Real Name: Unknown
Occupation: Stage magician
Affiliations: Tito (his monkey)
Enemies: Lars Vilner
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: "Marvo the Magician"
Base of Operations: U.S.A.
First Appearance: Sure-Fire Comics #1 (Ace Periodicals)
Powers/Abilities: Marvo can create extremely convincing illusions with a gesture and a few magic words. He might have other powers, but it's hard to say for sure (as other abilities might simply be illusions).
History: (Sure-Fire Comics #1-3, Lightning Comics #4-13) Marvo was a stage magician who travelled the United States with his super-intelligent monkey Tito, fighting crime using his powers of illusion.
Comments: Thanks to Joe Bromhead for providing one of Marvo's more common aliases.
Thanks to Jess Nevins for allowing me to use information from his excellent Golden Age Heroes Directory. Thanks also to Richard Boucher & Darrin Wiltshire @ PR-Publications for permission to use information from their equally brilliant collection of Golden Age Sites, PR Publications. Their knowledge of Golden Age characters far outstrips my own.
Images of Black Spider come from Steve Rogers' Golden Age Comic Book Library. Used with permission.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Marv, one of the Five Swell Guys
Marvelo, another magical Golden Age hero
Marvo 1-2 Go+, 25th century genius
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
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