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|Real name:||Curtis Connors|
|Other Aliases:||Curt, Doc Connors,The Lizard|
|Created by:||Greg Weisman|
|Number of Appearances:||12|
|First Appearance:||Survival of the Fittest|
|Appearance of Death:|
|Relatives:||Martha Connors (wife), Billy Connors (son)|
|Place of Birth:|
|Affiliations:||Eddie Brock (lab assistant)|
|Base of Operations:||Florida, formerly New York City|
|Height:|| Unknown (as Connors)|
6'5" (as Lizard)
|Unique Features:||Giant mutated lizard: claws, fangs|
Curtis Connors (of Earth-26496) is a biologist formerly working for Empire State University.
Dr. Curt Connors is a biologist at Empire State University Labs. He is an expert in biology along with his wife Dr. Martha Connors. He has a son Billy Connors who hangs about the Lab with them. Dr. Connors lost his arm in the war now has a functioning mechanical prosthetic arm. Eddie Brock a research technologist works at the lab at the university. Dr. Connors is obsessed with uncovering the secrets of reptilian limb regeneration and creates a serum made of modified lizard DNA. He injects himself with it frequently to help re-grow his arm.
In a fight in the Lab between Spider Man and his ex-assistant Max Dillon / Electro, one of the vials is hit by Electro's electricity, amplifying the DNA within the serum. As a result of injecting the altered Lizard serum, Connor's arm re-grows as expected. However, Connors is later fully transformed into the Lizard. In the Lizard's can't talk, yet he was also acts purely on animalistic instincts. The Lizard is extremely aggressive, shown attacking with little or no provocation, and even coming close to biting Billy. An antidote called a gene cleanser, developed by Dr. Martha Connors manages to restore back to his normal self.
When the alien symbiote is found on Colonel. John Jameson Shuttle it is taken to the ESU Labs to be studied by the Connors. The pair is ecstatic about the discovery and gives new hope to their lives and career. But after the robbery in which it gets attached to Spider-Man, they are distraught over the loss.
Later the science department gains Dr. Miles Warren as a new member as Norman Osborn funds the research. Dr. Warren has been conducting mutagenic experiments on human test subjects; he threatens to inform the school board only for Dr. Warren to blackmail him with his own lizard experiments. Later after all their trouble's and losses Curt and Martha decide to leave with Billy for the Florida, everglades to escape Warren's blackmail.