COMIC-BOOK CREDENTIALS: Arzon appeared alongside his fellow Spectral Knights in the short-lived Visionaries comic, published by Star Comics (an imprint of Marvel). You know, Star Comics, the ones who also published the Thundercats comic that fellow recruit Cheetara appeared in! COMIC-BOOK WEAKNESSES: The Visionaries comics were based on the TV series and toy line of the same name, but sadly only lasted for 6 issues. The TV show only faired a little better with 13 episodes and the toy line only managed one wave of figures, so Arzon hardly makes for the most established recruit on the team.
Ability to transform into a holographic eagle, possesses a staff of knowledge, has a shiny blue suit of armor…
REASON FOR RECRUITMENT: Before Arzon was given the ability to transform into an eagle by the wizard Merklynn, he had to prove himself worthy of such a power. Arzon came up with some makeshift wings without any problems, allowing him to fly…meaning he’s very resourceful… and as Merklynn said, “When it was necessary to fly, you found wings.” This is the kind of forward thinking that the team needs and should work well with Hannibal’s leadership. As well as this Arzon can turn into an eagle. A frickin’ eagle! That means he is able to cover large distances from above and then he can poop on them!
POTENTIAL RISK: The eagle Arzon turns into is blue in colour, so he’s hardly inconspicuous. There’s also the worry that he will get bird flu.
CHANCES OF SURVIVAL: Not very good if he gets bird flu. Other than that Arzon is a knight, so he should be able to give as good as he gets… but if not then he will at least become useful battle fodder!
IN EVENT OF DEATH BEFORE MISSION... LIKELIHOOD OF REPLACEMENT WITH WOLVERINE: Not likely as Wolverine can’t fly…. And being part of a ‘fastball special’ doesn’t count.