Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Marvelo, Monarch of Magicians

"I can't be bothered with you - I want to do some fishing!  KALORA!"
~ Marvelo, Monarch of Magicians

Real Name:  Unknown 
First Appearance: Big Shot Comics # 1 (May 1940)
Publisher:  Columbia Comics
Creator: Fred Guardineer

“Marvelo, the monarch of all magicians – has thrown his darkly blazing eyes that gleam so hypnotically, his lean hands that move with such blinding speed, all of his concentrated force and will – into the eternal struggle between good and evil – fighting always for true justice!”

Coming to the United States, Marvelo, the Monarch of Magicians decided to use his great power to fight crime and protect the innocent.  By shouting the magic word, "KALORA!", he could perform almost any magical feat.   Clad in his white tuxedo, blue cape and red turban, Marvelo fought all manner of lawbreakers, including an evil sorcerer named Guran.  He often teamed with the police to help them solve crimes.
Zee assists Marvelo.

Zee's great strength.
Marvelo was accompanied by his Hottentot servant Zee, who with his great strength, hyper-senses and unswerving loyalty, assisted Marvelo when needed.

Marvelo's father was the ruler of Brahama, the "South Pacific Island where not even a knife has been used in anger for centuries."  When Brahama, where sits the volcano Old Pohkrank, was threatened by foreign nations because of its vast supply of tungsten, Marvelo intervened to save his Father and his people.

Marvelo appeared in Big Shot Comics # 1-20 and in The Face # 1.

The following is Marvelo's first appearance in Big Shot Comics # 1.

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