Zeb is a street kid from Gotham.
Zeb is one of the street kids that were attacked by Patti and Doug, subordinates of Dollmaker, pretending they were part of the Mayor's Homeless Outreach Program. Zeb then wakes up in a cellar along with Smoke and a few other kids. They are rescued by James Gordon and Harvey Bullock, but are quickly captured again by Doug and Patti. They are saved once again and are sent off to juvenile services.