DIZZY the HUN

Real Name: Djordji Zindelo Hungaros

Identity/Class: Human, limited magic user;
    Latverian, Zefiro

Occupation: Caretaker of the Talismans of Khyscz, street musician

Group Membership: Zefiro

Affiliations: KISS, Cynthia von Doom, Werner von Doom;
    formerly Victor von Doom

Enemies: Dr. Doom, Fringe and his gang

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile

First Appearance: Marvel Comics Super Special#1 (1977)

Powers/Abilities: Apparently physically blind, Dizzy was as functional as any sighted man, presumably via extrasensory perception. Despite his being apparently 60-70 years old, he was strong enough to hold his own against a dozen young men. He had mystic knowledge of an unspecified degree.

History:
(Marvel Comics Super Special#1 (fb) - BTS) - A mystic among the Latverian traveling tribe known as the Zefiro, the man who would later use the alias "Dizzy the Hun" trained Cynthia von Doom in sorcery.

(Marvel Comics Super Special#1 (fb) - BTS) - The Latverian mystic who would later use the alias "Dizzy the Hun" spoke Cynthia's eulogy.

(Marvel Comics Super Special#1 (fb) - BTS) - The Box of Khyscz was among the implements of Gypsy sorcery with Victor von Doom inherited after his mother's death. There were those among the Zefiro (von Doom's tribe) who deemed its power too immense for him to possess. During his sojourn to Tibet, these Zefiro stole the Box of Khyscz, and one of the Zefiro's mystics brought it to the USA where he devoted his life to its safekeeping.
    Posing as a street musician on Time Square, the man became known as Dizzy the Hun.

(Marvel Comics Super Special#1) - While fighting off a gang of a dozen muggers (including Fringe) trying to steal the Box of Kyscz, Dizzy glimpsed Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley and instantly knew they were the ones destined to receive the Box. He hurled the box to them, telling them that it contained their true selves -- thy love and thy rage, thy grace and thy power! The truth and the mystery of mind and body, intellect and emotion, time and space -- and that they must take the Box and flee. They did so, and later opened with Box with their friends Ace Frehley and Peter Criss. The four young men used the Talismans to assume human form, and they fought off Dr. Doom's efforts to reclaim the Box.
    After an interdimensional odyssey, the four young men returned to Earth, arriving in the Latverian Alps where they were met by Dizzy who told them that they needed to face Doom, though Doom would try to enslave or destroy them, and that raw power and brute force would be insufficient to defeat Doom. As the four men battled Doom, Dizzy called out to him, telling Doom to cease the conflict because he admired the men's valor. When Doom refused, Dizzy questioned whether his father would be proud of his violent ways. Doom raised his fist to strike Dizzy for his insolence, but then realized that he could not strike the man who had been so close to his mother. Nonetheless, Doom banished Dizzy from Latveria; Dizzy told Victor that he had actually won more than he suspected that day.
    Teleporting back to New York, the four men returned to normal, and Dizzy instructed them to return the Talismans to the Box of Khyscz. Based on that name, the four men took the group name KISS.

(Marvel Comics Super Special#5) - Dizzy met with the four KISS members, telling them of the sorcerer Khalis-Wu, the Darklord, who dwelled in Khyscz, from which their powers originated. He gave them the Talismans of Khyscz, they turned back into KISS, and he directed Ace to guide them to track Khalis-Wu across the decades he had traveled.
    After KISS had defeated Khalis-Wu, Dizzy acknowledged that they had each learned more about themselves, then instructed them to return the Talismans to the Box until next time they were needed. As they departed, he told them that their KISS personae were the true ones, and that their greatest challenge would be to merge their four dissimilar identities into one purposeful entity: KISS!

Comments: Created by Steve Gerber & Alan Weiss.

Dizzy's real name was revealed in Marvel Atlas#1.

Profile by Snood.

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images: (without ads)
Marvel Comics Super Special#1, p2, panel 1 (full body)
            panel 4 (mouth open)
        last page, last panel (so be it)


Appearances:
Marvel Comics Super Special#1 (1977) - by Steve Gerber (writer/editor), Alan Weiss, John Buscema, Rich Buckler, & Sal Buscema (pencilers), Al Milgrom (inker)
Marvel Comics Super Special#5 (1978) - by Ralph Macchio & Alan Weiss (co-scenarists), Ralph Macchio (writer), John Romita Jr. (penciler), Tony DeZuniga (inker), Richard Marschall (editor)


Last updated: 07/07/07

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