Fadeaway Man

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Fadeaway Man
Fadeaway Man from Brave and the Bold #186,
artist Jim Aparo
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Detective Comics # 479 (September 1978)
Created by Len Wein (writer)
Rich Buckler (artist)
In-story information
Alter ego Anton Lamont
Team affiliations Secret Society of Super Villains
Abilities Teleportation via the Cloak of Cagliostro
Access to a hidden weapons storehouse

The Fadeaway Man is a DC Comics supervillain and a recurring foe to Hawkman. He first appeared in Detective Comics #479, (September 1978) and was created by Len Wein and Rich Buckler.

Fictional character biography[edit]

While cataloguing the collection of 18th century occultist Cagliostro, art history professor Anton Lamont comes across the ancient occultist's legendary conjure cloak. This garment is supposedly possessed with great mystical power. Lamont quickly deduces the means to operate the cloak and embarks on a criminal career.

When Midway Museum curators Carter and Shiera Hall return from a long vacation, they find that Fadeaway Man has taken their places as interim leader and is attempting to loot the museum. In their aliases of Hawkman and Hawkgirl, they defeat him, but he escapes using his conjure-cloak.

Months later, Anton resurfaces in Gotham City, where he attempts to auction off a sarcophagus to the highest bidder. He is defeated by Hawkman and Batman, and although captured, takes his cloak with him to prison.

Shortly before Infinite Crisis, Lamont joins the Society in Villains United # 1. In Hawkman # 37-45, as a member of the Society, he orchestrates a failed plan consisting of assembling some of Hawkman's foes in order to kill the winged hero.

Powers and abilities[edit]

Fadeaway Man has no superpowers but he possesses the Cloak of Cagliostro (Cali-o's-tro) which provides access to another dimension, granting him the power of teleportation. He also has access to a hidden storehouse of weapons he has acquired over time.

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