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Mysto the Magician Detective
Mysto, in his first appearance. Art by Leonard Starr
Publication information
PublisherDC Comics
First appearanceDetective Comics #203 (January 1954)
Created byGeorge Kashdan (script)
Leonard Starr (art)
In-story information
Alter egoRichard "Rick" Carter
AbilitiesSkilled magician

Mysto, Magician Detective is a fictional character in the DC Universe. He first appeared in Detective Comics #203 (January 1954).

Publication history[edit]

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.[1] 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.[2][3]

Fictional character biography[edit]

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[edit]

Mysto is a skilled stage illusionist, who uses his powers to confuse criminals. He is also an above average detective.


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  2. ^ ""The Comic Treadmill" (August 2, 2004". The Cosmic Treadmill. Retrieved 2007-04-18.
  3. ^ ""Detective Comics #500"". Grand Comics Database. Retrieved 2007-04-18.