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Real Name
Lou Drumm
Current Alias
Base Of Operations

Unusual Features
Grey Skinned
Place of Birth
April 02, 1955
First appearance
Appearance of Death


Choosing the army over jail, career criminal Lou Drumm was mauled by a shark at ground zero when an experimental nuclear bomb was detonated. Transformed into a being who was half shark/half man, Drumm took the name Mako. After his release Drumm again took up a life of crime. Drumm became one of the more ambitious members of the Vicious Circle as Mako and was one of an upstart group that brutally attacked and maimed the superhero SuperPatriot, nearly killing him.

Mako continued to work for the Vicious Circle and later the Covenant of the Sword , clashing with Savage Dragon and with SuperPatriot, who had been rebuilt as a cyborg. As a Vicious Circle man he was hired out as an assassin for General Sucarno LaSalle , but was defeated by Star and nearly died in an explosion. Mako survived as he was accidentally teleported out in the nick of time by an experimental Mandelbrodt device. He and other accidentally teleported villains fought the Deadly Duo and Grunge of Gen13 before being teleported out.

Months later he was again spotted in Chicago, mauling and killing police officers in an attempt to kill Savage Dragon. Other Chicago-based superhumans stopped him. Drumm tried to escape during a huge jailbreak, but was electrocuted. Nevertheless, he was soon back with the Vicious Circle, who sent him against Doctor Brainard to prevent the doc and his students from challenging the Circle. Savage Dragon stopped the battle, but Mako and his colleagues escaped.

Mako was next kidnapped by Dragonlord (Warlord Komodo), but escaped. As he fled he fought Komodo, giant lizards, Donatello (of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Donatello’s sensei Splinter. Once clear he was hired by Dr. Nirvana to join Frightening Force  which attacked the heroic Freak Force. Mako was defeated by Joey Finkleberry and arrested.

Mako ended up fighting the Maxx in unclear circumstances, as the Maxx sought a mean to free his claws -which had been accidentally glued together. The fight resulted in an accidental explosion, but Mako left before Savage Dragon could swoop in and arrest him.

In a possible future, Mako will be killed by Sorry the Nearly Man.

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Mako was next seen in the post-apocalyptic Savage world; ’created‘ when the Savage Dragon killed the time-traveling villain DarkLord while still an infant (in Savage Dragon #75). During this time Mako was working for Atlantis as a mercenary. The Savage Dragon got captured by the Atlanteans, and put to work in a mine. A slave revolt started and several powerful slaves were liberated, forcing the Atlantean King to summon powerful sea beasts to quell the rebellion. However, Mako took the opportunity to kill the Atlantean King, whom he did not like, and who actually planned to destroy the surface world, which Mako could not agree with. Mako, who thus had saved the world, then went after the fleeing Savage Dragon, but was apparently eaten by the greatest, summoned sea beast himself, allowing the Dragon to escape back to the surface world (Savage Dragon #081).

However, this wasn’t the end, and Mako soon thereafter showed up on an isolated, tropical island with the heroine Dart, keeping her safe under the false pretense that they were the last humans left on that world. Mako had met Dart during a massive breakout in a penitentiary, when she and Star had tried to stop the escaping inmates. Both heroes were defeated and one superfreak tried to rape the unconscious Dart, but Mako, who had seen her sister raped once, saved Dart by killing the superfreak. Mako then had to flee with Dart, making himself a man hunted by the criminal underworld and the law alike (Savage Dragon #100).

Somewhat later, Mako told Dart the truth about civilization not having been wiped out after the Martians invaded and that the world was teeming with humans, now liberated from the tyranny of Cyberface, and well on their way back to the pre-invasion state of life again (Savage Dragon #094). Dart eventually decided to leave Mako. Mako, enraged, tried to hold Dart hostage when the Savage Dragon arrived. Mako and Dragon battled and Mako, mistaking someone behind him for the Dragon, lashed out and accidentally killed Dart, an act that he blamed the Savage Dragon for. He then left for the sea wowing to bring revenge on the Dragon for having cost him everything (Savage Dragon #112).

Character Powers and Equipment

Powers and AbilitiesEdit


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As Mako, Drumm possesses tremendous strength, physical durability and is physically intimidating due to his shark-like appearance.
  • Superhuman Strength: He is strong enough to punch through concrete and throw trucks at opponents.
  • Limited Regeneration: Mako’s teeth can easily bite through very strong substances. If they break, they can in fact grow back at a fast rate.
  • Superhuman Endurance: His skin provides relatively strong body armor against physical injury, and can barely be penetrated by metal blades.
  • Enhanced Vision: Mako can also presumably see clearly underwater.
  • Amphibious: He also possesses amphibious traits, such as the ability to deftly swim underwater, as well as breath under water.
  • Enhanced Senses: He has a great sense of smell allowing him to track down opponents (i.e. lunch).

Mako apparently suffers through serious cravings to consume human blood, which may in fact be part of a necessary diet that enables him to survive. When he scents blood in combat, he tends to become an even more savage monster intent on eating his opponent.

Real sharks have further Powers, but it appears that Mako does not have enhanced hearing or extra motion detection abilities. It is possible that Mako also has Minor Irrational Attraction to fresh blood and meal.


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