The Phantom Stranger

Phantom Stranger Prime Earth 001

Real Name
First Appearance
Phantom Stranger (Vol. 1) #1 (August–September, 1952)
John Broome, Carmine Infantino
Team Affliations
The Quintessence. Justice League, The Trenchcoat Brigade, Sentinels of Magic
Brotherless One, Grey Walker
Base of Operations
Magic spells, Immortality, Omniscience
Skills and Abilities
Ancient Wisdom, Magical Skills
Tools and Weapons
Medallion of Magic

The Phantom Stranger is a mysterious figure and occassional super-hero in the DC Universe.


Silver Age/Pre- and Post- Crisis

Not much is known about the Phantom Stranger and there are many theoretical origins to the character, suggesting he was perhaps a man cursed for whipping Jesus, an angel and even a survivor of the previous universe.  As originally seen, he often told people stories of horror, but it was not uncommon for him to appear in the stories to effect the outcome and sometimes to help those in need.

New 52

He was a member of the infamous Trinity of sin. Vastly knowable and a mystery to everyone who meets him. Condemned for betrayal, the circle of eternity sentenced the Phantom Stranger and his fellow sinners - The Question and Pandora- to eternal punishments specific to their crimes. For the the Phantom Stranger he would forever remain a stranger to those who he meets, cursed to see the world's fate, but never truly be part of it. Throughout the history of Mankind has appeared to heroes. Knowing more than he should've and cursed to witness catastrophes but, never intervene himself, he has gone so far to influence other's decisions but to what end ? Nobody knows.

Tv shows

Almost all of the Dc shows, (he is very important).


Teleportation, energy manipulation, immortality, supernatural knowledge, intelligence

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