Dr. Sivana

Real Name

Dr. Sivana

First Appearance

Whiz Comics #2 (1940)

Original Publisher


Created by

Bill Parker and C.C. Beck

Golden Age Origin

Dr. Sivana was a brilliant scientist, far ahead of his time, who wished to benefit humanity with his genius. Unfortunately, no one took his theories seriously, and after being laughed at most of his life, he decided to become a hermit, far from humanity. When he returned to society, his mind was twisted and warped. He decided to use his incredible inventions to make humanity respect him, by becoming the ruler of the universe. He frequently clashed with Captain Marvel.

Powers and Abilities

Dr. Sivana was an unparalleled scientific genius, capable of producing nearly any kind of technology. Among other things, he built life like androids, created a shrinking powder, learned the secrets of invisibility. He was potentially capable of anything. Although he was very small and frail looking, he was actually quite hardy, and was a skilled martial artist.

Public Domain Golden Age Appearances

  • Captain Marvel Adventures #2,4,11,17,20,22,24-25,28,41
  • Captain Marvel Jr. #4-5,10,12,14,16,18,21,28
  • Flash/Thrill Comics #1 (Ash-can)
  • Master Comics #49
  • Special Edition Comics (unnumbered one-shot)
  • Whiz Comics #2,10,13-15,20-21,26,31,57,59

Copyright Renewed Golden Age Appearances

  • Captain Marvel Adventures #3,5,46,48,50,52,54,56,58,65,68,70-71,76,78,80,82,84-85,88-89,92,94-95,97,100,107,110,113,116-118,121,125,130,134,136,138,141,144,146,148,150
  • Captain Marvel Jr. #29,31,35,39,44
  • Master Comics #72,84,93
  • The Marvel Family #2,4,7,10,15-16,21,23-24,28,31,34,38-39,41-43,46,50,54,60,62,64,68,75,80,84
  • Mary Marvel #1
  • Whiz Comic #3-6,68,86,94,109,117,122,127,130,134,138,142,145,154


  • Only the golden age Dr. Sivana (as depicted in the comics that fell into public domain) is public domain. Non-public domain Golden Age appearances are under copyright of DC Comics, which owns the version of the character based on those comics and all subsequent versions published under DC comics banner. Among the elements that could be seen as derivative of copyrighted work, it is recommended that you avoid mention of his daughter, Beautia, and possibly his time on the planet Venus.

See Also


Hero Goggles

DC Database

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