Real Name: Shazana

Identity/Class: Extradimensional ("Drakos") magic user

Occupation: Sorceress, intermittent Queen of her dimension

Group Membership: Intermittent ruler of Shazana's realm

Affiliations: Ubbu (pet), various knights and demon servants
    former mentor

Enemies: Defenders (Dr. Strange, Hulk, Nighthawk, Red Guardian (Belinsky), Valkyrie (Brunnhilde)), Dune People, Nazakka, Necromancer, Trish Starr, former mentor

Known Relatives: Nazakka (half-sister)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: "Drakos" (Shazana's realm)
    formerly the Citadel of Shazana, in the deserts of Nevada

First Appearance: Strange Tales I#133 (June, 1965)

Powers/Abilities: Shazana has a number of magical powers, including firing mystic bolts, forming shields, open interdimensional portals, etc. She is less powerful than Dr. Strange.

Height: 5'8"
Weight: 130 lbs.
Eyes: Green
Hair: Gray-green

(Strange Tales I#133/2 (fb) - BTS) - Shazana is a native to an extradimensional realm that was ruled by her half-sister.



(Strange Tales I#133/2 (fb) - BTS) - At some point in the past Shazana tempted an unsuspecting magician to endow her with the secret of timeless spells. Once she'd gained the power she had hungered for, Shazana annihilated the man who had violated his sacred oaths by training her. To safeguard the source of her power, she concealed her mystic symbol globe beneath the royal throne of her realm. Armed with the usurped rights of sorcery, Shazana easily defeated her half-sister and made the throne her own.

(Strange Tales I#133/2) - Dr. Strange fled from an assault from the Dormammu-enhanced Baron Mordo, arriving in Shazana's realm. There he met Shazana's half-sister, who warned him of Shazana, but the two were then captured by one of Shazana's agents and brought before Shazana herself. Though Strange attempted peaceful communications, Shazana saw him as a threat and attacked him. Weakened by his battle with Mordo, Strange was unable to stand up to her assault, but instead feigned even greater weakness. Deciding he was not a threat at all, Shazana decided to let him live in captivity. However, Strange then used the Eye of Agamotto to learn Shazana's origins from her pet, after which he summoned her half-sister, who aided him in reaching the throne room. He then absorbed Shazana's magical globe into himself, leaving her powerless. Broken by this defeat, Shazana collapsed to the ground, while her half-sister retook the throne.

(Clandestine#8 (fb)) - Shazana and her pet briefly beheld Dominic Destine as he was flung through their dimension by a portal he had inadvertantly accessed through a puzzle box.

(Defenders I#41 (fb) - BTS) - Shazana went on to develop magical powers of her own to replace those that were formerly dependent on the globe of power.

(Defenders I#41 (fb)) - Trish Starr became bored while working on the development of the "Dune People" commune in Nevada. She began to dabble in the occult, until one day she somehow accessed mystic power which caused her to become hostile and distant before vanishing, leaving only her address book, containing Kyle Richmond's name, circled in red. Trish had actually been assaulted by Shazana, and she had willingly left the commune, formed a magical shield, and shut down her mind to prevent Shazana from accessing Earth.

(Defenders I#41) - Dr. Strange accompanied Kyle to the commune after being summoned by Trish's friend David Anthony. Dr. Strange identified a magical force field within which he found Trish, rescuing her from demon creatures and returning her to the Earthly plane. However, when he probed her with the Eye of Agamotto, he unwittingly unleashed Shazana and her troops on Earth. While Strange held off Shazana, one of her knights held a knife to Trish's throat, forcing Strange and Nighthawk's surrender. Shazana then took over the commune, rechristening it the "Citadel of Shazana" and imprisoning Strange, Nighthawk, and Trish within a cube tied to their very life forces that would kill them if it were shattered.

    Strange accessed Shazana's mind via Trish's psychic connection to her, and through Shazana he contacted Clea and the Defenders (Hulk, Red Guardian (Tania Belinsky), Valkyrie (Brunnhilde)), summoning them to the commune. Pained by Strange's manipulation, Shazana pulled Trish from the cube and prepared to have her executed, but the Defenders arrived in time to save her. Strange and Clea combined forces to expand the cube until is dissolved, its energies flowing back into Strange and Nighthawk. As the Defenders battled Shazana's forces, Strange defeated Shazana with a "middle-level spell of immobilization" and then banished her and her troops back to her realm.

(Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#47 (fb)) - Necromancer ended up in Shazana's realm, and he used his powers (amplified by power usurped from Eternity) to defeat both Shazana and her half-sister (still ruler of the realm). He then took control of Shazana's demon subjects and brought them to Earth-616 as his agents in a plot to kill and replace Dr. Strange.

(Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#47 - BTS) - After Necromancer's defeat, Strange sent the demons back to Shazana's realm.

Comments: Created by Stan "The Man" Lee and "Sturdy" Steve Ditko.

I would name Shazana's realm Drakos, and I would name her sister Nazakka, and her put Ubbu. I'd leave her former mentor unidentified, for now.

Shazana has an entry in Mystic Arcana: The Book of Marvel Magic. In this entry Nazakka and Ubbu became official names.

Profile by Snood. Clandestine information added by Prime Eternal

No known connection to:



    An alien world, it is accessed via magic. It's known residents include Shazana, her knights and demon servants, her pet (Ubbu), her half-sister (Nazakka), and possibly her unnamed former mentor.


--Strange Tales I#133 (133/2 (fb) - BTS, 133/2, Clandestine #8 (fb), Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#47 (fb), 47- BTS









    Shazana's half-sister, she ruled the dimension until Shazana usurped the throne via her newly gained magical powers. After Strange defeated Shazana, "Nazakka" retook the throne, and she still held it when Necromancer arrived, defeating both Nazakka and Shazanna.


--Strange Tales I#133 (133/2 (fb) - BTS, 133/2, Dr. Strange: Sorcerer Supreme#47 (fb), 47- BTS








Shazana's pet. Dr. Strange used the Eye of Agamotto to learn Shazana's past from it.


--Strange Tales I#133/2, Clandestine #8 (fb)


Strange Tales I#133, 2nd story, p9, panel 4
    p4, panel 2 (half-sister face)
        panel 4 (Shazana's realm)
        panel 6 (Shazana's pet)
    p7, panel 7 (Shazana's mentor)
    p8, pan8 (half-sister body)

Strange Tales I#133 (June, 1965) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Steve Ditko (artist)
Defenders I#41 (November, 1976) - Steve Gerber (writer), Sal Buscema (pencils), Klaus Janson (inks), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Dr. Strange III#47 (November, 1992) - Roy Thomas (writer), Geof Isherwood (pencils), Bob Petrecca, Geof Isherwood & Don Hudson (inks), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Clandestine#8 (May, 1995) - Alan Davis (writer/pencils), Mark Farmer (inks), Paul Neary (editor)

Last updated: 09/27/04

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