Space Characters are the birds and pigs featured in Angry Birds Space. The first name that was known was the "Lazer Bird" from the file name of images added to the Angry Birds Google+ page on February 17, 2012. The Ice Bird was mentioned in passing by a Rovio employee at SXSW. The true bird names were later revealed via AngryBirdsNest and The Daily. Every bird (except the Space Eagle) resemble a different Marvel or DC Comics character.