Public Domain Super Heroes
Ibis the Invincible
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Real Name

Prince Amentep

First Appearance

Whiz Comics #2 (1940)

Original Publisher

Fawcett Publications

Created by

Bill Parker & Bob Kingett


In 12th Dynasty Egypt, 4000 years ago, Prince Amentep is imprisoned by the evil magician the Black Pharaoh, his rival, because Amentep, a.k.a. Ibis, is not as powerful a magician as the Black Pharaoh. However while Ibis is imprisoned a relative gives him the "Ibistick," a magic wand with which the user can control or create any object. Ibis uses his newly gained powers to escape from jail and then defeat the Black Pharaoh. Unfortunately Ibis' beloved fiancée, Princess Taia of Thebes, was wounded during the final battle by an enchanted arrow. Ibis learns this puts her under a spell, she will not die but will sleep for 40 centuries so Ibis puts himself in a trance as well, to be with her when she awakens.

Ibis and Taia

Then he awakens in 1940, covered in mummy wrappings and residing in an American museum. After awakening, he goes to Egypt, awakens Princess Taia, and then embarks on a quest to fight crime and evil. Ibis is a magician, but most of his powers come from the Ibistick, which can do almost anything; but later becomes powerless against black magic.

Besides the Black Pharaoh, Ibis fought Attila the Hun, Adolf Hitler, Loki, a villainous Catman, Dr. Hex, Dr. Hookah, the Flying Dutchman, Gog & Magog, Guardians of the Tomb, Half-Man, Horrible Hand, John Oberon the Hydra, and many more.

Public Domain Appearances

  • All Hero Comics #1
  • Danger and Adventure #22
  • Gift Comics #1-4
  • Holiday Comics #1
  • Ibis the Invincible #1-6
  • Mighty Midget Comics: Ibis the Invincible
  • Wheaties Giveaway
  • Whiz Comics #2, 7-60
  • X-Mas Comics #1-7

The powerful Ibistick

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