After living a selfish life as Boston Brand, he is forced to possess people as Deadman following his assassination, in order to set problems in their life right, so he can avoid an eternity in Hell.
He became a member of the Justice League Dark. Deadman uses his possession talents to help take down various supernatural threats, such as Dr. Mist and Faust Sr. He was romantically linked to Dove. Deadman suggested carrying on their relationship using borrowed bodies, however Dove showed disdain and repulsion to the idea.