DC Nation’s Creature Commandos

When DC Nation was launched there were dreams of all-new content. Currently three of those programs are cancelled (Green Lantern, Young Justice and Beware the Batman) and I have yet to hear of replacements. While their full series work has been lacking, the short features are astounding. From the Doom Patrol to Animal Man they are must-watch material for comic book fans.

The latest unearths another obscurity of DC Comics, the horror/war creation The Creature Commandos.

Via ComicsXAminer:

The Creature Commandos are a fictional DC Comics team of militarized superhumans, based on supernatural creatures of legend that originally operated during World War II. Making their debut in Weird War Tales #93 (November 1980), the team was created by J. M. DeMatteis and artist Pat Broderick. The original team consisted of Lt. Matthew Shrieve (a normal human), Warren Griffith (a werewolf), Sgt. Vincent Velcro (a vampire), Pvt. Elliot “Lucky” Taylor (Frankenstein’s monster) and Dr. Myrna Rhodes (a gorgon). In The New 52 (a reboot of the DC Comics universe), a new version of the Creature Commandos were introduced and featured in the pages of Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E.. This incarnation of the team works as field agents for the secretive organization S.H.A.D.E., and are led by Frankenstein. The rest of the team consists of Khalis (who appears to be an Egyptian mummy), Warren Griffith (a werewolf), and Vincent Velcoro (given vampire-like powers through a modified version of the Langstrom formula). Griffith and Velcoro were both originally humans who volunteered to be transformed by Dr. Nina Mazursky, who later transformed herself into an amphibious creature resembling the Gill-man in order to fight alongside the team.

‘Lucky Day’


3 thoughts on “DC Nation’s Creature Commandos

  1. You know… I was just recently thinking/wondering if Warner might consider releasing a DVD/Blu-ray collection of all those DC Shorts they produced for the DC Nation block. There were a lot of them that were pretty good, and the themes and characters were all over the place.


      • Since they have (finally) started doing some complete season releases through their Warner Archive program… I am hopeful and crossing my fingers. I picked up the Green Lantern Animated complete series on Blu-ray, and am planning on picking up Young Justice when it comes out. I haven’t picked up Brave & the Bold or Beware the Batman yet but they are on my “want” list. I’d hate to think all these DC Nation shorts just disappear into nothing as it looks like a lot of quality work/time went into producing them.


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