Created by John Ostrander and Tom Mandrake

The Original Universe


Real Name: Michael Holt
Occupation: Retired electrical engineer and security specialist, Adventurer
Citizenship: American
Marital Status: Widower
Known Relatives: Paula Holt (wife, deceased); Aaron Holt (son from an alternate timeline)
Base of Operation: New York City, NY; formerly Los Angeles, California
Group Affiliation(s): JSA
Gender: Male
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 215 lbs.
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black
First Appearance: Spectre Vol. 3 #54 (June 1997)
Creators: John Ostrander and Tom Mandrake


On the brink of suicide after his wife's death in a car crash, Michael Holt was confronted by the Spectre, who told him of the original Mister Terrific. Inspired by the Spectre's words, Holt took up the identity and began to act as a 'new' kind of hero, down to earth and accessible. He uses his athletic and scientific skills to great advantage in this, also working for Tylerco., advising them on security measures. Holt has impressed those Golden Age heroes who have met him, as they are pleased to see the tradition of their fallen comrade carried on. He has joined the JSA and has thus far proven to be an incredibly competent and focused addition to the team, even voted in as their chairman.


For a definitive list of appearances of Mister Terrific in chronological order click here (1997-2011) and here (2011-present)


JSA Secret Files #1 (August 1999)