The 25 Most Memorable Black Comic Book Characters

23. Mister Terrific (DC Entertainment)

First Appearance: Spectre #54 (1997)
Creators: John Ostrander, Tom Mandrake 

Being the third smartest person in the world, Michael Holt is DC’s resident brainiac, forever on-call when one of the more muscle-bound heroes run into a problem that fists can’t solve. Taking on the guise of the new Mister Terrific, Holt manages to be both a consultant and an action hero in the comics as a member of the Justice Society of America and Checkmate.

If you want to get into Mister Terrific, pick up some Justice Society trades or DC’s ongoing Earth 2 series.

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