May Contest!  |  Add New Content  |  Top Issues  |  Register  |  Marketplace  |  Forums  |  Request a Feature  |  Help  |  Mobile  |  Home


Register for free
Social Media: Facebook Twitter Tumblr

  Search by Cover Date

  Story Arcs
  Public Collections
  Public User Lists

Last 10 titles added:
  1. Guidebook to the Marvel ...
  2. The Rise of the Antichri...
  3. Angeli Arbitrium (2015)
  4. Marvel Universe Ultimate...
  5. Ultimate Spider-Man Web-...
  6. Peanuts: The Snoopy Spec...
  7. Reuse@ (2015)
  8. Silk (2016)
  9. Venom Space Knight (2016...
  10. Dark Knight Universe Pre...
   View All

Last 10 creators added:
  1. Woo Dae Shim
  2. Shim Dae Woo
  3. Yohann Schepacz
  4. Michael Baytion
  5. Richard Healey
  6. Jeff Adams
  7. Brandon Russell
  8. Mark Castanon
  9. Andy McVittie
  10. Jenny Tran
   View All

Last 10 characters added:
  1. Stakeout (Transformers)(...
  2. Mane, Dr. Tyson
  3. Chairman (Top Cow)(Pre-R...
  4. Abraxis (Top Cow)
  5. Burch (Top Cow)
  6. The Crossblood™
  7. Lord Nin-Azu
  8. Nin-Azu
  9. Agent Ramirez
  10. Agent North
   View All

Doctor 13, the Ghost-Breaker (DC)
Real Name: Terrence Thirteen.
Search for 'Doctor 13, the Ghost-Breaker (DC)' on Amazon

Terrence Thirteen, Ph.D., is a professional skeptic and debunker. He investigates apparently supernatural occurrences and exposes them as frauds or illusions, often in the process exposing someone who intended to frighten or control others through the fraud. He and the Stranger have often worked on the same case, but for many years Dr. 13 was unremittingly hostile toward the Stranger because he was convinced the man in black was just a fraud he hadn't managed to expose yet. He has softened in his attitudes in later years, both towards the Stranger and towards magic, though he still looks for rational and natural explanations whenever possible. He continues his academic and professional activities to this day. For many years his wife Marie travelled with him on his work; she was usually more willing to listen to the Stranger than Terry was. Marie has not been in the stories for many years, and her current status and whereabouts are unknown (we've been no reason to think she isn't still alive and married, but no reason to think that she is, either.)

Today, his activities are explained that he is unconsciously drawn to supernatural hoaxes and while disproving those, he equally unconsciously ignores the real thing. His daughter, Traci Thirteen is a sorceress, a fact he finds most upsetting.

Dr. Thirteen had until recently been dating Zatanna. While exploring a mystical realm with Zatanna and others, he accepts what is happening, but explains it in terms of physics, rather than magic. However, during this exploration he, and everyone else involved except Zatanna, is killed.


First Appearance: Star Spangled Comics (1941) #122

Favorite Characters:
Doctor 13, the Ghost-Breaker (DC) is a favorite character of 9 users

View a chronological listing of this character's appearances

Issue Appearances:
Action Comics (1938)
Adventure Comics (1938)
Batman (1940)
Batman (1982)
Blue Beetle (2006)
Books of Magic (1990)
Booster Gold (2007)
DC Challenge (1985)
DC Comics Presents: Superman (2010)
DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest (1980)
DC Super Stars (1976)
Detective Comics (1937)
Doom Patrol (1987)
Flashpoint: The World of Flashpoint (2011)
Ghosts (1971)
House of Mystery (1951)
House of Secrets (1956)
Scooby-Doo Team-Up (2014)
Scooby-Doo! Team-Up (2013)
Seven Soldiers: Zatanna (2005)
Showcase (1956)
Star Spangled Comics (1941)
Tales of the Unexpected (2006)
Teen Titans (2003)
The Brave and the Bold (1955)
The DC Comics Encyclopedia (2004)
The Phantom Stranger (1969)
The Vertigo Encyclopedia (2008)
Vertigo Visions: Dr. Thirteen (1998)
Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (1985)
Zatanna (2010)

Group Affiliation(s):
H.I.V.E. Council

Famous Quotes: - Add a Famous Quote

< Previous Character | Next Character >

Add this character to a run of issues in a title

Suggest an image for this character

View the contribution history for this character


© 2005-2015 - Terms and Conditions - Privacy Policy Special thanks to Brian Wood for the logo design