COMIC’S FAMOUS WITCHES
Enchantress: June Moone was a freelance artist who was invited to a costume party at an old castle, and stumbled upon a secret chamber where Dzamor empowered her to fight an evil presence in the castle. Saying the words “The Enchantress”, her appearance changes from blonde-haired June to black-haired and costumed Enchantress. First appearance Strange Adventures #187 (April 1966) Created by Bob Haney and Howard Purcell.
Enchantress: Amora began learning magic as an apprentice of Karnilla, Queen of the Norns, but was eventually banished. She continued learning magic on her own, notably by seducing others well versed in magic and learning their secrets. In time, Amora became one of the more powerful magic-wielders in Asgard, with her magical arsenal focused on charming and mind-controlling people. Her well-renowned beauty did not hinder in this. First appearance Journey into Mystery #103 Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
Morgan le Fay: King Arthur’s half-sister. She was responsible for stirring up trouble between Arthur and his queen, Guinevere, yet finally appeared as a beneficent figure conveying Arthur to Avalon. Her magic powers were explained as learned from books and from the enchanter Merlin. Morgan first appears in Geoffrey of Monmouth’s “Vita Merlini” (1150 AD) in comics Morgan was adapted by Stan Lee and Joe Maneely in Black Knight #1 released in 1955
Madame Xanadu: Once the sorceress Nimue Inwudu who cast a spell on Merlin, until he was able to strip her magic away from her. She decided to atone for her sins by helping those troubled with the supernatural. She is descended from Gypsies, and operats a fortune telling parlour out of Greenwich Village, New York. She gained immortality by besting Death in a game of cards. However remained without any real magic might of her own, which has led her to manipulate various forces in order to gain power. First Appearance Doorway to Nightmare #1 (February, 1978) Created by Michael William Kaluta.
Sabrina Spellman: On the eve of her sixteenth birthday, the young sorceress finds herself at a crossroads, having to choose between an unearthly destiny and her mortal boyfriend, Harvey. But a foe from her family’s past has arrived in Greendale, Madame Satan, and she has her own deadly agenda. Sabrina was created by writer George Gladir and artist Dan DeCarlo, and first appeared in Archie’s Madhouse #22 in October 1962.
Scarlet Witch: Although the character was first introduced in , this Lee-Kirby power-wielder is better known as an Avenger and, for a long time, was not a true witch at all but a mutant. Wanda Maximoff has caused more havoc over the last few years than almost any other comic book character, and all quite innocently. Taught the use of real magic by witch Agatha Harkness, Wanda was driven insane when her children seemingly died. She destroyed AvengersMansion, killed several Avengers and caused the majority of mutants on Earth to be depowered. In recent days, having helped vanquish the Phoenix Force, Wanda is looking for atonement by defending Xavier’s Dream and joining the Uncanny Avengers, a combination of super-beings and mutants working together publicly. First appearance X-Men #4 (1964) Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby
Tarot: Born as Rowan, Tarot chose her magic name when she became an of-age witch. Her family tried to be open about their beliefs but it caused strife at school, even causing a “fight” where Tarot is struck in the head with a rock. She and her sister end up getting expelled. Tarot’s father retaliated by burning down the school. The town tried to retaliate as well and the father ultimately dies. This does not sway Tarot, though, as she continues to believe that witches and humans can dwell side by side. First appearance Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose #1 (March 2000) Created by Jim Balent.
White Witch: Mysa Nal was the younger daughter of the High Seer of Naltor. Unlike her fellow Naltorians who have precognitive powers, Mysa was born “blind” in that she could not see into the future. Mysa traveled to the Sorcerer’s World, where she studied the mystical arts. Mysa demonstrated a remarkable aptitude for magic and soon became an accomplished sorceress. She excelled in her studies to the point where even the evil sorcerer Mordru grew envious of her abilities, setting the stage for his later attempts to harness her power for himself. The White Witch was created in 1966 by writer Jim Shooter and artist Curt Swan in Adventure Comics #350
Zatanna: The daughter of adventurer John Zatara and his wife Sindella, and a member of the mystic tribe of sorcerers called the Hidden Ones, or Homo Magi. Zatanna inherited her mother’s ability to manipulate magic and her father’s penchant for heroism. Sindella later faked her own death to return the Hidden One’s sanctum in Turkey, leaving her daughter in John Zatara’s care. Zatara traveled the world with his daughter and taught her to harness her magical abilities. Zatanna was later raised by strangers, however, when the evil witch Allura cursed Zatanna and prevented her from seeing her father. Zatanna was left to search fruitlessly for her natural parents. Zatanna discovered her father’s diary and created a stage persona for herself. Her quest to find her father led her into a brief affair with John Constantine. Later, with the help of the Justice League of America, Zatanna was able to lift Allura’s curse and reunite with her father and later her mother. Tragically, Sindella died rescuing her daughter from the city of the Hidden Ones, while her father died saving her and the spiritual dimensions from the Great Evil Beast. Zatanna was created in 1964 by writer Gardner Fox and artist Murphy Anderson in Hawkman #4http://www.firstcomicsnews.com/comics-famous-witches/http://www.firstcomicsnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Wiches-600x257.pnghttp://www.firstcomicsnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Wiches-150x64.pngNews