Real Name: Bauggroth
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Killbuck Swamp, Ohio
First Appearance: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II # 4
Powers/Abilities: Superhuman strength, able to reform body if destroyed.
History: Long, long ago, in what is now Killbuck Swamp in Ohio, an evil sorcerer tried to gain infinite power by magically excavating a tunnel all the way down to Hell itself. He paid for this folly by falling to a fiery death at the very bottom of the tunnel.
Centuries later. a demon called Bauggroth climbed up this "Hell Well" to escape to the Earthly plane. He gave his ectoplasmic essence physical form by using the bones of the long dead sorcerer and the muck and undergrowth of the swamp to create a makeshift body.
Making his home in the swamp, the creature now known as "Bog" has great demonic strength and magical powers housed within the sorcerer's bones. His powers increase as he battles foes who seek to return him to Hell.
One such foe was the supernatural hero Dr Weird, who pursues another would be necromancer into the swamp, having just thwarted his attempt at human sacrifice. Bog recognisedthe Doctor and wrongly assumed that he has come for him. As soon as he attacked, Dr Weird in turn recognised Bog for what he was and, utterly repulsed, destroyed Bog's physical body in the mistaken belief that this would defeat him. Bog merely waited until the Doctor has left the swamp with his human captive and wove another host body . . . . . .
Comments: Profile by Chris Adams.
The Bog is not a regular BIG BANG character, more of a "special guest star". His only BB appearance being in the rare horror themed issue 15, in which he fights Dr Weird (which presumably takes place on Earth A sometime in the 1970's). Bog's origin is told told in a text feature in issue 16, where it is stated that his first actual comic book appearance was in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles # 4, vol 2.
The Bog has a lot in common with DC's Swamp-Thing and Marvel's Man-Thing, but unlike them he is not a hero or even an anti-hero, but an outright villain. (Still, his fierce desire not to return to Hell is understandable).
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Bog-Beast, Atlas comics monster
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
Back to US Independents Page
All images and characters depicted on this site are copyright their respective holders, and are used for informational purposes only. No infringement is intended and copyrights remain at source.