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Zanzibar the Magician
Zanzibar the magican

Real Name


First Appearance

Mystery Men Comics #1 (1939)

Original Publisher

Fox Features

Created by

George Tuska

Golden Age Origin

Zanzibar is a stage magician and philosopher, taught magic by Indian Fakirs and uses his powers to fight crime. His super powers include telekinesis, mentally-powered super strength, and hypnosis/mind-control.

In his first appearance, he battled the villain known as the Top. He later met Zeus, Hercules, and Athena.

In one adventure when tasked in taking down an opium ring he displayed more magic powers.

Powers and Abilities

Zanzibar dispayed a wide range of magic powers including:

  • made a car sink into a concrete bridge
  • teleportation, appearing in a flash of light or flame
  • levitation of objects, powerful enough to effortlessly remove limbs or pull several people in half at once
  • created an 8-foot tall Indian man named Astra out of magic
  • shrank several people down to 12 inches in height
  • created a train bridge made of fire
  • made chains appear to bind a foe

Golden Age Appearances

  • Mystery Men Comics #1-31
  • Blue Beetle #5
  • Green Mask #2
  • Flame #5-6
  • Rex Dexter of Mars #1

See Also

International Hero

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