is a fictional supervillain
published by DC Comics
. He debuted in 1st Issue Special
#8, (Nov. 1975), and was created by Mike Grell
as a foil for Travis Morgan the Warlord
. This should not be confused with the Deimos who is one of the Children of Ares
Fictional character biography
Initially Deimos used advanced New Atlantean science to achieve his ends, later he became an adept of black magic
. Deimos was a high priest of the kingdom of Thera who used knowledge hidden in the legendary Scrolls of Blood to ascend to the throne of that city-state. Not content with a single city-state, he plotted to conquer all of Skartaris
only to be foiled by Travis Morgan—now known as the Warlord.
Mask of Life
Deimos was killed by Morgan after kidnapping the hero's paramour, Tara. However, he was soon resurrected by one of his lackeys using the Mask of Life. Deimos initially pretended to be a sorcerer, but his power actually came from access to New Atlantean
technology. After being resurrected by the Mask of Life
, Deimos became immortal and could transform himself into a serpent or dragon. He could also summon demons from an unknown dimension to do his bidding. The vengeful Deimos kidnapped and cloned Morgan's son Joshua to do battle with his father. Morgan slew both the Joshua clone and Deimos.
Deimos was resurrected several more times before striking a bargain with the Evil One. The Evil One brought the would-be conqueror to life a final time, but stripped him of his......