DR. ZEUS

Real Name: None

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Scientist, super-criminal

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: the Medusa, The Menagerie of Myth

Enemies: Hercules, Spider-Man

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Crete, Greece

First Appearance: Marvel Team-Up II#2 (October, 1997)

Powers/Abilities: Dr. Zeus is a master of genetic engineering, able to create creatures who bear powers and appearances similar to those of their Greek myth counterparts.

History: (Marvel Team-Up II#2) - Dr. Zeus was a scientist in Greece, whose mastery of genetic engineering lead to him creating his own versions of monsters from Greek mythology, including the Medusa, Minotaur, Harpy, Sphinx and Cerberus. At some level, he came to believe that he himself was the god Zeus, and set in motion a plot to restore Greece to to what he believed was its glory days.

He sent out his Menagerie of Myth to attack locals in Crete, but the Menagerie was opposed and defeated by Spider-Man and Hercules. They followed the Sphinx back to Dr. Zeus lab, just as he was about to use his Medusa to make everyone watching television turn into stone. Spider-Man webbed up Dr. Zeus' cameras, making him unable to complete the broadcast, and he was terrified to discover that he was facing the true Hercules of myth. To escape Hercules' punishment, he gazed into the eyes of his Medusa, and became transformed into stone.

Comments: Created by Tom Peyer, Pat Olliffe, and Al Milgrom.

Profile by Prime Eternal

CLARIFICATIONS:
Dr. Zeus should not be confused with:

The Menagerie of Myth has no connection to:

 

His Medusa should not be confused with:

His Harpy should not be confused with:

His Minotaur should not be confused with:

His Sphinx should not be confused with:

His Cerberus should not be confused with:


The Menagerie of Myth was comprised of Cerberus, the Minotaur, the Sphinx, and the Harpy, which were all genetically engineered by Dr. Zeus to possess the same appearance and powers as the creatures of mythology they were named for. They were employed for brute force, and sent out to attack people in Crete, but were defeated by Hercules and Spider-Man.

 --Marvel Team-Up II#2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

The Medusa was genetically engineered by Dr. Zeus to possess the appearance and abilities of the mythological Medusa, being able to transform those who look upon its face into stone. Dr. Zeus intended to use the Medusa to transform all those watching television into stone, but he was prevented by Spider-Man. To escape punishment from Hercules, he subjected himself to the Medusa stare.
 --Marvel Team-Up II#2

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Last updated: 04/10/03

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