|Azgore, the Demon of Death|
|AKA:||The Demon of Death|
|Universe:|| Earth-One |
In the parallel-universe of Earth-One, Azgore is awakened by the evil sorcerer Count Crystal. The Count makes a deal with Azgore. He tells Azgore that he will help defeat the Justice League in exchange for supernatural power. Invading the JLA Satellite, Azgore uses his magic to kill Superman who was on monitor duty. The Phantom Stranger summons Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Arrow, Black Canary, Hawkman, and Hawkgirl to a séance-like ritual in the hope of returning the Man of Steel to life. Contacting Superman's spirit, they then set out for the community of Rutland, Vermont, from which the Stranger leads them into the extradimensional realm known as the Carnival of Souls. After battling the Count, a monstrous creature, and devilish carnival rides, the heroes lose their only shield against the Count's magical power when the Phantom Stranger apparently perishes. The then abducts Hawkgirl from their midst. While Hawkgirl turns the Count's plans to make her his consort against him and rescues her allies, the Phantom Stanger joins Superman in spirit form, and saves him from being consumed by Azgore. Just as the Count kills Hawkman, the demon, furious at its failure to feast on Superman, appears and turn on the Count, destroying him. The Stranger seizes the moment of the Count's demise to return himself, Superman, and Hawkman to life.
- Azgore was created by Steve Englehart and Anthony Tollin.
- He first appeared in Justice League of America, #145 (August, 1977).
- ↑ As revealed in Justice League of America, #145 (August, 1977).