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Grimbor the Chainsman

Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Superboy #221 (November 1976)
In-story information
Full name Markx Grimbor
Species Human
Place of origin Earth (31st century)
Team affiliations Legion of Super-Villains

Grimbor the Chainsman is a DC Comics supervillain featured in the pages of Legion of Super-Heroes. Grimbor first appeared in Superboy #221 (November 1976).

Fictional character biography


Grimbor is a master craftsman able to create confining devices that didn't fail. He came into contact with a young mutant girl named Charma Drisden when he was hired by the female headmaster of a school she attended on her native planet, Turabeau, to devise a way of negating her powers, which was a hypnotic aura that made men love and protect her and women hate and fight her. Using her powers, Charma persuaded him to use his abilities for crime. Together they captured the Legion of Super-Heroes and attempted to blackmail R. J. Brande, but they ended up foiled by Shrinking Violet. She attacked Charma while in the presence of the male Legionnaires. They broke free and attacked Grimbor, while Violet put Charma in some shackles that nullified her powers. Unknownst to the Legionnaires, Charma was later killed in a women's prison, because her powers caused the inmates to absolutely hate her, and they ganged up on her. An infuriated Grimbor swore revenge on the Legion, the group who had put her in prison. He then attacked the Legion and later put the Earth in energy chains. The Legion thwarted him and he was imprisoned in one of his own cells.[1]

Post-Zero Hour

Grimbor makes a brief appearance in post-Zero Hour continuity. A flashback shows him being defeated by EarthGov agents Lyle Norg and Jacques Foccart prior to them gaining their invisibility powers.[2]

Final Crisis

Grimbor the Chainsman is among the supervillains in Superman-Prime's Legion of Super-Villains.[citation needed]

In other media


  • Grimbor appears in the Legion of Super-Heroes episode "The Karate Kid" voiced by Lex Lang. He has been working with Imperiex when it came to stealing items and has been pursued by Nemesis Kid (who was pursuing Grimbor on behalf of the Science Police) and the Legion of Super Heroes. When most of the Legion ended up hit by a weapon that removed their powers, only Karate Kid was left to fight him. Karate Kid managed to defeat him when one of Grimbor's chains got caught in a shaft and Grimbor was seemingly destroyed when Karate Kid triggered an explosive device on his belt. Grimbor was revealed to be alive in the episode "In the Beginning" when he captured R.J. Brande and lured the Legion into a trap. He was hired by R.J.'s former partner Roderick Doyle (who was posing as Senator Tolay) to eliminate R.J. and the Legion once and for all. He was eventually defeated by Lightning Lad.


  1. ^ Superboy vol 1 #221
  2. ^ Legionnaires #66

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