Taurus is the name of several villains in the Marvel Universe, all of whom are members of the Zodiac, a supervillain team themed around the zodiac signs.

Cornelius van LuntEdit


Taurus I

Real Name
Cornelius van Lunt
First Appearance
Avengers (Vol. 1) #72 (January, 1970)
Roy Thomas, Sal Buscema
Team Affiliations
Zodiac Cartel, Great Wheel of the Zodiac
Base of Operations
New York City, New York
Skills and Abilities
Skilled Strategist, Fighting Experience
Taurus Suit, Star-Blazer Pistol

Cornelius van Lunt was the original Taurus and the founder of the Zodiac Cartel.


A wealthy man who lived a double life as a crime lord, Cornelious van Lunt sought to increase his reach across America by forming the criminal organization Zodiac and acting anonymously as the member Taurus.


The youth and background of van Lunt are largely unknown but he had made a name for himself initially as a successful New York businessman who had made his name and fortune in real estate. Cornelius would later be recruited to the Great Wheel, a secret group made up of various agents under the guise of the Zodiac signs that related to their births.

It wasn't long until Van Lunt decided to turn to crime and eventually began a clandestine criminal/terrorist organization known as the Zodiac Cartel.

LMD TaurusEdit

Taurus (Ecliptic)Edit

Taurus (Thanos)Edit