Real Name: Skellig

Identity/Class: Extratemporal (reality-691, 31st century) extraterrestrial (unrevealed race)

Occupation: Informant, criminal henchman

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Overkill, Slagg

Enemies: Hollywood (Simon Williams), Jadroxxians, Yellowjacket (Rita DeMara) of Earth-616

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile throughout seedy bars, street corners and caves in space

First Appearance: Guardians of the Galaxy I#47 (April, 1994)

Powers/Abilities: He had a tail, three fingers (includig opposable thumbs), two toes and no nose. Apparently he needed a breathing apparatus (see comments). Aside from his lack of any obvious super powers he was a lowlife criminal, who relied on trickery, betrayal and other people to physically deal with threats. He also talked too much when inebriated.

Height: 4' (by approximation)
Weight: 60 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Solid blue (or green) with white pupil (or light-green)
Hair: Unrevealed, but probably none


(Galactic Guardians#1 (fb) - BTS) - Overkill paid Skellig well to set Hollywood up for him.

(Guardians of the Galaxy I#47 (fb) - BTS) - Word got out about a Realitee-Vee nasal implant created by Doctor Doom himself. It was up for sale and Hollywood learned about it (presumably from Skellig).

(Guardians of the Galaxy I#47) - Skellig led Hollywood to a Crystalpha mine on an abandoned planet where Skellig's associate was with the nasal implant. Skellig claimed his associate was frail and could only survive in the mine's subterranean atmosphere. He also called the impatient Hollywood Wonder Wood. Hollywood didn't care why Skellig and his associate were selling technology on the black market and just wanted the nasal implant. When they met the associate Skellig tried to go further into his history with his associate and why he was so feeble, but his associate stopped him and showed Hollywood the nasal implant.

(Galactic Guardians#1 (fb) - BTS) - Skellig watched from the sidelines how his associate revealed himself to be Overkill and watched him and Hollywood fight.

(Galactic Guardians#1) - At a bar Skellig got drunk and bragged about luring Hollywood, whom he mocked, into a trap and how well Overkill had paid him for it. Hollywood tracked him down to the bar, stopped him from taking another sip and punched him through a window before interrogating about where Overkill got the nasal implant from. Skellig was willing to sell the information, but Hollywood wasn't willing to pay and demanded to get answers. Skellig started to tell Hollywood the story when Hollywood was suddenly teleported away by Mainframe. Skellig swore to stop drinking.

(Guardians of the Galaxy I#60/2 (fb) - BTS) - Slagg sent Skellig to capture Yellowjacket of the Guardians of the Galaxy after she was overheard talking about meeting Slagg. Skellig asked a barman to drug her.

(Guardians of the Galaxy I#60/2) - Skellig paid the barman for drugging Yellowjacket and then delivered her to his boss Slagg.

   Later the local constabulary sent a few Jadroxxians to pick up Skellig and take him to the Stockade prison. (see comments)

Comments: Created by Michael Gallagher (writer), Kevin West (pencils) & Steve Montano (inks).

Apparently green was cheap (or colorist Nel Yomtov really likes his greens) at the time Guardians of the Galaxy I#60/2 was published because Skellig and Slagg were both colored green when they were colored differently in previous appearances.

Skellig was possibly amphibian. He looked a bit like a froglet.

I'm pretty sure Yellowjacket told the authorities about Skellig after defeating Slagg.

Profile by Markus Raymond.

Skellig has no known connection to:

images (without ads)
Guardians of the Galaxy I#47, p19, pan2 (main)
Galactic Guardians#1, p8, pan6 (head shot)
Galactic Guardians#1, p8, pan7 (full body....punched through glass)
Guardians of the Galaxy I#60, p16, pan4 (green)

Guardians of the Galaxy I#47 (April, 1994) - Michael Gallagher (writer), Kevin West (pencils), Steve Montano (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)
Galactic Guardians#1 (July, 1994) - Michael Gallagher (writer), Kevin West (pencils), Steve Montano (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)
Guardians of the Galaxy I#60/2 (May, 1995) - Michael Gallagher (writer), Geof Isherwood (artist), Craig Anderson (editor)

Last updated: 07/02/17

Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

Non-Marvel Copyright info
All other characters mentioned or pictured are ™  and © 1941-2099 Marvel Characters, Inc. All Rights Reserved. If you like this stuff, you should check out the real thing!
Please visit The Marvel Official Site at:

Special Thanks to for hosting the Appendix, Master List, etc.!

Back to Characters