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The Black Hand

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Real Name
William Derek Hand
First Appearance
Green Lantern (Vol. 2) #29 (June, 1964)
John Broome, Gil Kane
Team Affiliations
Black Lantern Corps, Indigo Tribe, The Society, Underground Society
Dr. Wilbur Palm
Base of Operations
The Source Wall (currently)
Absorbs lifeforce energy from living creatures to recreate his destroyed hand.
Skills and Abilities
Scientific genius
Energy device, Black Lantern Ring

The Black Hand is a supervillain in the DC Universe and an enemy of the Green Lantern.


After being subject to alien experiments, William Hand discovered he could absorb the energy and life force of anything around him, which he used to become the criminal, The Black Hand.


William Derek Hand was born to parents (names unrevealed) in Coastville, California and was raised with his three brothers Joe, David and Peter. William was bullied by his brothers and became the black sheep of the family, making him decide to distance himself from them as he grew older. He turned to a life of crime, as a response to his brother's success in legitimate business.