In the Initial Era, the Evil Sorcerer first appears in D.O.P.E. Volume 1, Number 6 (1992). He's attempting to steal the flavorful sprinkles from Cinnamon Apple Cheerihos. Luckily, the president of Generally Mills had called D.O.P.E., and they put their best men on the job - Apples and Cin-a-Man. They raced to the woods in their bowl-car, and defeated the Evil Sorcerer with his own magic rays, using the magnificent leaf of magic repulsion. The ray bounced around and struck the sorcerer, turning him into a carrot.