Real Name: Candelaria Vélez
Identity/Class: Human (San Gusto)
Occupation: Unrevealed (super-hero?)
Group Membership: None
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: San Gusto, South America
First Appearance: Captain America I#442 (August, 1995)
Powers/Abilities: She had the power to petrify at a glance.
History: (Captain America I#442 (fb) - BTS) - Ojo Macabra was one of several superhumans from South America slain by Zeitgeist, who took a picture of each one's death before stabbing them in the chest with his sword.
Comments: Created by Mark Gruenwald, Dave Hoover, Sandra Florea, and Danny Bulanadi.
Ojo Macabra's name seems to be the equivalent of "evil eyes." Possibly a woman with a stare of death?
Spanish fan Skippy Farlstendoiro comments: "In Spanish, adjectives are declined with the gender of the name. "Ojo" ("eye") is male, so the correct adjective would be "Macabro" ("evil" or "macabre", in its male form), instead of "Macabra" (female form for the same adjective). There is a superstition of "evil eye" in Spanish-speaking countries, but it is not known as "ojo macabra" or anything like that. The common phrase is "mal de ojo" ("evil of eye"), with a less common word, "aojamiento" ("eye-ing"). The "evil eye" is an active belief in certain areas (including big cities), but it is not lethal, instead leading to a continuous tiredness and/or a bad patch. Without any proof, I could be theorised that Ojo Macabra, with that name, had powers related to this (or a Felicia-Hardy-style equivalent)."
Her name, heritage and powers were revealed in Marvel Atlas#2.
by Prime Eternal
Ojo Macabra should not be confused with:
Images taken from:
Captain America I#442, page 1, panel 3
Captain America I#442 (August, 1995) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Dave Hoover, Sandra Florea (pencilers), Danny Bulanadi (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Last updated: 12/16/06
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