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Strata is a fictional extraterrestrial police officer published by DC Comics. She first appears in Invasion! #2 (February 1989), and was created by Keith Giffen, Bill Mantlo, Todd McFarlane.

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L.E.G.I.O.N. #6 (July 1989). Pencils by Kevin Maguire, inks by Al Gordon, colors by Lovern Kindzierski.
Publication information
PublisherDC Comics
First appearanceInvasion! #2, (February 1989)
Created byKeith Giffen (writer & artist)
Bill Mantlo (writer)
Todd McFarlane (artist)
In-story information
Place of originDryad
Team affiliationsL.E.G.I.O.N.
  • Superhuman strength
  • Invulnerability
  • Longevity

Fictional character biographyEdit

Strata is a native of the planet Dryad, and a founding member (and coined the acronym) of L.E.G.I.O.N., a law-enforcement agency operating on a number of worlds. It is led by Vril Dox. When initially encountered, Strata had no obvious gender, but later transformed into a crystalline form, which indicated she was female.

Strata trains multiple Legion field officers. [1]

Strata meets up with a similarly thick-skinned male named Garv. They begin a romance, which included unapproved vigilante activities and alternate costumed identities. [2] Unfortunately, on their wedding day, the son of L.E.G.I.O.N.'s founder stages a coup, brainwashing most of the organization. Strata and several of her friends are forced to go on the run. Garv follows, only wishing to get his wife back. She makes several appearances in Keith Giffen's later series, Lobo.

Eventually the mutiny is neutralized and the rebels get back to work with the L.E.G.I.O.N. Both Garv and Strata are seen working to help control a cosmic disaster in issue #1 of Infinite Crisis.[3]

Powers and abilitiesEdit

Like all of the sentient rock-beings from the planet Dryad, Strata is incredibly strong, and difficult to injure.

Other versionsEdit

An alternate future, caused by the capture of Waverider shows Garv and Strata with a young child. Strata leads a rebellion against future Dox, who had gone mad with power. She loses her friends and family. This timeline is neutralized when Dox, seeing how it ends badly for all his friends, frees Waverider. [4]

External linksEdit


  1. ^ "L.E.G.I.O.N. '93" #56 (Late July 1993)
  2. ^ Beatty, Scott (2008), "Garv", in Dougall, Alastair (ed.), The DC Comics Encyclopedia, London: Dorling Kindersley, p. 122, ISBN 0-7566-4119-5
  3. ^ "Infinite Crisis" #1 (December 2005)
  4. ^ L.E.G.I.O.N. Annual #2 (1991)