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)
#459 Adventures of Superman: José Luis García-López (2013)
- '[Flash; Deadman; Aquaman; et al]'#460
- '[Flash; Deadman; Aquaman; W.W.; et al]'#461
- '[Flash; Deadman; Aquaman; JSA; Wonder Woman]'#462
- '[Flash; Deadman; Aquaman; JSA; W.W.] Death of E2 Batman'#463
- '[Flash; Deadman; Aquaman; JSA; W.W.]'#464
- '[Flash; Deadman; Aquaman; JSA]'#465
- '[Flash; Deadman; Aquaman; JSA]'#466
- '[Flash; Deadman; Aquaman; JSA]'
HC Aquaman (1962)
- 'Adventures of Superman: José Luis García-López'
#50 Back Issue (2003)
- 'Can This Be Death?..'#51
- 'The Big Pull'#52
- 'The Traders' Trap!'
#337 Batman [GER] (1997)
- 'Where Walks A Snowman'#337 (Newsstand Edition)
- 'Where Walks A Snowman'#339
- 'A Sweet Kiss Of Poison...'#339 (Newsstand Edition)
- 'A Sweet Kiss Of Poison...'#341#341 (Newsstand Edition)#530
- 'The Deadman Connection, Part One: Sweat of the Sun, Tears of the Moon'#530 (Special Glow-In-The-Dark Cover)
- 'The Deadman Connection, Part One: Sweat of the Sun, Tears of the Moon'#531
- 'The Deadman Connection, Part Two: Cult of the Mummy'#531 (2nd Printing - Glow In The Dark Cover)
- 'The Deadman Connection, Part Two: Cult of the Mummy'#531 (2nd Printing - Standard Cover)
- 'The Deadman Connection, Part Two: Cult of the Mummy'#531 (Special Glow-In-The-Dark Cover)
- 'The Deadman Connection, Part Two: Cult of the Mummy'#532
- 'The Deadman Connection, Part Three: The Spirit Thieves'#532 (Special Glow-In-The-Dark Cover)
- 'The Deadman Connection, Part Three: The Spirit Thieves'
Batman Adventures (1995)
Batman by Doug Moench & Kelley Jones (2014)
Batman Illustrated by Neal Adams (2003)
#1 Batman: Gotham County Line (2005)
- 'Die Batman-Teams kommen!'
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'#1 (Second Printing)
- '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)
Brightest Day Aftermath: The Search for Swamp Thing (2011)
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'
Day of Judgment (1999)
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 DCU Halloween Special 2010 (2010)
- 'presents Deadman and the Phantom Stranger'
DCU Heroes Secret Files (1999)
DCU: Legacies (2010)
#1#2#3 Deadman: Dead Again (2001)
- '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'
#1 Deadman: Exorcism (1992)
- 'The Quick and the Dead'#2
- 'Dead Loss'#3
- 'Dead End!'#4
Deadman: Love After Death (1989)
Detective Comics (1937)
#500 Doctor Fate (1988)
- 'To Kill A Legend'
#8 Flashpoint: Deadman and the Flying Graysons (2011)
- 'Circular Motion'#9
- 'Food for Thought'
#1 Flashpoint: The Outsider (2011)
- 'The Show Must Go On'#2
- 'All Eyes On The Prize'#3
- 'Death of the Family'
Forever People (1971)
#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?'
Justice League of America, Special (2009)
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)
- '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 - Dr. Fate & The Shade - 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)
#205#206#207 Superboy (1994)
- 'Which One Is My Killer?'#208
- 'Get Eagle! He's The One Who Killed Me!'#209
- 'How Many Times Can a Guy Die?'#210
- 'Hide and Seek'#211
- 'How Close to Me My Killer?'#212#213
- 'The Call From Beyond!'#214
- 'To Haunt A Killer'#215
- 'A New Lease on Death'#216
#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)
Teen Titans (2003)
The Batman and Robin Adventures (1995)
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 Demon (1990)
- 'The DC Comics Encyclopedia: Updated And Expanded'HC
- 'The DC Comics Encyclopedia'
The Flash (2010)
#6 The Neal Adams Treasury (1976)
- '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'
#6 Who's Who: Update '87 (1987)
- 'Daily Planet to Doctor Polaris'
#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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