Real Name: Svenzaldo Zambooba

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Human cannonball

Group Membership: An unidentified carnival, Flying Zamboobas (with his brother)

Affiliations: Blob (Fred Dukes), Sharpo, Tex

Enemies: X-Men (Angel/Warren Worthington III, Beast/Henry McCoy, Cyclops/Scott Summers, Iceman/Robert Drake, Marvel Girl/Jean Grey, Professor X/Charles Xavier)

Known Relatives: Unidentified brother

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed

First Appearance: X-Men I#3 (January, 1964)

Powers/Abilities: Svenzaldo Zambooba is a fearless carnival performer, who gets regularly shot from a cannon.

Height: Unrevealed (6'; by approximation)
Weight: Unrevealed (160 lbs.; by approximation)
Eyes: Unrevealed
Hair: Unrevealed

(X-Men I#3 (fb) - BTS) - The Flying Zamboobas, a pair of human cannonball performers that included Svenzaldo, joined a carnival, working alongside the Blob, Tex, Sharpo and others, performing for money.

(X-Men I#3) - After discovering he was a mutant, the Blob took over the carnival and ordered them to follow him in attacking the X-Men at their homes. The Flying Zamboobas loaded themselves into cannons and shot themselves at the Angel and sparred with him in the air. The X-Men were briefly defeated by the carnival, but they escaped and Professor X erased the minds of the members of the carnival, sending them away.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Paul Reinman.

This profile was completed 06/22/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary's celebratory event.

Profile by Chadman.

Svenzaldo Zambooba has no known connections to:


(X-Men I#3 - BTS) - When Blob led his carnival to attack the X-Men, Marvel Girl ended up in restraints, but she telekinetically used knives pulled from the trailer of Sharpo, the World's Greatest Knife Thrower, to escape and then freed the team.

--[X-Men I#3]


(X-Men I#3) - As a member of the carnival, Tex sometimes fired bullets at the Blob, who would use his powers to shake the bullets off. The crowd was always astounded when Tex did so. Later, Blob took over the carnival and made them attack the X-Men. During the fight, Tex tried to lasso Angel, who successfully escaped. The X-Men were later briefly defeated before Professor X erased all of their minds, deleting the encounter completely.

--X-Men I#3

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X-Men I#3, p17, pan3 (the Flying Zamboobas)
X-Men I#3, p22, pan3 (Sharpo's trailer)
X-Men I#3, p7, pan4 (Tex)

X-Men I#3 (January, 1964) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby (penciler), Paul Reinman (inker)

First Posted: 09/23/2021
Last updated: 09/22/2021

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