ZOG

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (pre-modern era to modern era)

Occupation: Unrevealed

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Burton; involuntarily Kei Kawade

Enemies: Humans

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Zog

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 was pardoned.

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.
--Will U

Profile by Madison Carter.

Updated by Markus Raymond (Monsters Unleashed).

Clarifications:

Zog has no known connections to


Burton

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


images:
Journey into Mystery I#56, story 1, page 1
     page 2, panel 2 (in ice)
     page 2, panel 4 (burton)


Appearances:
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)


11/24/17

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