Real Name: None
Identity/Class: Terrestrial dinosaur
(tyrannosaurus rex) (Distant Past)
Group Membership: None
Enemies: The Kree (see comments)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: An unidentified location
on prehistoric Earth
First Appearance: Avengers VII#26 (January,
Powers/Abilities: As a tyrannosaurus rex, the
Starbrand had superhuman strength equivalent to its size and a thick,
durable hide that granted enhanced durability.
After being imbued with the Starbrand's power, the
dinosaur was capable of expelling stellar energy from its mouth and was
compelled to protect Earth by the Starbrand itself. The Starbrand also
appeared to grant the tyrannosaurus a vastly extended lifespan,
allowing the dinosaur to survive over tens of millions of years, well past the
seeming extinction of other dinosaurs.
Eyes: Glowing orange
History: (Avengers VII#26 (fb)) - When an
asteroid hit the planet Earth sixty-six million years ago, awakening
Earth's inherent Starbrand power, the Starbrand located a small
tyrannosaurus rex and imbued it with the Starbrand's power. Becoming
the protector of what was left of prehistoric Earth, the new Starbrand
defended Earth from an alien Kree invasion (see comments).
Sixty-five million years later,
circa 1,000,000 B.C., prehistoric men Vnn and Brrkk were buried in a rock slide while
battling Deviants and the surviving Vnn found the Starbrand
tyrannosaurus rex buried in the rubble. Attempting to move the dinosaur
aside to get to Brrkk, Vnn inadvertently touched the Starbrand on the
dinosaur's chest and its power was transferred from the deceased
dinosaur into Vnn, who became the new Starbrand.
Comments: Created by Jason Aaron, Dale Keown, Andrea Sorrentino, Joe Weems, Cam Smith and Craig Yeung.
It was not clear if the dinosaur was actually dead
when Vnn found it in the cave in. It's very possible that it was still
alive thanks to the Star Brand but unable to free itself. When the
power transferred to Vnn, however, the dinosaur likely did die.
Since the Kree only became a starfaring race after their disastrous
first contact with the Skrulls one million years ago, how could any of
them be around to battle the dinosaur Starbrand? Either they somehow
reached Earth more than 1,000,000 years ago
or the dinosaur Starbrand actually survived for at least some (hundreds
of) years after 1000000 BCE. -- Donald Campbell
Maybe they were time-traveling Kree? One of the Kree DID look a lot like Ronan the Accuser... --Proto-Man
Profile by Proto-Man.
Starbrand (dinosaur) has no known connections to:
images: (without ads)
Avengers VII#26, p4-5, splash page (Starbrand, main image)
Avengers VII#26, p3, pan4 (Starbrand being transformed)
Avengers VII#26, p3, pan3 (Starbrand, pre-transformation)
Avengers VII#26, p14, pan4 (dead Starbrand dinosaur as Vnn attempts to move towards Brrkk)
Avengers VII#26 (January, 2020) - Jason Aaron (writer), Dale Keown (pencils), Andrea Sorrentino (pencils, inks), Joe Weems, Cam Smith, Craig Yeung (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
First Posted: 05/13/2020
Last updated: 05/15/2020
Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.
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