Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (race of origin unrevealed)

Occupation: Member of Shi'ar Imperial Guard

Group MembershipShi'ar Imperial Guard (Borderers)

AffiliationsBlackthorn, Fang, Gladiator, Hussar, Kid Gladiator, K'ythri, Neutron/Quasar, K'rk N'Kzaii, N'rill'iree, Oracle, Samédàr, Sea Spine, Sharra, Sp'yxx, Starbolt, Starhammer, Trypthe, Warbird (Ava'Dara Naganandini), Warstar

Enemies: Asgardians (Cul Borson, Fandral, Heimdall, Hildegarde, Hogun, Sif), Destroyer, Thor (Jane Foster), X-Men (Beast, Cable, Gambit, Nightcrawler, Phoenix/Jean Grey, Rogue, Sprite/Kitty Pryde)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile throughout the Shi'ar Empire

First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men I#157 (May, 1982)

Powers/Abilities: Using his octopoid form, Webwing can engulf his opponents and charge them, through his exuding membrane, with narcotics and sedatives. This induces them with a sense of bliss that takes away their ability to fight. Webwing is susceptible to psychic attacks. It is unknown if his abilities are possessed by his entire race or solely him. The full extent of Webwing's abilities are likely unknown.

Height: 8'1"
Weight: 145 lbs.


(Uncanny X-Men I#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 to join them against Samédàr. 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. During the battle, Webwing had tried restraining Sprite, but she phased through the floor to escape. 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.

(Uncanny X-Men I#387 (fb) - BTS) - Hussar, Warstar, Neutron, and Webwing were expelled from the Guard for unknown reasons revolving around treason. When Earth became a prison planet, they were sent there to serve their time. They allied with the D'Bari Starhammer and agreed to go after the X-Men.

(Uncanny X-Men I#387) - Starhammer's Mandroids attacked the X-Men (Beast, Cable, Gambit, Phoenix (Jean Grey), Rogue) in New Orleans, with the former Guardsmen acting as backup. Webwing attacked and sedated Phoenix immediately, lulling her into a sense of bliss, but she pulled him onto the astral plane and defeated him with an astral image of the Phoenix. The Guardsmen, all defeated, were left tied up.


(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#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.

Comments: Created by Chris Claremont, Dave Cockrum, and Bob Wiacek.

Webwing's gender is unknown. I just use "him" for this profile.


Webwing was pictured in OHotMU Deluxe Edition#6 along with other Borderers of the Shi'ar Imperial Guard.

Profile by Chadman.

Webwing has no known connections to

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Uncanny X-Men#157, p19, pan1&2

Uncanny X-Men I#157 (May, 1982) - Chris Claremont (writer), Dave Cockrum (penciler), Bob Wiacek (inker), Louise Jones (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#387 (December, 2000) - Chris Claremont (writer), Salvador Larroca (penciler), Tim Townsend (inker), Mark Powers (editor)
Mighty Thor II#15 (March, 2017) - Jason Aaron (writer), Russell Dauterman (artist), Wil Moss (editor)
Mighty Thor II#17-18 (May-June, 2017) - Jason Aaron (writer), Russell Dauterman (artist), Wil Moss (editor)

First Posted: 07/25/2007
Last updated: 12/30/2017

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