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Shadow Kid (Pre-Zero Hour)
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Pre-Zero Hour
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Characteristics
Real name Grev Mallor
Alias Shadow Kid; Shadow Lad
Occupation Academy student: Planetary Champion
Alignment Good
Family Tasmia Mallor, aka Shadow Lass (cousin); Sarven Mallor (grandfather); Tarnia Tolarn (aunt)
Affiliation Legion Academy (Pre-Zero Hour)
Homeworld Talok VIII
First appearance Adventure Comics vol 1 #344 (May 1966)
Universe Pre-Zero Hour
Alternate versions Grev Mallor (Glorithverse); Shadow Kid (Earth Zero)
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History[]

Grev Mallor aka Shadow Kid was a descended from a long line of Talokian heroes called 'Shadow Champions' who hailed from the the planet Talok VIII. He had blue skin and pointed ears and was adapted to the harsh desert terrain of his planet.

Grev lived with his grandfather Sarven Mallor, the Planetary Champion of Talok VIII. His father had died in a cave on the outskirts of Talok City. His grandfather's work kept him in the city, but Grev preferred to remain with the rest of his family near the site of an ancient cave, sacred to their ancestors.

When worshippers of the god Maakas, the hill dwelling Yakka-Mahor, encircled the enlightened city where most Talokians live, the citizens had no way of defending the city. They people searched the city to find the descendant of the the last Shadow Champion and they found Tasmia Mallor. Using a compass that was supposed to point to the shadow cave, she found her cousin Grev. The two scared children entered the cave, where they were enveloped by the shadows, and empowered with the hereditary ability of their ancestors. Tasmia became 'Shadow Lass' and together they drove the Yakka-Mahor back using their powers to manipulate the shadows and darkness.

Some years later, Shadow Kid met members of the Legion of Super-Heroes when he was captured by the villain, Nardo, and imprisoned in the Super-Stalag of Space. Unlike some of his fellow prisoners, Grev survived this experience.

While his cousin, Tasmia, joined the Legion of Super-Heroes, Grev remained on Talok and became its Planetary Champion. Later, he joined the Legion Academy.

Classic period (Adventure Comics/Action Comics)[]

70s/80s (Superboy & the LSH/LSH vols 2 & 3)[]

Non-canonical versions[]

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