Real Name: Zhala
Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (race
Occupation: Bar owner
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Deniz Dlonk,
(loose), Yondu Udonta
(Earth-616), various guards in her employ
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Sticky Wicket bar, planet
Contraxia, Elidra Star System
First Appearance: Yondu I#2 (January,
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.
(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
(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
Comments: Created by Zac Thompson, Lonnie Nadler, John McCrea.
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Zhala has no known connections to:
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
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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