Doctor Mid-Nite. Charles McNider, a noted surgeon, is blinded while testifying against a racketeer. One night while writing an owl crashes through his window and McNider rips off his bandages, to discover that he can now see in the dark but not the light, and that like the owl he has greater vision during the night than most people have during the day. He uses his abilities to avenge himself and to fight evil. His partner is Hooty, the owl that broke through his window. He is a member of the Justice Society of America. He has the ability to see at night, and he uses "black-out bombs" that create clouds of thick black smoke through which only he can see. His opponents include the minstrel the Baleful Banshee, the hypnosis-wielding Dr. Light, the angling-themed Fisherman, and the gang lord the Tarantula. Dr. Mid-Nite appears in stories with titles like "The Menace of King Cobra," "Dr. Kwack," and "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes."
First Appearance: All-American Comics #25 (DC), Apr 1941. 100+ appearances, 1941-1951. Created by Charles Reizenstein and Stan Aschmeier.
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