Kardak. Kardak is a stage magician of no particular background or origin who exposes fraudulent fortune-tellers as well as captures crooks. He wears a turban, is good in a fight, has stage magician skills, and depending on the story either has only hypnosis or has unlimited plot device magical powers. His enemies are on the fantastic side, including mermen, voodoo houngans, and evil brahmin Saivista sorcerers. Kardak appears in stories with titles like “Conquest of the Mocha Men,” “The Master Brahmins,” and “Door to the Future.”
First Appearance: Top-Notch Comics #1 (Archie), Dec 1939. 28 appearances, 1939-1942. Created by Harry Shorten and C.A. Winter.
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