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Salakk. Art by Patrick Gleason.
Salakk. Art by Patrick Gleason.

Salakk (also spelled Salaak) is a fictional comic book superhero, an extraterrestrial from the planet Slyggia, and a member of the intergalactic police force known as the Green Lantern Corps, who appears in DC Comics. Image File history File links Salak. ... Image File history File links Salak. ... Patrick Gleason was an Irish-born mayor of Long Island City, New York. ... The Three Graces, here in a painting by Sandro Botticelli, were the goddesses of charm, beauty, nature, human creativity and fertility in Greek mythology. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... Batman and Superman, two of the most recognizable and iconic superheroes. ... Extraterrestrial, as an adjective, refers to something that originates, occurs, or is located outside Earth or its atmosphere. ... The Green Lantern Corps The Green Lantern Corps is a fictional, intergalactic police force of Green Lanterns that existed in the pages of DC Comics, chosen to patrol the vast reaches of the Universe, fighting evil wherever it could be found. ... DC Comics is one of the largest American companies in comic book and related media publishing. ...

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History

A famous pessimist and loner, Salakk is a creature of protocol and laws. A veteran Green Lantern he has served in many Corps campaigns over the years. During the Crisis he protected multiple sectors but found the experience depressing and went to Earth looking for company amongst his fellow Green Lanterns. He served with the contingent of Green Lanterns assigned to Earth and became good friends with Ch'p of H'lven. For a time Salakk lived in the future filling the identity of Pol Manning as Hal Jordan had before him (and was married to a human woman) but returned to the present day to warn about the destruction of the Corps. However he was too late to stop the execution of Sinestro. With the destruction of the power battery on Oa, Salakk's ring was made inoperable. He requested transport to H'lven where he was reunited with Ch'p. Salakk served briefly as Ch'p's advisor and friend until the two journeyed to Oa to ask for reinstatement into the Corps. After the reformation of the Corps, Salakk lived on Oa but was captured by slavers when Parallax destroyed the Guardians of the Universe. He was freed by Guy Gardner and was on Earth for the memorial service to Jordan. With the second reformation of the Corps, Salakk has been selected as a senior administrator and the Keeper of the Book of Oa. By the late-58th Century, the various planets of Earth’s solar system had banded together and formed the Solar Council. ... If you were looking for the Croatian Intelligence Agency, OA, click here for Obavještajna agencija Oa is a fictional planet located at the center of the universe in DC Comics. ... In the DC Universe, Chp of the planet Hlven was a member of the Green Lantern Corps; like all Hlvenites, he resembled a somewhat anthropomorphic combination between a squirrel and a chipmunk. ... If you were looking for the Croatian Intelligence Agency, OA, click here for Obavještajna agencija Oa is a fictional planet located at the center of the universe in DC Comics. ... Parallax, or more accurately motion parallax (Greek: παραλλαγή (parallagé) = alteration) is the change of angular position of two stationary points relative to each other as seen by an observer, due to the motion of an observer. ... The Guardians of the Universe as depicted in Justice League Unlimited The Guardians of the Universe are fictional characters in the DC Comics superhero universe. ...

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Oath

"And I shall shed my light over dark evil, For the dark things cannot stand the light, the light of the Green Lantern!"

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Trivia

  • In Turkish, the word "salak" means "idiot", though this was likely unintentional on the writer's part.
  • He has had a small cameo role in the Justice League animated series.
  • Ch'p gave Salakk the nickname pickelhead because the shape of his head resembles a pickle.
  • Salakk was killed off in a Green Lantern crossover with the Dark Horse comic Aliens. However, as inter-company crossovers are not considered canonical, this was ignored.
  • Salakk's head was redesigned in 2005 so that his eyes were at the front of his head instead of in the center.
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External links

  • The Book of OA
  • The Green Lantern Shrine
  • The Captains Log

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Salakk’s current appearance is based on the one the new Green Lantern Corps comic book mini-series released in 2005.
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