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Professor Zachary Nail was an enemy of Doctor Thirteen and Swamp Thing.

Nail was an elderly scientist who attempted to create a "New Eden" by abducting young, strong people to live and breed in an artificial domed city in a swamp. He was opposed by Doctor Thirteen[1] and later by Swamp Thing and his allies Abby Arcane, Matt Cable and Jefferson Bolt. During the latter encounter, Nail died and New Eden was destroyed. [2]


  • This version of Zachary Nail, including all history and corresponding appearances, was erased from existence following the collapse of the original Multiverse in the 1985–86 Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series. Even though versions of the character may have since appeared, this information does not apply to those versions.



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