ComicBookReligion.com logo

 
 

pterodactyls

The Religious Affiliation of
pterodactyls
 

Religion: N.A. CBR Scale: I

Name: pterodactyls

Other Names: pterodactyl; Pteranodons; pterosaurs; Pterodactylus

Classification: villains villains   group group   real/historical group real/historical group  

Publisher(s): Mannheim

Earliest Appearance Listed in This Database: Acta Academiae Theodoro-Palatinae (vol. 5) (1784): "Sur quelques zoolithes du cabinet d'histoire naturelle de S.A.S.E. palatine et de Baviere, a Mannheim"

Creators: Cosimo Alessandro Collini, Egid Verhelst

Number of Appearances: 1

Enemy of: Superman, Lois Lane

Type of Organization/Group: animal species

Worked for: Lex Luthor

An unnamed pterodactyl was loosed by Lex Luthor from his sea-based city so it could attack Clark Kent and Lois Lane in an approaching chartered plane. The pterodactyl was one of numerous prehistoric "monstrosities" recreated by Luthor in his biological laboratories in the city. The pterodactyl destroyed the airplane, killing the unfortunate pilot. Clark Kent lept away carrying the unconscious Lois Lane. The pair was seized mid-fall by the pterodactyl. Clark Kent fought the soaring dinosaur and managed to knock it out or kill it. The conflict between Clark Kent (Superman) and the pterodactyl took place in 8 panels on pages 7 and 8 of the story retroactively titled "Luthor's Undersea City" in Superman #4 (Spring 1940).

Number of group members listed below: 4

Character
(Click links for info about character
and his/her religious practice, affiliation, etc.)
Religious
Affiliation
Team(s)
[Notes]
Pub. #
app.
Colonel Pterodactylee supporting character
CBR Scale: I N.A.
pterodactyl
[miniature pterodactyl Nightcrawler took as pet]
Marvel 1
The Pterodactyl villain
CBR Scale: I N.A.
pterodactyl
[pterodactyl fossils found, brought to life by NASA gases]
Marvel 1
pterodactyls pterodactyls villain group real/historical person
CBR Scale: I N.A.
[1st app: Acta Academiae Theodoro-Palatinae (vol. 5) (1784)] Mannheim 1
Venusian pterodactyls Venusian pterodactyls villain group
CBR Scale: I N.A.
pterodactyl DC 1

This character is in the following 11 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Acta Academiae Theodoro-Palatinae (vol. 5) (1784): "Sur quelques zoolithes du cabinet d'histoire naturelle de S.A.S.E. palatine et de Baviere, a Mannheim"
Judomaster #98 (Dec. 1967): "The Isle of Dragons"
Ka-Zar (vol. 1) #1 (Aug. 1970): "The Coming of... Ka-Zar"
Nightcrawler (vol. 1) #4 (Feb. 1986): "The Wizard of Oops!" (cameo)
Superman (vol. 1) #4 (Spring 1940): "Luthor's Undersea City" (6-panel cameo)
The Uncanny X-Men (vol. 1) #116 (Dec. 1978): "To Save the Savage Land"
The X-Men


Suggested links for further research about this character and the character's religious affiliation:
  - http://comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=44196
  - http://www.comics.org/issue/727/
  - http://www.uncannyxmen.net/db/issues/showquestion.asp?fldAuto=6725