Hala is a planet that features in Marvel Comics.
Hala was a planet situated in the Pama star system within the Large Magellanic Cloud. On this world, two different races evolved with these being the blue-skinned humanoids known as the Kree and the plant-like Cotati races. During Kree Year Zero, the planet was visited by the technologically advanced Skrull's that arrived with peaceful intentions as they sought out a race worthy of being given their knowledge. As Hala contained two such species, they decided that only one could be awarded this gift and called upon representatives from both species. They were taken to the Blue Area of the Moon that orbited Earth where they were asked to build great works of construction. Ultimately, the Cotati won the trial but the Kree decided to act and killed first the plant-like aliens before turning on the Skrulls as well as stealing their technology. They used the ship to return to Hala where they reverse engineered the technology and science to create their own empire to eventually strike at the reptilian race of shapeshifters. (Avengers v1 #133)
Their homeworld of Hala thus became the capital of the Kree empire. (Iron Man v1 #278)
When the Phoenix Force headed to Earth, the Supreme Intelligence intended to allow the world to be destroyed for a chance to capture the cosmic energy force to be used to allow the Kree empire to rule for millennia. Thus, he tasked Noh-Varr with stealing a fragment of the Phoenix from the Avengers where he came to Hala to give it to his people. However, upon learning of the Supremor intending to let the Earth be destroyed, Noh-Varr petitioned for aid to let mankind survive the destruction. Ultimately, the Supreme Intelligence refused and Noh-Varr turned on the Kree leading to his exile from Hala. For his betrayal of the Avengers, they too stripped him of his membership and banned him from Earth thus leading to Noh-Varr having to go on the run on Hala where he sought a ship to escape the planet. (Avengers v4 #27)
Noh-Varr suggested that a means of finding the origins of the Terrigen Mists resided on the ruined Hala with the Inhuman Royal Family heading to it on-board the Astarion. (Royals v1 #4) Once there, the were attacked by Ronan who was the only survivor of the cataclysm that destroyed his homeworld where he came to blame the Inhumans for the devastation of Hala. After defeating him, Noh-Varr used a Plex Seed to use the remains of the Supremor as raw material to create a new Supreme Intelligence and re-organise his people into a new Kree empire. (Royals v1 #5)
Notable locations on the planet included:
- Haline : a non-technological subterranean city. (Annihilation Conquest: Wraith v1 #2)
- Haroun : an underground city on Hala. (Annihilation Conquest: Wraith v1 #1)
- Gon-Ket Glacier : located in the southern pole that was a ritual palace created by Kree ice smiths making it into a site where dynastic ceremonies were conducted by tradition. (War of Kings v1 #1)
- Rad-Nam :
- Harfax : the largest industrial city-state situated approximately a thousand miles from the capital and was home to the Hecnic Valt precious metal salvaging center. (Captain America v1 #398)
- Kree-Lar : the capital city on the planet. (Captain America v1 #398)
- Hall of Judgement : structure that contained the Supreme Intelligence. (Quasar v1 #35)
Hala served as the headquarters of the galaxy-spanning Kree empire. As their civilization became far-flung, few Kree in the empire actually beheld the world or its giant star Pama that served as the planetary system's sun. (Captain Marvel v1 #16)
The Kree empire placed an artificial ring of defensive space mines around their homeworld along with enemy detecting sub-sonic crystals. (Captain Marvel v1 #3) Hala's planetary ring was composed of satellites that operated as a defensive system with an damaged elements of the grid being repaired. (Quasar v1 #35)
- Hala was created by Roy Thomas and Gene Colan where it made its first appearance in Captain Marvel v1 #1 (May, 1968).
In other media
- In Silver Surfer, the Kree homeworld made an appearance in the animated series where it was referred to as Kree-Lar. The episode "The Forever War" showed the Silver Surfer going to Kree-Lar in order to consult the Supreme Intelligence about the location of Zenn-La.
- In The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Hala made an appearance in the second of the animated series in the episode "Live Kree or Die". The Avengers sought to stop the invasion of Earth by the Kree Empire leading to several superheroes falling through a wormhole onto Hala's surface. During a battle with the Kree military, they managed to fight their way to the Supreme Intelligence and defeat the Supremor whereupon Mar-Vell became the new leader of the Kree Empire.
- In Guardians of the Galaxy, Hala was mentioned in the episode "Hitchin' a Ride" where it was referred to as the homeworld of the Kree and held a population of billions. The Cosmic Seed empowered Symbiotes had set a course towards Hala in order to infect it's populace but were destroyed by the Guardians of the Galaxy.
- In Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Hala was referred to by name in the live-action television series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Kassius stated that even on Hala that they did not have a view as that outside the Lighthouse.
- Iron Man v1:
- War of Kings v1 #1: (2009)
- Avengers v4:
- Royals v1: