The Zodiac is the name of several supervillain teams in the Marvel Universe, connected by the fact that all of the members are named after zodiac signs.

The Great WheelEdit

Great Wheel
The Great Wheel never officially went by the name of Zodiac, but this team of both heroes and villains, lead by Leonardo di Vinci.

The Zodiac CartelEdit



First Appearance
Avengers (vol. 1) #72 (January, 1970)
Roy Thomas, Sal Buscema
Taurus, Aquarius, Aries, Cancer, Capricorn, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Pisces, Sagittarius, Scorpio, Virgo
Various locations, none centralized
Rallying Cry
The Zodiac Cartel

The Zodiac Cartel is the original Zodiac team, a criminal empire spread across America.


The Zodiac Cartel was created by Cornelius Van Lunt, who was a successful criminal who led a double life as a multimillionaire businessman. His plan was to seek out criminals from across America with ambitions and skills that matched his own and invite them to his new criminal cartel. To disguise his identity (to present both an imposing figure and to prevent his recruits from blackmailing him) Van Lunt took on the identity of Taurus and asked his other 11 recruits to take on the other zodiac guises. Only Taurus would know the identities of all of the other members, with none of the other members aware of their accomplices' true names.

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.