Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (pre-modern era to modern era)
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Burton; involuntarily Kei Kawade
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: The North Atlantic
First Appearance: Journey into Mystery I#56/1 (January, 1960)
Powers/Abilities: Zog is over a thousand feet high, but other than that, it is unknown what powers he possessed. He may have possessed some sort of telekinesis, so he could engrave the ice he was encased in from the outside.
History: (Journey into Mystery I#56/1 (fb) - BTS) - At some point in the past, a giant alien creature was stranded on Earth. To bide its time until it was rescued by its kind, it encased itself in ice (suspended animation) and engraved the word "ZOG" on the ice, apparently its "S-O-S" term.
(Journey into Mystery I#56/1) - After a bomber plane
spotted the giant floating iceblock in the North Atlantic, a group of
scientists (including Burton) were called in. The governments and
populaces of the world became alarmed about the creature (dubbed Zog
after the word in the iceberg), and many people went into panic mode.
Burton, who saw the world going insane over what may be a needless
possibility, decided to take matters into his own hands. He
commandeered a plane and bombed the iceberg, releasing Zog. Burton was
arrested, convicted and sentenced to execution for a crime against
humanity, but before the execution could be carried out, he was called
in to witness what the creature was doing. Instead of attacking
civilization as many thought it would, Zog simply encased himself in
another iceberg. Burton deduced that the word ZOG meant S-O-S, and he
SECRET WARS III HAPPENED
(Monsters Unleashed II#3 (fb) ) - Unaware of his Inhuman power to summon monsters by drawing them Kei Kawade summoned Zog to Atlanta. The monster ran amok and destroyed his father's workplace, forcing his family to move to St. Louis.
Comments: Created by Stan Lee (or Larry Lieber) and Don Heck.
Zog could be
retconned into being one of the Frost Giants of Jotunheim.
Profile by Madison Carter.
Updated by Markus Raymond (Monsters Unleashed).
Zog has no known connections to
A scientist who theorized that Zog might not be
malevolent. He freed the creature and was almost executed for his
actions. After Zog returned to his icy haven instead of destroying
humanity, Burton was given numerous awards, honors and apologies.
--Journey into Mystery I#56/1
Journey into Mystery I#56, story 1, page 1
page 2, panel 2 (in ice)
page 2, panel 4 (burton)
Journey into Mystery I#56 (January, 1960) - Stan Lee or Larry Lieber (writer), Don Heck (artist), Stan Lee (editor)
Monsters Unleashed II#3 (April, 2017) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Leinil Francis Yu (pencils), Gerry Alanguilan & Michael Jason Paz (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
First Posted: 02/28/2006
Last Updated: 11/24/2017
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