Real Name: Magar
Identity/Class: Human magic user
Affiliations: The various ghosts he summons
Enemies: The Nazis
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: Re-creator of Souls, The Mystic
Base of Operations: Egypt
First Appearance: Red Raven Comics #1 (Timely, August 1940)
Powers/Abilities: Magician, can talk to the dead. He can summon specific spirits with special powers or skills - among them Solomon (for his wisdom), Mata Hari (for her knowledge of spying), Houdini (for his escape skills), Napoleon and Wellington (for their strategic abilities) and Edison (for his technical knowledge).
History: "From the ancient tombs of the Pharaohs in the mysterious, unexcavated deserts of Egypt emerges Magar the Mystic...this man has supernatural powers which enable him to communicate with the dead, and re-create the great men and women in history, for a definite length of time."
Magar was active during the 1890s in parts of French Africa, but afterwards went into hibernation. He awoke at the start of World War Two. "Dormant for half a century, Magar concentrates on orienting himself in this chaotic world of today." Sensing a world at war, he soon lends his powers to the Allied cause.
Comments: Thanks to Jess Nevins for allowing me to use information from his excellent Golden Age Heroes Directory and his Guide to Golden Age Marvel Characters. Thanks also to Richard Boucher & Darrin Wiltshire @ PR-Publications for permission to use information from their equally brilliant collection of Golden Age Sites, PR Publications. Their knowledge of Golden Age characters far outstrips my own.
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