Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Apparently an
post-Hyborian era (see comments), 1st millennium AD, and modern eras
former adventurer, conqueror, barmaid, "tavern wench" (either referring to her being a barmaid, or possibly a prostitute)
Group Membership: Formerly Elementals
Alter Ego, Asp, Janice Carr, Ego the Living Planet, Living
Mummy (N'Kantu), Ron McAllister,
Thor Odinson, Dr. Alexi Skarab
formerly the Collector (Taneleer Tivan), Hellfire, Hydron, Magnum;
she and the other Elementals formerly ruled over some portion of ancient Earth - those people saw the Elementals as gods, though whether they were pleased with their rule is unrevealed;
see also the Catalogue of Correspondences for Oshtur from Ian McNee's reading of the First Tarot
Enemies: Collector, Dann, Garret, Hecate, Hellfire, Hydron,
Living Pharaoh (Ahmet Abdol),
she went with the Asp and Olddan after they stole the Ruby Scarab, though I doubt Janice Carr, Ron McAllister, or Alexi Skarab would consider her an actual enemy;
the people of ancient "pre-Egypt" circa 3500 BC;
she and the other Elementals formerly ruled over some portion of ancient Earth - those people saw the Elementals as gods, though whether they were pleased with their rule is unrevealed;
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: Mistress of the Winds;
mockingly referred to as the "Mistress of both Breeze and Bluster"
Base of Operations: Mobile throughout known space;
formerly one of the Collector's Cosmic Museums;
formerly mobile across Earth;
formerly the dimensional Aleph;
formerly Cairo, Egypt (modern era);
formerly the Palace of the Gods in an unidentified dimension;
formerly Earth (some time prior to and up to 3500 BC (see comments));
formerly an unidentified dimension
First Appearance: (Behind the Scenes, unidentified)
Supernatural Thrillers#7 (June, 1974);
(seen, identified) Supernatural Thrillers#8 (August, 1974)
Powers/Abilities: Zephyr could manipulate the air,
primarily for the creation of winds. She could use such winds to lift herself
and others into the air for flight at great, though unspecified speeds. She had
great control of these winds, which she could continue to direct for great
distances; for example, she once harmlessly transported a man from Cairo to
Youngstown, Ohio. The flight took 36 hours and covered around 6000 miles (9715
kilometers), which would be 85 miles per hour; she could presumably travel at or
generate winds moving at least several hundred miles per hour. Her winds were
powerful enough to re-direct a monsoon generated by Hydron back on Hydron. She
could surround herself and others with a nimbus of air to allow them to breathe
while moving at great speeds. She could summon multiple whirlwinds
When she desired, her winds could render those she carried invisible from the ground.
Zephyr could also call on the "Winds of Change," which caused others to see illusions. She once caused a group of people to see the same illusion, and that illusion was their hearts' desire of the wealth of sultans; it is unrevealed whether she can cause other illusions beyond making others see their heart's desire, and the number of people she can affect is unrevealed, as well. Whether this is an inherent power or derived from the Seduction Ruby is also unrevealed.
Zephyr could release a "soft, pulsating power," which would soothe and speed healing in others.
In addition, she could survive for extended periods in the cold and vacuum and space (presumably, at least partly, by causing warm air to cling to her; though this would not be sufficient for any significant time in outer space, unless she was constantly summoning warm air from some distant source?). She could also navigate through space, possibly by generating air and using it for propulsion, or via other, unspecified means.
She could also travel to Earth from the realm to which the Elementals had been banished; the means by which she did so are unrevealed, though she apparently did so under her own power.
Zephyr was allegedly unaging; she retained the form of a young woman for over 6000 years, and possibly much longer. On several occasions, she was described as a goddess.
Achieving an unspecified level of passion with Thor (and possibly other weather gods), unleashed a powerful energy bolt, which severely affected and possibly threatened the entire planet within whose atmosphere the lovers made their union.
Zephyr apparently possesses the
Ruby, or possibly she learned how to duplicate its effects, or possibly absorbed
its energies and/or the gem itself. At any rate, the Ruby could soften any
heart hardened against its bearer.
Prior to the revelation that she has the Ruby's powers, she was described thusly: "As a woman, she knows how to reach a man's soul; as an elemental, she knows how to strip it bare...how to expose it to her winds of change...and to make that soul her own."
Unrevealed; possibly 5'9" (barefoot, she appeared only a few inches shorter
than the 6'6" Thor, but I don't recall her being that tall in the Supernatural
Thrillers stories; maybe she was lifting herself off the ground by a few inches
when she was with Thor...or maybe she could alter her appearance or size to some
Weight: Unrevealed; assuming she had human density, I'd guess she was 135 lbs. (obviously, all of the above comments apply here, as well)/
Eyes: Dark green or possibly black
Hair: Black or dark brown
(Supernatural Thrillers#9 (fb) - BTS) - Zephyr was once a serving wench at a tavern in an unspecified dimension.
(Supernatural Thrillers#14 (fb) - BTS) - The woman who would become Zephyr was promised unspecified rewards if she became one of the Elementals.
(Supernatural Thrillers#11 (fb) - BTS) - Zephyr's part in obtaining the arcane knowledge that transformed four mortals into the Elementals raised her from her lowly station, though the memories of poverty never left her.
(Supernatural Thrillers#8 (fb) - BTS) - Along with her allies Hellfire, Hydron, and Magnum, Zephyr was cast out of her native universe and traveled to Earth.
(Supernatural Thrillers#8 (fb) / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#9) - Arriving on Earth sometime before 3500 BC (see comments), the Elementals (as the four became known for their abilities to control the four ancient elements/forces of nature) carved themselves a kingdom, and their abilities made them seem to be gods.
(Astonishing Thor#4 (fb) - BTS) - When the Elementals ruled Earth, Zephyr thought power was the only thing that mattered.
(Supernatural Thrillers#8 (fb) / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#9) - In 3500 BC (see comments), the Elementals sought to extend their domain to the land that would be known as Egypt. A young warrior, Dann, refused to submit to their rule and plotted against them with the wizard Garrett. The pair joined their two souls to arcane vapors and created the Ruby Scarab, which Dann used to sap the powers of the Elementals and banish them to an unidentified extradimensional realm.
(Supernatural Thrillers#8 (fb) - BTS) - In that realm, the Elementals built their "Palace of the Gods."
(Astonishing Thor#4 (fb) - BTS) - After being banished, all that drove Zephyr was the desire to get back.
(Astonishing Thor#3 (fb)) <"so many centuries past" / "a millennium ago, give or take a century"> - While searching for the Ruby Scarab to restore her "pantheon" to power, Zephyr heard of a brash young thunder god who had been waving about a ruby artifact.
(Astonishing Thor#1 (fb)) - When Thor engaged in a losing game of dice ("bones") with a trio of Vikings on Earth. While Thor wagered a ruby plundered by Odin from the Dwarf king (able to soften any heart hardened against its bearer), Zephyr, then acting as a serving wench, offered more mead, and Thor accepted.
(Astonishing Thor#1 (fb) - BTS / Astonishing Thor#3 (fb) - BTS) - Though realizing the ruby was a "mere seduction gem" and not the Ruby Scarab she sought, Zephyr nonetheless secretly stole the ruby from Thor as she poured his drink.
(Astonishing Thor#1 (fb) - BTS) - When Thor lost the gamble, he was irate to find the ruby missing. After smashing the Vikings who presumably sought to punish him for apparent treachery, Thor realized "the wench" had stolen the ruby. Thor was compelled to hunt Zephyr down.
(Astonishing Thor#3 (fb)) - As Zephyr expected, Thor located and angrily confronted her, telling her that she knew not within whom she dallied; Zephyr informed Thor that neither did he, as she was one of the Elementals, whose dominion over Earth predated Asgard's by millennia. She also reminded him she had taken the seduction gem from him, which could soften his hardened heart...though she began to see she may not require the gem's services. Noting themselves to be kindred spirits, two immortal gods able to bend the skies to their pleasure, Thor reasoned that their union was destiny.
(Astonishing Thor#1 (fb) / Astonishing Thor#3 (fb)) <A millennium ago> - Zephyr and Thor kissed.
(Astonishing Thor#3 (fb)) - Their passion reached a certain pitch until a massive lightning bolt "nearly split Earth in two."
(Astonishing Thor#3 (fb)) - Zephyr and Thor agreed that it was better if they steered clear of each other.
(Supernatural Thrillers#7 - BTS / Supernatural Thrillers#8 (fb)) - While New York Police Department pursued the Living Mummy, the Elementals teleported him away, transporting him to their extradimensional realm.
(Supernatural Thrillers#8) - Upon N'Kantu's arrival, Magnum
forged a legion of earth elementals to bludgeon him into submission. When
N'Kantu initially overpowered these, Zephyr summoned a number of whirlwinds to
lift N'Kantu into the air, after which Hydron directed molten subterranean lava
to strike N'Kantu, and then Hydron unleashed torrential rains to drive N'Kantu
the ground. The earth elementals subdued N'Kantu (who, as he collapsed mentioned
the name "Nephrus," which somehow reached across the dimensions to reach Nephrus'
ancestor, Dr. Alexi Skarab) and then brought him to the Elementals' "Palace of
the Gods," where the Elementals told N'Kantu of their plan for him to recover
the Ruby Scarab, so
it could not be used against them again (Zephyr seemed a bit sympathetic,
referring to him as a "poor, tortured man"). When N'Kantu -- realizing that once
they need no longer fear the Scarab they would return to Earth and attempt to
subjugate all mankind -- refused, the Elementals attacked him, but Zephyr
combined her elemental and womanly skills (presumably utilizing the power of
the Seduction Ruby) to take control of N'Kantu's mind and make
him their slave without further damaging him. The Elementals then returned him
to Egypt, created a means for him to sense the energies of the Scarab, and sent
him to recover it.
Now linked to N'Kantu, Dr. Skarab led his allies Janice Carr and Ron McAllister to Egypt to reunite with the Living Mummy.
(Supernatural Thrillers#10 (fb) - BTS) - Zephyr swore her soul-spell could not fail.
(Supernatural Thrillers#9) - From their realm, Zephyr and the other Elementals watched the Mummy's progress toward Ahmet Abdol, the Living Pharaoh, the current possessor of the Ruby Scarab. The Mummy resisted Zephyr's control and stopped himself from killing a guard. Watching from their realm, the Elementals were frustrated, and Hellfire described Zephyr's failure as incompetence. She cautioned him not to address her as if she was a serving wench, and he reminded her that she was indeed once that. Nonetheless, assuming the Mummy would attempt to claim the Scarab for himself, the Elementals agreed to let N'Kantu gain the gem, and then they would take it from him.
(Supernatural Thrillers#9 - BTS) - The Mummy overpowered Abdol, but the Asp (Rich Harper) stole the Scarab out from under their noses while they fought. N'Kantu pursued the thief's tracks into the distant sands.
(Supernatural Thrillers#10) - Hellfire blamed Zephyr
for losing control of N'Kantu, reminding her that she had sworn her
soul-spell could not fail. She tried to calm him, noting their were
other ways to attain their goal and asking him to trust her. Hydron
retorted that she had given them no cause to believe their claims, and
he demanded that if she knew something they did not that she must prove
it. When both Magnum and Hellfire backed Hydron, Zephyr announced that
she must prove her sincerity by removing their doubt via traveling to
Earth for the first time in millennia (see comments) and regaining control of the
Then "like a deathless breath of breeze...she was gone from the castle..out-of-time, borne upon the gale that filled the void, back to Earth."
(Supernatural Thrillers#11) - Zephyr returned to Earth
(arriving in Cairo, Egypt) for the first time in eons (see comments), appearing before a group
of "castoffs," who believed her to be a divine spirit sent by Allah and begged
her to save them from their poverty. Recalling her own days of poverty, she
called upon the "Winds of Change" and gave the men, for a time, the illusion
that they were wealthy sultans enjoying the life of luxury.
Continuing on to Cairo's main corridor, Zephyr was mistaken for a common woman by an apparent pimp who sought to pressure her into a "mutually beneficial" service, and she generated a wind to send him flying high into the air and "away" (all the time considering how the other Elementals would deal with him more harshly).
(Supernatural Thrillers#11 (flash-forward) - BTS) - Thirty-six hours after being sent away by Zephyr, the pimp from Cairo landed in Youngstown, Ohio, where -- due to his possessing a sizable amount of a highly illegal substance and being without a passport -- he was arrested and would spend 10-20 years in a federal prison.
(Astonishing Thor#4 (fb) - BTS) - Upon returning to Earth, Zephyr realized that she had changed. She realized power was addictive and toxic, creating a ravenous hunger that could never be sated.
(Supernatural Thrillers#11) - Continuing her search, Zephyr found N'Kantu, weakened after
being set aflame by Miles Olddan (Asp's partner in crime...and more?).
Despite her orders and his inability to even stand, N'Kantu refused to serve her.
Respecting this, Zephyr instead gently touched him, releasing a softly pulsating
power that began to heal him.
Subsequently, after Asp and Olddan took a down payment and transferred the Ruby Scarab to Dr. Alexi Skarab, Zephyr surprised Asp and Olddan in their hotel. When Zephyr demanded the Ruby Scarab, the Asp initially tried to make a deal with her (as he had planned to steal the Scarab back from Dr. Skarab), but after her ally N'Kantu grabbed and then threatened Olddan, the Asp agreed to do whatever she wanted to spare Olddan.
(Supernatural Thrillers#11 - BTS) - The Asp was sent to recover the Ruby Scarab, and N'Kantu was sent with him, though Dr. Skarab made them aware of the Elementals and their plans, and how the Ruby Scarab was the only thing that might stop them. Believing Zephyr could teach them how to use the Scarab's power, the three returned to the Asp and Olddan's apartment.
(Supernatural Thrillers#11 (fb) - BTS) - Hellfire, Hydron, and Magnum, believing Zephyr was betraying them, traveled to Earth and captured Zephyr and Olddan.
(Supernatural Thrillers#11) - As the Asp, N'Kantu, and Dr. Skarab approached the Asp's hotel, Dr. Skarab started to explain how Zephyr was on "our team." However, before he could do so, they encountered Hellfire, Hydron, Magnum, and their prisoners; and the male Elementals noted that Zephyr would pay for treason. Hellfire then demanded the Ruby Scarab or Olddan would share Zephyr's fate.
(Supernatural Thrillers#12) - Zephyr remained a helpless
prisoner of the Elementals, futilely ordering Hydron not to harm the Asp; she
was silenced and instructed that she had forfeited her status as one of the
Elementals when she sided with the humans. Hydron instructed Zephyr to watch in
her deserved captivity as her ally perished.
When Dr. Skarab escaped with he Ruby Scarab, however, Hellfire ordered Hydron to rehydrate the Asp as they would need hostages to negotiate with Skarab.
(Supernatural Thrillers#13) - As Hellfire, Hydron, and Magnum assaulted Israeli, Egyptian, and Sudanese troops, respectively, opposing them (and none of the UN members wanted to interfere in the politically tense Middle East), a crowd gathered in Cairo to watch the pending executions of Zephyr, Olldan, and the Asp, still imprisoned in energy bonds and suspended in mid-air; the media reported the events, though they could only identify Zephyr as one of the Elementals. Only Hydron watched over the prisoners.
(Supernatural Thrillers#14 (fb) - BTS) - Dr. Skarab and Janice Carr took the Ruby Skarab to a Cairo Hospital to try alternate means to access the Scarab's power.
(Supernatural Thrillers#13) - When Ron McCallister, allied with N'Kantu, shot Hydron, winging him in the latissmus dorsi muscle (just below his armpit), Hydron briefly passed out, and the energy bands holding the prisoners dissipated. As some of the people had supported the Elementals in hopes of avoiding their wrath, these people assaulted McCallister and N'Kantu, but Zephyr -- taxing her powers just as they were starting to return since her release -- generated a powerful wind that scattered their attackers. As Zephyr directed Olddan and the Asp to swiftly tend to N'Kantu and McCallister before Hydron might awaken, Hydron indeed revived, and he forced the others to the ground with a monsoon-level torrential rainstorm. Zephyr retaliated by generating a wind to drive the rain back on Hydron and his forces, then directed the Asp to drive Hydron and his forces to seek cover as the Asp fired on them with an automatic weapon. This accomplished, Zephyr generated a powerful but gentle cool breeze that lifted herself, N'Kantu, McCallister, Olddan, and the Asp into the air and carried them (and simultaneously rendered them invisible from the ground) to a planned rendezvous with Dr. Skarab and Janice Carr, only to find them absent.
(Supernatural Thrillers#14) - After the Asp found a note
revealing Skarab and Janice's plans, Zephyr convinced the others that only she
and N'Kantu could safely find those two and then properly protect the Ruby
Scarab. En route, however, Zephyr noted how tired and sick of this war she was,
of being buffeted about by the movements of fate, and that she almost wished she
hadn't sided with him. She apologized almost instantly, noting that she hadn't
really meant it, but instead just wished the war would end. She also lamented
for the rewards becoming an Elemental promised, though she had received none of
those. She further noted her connection to N'Kantu, as her being from a
different dimension paralleled his being from a different time, and that she was
not made to feel worthless in his presence despite her being a former serving
wench and him having been a chieftain. Feeling dwarfed by the whole conflict,
she chose to relate to it at a simpler level: She would fight for the scarab
that N'Kantu might become a man again.
Later, at Cairo hospital, Zephyr and N'Kantu encountered Dr. Skarab and Janice as Skarab recovered from a brief rapport with the Ruby Scarab. When they were assaulted by Cairo residents aiding the Elementals in hopes of currying their mercy/favor, Zephyr incapacitated the men by generating a wind to cast them against the wall. Immediately after exiting the hospital, however, they were confronted by the remaining Elementals.
(Supernatural Thrillers#15) - The Elementals assaulted Zephyr, N'Kantu, Dr. Skarab, Ron McAllister, and Janice Carr; even Zephyr was agonized by Hellfire's flames while they were trapped in a hole created by Magnum. Dr. Skarab re-established his rapport with the Ruby Scarab and stunned the Elementals with a blast, but this allowed the flames to fully fall and engulf Zephyr and her allies. Zephyr generated winds to blow out the flames, but after some struggle, Hydron claimed the Scarab and returned it to the Elementals. To prevent the Elementals from further harming humanity, Dr. Skarab accessed the Scarab's power and warped the entire city of Cairo into a dimensional Aleph (a point in space that contains all other points. In this case, it was a nexus of realities). The Elementals and their opponents were transported to the Aleph as well, but all of the other soldiers, citizens, etc., were left back on Earth. This transfer distorted the Ruby Scarab, such that its energies permeated the air in Cairo. Both the Elementals and the others found that they could access the energies with equal ability. Skarab led McAllister, Olddan, Carr, and the Asp, concentrating their mutual mental energies and those of the Scarab and channeling them through the Mummy, Zephyr, and Dr. Skarab. When they released this energy, Hellfire, Hydron, and Magnum were blasted out of Cairo, and sent screaming and helplessly into the vortex at the heart of the Aleph.
Cairo, along with Zephyr and her human allies, returned to Earth, though the Ruby Scarab was apparently burnt out. However, the Asp secretly stole the Ruby Scarab, and Zephyr and Olddan fled with him; only after they were long gone did Dr. Skarab discover the theft.
(Ms. Marvel#12 (fb) - BTS) - Hellfire, Hydron, and Magnum were returned to Earth by the extraterrestrial explorer known as Hecate, and her science made them whole. They agreed to join forces to obtain the Ruby Scarab.
(Ms. Marvel#11 (fb) - BTS) - Zephyr traveled with Olddan and the Asp to Saracen Cay, a tiny, remote Caribbean island (which housed a space research facility).
(Ms. Marvel#11 (fb) - BTS) - Hellfire, Hydron, and Magnum located Zephyr, Olddan, and the Asp on Saracen Cay. Upon being confronted by her former allies, Zephyr fled.
(Ms. Marvel#11) - As she fled through a jungle, Zephyr cried out to Olddan and the Asp for aid and as a warning, but Magnum flattened her with a wave of sand. Asp and Olddan prepared to rush to her aid, but they were swiftly overpowered as well.
(Ms. Marvel#11 - BTS) - Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers) sensed the energies being unleashed there and traveled to the island, where she was attacked by the combined powers of Hecate and the Elementals.
(Ms. Marvel#12) - While Hecate battled Ms. Marvel, Hydron dehydrated Zephyr, turning her into a desiccated husk, until the Asp revealed the Ruby Scarab's location to save her life. Now possessing their goal, the male Elementals turned on Hecate, who was joined by Ms. Marvel in opposing them. After Ms. Marvel defeated Hellfire, she learned that Hecate and the Ruby Scarab's powers were stimulating the cavourite crystal as it orbited over Saracen Cay. Magnum, meanwhile, imprisoned Hydron within a rocky mantle to prevent him from trying to take the Scarab. Ms. Marvel then ambushed Magnum (who Hecate distracted with an illusion) and tore the Scarab from him. Magnum was incapacitated during their struggle.
(Ms. Marvel#13 (fb) - BTS) - Ms. Marvel came to terms with Hecate, though none of the others were seen.
(Astonishing Thor#4 (fb)) - Zephyr fought off and left the other Elementals.
(Astonishing Thor#4 (fb)) - Striving to serve some nobler purpose, Zephyr battled a dragon-creature.
(Astonishing Thor#4 (fb)) - Before she could achieve any lasting good, Zephyr was abducted by the Collector (Taneleer Tivan), who had already captured the other Elementals; with Zephyr, he completed his set.
(Astonishing Thor#4 (fb) / Astonishing Thor#5 (fb)) - BTS) - Apparently via the Seduction Ruby, Zephyr caused the Collector to fall in love with her as the path of least resistance to avoiding imprisonment like her former fellow Elementals. She allegedly felt like she had lived too long, seen too much, and no longer had any idea of how to live...or why.
(Civil War: Battle Damage Report) - Tony Stark considered Zephyr for the Initiative, listing her as "Status Undetermined," representing "those engimas whom we cannot be certain are dead or alive, or those whose magical powers are nigh-impossible to quantify."
(Dark Reign Files) - Quasimodo researched the Elementals for Norman Osborn. Quasimodo speculated that they might be extraterrestrials, perhaps from the Axi-Tun or Horusians.
(Astonishing Thor#1) -
As Thor strove to calm torrential thunderstorms in Manhattan, an image of Zephyr
briefly appeared before Thor, causing him to wonder if the winds were her doing
and to remember the night they had shared over a millennium before.
Thor subsequently learned that Ego the Living Planet was actually responsible for the devastating weather conditions.
(Astonishing Thor#2) - As Thor floated insensate in space following having been cast there by the cosmic Stranger after Thor had confronted and threatened Ego, Zephyr touched Thor's mind and awakened him. Thor then tracked Ego's trajectory and beat Ego to one of the Collector's museums. After a truce was reached following some violent conflict between Thor and the Collector, Zephyr re-introduced herself. When Thor asked if she had come to him in astral form to draw him to rescue her, she denied this, claiming that "astral form" wasn't in her repertoire and that she hadn't seen him or even much thought of him since "that night, a thousand odd years ago." Thor took Zephyr's wrist and noted he would not have her parted from him until the mystery was solved; Zephyr thus accompanied Thor and the Collector to his gallery of dodecahedra/tesseracts. The Collector showed Thor one containing Alter Ego, the twin/brother of Ego, and warned Thor that destruction of the dodecahedron would cause the pocket universe trapped within to burst forth and overwrite their own universe. As prompted by the Collector, Zephyr took advantage of Thor's uncertainty to generate a wind that cast him into Alter Ego's pocket universe, which the Collector then sealed. Before he did so, Zephyr noted that while she was brought to the Collector's museum as a captive, that that was not how she stayed; Zephyr nonetheless hung her head as the Collector put his arm around her.
(Astonishing Thor#3) - Zephyr denied having second thoughts,
but told the Collector that it just seemed like such a waste. She explained not
telling the Collector about her past relationship with Thor because the
Collector had no sooner detected Thor's approach than he had arrived.
Nonetheless, the Collector insisted she tell him presently. After relating their
past encounter, Zephyr noted it was a shame she had not been able to see more of
Thor, as he was magnificent, the best she had ever had.
As she concluded, the Collector realized Thor had escaped the pocket dimension; and Zephyr mused how this fit his past performance
(Astonishing Thor#4) - As the Collector considered other
options to contain Thor, Zephyr reached to Thor, then departed the Collector,
telling him, "Sorry, Tivan. It's been fun...just not fun enough. Have a nice
immortality. I know I will.
She caught up to Thor after Alter Ego had buried him beneath its surface, and she lifted the rocks from him, freeing him. Thor was irate to see her after her recent actions, but she tried to play it off, hoping saving his life had cancelled out her risking his life earlier. However, Alter Ego then formed an immense mouth that consumed them both, though Zephyr formed a pocket of wind around them to allow them to breathe. Thor then led Zephyr down tunnels towards Alter Ego's core where he intended to deliver a blast of his godly life that would incapacitate Alter Ego (and he planned to do the same to Ego, when Ego arrived). Zephyr wondered what Thor would then do with the pair of unconscious living planets; but Thor assured her he would think of something else, and that they needed to take things one step at a time.
Zephyr told Thor how seeing him again had made her remember what it was like to struggle, to strive, to care, and to be driven by a belief...to be magnificent. She further noted how he had lost his arrogance and anger just as she had lost her impudence and self-love. She wondered what the two of them might accomplish together, but Thor -- while admitting he was gratified he had inspired her to loftier ideals -- told her they had no time for reflection, as Alter Ego was actively feeding on their divine energies. They continued on to the tunnel leading to Alter Ego's core, into which they leapt; as they descended, Thor advised her of the plan that as he struck the core, she must prepare a wind for that moment, to carry them back up the shaft and beyond the range of aftershocks. Zephyr realized that Alter Ego sensed them and knew they were coming; but while Thor felt they were not yet close enough to strike, Alter Ego instead struck at them.
(Astonishing Thor#5 (fb) - BTS) - The Collector realized Zephyr had used the Seduction Ruby to dull his wits and manipulate him, making him dishonor his late wife, Matani, and their daughter, Carina.
(Astonishing Thor#5) - As Alter Ego fed on Zephyr and Thor's energies, he gave them the delusion of life as a human couple in Manhattan's Central Park, though Thor subconsciously suspected what was going on. Finally Thor recalled enough to realize that if he and Zephyr had some romance that the energy unleashed would free them.
The energies they released indeed pained Alter Ego sufficiently to cause him to spit Zephyr and Thor into space. There they encountered the Collector, and Zephyr urged him to open his dodecahedron and pull Alter Ego back into the pocket universe. However, irate over having been played by Zephyr, the Collector instead opened a dodecahedron that contained a black hole, pulling her in and causing her to fall through time and space. As she fell, Zephyr tried to focus on Thor so she would not lose him again, but she was distracted by an image of Thor embracing Sif, and she was lost.
(Astonishing Thor#5 (fb) - BTS) - Zephyr emerged on the other side of the universe, 600 years in the past. She had a great many adventures in her six century journey back to her point of departure, during which she learned quite a bit about herself and became, by Thor's example, "magnificent."
(Astonishing Thor#5) - Zephyr returned seconds after Ego had shattered Alter Ego into pieces (though Alter Ego's having consumed portions of Thor and Zephyr's life force helped him to survive), briefly summarizing her journey and kissing Thor (without causing a devastating energy discharge). She then turned to Ego, offering to stay with him and help him to heal in body and mind, and she helped Alter Ego's pieces coalesce into a smaller fragment, which would travel with her and Ego, and they would tend to him..."and, like a moon, he will shine...he will rise."
Comments: Created by Tony Isabella and Val Mayerik.
The arrival of the Elementals on Earth:
In Supernatural Thrillers#10, Zephyr said she was traveling to Earth for the first time in millennia. In Supernatural Thrillers#11, she was said to have returned to Earth for the first time in eons.
- A millennium is obviously 1000 years, and millennia would mean 2000 years or more.
- An eon is less definitive, other than it is a measurable length of time, composed of eras, which are composed of periods, etc. In astronomical terms, I believe an eon is a billions years.
- Nonetheless, I believe the initial interpretation was that she had not been back to Earth since she was banished circa 3500 BC, and the millennia term was accurate, while the eon term was just an exaggeration.
- With the ret-con from Astonishing Thor, it appears that it was just a bit over a millennium, and so even "millennia" was an exaggeration.
The illusion/hallucination experienced by Thor and Zephyr via Alter Ego mirrors the reality of Earth-11095, in which human versions of Thor (as a meteorologist) and Zephyr enjoyed a picnic in Manhattan's Central Park
Profile by Snood.
No KNOWN connections to:
ZEPHYR of Earth-928 circa 2099 AD - one third of the Triumverate, air elemental--X-Men 2099: Oasis
- ZEPHYRUS of Earth-Amalgam - Olympian goddess--Amazon#1
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Supernatural Thrillers#14, pg. 6, panel 3 (costume with Elementals-face);
Supernatural Thrillers#14, pg. 9, panel 3 (costume with Elementals-full);
Astonishing Thor#1, pg. 6, panel 1 (full body; with light shining from background)
#3, pg. 15, panel 2 (oblique view, pursued by Thor);
panel 3 (face, with Seduction Ruby)
pg. 17, panel 1 (lightning erupts during union with Thor)
#4, pg. 10, panel 3 (face)
#5, pg. 1, panel 4 (in human form/illusion/Reality-11095, face);
pg. 5, panel 2 (in human form/illusion/Reality-11095, full, laying with Thor);
pg. 21, panel 2 (main; form after returning to Thor from 600 year exile)
Supernatural Thrillers#7 (June, 1974) - Steve Gerber (writer), Val Mayerik (artist), Roy Thomas (editor)
Supernatural Thrillers#8 (August, 1974) - Tony Isabella (writer), Val Mayerik (artist), Roy Thomas (editor)
Supernatural Thrillers#9 (October, 1974) - Tony Isabella (writer), Val Mayerik (pencils), Dan Adkins (inks), Roy Thomas (editor)
Supernatural Thrillers#10 (December, 1974) - Tony Isabella, Val Mayerik & Len Wein (writers), Val Mayerik (pencils), Dan Adkins (inks), Roy Thomas (editor)
Supernatural Thrillers#11-12 (February-April, 1975) - Tony Isabella (writer), Val Mayerik (pencils), Val Mayerik (#11) & Klaus Janson (#12) (inks), Len Wein (editor)
Supernatural Thrillers#13 (June, 1975) - Tony Isabella & Val Mayerik (writers), Val Mayerik (pencils), Dan Green (inks), Len Wein (editor)
Supernatural Thrillers#14 (August, 1975) - Val Mayerik & John Warner (writers), Val Mayerik (pencils), Al McWilliams (inks), Len Wein (editor)
Supernatural Thrillers#15 (October, 1975) - John Warner (writer), Tom Sutton (artist), Len Wein (editor)
Ms. Marvel I#11 (November, 1977) - Chris Claremont (writer), Sal Buscema (pencils), Frank Giacoia (inks), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Ms. Marvel I#11-12 (December, 1977) - Chris Claremont (writer), Sal Buscema (pencils), Joe Sinnott (inks), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Civil War: Battle Damage Report (2007) - Ronald Byrd & Anthony Flamini (writers), Michael Short (assistant editor), Jeff Youngquist (editor)
Dark Reign Files (February, 2009) - Michael Hoskin & various others (writer), Jeff Youngquist (editor)
Astonishing Thor#1 (January, 2011) - Rob Rodi (script), Mike Choi (pencils), Charlie Beckerman (assistant editor), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Astonishing Thor#2 (March, 2011) - Rob Rodi (script), Mike Choi (pencils), Charlie Beckerman (assistant editor), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Astonishing Thor#3 (April, 2011) - Rob Rodi (script), Mike Choi (pencils), Charlie Beckerman (assistant editor), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Astonishing Thor#4 (July, 2011) - Rob Rodi (script), Mike Choi (pencils), Charlie Beckerman (assistant editor), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Astonishing Thor#5 (September, 2011) - Rob Rodi (script), Mike Choi (pencils), Charlie Beckerman (assistant editor), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Last updated: 12/26/13
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