Personal Info:
Real Name: Boston Brand
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: Strange Adventures Vol.1 205
Died: Strange Adventures Vol.1 205
Resurrected: Blackest Night Batman 1
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: White Lantern Corps, formerly Black Lantern Corps, Sentinels of Magic, Seven Soldiers of Victory, Justice League of Apostles
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: All sentient life
Creators: Arnold Drake and Carmine Infantino
Possession: Deadman has the ability to possess other living creatures. While doing this, he maintains full control over his selected target, and can even speak through them.
Invisibility: Deadman cannot be visibly perceived by other human beings. This is an automatic ability, and one that Deadman has no control over.
Intangibility: Deadman can pass through anything and everything. This is an automatic ability, and one that Deadman has no control over.
Flight: Deadman is able to fly.
Spirit Travel: Deadman possesses the ability to "fly" between the lands of the living and the lands of the dead.
Black Power Ring: The Black Lantern Rings are capable of wielding the black energy outside of the Emotional Electromagnetic Spectrum. When Black power rings choose wearers, they present themselves to the deceased without a charge. The rings (which constantly ask for "flesh") are recharged by killing living beings and removing their hearts; each heart restores .01 percent power to every ring in the Corps. Black Lanterns are also able to read the emotions of the living as a coloured aura that correlates to the emotional spectrum (red for rage, violet for love, etc.). Black Lantern Rings will regenerate a corpse each time it is damaged, they can create constructs, but this ability is rarely used and they allow flight.
Deadman is a ghost, formerly a circus acrobat named Boston Brand, who was murdered during a trapeze performance by a mysterious assailant known only as Hook. His spirit is given the power to possess any living being by a Hindu goddess named Rama Kushna, in order to search for his murderer and obtain justice
Deadman spent years helping others while on his search, using his power to intervene and control living persons to help the innocent. His body was resurrected by a Black Lantern Power ring.