The Wizard (DC Comics)

Publication information

Publisher: DC Comics
First appearance: All Star Comics #34 (April, 1947)
Created by: Gardner Fox, Irwin Hasen

In-story information

Alter ego: William Asmodeus Zard 
Notable aliases: William Zard, Frederick P. Garth; Zatanna
Affiliations: consort of The Loreli, Tigress, Mark Desmond, Captain Boomerang, Captain Cold, Copperhead, Remoni-Notra, The Fiddler, The Floronic Man, Gorilla Grodd, Molly Mayne-Scott, Hazard, Icicle, The Icicle, Killer Wasp, Mirror Master, Per Degaton, Professor Zoom, The Shade, Sinestro, Solomon Grundy, Sportsmaster, Thinker, Paula Brooks Crock, Vandal Savage

Team affiliations: Injustice Society, Secret Society of Super Villains, Injustice Unlimited, The Crime Champions (Earth-One)
Enemies: Black Canary, Doctor Mid-Nite, King Chimera, Ted Kord
Abilities: Skilled magic user


Alignment: Bad
Identity Secret:
Race: Human
Citizenship: American
Marital Status:
Occupation: Supervillain


Gender: Male
Height: 182.88 cm
Weight: 83 kg
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Black
Unusual Features:


Universe: Earth-Two, New Earth 


William Zard, alias the Wizard was professional criminal from an early age, he trained under a Lama in Tibet in order to learn the ways of magic before becoming a super villain.

Injustice Society

In the 1940s he clashed repeatedly with the Justice Society of America, first solo and then as the leader of the Injustice Society of the World, a group consisting initially of himself, Per Degaton, Brainwave, Vandal Savage, the Thinker and the Gambler, and later including the Icicle, Fiddler, Sportsmaster, Huntress and Harlequin.
He continued to clash with various superheroes over the years, including the Justice League of America, forming the Crime Champions. He eventually became first a member and then the leader of the Secret Society of Super Villains (at which point he adopted a new costume after acquiring three magical weapons, the Power Stone, the Power Glove and the Cloak of Invisibility, collectively known as the Sorcerer's Treasures). Later, he battled Infinity Inc as the leader of Injustice Unlimited and later as the consort of The Loreli, the ruler of Grimmworld. His aging was greatly slowed due to his magical powers and to having drank from the Fountain of Youth on Grimmworld (he was born in 1913 but still appears to be only in his fifties at most). He continues to operate both solo and as a member of various iterations of these groups.

Powers and Abilities


  • Sorcery


Strength level




  • Power Stone
  • Power Glove
  • Cloak of Invisibility