Who is He?

Dr. Deadbeat is a Trenchcoater (with possibly some mystical abilities and some secret knowledge of the way things really work.)

Most of his past is unknown. He made his first appearance in On the Deadbeat #1 (a Net.Trenchcoat Brigade series that got posted on the USENET newsgroup Rec.arts.comics.creative) helping a Drug Lord and eventually leading that same Drug Lord to his death. Coming back to America, he found a dying friend of his in his office who was attempting to warn him about something. He decided to investigate who killed his friend, but in the process found himself to have been taken to some Alternate Looniverse where he was a hero called Kid Deadbeat.

Years later, during Beige Countdown (A Legion of Net.Heroes series (also posted on the same USENET group)), the Dvandom Stranger freed Dr. Deadbeat who was still trapped in that Looniverse and recruited him for the job of finding 58.5 trenchcoaters to help Occultism Kid in a spell that would stop the Bryttle Brothers during Beige Midnight. But during his mission, Dr. Deadbeat and GrimSloth became sick of recruiting trenchcoaters and they both decided to just get the hell out of the Looniverse and go to another one before it was too late. The Alternate Looniverse they said they were going to was the Naughty Teenage Babes Looniverse.

A character claiming to be him popped up in the Ripping Off King Arthur #38 strip.  For some reason he seemed to be interested in Max Ruetra and told Max that this world was doomed.  He also claimed to have been hired by Pope Lizardsaurus for his expertise in the Science of Ripoffology to make sure that Lizardsaurus’s Great Ripping Off King Arthur Webcomic Project was ‘up to snuff science wise’.


Cynical bastard that kind of treats everything like a joke.

Powers and Abilities

Manipulating People and something that involves Wooden Shield Jokes.


Wears a grubby beige trenchcoat with various stains and has ‘Stolen From Club Med’ written on the back of it.  Always has a cigarette in his mouth.

Character History

Back when I was a sophomore in High School, I used to play this Multi-Player DnD game called Avatar (which was on this Educational Nework called Novanet).  Dr. Deadbeat was the name I gave the Warlock character I was playing.

I revamped the character for the Net.Trencoat Brigade Imprint (a spinoff of the Legion of Net.Heroes — but instead of superhero parodies — this was more of a Vertigo character parody thing).  So, he became this John Constantine type bastard character.