Brother Voodoo

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Brother Voodoo as Sorcerer Supreme in Doctor Voodoo: Avenger of the Supernatural v1 #1.

Brother Voodoo is a male comic superhero that features in Marvel Comics.

Contents

Biography

Origin

Jericho Drumm in Strange Tales v1 #169.

Jericho Drumm

Upon arriving, he visited his brother who was dying despite Jericho's medical knowledge with Daniel asking him to find his houngan mentor Papa Jambo. (Strange Tales v1 #169)

Under Papa Jambo's tutelage, Jericho quickly mastered the old ways and was regarded by his master as his finest pupil with none of his other students having learnt his mystical ways so quickly. (Strange Tales v1 #170)

Sorcerer Supreme

He returned to New Orleans where he spent time with his girlfriend though his brother Daniel believed he was wasting his talents and that he should not be in a relationship with that girl. During the argument, they were visited by the Eye of Agamotto and the spirit of the Ancient One who revealed that Jericho had been chosen to be the new Sorcerer Supreme. He ultimately accepted where he witnessed outside the New Avengers in a battle with the Dormammu-possessed Hood with Brother Voodoo lending his aid in exorcising the demon. Doctor Strange then decided to help teach Brother Voodoo in the ways of becoming the Sorcerer Supreme to protect their realm from mystical threats. (New Avengers v1 #54)

During this time, he was involved in constant arguments with his brother about their path as Daniel wanted him to devote fully to mystical knowledge whilst Jericho wanted to still engage in a normal life. They were then attacked by a possessed Doctor Strange and Daimon Hellstrom who were looking to claim the Eye of Agamotto from him. (New Avengers v2 #1) The Eye was sent to Avengers Mansion where the entity possessing the two mystics had now taken control of Luke Cage. Voodoo arrived on the scene to battle the possession with the entity claiming Danny Rand and disappearing with the Eye into another dimension. (New Avengers v2 #3) The freed Doctor Strange then took Brother Voodoo and Daimon Hellstrom to Jericho's sanctum in order to research the identity of the entity that was attempting to claim the Eye. (New Avengers v2 #4) It was eventually discovered that the being was actually Agamotto himself who had been banished from the Vishanti and sought to reclaim his power with the Eye being one of the few things that could challenge him. Jericho to stop him evoked the sorcerer's duel with Wolverine being chosen as his champion and Brother Voodoo used a spell to send all the assembled heroes power into him for the fight. In the midst of the battle, his brother Daniel's ghostly form was present within the Light Dimension and intervened thus breaking the rules of the match. This led to Agamotto unleashing his wrath and Brother Voodoo decided that the only way to stop him as well as save his brother was to sacrifice both himself as well as the Eye with both seemingly destroyed in the process. As such, he was killed with the Avengers mourning his passing and his brother Daniel blaming them for his siblings death as he vowed revenge against them. (New Avengers v2 #6)

Return

During the Axis, Doctor Doom made a Faustian deal with a demigod in order to resurrect Jericho Drumm who was joined by his brother Daniel. The pair were called to help stop the rampaging Scarlet Witch whose mind had been turned to evil alongside a number of other heroes. (Avengers & X-Men: AXIS v1 #8)

Jericho then received a call for aid from Madripoor where he visited an old acquaintance with him learning that she was blackmailed by the Hand to set up an ambush for him. Brotherhood Voodoo was captured and taken to the City of the Sickle in the Savage Land where his throat was slashed as part of a ritual to summon a demon god. (Savage Avengers v1 #1)

Overview

Personality and attributes

Upon becoming Sorcerer Supreme, he came to be referred to for a time as Doctor Voodoo. (New Avengers v1 #54)

Such was his thirst for revenge that he believed he had already lost his soul following the death of his brother. (Strange Tales v1 #170)

Powers and abilities

He was taught numerous mystical skills such as the power to command all living things be they human or plant, the ability to be heard by the Loa spirits in times of need and being able to walk unscathed through raging fires. (Strange Tales v1 #170)

Among the spells he knew were:

  • Houdon-Lou Visualisation Spell of the Real : from his hands poured out a mist that created a disc shaped viewing portal allowing him and others to see events elsewhere around the world. (New Avengers v2 #4)
  • Houndon Visitation Teleportation Spell : from the Scrolls of Nor, he could teleport people from one location to another. (New Avengers v2 #4)
  • Barrier Crows of Legba : this creating mystical black crows that could be used to trap mystical beings. (Doctor Voodoo: Avenger of the Supernatural v1 #1)
  • Language of Null : a spell that could destroy his enemies and hurt powerful mystical beings. (Doctor Voodoo: Avenger of the Supernatural v1 #1)

After completing the Dance Vaudou, he became possessed by the Loa spirit of his dead brother Daniel Drumm with him residing in Jericho's body. The two were not parted and acted as one being giving Brother Voodoo the strength and power of two men. (Strange Tales v1 #170)

Notes

  • Brother Voodoo was created by Len Wein and Gene Colan where he made his first appearance in Strange Tales v1 #169 (September, 1973).

Alternate Versions

In other media

Video games

  • In Marvel: Avengers Alliance, Brother Voodoo appeared as a playable character in the Facebook video game.
  • In Marvel: Contest of Champions, Brother Voodoo appeared as a playable character in the iOS video game.

Appearances

  • Strange Tales v1:
  • Black Panther:
  • New Avengers v1:
  • Doctor Voodoo: Avenger of the Supernatural v1:
  • New Avengers v2:
  • Avengers & X-Men: AXIS v1:
  • Uncanny Avengers v1:
  • Doctor Strange:
  • Doctor Strange: Last Days of Magic v1:
  • Avengers:
  • Savage Avengers v1:

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