Sandman - Wesley Dodds

Sandman (Wesley Dodds)


Prophetic Dreams: Due to an encounter with the entity known as Dream, Wesley Dodds possessed the power of prophetic dreaming. His dreams often came to him as cryptic, ambiguous visions, but Wes' keen intellect enabled him to properly interpret them. Through an unknown process, Wes passed on this power to his former ward, Sanderson Hawkins upon the moment of his own death.

Decelerated Aging: He also gained incredible youth and vitality after the battle with Ian Karkull.


Genius Intellect

Martial Artist

Criminology: Wesley Dodds possessed a sharp intellect and was a brilliant detective.

Chemistry: He was also a talented chemist, creating the sedative vapours in his weaponry as well the sand-like substance used to transform Sandy the Golden Boy

Inventor: Wes was also a talented inventor. Creating his wirepoon and the Silicoid Gun - a weapon ultimately responsible for transforming Sandy the Golden Boy into a Silicon-based lifeform.

As a hobby, Wes enjoyed reading, writing, poetry, origami and philosophy.

Strength level

In the early years of his career, Wesley Dodds possessed the strength level of a man who engaged in moderate regular exercise. By 1942, he realized that the threats he faced demanded more physical discipline, and he became an able-bodied hand-to-hand combatant. As he grew older, his strength level diminished in relative proportion to his age.


WWI Gas Mask: The Sandman used a World War I era gas mask to protect himself from the effects of his own sleeping gas.

Wirepoon: He also made use of a specially designed wire-poon gun, which fired a length of thin, steel cable.


In the early days of his career, the Sandman drove a black 1938 Plymouth Coupe. The car was enhanced with various features to aid Wes in his crusade against crime. Should an adversary attempt to pursue the Sandman, Wes could pull a switch on the dashboard of his car, which released the detachable rear bumper. The interior of the bumper was lined with barbed spikes - ideal for tearing the tires of any vehicle attempting to follow him.


Gas Gun: The Sandman's only known weapon was his gas gun, a handheld device fitted with cartridges containing concentrated sleeping gas. Pressing the trigger on the gun released a cloud of green dust rendering all within the Sandman's immediate vicinity unconscious. An upgraded cannister dispenser for the gun was provided for him by his close friend and confidante, Lee Travis. Wes was also known to conceal smaller knockout gas capsules in a hollow heel on his shoe. These proved ideal when placed in situations where his gas gun was not readily available.