Think You Know Doctor Mid-Nite? Get Featured in DC Universe Encyclopedia!

This week, we’re asking DC fans to submit their fun trivia facts about a character who has been represented by three different individuals, but all exhibited the same basic characteristics: a cowled costume featuring a crescent moon symbol, keen ability to see in the darkness at the cost of near or total blindness in sunlight, the use of special visors and “blackout” smoke bombs to gain a tactical advantage in combat, a high degree of skill in martial arts, and jobs as physicians serving both normal human beings and “metahuman” superheroes. Additionally, two of them have had an owl as a sidekick. This character is widely regarded as the first superhero in comics to exhibit a physical impairment, in this case, blindness. Of course, we can only be talking about the one and only Doctor Mid-Nite!

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He was the first blind superhero in comics history.

Source:All American Comics #25 (1941)


The owl of the first Doctor Mid-Nite Charles McNider was named Hooty

The second Doctor Mid-Nite Pieter Cross named his owl Charlie after the first Doctor Mid-Nite


The first is a physician and former Captain in the US Army Medical Corps.

Source: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #6


Pieter Cross has reformed street kids help assist him in his work, Nite Lite and Ice Sickle. (Doctor Mid-Nite 1)


Love the show, can’t wait to see an old school green lantern

Do you have a better source for that? This issue is his origin story, but it doesn’t provide historical context.

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Yeah I through up the first issue to show his when he debuted. Looking for other sources this is was I could find with some more context.