The Boy Magician

Real Name


First Appearance

Master Comics #32 (1942)

Original Publisher


Created by

Bert Whitman


Balbo was a young stage magician and the son of Valdini the Great, a famed illusionist. In his first appearance, he and his father aided El Carim, a fellow magician. Unbeknownst to them, El Carim had real magic powers thanks to a magical cloak. Balbo took over El Carim's spot in Master Comics from that point onward. He was assisted by his brother, Frankie, and his friend John Smith.

Public Domain Appearances

  • Master Comics #32-47
  • America’s Greatest Comics #7

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