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Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance the Avengers vol. 1, #4 (March 1964)
Place of origin D'Bari system

The D'Bari were a fictional alien race in the Marvel Universe. They are famous as the people whose star system was destroyed by Phoenix during the Dark Phoenix Saga.

Publication history[edit]

The D'Bari first appeared in Avengers vol. 1 #4 (March 1964), and were created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. The race was destroyed in Uncanny X-Men #135 (July 1980)

Since that time, the D'Bari have been shown in flashback in Classic X-Men #43 (January 1990), and later writers have asserted that a small number of D'Bari, not on their homeworld at the time of its destruction, survived, including stories in She-Hulk #43-46 (September–December 1992), Nova (second series) #1 (November 1994) and #15 (March 1995), Wolverine (second series) #136-138 (March–May 1999), Wolverine 2000 Annual, and Uncanny X-Men #387 (December 2000).

Fictional race biography[edit]

The D'Bari were a humanoid plant species that lived on the fourth planet of the D'Bari system, located within the sphere of influence of the Shi'ar Empire. One D'Bari originally appeared using a device that turned the Avengers into stone. He did this at the behest of Namor the Sub-Mariner, who had a vendetta against the Avengers at the time and promised to free the D'Bari's spaceship (which had become trapped under the sea), if he incapacitated the Avengers. The newly revived Captain America promised to free the alien's ship in return for restoring the Avengers. This done, he helped them defeat the Sub-Mariner and his army, and freed the D'Bari's spaceship.[1]

The D'Bari are perhaps most well known for the last moment of their existence, as the Dark Phoenix replenished itself by destroying their sun. Approximately five billion D'Bari died when their star went nova.[2]

A small number of D'Bari, not on their homeworld at the time of its destruction, apparently survived.[volume & issue needed]

In other media[edit]


  • The D'Bari are featured in the Avengers Assemble episode "Guardians and Space Knights." To prevent Galactus from consuming Earth, Iron Man takes Galactus to another location. The planet that Iron Man (who was empowered by the Power Cosmic) turns out to be the D'Bari's planet which Galactus starts consuming it. While the D'Bari evacuate the planet, the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy work to prevent Galactus from consuming the planet. It later turns out that the D'Bari's planet was becoming unstable before Galactus' arrival and its explosion knocked out Galactus. Star-Lord mentioned that the D'Bari settled on another planet.


  1. ^ Avengers #4
  2. ^ X-Men #135

External links[edit]

  • D'bari at the Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe