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The Religious Affiliation of
Diablo
 

Religion: demon and/or alien CBR Scale: M

Name: Diablo

Other Names: The Demon from the Fifth Dimension

Classification: villain villain  

Publisher(s): Marvel Atlas

First Appearance: Tales of Suspense (vol. 1) #9 (May 1960): "I Saw Diablo! The Demon from the Fifth Dimension!"

Creators: Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 1

Enemy of: unnamed adventurer

Occupation: would-be conqueror

Dimension: 5th Dimension

Gender: male

Note: smoke monster

Diablo is identified in the story's title as "The Demon from the Fifth Dimension." But descriptions of this story refer to the creature as an extradimensional "smoke monster" from the 5th Dimension. Diablo clearly has a demonic name (the Spanish word for "devil"), but may well have been more of an extradimensional "alien" than a "demon" in the traditional sense. This story well illustrates the fuzzy boundaries between what constitutes an "demon" (with ties to religious concepts such as Hell and the devil) and what constitutes an "extradimensional" or "alien."


This character is in the following story which has been indexed by this website:
Tales of Suspense (vol. 1) #9 (May 1960): "I Saw Diablo! The Demon from the Fifth Dimension!"


Suggested links for further research about this character and the character's religious affiliation:
  - http://www.marvunapp.com/master/diadil.htm
  - http://www.marvunapp.com/master/unuq.htm
  - https://www.comics.org/issue/15644/
  - http://comicbookdb.com/issue.php?ID=16010