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SOLBRODD

Real Name: Solbrodd

Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (Skrull)

Occupation: Commander of scientific mission

Group Membership: Skrull Empire

Affiliations: Fellow Skrull crew members (including his beloved female (name unrevealed)), Fantastic Four (Human Torch (Johnny Storm), Invisible Girl (Susan Storm), Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards), Thing (Ben Grimm))

Enemies: Kree

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile in interstellar space

First Appearance: Fantastic Four in Save the Shuttle also Twilight of the Skrulls (1981) (see comments)

Powers/Abilities: Although not demonstrated, the gruff Solbrodd likely possessed the abilities of the standard Skrull race, including shifting his shape for extended periods of time into any type of being or object of similar size. However, he appeared to still require a space helmet.

Height: 5'10" (by approximation); variable
Weight: 165 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Green
Hair: Unrevealed

History:

(Fantastic Four in Save the Shuttle also Twilight of the Skrulls (fb) - BTS) - Solbrodd was commander of a peaceful Skrull scientific expedition with his beloved, a female (name unrevealed), although Solbrodd did not like her peaceful demeanor.

(Fantastic Four in Save the Shuttle also Twilight of the Skrulls (fb)) - Kree spaceships ambushed the smaller Skrull ships; Solbrodd's fled with a Kree dreadnought in pursuit. Passing near Earth, his beloved suggested calling for human help, but Solbrodd dismissed it out of pride. His beloved escaped in a Skrull lifeboat and secured the Fantastic Four's aid.

(Fantastic Four in Save the Shuttle also Twilight of the Skrulls (fb) - BTS) - The Kree dreadnought captured and imprisoned the Skrulls onboard, along with their spaceship.

(Fantastic Four in Save the Shuttle also Twilight of the Skrulls) - The female Skrull and the Fantastic Four breached the Kree ship and freed the Skrulls, who then overpowered the Kree soldiers (apparently also damaging the Kree ship) and returned to their Skrull spaceship with the Fantastic Four. Enraged by his beloved's "treachery", Solbrodd ordered the perceived Skrull foes, the FF, be killed, but halted when his beloved threatened to activate the self-destruct. The FF left peacefully. With fuel low and weapons disabled, Solbrodd realized his group of Skrulls had to cooperate with the Kree for survival.

Comments: Created by John Romita & Chic Stone.

He seems he was an early, if unwilling, believer in the rise of the Kree-Skrull alliance realized in Empyre (2020). However, he seemed subtly influenced  by the unnamed female Skrull -- could she have been Anelle, only slightly shapeshifted? She certainly already looks similar. Hmmm...

This was evidently an early FF adventure as Reed Richards had never seen the inside of a Skrull spaceship at this point.

Solbrodd sounds like a nod to the legendary Sol Brodsky (1923-1984), who was described by Stan Lee as his "right-hand man" at Marvel.

This was a one-shot Marvel & Young Model Builders Club promotional comic featuring two short Fantastic Four stories against Skrulls and the Red Ghost. The indicia states Fantastic Four (but no issue number), so is this technically volume 2 of the F4? I tagged it with a longer title to avoid confusion with the various, much more commonly known, ongoing series. No creator credits are given in the issue; credits are taken from comics.org.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Solbrodd has no known connections to:


Unidentified Skrull

The female Skrull (name unrevealed) was the beloved of Solbrodd, who did not like her more peaceful demeanor. She was part of a Skrull scientific mission that was ambushed by Kree in space near Earth. She escaped in a lifeboat and contacted the Fantastic Four, who, while wary of Skrulls, agreed to help her after devising a non-lethal plan of attack. She and the Fantastic Four freed the Skrulls and escaped to the captured Skrull ship. She stopped Solbrodd's order to kill the humans and he let them leave in peace. She was happy when Solbrodd realized he had to work peacefully with the Kree in order to survive.

 

 

 

 

--Fantastic Four in Save the Shuttle also Twilight of the Skrulls


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Fantastic Four in Save the Shuttle also Twilight of the Skrulls, p7, pan1 (main image)
   p7, pan2 (headshot)
   p7, pan5 (Solbrodd & his beloved)
   p2, pan5 (unnamed Skrull female)


Appearances:
Fantastic Four in Save the Shuttle also Twilight of the Skrulls (1981) - uncredited writer, John Romita (pencils), Chic Stone (inks), uncredited editor


First posted: 09/29/2020
Last updated: 09/29/2020

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