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Trick Merlin the Merry Magician

Real Name

Trick Merlin

First Appearance

Captain Hobby Comics #1 (Feb. 1951)

Original Publisher

Export Publishing

Created by

Wes Chapman


In his only 4-page appearance, Trick Merlin (which, according to the story, was his real name) was a stage magician who relied on gimmicks and tricks rather than actual magical powers. He used his detective skills to help solve a case involving a friend of his.

Golden Age Appearances[]

  • Captain Hobby Comics #1


  • Along with other Golden Age public domain Canadian characters, Trick Merlin was revived in 2010 for Moonstone Books Johnny Canuck and the Guardians of the North by Ty Templeton.

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