Real Name: Zamu
Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (R'Zahnian)
Occupation: Spy, stage magician
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: the leader of the R'Zahnians
Enemies: Dr. Druid
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: R'Zahn, Lahj'kk star system, Milky Way Galaxy
First Appearance: Weird Wonder Tales#20 (January, 1977) (see comments)
Powers/Abilities: Zamu possessed advanced R'Zahnian technology, including giant magnets used in his magic act, and a pistol which featured an infra-ray detector and fired delta rays.
History: (Amazing Adventures I#3)- Zamu came to Earth disguised as a human, and became famous as a magician, using his world's technology to accomplish seemingly-impossible feats, such as lifting an audience into an air using a hidden magnet. Zamu intended to use this fame to become a politician, and began to run for governor, using his fame as a magician to capture votes.
Zamu's activities attracted the attention of Dr. Druid, who quickly determined that Zamu was no magician. He spied upon Zamu as he reported to his leader, and used ventriloquism to startle Zamu. Zamu took out a pistol to use against Dr. Druid, but Dr. Druid appeared suddenly before him, and used hypnosis to take control of his mind. He then had Zamu confess his plot to use his influence as governor to pave the way for an invasion to the police, who took him into custody.
Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko.
This story was originally printed in Amazing Adventures I#3 (August 1961), wherein "Dr. Droom" battled "Zemu"; when it was reprinted in Weird Wonder Tales (using the magic of retroactive continuity) it was redrawn and relettered to make Dr. Droom into Dr. Druid and Zemu into Zamu (probably to avoid confusion with Xemu of the Fifth Dimension)
Zamu was originally an invader from Saturn, but Weird Wonder Tales#20 changed it to R'Zahn.
I really do love the adventures of Zamu and Krogg, which assure us that there's no such thing as magic-- just alien life-forms bent on our destruction! Makes me sleep better at night!
by Prime Eternal
Zamu should not be confused with:
Images taken from:
Amazing Adventures I#3, page 4, panel 6
Amazing Adventures I#3, page 2, panel 3
Amazing Adventures (August, 1961)
Last updated: 10/11/04
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