GODS OF WEIRDWORLD

Classification: Extradimensional deities

Location/Base of Operations: Unknown plane of existence in "the stars" of Weirdworld

Known Members: Darklens, Nightgaunt, White Wolf

Affiliations: Mud-Butt, Tyndall, Velanna

Enemies: Dark Riders

First Appearance: Marvel Super Special#11 (June, 1979)

Powers/Abilities: The gods are comprised of beings who once lived on Weirdworld; they play an endless series of chess games with the cosmos, manipulating events so that more on Weirdworld die and intend to one day claim all of the dead for their armies.

History: (Marvel Super Special#13 (fb)) - In the distant past, the wicked god Darklens clashed with his fellow gods and lost; as a result of their duel, the planet of Weirdworld was created, and Darklens was stranded upon its surface. Determined to reclaim his worthiness among his fellow gods, Darklens suspended an island of earth into the air. From the Region of Shadow beneath the island he conjured forth monsters and other dark entities. However, before Darklens could complete his scheme a white comet (sent by the god known only as "the white wolf") smashed through the floating island and crushed Darklens. The floating island, now with a hole in its center, became known as Klarn.

Eons later, the five Dark Riders gathered five shards from the comet which slew Darklens and from them made the Darklens gems. They transported Darklens' body to the Tomb of Limbo and began prepartions to one day resurrect him.

(Marvel Super Special#11) - When Mud-Butt, Tyndall and Velanna were threatened by the Night-Fangers searching for the Darklens gems, the White Wolf appeared and its presence drove the creatures away.

(Marvel Super Special#12) - Tyndall, Velanna and Mud-Butt were pursued through the City of Seven Dark Delights by the Night-Fangers. The White Wolf came to their aid, assuming the form of a human innkeeper, and putting them up for the night in his inn. When they inadvertantly released silver elemental wraiths from the Darklens gems, he became the White Wolf in order to drive the wraiths away. Unaware of his true identity, the next morning they asked him for directions to the home of the sorcerer Zarthon, which he supplied.

(Marvel Super Special#13) - When the sorcerer Zarthon claimed the power of Darklens, the innkeeper revealed himself as a god to Tyndall, Velanna and Mud-Butt, but told them that once Darklens was defeated, Weirdworld would have to fend for itself. In wolfen form, the white wolf tore the Night-Fangers apart, and destroyed Zarthon/Darklens.

(Epic Illustrated#9/5) - The gods of Weirdworld began to play a game of chess, with the "light-sided" god against the "dark-sided" god.

(Epic Illustrated#11/6) - The gods continued their game, and by their influence Mud-Butt's "power-rod" Glorywand suddenly lost its ability to cast magic bolts.

(Epic Illustrated#13) - As the gods drew the game to a conclusion, Nightgaunt was removed from the board, ending the game in a stalemate.

Comments: Created by Doug Moench, John Buscema and Rudy Nebres.

Mud-Butt often swore epitaphs to "Dwarf-Mother," invoking either her red hair, golden eyes, silver bracelet or hairy teat. It is not known whether she is one of the gods of Weirdworld.

by Prime Eternal

CLARIFICATIONS:
The Gods of Weirdworld should not be confused with:


THE "WHITE WOLF"

This god is known only as "the white wolf," a shape he has assumed on Weirdworld countless times. In the distant past, he was a foe of Darklens and summoned the white comet which slew him. The people of Klarn venerated the white wolf, claiming it to be the spirit of all dead Klarnfolk. When the Dark Riders sought to awaken Darklens, the white wolf subtly aided Tyndall, Velanna and Mud-Butt in their quest, at one point assuming the form of a human innkeeper, and defending them from the evil of the Darklens gems. When the sorcerer Zarthon claimed the power of Darklens, the white wolf revealed himself to Tyndall, Velanna and Mud-Butt, but told them that once Darklens was defeated, Weirdworld would have to fend for itself. In wolfen form, the white wolf tore the Night-Fangers apart, and destroyed Zarthon/Darklens.

--Marvel Super Special#11-13






























Images taken from:
Epic Illustrated#9, page 45 (numbered)
white wolf- Marvel Super Special#11, page 19 (numbered), panel 5


Marvel Super Special#11-13 (June-October, 1979) - Doug Moench (writer), John Buscema (penciler), Rudy Nebres (inker), Richard Marschall, Ralph Macchio (editors)
Epic Illustrated#9 (December, 1981) - Doug Moench (writer), John Buscema (penciler), Marie Severin (inker), Stan Lee (editor)
Epic Illustrated#11 (April, 1982) - Doug Moench (writer), John Buscema (penciler), Marie Severin (inker), Stan Lee (editor)
Epic Illustrated#12 (June, 1982) - Doug Moench (writer), John Buscema (penciler), Marie Severin (inker), Stan Lee (editor)
Epic Illustrated#13 (August, 1982) - Doug Moench (writer), John Buscema (penciler), Marie Severin (inker), Stan Lee (editor)

Last updated: 11/26/06

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