geburans-voidindigo-jhagur-fullgeburans-voidindigo-jhagur-spacesuit-upperGEBURAN race

Classification: Semi-humanoid extraterrestrial race 

Location/Base of OperationsGebura, "on the far side of" the Milky Way galaxy (see comments)

Known Members:  Jhagur

Affiliations: None known

Enemies: Unidentified technological wizards and their drones

First AppearanceMarvel Graphic Novel#11: Void Indigo (1984)

Powers/Abilities:    The only Geburan actually encountered was Jhagur, who is unique via being a reincarnation of an ancient human warrior who perished under mystical circumstances. Nonetheless, I don't believe any of the following abilities were specifically defined as unique to Jhagur.

    Lean upon his arrival to Earth, Jhagur increased in strength and bulk via physical labor, and his strength level at that time appeared to be at least comparable to a human athlete or peak human, if not slightly superhuman ("enhanced human").geburans-voidindigo-jhagur-eyeblast

    Jhagur can fire indigo energy from his eyes that can incinerate flesh, leaving behind only the underlying bone. 

    When injured, Jhagur can generate a gray substance to cover and heal his body; this substance was highly corrosive to human flesh. However, Amanda Tower, who possessed advanced psychic powers, could contact the gray substance without harm, allowing it coat her body, and enabling her to commune with Jhagur in the Void Indigo (see comments). 

    Unlike (or at least much greater) than other Geburans, Jhagur possessed a "Ninth Sight," a mystic power that allowed him to look beyond his immediate environment -- even beyond this world into other realms -- and then to follow his vision to what he saw. 

    Additional Geburan technology includes a photochromatic camouflaging function, allowing one to replicate the appearance of another humanoid after viewing/capturing that humanoid's appearance.

    They also utilized a trilingual processor that allowed one to immediately speak simple statements and ultimately allowed Jhagur to master an alien language and its vernacular within weeks.  geburans- voidindigo-eyes

Traits: Geburans appear to interact directly and speak matter-of-factly, rather than using sarcasm, humor, etc.

    For Geburans, composure, precision, and silence constitute the hallmarks of the art of sexual intercourse.

Type: Bilaterally symmetric semi-humanoid bipeds
Eyes
: Two (on head; indigo color seen)
Fingers
: Four (plus opposing thumb)
Toes
: Five
Skin color: Red
Average height: Approximately 5'10"?

History:geburans-voidindigo-ships-1on1
(Marvel Graphic Novel#11: Void Indigo (fb) - BTS) - By the late 20th century (see comments), Earth's Hyborian-era (circa 9000 BC) warrior-chieftain Ath'Agaar had been reincarnated in the extraterrestrial Jhagur of the planet Gebura, whose forehead bore a curious birthmark in the precise location of the jeweled spike that had penetrated Ath'Agaar's skull.

(Marvel Graphic Novel#11: Void Indigo (fb) - BTS) - Jhagur led a space fleet fleeing a dying star and battling the drones of unidentified technological wizards; after the first exchange of fire, only two spacecraft remained intact: One imperial flagship and Jhagur's ship.geburans-voidindigo-shipinterior

(Marvel Graphic Novel#11: Void Indigo) - When Jhagur was distracted by the eidolon (astral self) of Koth -- one of the Dark Lords who had slain Ath'Agaar and who sought to atone for his past crimes -- Jhagur's ship was blasted by the imperial flagship.

    His ship's engines damaged and its power ebbing, Jhagur had no choice but to flee. 

    Shutting down all systems but minimal life support, Jhagur channeled his craft's remaining power to its tachyon drive, hurtling across light years until the ship's power was all but deleted. Jhagur then banked his ship and opened fire, badly damaging the imperial craft. 

    However, before Jhagur could fire a lethal strike, Koth -- seeking to ensure that Jhagur returned to Earth -- distracted Jhagur by projecting his voice into his mind, and the imperial flagship blasted Jhagur's ship, causing it to crash on the Earth below -- in the very desert that had been Ath'Agaar's last base -- in what is now New Mexico. 

    Jhagur rushed out of the ship moments before it exploded, leaving him stranded, although he vowed in time that he would somehow contact his brethren on Gebura. 

(Marvel Graphic Novel#11: Void Indigo / Void Indigo#1-2; Void Indigo unpublished scripts#3-6) - Jhagur became involved with complex plots involving the Dark Lords who had slain Ath'Agaar, but none of that had anything to do with the rest of the Geburans. geburans-voidindigo-jhagur-spacesuit-upper

Comments: Created by Steve Gerber and Val Mayerik.

    The only Geburan we have ever seen is Jhagur, who is unique as being a reincarnation of an ancient human warrior who died under mystical circumstances.
    Additionally, the mark on Jhagur's forehead is unique to him...and related to the circumstances under which is previous incarnation perished.
    The headband worn in the close-up of Jhagur's face is not typical of how he appeared prior to coming to Earth, but it is the best image of his face we have.

    Marvel Graphic Novel#11 / Void Indigo identifies the planet Gebura as "some 50,000 light years" from Earth and being on "the far side of the galaxy." Recent estimates note that the Milky Way galaxy is 100,000 - 120,000 light years across, and that Earth is 28,500 light years from the center of the Milky Way. We have a lot more information/knowledge now than we did in 1984, when that information was published.
   
Marvel Graphic Novel#11 / Void Indigo has Jhagur consider Earth as having a nitrogen-blue sky...presumably indicating Gebura's sky was different. However, Jhagur could breathe on Earth without assistance. 

VOID INDIGO

    As I re-read this story, it occurs to me that it would be VERY interesting of the technological wizards that the Geburans opposed were the heads of Mys-Tech. The Techno-Wizards have been active since roughly 1000 A.D., and they have been active in distant star systems and even via time-travel to alternate/potential futures.

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
The Geburans should be distinguished from:


Imperial forces

geburans-voindigo-space_battle    A (per editorial) tyrannical empire led by techno-wizards was opposed by the Geburans.

(Marvel Graphic Novel#11: Void Indigo (fb) - BTS) - Jhagur led a space fleet fleeing a dying star and battling the drones of unidentified technological wizards; after the first exchange of fire, only two spacecraft remained intact: One imperial flagship and Jhagur's ship.

(Marvel Graphic Novel#11: Void Indigo) - When Jhagur was distracted by the eidolon (astral self) of Koth -- one of the Dark Lords who had slain Ath'Agaar and who sought to atone for his past crimes -- Jhagur's ship was blasted by the imperial flagship; his ship's engines damaged and its power ebbing, Jhagur had no choice but to flee. 

    Shutting down all systems but minimal life support, Jhagur channeled his craft's remaining power to its tachyon drive, hurtling across light years until the ship's power was all but deleted.

Jhagur then banked his ship and opened fire, badly damaging the imperial craft. However, before Jhagur could fire a lethal strike, Koth -- seeking to ensure that Jhagur returned to Earth -- distracted Jhagur by projecting his voice into his mind, and the imperial flagship blasted Jhagur's ship, causing it to crash on the Earth below

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Marvel Graphic Novel#11: Void Indigo


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Marvel Graphic Novel#11: Void Indigo, pg. 23-24 (space battle; various destroyed ships and floating corpses, with only the Imperial flagship and Jhagur's fighter craft);
        pg. 25, panel 4 (interior of Jhagur's craft and Jhagur's language);
        pg. 26, panel 1 (Jhagur's ship vs. imperial craft)
        pg. 30, panel 5 (Jhagur, spacesuit (damaged), full)
        pg. 32, panel 6 (Jhagur, spacesuit, upper body);
        pg. 33, panel 2 (energy released from eyes);
        pg. 47/last page (Jhagur face)


Appearances:
Marvel Graphic Novel#11: Void Indigo (1984) - Steve Gerber (writer), Val Mayerik (artist), Laurie Sutton (assistant editor), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Void Indigo#1 (November, 1984) - Steve Gerber (writer), Val Mayerik (artist), Laurie Sutton (assistant editor), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Void Indigo#2 (March, 1985) - Steve Gerber (writer), Val Mayerik (artist), Laurie Sutton (assistant editor), Archie Goodwin (editor)
unpublished scripts for #3-6 (November 8, 1984) - Steve Gerber


First posted: 02/28/2023
Last updated: 02/28/2023

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