SPACE STATION WEBspace station web

Classification: Extraterrestrial (Kree) outpost

Location: Duggil star system of the Milky Way galaxy

Creator: Unrevealed; presumably Kree scientists/architects/astronomers

Possessors: Mon-Tog and the Kree

Falzon, Inhuman Royal Family (Black Bolt/Blackagar Boltagon, Gorgon, Karnak, Lockjaw, Medusa/Medusalith Amaquelin, Triton), Stenth Demon-Rebels (notably Warkon),

First Appearance: Inhumans I#10 (April, 1977)

Powers/Abilities/Functions:  A Kree outpost, according to Warkon, this space station was the Kree's steppingstone to his galaxy and to the Milky Way (see comments). In any event, the space station was close enough that Skornn's rocket could reach it from Stent. 

   The space station itself was suspended at the nexus of a web-like force field, each strand of which was an energy pipeline fed from the surrounding mineral-rich asteroids. This configuration caused the station to be completely powered by the energy it derived from the neighboring space debris. That Kree technology is just so incredibly advanced.

   The number of Kree required to operate this station has not been revealed. When the Demon-Rebels and Inhumans (disguised as City-Keepers) boarded the station, they were greeted by eleven Kreemen, including Mon-Tog, the new commander. However, since at least one other Kree was shown to be aboard the station just as the aliens escaped, the total crew complement must have been at least twelve and probably much more. Of those Kreemen that were seen, all were adult males and all but two were blue-skinned and bald. Those other two Kree were the brown-skinned Mon-Tog and a blue-skinned Kree with blond hair.

   The first line of the station's internal defenses was provided by the crew who, as Kree, were, of course, all trained fighters armed with hand energy-weapons. However, there were also deadly lasers mounted in the corridors, lasers that could be activated from the same room that controlled the electronic surveillance of all areas of the station.

   Aside from being a steppingstone to the Milky Way galaxy, the space station was also used to observe the progress of the Earth Sabotage Project. A monitor room within the station contained video screens that followed the actions of various humans from Earth who had been remotely mentally-manipulated into performing acts of sabotage. The purpose of this sabotage was to prepare Earth for conquest from within. How important the station was to the sabotage project was not revealed so it is unrevealed whether the project was controlled from the station or merely monitored from it.

   The station's Engine Room contained the controls that regulated the flow of energy being drained from the surrounding asteroids. If the flow of energy was increased too much, then that energy would build to a critical peak and cause a power overload that would blow the station apart. And that's exactly how Warkon destroyed the station...

   An interesting design feature of the station was the placement of the rocket launching port adjacent to the Engine Room. This configuration made it possible for enemy forces to sabotage the energy-draining process and then escape from the station in a Kree spacecraft before the engine overloaded and destroyed the station.

(Planet Hulk: Gladiator Guidebook#1) - A Kree Starstealth-class Assault Vessel that had departed from "a Kree Space Station Web located in the Milky Way Galaxy's Duggil Star System" encountered the cosmic vortex known as the Great Portal which transported it to the planet Sakaar in the Fornax Galaxy. This starship was carrying a small arsenal of Kree Neuro-Lances which Sakaarian Imperial engineers were able to replicate and "improve" upon in order to create the Obedience Disks that the Sakaarian Imperials used to control their slaves and gladiators.

(Inhumans I#10 (fb) - BTS) - As the "War of the Three Galaxies" drew near, Mon-Tog was stationed as commander of the Kree outpost that supervised the planet Stent, offering limited support to the City-Keepers against their enemies, the Demon-Rebels. He may also have directed the conversion of a number of humans on Earth into Kree slaves, who were to build bombs to weaken the nations of Earth, preparing it for conquest by the Kree.

(Inhumans I#10) - A short time later, a group of Stenth Demon-Rebels, led by Warkon, and accompanied by the Inhuman Royal Family (and Falzon), were tricked into entering a ship which transported them to the Kree Space Station Web. They encountered Mon-Tog and attempted to pose as City-Keepers, but Skornn, of the real City Keepers, sent a message revealing the truth. The Inhumans and Demon-Rebels battled the Kree who tried to capture them. Mon-Tog attacked Black Bolt, battering him repeatedly with his Neuro-Lance in an effort to weaken him. However, Black Bolt's electron powers neutralized the Lance, and he succeeded in punching out Mon-Tog.

    With almost all of his Demon-Rebels dead at the hands of the Kree soldiers, Warkon set the Space Station's energy supply to overload, then sent the Inhumans back to Earth. Warkon and his last three Demon-Rebels died holding off the Kree long enough for the spacecraft carrying the Inhumans to escape before the Space Station exploded, seriously delaying the Kree's plans for conquest.

   When news of the destruction of the asteroid-web space station reached the Kree Homeworld, it triggered an emergency session of the Kree Supreme (Science) Council. It was at that session that the council authorized the creation of the Pursuer.

CommentsCreated by Doug Moench and Keith Pollard.

    Since the Stenth are not known to have possessed technology that could create spacecraft capable of interstellar travel, this suggests that the space station must have been located within the Duggil star system. Either that or Skornn's Kree allies gave him an escape rocket capable of interstellar spaceflight? Nah.

    Although I called it the Kree Space Station Web, I've never really liked that name. It was only used twice (by Warkon and his pilot) in Inhumans#10, and all other references in that issue were simply to it being a "space station." Also, in Inhumans#11, a member of the Kree Supreme Council referred to it as their "asteroid-web space station" which, again, minimizes the importance of the word "web" in its name. However, the Planet Hulk Gladiator: Guidebook does call it "a Kree Space Station Web" so I guess that is its official name.

     As for where Stent (the then-unidentified planet of purple dust) was located, Falzon mentioned in Inhumans#8 that he had heard about a planet with "beetle-cities" that was located strategically for the Kree in the approaching War Between the Three Galaxies. And on page 14 of Inhumans#10, Warkon tells the Inhumans that "This space station is their steppingstone to our galaxy - - and yours. By destroying it, we will delay their plan seriously." 
    The Planet Hulk Gladiator: Guidebook does confirm that the Space Station Web was "located in the Milky Way Galaxy's Duggil Star System" which is exactly the information that was created for the entry on the Stenth that appeared in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#10.
    This would seem to make it clear that Warkon did indeed misspeak when he implied that the Inhumans and his people were from different galaxies. In fact, when you think about it, that statement never really made any sense since Warkon's home planet could only be located in either the Milky Way or the Large Magellanic Cloud and the Kree would have had no need of a steppingstone in their own galaxy.

    Space Station Web originally had a minimalist sub-profile (mostly just pictured) in the profile on Mon-Tog, which was first posted 11/30/2002.

Profile by Donald Campbell and Snood.

The Space Station Web should be distinguished from:

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Inhumans I#10, page 7, panel 1 (Kree Space Station Web)

Inhumans I#10 (April, 1977) - Doug Moench (writer), Keith Pollard (artist), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Planet Hulk: Gladiator Guidebook#1 (July, 2006) - Anthony Flamini & Greg Pak (writers), Carlo Pagulayan, Aaron Lopresti, Ladronn, Ryan Sook, Alex Maleev, Lucio Parrillo & James Raiz (resource artists), Jim Calafiore (new art), Jen Grunwald & Mark D. Beasley (associate editors), Michael Short (assistant editor), Jeff Youngquist (editor)

Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

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

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