Sacks was a 34 year old failed baseball player from Wabash, Indiana, who, with only a fifth-grade education, has been working as a lab assistant to Professor Gallaragas and his daughter, Helena, in making and testing the V.E.S. (Vril Energy Suit). While testing the suit, the lab was raided by assailants sent by Memnan Saa and Sacks was told by Helena into fleeing with the suit.
After hiding in a friend's apartment, Sacks came across the vigilante, Lobster Johnson, during a attack by a yeti that was dispatched by Saa and Axis agents. Sacks subsequently joined the Lobster and his companions.