CITY OF SEVEN DARK DELIGHTS
Classification: City, Weirdworld
Users/Possessors: Dwarves, Humans, Mud-Butt, Perna, Tyndall, Velanna
First Appearance: Marvel Super Special#11 (June, 1979)
Powers/Abilities/Functions: The City of Seven Dark Delights features seven towers which each represent a different dark delight; each tower commands a different wedge of the city, opening out to the seven gates of the city. Known towers are the Tower of Wicked Laughter and the Tower of the Ecstasy of Temporary Death (the 4th dark delight); the only other locale named was the Alley of Bleak Hope. The city can traveled through by causeways in order to avoid the street-level peasantry. The city is populated mainly by dwarves and humans.
History: (Marvel Super Special#11) - Mud-Butt brought his elven friends Tyndall and Velanna to the City of Seven Dark Delights despite their reluctance. He had them enter the city at the street level so that they might "taste everything from the bottom up." Shortly after their arrival, the city was invaded by the Dark Riders.
(Marvel Super Special#12) - The Dark Riders pursued the savage elf they had come after, and slew him upon the Tower of the Ecstasy of Temporary Death. As the elf died, he gave the Darklens gems to Tyndall, Velanna and Mud-Butt, and they were then pursued by the Night-Fangers for the gems. They were able to escape by spending the night at an inn operated by one of the gods of Weirdworld, taking the guise of a mortal innkeeper. The next morning, the three heroes set out to learn the origin of the Darklens gems, and departed the City of Seven Dark Delights.
Comments: Created by Doug Moench, John Buscema and Rudy Nebres.
by Prime Eternal
The City of Seven Dark Delights should not be confused with:
Images taken from:
Marvel Super Special#11, pages 35-36 (numbered)
Last updated: 11/26/06
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