Originally known as William Hand, this villain grew up obsessed with dead bodies thanks to being raised at the family’s mortuary.
He’s stalked by necromancer Atrocitus, who senses in William the ‘power of the black’, a strange new force that he wants to use to gain revenge on the Guardians.
Hal Jordan and Sinestro intervene when Atrocitus attempts to kill William with a cosmic divining rod. But now Hand is hearing a voice that urges him to do evil things, and he kills using the rod before branding himself Black Hand.
Thanks to alien gremlins, Hand can absorb the life force of people near him to repair his wounds. His cosmic rod is also able to manipulate Lantern power rings.
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Hand’s a creepy, multi-faceted character with an interesting origins story and cool abilities. In short, he’d make for a great screen villain.