Ian Karkull is a male comic character who features in DC Comics.
In reality though, Karkull had survived as a being of shadow who took the next half-century in put himself back together in the Shadowlands. He remained trapped there as a creature of shadow devoid of form in the physical world as a result. By the modern day, he sought to reclaim the shadow energy that had fallen on the Justice Society members in order to restore himself completely. To that end, he began to possess the form of Obsidian causing him to turn out and attack those around him. (JSA v1 #7)
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- Ian Karkull was created by Gardner Fox and Howard Sherman where he made his first appearance in More Fun Comics v1 #69 (August, 1941).
In other media
- In Superman: The Animated Series, the character was adapted as Karkull in the television series set in the DC Animated Universe in the episode "The Hand of Fate" where he was voiced by actor Ted Levine.
- More Fun Comics v1:
- JSA v1: