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Stilt-Man's connection to the M'Kraan creators?

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Stilt-Man's connection to the M'Kraan creators?

Post by nathanadler » 06 Jan 2019, 10:08

What was Stilt-Man doing with such a significant weapon as the Z-Ray beam, a device capable of opening a portal to Kirgar, the seeming throneworld of the race responsible for the M'Kraan Crystal?

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Re: Stilt-Man's connection to the M'Kraan creators?

Post by Gibbering Fool » 11 Jan 2019, 21:37

Which issue are you referring to?

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Re: Stilt-Man's connection to the M'Kraan creators?

Post by nathanadler » 12 Jan 2019, 07:47

Gibbering Fool wrote:
11 Jan 2019, 21:37
Which issue are you referring to?
Black Goliath #4-5.

In these issues Claremont has Stilt-Man use the Z-Ray Beam to banish Bill, along with Celia and Keith Jackson to Kirgar, a beam weapon powered by neutron star matter. In those issues, Sharra is referenced in the context of Sharra's Forge, the cruellest terrain on the cruellest of planets, Kirgar. The forge was named, "in bitter irony," for the mother goddess of legend. In this story, the alien Derath references Kirgar as "once the throneworld of a mighty empire which collapsed a million cycles ago... leaving all of its glorious cities to crumble into dust." Derath had heard of the planet Kirgar and its legends, but, like most others, believed it to be a legend. But on one mission he discovered it as the desolate (desert and mountains) second planet from the blue-white star Dharhalla. The planets former stronghold was buried beneath the planet's sands, and had stood inviolate for ten thousand centuries... When the last warlord of Kirgar died, he left a guardian to protect his stronghold, a 15 foot tall axe-wielding robot called Mortag that activated upon people entering the stronghold. It was never clear whether this was the planet, The World, on which stood the M'Kraan Crystal, but the terrain was comparable to that in Uncanny X-Men #107-108.

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