Doctor Sorcery (Hostess Comics)

Doctor Sorcery

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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game


During the 1970s, confectioner and cakes maker Hostess advertised in major comic books. The advertisements were full-page comics starring Marvel and DC Comics characters (and Hostess products).

These comics were nonsensical and a parody of the most absurd aspects of Silver Age  comics. They’re still fondly remembered for their goofiness.

Powers and Abilities

He “weakened the steel beams of the bridge !” They turned all orangey and wavey. Hmm. Odd.



He appeared in “The Flash in ‘Marathon Madman’”, published in The Brave and the Bold #183.

The Police Department is having a race. Barry Allen is ordered to participate. Dr. Sorcery meddles a little. The Flash gives him some cupcakes, telling him “Plenty more at the finish line, doc…But you can’t get there unless you help me fix the bridge.”

Flash then wins the race (Hey, no fair !) Everyone has to wait around for slowpoke Barry Allen to finish the race, which means they have plenty of time to eat more cupcakes.


White hair, moustache, beard. Purple robe with stars and moons. He also wears a gold medallion which may or may not be his Philosopher’s Stone.


His only reason for committing a crime was his belief that “That ought to make the race more challenging !”

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dr. Sorcery

Dex: 05 Str: 03 Bod: 04
Int: 07 Wil: 05 Min: 05
Inf: 03 Aur: 04 Spi: 03
Init: 015 HP: 030

Drawbacks :
SIA (Causing mischief), CIA (Hostess™ CupCakes)

Philosopher’s Stone [BODY 05, Transmutation: 13. Note this may or may not be the same as Dr. Alchemy’s Stone].

By Sean MacDonald.

Source of Character: The DC Universe Hostess Villains.

Helper(s): Andy Nystrom, Dave Oakes, Mark Ayen, JD.