Public Domain Super Heroes


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Real Name

Timothy Karnes

First Appearance

Captain Marvel, Jr. #4 (1943)

Original Publisher

Fawcett Publications

Created by

Otto Binder and Al Carreno

Golden Age Origin

Timothy Karnes dabbled in black magic to help the Nazis. He was able to summon six demons who each bestowed on him an abilty, transforming him into Sabbac. He came into conflict with Captain Marvel Jr..

Public Domain Golden Age Appearances

  • Captain Marvel Jr. #4, 6

Powers and Abilities

When Karnes says the word "Sabbac", he is struck with black lightning from the underworld and gains demonic abilities:

  • Satan - Invincible Strength
  • Any - Indestructible Body
  • Belial - Evil Wisdom
  • Beelzebub - Flame Powers
  • Asmodeus - Evil Courage
  • Crateis - Flight

Saying "Sabbac" again, will transform him back into Karnes. (as a result, prevents him from saying his own name without losing his power)


Sabbac shouldn't be confused with Ibac, a Captain Marvel enemy with a similar hellish origin and powers

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