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Incalculable levels of mystical prowess
Son of a human mother and the demon Belial. Lived in the kingdom of Camelot, where he acted as King Arthur's mentor and necromancer. Half brother of the demon Etrigan whom he bonded to his childhood friend Iason (Jason Blood) in one of his many vain attempts stop stop the fall of Camelot.
While the character was created by Rafael Astarita for New Comics Vol 1, this version of the character was refined and redesigned by Jack Kirby.
Merlin has had many titles over his career which include the Sorcerer, the Enchanter, the Power and the Prince of Lies.
First Appearance: New Comics (1935) #3
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Action Comics (1938)
Adventure Comics (1938)
#159 All-Star Comics (1940)
- 'Superboy, Millionaire'#261
- 'Superboy Meets Lois Lane!'#268
- 'The Week That Clark Kent Lost His Memory!'#462
- '[Flash; Deadman; Aquaman; JSA; W.W.] Death of E2 Batman'
#64 All-Star Squadron (1981)
- 'Yesterday Begins Today!'#65
- 'The Master Plan Of Vandal Savage'
#62 Batman (1940)
- 'The Origin Of Shining Knight'
#544 Bizarro World (2005)
- 'Major Arcana, Part One: Jokin' with Mister D.'
Blood of the Demon (2005)
#1 Books of Magic (1990)
- 'Born Again'#3
- 'Friends and Enemies'#6
- 'The Gathering Storm'#7
- 'Cages of the Mind'#10
- 'New Gods and Old Monsters'#13
- 'Demon Quest'#16
#1 Cover Story: The DC Comics Art of Brian Bolland (2011)
- 'The Invisible Labyrinth'#2
- 'The Shadow World'
HC DCU: Legacies (2010)
- 'Cover Story: The DC Comics Art of Brian Bolland'
Detective Comics (1937)
#482 Green Arrow [II] (2010)
- 'Night Of The Body Snatcher!'
House of Secrets (1956)
Hunter: The Age of Magic (2001)
#5 JLA (1997)
- 'The Lake of Fire Part Five: The Hidden House'#16
- 'The Kiss of Death'
Justice League Europe (1989)
Justice League of America (1960)
#2 Legends of the Dark Knight: Jim Aparo (2012)
- 'Secret Of The Sinister Sorcerers!'
Madame Xanadu (2008)
#1 New Comics (1935)
- 'Chapter the First: By the Runes'#2#20
- 'Broken House of Cards, Chapter Five: Curses and Conspiracies'
Seven Soldiers (2005)
Swamp Thing (1985)
#87 The Brave and the Bold (1955)
- 'Fall of the House of Pendragon'#88
- 'Survival of the Fittest'
#109 The Demon (1972)
- 'Gotham Bay, Be My Grave!'#137
- 'Hour of the Serpent'
#1 The Demon (1987)
- 'Unleash The One Who Waits'#4
- 'The Creature From The Beyond!'#5
- 'Merlin's Word... Demon's Wrath!'#6
- 'The Howler!'#7
- 'A Witchboy!'
TPB The Demon (1990)
- 'The Demon: From The Darkness'#1
- 'Chapter One: Direction From The Darkness'#2
- 'Chapter 2: Descension From Below'#3
- 'Chapter 3: So Made He In His Likeness'#4
- 'Chapter 4: Begins Our Tale Of Woe'
#0 The Spectre (1987)
- 'Zero Hour'#1
- 'Lost Souls'#2
- 'Into the Abyss'#3
- 'Sins of the Fathers'#4
- 'In Loving Memory'#5
- 'The Scheme of Things'#6
- 'Song of the Demon'#7
- 'Demon King'#8
- 'Home is the Hero'#11
- 'Apocolypse Now! 3 - Stranger than Fiction'#19
- 'The Region Beyond - Part 4: Beyond Love Story'#20
- 'The Region Beyond - Part 5: Beyond Virtue'#34
- 'The Eternity Quest Part 4: Big Fights in Hell!'#35
- 'The Eternity Quest Part 5: Don't Mess with the Four Dudes!'#38
- 'The Eternity Quest Part 8: Anyone Who Had a Heart'#39
- 'The Eternity Quest Part 9: Funeral for a Fiend'#51
- 'Sons & Lovers'#52
- 'Suffer the Children, Part One'#53
- 'Suffer the Children, Part Two'
#11 The Super Friends (1976)
- 'Housewarming Party'
#20 Underworld Unleashed (1995)
- 'Revenge of the Leafy Monsters'
TPB Underworld Unleashed: Abyss- Hell's Sentinel (1995)
- 'Underworld Unleashed'
Wonder Woman (1987)
#125 World's Finest Comics (1941)
- 'Death Watch'#126
- 'Where Have All the Heroes Gone?'#127
- 'Harvest Of Souls'#131
- 'Past Imperfect'#132
- 'Shadows of the Past'#133
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