|First appearance||Captain America #160 (Apr 1973)|
|Created by||Steve Englehart and Sal Buscema|
|Alter ego||Silas King|
|Team affiliations||Emissaries of Evil|
Solarr is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe.
Fictional character biography
Silas King was born in Carson City, Nevada. He was a latent Mutant who worked as a smuggler of illicit narcotics. On a drug run from New York City to Los Angeles, his van broke down in the Mojave Desert. Trying to make his way back to civilization, King spent several days out in the desert sun, which catalyzed his latent mutation. While recovering from sunstroke and dehydration in the hospital, he realized he could discharge the solar energy he had stored as heat blasts.
Calling himself Solarr, he began a criminal career in New York City by starting with bank robbery. This activity brought him into partnership with Klaw, and membership in the Emissaries of Evil led by Egghead. He repeatedly met defeat, and was eventually captured and imprisoned at the Project Pegasus research center in New York State, where scientists studied his powers.[issue # needed]
One of the other captives and subjects for study at Project Pegasus was Bres, a member of the other-dimensional Fomor. Bres began to use his powers to manipulate the staff at the facility, and caused a guard named Harry Winslow to die of heart failure.[issue # needed] Bres also freed Solarr from his cell. Solarr hated Winslow, and when he found his corpse he incinerated it.[issue # needed] Bres used his magic to animate the charred corpse, which killed Solarr.[issue # needed] It was later revealed that Solarr was one of the possible targets of Scourge of the Underworld, until Scourge found out that Solarr was already dead.[issue # needed]
Powers and abilities
Solarr was a Mutant with the ability to absorb, store, and manipulate large amounts of energy from light, especially direct sunlight.
In other media
- Solarr appears in the X-Men episode "Secrets, Not Long Buried." This version's identity is of Bill Braddock. He appears as the leader of the mutant-supremacist Children of the Shadow and ruler of the mutant and human cohabitation community called Skull Mesa founded by Taylor Prescott. He's aided by Toad and an original mutant character Chet (a mutant with phasing powers).
- Alpha Flight Special #1
- Solarr at the Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe