Abra Kadabra on Flash TV series

Abra Kadabra is the new Flash Villain

It’s not hard to see that the CW rolled the dice on super-hero TV shows… and it has paid off big time for them.  First they had Arrow based on the Oliver Queen character from Green Arrow. Then they brought in the Barry Allen version of the Flash.  They even developed their own show with an ensemble cast, Legends of Tomorrow.  Heck, they even picked up a discarded super-hero show from a rival network and incorporated it into their DC Comics TV Universe.

The Flash in the DC Comics world has quite an extensive rogues gallery.  The TV show has been doing a pretty good job of introducing a lot of the classic Flash villains.  One of those bad guys will be making his premiere on the show very soon.  Later this season we will see David Dastmalchian portraying iconic Flash villain, Abra Kadabra.

Who is Abra Kadabra?

Abra Kadabra made his first comic book appearance in THE FLASH #128 (1962).  Citizen Abra is a magician from the 64th Century.  In Abra’s time science has made stage magic obsolete.  This conflicts with his desire to be a famous performing magician.  To get around this issue he steals a time machine and travels back in time to our present day.   The “magic” he uses to impress today’s audiences and fight the Flash is actually 64th Century tech. He has no actual magical powers, though in one notable story-line, he was temporarily given the gift of sorcery thanks to a deal he made with the Green Lantern villain Neron.  Abra begins to feel his magic is being overlooked and decides to use it to commit crimes to become famous.  Every time he finds himself beaten by the Flash.

Abra Kadabra recently played a key role in the DC Comics Rebirth story-line. It was revealed he was the villain responsible for Wally West’s disappearance from the DC Universe. Wally is able to defeat Abra by forcing him into the time stream, but not before Omen (one of the Titans) was able to read his mind.  She said “I only really got one word: Manhattan.”  This along with many other subtle and not so subtle hints points to the Watchmen crossing over into the main DC Comics Universe.

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