Name: witch doctor
First Appearance: Strange Tales (vol. 1) #85 (June 1961): "The Ape Man"
Creators: Steve Ditko
Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes
Number of Appearances: 1
A local witch doctor lived on a small island called "Lost Island Prison" cursed a man with whom he had a grievance. The witch doctor was a powerful mystic, and turned the man into a gigantic ape-like creature, a curse that could be transferred to others. "Witch doctors" and gorillas are traditionally associated with African primal religion.
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