Dr. Erdel was the scientist that conducted a Zeta-Beam experiment which resulted in the transportation of Martian Manhunter from Mars to Earth.[1]

The "Erdel Initiative", the STAR Labs division responsible for maintaining the Justice League's Zeta-Beam technology,[2] is named after him.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Weisman, Greg (2012-07-27). Question #15274. Ask Greg. Retrieved 2012-07-27.
  2. Weisman, Greg (writer) & Divar, Tim (director) (April 28, 2012). "Happy New Year". Young Justice. Season 2. Episode 1. Cartoon Network.