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Merlin is a wizard and ally of King Arthur of Camelot. He is a vital figure in the origin of Etrigan and Shining Knight, but as a mythological character, has appeared in other stories well before that. Though commonly depicted as a demon-son with knowledge of the future, earlier adventures with Superboy and Jimmy Olsen pegged him as an ancestor of Mister Mxyzptlk, and in Connecticut Yankee-style stories, he is a jealous and spiteful (not to mention treacherous) sorcerer.

Merlin first appeared in New Comics #3 (1936) in Rafael Astarita's King Arthur stories.



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