Shadow Lass (Tasmia Mallor)

The Religious Affiliation of
Shadow Lass
Tasmia Mallor

Religion: Talokian ancestor worship CBR Scale: S

Name: Shadow Lass

Alter Ego: Tasmia Mallor

Other Names: Umbra

Classification: hero hero  

Publisher(s): DC

First Appearance: Adventure Comics (vol. 1) #365 (Feb. 1968): "Escape of the Fatal Five!"

Creators: Jim Shooter, Curt Swan, George Klein

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 319

Teams/Affiliations: The Legion of Super-Heroes

Gender: female

Shadow Lass (Tasmia Mallor) Shadow Lass (Tasmia Mallor)


From: "Religious Affiliation of Comic Book Characters" forum discussion, started 28 March 2006 on the Comic Book Resources website (; viewed 4 June 2006):

3-28-2006, 01:51 PM
Sir Tim Drake

Other characters not [yet] on the [Religious Affiliation of Comic Book Characters] list:
Shadow Lass - ancestor worshipper
Element Lad - New Age
Lightning Lad and Saturn Girl - at least one of them was some kind of Christian, since their first child was baptized
[some others listed...]

From: "Shadow Lass", 4 June 2006 on the Wikipedia website (; viewed 4 June 2006):

Shadow Lass is a fictional character in the 30th century of the DC Universe. She is a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes. Her real name is Tasmia Mallor and her homeworld is Talok VIII. She has the power to project darkness. Like all Talokians, she has blue skin and pointed ears. She received her powers along with her cousin Grev, Shadow Kid from the spirits of her ancestors in a cave on Talok. (Talokians practice ancestor worship). She is the hereditary shadow champion of Talok VIII as her ancestors had been before her for over a thousand years.

She joined the Legion after her homeworld was invaded by the Fatal Five and she helped the Legion to defeat them. After joining, she became romantically involved with Mon-El. She eventually married him after he was mortally wounded fighting the Time Trapper as part of the conspiracy to avenge Superboy's death at the Trapper's hands...

In the post-Zero Hour universe, she went by the codename Umbra and had a much more aggressive and businesslike attitude. This version of the character did not become romantically involved with the post-ZH counterpart of Mon-El...

Shadow Lass has appeared in the reimagining of the Legion which occurred starting in 2004, however as yet little has been revealed about this version of the character.

This character is in the following 8 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Action Comics (vol. 1) #379 (Aug. 1969): "One of Us Is an Impostor!"
Adventure Comics (vol. 1) #365 (Feb. 1968): "Escape of the Fatal Five!"
All-New Collectors' Edition #C-55 (Mar. 1978): "The Millennium Massacre"
DC Comics Presents #43 (Aug. 1981): "In Final Battle!"
Justice Society of America
Spider-Boy Team-Up #1 (June 1997): "Too Many Heroes -- Too Little Time" (character based on)
Superman Vs. Mongul (Dec. 2013): "In Final Battle!"

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