Senator Doaks (Earth-616) from Human Torch Comics Vol 1 15 002

Senator Doaks

Senator Doaks was a spy for the Nazis during World War II. By the spring of 1944, he had managed to infiltrate the United States government as a Senator. When operating as a spy, he wore a life-like mask to disguise his identity and was known as the "Brain".

When the Allied Forces were gaining ground in the liberation of Italy, Adolf Hitler personally ordered the Brain to sabotage American defense factories in order to reduce the amount of munitions being used in the war effort. After a string of successful attacks, the Human Torch and Toro to begin searching for the source of the sabotage. When the Torch and Toro prevented the Brain's men from blowing up Stone Valley Dam, the Brain prepared a trap for the heroes.

As they searched Washington, D.C., the Brain let loose a carrier pigeon with a note written by his civilian identity of Senator Doaks agreeing to "meet" with the Brain at his home at 8 o'clock that night to negotiate a cease in the destruction. When the Torch and Toro flew through the window of Doak's home, they soon found that the glass had been replaced with a fire proof rubber that snuffed out their flames. The Brain and his men then took the Torch and Toro to the Bolton Steel Works. He then dumped the Torch and Toro into a vat of molten steel.

The heroes survived the attempt, and after rounding up the Brain's men and disabling the bomb, they chased after the Brain. When the Brain attempted to light a stick of TNT, the Torch tossed a fireball at him, causing the Brain to stumble over a railing and fell to his death. When the Torch examined the body, the Brain was unmasked and his true identity revealed.[1]


The Brain developed a special clear rubber that was highly elastic and fireproof.


The Brian had access to explosives and firearms.

Das Gehirn, Der Verstand, Der Kopf and Die Intelligenz are The Brain in German.

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