For aeons Kulak, high priest of the world Brztal, used his sorcery to destroy civilisations on many worlds. Under unknown circumstances he was imprisoned millenia ago in a tomb on earth. After archaelogists discovered the tomb, Kulak awoke and attempted to destroy the earth but was thwarted by the Spectre.
Months later, Kulak stole the Spectre's powerful Ring of Life and put the Spectre under his control. Still intent on destroying Earth, Kulak defeated Doctor Fate and took from him the mysterious helmet of Nabu the wise. Donning the helmet, Kulak attempted to cast a spell with the third eye, but the spell turned back on him, hurling him into distant dimensions and breaking his hold over the Spectre.