Sea Horror

Real Name

Baron Von Zeil

First Appearance

Dynamic Comics #9 (1944)

Original Publisher

Chesler / Dynamic

Created by


Golden Age Origin

The Sea Horror originally claimed to be an undead sailor who guarded millions of dollars worth of gold in the hold of a sunken ship. He appeared to be capable of "living" underwater without oxygen, and also seemed to have some degree of control over sea animals.

Later it was revealed that he was actually a nazi agent wearing a mask that supplied him oxygen from a small tank concealed under the hump on his back. Apparently he was trying to retrieve the gold to fund the Nazi war machine. However, his ability to breathe and talk without a visible mask seems unlikely, and does not explain his ability to command a giant octopus.

Golden Age Appearances

Dynamic Comics #9