Dr. Sivana

Real Name

Dr. Sivana

First Appearance

Whiz Comics #2 (1940)

Original Publisher


Created by

Bill Parker and C.C. Beck


Dr. Sivana was a brilliant scientist, far ahead of his time, who wished to benefit humanity with his genius. Unfortunately, no one took his theories seriously, and after being laughed at most of his life, he decided to become a hermit, far from humanity. When he returned to society, his mind was twisted and warped. He decided to use his incredible inventions to make humanity respect him, by becoming the ruler of the universe. He frequently clashed with Captain Marvel.

Powers and Abilities

Dr. Sivana was an unparalleled scientific genius, capable of producing nearly any kind of technology. Among other things, he built life-like androids, created a shrinking powder, and learned the secrets of invisibility. He was potentially capable of anything. Although he was very small and frail looking, he was actually quite hardy, and was a skilled martial artist.

Public Domain Appearances

  • Captain Marvel Adventures #2, 4, 11, 17, 20, 22, 24-25, 28, 41
  • Captain Marvel Jr. #4-5, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 21, 28
  • Flash/Thrill Comics #1 (Ash-can)
  • Master Comics #49
  • Special Edition Comics
  • Whiz Comics #2, 10, 13-15, 20-21, 26, 31, 57, 59

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