Mister Terrific

Mister Terrific Holt

Real Name
Michael Holt
First Appearance
Spectre (vol. 3) #54 (June 1997)
John Ostrander, Tom Mandrake, Charles Reizenstein [original Mister Terrific], Everett E. Hibbard [original Mister Terrific]
Team Affiliations
Justice Society of America, Checkmate
Third smartest man on Earth, White King, White King's Bishop
Base of Operations
New York City
Undetected by modern technology
Skills and Abilities
Genius-level intellect, Olympic-level athlete, Master martial artist
T-Spheres, Nanotechnology

Mister Terrific is a superhero in the DC Universe, a member of the Justice Society of America  and a genius in seemingly any field he applies himself to.


Michael Holt is a brilliant man who seems to have a "natural aptitude for natural aptitudes".  However, having lost various loved ones to accidents, he became depressed.  While attempting suicide, he is visited by the superhero spirit the Spectre, who tells him the story of the superhero Mister Terrific, Terry Sloane.  Inspired, Holt chose to become the Mister Terrific of the modern day and use his seemingly endless array of skills to help others.


Michael Holt was born to unnamed parents in New York City who soon discovered that their son was unnaturally intelligent.

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