KING SOLOMON'S TOMB

Classification: Ancient burial chamber, located in the Atlas Mountains of the Sahara Desert

Creator: Unknown

Residents: King Solomon (deceased), Ogar, Warrior Guardians

Features: King Solomon's Tomb is home to many unusual wonders, including a disintegrator, the Flame Chariot, King Solomon's Frog, Ogar, and the Warrior Guardians. Additionally, it is filled with several chambers of valuable treasures, guarded with advanced lock technology, and features an airport.

First Appearance: Black Panther I#1 (January, 1977)

History: The burial chamber of King Solomon, constructed around 970-928 BC, in the Atlas Mountains of the Sahara desert, stores the incaluable wealth King Solomon acquired during his lifetime, as well as many unusual objects he obtained during his reign. The most coveted of all King Solomon's possessions is the Brass Frogs, a time machine. The only person known to have mapped the tomb was Azzari the Wise, grandfather of T'Challa, the Black Panther.

(Black Panther I#1 (fb))- Many years after King Solomon's death, a team of thieves robbed his burial chamber. One of them, a young man named Aladdin, accidentally activated one of the brass frogs, summoning forth a huge monster. From that time on, the brass frog passed through the hands of many others over the centuries, finally coming into the possession of the Black Panther, who was determined to restore the frog to its rightful place.

(Black Panther I#3)- The Panther, along with Mr. Little and Princess Zanda, managed to fly through the hidden opening in the mountains that hid the tomb from the world. Pursued by Hatch-22, a creature accidentally summoned from the future by the brass frog, they made their way through the tomb to find the second frog, so they could send him back.

After passing through the entrance to the actual tomb, they were assaulted by Ogar, the tomb's guardian. While the Black Panther fought him, Mr. Little drew Hatch-22 to the scene, and Ogar was destroyed when the Black Panther dodged one of Hatch-22's blasts which struck Ogar instead. Another of Hatch-22's blasts inadvertantly opened up a wall, revealing many of King Solomon's treasures. The three adventurers frantically searched through the artifacts, until they recovered the second frog, then sent Hatch-22 back to his own time with the completed time machine.

(Black Panther I#4)- With Hatch-22 defeated, Mr. Little and Princess Zanda argued over which of them would take possession of the artifacts they had found, but the Black Panther, wanting nothing of their quarrel, threw the brass frogs away, creating an explosion which began to destroy the entire tomb. The three adventurers managed to escape using the Flame Chariot, but it too exploded after their escape, leaving them without any artifacts to show for their adventure.

Comments: Created by Jack Kirby and Mike Royer.

by Prime Eternal

All the images were graciously provided by Bob Almond.

King Solomon was seen in the Magar the Mystic Story in Red Raven Comics#1 (his ghost summoned to oppose the Third Reich during World War II), and King Solomon also appeared in Bible Tales For Young People#4 (February, 1954). Marvel Preview#19 revealed that a magical staff once owned by Solomon eventually came into the possession of Solomon Kane. Solomon Kane used this staff in many stories, such as the Sword of Solomon Kane mini-series.

Comicartville has an article on the Bible Tales For Young People series.

CLARIFICATIONS:
King Solomon's Tomb should not be confused with:

Ogar should not be confused with:


Ogar

He was the guardian of King Solomon's Tomb, placed there in ancient times, and possessing superhuman strength. He was evidently an artificial lifeform, crafted through mystical means, although his creators are not known. Ogar fought the Black Panther during his quest for the second brass frog of the tomb, but was destroyed by Hatch-22 when the Black Panther dodged a blast meant for himself. -Black Panther I#3






 

 

 

 


Warrior Guardians

They were supplemental guards of King Solomon's tomb, similiar to Ogar, although equipped with a shield and warhammer. Mr. Little inadvertantly activated one of them while examining the tomb, but managed to destroy it using a disintegrator. -Black Panther I#4














 


disintegrator

It was an ornamental box bearing the symbol of "omega", for destruction. Mr. Little was able to decipher the codes on the box, determined the artifact's abilities, and used it to destroy one of the tomb's warrior guardians. He intended to keep the disintegrator, but the Black Panther took it away from him. -Black Panther I#4





 


Flame Chariot

It was an advanced vehicle capable of flight which left a flame trail behind it as it soared. Mr. Little, Princess Zanda, and the Black Panther used it to escape the destruction of King Solomon's Tomb, but shortly afterwards, the engine broke down, and the vehicle exploded before either Mr. Little or Princess Zanda could claim possession of it. -Black Panther I#4



 

 

 

 


images:


Other appearances:
Black Panther I#3 (May, 1977)
Black Panther I#4 (July, 1977)


Last updated: 11/01/03

Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

Non-Marvel Copyright info
All other characters mentioned or pictured are ™  and 1941-2099 Marvel Characters, Inc. All Rights Reserved. If you like this stuff, you should check out the real thing!
Please visit The Marvel Official Site at: http://www.marvel.com

Back to Items