Real Name: none
Identity/Class: Extra-dimensional (Earth-Amalgam) reptilian monster
Enemies: Spider-Boy (Pete Ross); The Challengers of the Fantastic, Reed "Prof" Richards, Sue "Ace" Storm, Ben "Rocky" Grimm, Johnny "Red" Storm; Dr. Curt Connors, New York Special Crimes Unit, Captain Sam Makoa, "Flash" Thompson, Roxy Leech, and "Brooklyn" Barnes
Known Relatives: Dr. Curt Connors (biological "father")
Base of Operations: Project Cadmus, New York City
First Appearance: Spider-Boy #1 (April, 1996); The Outrageous Spider-Boy #6 (in Amalgam continuity)
Powers/Abilities: King Lizard is a vicious killer with superhuman strength and an insatiable hunger for humans. When exposed to the Pym Particles of Dr. Hank Pym's Particle Accelerator, King Lizard grew substantially in terms of both size and strength. Although not connected physically, there exists a psychic link between Curt Connors of Project Cadmus and King Lizard that periodically gives Dr. Connors nightmarish insights into King Lizard's mind.
(The Outrageous Spider-Boy #6) - The reptilian killer known as King Lizard was created when Project Cadmus' genetic expert Dr. Curt Connors' left arm was viciously removed by an unknown assailant -- suspected by some to be Cadmus' own Dabney Donovan -- and cells from the dismembered limb were combined with reptile DNA. The result was a cold-blooded reptilian monster who soon clashed with Spider-Boy (Pete Ross).
(Spider-Boy #1 (bts)) - King Lizard was imprisoned in a cell within the depths of Project Cadmus
(Spider-Boy #1 (bts)) - When the homicidal alien symbiote known as Bizarnage shorted out Project Cadmus' power grid, King Lizard took the opportunity to break free from his cell. Free at last, King Lizard tore through Doctor Curt Connors, Susan "Ace" Storm, and Doctor Hank Pym's Particle Accelerator before disappearing into an underground river and heading toward New York City.
(Spider-Boy #1) - "Big Trouble!" - In order to keep Project Cadmus' existence a secret, Spider-Boy was given two hours to capture the rogue King Lizard before calling in the United States Army and S.H.I.E.L.D. Spider-Boy finally tracked King Lizard down to Pier 69 in Manhattan where the reptilian monstrosity was attacking dock workers. Spider-Boy, who noticed that King Lizard had grown considerably larger since the last time they crossed paths, attacked King Lizard but was swatted away by the monster's tail. Fortunately, the New York Special Crimes Unit arrived on the scene and distracted King Lizard with gunfire as Spider-Boy collected his thoughts and formulated a new plan of attack.
deduced that King Lizard had been growing in size ever since he tore through
Dr. Hank Pym's Particle Accelerator during his escape from Project Cadmus.
The incident exposed King Lizard to Pym
Particles, thus causing the monster to grow. Spider-Boy
retreated to the Baxter Building in search
of the one thing that could bring King Lizard down to size --
Doctor Ray Palmer's White Dwarf
Prototype. But just as Spider-Boy located the device, the
enormous King Lizard attacked the Baxter Building, causing the containment
field of the White Dwarf Prototype to rupture. With the remnants White
Dwarf Prototype in his possession, Spider-Boy fled to the roof of the Baxter
Building as King Lizard scaled the side of the building in hot pursuit.
But when King Lizard finally reached the rooftop, Spider-Boy was waiting
for him and flung the White Dwarf Prototype into the monster's mouth.
Shocked, the enormous King Lizard shrunk down to sub-atomic size where he
ceased to be a threat for the time being.
Comments: created by Karl Kesel, Mike Wieringo, Darick Robertson, and Gary Martin
Marvel characters are listed in regular, or bold black type.
DC characters are listed in bold blue type.
Amalgam characters are listed in bold purple type.
In case you're confused, Amalgam Comics didn't really exist beyond those seen in the few DC/Marvel cross-over. The titles you don't recognize are amalgams of similar Marvel and DC comics--Snood.
THE OUTRAGEOUS SPIDER-BOY
is an amalgam of Marvel's AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (Marvel's
Lizard debuted in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #6) and DC's
Special thanks to Ivan
Schablotski for providing me with the Amalgam Comics Trading Cards
that I didn't already have!
|Doctor Curt Connors
Serving as the genetic expert of the top-secret Project Cadmus, Doctor Curt Connors had his left arm viciously removed by an unknown assailant -- although many suspect that the assailant was actually fellow Cadmus scientist Dr. Dabney Donovan. The cells of Connors' dismembered limb were then combined with reptile DNA, resulting in the birth of the savage, scale-covered killer known as King Lizard.
Although not connected physically, there exists a psychic link
between Curt Connors and King Lizard that
periodically gives Dr. Connors nightmarish insights into King Lizard's
mind. Connors blames himself for King Lizard's existence and is very
hard on himself whenever King Lizard escapes from Cadmus and goes on a
rampage. In SPIDER-BOY #1, Dr.
Connors was injured attempting to stop King Lizard after the reptile escaped
from his cell.
-- Spider-Boy #1
Profile by Skullogeist
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Also assume that the Amalgam characters have no other connection to any others than whom they are Amalgamated, unless specifically mentioned.
King Lizard is an amalgam of:
The Lizard of Earth-616, Dr. Curtis Connors, @ Amazing Spider-Man (vol. I) #6
King Shark of the mainstream DC Universe,
Nanaue, @ Superboy (vol. III) #0
Last updated: 06/05/03
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