Classification: Genetically created lifeform

Creator: Either the Yellow Claw Robot or Dr. Doom

Users/Possessors: Yellow Claw Robot

First Appearance: Strange Tales I#162 (November, 1967)

Powers/Abilities/Functions: The Monster Cephalopod was a genetically engineered octopus with powerful tentacles

History: (Strange Tales I#162) - When Nick Fury infiltrated the Chinatown base of the Yellow Claw (actually a robot double), he was recognized by the Claw and Fritz Von Voltzmann, and they opened a trap door beneath him, dropping him into the pool of the Monster Cephalopod.

(Strange Tales I#163) - The Monster Cephalopod attacked Fury, catching him in its tentacles, but he took out a folding bayonet and drove it between the creature's eyes. This apparently slew it, and Fury swam away to safety.

Comments: Created by Jim Steranko.

A cephalopod is defined as any member of the group of molluscs that include octopuses, squid, nautiluses and cuttlefishes.

by Prime Eternal

The Monster Cephalopod should not be confused with:

Images taken from:
Strange Tales I#163, page 2, panel 1

Strange Tales I#163 (December, 1967)

First Posted: 05/07/2005
Last updated: 05/07/2005

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