), John Lowe (inker), Mark Bernardo (editor)
Inhumans IV#4 (September, 2000) - Carlos Pacheco, Rafael Marin (writers), Jorge Lucas (penciler/inker), Mark Powers (editor)
(New) X-Men I#133 (December, 2002) - Grant Morrison (writer), Ethan Van Scriver (penciler), Norm Rapmund (inker), Mike Marts (editor)
Marvel Universe: The End#5-6 (August, September, 2003) - Jim Starlin (writer/penciler), Al Milgrom (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
JLA/Avengers#1 (September, 2003) - Kurt Busiek (writer), George Perez (artist), Tom Brevoort & Dan Raspler (editors)
Uncanny X-Men#477 (October, 2006) - Ed Brubaker (writer), Clayton Henry (penciler), Mark Morales (inker), Mike Marts (editor)
Uncanny X-Men#480 (January, 2007) - Ed Brubaker (writer), Clayton Henry (penciler), Mark Morales (inker), Mike Marts, Nick Lowe (editors)
Uncanny X-Men#485 (June, 2007) - Ed Brubaker (writer), Billy Tan (penciler), Danny Miki, Allen Martinez (inkers), Nick Lowe (editor)
Uncanny X-Men#486 (July, 2007) - Ed Brubaker (writer), Billy Tan (penciler), Danny Miki (inker), Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Men: Kingbreaker#3-4 (April-May, 2009) - Christopher Yost (writer), Paco Diaz Luque & Dustin Weaver (penciler), Vicente Cifuentes & Jaime Mendoza (inker), Nick Lowe (editor)
War of Kings#1 (May, 2009) - Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning (writers), Paul Pelletier (pencils), Rick Magyar (inks), Bill Rosemann (editor)
War of Kings: Savage World of Skaar#1 (August, 2009) - Christos Gage (writer), Graham Nolan, Reilly Brown (pencilers), Nelson DeCastro (inker), Jordan White (editor)
War of Kings: Who Will Rule?#1 (November, 2009) - Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning (writers), Paul Pelletier (pencils), Andrew Hennessy (inks), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Realm of Kings: Imperial Guard#1-4 (January-April, 2010) - Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (writers), Kevin Walker (penciler/inker), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Wolverine and the X-Men Annual#1 (2013) - Jason Aaron (writer), Nick Bradshaw (penciler), Walden Wong, Karl Kesel, Victor Olazaba (inkers), Nick Lowe (editor)
Thanos II#2-3, 5 (February-March, May, 2017) – Jeff Lamire (writer), Mike Deodato Jr (artist), Jordan White (editor)
Mighty Thor II#15-18 (March-June, 2017) - Jason Aaron (writer), Russell Dauterman (artist), Wil Moss (editor)
Last Annihilation: Wakanda#1 (September, 2021) - Evan Narcisse (writer), German Peralta (artist), Wil Moss (editor)
First posted: 09/26/2007
Last updated: 04/30/2018
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