Vartox is an alien warrior.

Physical appearance

A large man of muscular build, Vartox has a handlebar moustache and two toned, white and black hair. His brow is also somewhat pronounced. He wears a red outfit with yellow linkings and epaulettes.[1]


The Moon
December 1, 2015, 16:16 UTC

Vartox was captured and held within Kylstar's fortress. The freed Justice League members decided against freeing him and other captive who were not League affiliates.[1]

Kylstar's Vessel
December 1, 23:58 UTC

The Justice League, Superboy, Miss Martian's valiant effort against Kylstar convinced him to treat his sentient weapons better.  All captives, including Vartox, were released, and Orb-One explained Kylstar's motives.  He was a freedom fighter who was on a mission to stop slavers who destroyed his homeworld.  Vartox telepathically confirmed his account. As a sign of his good intentions, Kylstar offered to return captives unwilling to help with his fight back to their homeworlds. Those willing to stay were promised good treatment and glorious battle.[2]


Background information

  • In the comics, Vartox is an alien from the planet Valeron, and an old friend of Superman with whom he competed for the romantic affections of Lana Lang.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Weisman, Greg (w). Jones, Christopher (a). Atkinson, Zac (col). Sienty, Dezi (let). Gaydos, Sarah (ed). "Players, Chapter Two: Directly to Jail" Young Justice 21 (October 17, 2012), New York, NY: DC Comics
  2. Weisman, Greg (w). Jones, Christopher (a). Atkinson, Zac (col). Abbott, Wes (let). Gaydos, Sarah (ed). "Players, Chapter Six: Rolling Doubles" Young Justice 25 (February 20, 2013), New York, NY: DC Comics