Zha-Vam

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[[Image:Zha-Vam.jpg|thumb|Action Comics No. 351 by Curt Swan]]  
 
[[Image:Zha-Vam.jpg|thumb|Action Comics No. 351 by Curt Swan]]  
Zha-Vam is one of most powerful opponents that [[Superman]] ever faced. The [[Oracle of Delphi]] shows the mighty gods [[Zeus]], [[Hercules]], [[Achilles]], [[Vulcan]], [[Apollo]], and [[Mercury (God)|Mercury]] that due to Superman's super-feats the gods would be forgotten in the far future and the people of Earth would worship Superman instead. As a result of this vision, the gods decide to create a mighty and powerful titan named Zha-Vam to be their champion to defeat and humiliate Superman. Zha-Vam's name is made from the first letters of the six Olympian gods and heroes who give him their powers: Zeus, Hercules, Achilles, Vulcan, Apollo, and Mercury. They also give him a magic belt with which he could channel their powers and other immortals by pressing the letter of their name on the belt. They provide him with a [[Kryptonite]] sock to protect his "Achilles heel."  He fights Superman and wins, as all of Superman's powers are not enough to defeat Zha-Vam.  However, the [[Man of Steel]] soon finds out the source of Zha-Vam's powers and, in order to even the odds, teams-up with the gods [[Prometheus]], [[Pluto]], [[Neptune]], and the titan [[Atlas]], who give Superman a magic belt of his own to use against Zha-Vam, allowing Superman to finally defeat Zha-Vam (Act No. 351, Jun 1967: "Zha-Vam the Invincible!"; Act No. 352, Jul 1967: "The Victory of Zha-Vam!"; Act No. 353, Aug 1967: "The Battle of the Gods!").  
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'''Zha-Vam'''
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Zha-Vam is one of most fearsome opponents to ever challenge [[Superman]], an amalgamation of  the power and arrogance of the Olympian gods. In the distant past, the [[Oracle of Delphi]] shows the mighty gods [[Zeus]], [[Hercules]], [[Achilles]], [[Vulcan]], [[Apollo]], and [[Mercury (God)|Mercury]] that because of Superman's future heroism, the gods will be forgotten and the people of Earth will come to hail the Man of Tomorrow in their stead. Shocked by this vision, the gods convince [[Prometheus]] to mold a figure of clay and they transform it into a mighty and powerful titan named Zha-Vam, an ultimate champion to defeat and humiliate Superman. Zha-Vam's name signifies the first letters of these six jealous Olympian gods and heroes who inbue him with their separate powers. In addition to a [[Kryptonite]] sock to protect his "Achille's Heel", the gods also give Zha-Vam a magic belt with which he can summon the abilities of the immortals of many ancient lands simply by pressing a corresponding letter on the belt.
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When Zha-Vam springs to the 20th century to engage the [[Man of Steel]], Superman discovers that all his powers are not enough to defeat   him and silence the gloating gods.  However, after Superman travels to the past to discover the source of Zha-Vam's origin, in order to even the odds, he enlists the aid of Zeus's rivals, including [[Pluto]], [[Neptune]], and the titan [[Atlas]]. They give Superman a unique magic belt of his own to use against Zha-Vam, helping him to finally defeat Zha-Vam and lay his beaten body at the feet of the shocked Olympians (Act No. 351, Jun 1967: "Zha-Vam the Invincible!"; Act No. 352, Jul 1967: "The Victory of Zha-Vam!"; Act No. 353, Aug 1967: "The Battle of the Gods!").  
  
 
(See also [[Marvel Family of Earth-S]]; [[Captain Thunder]])   
 
(See also [[Marvel Family of Earth-S]]; [[Captain Thunder]])   

Revision as of 13:28, 4 December 2007

Action Comics No. 351 by Curt Swan

Zha-Vam

Zha-Vam is one of most fearsome opponents to ever challenge Superman, an amalgamation of the power and arrogance of the Olympian gods. In the distant past, the Oracle of Delphi shows the mighty gods Zeus, Hercules, Achilles, Vulcan, Apollo, and Mercury that because of Superman's future heroism, the gods will be forgotten and the people of Earth will come to hail the Man of Tomorrow in their stead. Shocked by this vision, the gods convince Prometheus to mold a figure of clay and they transform it into a mighty and powerful titan named Zha-Vam, an ultimate champion to defeat and humiliate Superman. Zha-Vam's name signifies the first letters of these six jealous Olympian gods and heroes who inbue him with their separate powers. In addition to a Kryptonite sock to protect his "Achille's Heel", the gods also give Zha-Vam a magic belt with which he can summon the abilities of the immortals of many ancient lands simply by pressing a corresponding letter on the belt.

When Zha-Vam springs to the 20th century to engage the Man of Steel, Superman discovers that all his powers are not enough to defeat him and silence the gloating gods. However, after Superman travels to the past to discover the source of Zha-Vam's origin, in order to even the odds, he enlists the aid of Zeus's rivals, including Pluto, Neptune, and the titan Atlas. They give Superman a unique magic belt of his own to use against Zha-Vam, helping him to finally defeat Zha-Vam and lay his beaten body at the feet of the shocked Olympians (Act No. 351, Jun 1967: "Zha-Vam the Invincible!"; Act No. 352, Jul 1967: "The Victory of Zha-Vam!"; Act No. 353, Aug 1967: "The Battle of the Gods!").

(See also Marvel Family of Earth-S; Captain Thunder)


Zha-Vam appeared in the following Comics

  • Act No. 351, Jun 1967: "Zha-Vam the Invincible!"
  • Act No. 352, Jul 1967: "The Victory of Zha-Vam!"
  • Act No. 353, Aug 1967: "The Battle of the Gods!"
  • S No. 214, Feb 1969: "The Ghosts That Haunted Superman!"
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