Public Domain Super Heroes
The Sorceress of Zoom
The Sorceress preparing to torture her enemies, Tom and Janice.

Real Name


First Appearance

Weird Comics #1 (April 1940)

Original Publisher

Fox Features

Created by

Don Rico

The Sorceress transforms a rival wizard into a fountain.


The Sorceress of Zoom was the ruler of the magical cloud city of Zoom. The city could appear, disappear and travel through the sky at her whim. Her subjects, within the city, were monsters magically created by her from the remains of those who were killed in her raids on earthbound cities. Her ultimate goal was world domination. She briefly reformed and helped to fight the Axis, but the Sorceress quickly returned to her wicked ways and her mad quest for power.

Powers and Abilities

The Sorceress herself was one of the most powerful beings on the planet, capable of easily dominating other sorcerors and supernatural beings such as Morgan le Fey, the Zoro the Wizard and Father Time. She could transport herself and her entire city through time, raze an entire castle with a word, transform other powerful wizards and demi-gods into animals or inanimate objects, instantly mesmerize people, disguise herself as anyone, and she appeared to be invulnerable to all physical harm. She could basically do anything she wished within her immediate vicinity. There did seem to be some limits to her power, which were usually her downfall, but she was not to be trifled with.

The Sorceress of Zoom transforms a Yogi into a bronze statue.

Public Domain Appearances

  • Weird Comics #1-20


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