Official Name: Lupus
Nature: Extraterrestrial world, unidentified star system, presumably in the Shi'ar galaxy (see comments)
Natives: Lupine race (Cr'reee, Flex, Lt'al and her and Cr'reee's seven children), unidentified castorine (beaver-like) people (only the castorine cops were seen), other murine (rat-like) beings, unspecified beings (see comments)
Capital City: Unrevealed
National Defense: Unrevealed
Places of Interest: Only a single city and a few buildings (including a prison and a museum) were seen (and those may have been subjective interpretations of actual places; see comments)
Visitors: None known;
Cr'ree long ago left Lupus, but returned for a single mission; Lt'al and their children left for a more brief time period before returning there.
First Appearance: X-Men: Spotlight on Starjammers#1 (1990)
(X-Men: Spotlight on Starjammers#1 (fb) - BTS / Marvel Pets handbook: Cr'reee profile) - After his mate, Lt'al, became pregnant, the Lupine named Cr'reee feared he was not ready for parenthood and fled Lupus. He was wanted for some, unspecified social crime of which Lt'al and her children were the victims (perhaps abandoning a pregnant mate, or something unrelated).
(X-Men I#104 (fb) - BTS) - Cr'reee joined the recently-formed Starjammers space-pirates.
(X-Men: Spotlight on Starjammers#1 (fb) - BTS) - When coerced into revealing where his ship was headed by Corsair of the Starjammers, 000020, commander of a Shi'ar omega class freighter, unwittingly said "Phalkon" (an archaic name for the Phoenix Force) without voicing the proper codes.
As a result, a quartet of map pods containing information on how to locate the Phalkon were transported to four different worlds, including Lupus; a fifth map pod containing a homing beacon was sent to Chandilar (the Shi'ar homeworld), so that the Starjammers had to rush to get the Phalkon before then-Shi'ar ruler Deathbird.
(X-Men: Spotlight on Starjammers#1 (fb) - BTS) - Cr'reee returnd to Lupus in hopes of recovering the map-pod there.
(X-Men: Spotlight on Starjammers#1) - Cr'reee was swiftly discovered and surrounded by the police (all castorine people)
(X-Men: Spotlight on Starjammers#1 (fb) - BTS) - Cr'reee was imprisoned.
(X-Men: Spotlight on Starjammers#1) - As chimes sounded and the gallows pole was readied for Cr'reee's hanging, a Lupine nun or priest or something -- along with another Lupine associate, and a pair of castorine guards -- arrived, presumably to read Cr'reee is last rites or something. Cr'reee insteady savagely leapt at and incapacitated the guards and fled the prison, despite the efforts of the prison guards; as multiple guards clubbed each other unconscious while swinging at Cr'reee, their bodies formed a pile high enough for Cr'reee to climb and then leap over the prison wall.
Later, somewhat incognito, Cr'reee met with several unspecified beings -- including a murine being with two handbags, a bartender of unspecied nature, a few Lupine ladies of the night, and a pair of murine mafia-types -- asking if they knew where he might find the map-pod, but came up with nothing.
Finally, he saw a newspaper advertisement picturing the map, and he headed off to meet his old friend Flex, unaware he had been spotted by Lt'al. He traveled to Flex's apartment and told him about the money they might make from stealing the map-pod from the museum. Wheere Lt'al showed up and greeted Cr'reee, showing him their children, Cr'reee fled by diving through a window.
Later that night-cycle, Cr'reee spied out as Flex broke into the museum. When the castorine police arrived and captured Flex, Cr'reee leapt after him but was caught in a police net; the police began beating him with sticks.
Having apparently entered the museum and obtained the map-pod, Lt'al (still carrying her babies) yelled something akin to "Stop!" Apparently getting out of the net, Cr'ree leapt to Lt'al, who had forgiven his crimes, dropped all charges, and recovered the map-pod for him.
As the police rushed at Cr'reee, Xavier/Waldo transported him, Lt'al, and their children up to the Starjammer.
(Marvel Pets handbook: Cr'reee profile) - Lt'al and the children eventually returned to Lupus.
Comments: Created by Terry Kavanaugh, Dave Cockrum, and Jeff Albrecht.
I would imagine that Lupus is in the Shi'ar galaxy, but that's unconfirmed.
According to Xavier/Waldo (who were temporarily merged at the time),
the events observed of Cr'reee and Lupus were not
"an exact representation of what Cr'reee was experiencing -- merely a
telepathic 'anthropomorphication' of sorts that the Starjammers'
'limited intelligences' could comprehend. Cr'reee's mentality is far
too alien for even Xavier/Waldo to be able to understand his language,
except in spots."
So, what was seen in this issue may not be what actually happened, but it's all we have to work with. Certainly he was wanted for a crime against his mate and children, he conflicted with some for of authorities, had a friend, was reunited and forgiven by his mate, and recovered the map-pod. Costumes, apparently different types of beings, and any specific scenarios may have just been subjective interpretations of Cr'reee's thoughts by others.
Since we don't know how much of what we saw of Lupus is accurate, we
really only know the adventures of Cr'reee and his family off of Lupus.
I decided to present this profile with the information as shown in the
story, and then to do a profile on the Lupine (Cr'reee's race) with
only the information of which we are certain.
And, no, I don't know why they are called Lupine, which means "of or related to wolves." They are more like some sort of hairy mouse (murine), or weasel (musteline) type things.
Corsair described the castorine police as "Keystone Kops" (referencing the slapstick police from the Charlie Chaplin and Fatty Arbuckle, etc. silent films). Again, likely because this is how they were seen when Cr'reee's experiences were interpretted by others.
Profile by Snood.
Lupus has no known connections to
The castorine (meaning beaver-like) cops served both as arresting officers and prison guards.
They seemed to be comically inept, but en masse they could overwhelm and capture others.
They rode in police cars, collected people in paddywagons, and used clubs and nets in their capture techniques.
Both the prison alarms and their police car sirens went, "Awooga, Awooga."
--X-Men: Spotlight on Starjammers#1 (1990)
Note: Corsair described the castorine police as "Keystone Kops" (referencing the slapstick police from the Charlie Chaplin and Fatty Arbuckle, etc. silent films). Again, likely because this is how they were seen when Cr'reee's experiences were interpretted by others.
I suppose it may be noteworthy that the members shown in this sub-profile were prison guards (as were the ones in the last rites image), while the ones with the cars and paddywagons were police officer types.
images: (without ads)
X-Men: Spotlight on Starjammers#1, pg. 26, panel 4 (last rites);
pg. 27, panel 1 (castorine cops charge);
panel 3 (cop slugging cop);
pg. 29, panel 1 (Cr'reee incognito, questoning people);
pg. 30, panel 2 (Flex);
pg. 31, panel 4 (cop cars);
panel 8 (paddy wagon);
pg. 32, panel 1 (Cr'reee gets out of net);
panel 7 (reunited)
X-Men: Spotlight on Starjammers#1 (1990) - Terry Kavanaugh (writer), Dave Cockrum (penciler), Jeff Albrecht (inker), Kelly Corvese (assistant editor), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Last updated: 03/22/16
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