Wednesday, October 12, 2011

TV Life For DC's "Deadman"

Writer Eric Kripke ("Supernatural") continues to draft a pilot screenplay, adapting DC Comics' "Deadman" for Warner Bros Television.

Debuting in DC's "Strange Adventures" #205 (October 1967), the 'Deadman' character was created by writer Arnold Drake and illustrator Carmine Infantino, with artist Neal Adams noted for his impressive work on the series.

Formerly a circus trapeze artist named 'Boston Brand' who performed under the name 'Deadman', complete with red costume and white corpse makeup, the character is murdered during a performance by the mysterious 'Hook'.

Brand's spirit is then given the power to possess any living being by the Hindu goddess 'Rama Kushna', in order to search for his killer and obtain justice.

Invisible to mortal eyes, Brand merely has to touch someone to immediately possess their body, retaining his own mind and able to shift quickly from one body to another.

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