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 who features in Marvel Comics.

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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)

Saying his farewells to his mentor, Jericho then departed to confront Damballah. The serpent god worshipper had called for the Council Supreme where he showed his power to bring them under his control. Brother Voodoo then arrived at the scene with the Council dispatched to battle Drumm. Despite their numbers, they were defeated leading to Damballah entering the fight himself. During the fight, Brother Voodoo determined that his opponent’s power was drawn from his Wangal amulet that allowed him to command the serpents being sent against Jercho. Drumm managed to remove it which led to the snakes turning against Damballah thus killing him. Thus, the threat of the serpent god worshipper ended and Jericho found himself with a servant in Bambu who offered to serve Jericho loyally. (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)

Kulan Gath then sacrificed Jericho's body so that it would become possessed by an Avatar of Shuma-Gorath. Doctor Strange, Doctor Doom and Conan arrived at Gath's pyramid in an effort to stop his schemes. Stephen then had the ancient parasite removed from Dumm's body after which he summoned his spirit in the realm of Kalfu. The god-like being agreed to the terms and took Jericho into his care where he disappeared from the battle. (Savage Avengers v1 #10)

He was enlisted to aid in the establishment of Strange Academy that was a mystical school charged with training the next generation of magic users. (Strange Academy v1 #1)

Overview

Personality and attributes

He came to be known as the Houngan Supreme for his talent in voodoo magic. (New Avengers v1 #29) 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)

He came to learn much about the arts of magic and the loa from Papa Jambo. He stated that he had lived long past his years as he refused to die until he passed his knowledge to a worthy successor. This person was Jericho who the old man believed would become the greatest Houngan on the Earth. (Strange Tales v1 #170)

After defeating Damballah, Jericho came to earn the loyalty and service of Bambu. The older man stated that he served the wearer of the Wangal amulet. When Brother Voodoo defeated its former bearer, Bambu’s service passed on to Jericho. (Strange Tales v1 #170) He came to operate as a man-servant for Brother Voodoo where he aided him and completed mundane tasks for his master. (Strange Tales v1 #171)

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. Daniel was able to depart Jericho’s body and take possession of another host. (Strange Tales v1 #170)

He was a priest of the god-like being Kalfu whose sanctuary domain was located within the Swamps of Ogun. Kalfu was noted to had been fond of Jericho Drumm as one of his followers. (Savage Avengers v1 #10) One of the beings he communed with was Prixat who was a skeletal being wearing a suit and hat with snakes around him. His voice was heard by the dead and he was able to convey information to Drumm though he only did this at a price. (Uncanny Avengers v3 #23)

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.
  • In Marvel: Future Fight, Brother Voodoo appeared as a playable character in the mobile video game.

Appearances

  • Strange Tales v1: (1973)
  • 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:
  • Uncanny Avengers v3:
  • Avengers v7:
  • Savage Avengers v1:
  • Strange Academy v1: (2020)

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