Alias
Ibis the Invincible
Nick Name
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Civilian ID

Ibis I

Amentep


Ibis II

Daniel Khalifa


Occupation

Ibis I

Adventurer

Egyptian Prince


Ibis II

Adventurer

Student


Legal Status

Ibis I

Prince of Ancient Egypt


Ibis II

Citizen of the United States with no criminal record.


Nation or Planet of Origin

Ibis I

Ancient Egypt


Ibis II

New York, New York


Group Affiliation

Ibis I

Shazam's Squadron of Justice


Ibis II

None


Base of Operations

Ibis I

Fawcett City, Indiana


Note: Named for the original publisher of Whiz Comics in the 1940's, Fawcett Publishing.


Ibis II

New York, New York


Height
6'
Weight
180 lbs.
Eye Color
Black
Hair Color
Black
Known Powers

Ibis I

Normal human with vast mystical knowledge.


Ibis II

Normal human transformed into a mystical being when speaking the word "Ibis."


Accessories

Ibistick: Magic wand capable of channeling vast mystic powers.


Common Enemies

Ibis I

Black Pharaoh

Set


Ibis II

Set


Regularly Appearing

Ibis I

Ibis the Invincible

Power of SHAZAM!

Whiz Comics


Ibis II

Helmet of Fate: Ibis the Invincible


First Appearance

Whiz Comics (Feb. 1940)


Note #1: The first issue of Whiz Comics is marked #2 inside. In fact the first four issues of this title are mis-numbered.


Note #2: Whiz Comics was published by Fawcett Publications which was sued in the 1940's by National Periodicals (DC Comics), which claimed Captain Marvel infringed upon their copyright for the character Superman. By the time the trials and appeals had played themselves out in the courts, the comics market had taken a downturn and Fawcett was forced to settle. Fawcett agreed to cease publishing Captain Marvel and sold their remaining characters to Charlton Comics. Decades later DC Comics would lease and eventually purchase the rights to Captain Marvel. Eventually it would also acquire the other Fawcett characters when it purchased Charlton Comics.


Creator
Bill Parker & C. C. Beck
Origin

Plagued by the evil sorcerer known as the Black Pharaoh, Prince Amentep was imprisoned and his true love Taia of Thebes was kidnapped by his jailer. Smuggled the powerful wand known as the Ibistick, Amentep was able to escape and defeat the Black Pharaoh - but before the battle ended, lovely Taia was fatally wounded with a poison arrow fired from the Black Pharaoh's quiver.


Using the Ibistick, Amentep was able to send Taia into a state of suspended animation which would allow her to heal. Unable to bear being separated from his true love Amentep cast the same spell upon himself and the couple slept for 4000 years.


Both were entombed in the traditional wrappings of a mummy and did not awake again until the 1940's within the halls of separate museums. Adapting to the modern world the former Egyptian prince would use his mystic skills to continue a battle against the forces of evil as Ibis the Invincible.


Decades after his return, Amentep lost a battle with the Egyptian god of evil Set. Calling upon the last vestiges of his mystical power he summoned an ancestor of his lineage, the teenaged Daniel Khalifa. Using the boy as a catalyst for his power, Amentep entombed himself and his love Taia - hopping to one day again rise from the dead.


Now in possession of the mystical Ibistick Khalifa researched the gods of Ancient Egypt and performing a simple ceremony called upon the god of knowledge Thoth. Pleading with Thoth to help him stop Set from accomplishing his evil plans, the ancient god bestowed upon Khalifa the powers of Ibis the Invincible.


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