Real Name: Lincoln Quantrell
Identity/Class: Normal human (Old West Era)
Group Membership: None
formerly personal servant (name unrevealed)
Enemies: Black Rider (Dr. Matthew "Doc"
Masters), Jim Lathrop, Marie Lathrop, Red (full name unrevealed), Bank
of Leadville (Henry, George), personal servant (name unrevealed), many
people in Leadville
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Mobile in frontier USA,
First Appearance: Wild Western#9/1 (October,
Powers/Abilities: Lincoln Quantrell is a slim
and clever, ambitious man with delusions of grandeur and inflated
is an accomplished and powerful hypnotist, but also a violent shyster
with no regard for others' welfare. His hypnotic power is almost
instant and can last at least several minutes, compelling others to act
against their will or fall asleep. He could also shoot handguns and
Weight: 155 lbs. (by approximation)
(Wild Western#9/1 (fb) - BTS) - Lincoln Quantrell
became very adept at hypnotism. At some point, he took in a simple
servant (name unrevealed), who Quantrell would beat into submission.
Quantrell had incredible ambitions and delusions of grandeur, hoping to
one day become president, even the "king", of the USA using his powers
hypnotism, but focused first on wealth and property. He roamed in a
wagon between towns on the American frontier
using a duplicate horse to trick gamblers.
(Wild Western#9/1) - Approaching Leadville, which had
initiated a frontier fair, the Hypnotist mischievously caused a cowboy
to fall asleep
while guarding Jim Lathrop's cattle. The Hypnotist's servant launched
out of the wagon on the hidden racehorse Sunspot, causing the cattle to
panic and run off a nearby cliff. The Hypnotist scolded the servant
fiercely for nearly ruining his plan and returned the horse to hide in
the wagon, then they made their way into Leadville. Quantrell was
local Marie Lathrop and intended to make her his queen, but focused
first on gaining wealth. He put his old wagon horse up for bets in a
then secretly changed that horse for the real Sunspot, which easily won
the race with his servant as jockey. During the race, the Hypnotist
went to Leadville's bank and hypnotized the two workers there to hand
over all the money, then fall asleep. Local physician Doc Masters
hypnotism was at play given the odd criminal activities and changed
secretly into the masked vigilante Black Rider. Meanwhile, the
was about to kill his servant as he was no longer useful, but was
the Black Rider. However, the Hypnotist quickly hypnotized the
and forced both he and Marie to accompany his escape. When the Black
Rider almost resisted control, Quantrell ordered that he
shoot himself, but the Rider broke free. Seeking to
distract Black Rider, the Hypnotist shot at the horse carrying Marie,
causing it to bolt. The Hypnotist was about to shoot Black Rider when
his servant finally caught up, seeking revenge. The Hypnotist and his
killed each other.
Comments: Created by uncredited writer, Mike Sekowsky (pencils), uncredited inker.
His hypnotic power was virtually instant and
enduring, involving a direct stare and a hand wave. While a simplistic
view of hypnotism, it may be his powers were amplified through other
means, such as an amulet unwittingly carried or enhanced powers.
Penciler info from comics.org.
Profile by Grendel Prime.
The Hypnotist has no known connections to:
Sunspot the horse has no known connections to:
Sunspot was a chestnut-colored gelding racehorse
(possibly even stolen) by the
Hypnotist, who duped many Leadville locals to bet against an old horse
in a race, then secretly replaced it with the speedy Sunspot, which
easily won the race. Handling the bets made the Hypnotist a quick
fortune. Sunspot was later used to carry Marie Lathrop as the
Hypnotist's captivated bride-to-be, but the horse bolted from gunfire
before falling into a gulch.
Wild Western#9/1, p5, pan5 (main image)
p4, pan2 (headshot)
p3, pan5 (Sunspot)
Wild Western#9/1 (October, 1949) - uncredited writer, Mike Sekowsky (pencils), uncredited inker, Stan Lee (editor)
First Posted: 04/13/2019
Last updated: 04/13/2019
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