Created by Charles Reizenstein and Hal Sharpe

The Original Universe


Real Name: Terry Sloane
Identity: Secret
Occupation: entrepreneur, inventor, philanthropist, later Literature Professor
Status: Deceased
Citizenship: American
Marital Status: presumed single
Known Relatives: Ned Sloane (brother), unnamed parents, Victoria Sinclair (niece), Rebecca Sinclair (grand-niece)
Base of Operation: Gateway City, CA
Group Affiliation(s): All-Star Squadron, Justice Society of America
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 175 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Blond
First Appearance: Sensation Comics #1/3 (January 1942): "Mr. Terrific"
Creators: Charles Reizenstein and Hal Sharpe


A genius, a fine athlete and a leading businessman, Terry Sloane was still unfulfilled and made up his mind to kill himself. However, when he went to commit the deed, he ended up saving a woman's life instead, and became a costumed mystery man in order to rescue her brother from a life of crime. He was a hero of the people and for the people, involving himself directly in people's lives, yet he also (eventually) found time to join the Justice Society. Years after the great wars, he retired as a hero to become an English teacher, using others of his gifts for good. It was while still retired that he was killed by an old enemy, the Spirit King.


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For a definitive list of appearances of Mister Terrific in chronological order click here


Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #16 (June 1986)