ZOMBIE of Ancient
Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human, zombie, Ancient Egypt
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Anubis; Ereshkigal; unnamed Egyptian woman; (formerly) unnamed Egyptian man
Enemies: Unnamed Egyptian man
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Ancient Egypt
First Appearance: Tales of the Zombie#4/3 (aka II#1/3) (March, 1974)
Powers/Abilities: As a reanimated corpse, the Zombie followed the commands of whomever controlled him. Presumably, he would have been more durable than a normal human.
History: (Tales of the Zombie#4 (fb)-BTS) -
The Zombie's history before his resurrection is unknown, but he died
"young and by violence."
(Tales of the Zombie#4) - An unnamed Egyptian man
created a wax doll of the woman he loved, then placed it on a grave of
the dead man. Praying to Anubis and Ereshkigal, the man summoned
forth a zombie, and commanded it to bring to him the girl he
loved. The Zombie did so, and the man forced the woman to marry
him, upon threat of death via the Zombie. Some time later, the
woman learned how to control the zombie and ordered it to control her
new husband, which it did by choking him.
Created by Tony Isabella and Ron Wilson.
It's a one-page, seven-panel story.
There ain't much depth. Would be kind of cool to have him show back up,
and have him fight The Living Mummy and Simon Garth, though.
Voodoo dolls in Ancient Egypt. If
that doesn't stand out, how about the man going to a graveyard filled
with tombstones shaped like Christian crosses?
For some reason, this issue was
labeled in the indicia as volume 2, issue 1 of the series, but has
since become #4 of the series.
The Zombie of Ancient Egypt, has no known connections to
Tales of the Zombie#4, page 35, panel 5 (zombie)
panel 6 (unnamed man)
panel 7 (unnamed woman)
Last updated: 08/30/05
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