Sandman (Marvel Comics)

Sandman
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Sandman
Art by Mark Bagley
Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
First appearanceThe Amazing Spider-Man #4 (September 1963)
Created byStan Lee
Steve Ditko
In-story information
Alter egoWilliam Baker
SpeciesHuman mutate
Place of originQueens, New York
Team affiliationsSinister Six
Frightful Four
Avengers
Wild Pack
Enforcers
Outlaws
Intruders
Notable aliasesFlint Marko, Sylvester Mann, the Quarryman
Abilities
  • Size and mass manipulation
  • Shapeshifting
  • Earth manipulation
  • Superhuman strength, durability and endurance
  • Density control
  • Flight (in sandstorm form)

The Sandman (William Baker, a.k.a. Flint Marko) is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. A shapeshifter endowed through an accident with the ability to turn himself into sand, he started out as a recurring adversary to the superhero Spider-Man, but has been slowly redeemed over time, eventually becoming an antihero. The Sandman has also been an enemy of the Fantastic Four, and a founding member of the supervillain team, the Sinister Six.

The character has been adapted into various other media incarnations of Spider-Man, including films, television series, and video games. In live-action, he was portrayed by Thomas Haden Church in Spider-Man 3 (2007) and the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021). A creature based on the "Sandman" appeared in the MCU film Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019), which was actually an illusion created by a series of drones operated by Mysterio. In 2009, the Sandman was ranked as IGN's 72nd Greatest Comic Book Villain of All Time.[1]

  1. ^ Sandman is number 72 Archived December 31, 2013, at the Wayback Machine IGN. Retrieved 10–05–09.

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