Shuma-Gorath

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Shuma-Gorath is a fictional character created by Robert E. Howard, best known for its later interpretations as a demonic enemy of Doctor Strange in Marvel Comics publications. It is also well-known for being an unconventional playable character in the Marvel Super Heroes and Marvel vs. Capcom video games.

The name "Shuma Gorath" is first used in a "Kull" short story "The Curse of the Golden Skull," which was unpublished until 1967, years after the author's death. In it, a dying magician named Rotath invokes the "iron-bound books of Shuma Gorath" in a curse against humanity.

Its first comic-book appearance was as an adversary for Doctor Strange in the pages of Marvel Premiere #3-9 (July 1972-July 1973) This re-imagining of the character resembled a giant purple eye with tentacles. In most subsequent appearances the color of the creature was changed from purple to green. Like Cthulhu, it was a giant tentacled creature which evoked terrible dread and was worshipped in time immemorial and long ago locked away from our plane of existence.

The character subsequently appears in Marvel Premiere #14 (March 1974), Doctor Strange #81 (February 1987), Strange Tales Vol. 2 #4-15 (April 1987-April 1988), Fantastic Four #314 (May 1988), Conan the Barbarian #252 (January 1992), #258-260 (July-September 1992), Fantastic Four Annual #27, Avengers #29 (June 1990), and Marvel Knights #26-27 (March-April 2006).

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Result Opponent A Score   B Score
Win Voldemort 75 to 27
Win Zatanna 76 to 43
Win The Legion of Superheroes 95 to 53
Win Malebolgia 70 to 46
Loss Odin 16 to 71
Win Darkseid 70 to 57
Win Ghostbusters 76 to 57
Win Khorne 65 to 38
Win Tenchi Masaki 43 to 32
Loss Voltron 52 to 58
Win Morgoth Bauglir 95 to 52
Win Green Lantern 120 to 54
Loss Tenchi Muyo! Cast 54 to 82
Loss Z fighters 37 to 53
Win Cthulhu 70 to 53
Win Nurgle 26 to 10
Loss Onslaught 14 to 21
Win Felix Faust 18 to 8
Loss Dhalsim 7 to 8
Win Malebolgia 15 to 11