Religion: not determined yet
Name: Professor Arthur Keen
Other Names: Arthur Keen; Dr. Keen; Professor Keen; Dr. Arthur Keen
First Appearance: Mystic Comics (vol. 1) #1 (Mar. 1940): "The Origin of the Blue Blaze"
Creators: Harry Douglas
Number of Appearances: 1
Family/Relative: The Blue Blaze (son)
Worked for: Midwest College
Note: Blue Blaze's father; his invention gave son powers
In 1852, Professor Arthur Keen invented a technology he called the "Blue Flame." He showed it to his son, who was on his way to a costume party. A tornado struck Prof. Keen's town, killing most everybody in town, including Prof. Keen himself. According to some reports, lightning concurrently struck his lab, with himself and his son inside.
The many dead were buried in a hurry. Decades later (in 1940), Prof. Keen's son Spencer emerged from the grave. He had not actually died. The effects of the Blue Flame and the storm had put him into a state of suspended animation while imbuing him with super powers, including great strength and the ability to sense evil.