SuperFriends Comic Book Character
Real name: John Sargent
AKA: Sargon the Sorcerer
Species: Human
Homeworld: Earth
Universe: Earth-1A

Sargon, was a stage magician, dressed like a swami complete with turban, to disguise the fact that he wielded true mystical powers.

Background Information

Golden Age Version:
On the parallel universe, known as Earth-Two, when John Sargent was still a child, he came into possession of the mystic Ruby of Life[1] which would allow him to control anything he touches.

Taking his professional name from the ancient king of the same name, Sargon has had a checkered career, acting mostly as a hero, along with his sidekick/manager Maximillian O'Leary. Together they battled crooks, spies and his azure-skinned archenemy the Blue Lama, Queen of Black Magic.

Silver Age Version:
On the parallel universe, known as Earth-One, John Sargent re-emerged as a villain, as an unfortunate side effects of possessing the Ruby of Life. He was eventually awarded an honorary membership in the Justice League.[2]

Powers and Abilities

Super powers

  • Cast Illusions: The Ruby of Life, gives the bearer to control whatever they touches, among other feats.



As a Wax Figure in late 1975:


  • Sargon first appears in All-American Comics, Vol. 1 #26 (May, 1941).[3]
  • He was created by John B. Wentworth and Howard Purcell.

External Links


  1. Over seven thousand years ago, Nommo, the immortal ruler of a destroyed civilization grew lonely. He created several artifacts of power, one of which was called the Ruby of Life. Nommo hoped that through the generations, the owners of these gems might evolve into beings capable of interbreeding with a species of homosapiens that utilized magic and would then be his new subjects. Over the millennia, the Ruby of Life was broken into several smaller pieces, one of which was discovered by an archaeologist in Egypt. Giving it to his wife, she wore it as a pendant. It was the first thing that their newborn child, John, saw and touched. Bonding with him in that manner allowed John to tap into the mystical energies controlled by the Ruby.
  2. As depicted in Justice League of America, Vol. 1 #99 (June, 1972), which can be found at the DC Database.
  3. Go to the DC Database for more on All-American Comics, Vol. 1 #26 (May, 1941).

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