"APASTRON"

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Unrevealed 

Occupation: Unrevealed 

Group Membership: Alphaclan ("Cosmic Specter," "Cratus," "Mephitis," "Trojan," "Vængir," "Vigor")

Affiliations: None

Enemies: New Warriors (Blackwing/Barnell Bohusk, Decibel/Jonothan Starsmore, Night Thrasher/Donyell Taylor, Ripcord/Miranda Leevald, Skybolt/Vin Stewart, Phaser/Christian Cord, Tempest/Angel Salvatore, Wondra/Jubilation Lee), S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistics Directorate) 

Known Relatives: None 

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed

First Appearance: New Warriors IV#9 (April 2008)

Powers/Abilities: Apastron can fly and move other objects with her mind - whether through telekinesis or (more likely given her derivation) manipulating gravity, is not specified. Objects she was manipulating glowed slightly.

Height: 6'3" (speculative)
Weight: 190 lbs. (estimated)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black

History: (New Warriors IV#9 (fb), BTS) - Apastron was a member of Alphaclan, a team that was in the number twelve spot on S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Most Wanted list. Eventually, they encountered the New Warriors, and either a battle ensued, or the New Warriors had only recently finished another, earlier battle (see comments). 

(New Warriors IV#9) - The two teams faced off, and Apastron took to the air, raising small rocks in orbit around herself, as the Alphaclan moved forward menacingly. After exchanging a few taunts, the New Warrior Wondra told Alphaclan to look behind themselves, a warning Mephitis derided as an obvious, old ruse. Apastron, however, glanced over her shoulder, and her obvious shock prompted more of her teammates to turn. Behind them stood a giant version of the Warrior Decibel. Seizing advantage of Alphaclan's temporary confusion at Decibel's illusion, the Warriors swiftly attacked. 

    Striking the ground, Wondra caused a shockwave that left the Alphaclan stumbling, and the Warrior Ripcord used her mechanical tentacles to grab Cratus and threw him bodily into Apastron. Alphaclan rallied and regained the upper hand until the Warriors all unexpectedly turned insubstantial, a trick engineered by Warriors' leader Night Thrasher using phasing technology built into his teammates' armors. Seizing the opportunity while Alphaclan were distracted, Decibel emitted a sonic scream that incapacitated all the villains.

(New Warriors IV#9, BTS) - The defeated Alphaclan were left for the authorities.

(New Warriors IV#9) - The TV news that evening reported Alphaclan's capture.    

Comments: Created by Kevin Grevioux (writer), Paco Medina (penciler) and Juan Vlasco (inker). 

    Alphaclan are very obviously homages to Hanna-Barbera's superheroes. None of them were individually identified in their single appearance, so the names used above are unofficial, placeholders to make it easier to follow their history section - I put them in quotes for the members list to show that, but didn't for the history, because it clutters stuff up too much to do it every single time.
    Apastron was based on the Galaxy Trio's Gravity Girl; since gravity causes (among other things) the orbiting paths of the planets, I've named her after the point at which an object is farthest from the star it is orbiting.

Profile by Loki.

CLARIFICATIONS:
"Apastron" has no known connections to


images: (without ads)
New Warriors IV#9, p1, pan4 (main image)
New Warriors IV#9, p2, pan1 (flying)
Hanna-Barbera Super TV Heroes #2 cover (Gravity Girl)


Appearances:
New Warriors IV#9 (April 2008) - Kevin Grevioux (writer), Paco Medina (penciler), Juan Vlasco (inker), Daniel Ketchum (editor)


Last updated: 05/13/16

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