DROOG

Real Name: Droog

Identity/Class: Terrestrial canine mutate

Occupation: Bodyguard, enforcer; companion to Gremlin

Affiliations: Gremlin, Megacephalo

Enemies: The Gaffer (Sidney Levine), Hulk (Bruce Banner), Clay Quartermain, General Ross, SHIELD (Supreme Headquarters International Espionage Law Division)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Friend (Russian translation), Droogi

Base of Operations: Bitterfrost, Siberia

First Appearance: Incredible Hulk II#188 (June, 1975)

Powers/Abilities: Droog possessed great strength (comparable to Class 100) and durability. He possessed an advanced intellect for a dog, enabling him to obey various commands and communicate verbally, speaking in English--ALWAYS IN RHYME.

Height: 12' 6"
Weight: 5210 lbs.
Eyes: White
Hair: None

History: (Incredible Hulk II#188(fb)-BTS) - Droog was genetically engineered from a dog to be the Gremlin's companion. Droog became the Gremlin's only friend. Droog also served to enforce the Gremlin's will among the soviet troops, "reprimanding" any who got out of line.

 

(Incredible Hulk II#188) - As the Hulk, General Ross, and Quartermain attempted to escape from Bitterfrost, the Gremlin unleashed Droog on them. The Hulk sent the others to escape, while he engaged Droog. The two fought savagely, each holding his own, all the while Droog unleashed a torrent of rhyming couplets and more complex rhymes on the Hulk. After the other prisoners had escaped, SHIELD unleashed a devastating blast of energy at Bitterfrost, which incinerated the entire complex. There were no signs of Droog, the Hulk, or any others in the mammoth crater left by the blast.

(Daughters of the Dragon#4) - Droog found a new master in Megacephalo, and the two of them watched television together. Droog complained to his master about the amount of clutter around their home.

Comments: Created by Len Wein and Herb Trimpe.

The Hulk was knocked below the surface of the Earth by the force of the explosion, and emerged shortly thereafter.
There's no reason Droog couldn't have had a similar fate,
Maybe he will return, at a later date.
He is waiting, planning to avenge himself on SHIELD, who destroyed his hut,
or more likely, perhaps monkeys will fly out of my butt.

If I were much more clever, I'd have written this whole profile in rhyme. If that were the case, I'd probably also have used the word cleverer in the last sentence.

I'm no paleontologist/dinosaurologist/whateverologist, but Droog looks like a Triceratops to me. I now stand ready for the correction.

 

Droog has a profile in the All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update#1.

CLARIFICATIONS:
No known connection to:
The Drogs race, whose "natural gas" fueled Lunatik's starsled, Cosmic Powers Unlimited#3/3

Gremlin, the Russian mutant and son of the similar Gargoyle, @ Incredible Hulk I#163, has no known connection to:
Gremlin, the agent of Dr. Hydro, @ Sub-Mariner I#61


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Appearances:
Incredible Hulk II#188 (June, 1975) - Len Wein (writer/editor), Herb Trimpe (pencils), Joe Staton (inks)
Daughters of the Dragon#4 (June, 2006) - Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti (writers), Khari Evans (penciler), Jimmy Palmiotti (inker), Mark Paniccia (editor)


Last updated: 05/28/06

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