Real Name: Anakalak (probably)
Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (race unrevealed, for source of powers see comments)
Occupation: Guardian of the Cosmic Nexus
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Silver Surfer
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Planet Makray, Milky Way
First Appearance: Quasar I#50 (September, 1993)
Powers/Abilities: Anakalak was able to dwell in the molten surface of Makray without harm, could fly, and was able to project powerful beams of energy from his eye.
History: (Quasar I#50 - (fb) - BTS) - Anakalak became the guardian of the Nexus on planet Makray, and took the role very seriously.
(Quasar I#50) - Sensing the threat that Ereshkigal posed to the Cosmic Axis, the Silver Surfer came to Makray to use the Nexus there to get to Earth. The Surfer appealed to Anakalak, but Anakalak refused and immediately attacked the Surfer.
(Quasar I#50 - BTS) - After some struggle, the Surfer was able to defeat Anakalak and use the Nexus.
Comments: Created by Mark Gruenwald, Andy Smith, and Ralph Cabrera
Nothing tells whether Anakalak was a surviving member of the native Makray species, or if he was alien to that world and came only to guard the Nexus. He was a radially symmetrical being with four apparent sides, each with a horn, an eye, a mouth, and three limbs (each with four claws). It's not clear if his powers were normal for his were typical of his species but it seems more likely that they come from his role as a nexus guardian.
Many Nexus Guardians are members of the Congress of Realities, but Anakalak has not been shown to be one one way or the other.
Profile by Patrick D Ryall.
No KNOWN connections to:
Makray is a small red-brown planet "elsewhere in the galaxy" where there exists a Cosmic Nexus point like the one in Man-Thing's swamp. There once existed a native intelligent race, but as of the modern era they have been extinct for almost a million years (Anakalak's connection to that race is unrevealed). The planet is now inhospitable with a thick atmosphere, heavy gravity, and molten rock on the majority of the surface. Judging from the image, Makray appears to have at least one moon (or be uncommonly near another planet), and to be further form its sun that Earth is to its own.
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Quasar I#50, page 16, panel 5 (main image)
Quasar I#50, page 17, panel 1 (shooting)
Quasar I#50, page 16, panel 2 (Makray)
Quasar I#50 (September, 1993) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Andy Smith (pencils), Ralph Cabrera (inks), Mike Rockwitz (Editor)
Last updated: 05/05/13
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