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Real Name: Zhala

Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (race unrevealed)

Occupation: Bar owner

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Deniz Dlonk, Skreet (loose), Yondu Udonta (Earth-616), various guards in her employ

Enemies: Sav'rkk

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Sticky Wicket bar, planet Contraxia, Elidra Star System

First Appearance: Yondu I#2 (January, 2020)

Powers/Abilities: Zhala is a shrewd and ruthless business owner who deals in relics and potential stolen artifacts. She has many "business" contacts, including in the underworld, so that she can quickly move valuable items or strike up bidding wars.

Height: 5'6" (by approximation)
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Black


(Yondu I#4 (fb)) - Zhala was the owner of the Sticky Wicket bar on Contraxia. She traded in valuable goods and stolen merchandise, and had good knowledge of their origins. The freebooter and exiled Centaurian Yondu Udonta struck up a romance with Zhala.

(Yondu I#1 (fb) - BTS) - The romance ended messily, but Yondu still knew where to find her. Having chanced upon the priceless and incredibly powerful Herald's Urn, Yondu believed Zhala was the only one who could help him sell such a valuable item. But the savage mercenary Sav'rkk was sent after the Urn and was quietly in pursuit of Yondu.

(Yondu I#2) - Yondu traveled to Contraxia and blackmailed door guard Deniz Dlonk to get inside, where he was confronted by Zhala with more armed guards. But Zhala succumbed to Yondu's charms and they briefly rekindled the physical aspect of their relationship in her quarters. Yondu showed her the Herald's Urn and asked for her help to sell it, but she was suddenly scared of the dangers that attention for the powerful item would bring. She contacted crimelord Skreet as a buyer and wanted no more involvement with the Herald's Urn. Yondu left just as Zhala saw Sav'rkk's murderous rampage through her club. Seeking Yondu, the mercenary instead found her and they fought, with Zhala refusing to reveal where Yondu had gone. Sav'rkk apparently killed her and threw her corpse out the tower window to fall in front of Yondu.


Comments: Created by Zac Thompson, Lonnie Nadler, John McCrea.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

Zhala has no known connections to:

Deniz Dlonk

Deniz Dlonk was a tall muscled alien guarding the entrance to Zhala's bar who had secretly been skimming credits from the bar. He immediately recognized Yondu and blocked him from entering, but Yondu blackmailed him and went in. Later, Dlonk tried to stop another Yondu Udonta (Yondu's descendant from future Earth-691), but was quickly overpowered and rendered unconscious.

Dlonk was not shown as a casualty in Sav'rkk's murderous rampage soon after, so he may have survived because he was still unconscious.










--Yondu I#2

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Yondu I#2, p3, pan5 (main image)
   p10, pan3 (headshot)
   p3, pan2 (Dlonk)

Yondu I#2 (January, 2020) - Zac Thompson & Lonnie Nadler (writer), John McCrea (pencils & inks), Darren Shan (editor)
Yondu I#4 (March, 2020) - Zac Thompson & Lonnie Nadler (writer), John McCrea (pencils & inks), Darren Shan (editor)

First posted: 12/27/2020
Last updated: 12/27/2020

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