Personal Info:
Real Name: Shagrek
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Adventure Comics Vol.1 374
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Taurus Gang
Base Of Operations: 30th Century
Grudges: Legion Of Super-Heroes
Creators: Jim Shooter and Win Mortimer
Energy Blasts: Shagrek fires energy beams from his antennae, powerful enough to turn normal humans to dust and to blast a hole in a steel wall. Because of their power he refers to them as disintegration beams.
Shagrek's race and home world are unknown. He was found by miners working the outer asteroids in the Terran system sometime in the latter half of the 30th century, and was brought by them to Earth. There he was confined to the Tokyo zoo as an exotic and dangerous life-form. When local children began to notice that the creature was learning to talk, xenobiologists were called in. They determined that the zoo had mistakenly caged a sentient creature. The creature was released, and the people of Tokyo tried to make Shagrek welcome.
Forever fierce, Shagrek's disintegration beams killed forty people on his first day of freedom. He was finally subdued by the Science Police. But rather than being taken back to confinement, he was intercepted by Earth Science Police Chief Zoltorus and brought to Metropolis. Zoltorus was corrupt, leading a double life as Science Police and mob boss. Somehow, Zoltorus convinced Shagrek to become an enforcer for his Taurus Gang, alongside fellow super-felons Black Mace, Rogarth, Mystelor, and Quanto.