Dr. Marko

Religion: indeterminate

Name: Dr. Marko

Other Names: Dr. Marco

Classification: supporting character supporting character   scientist scientist  

Publisher(s): DC

First Appearance: Detective Comics (vol. 1) #44 (Oct. 1940): "The Land Behind the Light"

Creators: Bill Finger, Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson, George Roussos

Number of Appearances: 1

Occupation: scientist

Gender: male

Note: invented device to transport people to Fourth Dimension

Dr. Marko invented a machine that allowed him to transport people to the "Fourth Dimension." Batman and Robin visited Dr. Marko, who showed him his machine. Dr. Marko transported himself into the Fourth Dimension using his machine. Batman and Robin followed him there. They found that the "Fourth Dimension" was a fantasy world populated by giants and tiny people.

At the end of the story, Robin wakes up. He was only dreaming about his adventures in the Fourth Dimension. Everything that happened there, as well as Batman and Robin's visit to Dr. Marko, had been a dream prompted by Robin's bedtime reading of a book titled Giants and Dwarfs in Myth and Fable.

In the context of this story, the eccentric "Dr. Marko" was probably not even a "real" person. He was simply part of Robin's dream.

Note that in most instances, this character's name is spelled "Marko." But the first time his name is mentioned, by Batman in panel 2 on page 2, his name is spelled "Dr. Marco."

This character is in the following story which has been indexed by this website:
Detective Comics (vol. 1) #44 (Oct. 1940): "The Land Behind the Light"

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