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Created by Arnold Drake and Carmine Infantino

The Original Universe


Real Name: Boston Brand
Occupation: Wandering Spirit; formerly Circus Aerialist
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: Cleveland Brand (twin brother); Lila Brand (niece)
Base of Operation: Mobile
Group Affiliation(s): None
Gender: Male
Height: 6'
Weight: 201 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Black
First Appearance: Strange Adventures Vol. 1 #205 (October 1967)
Creators: Arnold Drake and Carmine Infantino

Sure, I'm pissed at having been shot, but this goddess comes along...
She resurrects me as you see me now.
For a while things worked out. I found the guy who shot me and saw him die.
- Boston Brand
Quote taken from Deadman: Exorcism #2 (1992)


Circus aerialist Boston Brand was killed in the middle of his act, but granted leave to return to Earth by a being called Rama Kushna. Brand was invisible to human eyes but could take over the body of another for a short time, leaving his 'host' with no memory of what has happened. In this way, he has been able to fight against mystical threats as well as to force wrongdoers to incriminate themselves and also to have a lot more fun than he ever did while he was alive.


For a definitive list of appearances of Deadman in chronological order click here


Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #6 (August 1985)

Who's Who in the DC Universe #3 (October 1990)