The twin princes Crystar and Moltar rule the planet Crystalium from the capital city of Galax. However, they are torn over whether to ally themselves with the good wizard Ogeode, whom Crystar favors, or the evil wizard Zardeth, Moltar's choice.
Crystar was created not only as a comic-book character, but also a toy. He was created by Mary Jo Duffy and Bret Blevins and first appeared in comics The Saga of Crystar, Crystal Warrior issue 1 from 1983.
Major Story Arcs
War in the Kingdom
Not knowing which side to take, Crystar and Moltar argue and when their uncle, Lord Feldspar, sides with Crystar, Moltar cracks him hard against the wall. In a rage, Crystar retaliates and Moltar stabs him. Fortunately, Ogeode is able to place the dying Crystar in the Prisma-Crystal which, after several hours. turns him into living crystal, thus saving his life. Feldspar and Crystar's aides Warbow, Stalax, Koth and Kalibar are also turned into crystal beings to serve awith their leige. In the meantime, Zardeth has turned Moltar and those faithful to him into powerful beings of molten rock. Eventually, Crystar triumphs over Zardeth and peace returns to Crystalium. Crystar's wife is named Ambara.
Crystar's primary weapon is a sword. He also has a crystal dragon that pulls his chariot on land and in the air.
Many years later, Crystar was seen again during the events of Secret Wars, in which Doctor Doom had reformed the universe after it had been destroyed. Crystar had been captured by the evil Morgan le Fay and was seemingly shattered to a pile of crystals. It was however then that Crystar's trusted ally Warbow freed him from his captor together with the barbarian Arkon. While Arkon believed Warbow to be insane to think that the rocks where anything more then just that, it turned out to be possible for the rocks to once again merge together. It was then that Crystar was reborn, save his left arm. Crystar and his friends gathered forces in order to overthrow Morgan le Fey and her evil forces. It was during the final battle against Le Fey that Battleworld seemingly was destroyed and returned to it's normal former self, Earth. What happened to Crystar and his friends is as of yet unknown.
In 1983, Remco's Crystar toy line was released concurrent with the publication of the comic book. There were eleven issues of the magazine published, the last of which was an improbable paring with Canada's premiere super-team Alpha Flight.