Real Name: Boston Brand
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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.
Created by Arnold Drake and Carmine Infantino.
First Appearance: Strange Adventures (1950) #205
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Action Comics (1938)
Adventure Comics (1938)
Adventures of Superman: José Luis García-López (2013)
HC All-Star Section Eight (2015)
- 'Adventures of Superman: José Luis García-López'
TPB Aquaman (1962)
- 'All-Star Section Eight'#3
- '3: I Would Do Anything for Love'
#50 Back Issue (2003)
- 'Can This Be Death?..'#51
- 'The Big Pull'#52
- 'The Traders' Trap!'
Batman by Doug Moench & Kelley Jones (2014)
Batman Illustrated by Neal Adams (2003)
#1 Batman: Contagion (1996)
- 'Die Batman-Teams kommen!'
Batman: Damned (2018)
#1 Batman: Gotham County Line (2005)
- 'Book One'#2
- 'Book Two'
TPB Batman: No Man's Land (1999)
- 'Batman: Gotham County Line'#2
- 'Book Two: Death's Highway'#3
- 'Book Three: Night of the Living Death'
Batman: Odyssey (2010)
Batman: Odyssey (2011)
#1 Batman: Odyssey (2012)
- 'Part 7'#3
- 'Part 9'#4
- 'Part 10'#5
- 'Part 11'#7
- 'Part 13'
HC Batman: Red Water, Crimson Death (1990)
- 'Batman: Odyssey'TPB
- 'Batman: Odyssey'
TPB Batman: The Frightened City (1990)
- 'Red Water, Crimson Death'
TPB Batman/Deadman: Death and Glory (1996)
- 'The Frightened City'
Bizarro World (2005)
Blackest Night (2009)
Blackest Night: Batman (2009)
#1 Blackest Night: Black Lantern Corps (2010)
- 'Who Burns Who, Part One'#2
- 'Who Burns Who, Part Two'#3
- 'Who Burns Who, Conclusion'
HC vol. 01 Blackest Night: Rise of the Black Lanterns (2010)
- 'Blackest Night: Black Lantern Corps Volume One'TPB vol. 01
- 'Blackest Night: Black Lantern Corps Volume One'
HC Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps (2009)
- 'Blackest Night: Rise of the Black Lanterns'TPB
- 'Blackest Night: Rise of the Black Lanterns'
HC Books of Magic (1990)
- 'Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps'TPB
- 'Blackest Night: Tales of the Corps'
Brightest Day (2010)
HC vol. 01 Brightest Day Aftermath: The Search for Swamp Thing (2011)
- 'Volume One'HC vol. 02
- 'Volume Two'HC vol. 03
- 'Volume Three'Omnibus HC
- 'Brightest Day Omnibus'TPB vol. 01
- 'Volume One'TPB vol. 02
- 'Volume Two'TPB vol. 03
- 'Volume Three'#0
- 'Carpe Diem'#1
- 'Second Chances'#2
- 'Nuclear Options'#3
- 'Under Pressure'#6
- 'Dead Zone'#7
- 'The Secret of Life'#8
- 'Lost & Found'#12
- 'All This Useless Beauty'#13
- 'Under A Blood Red Sky'#14
- 'Easy Come Easy Go'#19
- 'Aquawar, Part One'#20
- 'Aquawar, Part Two'#21
- 'Mars Attacks'#22
- 'The End and the Beginning'#23
- 'Rise and Fall'#24
- 'Brightest Day'
#3 Bug! The Adventures of Forager (2017)
- 'The Search for Swamp Thing Chapter Three'
Cancelled Comic Cavalcade (1978)
#77 Challengers of the Unknown (1958)
- 'No Man's Land: Pay Back'
#74 Christmas With the Super-Heroes (1988)
- 'To Call a Deadman'#84
- 'To Save A Monster'#85
- 'The Creature From The End Of Time'#86
- 'The War At Times End'#87
- 'Twelve Million Years to Twilight'
#1 Crisis on Infinite Earths (1985)
- 'The Birth of Magic'#2
- 'The Death of Magic'#3
- 'Magic and Machine'
#5 Day of Judgment (1999)
- 'Worlds In Limbo'#7
- 'Beyond The Silent Night'#11
- 'Final Crisis'
TPB Day of Judgment Secret Files (1999)
- 'Day of Judgment'#1
- 'The Summoning'#2
- 'Lost Souls'#3
- 'Choosing Sides'#4
- 'The End of the World as We Know It'#5
- 'Soul Search'
Day of Vengeance (2005)
DC Challenge (1985)
#4 DC Comics Presents (1978)
- 'Atomic Nights'#5
- 'Thunderbolts and Lightning'#6
- 'A Matter of Antimatter'#7
- 'Don't Bogart That Grape...Hand Me The Gas Pump!'#8
- 'If This is Love, Why Do My Teeth Hurt?'#9
- 'All This and World War, Too'#10
- 'Jules Verne Was Right!'#11
- 'How Can You be in Two Places at Once When You're Not Anywhere at All?'#12
- 'Fathers Against Suns'
#24 DC Comics Presents: Brightest Day (2010)
- 'The Man Who Was The World!'
DC Comics Presents: JLA - Black Baptism (2011)
DC Holiday Special '09 (2010)
DC Infinite Halloween Special (2007)
#1 DC Special Series (1977)
- 'The 13 Stories of Halloween'
#8 DC Super Stars (1976)
- 'Hell Is For Heroes'
#18 DC Universe Illustrated by Neal Adams (2009)
- 'presents Deadman and the Phantom Stranger'
DCU Halloween Special 2010 (2010)
DCU Heroes Secret Files (1999)
DCU: Legacies (2010)
#1 Deadman (2011)
- 'Dead with a Vengeance!'#2
- 'Hate is a Drug'#4
- 'Hidden Depths'#5
- 'Death and the Maiden'#6
- 'Love & Death'#7
- 'The Children of Paradise'#8
- 'Spirits in the Ethereal World'#9
- 'The Enemy of My Enemy'
Deadman by Kelley Jones: The Complete Collection (2017)
TPB Deadman: Dead Again (2001)
- 'Deadman by Kelley Jones: The Complete Collection'
#1 Deadman: Exorcism (1992)
- 'Dead Again Book One: The Quick and the Dead'#2
- 'Dead Loss'#3
- 'Dead End!'#4
Deadman: Lost Souls (1995)
Deadman: Love After Death (1989)
Detective Comics (1937)
Doctor Fate (1988)
#8 Elseworlds: Justice League (2016)
- 'Circular Motion'#9
- 'Food for Thought'
Flashpoint: Deadman and the Flying Graysons (2011)
#1 Flashpoint: The Outsider (2011)
- 'The Show Must Go On'#2
- 'All Eyes On The Prize'#3
- 'Death of the Family'
Flashpoint: The World of Flashpoint Featuring Batman (2012)
TPB Flashpoint: The World of Flashpoint Featuring Wonder Woman (2012)
- 'Flashpoint: The World of Flashpoint Featuring Batman'
TPB Forever People (1971)
- 'Flashpoint: The World of Flashpoint Featuring Wonder Woman'
#9#10 Green Arrow (2001)
- 'The Scavengers!'
#7 Green Lantern (1990)
- 'Quiver, Chapter 7: Hard Travelling Heroes'#8
- 'Quiver, Chapter 8: When Ollie Met Ollie...'
#81 Green Lantern (2005)
- 'Funeral for a Hero'#93
- 'All Hallow's Eve'
#49 Green Lantern 80-Page Giant (1998)
- 'Semper Fi; Tales of the Black Lantern Corps: The Birth of Nekron'#53
- 'The New Guardians, Chapter One'#54
- 'The New Guardians, Chapter Two'
#2 Green Lantern Corps (2006)
- 'Team-Ups From A to Z!'
#49 Green Lantern/Superman: Legend of the Green Flame (2000)
- 'Revolt of the Alpha-Lanterns, Part 2'
Guy Gardner: Warrior (1994)
#39 Hawkman (2002)
- 'Merriment, Mistletoe, and...Mayhem!'
#36 History of the DC Universe (1986)
- 'The Army of Forgotten Souls'
Infinite Crisis (2005)
#2 JLA (1997)
- 'Battleground Earth'
#40 JLA: Black Baptism (2001)
- 'World War Three, Part Five'
#1 JLA: Created Equal (2000)
- 'Trails in Darkness'#4
- 'Final Sacrament'
#1 JLA: The Nail (1998)
- 'Book One: The Fall'
Justice League of America (1960)
#94 Justice League of America (2006)
- 'Where Strikes Demonfang?'
#1 Justice League of America, Special (2009)
- 'The Tornado's Path, Chapter 1: Life'
Justice League of America: Another Nail (2004)
Justice Leagues: Justice League of Atlantis (2001)
#1 Legends of the Dark Knight: Jim Aparo (2012)
- 'Justice Leagues Part III: Sea Change'
Legends of the DC Universe 80-Page Giant (1998)
Legion of Super-Heroes (1989)
Lobo/Deadman: The Brave and the Bald (1995)
nn Millennium (1988)
- 'The Brave and the Bald'
#8 Mystic (2000)
- 'Week Eight: The Rising and Advancing of Ten Spirits'
Neal Adams Sketch Book (2005)
#102 Rämeen olento (2010)
- 'Nightwing: Year One, Chapter Two: Friends in High Places'#103
- 'Nightwing: Year One, Chapter Three: Deadman Talking'
#2 Reign in Hell (2008)
- 'Toinen kirja'#3
- 'Kolmas kirja'
#4 Resurrection Man (1997)
- 'Regime Change'
Secret Origins (1986)
#15 Showcase '96 (1996)
- 'Starring The Spectre & Deadman'#15 (Newsstand Edition)
- 'Starring The Spectre & Deadman'#27
- 'A Symphony of Shadows: The Secret Origins of Zatara and Zatanna'
#3 Silver Age 80-Page Giant (2000)
- 'Lois Lane & Black Canary - [Deadman] - Lightray'
Silver Age Secret Files (2000)
Silver Age: Showcase (2000)
#1 Sins of Youth: JLA Jr. (2000)
- 'Showcase Presents the 7 Soldiers of Victory'
#1 Sins of Youth: The Secret & Deadboy (2000)
- 'You Gotta Be Kidding!'
#1 Solo (2004)
- 'Looking for Trouble...'
Steve Ditko Omnibus (2011)
Strange Adventures (1950)
#74 Superman: The Man of Tomorrow (1995)
- 'Game, Set & Match!'#87
- 'Touched By A Guardian Angel'
#15 Swamp Thing (1985)
- 'Absolute Power, Chapter Two: "What Price Freedom...?"'#46
- 'K, Chapter 3: Varietals'#56
- 'Super/Bat, Conclusion'
Swamp Thing (1987)
Tales of the Batman: Alan Brennert (2016)
HC Tales of the Batman: Carmine Infantino (2014)
- 'Tales of the Batman: Alan Brennert'
Teen Titans (2003)
The Best of DC (1979)
#5 The Brave and the Bold (1955)
- 'Year's Best Comics Stories'
#79 The Brave and the Bold (2007)
- 'Track of the Hook!'#86
- 'You Can't Hide From A Deadman!'#97
- 'The Smile of Choclotan!'#100
- 'The Warrior in a Wheel-Chair'#104
- 'Second Chance for a Deadman?'#133
- 'Another Kind of Justice!'
The DC Comics Encyclopedia (2004)
HC The DC Universe by Neil Gaiman: The Deluxe Edition (2016)
- 'The DC Comics Encyclopedia'HC
- 'The DC Comics Encyclopedia: Updated And Expanded'
HC The Deadman Collection (2001)
- 'The DC Universe by Neil Gaiman: The Deluxe Edition'TPB
- 'The DC Universe by Neil Gaiman'
The Demon (1990)
TPB vol. 02 The Flash (2010)
- 'The Demon Vol. 2: The Longest Day'#51
- 'Sons & Lovers'
HC vol. 01 The Neal Adams Treasury (1976)
- 'The Dastardly Death of the Rogues'TPB vol. 01
- 'The Dastardly Death of the Rogues'#6
- 'Case One: The Dastardly Death of the Rogues, Part Six'
The Phantom Stranger (1969)
#33 The Saga of Swamp Thing (1982)
- 'Deadman's Bluff'#39
- 'Death Calls Twice For A Deadman'#40
- 'In The Kingdom Of The Blind'#41
- 'A Time For Endings'#42
- 'Deadman Walking'
The Spectre (1987)
Annual 01 The Spectre (1992)
- 'Ghost, Dead Man, Devil Child...'#1
- 'Housewarming Party'#23
- 'House Of The Secret Enemy'
#5 The Superman Family (1974)
- 'A Rage In Hell'#57
- 'The Search For God, Part 1: A Measure of Pain'
The Vertigo Encyclopedia (2008)
HC Trinity (2008)
- 'The Vertigo Encylopedia'
Underworld Unleashed (1995)
#3 Underworld Unleashed: Abyss- Hell's Sentinel (1995)
- 'Seduction of the Innocent'
Untold Tales of Blackest Night (2010)
War of the Gods (1991)
#4 Wednesday Comics (2009)
- 'In The Beginning... There Was The End'
Who's Who in the DC Universe (1990)
#3 Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (1985)
- 'Alfred Pennyworth To Spider-Girl'
Who's Who: Update '87 (1987)
#5 World's Finest Comics (1941)
- 'Reaper to Zymyr plus Appendix'
#223 Young Justice: Sins of Youth (2000)
- 'Wipe The Blood Off My Name!'#227
- 'Death Flaunts Its Golden Grin'#230
- 'The Girl Whom Time Forgot!'
- 'Justice For All'#2
- 'The Stunning Conclusion'
Black Lantern Corps
Justice League of Apostles (DC)
Sentinels of Magic
Seven Soldiers of Victory (02 - Silver Age)
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