"Deadman is a ghost, formerly a circus trapeze artist named Boston Brand who performed under the name Deadman, a stage persona including a red costume and white corpse makeup. When Brand is murdered during a trapeze performance by a mysterious assailant known only as the 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."
Now here is a character with plenty of ennui. How depressing would it be to be a ghost that can possess people and experience what it means to be human only to have to return to being a ghost and have that happen to you over and over again? How would you keep your sanity without anyone to understand or sympathize with you situation?
When I was a kid, Deadman would show up from time to time in the pages of Batman comics. Being a former trapeze artist like Dick Grayson (Robin) there was a connection to the circus that they both shared.
His look is also very iconic. The red tights with the large collar set against the white of his skin is visually very appealing in its simplicity.
For most of his existence the character has been relegated to supporting parts but in the 'Brightest Day/Blackest Night' storyline currently underway in the DC universe he has taken on a more important role as one of the 'White Lanterns'
He has also shown up in several animated series based on the DC Universe like 'Justice League Unlimited' and 'The Batman'.
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.