Patchwork was a member of the Creature Commandos.
Early in WWII, a very tall and extremely strong young Marine, Pvt. Elliot "Lucky" Taylor, was nearly killed by a land mine, then was surgically reconstructed and experimented upon by Doctor Mazursky's team of surgeons and other specialists at Project M, thus was artificially turned into an almost-indestructible patchwork ogre. His vocal chords were destroyed in the process.
Although a U.S. Marine, Pvt. Taylor served in an experimental Army commando unit known as the Creature Commandos, alongside two other surgically-altered soldiers, Sgt. Vincent Velcro and Pvt. Warren Griffithr, under the command of Lt. Matthew Shrieve.
- Invulnerability: Taylor is invulnerable to most forms of physical injury, up to artillery firepower.
- Superhuman Strength: He possesses superhuman strength, being by far the most physically imposing member of the Creature Commandos. He can easily lift and upend military vehicles such as jeeps and trucks.
- Superhuman Stamina: He can function at optimal capacity for prolonged periods of time without the need for rest or sustenance.
- Mute: While he can crudely vocalize, his ruined vocal chords limit him to grunts and growls.
- Taylor is somewhat clumsy.
- Although this character was originally introduced during DC's Earth-One era of publication, their existence following the events of the 1985–86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths remains intact. However, some elements of the character's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and should be considered apocryphal.
- The character of Elliot Taylor is patterned after Mary Shelly's literary figure, the Frankenstein Monster. Physically however, his appearance is more in line with James Whale's version of the character as played by actor Boris Karloff in the 1931 Universal film Frankenstein.
- Elliot Taylor was born in 1916 in Duluth, Minnesota.
- Elliot Taylor held an unrequited love for fellow commando Myrra Rhodes.
- 38 Appearances of Elliot Taylor (New Earth)
- 7 Images featuring Elliot Taylor (New Earth)
- Quotations by or about Elliot Taylor (New Earth)
- Character Gallery: Elliot Taylor (New Earth)