THE MONTESIS

Generic Family Information:

Identity/Class
: Human; Vatican citizenship

Nature of abilities: Magic users.

Occupation: Custodian of the Darkhold; rank of Monsignore within the Roman Catholic Church

Group Membership: Roman Catholic Church

Affiliations: Various within the Roman Catholic Church

Enemies: Chthon and any of his agents, e.g.: Vampires, Darkholders.

Known Relatives: Various

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: The Vatican

First Appearance: Dracula Lives#6 (May, 1974)

Powers/Abilities:  Vast occult knowledge.

Family members: 

Comments:

Zula used a spell from the Darkhold/Chthon Scrolls in CTB I#245 that shocked Varnae. The spell went: "Shemek Iref Wenek Tjhen Inek It-Ek Chthon Djedeni Emm-Maat Wenen Taeei Hemet Ankh-Ek Isheset Antioo Djedte Nes Sep Iree NEn Renek Anhkhu Wi-Im Valka!". Zula noted that "I'm sorry the incantation ended where it did-and only hurt Lord Varnae, rather than destroying him". To Zula the words appeared in Sytgian, but we know from the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe that Chthon cast a spell that makes the Darkhold appear intelligble in any language. Does anyone think this was a separate spell from the Montesi Forumla?
     --Per Degaton

A debate about the Montesi Formula:

Per Degaton:

Kyle Smith:



Paolo Montesi


12th century monk probably born circa 1100 or 1110 AD who was the curator of a special library inside the Vatican devoted to occult artifacts. That library has sometimes been known as St. Gabriel's Library (cf. Doctor Strange II#39 and#40).

After the execution of the mad monk
Aelfric in Spain in 1149, Paolo obtained possession of a number of scrolls from the Darkhold and discovered a prophecy about the future of the Church and the world that would be called the "Malachy Prophecy" and other dark secrets which he shared with then-Pope Eugene III (reigned 1145-1153).

Paolo knew that he had become tainted by the very act of reading the Darkhold, but his strong faith protected him so that the Book held no visible sway over him.

Pope Eugene III decreed that, henceforth, Paolo would be the only priest authorized to handle the scrolls, which were to be bound together in a book to be known as the "Book of Sins". Further, by special papal dispensation, Paolo was allowed to marry so that he might sire heirs, one of whom would then succeed him as custodian of the Darkhold custodian.

Paolo Montesi was killed by
Varnae when he and an army of vampires invaded the Vatican towards the end of the 12th century (c. 1190 AD), the day his son Giacomo was born. A ruse of Varnae's had caused Paolo to stumble and drop the Crucifix during the fight, and Varnae slew him in that moment of weakness.

 

 



First Appearance: Doctor Strange III#12/2 (December 1989)

Comments: Created by Jean-Marc Lofficier, Roy Thomas (writers) and David and Dan Day (artists).

The Pope that Paolo reported to was Eugene
III, not Eugene VII as wrongly indicated in the story.

The celibacy of priesthood only became official Church doctrine in 1525, so the dispensation was not so unusual.

Varnae should have been immune to Paolo's crucifix anyway, since Christianity was not around during the time of Varnae's human life (@ 20, 000 years ago). This is discussed in MUCH greater detail in Varnae's profile--Snood.

Image:

Doctor Strange III#12, p.27, panel 2



Giacomo Montesi

Giacomo Montesi was the son of Paolo Montesi and was born in the late 12th century (c. 1190?) the day his father was killed by Varnae.

Giacomo swore to use the Darkhold to destroy vampires but discovered that the precise incantation (which later became known as the "
Montesi Formula") was missing from the copy of the scrolls in his possession; he eventually came to the conclusion that it had likely been taken East during the Hyborian Age. He also correctly determined that the parchments were in the hands of the Nine Wise Men of Kamar-Taj.

Giacomo organized several expeditions towards Tibet, often led by Knight Templars:

However, Giacomo was murdered soon after (c. 1360 AD?) by an unnamed assassin in Varnae's employ. He had, however, fathered a son, Marcello.

 


First Appearance: Doctor Strange III#12/2 (December, 1989), (named) Doctor Strange III#13/2 (January, 1990)

Comments: Created by Jean-Marc Lofficier, Roy Thomas (writers) and David and Dan Day (artists).

If Giacomo was born c. 1190 and was murdered c. 1360, he was 170-years-old when he died; it is obvious that contact with the Darkhold had extended his natural lifespan.

The Darkhold parchments (then called the Chthon Scrolls) were seen in the Hyborian era, in Conan the Barbarian I#244 + 245--Snood.


Image:

Doctor Strange III#13, p.24, panel 2



Marcello Montesi

Marcello Montesi was the son of Giacomo Montesi and was likely born circa 1350 AD. He reestablished contact with Kamar Taj after the death of his father towards the beginning of the 15th century (c. 1410) in order to find the missing sections of the Darkhold that he thought might contain the incantation to destroy all vampires.

Marcello's efforts were temporarily thwarted by Kaluu of Kamar Taj who was secretly acting on behalf of
Varnae. However, a young mystic later known as the Ancient One defeated and banished Kaluu, and contact between Kamar Taj and the Vatican resumed.  Marcello thus recovered the lost parchments from the Darkhold

When he learned of Kaluu's defeat, Varnae decided to groom a successor, who turned out to be Transylvanian nobleman
Dracula.

Since we know Dracula died in 1459, this would indicate that Kaluu's defeat took place a little before, c. 1450.

We also know that, the night before Varnae passed on the mantle of Lord of the Vampires to Dracula, Varnae went into the Vatican and murdered Marcello, which means that he would have died c. 1459.

The name of Marcello's son has, so far, been unrevealed.



First Appearance: Doctor Strange III#13/2 (January 1990)

Comments: Created by Jean-Marc Lofficier, Roy Thomas (writers) and David and Dan Day (artists).

The text "As the 14th century was born" is in error, since this is the early 1400s and should therefore read "As the 15th century was born..." (A common mistake by Lofficier/Thomas.)

I think it had to be Marcello who bound the Montesi formula into Darkhold, since Giacomo recognized it as missing, but it was known to exist within the Darkhold a very short time after Marcello's death, 1459. That is why Dracula sent Murgo to steal it.
    It would seem that the so-called
"Montesi Formula" was actually merely discovered by a Montesi (Marcello) in Kamar-Taj and added back into the Darkhold--Snood.

Image:

Doctor Strange III#13, p.26, panel 4


unnamed Montesi:

Per JML's untold Book of the Vishanti on Cagliostro:

http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix/cagliostrosecret.htm

CAGLIOSTRO in the Vatican talking to the MONTESI. CAGLIOSTRO had gone to Rome with Lorenza in 1790 seeking a cure. But the DARKHOLD only told how to kill vampires, not cure them, and the MONTESI was equally powerless!. 
So finally he did what had to be done. In 1791, he staked LORENZA and put her soul to rest.

Cagliostro had lost the Darkhold sometime prior to 1785, and so he sought out the current Montesi for help.


Giuseppe Montesi



Modern-day descendent of the Montesi lineage who inherited the Darkhold from Father
Ramon Joquez of California, who had been possessed by the Mad Monk Aelfric.

    The provenance of that Darkhold was as follows: c. 1459 AD, it had been stolen from the Vatican and the Montesis (specifically Marcello's unnamed son) by gypsy thief Murgo under the direction of Dracula, but
Cagliostro slew Murgo and took it for himself; Cagliostro had lost the Darkhold prior to 1785, it had gone into the hands of his son Taboo; then to Baron Grigor Russoff, then to Father Joquez.

    However, Dracula kept spies on the Montesis who reported Giuseppe's discovery. During a time when the Darkhold was believed to have been lost in the Alps, the Vampire Lord sought to kill Giuseppe. He succeeded, though he had no choice but enter the Vatican, quite painfully, to do so.

Giuseppe Montesi had no son that we know of, but left behind a brother,
Vittorio.


First Appearance: Dracula Lives#6 (May, 1974)
    Dr. Strange III#15/2

Comments: Created by Steve Gerber (writer) and Gene Colan (penciller) and Ernie Chua (inker).

JML--the writer of the stories detailing the history of the Montesis--believes it was Giuseppe who added the Montesi formula into the Darkhold. It IS hard to argue against the opinion of the guy who wrote the frickin' story!!!!--Snood.

Before he died, Giuseppe confessed he had mailed a copy to Quincy Harker. Obviously the copy never reached Harker, who would otherwise have used it, but we know that it was later destroyed when Dracula fought the X-Men in Pendrammon Castle.

 



Image:

Dracula Lives#6, p.11, panel 1



Vittorio Montesi



Vittorio Montesi was
Giuseppe Montesi's younger brother.

(Darkhold#14 (fb) - BTS) - Unbeknownst to all save his doctor, Vittorio was sterile. Vittorio was a devoted student of the "Malachy Prophecy" and determined to prevent the rise if Chthon. Realizing how critically important it was to carry on the Montesi line, Vittorio succumbed to the temptation to use the power of the Darkhold. Using its magic, he fathered Victoria Montesi.

(Darkhold#1 (fb) - BTS) - Vittorio was most disappointed that his child was a girl. As she grew up, he neglected both her and her mother, focusing on his occult library.

(Darkhold#1 (fb) - BTS) - When Vittorio learned Victoria was a lesbian he virtually disowned her.

(Darkhold#1 (fb) - BTS) - Later, at his request, Interpol assigned agent Sam Buchanon to protect Victoria.

(Darkhold#1) - Vittorio visited Victoria in the hospital after she was injured in the bomb blast that crippled her lover, Nash. She threw him out when he mocked her lover's injuries.

(Darkhold#9) - Vittorio attended the funeral of Caprice Hastings, commenting that he was afraid that his past misdeeds would come back to haunt him. He spoke with Victoria, criticizing her plot to gather the pages of the Darkhold as another effort to shirk her responsibilities. The conversation quickly degenerated into his criticizing her sexual orientation once again.

(Darkhold#16 - BTS) - Vittorio agreed to take in the young sorcerer Jinx as his ward.

First Appearance: Doctor Strange III#15/2 (March 1990)

Comments: Created by Jean-Marc Lofficier, Roy Thomas (writers) and David and Dan Day (artists).

    Like his predecessors, Vittorio's unshakable faith was enough to prevent him from being corrupted (or significantly corrupted) by the Darkhold. However, such was not the case of his daughter...


Image:

Doctor Strange III#15, p.31, panel 3
Darkhold#1, p10 (not including ads), panel 2


Montesi Formula

The longest fragment of the Montesi Formula was given in Dracula Lives#6, p.6, panel 4.

Later, when the Montesi Formula was used, it was usually preceded by "NOSMO COBIS HOLO ERASMA..."

The language is not Latin even though it vaguely sounds like Latin; it may date back to the very origin of the Darkhold in Atlantean times.

One notes that when Giuseppe Montesi uses the Formula, it is enough to destroy the single vampire he is facing, but not all vampires on Earth; Later in Doctor Strange II#62, Strange uses the Formula in a fashion that causes all Vampires on Earth to be eradicated. Surely if Giuseppe Montesi knew he could destroy all vampires in a single sweep, he would have done it?

The discrepancy is never explained, but one may assume that there may have been later additions to the formula that were part of the Darkhold which Giuseppe had not yet deciphered, but which Strange could read, or modify to expand the range of the Formula.

A fragment of the Montesi Formula was used in Uncanny X-Men Annual#6, by Lilith (daughter of Dracula) via the form of Kitty Pryde.


 

 The Malachy Prophecy

 (From the Catholic Encyclopedia 1913 edition)

The most famous and best known prophecies about the popes are those attributed to St. Malachy. In 1139 he went to Rome to give an account of the affairs of his diocese to the pope, Innocent II, who promised him two palliums for the metropolitan Sees of Armagh and Cashel. While at Rome, he received (according to the Abbé Cucherat) the strange vision of the future wherein was unfolded before his mind the long list of illustrious pontiffs who were to rule the Church until the end of time. The same author tells us that St. Malachy gave his manuscript to Innocent II to console him in the midst of his tribulations, and that the document remained unknown in the Roman Archives until its discovery in 1590 (Cucherat, "Proph. de la succession des papes", ch. xv). They were first published by Arnold de Wyon, and ever since there has been much discussion as to whether they are genuine predictions of St. Malachy or forgeries. The silence of 400 years on the part of so many learned authors who had written about the popes, and the silence of St. Bernard especially, who wrote the "Life of St. Malachy", is a strong argument against their authenticity, but it is not conclusive if we adopt Cucherat's theory that they were hidden in the Archives during those 400 years.

These short prophetical announcements, in number 112, indicate some noticeable trait of all future popes from Celestine II, who was elected in the year 1130, until the end of the world. They are enunciated under mystical titles. Those who have undertaken to interpret and explain these symbolical prophecies have succeeded in discovering some trait, allusion, point, or similitude in their application to the individual popes, either as to their country, their name, their coat of arms or insignia, their birth-place, their talent or learning, the title of their cardinalate, the dignities which they held etc. For example, the prophecy concerning Urban VIII is Lilium et Rosa (the lily and the rose); he was a native of Florence and on the arms of Florence figured a fleur-de-lis; he had three bees emblazoned on his escutcheon, and the bees gather honey from the lilies and roses. Again, the name accords often with some remarkable and rare circumstance in the pope's career; thus Peregrinus apostolicus (pilgrim pope), which designates Pius VI, appears to be verified by his journey when pope into Germany, by his long career as pope, and by his expatriation from Rome at the end of his pontificate. Those who have lived and followed the course of events in an intelligent manner during the pontificates of Pius IX, Leo XIII, and Pius X cannot fail to be impressed with the titles given to each by the prophecies of St. Malachy and their wonderful appropriateness: Crux de Cruce (Cross from a Cross) Pius IX; Lumen in caelo (Light in the Sky) Leo XIII; Ignis ardens (Burning Fire) Pius X. There is something more than coincidence in the designations given to these three popes so many hundred years before their time. We need not have recourse either to the family names, armorial bearings or cardinalatial titles, to see the fitness of their designations as given in the prophecies. The afflictions and crosses of Pius IX were more than fell to the lot of his predecessors; and the more aggravating of these crosses were brought on by the House of Savoy whose emblem was a cross. Leo XIII was a veritable luminary of the papacy. The present pope is truly a burning fire of zeal for the restoration of all things to Christ.

The last of these prophecies concerns the end of the world and is as follows: "In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church there will reign Peter the Roman, who will feed his flock amid many tribulations, after which the seven-hilled city will be destroyed and the dreadful Judge will judge the people. The End." It has been noticed concerning Petrus Romanus, who according to St. Malachy's list is to be the last pope, that the prophecy does not say that no popes will intervene between him and his predecessor designated Gloria olivoe. It merely says that he is to be the last, so that we may suppose as many popes as we please before "Peter the Roman". Cornelius a Lapide refers to this prophecy in his commentary "On the Gospel of St. John" (C. xvi) and "On the Apocalypse" (cc. xvii-xx), and he endeavors to calculate according to it the remaining years of time.

The Prophecies

Pope No. Name (Reign) Motto No Motto (and explanation)
167 Celestine II (1143-1144) 1 Ex castro Tyberis
(from a castle on the Tiber)
Hist.: Celestin II was born in Citta di Castello, Toscany, on the shores of the Tiber
168 Lucius II (1144-1145) 2 Inimicus expulsus
169 Eugene III (1145-1153) 3 Ex magnitudine montis
(Of the greatness of the mount)
Hist.: Born in the castle of Grammont (latin: mons magnus), his family name was Montemagno
170 Anastasius IV (1153-1154) 4 Abbas Suburranus
171 Adrian IV (1154-1159) 5 De rure albo
(field of Albe)
Hist.: Born in the town of Saint-Alban
Antipope Victor IV (1159-1164) 6 Ex tetro carcere
Antipope Paschal III (1164-1168) 7 Via trans-Tyberina
Antipope Calistus III (1168-1178) 8 De Pannonia Tusciae
172 Alexander III (1159-1181) 9 Ex ansere custode
173 Lucius III (1181-1185) 10 Lux in ostio
174 Urban III (1185-1187) 11 Sus in cribo
175 Gregory VIII (1187) 12 Ensis Laurentii
176 Clement III (1187-1191) 13 De schola exiet
177 Celestine III (1191-1198) 14 De rure bovensi
178 Innocent III (1198-1216) 15 Comes signatus
(signed Count)
Hist.: descendant of the noble Signy, later called Segni family
179 Honorius III (1216-1227) 16 Canonicus de latere
180 Gregory IX (1227-1241) 17 Avis Ostiensis
(Bird of Ostia)
Hist.: before his election he was Cardinal of Ostia
181 Celestine IV (1241) 18 Leo Sabinus
182 Innocent IV (1243-1254) 19 Comes Laurentius
183 Alexander IV (1254-1261) 20 Signum Ostiense
184 Urban IV (1261-1264) 21 Hierusalem Campaniae
(Jerusalem of Champagne)
Hist.: native of Troyes, Champagne, later patriarch of Jerusalem
185 Clement IV (1265-1268) 22 Draca depressus
186 Gregory X (1271-1276) 23 Anguinus vir
187 Innocent V (1276) 24 Concionatur Gallus
188 Adrian V (1276) 25 Bonus Comes
189 John XXI (1276-1277) 26 Piscator Tuscus
190 Nicholas III (1277-1280) 27 Rosa composita
191 Martin IV (1281-1285) 28 Ex teloneo liliacei Martini
192 Honorius IV (1285-1287) 29 Ex rosa leonina
193 Nicholas IV (1288-1292) 30 Picus inter escas
194 Nicholas IV (1288-1292) 31 Ex eremo celsus
(elevated from a hermit)
Hist.: prior to his election he was a hermit in the monastery of Pouilles
195 Boniface VIII (1294-1303) 32 Ex undarum benedictione
196 Benedict XI (1303-1304) 33 Concionator patereus
197 Clement V (1305-1314) 34 De fessis Aquitanicis
(ribbon of Aquitaine)
Hist.: was archbishop of Bordeaux in Aquitaine
198 John XXII (1316-1334) 35 De sutore osseo
(of the cobbler of Osseo)
Hist.: Family name Ossa, son of a shoe-maker
Antipope Nicholas V (1328-1330) 36 Corvus schismaticus
(the schismatic crow)
Note the reference to the schism, the only antipope at this period
199 Benedict XII (1334-1342) 37 Frigidus Abbas
(cold friar)
Hist.: he was a priest in the monastery of Frontfroid (coldfront)
200 Clement VI (1342-1352) 38 De rosa Attrebatensi
201 Innocent VI (1352-1362) 39 De montibus Pammachii
202 Urban V (1362-1370) 40 Gallus Vice-comes
203 Gregory XI (1370-1378) 41 Novus de Virgine forti
(novel of the virgin fort)
Hist.: count of Beaufort, later Cardinal of Ste-Marie La Neuve
Antipope Clement VII (1378-1394) 42 De cruce Apostilica
Antipope Benedict XIII (1394-1423) 43 Luna Cosmedina
Antipope Clement VIII (1423-1429) 44 Schisma Barcinonicum
204 Urban VI (1378-1389) 45 De Inferno praegnanti
205 Boniface IX (1389-1404) 46 Cubus de mixtione
206 Innocent VII (1404-1406) 47 De meliore sydere
207 Gregory XII (1406-1415) 48 Nauta de ponte nigro
Antipope Alexander V (1409-1410) 49 Flagellum Solis
Antipope John XXIII (1410-1415) 50 Cervus Sirenae
208 Martin V (1417-1431) 51 Corona veli aurei
209 Eugene IV (1431-1447) 52 Lupa caelestina
Antipope Felix V (1439-1449) 53 Amator crucis
210 Nicholas V (1447-1455) 54 De modicitate lunae
211 Callistus III (1455-1458) 55 Bos pascens
(grazing ox)
Hist.: Alphonse Borgia's arms sported a golden grazing ox
212 Pius II (1458-1464) 56 De capra et Albergo
213 Paul II (1464-1471) 57 De cervo et Leone
214 Sixtus IV (1471-1484) 58 Piscator Minorita
215 Innocent VIII (1484-1492) 59 Praecursor Siciliae
216 Alexander VI (1492-1503) 60 Bos Albanus in portu
217 Pius III (1503) 61 De parvo homine
218 Julius II (1503-1513) 62 Fructus jovis juvabit
219 Leo X (1513-1521) 63 De craticula Politiana
220 Adrian VI (1522-1523) 64 Leo Florentius
221 Clement VII (1523-1534) 65 Flos pilaei aegri
222 Paul III (1534-1549) 66 Hiacynthus medicorum
223 Julius III (1550-1555) 67 De corona Montana
224 Marcellus II (1555) 68 Frumentum floccidum
225 Paul IV (1555-1559) 69 De fide Petri
226 Pius IV (1559-1565) 70 Aesculapii pharmacum
227 St. Pius V (1566-1572) 71 Angelus nemorosus
228 Gregory XIII (1572-1585) 72 Medium corpus pilarum
229 Sixtus V (1585-1590) 73 Axis in medietate signi
230 Urban VII (1590) 74 De rore caeli
231 Gregory XIV (1590-1591) 75 De antiquitate Urbis
232 Innocent IX (1591) 76 Pia civitas in bello
233 Clement VIII (1592-1605) 77 Crux Romulea
234 Leo XI (1605) 78 Undosus Vir
235 Paul V (1605-1621) 79 Gens perversa
236 Gregory XV (1621-1623) 80 In tribulatione pacis
237 Urban VIII (1623-1644) 81 Lilium et rosa
238 Innocent X (1644-1655) 82 Jucunditas crucis
239 Alexander VII (1655-1667) 83 Montium custos
240 Clement IX (1667-1669) 84 Sydus Olorum
(constellation of swans)Hist.: upon his election, he was apparently the occupant of the Chamber of Swans in the Vatican.
241 Clement X (1670-1676) 85 De flumine magno
242 Innocent XI (1676-1689) 86 Bellua insatiabilis
243 Alexander VIII (1689-1691) 87 Poenitentia gloriosa
244 Innocent XII (1691-1700) 88 Rastrum in porta
245 Clement XI (1700-1721) 89 Flores circumdati
246 Innocent XIII (1721-1724) 90 De bona Religione
247 Benedict XIII (1724-1730) 91 Miles in bello
248 Clement XII (1730-1740) 92 Columna excelsa
249 Benedict XIV (1740-1758) 93 Animal rurale
250 Clement XIII (1758-1769) 94 Rosa Umbriae
251 Clement XIV (1769-1774) 95 Ursus velox
252 Pius VI (1775-1799) 96 Peregrinus Apostolicus
253 Pius VII (1800-1823) 97 Aquila rapax
(ravished by the Eagle)
Hist.: taken prisoner by Napoleon whose emblem was an eagle.
254 Leo XII (1823-1829) 98 Canis et coluber
255 Pius VIII (1829-1830) 99 Vir religiosus
256 Gregory XVI (1831-1846) 100 De balneis hetruriae
(bath of Etruria)
Hist.: prior to his election he was member of an order founded by Saint Romuald, at Balneo, in Etruria, present day Toscany.
257 Pius IX (1846-1878) 101 Crux de cruce
258 Leo XIII (1878-1903) 102 Lumen in caelo
259 St. Pius X (1903-1914) 103 Ignis ardent
(ardent fire)
260 Benedict XV (1914-1922) 104 Religio depopulata
(religion decimated)
Hist.: reigned during World War I
261 Pius XI (1922-1939) 105 Fides intrepida
262 Pius XII (1939-1958) 106 Pastor angelicus
263 John XXIII (1958-1963) 107 Pastor et Nauta
(pastor and marine)
Hist.: prior to his election he was patriarch of Venice, a marine city, home of the gondolas
264 Paul VI (1963-1978) 108 Flos florum
(flower of flowers)
Hist.: his arms displayed three lilies.
265 John Paul I (1978) 109 De medietate Lunae
(of the half of the moon)
Hist.: Albino Luciani, born in Canale d'Ogardo, diocese of Belluno, (beautiful moon) Elected pope on august 26, his reign lasted about a month, from half a moon to the next half...
266 John Paul II (1978-2005) 110 De labore Solis
(of the eclipse of the sun, or from the labour of the sun)
Hist.:Karol Wojtyla was born on May 18, 1920 during a solar eclipse. He also comes from behind the former Iron Curtain. He might also be seen to be the fruit of the intercession of the Woman Clothed with the Sun labouring in Revelation 12 (because of his devotion to the Virgin Mary).
267 Benedict XVI (2005-??) 111 Gloria olivae (/the glory of the olives/) and the Order of the Benedictines is also known as the "/Olivetans/."

 
268 ???   In persecutione extrema S.R.E. sedebit Petrus Romanus, qui pascet oues in multis tribulationibus: quibus transactis ciuitas septicollis diruetur, & Iudex tremêdus iudicabit populum suum. Finis.
(In extreme persecution, the seat of the Holy Roman Church will be occupied by Peter the Roman, who will feed the sheep through many tribulations, at the term of which the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the formidable Judge will judge his people. The End.)

 

"Profile by" Jean-Marc Lofficier (yes, that Jean-Marc Lofficier!--Snood).

CLARIFICATIONS:  
No known connection to:

MONTESI, dean - Empire State University--Spectacular Spider-Man II#41



Appearances:
Dracula Lives#6 (May, 1974) - Steve Gerber (writer), Gene Colan (pencils), Ernie Chua (inks), Roy Thomas (editor)
Dr. Strange III#12-13 (December, 1989 - January, 1990) - Roy Thomas, Jean-Marc & Randy Lofficier (writers), Daivd & Dan Day (artists), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Dr. Strange III#15 (March, 1990) - Roy Thomas, Jean-Marc & Randy Lofficier (writers), Daivd & Dan Day (artists), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Darkhold#1 (October, 1992) - Chris Cooper (writer), Richard Case (pencils), Mark McKenna (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Darkhold#9 (June, 1993) - Chris Cooper (writer), Rurik Tyler (pencils), Bob Downs (inks), Hildy Mesnik (editor)
Darkhold#14 (November, 1993) - Chris Cooper (writer), Rurik Tyler (pencils), Bud LaRosa (inks), Hildy Mesnik (editor)
Darkhold#16 (January, 1994) - Chris Cooper (writer), Rurik Tyler (pencils), Bob Downs & Malcolm Jones III (inks), Hildy Mesnik (editor)



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