Real Name: Zantor
Identity/Class: Human Atlantean
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Hulk (Banner); Sub-Mariner; Vashti
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unknown
First Appearance: Hulk/Sub-Mariner Annual 1998 (1998)
Powers/Abilities: Zantor is an Atlantean scientist with knowledge in ship-building, blood transfusions, and other areas of science.
History: (Hulk./Sub-Mariner Annual 1998 (fb)) - Zantor was a scientist and an ally of Attuma. When they heard the Sub-Mariner had returned to Atlantis, the two of them began searching the seas for a weapon to use against him. Zantor designed a ship for Attuma's army that was faster than any in the Atlantean fleet.
(Hulk/Sub-Mariner Annual 1998) - Zantor and Attuma found the Hulk floating undersea and took him aboard their ship. They also kidnapped Vashti, who was isolated from Atlantis due to a disease called the Black Tide that was ravaging his body. Zantor fed the Hulk a water-breather elixir that turned the Hulk's skin blue, withdrew much of the Hulk's gamma-irradiated blood, and put a speechfeeder krill in the Hulk's ear so that the Hulk could understand their language. Once the Hulk woke up, Zantor force-fed him a Sonar Bat-ray that would allow them to map the Hulk's body. When the Hulk broke free, he nearly killed Zantor, but fled from the ship instead. Zantor was upset that Attuma did nothing to protect Zantor from the Hulk. Zantor found a way to use the Hulk's blood to increase Attuma's powers exponentially, but Attuma wanted to test the process first. Zantor mutated Vashti with the blood and set him free to wreak havoc. He then mutated Attuma, equipping Attuma with a tank of blood and feeder tubes to keep him mutated. After Attuma ravaged Atlantis for a time, the Sub-Mariner led a small force on Attuma's ship and cornered Zantor. He was forced to tell Namor about Attuma's feeder tubes, which led to Attuma's defeat. A side-effect of the gamma-blood cured all the Atlanteans of their Black Tide disease, a bitter irony for Attuma and Zantor.
Comments: Created by Chris Cooper and Doug Wheatley.
Zantor has no known connections to
Hulk/Sub-Mariner Annual 1998, p11, pan1
Hulk/Sub-Mariner Annual 1998, p10, pan3
Last updated: 12/01/05
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