|Mysto the Magician Detective|
Mysto, in his first appearance. Art by Leonard Starr
|First appearance||Detective Comics #203 (January 1954)|
|Created by||George Kashdan (script)
Leonard Starr (art)
|Alter ego||Richard "Rick" Carter|
Mysto was a regular back-up feature in Detective Comics from his appearance in issue #203 to #212 (October 1954). He was dropped when Detective Comics went from 44 pages to 36. Mysto's only modern age appearance was in Detective Comics #500 (March 1981), in a special anniversary story featuring Slam Bradley, Roy Raymond, and many other detectives that had once appeared in the previous issues.
Fictional character biography
Rick Carter is a Wildcat flier piloting a small single-engine plane over the Tibetan plains when he spots three bandits chasing a lone old man. In gratitude for Carter saving the old man's life, Carter is taught ancient mysticism as well as tricks of the marketplace. Carter and his man-servant Sikhi return to the United States to fight crime using his skills as a stage magician.
Powers and abilities
Mysto is a skilled stage illusionist, who uses his powers to confuse criminals. He is also an above average detective.
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