DR. MALACHI OZ
Real Name: Malachi Oz
Identity/Class: Normal human
Group Membership: Roxxon Oil
Affiliations: Leoninus, several unnamed Roxxon employees
Enemies: Changelings (especially the females), Woodgod
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Mobile
in this story: somewhere in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado
First Appearance: Marvel Comics Presents I#76/4 (early May 1991)
Powers/Abilities: He was an expert in the process of cross-breeding. His weapon of choice was a pistol he was hardly able to use.
(Marvel Comics Presents I#76/4) - Dr. Malachi Oz went into the Rocky Mountains when he heard rumors about the secret society of the Changelings. There his scouts met Leoninus who was willing to betray his own kind. The traitorous Changeling brought all female Changelings to Dr. Oz and hit team. Oz admired Leoninus and invited him to come with them. In Roxxon's lab Dr. Oz immediately began to test the Changelings for his future plan to cross-breed them with normal animals to create a perfect work force. Oz saw in an unorthodox way even beauty in the Changeling Dovinia and Leoninus joked that Oz wanted to do some cross-breeding on his own. Woodgod found Oz's lab and attacked. Oz's men couldn't stop him and the whole lab got trashed by Woodgod. Oz tried to defend himself against the enraged Woodgod, but got trashed too.
Comments: Created by Robert Campanella and Dave Cockrum.
After this incident Woodgod left the Changelings because he thought that as long as he was with them the Changelings would be in danger. Huge mistake by Woodgod because without him they were all (apparently) killed some time later in the pages of Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD III#37.
Profile by Markus Raymond
Dr. Malachi Oz has no known connection to:
Marvel Comics Presents I#76, p27, panel 6 (Dr. Malachi Oz body shot)
Marvel Comics Presents I#76, p31, panel 6 (Dr. Malachi Oz head shot)
Marvel Comics Presents I#76 (1991) - Robert Campanella (writer), Dave Cockrum (artist), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Last updated: 04/09/05
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