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Zor the Mighty
Zorthemighty

Real Name

Zor

First Appearance

Capt. Commando Comics (1945)

Original Publisher

F.E. Howard

Created by

E.G. Letkeman

Origin

Referred to as a "paleolithic man," Zor the Mighty is the protector of his jungle. He is extremely strong and agile and possesses considerable tracking skills. He has a sabre-tooth tiger named Zu as a companion and wields a knife.

Zor was first sighted in the jungles of India. At some point in his adventures he fell in love with a woman called Dela Parker. Zor and Dela traveled to the "world of Koz" (it is unclear from this account whether Koz is some sort of lost city on Earth or another planet) and joined the rebellion against the Emperor Manuf. Manuf's men captured Dela to trap Zor. He fought them to rescue her and succeeded in overthrowing Manuf But it was too late--Dela jumped into the path of an acid pellet aimed at Zor and died in his arms. Zor was not even able to avenge her, for the soldier who shot her was immediately strangled by a carnivorous plant. A grief-stricken Zor left Dela buried in Koz and moved on to face other "startling adventures."

His other enemies included the Monkeymen of Kul.

Public Domain Appearances

  • Capt. Commando Comics #nn
  • Red Seal Comics #19, 22
  • Zor the Mighty #1-2
  • Fantastic Adventures #12
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Zor battles the Emperor Manuf (cover of Fantastic Adventures 12)

Notes

  • Along with other Golden Age public domain Canadian characters, Zor was revived in 2010 for Moonstone Books Johnny Canuck and the Guardians of the North by Ty Templeton.

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