Real Name: Jarax

Identity/ClassExtraterrestrial (unidentified race)

Occupation: Collectibles dealer

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Wez

Enemies: D-3X, Linda, Shocket

Known Relatives: Unidentified parents

Aliases: "Sir"

Base of Operations: An unidentified planet

First Appearance: Howard the Duck V#2 (February, 2016)

Powers/Abilities: Jarax did not display any superhuman powers but he was alien in appearance with razor-sharp teeth, orange skin, purple eyes (with pink sclera) and rooster-like protrusions erupting from his skull.

    He also carried a gun capable of firing energy.

Height: Unrevealed (approximately 8'0")
Weight: Unrevealed (approximately 350 lbs.)
Eyes: Purple with pink sclera
Hair: None (see comments)

(Howard the Duck V#2 (fb) - BTS) - At some point, the alien Jarax's parents were captured by the extraterrestrial Elder of the Universe's Collector's Gatherers, including Gatherer D-3X. A short time after, Jarax became a seller of collectibles, and he hired smugglers Linda and Shocket to acquire a stash of uru zirconium Silver Surfer figurines for resell purposes.

(Howard the Duck V#2 (fb)) - When Linda and Shocket arrived with the figurines in damaged boxes, Jarax exclaimed that they had done a terrible job acquiring the figurines, and Shocket quickly reminded Jarax that they had delivered the goods despite having had to go through the Tranta system. Remarking that the figurines' boxes were all damaged and that Linda and Shocket were supposed to be the best smugglers in the business, Jarax was interrupted by Linda, who insisted they were the best smugglers.

    Arguing that the duo were not the best, Jarax announced his refusal to pay for the figurines, and Shocket prepared her weapon, warning Jarax that he would pay. Linda interrupted Shocket, agreeing to only charge Jarax seventy-five percent of the original cost to account for the costs of printing new boxes for the figurines, which Jarax could then sell for a million credits. After fuming for a few seconds, Jarax reluctantly agreed to the discount and ordered the smugglers to get out of sight before telling his ally Wez to pay the two.

    As the two smugglers were hurried into their ship by the equivalent of their father, Gatherer D-3X, so they could make it to the planet Rylon-7 within six hours, a still-angry Jarax recognized an older-looking D-3X and, unaware that this D-3X had time traveled into the past from Jarax's future, Jarax pulled out a gun and shot D-3X. 

    Announcing that he never forgot a face, Jarax admitted he was confused as to how D-3X had gotten so much older and ordered his allies not to let the smugglers leave. When Linda and Shocket managed to get D-3X into their ship and take off, Jarax ordered his men to fire on the moving ship, but Linda purposely ignited the highly flammable uru zirconium Silver Surfer figurines using their ship's thrusters, causing an explosion that apparently claimed the lives of Jarax and his men as the two smugglers set a course to the planet Hornby-9 to get D-3X medical attention.

Comments: Created by Chip Zdarsky and Veronica Fish.

    Jarax had fin-like protrusions on top of his head but it was unclear whether these were his race's version of hair or if they were actual extensions of his skull.

Profile by Proto-Man.

should be distinguished from:


Hornby-9 was a planet that the smugglers Linda and Shocket set a course towards in an effort to get Gatherer D-3X medical attention following his shooting at the hands of Jarax.

--Howard the Duck V#2 (fb) - BTS


Rylon-7 was a planet in which smugglers Linda and Shocket were scheduled to deliver an acquisition to. Following their argument with Jarax over the damaged Silver Surfer figurines, Gatherer D-3X ushered Linda and Shocket into the spacecraft so they could make it to Rylon-7 within six hours.

--Howard the Duck V#2 (fb) - BTS


Wez was a somewhat nervous associate of Jarax's who cowered behind Jarax as Jarax argued with the smugglers Linda and Shocket over damaged Silver Surfer figurines. When Jarax ultimately agreed to settle for seventy-five percent of his original price on the damaged figurines, Jarax ordered Wez to pay the smugglers. Wez was apparently incinerated minutes later when the escaping Linda and Shocket ignited the flammable uru zirconium composing the figurines, causing an explosion.

--Howard the Duck V#2 (fb)

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Howard the Duck V#2, p16, pan5 (Jarax, main image)
Howard the Duck V#2, p16, pan1 (Jarax, headshot)
Howard the Duck V#2, p17, pan4 (Jarax with gun)
Howard the Duck V#2, p16, pan6 (Wez)

Howard the Duck V#2 (February, 2016) - Chip Zdarsky (writer), Veronica Fish (art), Wil Moss (editor)

First posted03/01/2023
Last updated: 03/01/2023

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