Created by Bob Haney and Nick Cardy

The Original Universe


Real Name: Peter Mortimer
Aliases: Barracuda
Occupation: Professional criminal
Status: Deceased
Marital Status: Single
Base of Operation: Mobile
Gender: Male
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 176 lbs.
First Appearance: Aquaman Vol. 1 #37 (January-February 1968): "When the Sea Dies!"
Creators: Bob Haney and Nick Cardy


This undersea foe faced Aquaman with his mechanical Scorpion Ship. He fell into a magical dimension, but eventually got free to face Aquaman again. Later, he wandered into Skartaris, and was transformed by sorcery into a scavager of souls.

Scavenger later helped Aquaman in a case, reformed and became a good friend of the hero. Still later, Hawkman exposed him as a child molester and pedophile who called himself the Barracuda, possessing great mental powers. In fact, he had evolved into a bloodthirsty Barracuda Avatar. A final face-off with Hawkman and Aquaman resulted in Hawkman killing the Scavenger.


For a definitive list of appearances of Scavenger in chronological order click here


Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #20 (October 1986)