Monday, January 15, 2024

“Creature Commandos”

The upcoming DC Studios animated TV series "Creature Commandos", is based on DC Comics' monstrous team of military superhumans, originally set during World War II, including a human team leader, a werewolf, a vampire, Frankenstein's monster and a snake-headed ‘Gorgon’, streaming in 2024 on Max:

Original Team:

'Warren Griffith' –  a simple, farm boy who suffered from clinical 'lycanthropy'. 'Project M' gave him the ability to change into a true werewolf, but the metamorphoses were erratic and uncontrollable due to a flaw in the serum that created him. 

'J.A.K.E.'– The first 'G.I. Robot', destroyed itself along with a lost 'Atlantean' colony. 

'J.A.K.E. 2' – The second 'G.I. Robot', became lost in space.

'Dr. Myrra Rhodes', aka 'Dr. Medusa', after inhaling strange fumes,  grew living snakes for hair and superficially resembled Medusa, one of the 'Gorgons'. 

'Lt. Matthew Shrieve – Matthew was their team leader. He was a fully human, tough-as-nails soldier. 

'Pvt. Elliot "Lucky" Taylor '– Lucky barely survived stepping on a mine. He was stitched back together against his will, so he resembles the Frankenstein Monster and has damaged vocal cords. 

'Sgt. Vincent Velcro, volunteered for the project in order to commute a 30-year sentence in the brig for crippling an officer. Like a vampire, he can now change into a bat and requires human blood to survive.

Modern Team 

'Aten' – The mummy-like communications specialist. 

'The Bogman' – A humanoid amphibian grunt resembling the 'Gill-man'. 

'Gunner' – A cyborg named 'Gunner Mackey', who originally died during World War II. 

'Hunter' – 74-year-old 'Captain Lucius Hunter', formerly of 'Hunter's Hellcats'. 

'Dr. Medusa' – 'Dr. Myrra Rhodes', whose body has mutated even further into a 'Gorgon'-like form since her first appearances. 

'Patchwork' – 'Elliot "Lucky" Taylor', who is pretty much the same as before. 

'Velcoro' – 'Vincent Velcoro', who, like Myrra, has mutated even further due to his treatments and now has red skin and a white ponytail. 

'Wolfpack' – 'Warren Griffith', who is even more savage and out-of-control in this incarnation.

The 2013 Blu-ray/DVD release of director Richard Raaphorst's horror action feature "Frankenstein’s Army", was inspired by DC Comics' "The Creature Commandos":

" the closing days of WW II, a battalion of Russian soldiers find themselves lost in enemy territory in eastern Germany. One soldier has been ordered to make a propaganda film as the squadron makes its way across the wintry landscape, and what follows is a thrilling mix of found-footage shocks and classic horror.

"Stumbling upon a village decimated by an unseen terror, the Russians are lured into the secret lab of deranged scientist 'Viktor', who has unearthed the journals of 'Dr. Victor Frankenstein'…

“…and has used them to assemble an army of 'supersoldiers'..."

Click the images to enlarge….

Buy comics and more at