Byzantium Mack

    Character » Byzantium Mack appears in 18 issues.

    Hippie sorcerer and regular at the House of Mystery

    Short summary describing this character.

    Byzantium Mack last edited by Spacey on 05/19/18 08:28PM View full history


    As a young man, Byzantium Mack was drafted into the US Army to fight in Vietnam. During a night when he was supposed to be off patrol he sampled some LSD sent to him by his brother. Shortly thereafter he was forced to go out on patrol, still tripping. In the jungle he fled from the fighting and encountered a mystic who took him on as an apprentice, mistakenly believing that Byzantium was enlightened, when he was in fact simply out of his mind on drugs. He trained with the man for five years, which actually took only an instant. After his training concluded the old mystic was shot in the face by one of his fellow soldiers. Soon after, Mack became a full-time sorcerer.


    Byzantium Mack was created by Lilah Sturges and Luca Rossi. He made his first appearance in House of Mystery #6.

    Major Story Arcs

    House of Mystery

    A regular at the House of Mystery, Mack provides Fig Keele with a potion to help her see in the dark. Later, he helps Cress and Genevieve travel back in time to pick up the Poet. When his granddaughter, Lotus Blossom, attempts to reshape reality she imprisons him for three months in a jar. When he escapes, he joins forces with The Conjurer and several others to stop her before she destroys the universe.

    Powers and Abilities

    Byzantium Mack is a sorcerer of great power and skill.

    Weapons and Equipment

    Mack carries a travelling case which contains various ingredients for his potions and spells.


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