Monako the Magician

Real Name: Unknown

Identity/Class: Human magic user

Occupation: Crimefighter

Affiliations: Pere (assistant, superstrong), Josie

Enemies: Mr. Muro

Known Relatives: Unnamed parents (deceased), unnamed foster father (chief of his tribe, deceased)

Aliases: Prince of magic

Base of Operations: USA; formerly India

First Appearance: Daring Mystery Comics #1 (Timely, January 1940)

Powers/Abilities: Magician, able to transform and animate objects. Able to generate a ghost like "vision" through he could see and talk, teleport people and shrink himself to tiny size.

History: (Daring Mystery Comics #1, 4-6, ga) Monako's parents were missionaries in India, who were murdered when he was a small child by an evil tribe who practised black magic. Monako was the sole survivor of the attacked village, and was taken by the chief of the aggressors to raise as his own son. He grew up learning from the magicians in his adopted tribe, until they in turn were slaughtered by soldiers while he was away. Once more orphaned, Monako emigrated to England, where he gained a formal education. He returned to India, where he sought to rectify some of the damage caused by his former tribe. He later moved to America, where he fought Mr.Muro, a Japanese spymaster.

Comments: Created by Larry Antonette.

Thanks to Jess Nevins for allowing me to use information from his excellent Golden Age Heroes Directory and his Guide to Golden Age Marvel Characters. Thanks also to Richard Boucher & Darrin Wiltshire @ PR-Publications for permission to use information from their equally brilliant collection of Golden Age Sites, PR Publications. Their knowledge of Golden Age characters far outstrips my own.


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