Shakira (comics)

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Shakira from Warlord #32 and #33,
artist Mike Grell
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Warlord #32,
(November 1980)
Created by Mike Grell (writer & artist)
In-story information
Alter ego Shakira
Species Werecat
Place of origin Skartaris
Abilities Shapeshifts into a black cat, expert fencer and markswoman.

Shakira is a fictional character, a sword and sorcery heroine published by DC Comics. She first appeared in Warlord #32, (November 1980), and was created by Mike Grell.

Fictional character biography[edit]

When Travis Morgan the Warlord encountered a lovely young woman in Skartaris captured by the evil Titans that lived on the Isle of Titans, he freed her. Calling herself Shakira, the former captive revealed a surprise for her rescuer. Warlord was shocked to find that his damsel in distress was a feline shapeshifter.[1]

When he saved her from savage bird-men, Shakira became his ally. She set about repaying the favor when she shapeshifted her way out of a robot's trap that had ensnared both her and Morgan, and destroyed their mechanical torturer with its own laser weapons. Warlord asked Shakira if she was a woman who became a cat or a cat who became a woman, but she never gave him an answer.[2]

In the strange world of Skartaris, Shakira has become Morgan's constant companion and a trusted friend.

Powers and abilities[edit]

  • Shakira is a werecat who can transform into a small black cat who always seems to sport a small golden spiked collar.
  • Her feline form seems to provide her with cat-like instincts even when fully human, such as a desire to chase mice, and a pathological fear of water.
  • She is a skilled fighter, both armed and unarmed, and an accurate shot with most firearms.

In other media[edit]


  • Shakira has appeared in the Justice League Unlimited episode "Chaos at the Earth's Core." Instead of becoming a black cat, the animated version of Shakira shapeshifted into a black panther. She appears in a beaten-up state warning Warlord about the approach of Deimos' army.


  1. ^ Warlord #32
  2. ^ Warlord #33

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