unstable molecules: A configuration of unknown
atomic nuclei and electrons discovered or synthesized
by Dr. Reed Richards, which is responsive to certain energized
matter around it. Used in the making of clothing for the
Fantastic Four and certain other superhuman beings, unstable
molecular cloth mimics its wearer's physical properties.
It can, for example, stretch like Mr. Fantastic and burst
into flame without burning like the Human Torch.
vampire: demonic creature who feeds upon the
blood of living beings. Vampires were created by a spell
written by the demon Chthon in the Book of the Darkhold,
and since have been vanquished from the Earthly dimension
by the sorcerer supreme Dr. Strange.
vibranium: A precious extraterrestrial metal
found only in meteor deposits in the African nation of
Wakanda and in the now-frozen jungle of the Savage Land.
Voodoo: A religion worshipping the nature spirits
called the Ioa, and a system of mystical practices ultimately
derived from the Ioa.
warlock: A male sorcerer who practices black
magic, that is to say, who manipulates magical energies
granted to him by malevolent entities such as demons.
A female sorcerer (sorceress) who does so is a witch.
These terms have also been applied unjustly to sorcer
who are members of ancient cults which were wrongly thought
to involve devil-worship.
werewolf: A human being who transforms into a
humanoid wolf or a facsimile of a wolf, usually during
the nights of the full moon. The origin of the supernatural
phenomenon that causes werewolves, Iycanthropy, is not