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Doctor Occult


Dr. Occult by Joe Shuster Image File history File links Droccult. ... Joseph Joe Shuster (July 10, 1914 - July 30, 1992) was a Canadian-born comic book artist best known for co-creating the DC Comics character Superman, with writer Jerry Siegel, first published in Action Comics #1 (March 1938). ...

Publisher DC Comics
First appearance New Fun Comics #6, (October 1935)
Created by Jerry Siegel (writer)
Joe Shuster (artist)
Characteristics
Alter ego Richard Occult
Team
affiliations
Justice Society of America
All-Star Squadron
Sentinels of Magic
The Trenchcoat Brigade
Notable aliases Dr. Mystic
Abilities Astral projection
Hypnosis
Illusion creation
Telekinesis

Doctor Occult is a fictional magic user in the DC Comics universe. He was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, best known for creating Superman. He is the first character created by DC Comics still currently in use in its shared universe fiction. DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to first comic book to feature a character. ... This first issue was published in February 1935 and was the first DC Comic. ... Jerome Jerry Siegel a. ... Joseph Joe Shuster (July 10, 1914 - July 30, 1992) was a Canadian-born comic book artist best known for co-creating the DC Comics character Superman, with writer Jerry Siegel, first published in Action Comics #1 (March 1938). ... The Justice Society of America, or JSA, is a DC Comics superhero group, the first team of superheroes in comic book history. ... The All-Star Squadron was an American comic book (1981-1987) created by Roy Thomas and published by DC Comics about the adventures of a large team of superheroes which comprised of most of the feature characters owned by the company that appeared in the Golden Age of Comic Books... The Sentinels of Magic is a fictional group of magically powered heroes in the DC Comics Universe who fist appeared in Day of Judgement. ... The Trenchcoat Brigade is a four-issue mini-series of comic books that was published in the 1999 by DC Comics Vertigo imprint. ... This article is about the paranormal concept. ... For the novel by Lucas Hyde, see Hypnosis (novel). ... For other uses, see illusion (disambiguation). ... Psychokinesis (literally mind-movement) or PK is the more commonly used term today for what in the past was known as telekinesis (literally distant-movement). It refers to the psi ability to influence the behavior of matter by mental intention (or possibly some other aspect of mental activity) alone. ... DC Comics is an American comic book and related media company. ... Cover to the History of the DC Universe trade paperback. ... Jerome Jerry Siegel a. ... Joseph Joe Shuster (July 10, 1914 - July 30, 1992) was a Canadian-born comic book artist best known for co-creating the DC Comics character Superman, with writer Jerry Siegel, first published in Action Comics #1 (March 1938). ... Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ... A shared universe is a literary technique in which several different authors create works of fiction that share aspects such as settings or characters and that are intended to be read as taking place in a single universe. ...

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Publication history

The character first appeared in New Fun Comics #6 in 1935. He was a supernatural detective, whose detecting style was very much in the style of Sam Spade, only with supernatural abilities. He was assisted by his butler Jenkins. Later in the series he acquired a girlfriend/partner called Rose Psychic. More Fun Comics was a DC Comics title which began as New Fun Comics in February 1935 and changed to More Fun with its seventh issue. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... Poster of the 1941 Warner Brothers film version of The Maltese Falcon, directed by John Huston Sam Spade was the leading character in the novel and movie The Maltese Falcon (1931). ... Rose Psychic is a DC Comics heroine affiliated with the companys first superhero, Doctor Occult. ...


He also appeared in Centaur Publications' The Comics Magazine #1 under the name Dr. Mystic. This was the same character because his story "The Koth and the Seven" began in The Comics Magazine and continued in DC's More Fun Comics #14-17 (issues also designated as vol. 2 #2-5). In this story, he travels to a mystic realm where he flies and wears a cape, making him the first caped comic book superhero. This story also introduced the Seven, a group of mystics who would later be retconned into having raised Richard Occult and Rose Psychic. Doctor Occult made his last original appearance in More Fun Comics #32 in 1938. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Rose Psychic is a DC Comics heroine affiliated with the companys first superhero, Doctor Occult. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Fictional character biography

Doctor Occult is resurrected nearly fifty years later in All-Star Squadron, a World War II-set title written in 1985. Unlike some of the other Golden Age characters Roy Thomas resurrected in that book, this did not lead to a renaissance for the character, possibly because he was actually pre-Golden Age, and possibly because he joined around the time the book was being affected by the Crisis on Infinite Earths, in which he played a significant role. In his current look, Doctor Occult wears a trenchcoat and fedora and wields a magic multi-faceted disc, the Symbol of Seven, as his primary magic weapon. The All-Star Squadron was an American comic book (1981-1987) created by Roy Thomas and published by DC Comics about the adventures of a large team of superheroes which comprised of most of the feature characters owned by the company that appeared in the Golden Age of Comic Books... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... This article is about the year. ... Superman, catalyst of the Golden Age: Superman #14 (Feb. ... Roy Thomas (born November 22, 1940, Missouri, United States) is a comic book writer and editor, and Stan Lees first successor as editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics. ... Crisis on Infinite Earths was a 12-issue comic book limited series (identified as a 12-part maxi-series) and crossover event, produced by DC Comics in 1985 in order to simplify their fifty-year-old continuity. ... For the Walt Disney Company film, see Trenchcoat (movie). ... A fedora, which in this case has been pinched at the front and being worn pushed back on the head, with the front of the brim bent down over the eyes. ...


In 1991 Neil Gaiman brought the character back to public awareness, when he featured him in the miniseries The Books of Magic. In the third issue he acts as Tim Hunter's guide to otherworlds. When visiting Faerie, he transforms into Rose, something that is not explained in the story. Tim learns many important things from Dr. Occult, mainly not to accept any gifts whatsoever. This is all to guide Timothy on the role to him becoming the most powerful magician ever. The other guides on this mission are Mister E, the Phantom Stranger and John Constantine, who nicknames the group the Trenchcoat Brigade. The four would return later at a summons from Timothy, who having lost everything at that point, needs a new direction in life. Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Neil Richard Gaiman () (born November 10, 1960) is an English author of science fiction and fantasy short stories and novels, graphic novels, comics, and films. ... Cover for the Italian edition of the series. ... Tim Hunter (born September 10, 1960 in Calgary, Alberta) is a former NHL player, having played for the San Jose Sharks, Calgary Flames, Quebec Nordiques and Vancouver Canucks during his 16-year career. ... In mythology and in fiction, Faerie (see also fairy) is an otherworldly realm, home to the Fae or fairies, though many believe this place to be neither mythical nor fictional, but quite real. ... Mister E is a fictional character that has appears mainly in the Vertigo comics universe, though he sometimes appears in the DC Comics universe. ... The Phantom Stranger is a fictional character of unspecified paranormal origins who battles mysterious and occult forces in various titles published by DC Comics, sometimes under their Vertigo imprint. ... Hellblazer is a contemporary horror comic book series published by the Vertigo imprint of DC Comics. ... The Trenchcoat Brigade is a four-issue mini-series of comic books that was published in the 1999 by DC Comics Vertigo imprint. ...


Later stories would continue the idea of Occult and Rose Psychic being one. There were two origin stories given, by DC, to explain how they became one person. The first was in Superman Annual#7, this was a 'year one' story to explain how Superman and Dr. Occult met. In the story Dr. Occult explained that Rose had been severely injured battling a creature named Thahn. Occult leads Superman, and the reader, to believe that Rose had been killed. So Superman is very shocked to later come in contact with Rose alive, and wonders where Occult is. When the story concludes Superman and Occult defeat Thahn but Superman did not see the two switch back, although the reader does. It is then reveled that the Seven who trained them saved Rose by allowing them to ‘time-share.’ Later, in the miniseries The Justice Society Returns, a new verison explained that Doctor Occult was killed in battle with an otherworldly entity, and Rose bonded their souls together to restore him. Justice Society Returns is a story arc that ran through a number of comic books published by DC Comics in 1999, reviving the Golden Age superhero team, which had previously been revived in the 1980s. ...


Sentinels of Magic

Doctor Occult was one of the Sentinels of Magic, a group created to prevent artifacts such as the Spear of Destiny falling into the wrong hands. The Sentinels of Magic is a fictional group of magically powered heroes in the DC Comics Universe who fist appeared in Day of Judgement. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Holy Lance. ...


He/She plays a vital role in the Day of Judgement incident, helping to protect Earth from a full demonic invasion. Hell itself has emptied of demons and Earth was in danger from Asmodel, a fallen angel who had stolen the power of the Spectre. Battling on ravaged city streets, Occult works with other heroes, such as Katana, Batman, Phantom Stranger and Ragman but he specifically tries to protect Madame Xanadu. She had stolen some of Asmodel's power, weakening him considerably, and was hiding it behind a forcefield. Day of Judgment was a DC Comics miniseries and fictional crossover event during the autumn of 1999. ... Asmodel is said to be the angel of April. ... The Spectre is a fictional cosmic entity and superhero who has appeared in numerous comic books published by DC Comics. ... Katana is a DC Comics fictional character, a superhero. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... The Phantom Stranger is a fictional character of unspecified paranormal origins who battles mysterious and occult forces in various titles published by DC Comics, sometimes under their Vertigo imprint. ... Madame Xanadu is a fictional character, a mystic in the DC Comics universe. ...


He would later be affected by the Spectre again. Confused and hostless, the Spectre destroys the Rock of Eternity resulting in scattering of fragments all over Gotham City. Several dozen mystically attuned heroes, including Doctor Occult, Phantom Stranger, Detective Chimp and Rex the Wonder Dog work together to free Gotham City from it's demonic influence. Occult is briefly posessed by one of the semi-sentient 'Seven Sins of Man', which had been imprisoned in the Rock for some time. Soon, Gotham, and Occult are both cleared of demonic influence. This article is about the fictional place. ... The Phantom Stranger is a fictional character of unspecified paranormal origins who battles mysterious and occult forces in various titles published by DC Comics, sometimes under their Vertigo imprint. ... In the fictional DC Universe, Detective Chimp (alias Bobo T. Chimpanzee) is a chimpanzee wearing a deerstalker (in honor of Sherlock Holmes) with human-level intelligence who solves crimes, often with the help of the Bureau of Amplified Animals, a group of intelligent animals, like Rex the Wonder Dog. ... Rex the Wonder Dog is a fictional dog in the DC Comics universe created in 1952. ...


Doctor Occult later becomes a JSA reservist. The Justice Society of America, or JSA, is a DC Comics superhero group, the first team of superheroes in comic book history. ...


Other version

Doctor Occult appears to aid Deadman, Zauriel, Doctor Fate and Etrigan in Justice League Unlimited #14. For other uses, see Deadman (disambiguation). ... Zauriel is a fictional character in the DC Universe. ... Doctor Fate is a DC Comics superhero and wizard, best known as a member of the Justice Society of America. ... The Demon is a DC Comics superhero series created by comic book master, Jack Kirby. ... Justice League Unlimited (or JLU) was the name of an American animated television series that was produced by and aired on Cartoon Network. ...


References

  • Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide (35th ed.)

External links

  • Golden Age Heroes Directory: D
  • Joe Shuster Pt. 2
  • Toonopedia entry
  • Unofficial Guide to DC Comics entry
  • A comprehensive index of Dr. Occult's appearances
  • Classic Comic Books: Dr. Occult

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