Brother Voodoo, or Jericho Drumm, is a fictional character and a supernatural superhero that appears in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He first appeared in Strange Tales #169. He was created by Stan Lee, Len Wein and Jorn Romita, Sr. Take a look below for 24 more fun and interesting facts about Brother Voodoo.
1. Since replacing Doctor Strange as Sorcerer Supreme in The New Avengers #53, the character is referred to as Doctor Voodoo.
2. Marvel Comics publisher Stan Lee proposed a heroic practitioner of voodoo and black magic, and when editor in chief Roy Thomas suggested the name Doctor Voodoo, Lee rebounded wit the suggestion Brother Voodoo.
3. Romita did most of the costume design, while Wein’s concept for Brother Voodoo’s character and powers drew partial inspiration from the Phantom.
4. Brother Voodoo starred in his own feature in the Marvel comic book series Strange Tales #169 to #173, and is a backup feature in the black and white horror comics magazine Tales of the Zombie #6 and #10.
5. Jericho’s brother Daniel Drumm had become the local Houngan, but was dying from the spell of a rival bokor who claimed he served the evil serpent god Damballah. Before he died, Daniel made his brother vow to visit Papa Jambo, who had instructed Daniel in the arts of a Houngan.
6. Jericho spent a few weeks studying voodoo and became a better Houngan than his brother. To further increase his power, Papa Jambo performed a rite that summoned Daniel Drumm’s spirit back from the dead and joined it with Jericho’s own.
7. Brother Voodoo teamed up with Spider-Man to battle Moondog the Malicious, a member of the Loa. Working together, they banished him before he could kill Gail Paris.
8. In Brazil, Brother Voodoo helped Frank Drake battle Dracula. He also helped Drake get over his self doubt and inspired him to continue his quest to destroy Dracula.
9. Jericho helped the Werewolf by Night deal with Doctor Glitternight. He used a spell that allowed his brother Daniel’s spirit to control the actions of the werewolf.
10. As a result of the disappearance of several member of the black community, Voodoo teamed up with the Thing of the Fantastic Four. The mystery lead them to Uganda where they had to fight Voodoo priest, W’Sulli.
11. Moon Knight came to Haiti and teamed up with Brother Voodoo to take down Grand Bois who was raising a Zombie army. Drumm was later attacked by Doctor Friday and turned into a Zombie but Moon Knight was able to free his mind.
12. After Marie Laveau used the Vampiric Verses, Brother Voodoo was forced to summon a zombie army to assist Doctor Strange, Clea, Rintrah and Morbius.
13. Jericho was desperate to get Loralee Tate back and tried to use magic to make her fall in love with him. Realizing that this was a lie, the two ended their relationship.
14. Brother Voodoo helped Daredevil when Calypso turned him into a living zombie and he had to fight to get out from under her control.
15. Deacon Frost ended up capturing Blade, Hannibal King and Brother Voodoo to establish his rep among the undead in a power grab. However, the heroes freed themselves and Blade fought Deacon to a stalemate.
16. Brother Voodoo was called in to help revive Iron Fist, who had spent his life force saving Luke Cage.
17. He helped Black Panther and Moon Knight after Killmonger was resurrected and T’Challa found himself attacked by Nightmare.
18. Brother Voodoo became involved with the supernatural Howling Commandos operation of the espionage agency S.H.I.E.L.D., and registered with the government in accordance with the Superhuman Registration Act.
19. He sent a reluctant Deadpool into T-Ray’s soul to convince him to come back to life.
20. Brother Voodoo possesses numerous mystical and quasi-physical powers derived from the Loa, the spirit-gods of voodoo.
21. He can easily enter into a trance-like state in which he doesn’t feel the heat from fire and his skin becomes impervious to burning. He can also control flame and lower life forms.
22. Brother Voodoo can mystically create smoke accompanied by the sound of drums. The smoke conceals his presence while he is able to see through it.
23. He has the ability to command certain living things by a mystic sort of hypnotism, which is most effective over animals and plants.
24. He can summon the Loa to request transport for himself and other instantaneously if they deem it necessary to his mission.