Papa Jambo (Character)

Created by: Len Wein and Gene Colan

1st appearance: Strange Tales #169 (1973)

Nationality: Haitian

Team Affiliations: none

Legal Status: unknown

Weight: 110 lbs    Height: 5’7

Eyes: Brown        Hair: white

Relatives: Unknown

Skills and Abilities: Skilled in the use of Voodoo, witchcraft and magic.

Powers: At the time of his death he was very proficient and well trained in the art of voodoo. His power allows him to speak with the Loa who grant him various favors and powers. He is the oldest known surviving “Brother Voodoo” and thus had many decades of experience in the use of his powers.


Nothing is known of his past before he trained Daniel Drumm in the use of Voodoo. Daniel was a powerful student but eventually fell ill and died at the hands of a rival. Jambo then instructed his brother Jericho Drumm in the ways of “Brother Voodoo” and set him up as his successor. Once the training was complete Jambo died having past on his many years of knowledge he died in peace knowing he had entrusted someone with far more potential than him. Jericho eventually transcended the rank of Brother Voodoo lord of the loa and became the Houngan supreme, wielding the staff of Legba and eventually the mantle of sorcerer Supreme as well.


I'm a Caribbean born Lecturer, Multidisciplinary specialist/Androgogue/Philosophical Pedagogue; with backgrounds in Philosophy, Social Studies and Geography; founder/CEO of World of Black Heroes, freelance writer and all around comic book geek. I enjoy a good book, video games, movies and most of all fatherhood. Written credits include work for where my writing inspired the music compiliation "Kindah" available in multiple languages on Itunes, The Caribbean Journal of Education, The University of the west indies, Comicvine, Independent comics etc.

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