Real Name: Darius Zamora
Identity/Class: Human magic-user;
Middle Eastern citizen (Pre-Modern era) (see comments)
Occupation: Owner of Zamora Aircrafts
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Luther Krumhausen
Known Relatives: unnamed ancestors, unnamed parents
Base of Operations: Europe;
Powers/Abilities: Zamora knew gypsy magic, he could put a curse on an enemy and he could transfer his soul into an animal after death. Zamora suffered from an unspecified heart condition.
History: (Journey into Mystery I#80/1 (fb) -BTS) - Zamora was a descendant of gypsies who made a fortune manufacturing aircrafts in Europe.
(Journey into Mystery I#80/1) - Zamora's long-time business rival Luther Krumhausen invited him to his mansion to discuss a possible merger of their companies. The rivals had dinner, and Zamora passed out from drinking a drugged wine. Krumhausen dragged the unconscious Zamora into a room where the furnishings were ten times life size. When Zamora woke up he thought he had somehow shrunk in size, and the shock gave him a heart attack. Krumhausen gloated over Zamora as he lay dying, and Zamora called upon his gypsy ancestors to put a curse on Krumhausen. Zamora transferred his spirit into Krumhausen's cat and shrunk Krumhausen down to a few inches in size. In his cat form he avenged himself on the shrunken Krumhausen.
Comments: Created by an unnamed writer, Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers.
As with many 1950's and 1960's Marvel monster stories, this
story is not confirmed as part of Earth-616 continuity, but there's nothing
to exclude it either.
--Leave it in unless something rules it out!--Snood.
This story ("Won't You Step Into My Parlor...???") was reprinted in Journey into Mystery II#7.
PROFILE BY FUTURE
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Aircraft industrialist and one of the richest men in Europe. His only business competition was Darius Zamora, and after his henchmen Kuhn and Gruber told him that Zamora had a weak heart he came up with a scheme to kill his rival. He had a room constructed in his mansion that was ten times life size and invited Darius over to discuss a possible business merger. He drugged Darius and put him in the giant room. The shock caused Darius to suffer a heart attack, and Krumhausen bragged about his scheme to his dying rival. Zamora cursed Krumhausen, and Krumhausen soon found himself shrunk down to a few inches in size. He was easy prey for his own pet cat, whom Zamora had transferred his spirit into.
--Journey into Mystery I#80/1
Kuhn and Gruber
Investigators working or Krumhausen. They discovered that Darius Zamora had a weak heart.
--Journey into Mystery I#80/1
Last updated: 01/13/05
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