Public Domain Super Heroes

Real Name


First Appearance

Reptisaurus #3 (1962)

Original Publisher


Created by

Joe Gill and Bill Molno

Reptisaurus from issue #5 with a Wyvern-like look.


Described in his first appearance as a mutant pterodactyl, Reptisaurus and his mate spent millennia in a state of suspended animation on their desert island home until atomic testing awoke the creatures from their slumber. After awakening, the monsters and their offspring ended up saving the Earth from an invasion of aliens from Jupiter looking to colonize the Earth. Victorious, Reptisaurus and his family then retreated deep underground to slumber for another 100,000 years.

However after some time passed, Reptisaurus and his mate soon awaken and after circumventing the globe looking for food, they encounter each other in Florida. Initially, the military believed they were fighting but it turned out to be their courtship ritual.

The military then tried to eliminate the monster by firing an atomic missile, but Reptisaurus emerged from the blast unscathed and made it way to China where it fell in love with a mechanical dragon. The Russians and the Chinese try to use the robot as a Trojan horse by filling it with remote detonated explosives to kill Reptisaurus when it got close. Once again the blast left him unharmed, but heartbroken that his new mate was destroyed. The monster retreated to the Himalayas to recover where the Abominable Snowman observed him.

Public Domain Appearances

  • Gorgo #12
  • Reptisaurus #3-8
  • Reptisaurus Special Edition #1


  • In 1961, Charlton Comics produced a comic book based on the film, Reptilicus, which lasted two issues. After their license had lapsed, Charlton modified the creatures look and renamed and re-colored it into Reptisaurus and created new stories.
  • In 2009, there was a film called Reptisaurus based on the comic book character.

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