"Slime Creature"

Real Name: Inapplicable

Identity/Class: Terrestrial mutate

Occupation: Inapplicable

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

EnemiesPresence, Red Guardian (Belinsky)

Known Relatives: Inapplicable

Aliases: Giant Amoeba

Base of Operations: Khystym, Soviet Union

First Appearance: Defenders I#62 (August, 1978)

Powers/Abilities: A being created from radiation, the Slime Creature fed on radiation and grew larger and more deadly with more radiation absorbed. His radioactive nature was deadly to humans.

History: (Defenders I#63 (fb) - BTS) - A young Sergei Krylov was involved in the scientific research for a radioactive plague that ended up wiping out life in the village of Russian village of Khystym due to a mistake in radioactive waste disposal. The area was too deadly for any to live in, being dubbed the Forbidden Zone.

(Defenders I#61) - Years later, Krylov, now an irradiated being known as the Presence, returned to the Forbidden Zone.

(Defenders I#62) - Presence found the radiation there had created a new lifeform and that the massive creature there hungered and sought to expand.

(Defenders I#63) - Presence watched the creature form into a giant amoeba-like state. He fired a radiation burst at the creature, seeking to stop it, but the creature absorbed the blast. The amoeba drained the Presence's energy and pulled the man inside itself, beginning to feed on his energy.

(Defenders I#65) - The irradiated Red Guardian arrived and attempted to free the Presence, but was also pulled inside the creature. Presence and Red Guardian combined their radiations and burst free, then renewed their attack on the monster. They united themselves as one being and hit the monster with the force of a nuclear explosion, finally destroying the amoeba.

Comments: Created by David Kraft, Sal Buscema, and Jim Mooney.

Profile by Chadman.

The creature was called the "Slime Creature" on the cover of Def. 65, and the "Giant Amoeba" in the issue's title. Never named on panel, poor thing.

Slime Creature has no known connections to


Defenders I#65, p4, pan6
Defenders I#65, p5, pan5

Defenders I#61 (July, 1978) - David Kraft (writer), Ed Hannigan (penciler), Bob Lubbers (inker), Jim Shooter (editor)
Defenders I#62 (August, 1978) - David Kraft (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Jim Mooney (inker), Bob Hall (editor)
Defenders I#63 (September, 1978) - David Kraft (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Jim Mooney (inker), Jim Shooter (editor)
Defenders I#64 (October, 1978) - David Kraft (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Don Perlin (inker), Bob Hall (editor)
Defenders I#65 (November, 1978) - David Kraft (writer), Don Perlin (penciler), Bruce D. (inker), Bob Hall (editor)

Last updated: 11/17/06

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