Z'GAMBO (Prince of Orphans)  - one of the Eight Heavenly cities associated with K'un-Lun

ZGORIAN - extradimensional, banished to Purpleworld of Exile and later executed for showing compassion to the enemy, befriended mindless Hulk
    *D* (app)--Incredible Hulk II#304d

ZHALLA’KIAN race (Shanga/Star Dancer ) - extraterrestrial.
    cosmic energy manipulating powers, virtually immortal
    --Marvel Two-In-One#79

ZHAMBI - living zombie-like servants of Dr. Friday, created by consuming his zhambi concambre
    (app-drfriday)--Moon Knight III#6 ([7(fb), 6(fb)], 6-7

ZHAMBI CONCAMBRE - potion used by Dr. Friday to turn people into living zombie-like servants
    (app-drfriday)--Moon Knight III#6

ZHAN - Light Brigade
    (app-lb)--Death's Head III#9

ZHAN, Dr. DAVID - became involved in the plot of the Absorbing Man possessing others to escape his prison, killed when Absorbing Man escaped, the others succeeded in trapping Creel’s mind within his
     *D*--Incredible Hulk III#55 (56-58, 59d)

ZHANG of "Earth-93112" - Former ally of Maxam, trained under Master Ecclaw
    (app-maxam)--Warlock & the Infinity Watch#26, (named) #41

ZHANG JIAO - Sorcerer Supreme in between Caius of Lacedaemon and Merlin(?)
    (app)--Marvel Tarot

ZHAO ?? - Inner Demons
    --Amazing Spider-Man Extra!#2 (2009)

ZHAO of Earth-928 circa 2099 A.D. - former leader of mutants, eventually went mad
    --[X-Men 2099#1],#8 (9,10, 18+24(c)

ZHARKAH - Rejects, ruler of Djade clan, befriended Beast, became part of the ruling triumvirate of the unified castes.
    cyclopean female, cause objects to explode
    (app-rej)--X-Factor I#43 (44-46,48-50

ZHAROV, (    ) - involved in US government (?) experiment on island Hazar that produced werewolf mutates; one of few survivors, apparently slain by Crossbones in process of slaying werewolf mutates
    *D*--Captain America and Crossbones#1 (2011)

Z’HARR HR’ANN of the Hyborian era - city formerly ruled by men worshipping Dorgna’ath, overthrown by Warrior Women worshipping Kalili, city destroyed and women died when Conan entered the temple of Kalili
    --Savage Sword of Conan#62

ZHENGU ZU - see ZU, ZHENG--Secret Avengers#

ZHERED-NA of the pre-Cataclysmic era- sorceress and prophetess of pre-Cataclysmic Atlantis, trainer of Dakimh, defeated and imprisoned Dweller-in-Darkness, banished by pre-Cataclysmic Kamuu for prophesizing sinking of Atlantis, assisted Son of Satan in preventing "cleansing" of the earth by Kometes, killed by fearful neighboring tribes—influenced by D’Spayre--during the Great Cataclysm, worshipped by cult, teachings contained in a tome
    *D* (Mystic Arcana, app)--Adventures into Fear#15 (Dr. Strange III#33(fb), Marvel Spotlight I#17, , AdvFear15(fb, dies)

ZHILLA CHAR - demon, succubus, @ 800 years ago raped by Nightmare, mothered Dreamqueen, died in childbirth, memories live on in daughter
    *D* (net)--Alpha Flight I#67 (67(fb,d))

ZHIVAGO, VOLDEMIR – former member of Hellfire Club, arms dealer, land baron, stole picture of sentimental value from Sage/Tessa
    --X-Men Unlimited II#1 ([1(fb)], 1

ZHOU'SYN - mystic entity, invoked by Gomurr the Ancient
    - "Mark of Zhou'Syn"--[X-Men Unlimited#12]

    Lost Gods--Journey into Mystery I#503

ZHYNN race (K-Zzat) - energy beings, sought to unlock the secrets of the universe by breaking down matter
    --[Starjammers#4], 6 ([6(fb)]

ZIALUS, Dr. - alleged enemy of Mark (Marvel)
    --X-Men Unlimited#13/2

ZIANON dimension (Grimbat, Melnoa, Emmadidin)
    - dark realm requiring light; Grimbat formerly abducted beings with light powers to supply the realm with light, ultimately convinced to convert self into a sun to provide continuous supply
    (app-grimbat)--Marvel Comics Presents#119/3 (120/3-122/3

ZIG-ZAG (    ) - Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg, & Holliway courier
    superhuman speed
    (app-whizkid)--She-Hulk III#11 (12

ZIEGLER, JURIS of Earth-148611 - therapist at the Clinic

ZIFF-ENGLE MOTORWERKS - racecar design company formed by Phillip Stoss (Phastos' human guise), based out of Zuffenhausen, Germany
    --Eternals IV#1

ZILBERFARB, OLEG OLEGOVICH - father of Oksana, dean of Gennady Gavrilov, sought to have him expelled
    --Crimson Dynamo#1 ([2], 3

ZILBERFARB, OKSANA VASILEYEVA - daughter of Oleg, friend of Tamara
    --Crimson Dynamo#2 (3

ZILKO - criminal, hired Commodore Planet
    --Moon Knight I#26/2

ZILLAH of the Hyborian era - Akhlat, daughter of Enosh
    --Black Tears; Savage Sword of Conan#35

ZIMM, R. - Stark International, one of the security department heads
    --Iron Man: The Inevitable#3

ZIMMER, ABRAHAM PAUL - Stark Enterprises research director, former board of directors at Accutech, lost first company to the Ghost, killed by Calico
    *D* (IM)--Iron Man I#219 (225,226, 229, 230, 236, 239, 246-248,
    281-287 288/2, 305,306, An15/2, IM307, 308, 310, Force Works#8, IM318,319, 327-329, 330d)

ZIMMER, JOSEPH ABEL – brother of Abraham, blamed Stark/Iron Man for his death, opposed Stark’s bid for Secretary of Defense
    --Iron Man III#76 (78, [79]

   --Adam: Legend of the Blue Marvel#2 (2009)

ZIMNIY STOROZH – see Winter Guard
    --Avengers III#42

ZINAT of the Hyborian era - Stygian game, involved using a human pawn in a magical setting, where the pawn’s encounters were affected by the sticks rolled by the players
    --Savage Sword of Conan#206

ZINGARA of the Hyborian era - nation, capitol city in Kordava, worshipped Mitra

ZINGH - agent of Fu Manchu, partnered with Mister Lu, helped bring in Zaran
    Large + strong
    --Marvel Knights I#11 (12,[13],14

ZINN of the Hyborian era - former agent of Salome
   *D* (app-salome)--A Witch shall be Born; Savage Sword of Conan#5

ZINNEMAN. Mr. - Metrobank security operative
    --Captain America I#289

ZIPPER - criminal, agent of Speedo, killed by Blind Justice
    (app-sp)--Solo Avengers#9

ZIPPER UNRIPPER - spat from unidentified alternate Earth due to chaos caused by Spider-Verse reality-crossing, used to reseal the Omniversal Zipper worn by the Liverer
    (app)--SHIELD III#10

ZIPPO - enemy of Snailman
    (app)--Spider-Man Comic#644/6

ZIPPO - Bush Ranger
    (app)--X-Force I#125

ZIPZAP of Earth-93060 (Leon Balford) - Strangers

ZIRA - Savage Land, Bhadwuan tribe, guardian of Matthew Plunder
    --Ka-Zar V#1 (Ka-Zar Annual 1997, KaZ#1-3, 7, 10,11,[12],13,14, 14/2(fb), 14/2, 15-20

ZIRA, Dr. ZANNA - Weapon X project
    -- (Weapon X: Agent Zero

ZIRAN the TESTER - Celestial, stationed at the Pyramid of Winds, analyzed and coded genetic structure of pre-human anthropoids, created Deviants, neutralized weapon activated by Druig at the Pyramid of Winds.
    red + purple armor
    (I#12,D#2,M)—Eternals I#18 (What If? I#23/2, Avengers I#339(fb), Et I#18,19, Thor I#300, Eternals II?#12, I#18,19, Fantastic Four Annual#23, Thor424, Infinity Gauntlet#3-6, Warlock & the Infinity Watch#1, Heroes Reborn: The Return#4, GLA#4

ZIRCONIUM - Elements of Doom
    --Thunderbolts #6 (7

ZIRKSU - see DIABOLIK (app)--Marvel Premiere#35

"ZIT MAN" (    ) - "Terrigen Marines"
    --Silent War#5 (6

ZIUS - leader of alien coalition of races whose planets had been destroyed by Galactus, plotted to kill the Invisible Woman, duped into believing Reed had neutralized her power
    (app-Survivors)--[Fantastic Four III#517], 518 (518(fb), [517], 518, 519

ZIX, ARTHUR - see RECORDER RIGEL TYPE ZETA-9 *Des* (app)--She-Hulk II#1 (3, 5, 6-7, 9, 16-19, 20 (destroyed))

ZKRODD - Skrulls
    --Impossible Man Summer Fun Spectacular#1

Z’LYZTAYA - planet, destroyed by Obliterator Mothership
    *D*--[Fantastic Four III#33, 34(named)]

Z’LYZTAYAN race (Myranda, Quinn, Yssa(d), Zed/Howler) – extraterrestrial, planet z’lyztaya, evolved from portion of mammalian genome, entire race slaughtered by obliterator mothership, only four escaped destruction of planet. humanoid dinosaurs
    --Fantastic Four III#33 (34(fb), 33,34

ZMAJ - Transian Slavs perpetrating genocide on Muslims via stolen Starktech
    --Iron Man Legacy#1 (2-4

ZMB - see ZOOMERS--Spider-Man/Human Torch#2

ZMBUKU - snakes from whose poison venom ZMB/Zoomers is distilled
    --Spider-Man/Human Torch#2

Z'NOX race - extraterrestrial, Andromeda galaxy, planet Z’Noz, Intergalactic Council, planetwide dictatorship, shift entire planet through hyperspace to battle others, have conquered and plundered many planets,
    reptilian bipeds, inhuman, amoral, cruel, and decadent, invasion of earth repulsed by Professor X after marshalling minds of entire human race against them and exposing them to previously unknown emotions, Fantastic Four and X-Men tracked them down and altered their power source to send them into the distortion area of the Negative Zone
    (I#12, D#15, OH: AZ#12)—X-Men I#65 (X-Men: Hidden Years#8(fb), 8,9, [Amazing Spider-Man II#23(fb)], [Quasar#53], Amazing Spider-Man II#23, Maximum Security: Dangerous Planet, [Maximum Security#1,2],3

Z’NRX race - see SNARK race—Power Pack I#1

ZO - see ZAREK.
    false identity used to mask a plot by Zarek against Supreme Intelligence, granted additional power to Mar-Vell
    (app)--Captain Marvel I#11 (12, [13, 14], 15

ZOBOS - zombie hobos, agents of Men from SHADOW, deactivated by Order
    --Order II#3 (4

ZODIAC CARTEL (Aquarius (2), Aries (3), Cancer, Capricorn, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Pisces, Sagittarius, Scorpio, Taurus, Virgo)
    -criminal cartel, leaders wore costumes to emulate the abilities of their respective signs, weaponry supplied by one of Justin Hammer's companies, most were killed by the LMD Zodiac
    *D* (I#12, D#15, 20, M, OH: AZ#12, app)—Avengers I#72 ([Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition#20: Zodiac (fb)], Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. I#1, 5, [Av72(fb)], 72, [80,81, Daredevil I#69], Av82, [Iron Man I#33, 34], DD73(fb), IM35, DD73, IM36, Astonishing Tales I#17-20, [Av120(fb)], 120-123, 124, Ghost Rider II#7(fb), 6,7, Captain America I#177-178, [IM#184(fb)], 183-185, [West Coast Avengers II#26(fb)], 26d)

ZODIAC - see ONE-MAN ZODIAC (app-omz)--Ghost Rider II#

ZODIAC – see Mr. ZODIAC (app)—Spider-Man Zaps Mr. Zodiac

ZODIAC (android/LMD)) - androids created by Scorpio using Zodiac Key and LMD matrix, killed original group, rendered inert after transported to dimension of Brotherhood of the Ankh
    ANDROID ZODIAC (D#15, M, OH: AZ#12, app)—[Defenders I#48], 49,50 (51, 63,64, She-Hulk I#12, Iron Man I#183, West Coast Avengers Annual#1, [West Coast Avengers II#26(fb)], 26, 27, [27], 28

ZODIAC-First Sign (Libra) - sought to remove astrological influence from mankind and take over the world
    - unknown origins, connection to other groups
    (OH: AZ#12, app)--Captain America I#449 (Thor I#496, Iron Man I#326, Avengers I#395

ZODIAC-Ecliptic (Aquarius, Aries, Cancer, Capricorn, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Pisces, Sagittarius, Scorpio, Taurus, Virgo)
    - agents of Ecliptic, slaughtered by Weapon X
    (OH: AZ#12, app, net)--Alpha Flight II#1 (5,7,10,12, Weapon X#1

ZODIAC-Boardroom/"World Trust" ((Aries (or Capricorn), Cancer, Gemini? (black & white costume), Leo, Libra, Pisces, Sagittarius, Scorpio, Taurus, Virgo)
    (OH: AZ#12, app-scorpio)--[Avengers I#57], 58, 60 ([57-59], 60, New Warriors IV#4-5

ZODIAC ([Cancer -  guy with crab hands; Taurus - a giant bull; Gemini - ridiculously hot female twins])
    - held the United Nations hostage until fought by Young Avengers
    --[Young Avengers#12]

ZODIAC FIELD - created by Werner von Kemp, destroyed by Iron Man's uni-beam
    electromagnetic field generator capable of immobilizing Iron Man
    (app-aquarius)--Iron Man I#184 (185

ZODIAC KEY - power item, created by Brotherhood of Ankh, eventually crumbled into dust
    release destructive blasts
    very similar to the keys to the Enigma Force
    (app, OH: AZU#3)--Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD I#1 ([Daredevil I#73 (fb)], Fury#1(fb), [Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition#17: Jake Fury], NFaoSH#1, Defenders I#49(fb), West Coast Avengers I#26(fb), NF5, Avengers I#72(fb), 72, 82, [Iron Man I#35(fb)], 35, Daredevil I#73, [OHotMU D#20: Zodiac/Def49(fb)], Def49(fb), 46, 48-50, [OH#20:Zodiac/WCA#26], WCA26-28, [Iron Fist III#1(fb)], [1(fb)/Punisher III#7(fb)], IF1-3, [Avengers III#59(fb, des)]

ZODIAC KEY - duplicate created by Mephisto for the One-Man Zodiac
    --Ghost Rider II#7

ZODIAC KEY - recreated by (Boardroom) Zodiac or Brotherhood of Ankh, used to split the In-Betweener into Order and Chaos
    (app)--[Avengers III#57], 58 (59, 60

ZODIAC KILLER - see ZODIAK (app)--Ghost Rwider III#10

    --Avengers I#12_ ( Avengers/Squadron Supreme Annual 1998

ZODIACS - foot soldiers of Zodiac (First Sign), sacrificed by Libra after mission thwarted
    (app-zodiac)--Captain America I#449 (Thor I#496, Iron Man I#326, Avengers I#395

ZODIAK (Norman Harrison) - former underworld crimelord, possessed by twelve demons as a result of an alliance with the Dykkors, killed by Suicide, body incinerated
    manifest forms and abilities of any of twelve zodiac signs
    *D* (AZU#2, MKE, app)--Ghost Rider III#10 (20(fb), 10,11,[12], Dr. Strange III#28, GR19,20

ZOFIA - first wife of Dracula, mother of Lilith
    -- (Tomb of Dracula I#60(fb)/Tomb of Dracula II#3/2, ToD II#5(fb1), Giant-Size Chillers#1(fb)

ZOG (    ) - alien creature, became trapped on Earth, encased self within iceberg and inscribed the word "ZOG" on the surface (meaning SOS), discovered in 1960, released by Burton, encased self in another iceberg
    (app)--Journey into Mystery I#56/1 ([56 (fb)], 56

ZOG, PHILO (Philo Zogolowski) - creator of Electro
    --Marvel Mystery Comics#4

ZOGA - robot dragon created by Monster-Master, destroyed when eyebeams reflected back upon itself
    (app-monstermanster)--Iron Man I#30

ZOGA - Atlantean, former despot, exiled to the Dead Zone, mutated by gases there, partnered with ruthar, sank military freighters and stole weapons, planned to takeover atlantis, impaled on own spikes and attacked by sharks, left in exploding base.
    superhuman strength, spikes over body
    *D* (app)—Marvel Comics Presents#7/4 (7/4d)

ZOGAR SAG of the Hyborian era - Pictish wizard, daughter of a woman of Gwawela who slept in a grove sacred to Jhebbal Sag, invoked Old Ones, controlled jungle creatures that remembered Jhebbal Sag, died when Conan slew his half-brother, who was connected to him
    *D* (app)--"Beyond the Black River," Weird Tales#35; Conan the Wanderer/Warrior?; Savage Sword of Conan#26 ([27(fb)], 26, 27d)

ZOHAR (Rabbi Reuben Davis) - Hebrew sorcerer, master of Kaballah, former apprentice to Elias Spector, sought to prevent others from learning Spector’s mystic research, exhumed his body and used it as a source of mystic power
    (app)—Moon Knight I#37 (38

ZOKK - God-Dog of Therea
    (app-ther)--Man-Thing I#1

ZOLA, ARNIM - Austrian geneticist, former student of Wladyslav Shinsky, discovered cache of Deviant scientific papers on genetic research in his ancestral castle in Switzerland, designed body with brain housed inside chest, created Primus, Doughboy, cloned Red Skull + Hate-Monger (Hitler), mutated der Jahrmacht
    -BIO-FANATIC, MASTER (I#1, D#1, OH: AZ#12)—Captain America I#208 (X-Factor Annual#3/3, Cable & Deadpool#45, Fury#1(fb), Cap208-212, Super-Villain Team-Up#17, Avengers Annual#13, Cap350/2, Marvel Comics Presents#24/3, Cap383/4, Cap387/2, 393-396, MCP106(fb), Cap437, Thunderbolts#33(fb), [Tb4(fb),Tb1-3],4, 24(fb), Wolverine II#139, Captain America III#50/5, Captain America IV#31, [Secret War: From the Files of Nick Fury], Marvel Holiday Special 2006#1, Captain America V#26, X-Men II#200/2, UX488/2 (fb), [Thunderbolts: International Incident#1 (fb)], 1, [Cap33], 34-36, 38-42

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