Real Name: Unrevealed (last name possibly Nod)
Identity/Class: Human mutate
Occupation: Developer of vitamin supplements
Group Membership: Bod Squad (Jen, an unidentified photographer, one unidentified male)
Affiliations: The Bod Squad
Enemies: Greg Garlick,
Lakes Avengers (Big Bertha/Ashley Crawford, Flatman/Matt, Good
Boy/Goodness Silva, Mister Immortal/Craig Hollis)
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: "Dok-tor Nod," "Dude"
Base of Operations: An underground lab in Detroit, Michigan, USA
First Appearance: Great Lakes Avengers I#5 (April, 2017)
Powers/Abilities: Dr. Nod possesses an
immense, fat form that increases in size depending on how many Dr. Nod's Good Bod supplements that he consumes.
As his size increases, his strength and durability increases accordingly but his intelligence lessens.
In his normal form, Dr. Nod is a skilled developer of
vitamin supplements. He also carried a handgun and has access to an
underground scientific lab.
Height: (pre-transformation) unrevealed
(approximately 5'10"); (post-transformation) variable
Weight: (pre-transformation) unrevealed (approximately 160 lbs.); (post-transformation) variable
Eyes: Unrevealed (see comments)
Hair: Blonde (graying)
(Great Lakes Avengers I#5 (fb) - BTS) - Dr. Nod developed a fish oil vitamin supplement called Dr. Nod's Hot Cod. After stopping development of Dr. Nod's Hot Cod for unrevealed reasons, Dr. Nod began marketing a questionable dietary supplement called Dr. Nod's Good Bod, which he plan to develop by combining the superhuman powers of the weight-shifting Big Bertha with Mutant Growth Hormone. The benefactors bankrolling the development of the supplement put Dr. Nod on a strict deadline to develop the supplement so Dr. Nod recruited Big Bertha's talent agent to help lead Bertha into a trap under the guise of a modeling gig where Dr. Nod could acquire a sample of Bertha's genetic material. Creating a fake modeling job in which Bertha would be the "before" and "after" model for his supplement, Dr. Nod had Jen bring Bertha to his headquarters within the Corktown Meats plant.
(Great Lakes Avengers I#5) - Completely unaware of the trap or that her "gig" required her to be both models, Big Bertha arrived at Corktown Meats for the fake modeling gig, only to find out about being both models for a dietary supplement from her agent Jen, whom she fired. When the gig was to start, Big Bertha attempted to back out of the job but Dr. Nod himself appeared, introducing himself and assuring Big Bertha that his supplements were 100% legitimate. Claiming that the only reason they sought out Big Bertha was a matter of timing, Dr. Nod remarked that Big Bertha's beauty was an added bonus, prompting Big Bertha to reply that the entire situation didn't feel right. She then again declined the modeling gig and Dr. Nod admitted that he admired her scruples before offering $20,000 if she stayed on to complete the supposed job. Reluctantly accepting the job at that price, Big Bertha modeled until she received a personal text from her teammate Good Boy and when she went outside to text back, Bertha overheard Dr. Nod talking to someone on the phone about shooting Bertha in the neck to acquire a "sample." Cursing in shock, Bertha was overheard by Dr. Nod, who readied his gun and claimed he meant "shoot in the neck" figuratively.
Bertha managed to escape Dr. Nod but when she scooped
up her agent Jen in an attempt to rescue Jen, Jen betrayed her,
admitting the modeling gig was a trap before tranquilizing Bertha.
Awaking a short time later in restraints, Bertha was told by Dr. Nod
that he had already acquired everything he needed from her and Nod
assured her that she could go free if she was willing to behave.
Nod then claimed he had not truly lied to Bertha, as he really did need
her and her powers for his Dr. Nod's Good Bod supplements. He then
claimed her powers and his supplements would make him rich and Bertha
would receive her fair share of the money as well. Nod then revealed
his plan to mass market a pill made by combining Bertha's powers with
Mutant Growth Hormone as the ultimate beauty accessory. Bertha then
commented that Nod was forgetting the part where she beat Nod senseless
and broke up his plan, at which point Nod revealed himself and his
agents, dubbed the Bod Squad, as being to able to control their weight
much like Bertha herself did.
(Great Lakes Avengers I#6) - Big Bertha demanded that Dr. Nod let her go but Dr. Nod reminded her that he had already said she was free to go as long as she behaved herself. After getting Bertha to promise to behave, Dr. Nod remarked that perhaps he had gotten off on the wrong foot with Bertha and that the situation could be advantageous to Bertha, further commenting that she could stay on as a spokeswoman for his supplements. Upon being freed, however, Bertha immediately attacked Dr. Nod, slamming his head into the floor while declining his offer to remain a spokeswoman. With Dr. Nod unconscious, Big Bertha then turned towards his Bod Squad agents and asked who was next. Bertha then turned her attention towards her former agent Jen and sealed Dr. Nod and the other Bod Squad members inside while she focused on Jen. Regaining consciousness, Dr. Nod told the Bod Squad not to worry with digging their way out. Claiming he had given Big Bertha a chance and that he was no longer responsible for what happened next, Dr. Nod grabbed a large container of the Dr. Nod's Good Bod supplements and began swallowing them in large quantities.
Mutated into an even larger, more obese and less intelligent form, Dr. Nod smashed his way free and exclaimed that Dr. Nod's Good Bod supplements were not approved by the FDA but were made from all natural ingredients. Bertha attempted to fight back but her fist was caught in the fat of Dr. Nod's midriff as the near-mindless Dr. Nod continued exclaiming a sales pitch for his supplements. Ignoring Bertha's attacks, the monstrous Dr. Nod soon walked off to continue promoting his supplements to the public. The weakened Bertha attempted to go after Dr. Nod but she collapsed in exhaustion atop a pile of bricks and Dr. Nod's supplements. As Dr. Nod mutated into a larger and larger size, Big Bertha managed to text her Great Lakes Avengers teammates to summon them to the scene. Confronting Dr. Nod, the Great Lakes Avengers demanded to know what he had done with Big Bertha and Nod claimed she had not maximized her potential and he had no choice but to kill her. Announcing that if Nod had truly hurt Bertha, he would kill Nod, Mister Immortal charged at Dr. Nod, who easily crushed Mister Immortal beneath his foot. Big Bertha then appeared, having grown to large size herself by taking Dr. Nod's Good Bod supplements, and announced that she would take the fight against Dr. Nod from that point.
(Great Lakes Avengers I#7) - Dr. Nod and Big Bertha squared off as
Flatman and Doorman discussed what was different about Bertha's
appearance. Gaining the upper hand against Dr. Nod, Big Bertha
expressed her anger that she now had to fire her agent because of Nod.
Crawling his way to one of his trucks as his Bod Squad pinned Big
Bertha, Dr. Nod swallowed nearly all of Batch 12 of Dr. Nod's Hot Bod
and transformed into an even larger mass of fat and flab with even less
intelligence. As the immense Dr. Nod rampaged through Detroit, Mister
Immortal suggested using Maneuver 33 to stop Nod. Despite early
protests from Big Bertha, the Great Lakes Avengers utilized Maneuver
33, which involved slingshotting both Doorman and Mister Immortal into
Dr. Nod, with Doorman's powers providing a doorway into Nod's innards
for Mister Immortal. Making his way to Dr. Nod's heart, Mister Immortal
punched it, causing Dr. Nod to seize up and fall to the ground.
Comments: Created by Zac Gorman and Will Robson.
Some other possible Dr. Nod products: Dr. Nod's Peas in a Pod, Dr. Nod's False God, Dr. Nod's Mod Squad, Dr. Nod's Tales of the Odd, Dr. Nod's Fishing Rod, Dr. Nod's Muddy Sod, Dr. Nod's Friend Named Todd, Dr. Nod's Chewing Gum Wad, Dr. Nod's Tetrarch Yod, Dr. Nod's General Zod, etc. etc. etc.
Dr. Nod was never seen without his
goggles on so determining his eye color was impossible.
Profile by Proto-Man.
Doctor Nod should be distinguished from:
|--Great Lakes Avengers I#5
|--Great Lakes Avengers
|--Great Lakes Avengers
I#5 (fb) - BTS (#5 - BTS,
|--Great Lakes Avengers
Great Lakes Avengers I#5 (April, 2017) - Zac Gorman (writer), Will Robson (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Great Lakes Avengers I#6 (May, 2017) - Zac Gorman (writer), Will Robson (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Great Lakes Avengers I#7 (June, 2017) - Zac Gorman (writer), Will Robson (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
First posted: 11/19/2022
Last updated: 11/19/2022
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