Real Name: Krogg
Identity/Class: Class II demon
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Amos Treach, local villagers (c. 17th Century); Werewolf (Jack Russell), two hunters (Lucas and Henry)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: California foothills, USA
First Appearance: Werewolf by Night I#8 (August, 1973)
Powers/Abilities: The hungry demon Krogg needed the life-force of others to survive on earth. Krogg described itself as an invisible elemental entity that required a host to manifest in physical form. Krogg was able to speak, and was a swift, strong and powerful fighter; it could also spew flames from its fanged mouth. Despite its aggression, Krogg claimed to feel regret at killing others to survive.
(Werewolf by Night I#8 (fb)) - Several centuries ago, the warlock Amos Treach summoned Krogg to be his servant, but Krogg refused to obey him and instead terrorized the area, devouring those humans it chanced upon. Treach was able to trap the demon in a cave in the California foothills but eventually died guarding the prison.
(Werewolf by Night I#8) - Jack Russell stumbled across the hidden cave, finding a rabbit, and broke through the door he found there and from where he had heard moaning. Invisible, Krogg was able to escape and that night came across Russell in his werewolf form, recognizing his scent and offered to kill him swiftly as an act of mercy. The Werewolf fought back before running, but Krogg pursued with thrown rocks and fire shot from its mouth. The Werewolf was able to land on its back and Krogg enraged smashed into nearby rock. Two hunters, Henry and Lucas, then chanced upon the scene and shot at the demon, but Krogg instead consumed their life-forces. Krogg was now back to full power and resumed his hunt of the Werewolf, who scampered back into the cave where the demon had been imprisoned before. Krogg followed, but the Werewolf was able to leap over the demon, who projected fire at its intended victim, but this instead caused the cave to fall in on itself, effectively burying the demon under the rubble. However, the small white rabbit that had used the cave as shelter scurried later away from under the rocks with a low demonic laugh, Krogg apparently possessing the rabbit's form.
Comments: Created by Len Wein (writer), Werner Roth (pencils) and Paul Reinman (inks).
So watch out for carnivorous white rabbits!
Krogg was described as "The Lurker from Beyond!" on the cover of the issue,and the story was titled "The Lurker Behind the Door!". So maybe "Lurker" could be considered an alias.
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Krogg has no known connections to:
Amos Treach was a practicing warlock by night and pharmacist by day (sometime in the 1700s). Hoping to summon the demon Krogg for a servant, the demon instead rampaged through the village, devouring those it came across. He came up with a plan to stop Krogg by trapping it inside an airtight room and keeping watch. He penned a diary to record what had passed while guarding the door and died inside the cavern. The diary and skeleton of Treach were later discovered by Jack Russell.
--Werewolf by Night I#8
Werewolf by Night I#8, p12, pan3 (main image)
Werewolf by Night I#8 (August, 1973) - Len Wein (writer), Werner Roth (pencils), Paul Reinman (inks), Roy Thomas (editor)
Last updated: 10/18/10
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