Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A-Z: Urkonn from Whedon's Fray comic series

Alright, let's face it...there aren't that many fictional characters that begin with the letter "U" --ones I want to discuss anyway.  And so for my A-Z Challenge today, I wanted to highlight a character that is a part of Joss Whedon's comic world.  Are you familiar with Fray?

The Fray is "an eight-issue comic book limited series about Melaka Fray," a future slayer living in the 23rd century.  The call for a slayer has been made after centuries of a slayerless world.  My character feature is for Melaka's stand-in watcher/trainer--a demon named Urkonn.  

Aside from being a demon, Urkonn has his own backstory, which I found intriguing.  As Melaka's trainer, he relentlessly prepares her for her worst nightmares, including betrayal from those she trusts.  

Urkonn used unorthadoxed methods to train Melaka that ultimately led to his demise.  I highlighted him because I liked his interactions with the slayer and wanted more. 

What do you think about Urkonn?  He looks like a bad a**, huh? Were you (are you) a Buffy fan?  Have you read any of Whedon's comic books?  

On another note, can someone tell me why Joss Whedon doesn't have a website?  I mean, for the love of Peter, he's on Facebook.  Good grief.  

Mina B.


S. L. Hennessy said...

Oh Joss Whedon, you NEVER fail me. I LOVE Fray. I really wanted to mention it for my F, but I did Firefly instead. SO glad you mentioned it here!

Lynn Proctor said...

he is pretty fierce---looks fiery too

Elise Fallson said...

Man, I've never read the Fray series but is sounds like something I'd really get into. The demon Urkonn looks very fierce, and hot, as in temperature wise. (:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I haven't read any of his comic books I'm afraid, but I have seen all of his movies.

Nick Wilford said...

Yeah, I was a Buffy fan, but I didn't know about this comic. Sounds interesting! He's got a pretty wicked grin.

Cynthia said...

What a creature! Yeah, he looks like he's got something up his sleeve.

Rae M. said...

Okay, I so love you for this choice. I loved reading Fray! I also read Angel After the Fall and some of the Buffy ones. I do love Joss Whedon! And yes I am a dork.

Ro @ Eat Live Move said...

Hey there! Never heard of Fray or the Urkonn. But I enjoy reading your post.

Eat Live Move: Intuitive Eating from A to Z!

Mina Burrows said...

@S. L. Hennessy - Thx. There's not much I don't love from Whedon.

@Lynn Proctor - He's a bad a**, huh?

@Elise Fallson - I know right?

@Alex J. Cavanaugh - Me too, except The Cabin in the Woods.

@Nick Wilford - Wicked, indeed.

@Cynthia - He's a demon, baby!

@Rae M. - Aw, thanks! I'm a huge fan!

@Ro @ Eat Live Move - Thanks for stopping by. Looking forward to visiting your blog!

Michael Pierce said...

I'm not "in the know" for a lot of the comic book world, but this looks like a series I should definitely check out. Thanks Mina!

D.S.Taylor said...

never heard of this series but sounds cool!