The Religious Affiliation of
The Voodoo King

Religion: Vodoun cursed idol CBR Scale: M

Name: The Voodoo King

Classification: supporting character supporting character  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Journey Into Mystery (vol. 1) #82 (July 1962): "I Am the Prisoner of the Voodoo King!"

Creators: Gene Colan

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

Number of Appearances: 1

Enemy of: unnamed criminal

Ally: voodoo tribe

Occupation: king

Location: Africa

Gender: male

Note: cursed gold idol worshipped by voodoo tribe

An escaped criminal happened upon a "voodoo tribe" that worshiped a gold idol they called the "Voodoo King." The criminal stole the idol, thinking he would be able to sell it for a fortune. Unfortunately for him, he found out that the object had a curse on it, a curse that now afflicted him! The criminal physically could not put the idol down!

Is the Voodoo King actually a character? This may be debatable. It clearly was an object of great magical power. It was worshiped by a voodoo tribe. But it never spoke or displayed any intelligence. Perhaps the Voodoo King idol was created in the likeness of an actual person (a real-life Voodoo King). Perhaps it had a form of life of its own. The curse was true. Is the idol truly a vessel for a deity?

This character is in the following story which has been indexed by this website:
Journey Into Mystery (vol. 1) #82 (July 1962): "I Am the Prisoner of the Voodoo King!"

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