Scientist Jacob Baker was caught in a mechanical accident that overloaded him with magnetic force, which he managed to control with an special belt he invented. Baker became a criminal and the press named him Zebra Man because the magnetic waves on his body looked like zebra stripes. Zebra-Man had diamagnetic-based abilities which enable him to magnetize metal, wood, and other non-metal items. He was defeated by Batman and Robin.
The villain Kobra later formed Strikeforce Kobra which had a second version of Zebra-Man. Unlike Jacob Baker, this one sports a mohawk which makes it look like a zebra's mane.