Real Name: Jock Kellog
Identity/Class: Human magic user
Known Relatives: Merlin (ancestor), unnamed uncle (deceased)
Aliases: The Magician
Base of Operations: Unknown
First Appearance: National Comics #1 (Quality Comics, July 1940)
Powers/Abilities: While wearing the original Merlin's cloak, he is capable of casting spells.
History: Running out of cash, playboy Jock Kellog visited his dying uncle in the hope of inheriting some money when his elderly relative died. Instead he discovered that he was the last descendent of Merlin the magician of Camelot. Given a hooded cloak, he found that he could perform magic so long as he wore it, and decided to use his new powers to fight crime and Nazi aggression.
Comments: Merlin appeared in National Comics #1-45. After D.C. bought the Quality stable he was revived in All-Star Comics #1, where he and fellow mage, Tor, were killed.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Merlin, wizard and advisor to King Arthur
Merlin, ally of the Sword
Merlin, member of Freedom Force
Merlyn, manipulator and creator of Captain Britain
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