Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Extradimensional?/Alternate Earth? (see comments) human magic-user (Pre-Modern era)

Occupation: Stage magician

Affiliations: The Reader

Enemies: His unnamed detractors

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Gorak the Master of Illusion, The World's Greatest Magician

Base of Operations: Mobile;
Pre-Modern era

First Appearance: Tales of Suspense I#14/2 (February, 1961)

Powers/Abilities: Gorak could create realistic illusions. His powers were so far-reaching that he was able to create the illusion of an entire world for his own amusement.

History: (Tales of Suspense I#14/2 (fb) - BTS) - Gorak created an illusionary world filled with people that idolized him and his performances of magic.

(Tales of Suspense I#14/2) - Gorak was content with his fame until some detractors claimed he used deception and cheap tricks to pull off his magic acts. In response Gorak put on a final show at a huge arena. After a stunning performance he made his entire illusion-world vanish. Gorak observed someone outside his world watching him, presumably reading his story as a comic book. Gorak proclaimed that the Reader was another creation of his imagination. When Gorak attempted to make the Reader fade away, he himself vanished, his comic book story at an end.





Comments: Created by unnamed writer and Steve Ditko.

    Fictional characters within the Marvel Universe or other fictional settings have been described as Metafictional. However, as I see it, any reality seen in the Marvel Universe does actually represent another alternate reality, even dream versions--Snood.

This story was reprinted in Where Monsters Dwell#16.


No known connection to:

Tales of Suspense I#14/2, p3, pan4;
Tales of Suspense I#14/2, p1, splash page

Last updated: 05/25/04

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