His Vengeance Never Sleeps!
When Ezekiel ben Yehudi's lawyer parents were killed in a fire
set by vindictive criminals--the same fire that melted young Ezekiel's
face--he blamed himself for failing to save them. Running from identity
to identity in vain desperation to escape the pain, he developed
a new system of ultraplastic disguise while still in his teens and
became the Master of the Artificial Self. Next he sought peace in
Asian mysticism, mastering kendo, the Japanese art of stick-fighting.
But not until he unexpectedly tackled a fugitive criminal did he
find a momentary respite from the agony in his soul. Now the hunting
of scofflaws is his single obsession, and so feverish is it that
he's incapable of sleep or rest. His only distractions are his hobbies:
tattooing, self-mutilation, ritual scarification, and music (industrial
rock, classical Japanese koto and Plains Indian sundance chants).
He lives a myriad roles in service of his crimefighting: tattoo
artist, bartender, male model, prominent movie actress, 13 year
old girl with a drinking problem, avant garde transgender black
poet, reputed Israeli spy, octogenerian professor of Oriental Studies.
His only friend is the Human Ideal, who sees in him the tragic embodiment
of our "World of Shadows." (Unfortunately, the Ideal insists on
bringing him to social functions, where the Haunted Man is dreaded
as a neurotic drag.)
In 2000, Haunted Man appeared in a webcomic on Dark Horse Comics'
website, and had one issue of a print comic published by Dark Horse,
too. Now, in 2001, he has his own domain, HauntedMan.com.