DREADSTAR CHARACTERS (Reality-8116)

--- Dreadstar primer


Aknaton (Dreadstar foe)

Alpha Centauri (star)

Altarix (Empirical galaxy) --early profile in progress

amulet/key (Joenis Soule possession)

Amulet of Pure White Light (used against demon Bialgesuard)

Ardimanium (metal/synthetic material, Syzygy Darklock story) --early profile in progress

A-Team (Zygotean mercenary squad, Dreadstar/Aknaton foes)

Bazkar (A-Team leader)

Bialgesuard (demon, agent of Taurus Killgaren)

blue crystals (Tyjor)

Brotherhood of Vieltoor (mystic branch of the Instrumentality)

Byfrexian (Dreadstar's race)

Caldor (planet, Dreadstar story) --early profile in progress

Captain Guolabou (Zygotean Landing Party 017)

Cardinal Spydar (Instrumentality; Lord Papal agent) --early profile in progress

Cenzar (World of Woods)

Council of Sensitives (World of Woods)

cruisers (Zygotean ships)

cyborg assassin (A-Team member)

Daily Instrument (Altarix newspaper)

Darklock, Ajar'l (Empirical galaxy)

Darklock, Cula (Ajar'l's mother)

Darklock, Syzygy (Dreadstar ally) --early profile in progress

Darklock, Lena (Ajar'l's wife)

Darklock, Ravol (Ajar'l's son)

Darklock, Woolfor (Ajar'l's father)

Darklon (sorcerer)

Delilah D-50 (Vanth's wife)

Delloran (xt planet, Dreadstar story)

Doctor Hoggarth (Altarix native, Syzygy Darklock character)

Doctor Loomis (Altarix native, Syzygy Darklock character)

dreadnoughts (Zygotea ships)

Dread Veil plane (home of Taurus Killgaren)

Dreadstar (Vanth Dreadstar, warrior) --early profile in progress

Dreadstar, Kalla (Dreadstar's daughter)

Dreamsend (xt planet, Infinity Horn storage satellite)

Earth-8116 (Dreadstar story)

Elders (Orsirosian race)

Empirical Galaxy (galaxy, Dreadstar stories) --early profile in progress

Eye of the Gods (dimensional portal)

Forest People (World of the Woods natives)

Frank ?? of Earth

Gods of the Instrumentality --early profile in progress

Great Division (cast out Bialgesuard)

Gromlin (World of Woods)

Hall of Death and Mercy (Kalloombrian Temple, Dreamsend)

Hand of Darkness (Dreadstar character)

High Lord Papal (Dreadstar and Company foe)--early profile in progress

Hymlok (Taurus Killgaren ally)

Ice Demon's Lantern (location on Byfrexia)

Infinity Horn (Orsirosian item, Dreadstar story)

Instrumentality (theocrazy, Dreadstar foes)--early profile in progress

Iron Angel (Deadstar ally)

Izak (Dreadstar ally)

Juliet ?? (Earth's last survivor, Dreadstar character)

Kalloombrians (former Dreamsend natives)

Kalloombrian Temple (Dreamsend)

Killgaren, Taurus (manipulator of Syzygy Darklock)

Lartorez (planet, Dreadstar story)

Laurie ?? of Earth

Lawt (Byfrexian)

Lectra (Caldor/The People)

Light Cutter (Vanth Dreadstar's spaceship)

Lightcutter II (Syzygy Darklock's ship)

LX-7 Nebula (Dreadstar stories) --early profile in progress

Minde' (Caldor/The People)

Monarchy (Empirical Galaxy, Dreadstar stories) --early profile in progress

Nieth (Orsirosians)

Nimbus (xt planet, Empirical Galaxy)

Nimsu (Byfrexian)

Nultorian Iron Men (A-Team members)

Oedi (the elder) (Caldor/The People)

Oedi (The People; Dreadstar and Company) --early profile in progress

Orb (used by Taurus Killgaren)

Order of Vieltoor (mystic branch of the Instrumentality)

Orsiros (Aknaton home world, Dreadstar story)

Orsirosian (Dreadstar characters)

People (cat-like alien race, Dreadstar story)

Personal Defense Buckle (worn by Ajar'l Darklock)

"Pop" of Earth

Pyrax 8-13 (Delilah's previous husband)

Ra (worshipped by Orsirosians)

ritual of summoning/control (performed to summon Bialgesuard)

ship (Zygotean Landing Party 017)

Sister Marian (Syzygy Darklock character)

Slytis (demon, Syzygy Darklock character)

Snow Bears (wildlife of Byfrexia)

Soule, Joenis (Aknaton servant)

Spydar (Instrumentality; Lord Papal agent) --early profile in progress

Sword of Icy Fire (weapon of Vanth Dreadstar) --early profile in progress

Techno-Spirituals (Instrumentality)

tentacled demon (Bialgesuard or his agent)

tomes (owned by Taurus Killgaren)

tower (Dread Veil plane, home of Taurus Killgaren)

Tyjorians (xt, Dreadstar charaters)

unidentified nurse (Altarix native, worked with Doctor Hoggarth)

unidentified warrior (Zygotean Landing Party 017)

Vanth's unidentified parents (Byfrexians)

Whis'par (Forest People, World of the Woods) *for mature readers only*

World of the Woods (Dreadstar story)

Xam (A-Team member)

Xerolix Galaxy (Dreadstar stories) --early profile in progress

Z (Zygotean, Dreadstar foe)

Za (Tyjorian, Dreadstar character)

Zygotea (destroyed xt planet, home of Zygoteans)

Zygotean encampment (location on Byfrexia)

Zygotean Landing Party 017 (Aknaton foes)

Zygoteans (Aknaton/Dreadstar foes)

Dreadstar / Reality-8116 primer

   Dreadstar is a licensed character/title created by Jim Starlin starting way back with the Metamorphosis Odyssey in Epic Illustrated#1-9 in the Spring of 1980. The Metamorphosis Odyssey started around the modern era and affected Earth, but then swiftly destroyed the entire Milky Way galaxy and then moved on like a million years in the future.

   The origins of Syzygy Darklock were the second part of the Metamorphosis Odyssey, covered in "The Price," which was originally published in black and white in Eclipse Graphic Album Series #5 (1981).
   It was reprinted, with colorized artwork, in Dreadstar Annual#1 (1983) by Epic (the licensed characters/stories division of Marvel)

   The events bringing Darklock and Dreadstar were covered in Marvel Graphic Novel#3: The Metamorphosis Odyssey Book Three: Dreadstar (1982)

   Dreadstar subsequently got his own series under the Epic imprint, but Starlin later took the whole shebang over to First Comics. Peter David took over the writing around issue#31 or so, but Starlin remained the owner.

   In 1994, a Dreadstar mini-series was published under the imprint of Bravura, a creator-owned division of Malibu comics.

   Dreadstar appeared sometime later in issues #5-7 of the 2011 Breed III series, written and drawn by Starlin and published by Image.

   In 2021, Dreadstar returned in‚€¶ ‚€œDreadstar Returns,‚€� Starlin written and drawn graphic novel published under Ominous Press.

   The sequel, Dreadstar: The Inevitable is in the works...

   Still that earlier Marvel connection allows me to place this reality in the fringes of the Marvel Megaverse.
   At any rate, from start to finish, it is the best series I've ever read, period! I'm happy to see it continued whether by Starlin, David, or both!

   It is noteworthy to consider that the very end of the Metamorphosis Odyssey's first chapter) and everything thereafter (including the Price) takes place 1 million years after Aknaton used the Infinity Horn to destroy the entire Milky Way galaxy to eliminate the threat of the Zygoteans.


All characters mentioned or pictured are ™ and © Jim Starlin. If you like this stuff, you should check out the real thing!

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