The original Mirror Master first appeared in Flash v. 1 #105 (Feb-March 1959), and was created by John Broome and Carmine Infantino. Samuel Scudder was a small-time crook who became fascinated by mirrors and created a number of mirror gimmicks. Dubbing himself the "Mirror Master," Scudder pitted himself against the Silver Age Flash and numerous other heroes, and was a charter member of the original Secret Society of Super-Villains. He was killed during Crisis, however, An orphan, Scotsman Evan McCulloch, turned to crime and government agents hired him to work for them and provided him with the equipment of the original Mirror Master. Scudder hires himself out as a mercenary, although he can often be swayed by sentiment toward orphans or hired away by someone offering a higher price. Since the 2011 reboot of DC comics, the Mirror Master has reverted back to Scudder.