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Silver Scarab, real name Hector Sanders Hall, is a superhero who has appeared in DC Comics's Infinity, Inc., The Sandman and JSA. He has also gone by the name Sandman and Doctor Fate. Image File history File links The Silver Scarab from DC Comics Infinity, Inc. ... Superman (left) and Batman, two of the most recognizable and influential superheroes. ... The current DC Comics logo, adopted in May 2005. ... Infinity Inc. ... Cover of The Sandman #1, by Dave McKean. ... The Justice Society of America, or JSA, is a team of fictional superheroes whose adventures have been published by DC Comics. ... Doctor Fate, as seen in Justice League Unlimited Doctor Fate is a comic book superhero and wizard in the DC Comics universe, and a member of the Justice Society of America. ...


Hector Hall is the son of Carter and Shiera Hall, the Golden Age heroes known as Hawkman and Hawkgirl. Carter and Shiera were reincarnations of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh and his wife, both of whom had been killed and cursed by their rival Hath-Set. Unbeknownst to either of them, however, Hath-Set's curse also concerned any children that might be conceived by the pair. As such, when Hector was born during an archaeological dig near Cairo, he was born without a soul, destined to be a vessel for the Silver Scarab, an agent of vengeance called forth by Hath-Set. Superman, the catalyst of the Golden Age, from Superman #14, January-February 1942. ... Hawkman is also the name of a rapper who collaborated with trip-hop artist Tricky. ... Click to enlarge Hawkgirl and Hawkwoman are the names of several fictional characters, superheroes in the DC Comics universe. ... Past Lives redirects here. ... Map of Ancient Egypt Ancient Egypt as a general historical term broadly refers to the civilization of the Lower Nile Valley, between the First Cataract and the mouths of the Nile Delta, from circa 3300 BC until the conquest of Alexander the Great in 332 BC. As a civilization based... Although technically in Giza, The Great Pyramids have become a symbol of Cairo internationally Cairo (Arabic: القاهرة; romanized: al-Qāhirah) is the capital city of Egypt (and previously the United Arab Republic) and has a metropolitan area population of approximately 15. ... The soul according to many religious and philosophical traditions, is the ethereal substance — spirit (Hebrew:rooah or nefesh) — particular to a unique living being. ...


Feeling neglected by his crime-fighting parents, in college Hector constructed a suit out of the Nth Metal that granted his parents the power of flight, and applied for membership in the Justice Society of America, which his parents had helped found. Turned down due to their lack of experience, these heroes formed their own superhero group, which was named Infinity, Inc. Hector served with that group for some time, even becoming romantically involved with fellow member Lyta Trevor, a.k.a. Fury. Eventually, however, Hath-Set's curse took effect, and the resulting battle with his teammates cost Hector his life. Nth Metal (also called Ninth Metal) is a fictional metal found in the DC Universe. ... The Justice Society of America, or JSA, is a team of fictional superheroes whose adventures have been published by DC Comics. ... Fury is the name of two DC Comics superheroines with a rather convoluted history. ...

Death, however, was not the end for Hector Hall. His consciousness had been cast into the Dreaming, where it was discovered by Brute and Glob, former servants of Morpheus, the Sandman. Left at a loose end following the imprisonment of Morpheus in the early 20th century, Brute and Glob had taken to recruiting mortals as surrogate "dream kings," which they hoped to use as a means to seize control of the entire Dreaming. Hector was one such pawn, and he adopted the costumed identity of the Sandman. As the Sandman, Hector could only leave his "dream dimension" for one hour a day. He increasingly made use of this time to visit Lyta in her dreams, where he discovered that she had become pregnant with his child. He told Lyta of his new role and asked her to marry him. She agreed, and the two of them departed for the dream dimension. Image File history File links Doctor Fate (formerly the Silver Scarab) from DC Comics JSA This work is copyrighted. ... Cover of The Sandman #1, by Dave McKean. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the...


Shortly thereafter, however, Morpheus escaped his captivity and set about putting the Dreaming back into order. Before long his attention fell on Brute and Glob. Ending their schemes, Morpheus returned Hector to the realm of the dead, and laid claim to to his yet-to-be-born son, Daniel, who was destined to become the next lord of dreams.


Like his parents, however, Hector is in a reincarnation cycle. When he returned again several years later, he was chosen to adopt the vestments of Doctor Fate, a powerful sorceror who had previously been a member of the Justice Society. As Doctor Fate, Hector has recently been reunited with his father and his wife, both of whom had been believed dead, and he currently serves with the modern incarnation of the Justice Society. Vestments are liturgical garments and articles associated primarily with the Christian religions, especially the Catholic, Eastern Orthodox and Anglican Churches. ... Doctor Fate, as seen in Justice League Unlimited Doctor Fate is a comic book superhero and wizard in the DC Comics universe, and a member of the Justice Society of America. ...


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