Sunday, July 25, 2021

"Doctor Voodoo" on Disney+

Marvel Studios live-action "Doctor Strange" sequel, "Doctor Strange In The Multiverse of Madness", will include Marvel Comics 'Jericho Drumm', aka 'Brother Voodoo'/'Doctor Voodoo', who will spin off into his own Disney+ TV series:

"... debuting in Marvel's "Strange Tales #169 (1973), created by writers Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Len Wein and illustrator John Romita Sr., 'Jericho Drumm' returned to his native Port-au-Prince, Haiti, after 12 years of education and practice as an accredited psychologist in the US, where he discovers his twin brother, 'Daniel Drumm', the local 'houngan', is dying, a victim of a voodoo sorcerer who claims to be possessed by the spirit of the serpent-god 'Damballah'.

"Just before he dies, Daniel makes his brother vow to visit Daniel's mentor, 'Papa Jambo'. Jericho does, and becomes Jambo's student. After studying under the aged houngan for several weeks, Jericho gains a greater mastery of voodoo practices than his own brother, becoming a houngan in his own right. 

"Papa Jambo then performs a rite that summons Daniel's spirit from the dead and joins it with Jericho's own. Having fashioned a worthy successor, Papa Jambo dies.

"Taking the name 'Brother Voodoo', Jericho challenges the priest, who goes by the same name as his god Damballah, and his cult. With the help of his brother Daniel Drumm's spirit possessing one of the cult members, Jericho removes Damballah's 'wangal'  artifact of power causing Damballah's snakes to turn on him and destroy Damballah's cult. 

"Brother Voodoo becomes Haiti's houngan supreme as 'Doctor Voodoo' and establishes a sprawling mansion as a base of operations. He places the wangal in a safe, its combination known only to himself and his manservant 'Bambu'..."

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