Professor Ivo
Professor Ivo
Personal Info:
Real Name: Anthony Ivo
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Brave and the Bold 30
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Infrequent partner of T.O. Morrow
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: Justice League Of America
Creators: Gardner Fox and Mike Sekowsky
Gallery: Click
Professor Ivo is a criminal mastermind and a scientific genius. He is responsible for the creation of the androids Amazo and the Tomorrow Woman. He was also able to create an immortality serum.
Longevity: Professor Ivo created a serum which provides him with an extremely long life span. The serum has however left his body twisted and malformed.
Body Armour: As a result of his "immortality" serum, Ivo has developed a thick, resilient second skin. The skin appears to be bullet proof, and impenetrable to most forms of energy.
Young Anthony Ivo was traumatized by the death of his grandmother. At her graveside, Ivo vocally swore that he would never die. Anthony's self-centred reaction angered his father so much, that the usually gentle man backhanded his son into the open grave. Avoiding the grave became Ivo's singular concern. Playing on the guilt of his wealthy father, Ivo used every resource at his disposal to further his goals. In due time, Ivo created biomechanical mirror genes capable of scanning and imitating the genetic traits of a given subject. Ivo could salt his own D.N.A. with mirror genes, then absorb the properties of long lived species...if only he had the nerve to court death by putting theory into practice. Lacking intestinal fortitude, Ivo began pursuing other avenues to immortality. An elixir could be made by isolating common factors in creatures with notable longevity, but how could he procure such nigh-mythological beasts?
The debut of the Justice League of America inspired Ivo to create an artificial life form from his mirror genes. In need of raw genetic material for his creation, Ivo murdered volleyball player Helmut Schultz and his own father to form the brawn and brains of Amazo. The first Earth-born android, Amazo absorbed and duplicated all of the powers of the original JLA within its mighty frame, in order to collect the beasts for Ivo's immortality formula. Ivo used Amazo to secure ancient objects of power and long-lived beasts, which enabled him to extend his longevity to 500 years.