Gog (Marvel Comics)
Cover of The Amazing Spider-Man #103, the first appearance of Gog. Art by Gil Kane.
|First appearance||The Amazing Spider-Man #103 (December 1971)|
|Created by||Roy Thomas
Interdimensional teleportation via bracelets
An alien being from an unknown planet, Gog resembles a gigantic reptilian humanoid; despite his monstrous appearance and demeanor, Gog is actually quite intelligent, capable of understanding human speech and creating various complex devices.
Fictional character biography
While traveling through the Savage Land, Kraven the Hunter finds a crashed space ship in quicksand and ventures inside. There, he finds the juvenile and minuscule Gog and another member of species, who had apparently died during the space ship crash landing. Deciding to save the young Gog from his sinking ship, Kraven takes him with him, names him Gog and decides to raise him as a pet; much to Kraven's surprise, Gog rapidly grows to gigantic size only days after being found by him. Kraven, realizing how useful Gog can be, decides to use him in a plot to conquer the Savage Land. After kidnapping the visiting Gwen Stacy from a camp in the Savage Land, Kraven and Gog battle the heroes Ka-Zar and Spider-Man. While Ka-Zar deals with Kraven, Spider-Man defeats Gog by luring him into a patch of quicksand, which he sinks to the bottom of.
Gog would later be saved from dying in the quicksand by the Plunderer. Having Gog (who created a device that allowed him to speak English) act as his servant, the Plunderer uses him in a plot to try to steal the super soldier serum in New York. Followed to New York by Ka-Zar, Gog and the Plunderer battle him before Gog, using his teleportation bracelets, escapes, first to the Statue of Liberty, then the World Trade Center and finally, to another dimension.[volume & issue needed]
Gog is later found in the dimension he escaped to by Doctor Octopus and the Sinister Six, who induct the creature into their group as the sixth and final member of it. Aiding the Sinister Six fight a multitude of heroes, Gog is beaten in combat by the hero Solo and shrunken by Mister Fantastic, who sends him back to the dimension the Sinister Six found him in.
Powers and abilities
Gog possesses superhuman strength. He also wears bracelets that are capable of granting him interdimensional teleportation.
- Roy Thomas (w), Gil Kane (p), Frank Giacoia (i). "The Beauty And The Brute" The Amazing Spider-Man 104 (January, 1972), Marvel Comics
- Roy Thomas (w), Gil Kane (p), Frank Giacoia and Tony Mortellaro (i). "Walk The Savage Land! and Gog" The Amazing Spider-Man 103 (December, 1971), Marvel Comics
- Erik Larsen (w), Erik Larsen (p), Erik Larsen (i). "The Sixth Member" Spider-Man 22 (December, 1992), Marvel Comics
- Erik Larsen (w), Erik Larsen (p), Erik Larsen (i). "Confrontation" Spider-Man 23 (June, 1992), Marvel Comics