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Real Name: Clifford ??

Identity/Class: Human magic user

Occupation: Illusionist

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Unidentified assistant

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed

First Appearance: Journey into Mystery II#4/2 (April, 1973)

Powers/Abilities: Clifford had limited magic powers. With great strain he could make another person fly.


(Journey into Mystery II#4/2) - Clifford the Great worked as illusionist in a circus. He had studied things unknown to the people, things that enabled him to perform real magic and not only tricks.

    Ona day during an exihibition a boy in the crowd threw a tomato at Clifford. Clifford invited him to experience his powers. With great concentration Clifford levitated the young man. His magic worked, his mind could sustain the effort, but the strain was too high for his heart. Clifford died on stage while his magic still worked and the body of the boy kept going up into the sky...

Comments: Created by Steve Gerber and Dan Adkins (writers), Paul Craig Russel and Dan Adkins (artists).

Clifford was going to do the same experiment with his assistant before being interrupted by the boy. It was probably the first time he tried such a difficult feat.

Profile by Spidermay.

Clifford the Great has no known connections to any other character with a similar name.

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Journey into Mystery II#4/2, p2, pan5 (full body)
Journey into Mystery II#4/2, p3, pan4 (head shot)

Journey into Mystery II#4 (April, 1973) - Steve Gerber (writer), Dan Adkins (plot/inks), P. Craig Russell (pencils), Roy Thomas (editor)

Last updated: 05/21/11

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