The Zombie (Marvel Comics)


(Simon Garth)


The Zombie (Simon Garth) first appeared in 1953. But in practice, his body of appearances (so to speak) was unearthed in 1973, during Marvel’s big wave of horror titles. The Zombie even had his own book back then. He then appeared from time to time, until the late 2000s “Marvel Zombies” thing made him fresh again.

These notes are, at best, shambling. They were done decades ago, since zombie stats seemed useful, and derived from his TSR Marvel Super-Heroes RPG  ones.


  • Real Name: Simon Garth.
  • Marital Status: Divorced.
  • Known Relatives: Donna Garth Mason (daughter), Bruce Mason (son-in-law), Miranda Garth (ex-wife).
  • Group Affiliation: None.
  • Base Of Operations: The New Orleans area.
  • Height: 6’4” Weight: 220 lbs.
  • Eyes: White Hair: Black



Simon Garth was a successful, rotten, brutal industrialist. He was murdered by his Haitian gardener and turned into a zombie in order to be punished forever. But the gardener was killed when he tried to force the Zombie to kidnap Garth’s daughter.

After that, the controlling amulet was held by a succession of folks. It caused mayhem and tragedy wherever the Zombie went.

The Zombie was laid to rest after two years of wandering by a powerful houngan.

In 1993, the Zombie was briefly reanimated by the murderous witch Calypso as a mystical experiment.


He’s chalk-white and partially mummified, with long dirty black hair. Most of the flesh on his face is discomposed, and his clothes (a business suit) have mostly rotten away.

It wears a Damballah amulet around his neck.


The Zombie is a mostly mindless undead.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 04 Str: 06 Bod: 07 Motivation: None
Int: 00 Wil: 00 Min: 00 Occupation: None
Inf: 00 Aur: 00 Spi: 00 Resources: None
Init: 004 HP: 010

Cold immunity: 05, Invulnerability: 08, Power Reserve (INT, WILL, SPI): 06, Regeneration: 03, Self-link (Animate dead): 08

Bonuses and Limitations:
Power Reserve can only be used in situations which have strong emotional connections with his former human life (-3).




Strange Appearance, Vulnerability (can be controlled by certain voodoo rituals or the amulet).

Amulet [BODY 04, Misc : whoever owns the amulet controls the Zombie].

By Sébastien Andrivet.

Source of Character: Tales of the Zombie and others (Marvel Universe).