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 was one of most powerful opponents that [[Superman]] ever faced. The [[Oracle of Delphi]] showed the mighty gods [[Zeus]], [[Hercules]], [[Achilles]], [[Vulcan]], [[Apollo]], and [[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. So the gods decided to create a mighty and powerful titan named Zha-Vam to be their champion to defeat and humiliate Superman. Zha-Vam's name was made from the first letters of the six Olympian gods who gave him their powers: Zeus, Hercules, Achilles, Vulcan, Apollo, and Mercury. They gave him a magic belt with which he could channel their powers by pressing the letter of their name on the belt. They also gave him a [[Kryptonite]] sock. He fought Superman and won, as all of Superman's powers were not enough to defeat Zha-Vam, and the [[Man of Steel]] soon found out the source of Zha-Vam's powers.  In order to even the odds, teamed-up with the gods [[Prometheus]], [[Pluto]], [[Achilles]], [[Neptune]], and [[Atlas]], who gave Superman a magic belt of his own to use against Zha-Vam and Superman was finally able to 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 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]] 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 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 by pressing the letter of their name on the belt. They also give him a [[Kryptonite]] sock. 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]], [[Achilles]], [[Neptune]], and [[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!").
  
 
(See also [[Marvel Family of Earth-S]]; [[Captain Thunder]])   
 
(See also [[Marvel Family of Earth-S]]; [[Captain Thunder]])   

Revision as of 22:43, 29 June 2006

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 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 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 by pressing the letter of their name on the belt. They also give him a Kryptonite sock. 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, Achilles, Neptune, and 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!").

(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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