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Mr. Terrific


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Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Sensation Comics # 1 (Jan 1942)
Created by Charles Resizenstein
Hal Sharpe
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Real name Terry Sloane
Status Deceased
Previous affiliations JSA, All-Star Squadron
Notable aliases The Man of 1,000 Talents
Notable relatives Ned Sloane (brother), Veronica Sinclair (niece/adoptive daughter), Victoria Sinclair (grandniece)
Notable powers Extremely formidable intellect and physical abilities.

Mister Terrific is the name of two different superheroes in the DC Comics universe. DC Comics is one of the largest American companies in comic book and related media publishing. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to the date or issue of a characters first appearance. ... The Justice Society of America, or JSA, is a team of superheroes whose adventures have been published by DC Comics. ... The All-Star Squadron, featuring Doctor Mid-Nite, Star-Spangled Kid, Robotman, Uncle Sam, Phantom Lady, Commander Steel, Plastic Man, Starman, Sandman, Green Lantern, Atom, Flash, Liberty Belle, Hourman and Amazing-Man The All-Star Squadron was an American comic book (1981-1987) created by Roy Thomas and published by... Roulette Roulette is a fictional character, a supervillainess in the DC Comics universe. ... Superman and Batman, two of the most recognizable and iconic superheroes. ... DC Comics is one of the largest American companies in comic book and related media publishing. ... The DC Universe (DCU) is the fictional shared setting where most of the comic stories published by DC Comics take place. ...

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Terry Sloane

The Golden Age's Mister Terrific was Terry Sloane, a rich man whose photographic memory, Olympic-level athletic skills, and mastery of the martial arts made him a virtual Renaissance man. After graduating college at age 13, he eventually became a renowned business leader in the community. Having accomplished all his goals, he felt there were no challenges left for him to pursue, leading him towards suicidal tendencies. However, upon seeing a young woman jump from a bridge, Sloane reacted quickly and saved the woman, Wanda Wilson. Sloane assisted his brother, who had been caught up in a gang, by adopting his Mister Terrific persona. He then created the "Fair Play Club" to stymie growing juvenile delinquency. Superman, the catalyst of the Golden Age, from Superman #14, January-February 1942. ... Leonardo da Vinci A polymath (from greek polys(πολύς) meaning much, great in quantity, and mathisi(μάθηση) meaning learning), is a person who excels in multiple fields, particularly in both arts and sciences. ...


Sometimes nicknamed "The Man of 1000 Talents," he turned to crimefighting after excelling at everything else. He wore a red suit with a green tunic. A golden emblem on his tunic proclaimed "Fair Play." Mister Terrific was a reserve member of the Justice Society of America of Earth-Two, taking part in two of their chronicled 1940's adventures. He also was a full fledged member of the All-Star Squadron and assisted both teams on several more occasions throughout the remaining decade, retiring along with his peers in 1951. The Justice Society of America, or JSA, is a team of superheroes whose adventures have been published by DC Comics. ... In DC Comics, the Multiverse is a continuity construct in which multiple fictional versions of the universe exist in the same space, separated from each other by their vibrational resonances. ... The All-Star Squadron, featuring Doctor Mid-Nite, Star-Spangled Kid, Robotman, Uncle Sam, Phantom Lady, Commander Steel, Plastic Man, Starman, Sandman, Green Lantern, Atom, Flash, Liberty Belle, Hourman and Amazing-Man The All-Star Squadron was an American comic book (1981-1987) created by Roy Thomas and published by...

Terry Sloane in the 1940's
Terry Sloane in the 1940's

Sloane resumed his crimefighting career, at which point he was awarded full status as a member of the Justice Society. On several occasions he assisted them in various cases, such as combating the Lawless League and the Black Orb crime gang. Sloane came out of retirement to pursue old nemesis, the Spirit King, and was killed by the Golden Age Flash whose body was under his control. (Justice League of America, first series, #171) Image File history File links MRTERIFIC.jpg Summary From All American Comic Book 1# Licensing This image is a single panel from the interior of a single issue of a comic book and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the comic book or... Image File history File links MRTERIFIC.jpg Summary From All American Comic Book 1# Licensing This image is a single panel from the interior of a single issue of a comic book and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the comic book or... Jay Garrick is a fictional character in the DC Comics Universe and the first Flash. ...


The Golden Age Mister Terrific is said to be a favorite of author Michael Chabon who contributed a story about Sloane to the JSA mini-series "All-Stars" in 2003. According to Chabon's story, Sloane is the protector of Gateway City. He has a brother, Ned, a butler named Butler, and a doorman named Smitty. In the Chabon story, Ned Sloane is portrayed as an alcoholic, compulsive gambler, who has the "power to hit bottom, and then, somehow, keep on falling." Michael Chabon (born May 24, 1963) is a modern Jewish-American author. ... The Justice Society of America, or JSA, is a team of superheroes whose adventures have been published by DC Comics. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gateway City is a fictional city appearing in DC Comics. ...


It was suspected that Terrific was the grandfather of the Modern Age criminal Roulette after a tryst with the Golden Age Roulette, but later issues of JSA establish Terrific's brother Ned as Roulette's grandfather. Roulette Roulette is a fictional character, a supervillainess in the DC Comics universe. ...


Michael Holt

Mr. Terrific


JSA # 76: Modern Age Mister Terrific by Alex Ross. Image File history File links JSA 76 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Rosss rendition of the Golden Age Batman and Robin. ...

Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Spectre v.3 # 54 (Jun 1997)
Created by John Ostrander
Tom Mandrake
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Real name Michael Holt
Status Active
Affiliations JSA, Checkmate
Notable aliases White Bishop
Notable relatives Paula Holt (wife, deceased), Terry (unborn son, deceased)
Notable powers Extremely formidable intellect and physical abilities. "T-sphere" technology, inability to be detected in any way by machinery.

In 1997, the mantle of Mister Terrific was passed on to Michael Holt, an equally talented man who, while contemplating suicide after the accidental death of his wife and unborn child, was met by the Spirit of God's Vengeance, known as the Spectre (ironically, Holt is an atheist), who told him about Sloane. Inspired by Sloane's life story he took the name Mister Terrific and later joined the current Justice Society of America, eventually serving as its chairman. DC Comics is one of the largest American companies in comic book and related media publishing. ... In comic books, first appearance refers to the date or issue of a characters first appearance. ... John Ostrander is an American writer of comics. ... The Justice Society of America, or JSA, is a team of superheroes whose adventures have been published by DC Comics. ... Checkmate is a covert operations agency within the DC Comics universe. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Suicide (from Latin sui caedere, to kill oneself) is the act of willfully ending ones own life. ... Image:Http://www. ... The Spectre is a fictional cosmic entity and superhero who has appeared in numerous comic books published by DC Comics. ... The Justice Society of America, or JSA, is a team of superheroes whose adventures have been published by DC Comics. ...


He initially wore ordinary clothes and a leather jacket with Sloane's "Fair Play" emblem on the back. He currently wears a T-shaped mask, a black and white costume with red trim, and a collarless jacket in the same colours (the black sections of tunic and jacket forming a "T") with "Fair Play" written on the sleeves and "Terrific" on the back.


The current Mister Terrific is aided by his "T-spheres", floating robotic spheres which can do many things, including project holographic images, create laser grids, serve as cameras, link with outside data networks, and hit people. They respond to his mental and vocal commands. He is a master of 5 types of martial arts. His suit is also invisible to all forms of electronic detection. This power has been utilized recently in that Mr. Terrific is apparently the only super-hero whom the OMACs cannot detect. A holograph is a document written entirely in the handwriting of the person whose signature it bears. ... Lasers range in size from microscopic diode lasers (top) with numerous applications, to football field sized neodymium glass lasers (bottom) used for inertial confinement fusion, nuclear weapons research and other high energy density physics experiments. ... A camera is a device used to take pictures (usually photographs), either singly or in sequence, with or without sound recording, such as with video cameras. ... An example of how an object could appear to be invisible through the use of mirrors Invisibility is state of an object which cannot be seen. ... OMACs are an organization of powerful cyborgs that exist in the DC Universe. ...


Holt has a friendly rivalry with Batman, his opposite number in the Justice League of America. Also, Michael Holt has encountered Terry Sloane twice through time travel, with Sloane expressing pride in having so worthy a successor. Holt has been noted as the most intelligent member of the JSA in its history, surpassing his predecessor. He has said he is the third smartest person in the world. Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-man, and still sometimes as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional character and superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... The Justice League is a DC Comics superhero team. ... Time travel is a concept that has long fascinated humanity—whether it is Merlin experiencing time backwards, or religious traditions like Mohammeds trip to Jerusalem and ascent to heaven, returning before a glass knocked over had spilt its contents. ...

During Infinite Crisis when other members of the Justice Society were phased from the main Earth to the new Earth-Two, Holt along with teammates Doctor Mid-Nite and Stargirl remained on the main Earth, revealing that they would not have been native to Earth-Two. Cover to Infinite Crisis #1. ... In DC Comics, the Multiverse is a continuity construct in which multiple fictional versions of the universe exist in the same space, separated from each other by their vibrational resonances. ... Doctor Mid-Nite is the name of three fictional superheroes in the DC Comics universe. ... Stargirl is the name of a DC Comics superheroine. ...


He was part of the team assembled by Batman for an attack on the Brother Eye satellite responsible for controlling the OMACs. He played a critical role as his invisibility to technology allowed him to reach the satellite's propulsion system, sending it crashing to Earth. Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-man, and still sometimes as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional character and superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... OMACs are an organization of powerful cyborgs that exist in the DC Universe. ...


As part of One Year Later, though Holt is still a member of the JSA, he is now also part of the intelligence agency Checkmate, in the role of White King's Bishop. One Year Later event logo. ... Checkmate is a covert operations agency within the DC Comics universe. ...

Spoilers end here.

Other versions

In Kingdom Come, Alex Ross portrayed Mister Terrific as an Image Comics-type character with oversized guns, shoulder pads, and other military accoutrements. He still sported the "Fair Play" logo, but has since lost sight of it true original meanings. In the JSA All-Stars mini-series chapter focusing on Mister Terrific, Terry's brother Ned appears at a costume ball dressed in an anti-Mister Terrific costume, calling himself Doctor Nil, in order to irritate his brother. In Villains United #5, a new villain calling himself Mister Terrible appears as a part of Deathstroke's criminal army, wearing a variation of Holt's Mister Terrific costume. Yet another version was portrayed in JSA: The Liberty File and its sequel JSA: The Unholy Three. Here, Terry Sloane was portrayed as a World War II intelligence agent transferred to desk duty, until the untimely death of his fiancee by the story's version of the Scarecrow. He was seen wearing a variation of the classic "Fair Play" costume and using a rapier. Kingdom Come is a comic book miniseries published by DC Comics, written by Mark Waid and painted by Alex Ross. ... Rosss rendition of the Golden Age Batman and Robin. ... Image Comics is the third or fourth largest comic book publisher in the United States. ... Shoulder Pads are a piece of equipment used mainly in American Football. ... Villains United is a six-issue comic book limited series, written by Gail Simone with art by Dale Eaglesham and Wade von Grawbadger, published by DC Comics in 2005. ... Mister Terrible is a supervillain in the DC Comics universe. ... Deathstroke the Terminator (Slade Wilson), also called simply Deathstroke, is a fictional character appearing in the DC Comics universe. ... Combatants Allies: Poland, British Commonwealth, France/Free France, Soviet Union, United States, China, and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, and others Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total dead: 50 million Military dead: 8 million Civilian dead: 4 million Total dead: 12 million World War II... The Scarecrow is a DC Comics supervillain, an enemy of Batman. ...


In other media

It is the Michael Holt version of Mister Terrific that has made several cameo appearances in the animated TV series Justice League Unlimited. He moves into a more prominent role in the series' final season, becoming the League's Coordinator and responsible for assigning tasks to the various heroes after J'onn J'onzz resigns from active duty. The animated Mr. Terrific is voiced by former Third Watch star Michael Beach. Martin Scorsese appears briefly in an uncredited role in this scene from Taxi Driver, the first scene in which Cybill Shepherd appears. ... Justice League Unlimited (or JLU) is an American animated television series produced by and aired on Cartoon Network. ... The Martian Manhunter (Jonn Jonzz), alternately known as the Manhunter from Mars, is a comic book superhero appearing in DC Comics. ... Third Watch was an NBC television drama set in New York City that ran from 1999 to 2005. ... Michael Beach (born October 30, 1962) is an African-American actor of Cape Verdean descent. ...


External links

  • The Un-official Mister Terrific Homepage

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JSA Members: Mister Terrific (975 words)
Mister Terrific retired from active duty as a costumed adventurer sometime prior to the disbanding of the JSA in 1951.
Mister Terrific again retired to devote his energy to his life as a philanthropist and educator.
When Terrific revealed to the assembled heroes that one of them was a traitor, Romaine (in the Flash's body) him to a secluded spot on the JLA's satellite and, catching him unaware, emerged from the body of the Flash and strangled Mister Terrific.
Mister Terrific (comics) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (536 words)
Mister Terrific is the name of two different superheroes in the DC Comics universe.
In 1997, the mantle of Mister Terrific was passed on to Michael Holt, an equally talented man who, while contemplating suicide after the accidental death of his wife and unborn child, was met by the Spirit of God's Vengeance, known as the Spectre (ironically, Holt is an atheist), who told him about Sloane.
Terrific is most known for his invention of the T-Spheres, artificially intelligent miniature holographic devices that he controls with his mask and earpieces.
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