Captain Jose Mendosa

Mendosa, Jose


Personal Information

Name: Captain Jose Mendosa
Real Name: Unknown
Former Aliases: N/A
First Appearance: Savage Dragon #23
Death Issue: Savage Dragon #48
Cause of Death: Killed and replaced by Imposter
Group Affiliations: The Chicago Police Department
Height: 6′ 3″
Weight: 180 lbs.
Eyes: Brown
Hair: White
Date of Birth: October 8, 1938
Place of Birth: Las Vegas, Nevada
Base of Operations: Chicago, Illinois
Other Distinguishing Features: N/A
Marital Status: Widowed
Known Relatives: Inez Mendosa (wife, deceased), Hope Mendosa (daughter)
Powers: N/A


After Captain James Stewart was killed during a Vicious Circle assault upon the Chicago Police Department, Jose Mendosa replaced him at the precinct. He immediately stamped his authority by having Dragon catch up on his paperwork even though the Gang War was unfolding in the streets of Chicago.

Mendosa grew frustrated over Dragon’s independent streak and eventually suspended him following the Martian invasion. His hostility towards the Dragon became even darker when it was revealed that Mendosa was an ally of Horde. Mendosa removed Dragon permanently from the force and installed the then-incompetent She-Dragon as his replacement, enabling the Vicious Circle to reassert themselves throughout Chicago.

Despite his subordinate position, Mendosa was not afraid to speak his mind to Horde. This was likely one of the reasons he was later murdered and replaced by Imposter so that Horde’s orders would be followed more explicitly. This ruse was later revealed but by this time the deceased captain’s corpse had long-since decomposed.


23, 24, 25, 27, 38, 39, 40, 42, 46 (Disguise) , 48 (Corpse)