Friday, February 3, 2012
I wonder who the first comic character to go by the title "Doctor" was? It may be Doctor Fate, but perhaps there's a character that predates him. I know there were some villainous doctor types... Doctor Death comes to mind. And of course he didn't use the full term but there's Doc Savage, who came before he wave of superhero fiction. He did serve as an inspiration for a lot of characters so maybe that's where the Doctor as superhero name trend came from.