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Real Name: Harry Krebs

Identity/Class: Normal human (1950s)

Occupation: Advertising agent

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Dan Royal, Lila, unidentified Voodoo doctor

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed

First Appearance: Spellbound#22/5 (May, 1954)
    {prima apparizione in Italia: Capitan America I#76 Editoriale Corno (10 marzo 1976)}

Powers/Abilities: None


(Spellbound#22/5) - Harry Krebs was in love for Lila, a beautiful singer. Ignored because ugly he tried to win her attention giving very expensive gifts to her. He asked a loan from a friend, Dan Royal, who wanted to meet Lila. Some time after they met Lila and Dan decided to marry. Harry was desperate, cracked up and started wandering through the world.
    In Haiti a barman suggested him to use Voo-Doo. Harry was taken to a Voodoo doctor who created a love potion, but when the doctor asked for 5,000$ which Krebs didn't have, Krebs went mad and killed the doctor with a knife.

    On the wedding day Harry gave the love potion to Lila. She drank it and became immediately attracted to him. In the few moments of love between the two, sorcery transformed them. They became the two little statues over the top of the wedding cake, and the cook was...the Voodoo doctor!

Comments: Created by unknown writer, Paul Reinman (Pencils) and Jack Abel (Inks).

"The wedding present" was reprinted in Giant-Size Dracula#3/3 (December, 1974).

Profile by Spidermay.

Harry Krebs has no known connections to

Dan Royal has no known connections to

Unidentified Voodoo doctor

    The doctor lived in a hut in the jungle near Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

    His powers included the creation of potions, the transformation of other beings into inanimated statues and coming back from death.

    The doctor created a love potion for Harry Krebs, but Harry didn't have 5,000$ to pay him, so he killed the doctor.

    The doctor came back from the dead and sought revenge. He tracked down Harry on Lila's wedding day. When Lila drank the potion and fell in love for Harry, the doctor transformed the two lovers. They became two little statues on the wedding cake.


Dan Royal

Dan royal was a wealthy man and a friend of Harry Krebs.

When Harry asked for a loan from Dan, Dan asked to meet Lila. The two fell in love shortly after, and after a while they announced their wedding.

The wedding never took place because Lila was transformed together with Harry.



    Lila was a beautiful singer.

    Harry saw Lila singing one night and startet courting her, but Lila detested him. She was arrogant, looked for someone with money, and exploited Harry, always asking for expensive gifts but never giving him a bit of affection.

    When she met handsome and wealthy Dan Royal, she liked him and shortly after decided to marry him, completely evading Harry.

    The day of their wedding Harry proposed to her to drink a beauty filter, but actually it was the Voodoo doctor's love potion. She drank it, and shortly after she was in Harry's embrace, completely lost in love for him. Their idyll lasted only a few seconds because they were transformed by the Voodoo doctor's magic powers.


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Spellbound#22/5, p1, pan1 (Krebs, main image)
        p2, pan3 (head shot)
        p1, pan1 (Voodoo doctor)
        p2, pan6 (Dan Royal)
        p1, pan2 (Lila)

Spellbound#22/5 (May, 1954) - Paul Reinman (pencils), Jack Abel (inks), Stan Lee (editor)

Last updated: 06/08/11

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