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|As a result of the 2011 initiative, the New 52, the entire line of DC characters was relaunched, incorporating properties belonging to the company's imprints: Wildstorm, Milestone, and Vertigo. As such, elements of this character's history have been altered in some way from the previous incarnation's. For a complete list of all versions of this character, see our disambig.|
|Real Name||Boston Brand|
|Relatives||Gary Brand (father)|
Barbara Brand (mother)
|Affiliation||Justice League Dark|
|Base Of Operations||Gotham City|
|Unusual Features||Ghostly Physiology|
|Creators||Arnold Drake, Carmine Infantino|
Deadman (real name Boston Brand) is an aerialist turned superhero, associated with the supernatural team Justice League Dark.
Boston was the only son of Gary and Barbara Brand, and grew up in a family of physical abuse. When his parents didn't fight each other, they took out their anger on Boston. When he was sixteen, he had so much anger in him that he lashed out against his parents and left.
He joined the circus, starting as a roustabout and eventually becoming an aerialist. However, he could not leave his past behind him, and frequently succumbed to alcohol and violent tendencies. It all changed when during one show, an assassin shot him during his trapeze performance.
When he was killed, Boston was placed in between life and death by Rama Kushna. She told him that he needed to atone for his past transgressions and egocentrism. As punishment, he was to better the life of others. He did, until an angel called Son of Morning questioned Rama Kushna's motives. After they exposed her for something darker, Deadman escaped her control.
Justice League Dark
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
- Deadman (Boston Brand) was created by Arnold Drake and Carmine Infantino, first appearing in Strange Adventures #205. However, in the rebooted Prime Earth continuity his first appearance as part of the DC Universe is in Paul Jenkins and Bernard Chang's DC Universe Presents series.
- 80 Appearances of Boston Brand (Prime Earth)
- 53 Images featuring Boston Brand (Prime Earth)
- 11 Quotations by or about Boston Brand (Prime Earth)
- Character Gallery: Boston Brand (Prime Earth)
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