Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Who's Who: Antonio Stefanacci

Antonio Stefanacci
by Russell & Siskoid

Real Name: Antonio Stefanacci
Super-Power(s): Magic (allegedly, then eventually)
Planet of Origin: Earth
Relationship to Legion: Ally

Legion Log
Antonio Stefanacci is the curator of the Museum of the Mystic Arts in Mega-California. At the onset of the Great Darkness Saga, it was attacked by one of Darkseid's minions to grab a powerful Mentachem wand. Antonio only survived thanks to the intercession of the Legion. He boasted about an ability to wield magic, but didn't actually have any.

Just before the Magic Wars started, Antonio Stefanacci gave refuge to a wizard from Sorcerer's World come to warn the Legion. When the Wars started, and to his considerable surprise, he suddenly developed true magic powers and used them to help defend Earth from the coming onslaught.

Antonio appeared neither after the so-called Five-Year Gap, the Reboot, nor the Threeboot.

After Infinite Crisis, Antonio's original history has presumably been more or less restored. It was also revealed that his ancestor, Antonia Stefanacci, also ran a "Magic Museum".

Important Antonio Stefanacci stories:

Legion of Super-Heroes (v2) #290
Antonio Stefanacci is introduced as a museum curator just before he was attacked by one of Darkseid's minions

Legion of Super-Heroes (v3) #57, 59
Antonio Stefanacci offers refuge to a citizen of Sorcerer's World at the start of the Magic Wars

Legion of Super-Heroes (v3) #60-61
Antonio Stefanacci mysteriously develops magic powers during the Magic Wars
and helps defend the Earth

Zatanna (v2) #7
Antonia Stefanacci, Antonio's ancestor, also curated a museum of magic


  1. I've got a STRANGE feeling about this guy...


  2. He had an ancestor in the Zatanna series who was curator of a magic museum as well.

    1. Antonia Stefanacci, at the opening of the Magic Museum.
      From Zatanna #7 (2010)

    2. Thanks for that! I added it.

  3. What is a ripoff of Dr.Strange !

    I'll take plagiarism for $1000 Alex !