|First appearance||2000 AD Prog 2002 (December 2001) (2001)|
|Created by||Robbie Morrison
|Formats||Original material for the series has been published as a strip in the comics anthology(s) 2000 AD.|
|Publication date||December 2001 – present|
|Letterer(s)||Ellie De Ville
|Shakara The Avenger||ISBN 1-905437-88-9|
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The story is technically set in the present day (the first episode briefly shows a contemporary Earth; it is destroyed on the first page, and the last human in the universe, a survivor from the International Space Station, is ignominiously killed on the third), but revolves around a host of bizarre aliens using very advanced technology.
In the first series little is explained about the lead figure other than it is nearly indestructible, seeking out and destroying other aliens for reasons unknown. In the second series the character is shown to be some kind of liquid being encased in the suit. By the third, it becomes clear that 'Shakara' is an instrument of vengeance created by a now-extinct race of the same name, although the being is beginning to think for itself. Shakara is eventually killed by Cinnabar Brenneka, the legendary warrior who first united the Shakara in their conquest of the galaxy to cleanse it of corruption,and then allied with his former foes to destroy the Shakara, disgusted by their own descent into decadence.
- Shakara: The Avenger (trade paperback, 160 pages, January 2009, ISBN 1-905437-88-9) collects:
- Shakara: The Destroyer (trade paperback, 160 pages, August 2012, ISBN 9781781080382) collects:
- "Destroyer" (in 2000 AD #1650-1661, 2009)
- "Avenger" (in 2000 AD #2011, 1715-1727, 2011)