Claims: He can kill men, change the weather, and impregnate women with his grand cyberpiano. Metropolis authorities believe him.
First seen in: the Oscar Micheaux jazz epic Keys to Sunrise (1938); the Hitchcock film The Piano Behind the Door (1954); and the gospel musical Swinging on Sunday (1963)
Notable Achievements: His playing in a Harlem saloon inspired Ralph Ellison to go home and write the very first lines of Invisible Man. In 2315, his jazz combo played the Modern Jazz Quartet’s composition “Pyramid” for the alien general Xyprr Gaaba and thereby convinced him not to destroy the planet Earth.
Invented: The flirtatious slang line “Do Fries Go With That Shake?”
Word on the street: MDC officials are investigating widespread reports that Mr. Brown is not only time traveling illegally, but also a werewolf. Copious amounts of fur and other suspicious canine materials were found in his Sweet Falls apartment in Metropolis — and there were no alien wampas or pets in sight. In addition, surveillance recordings from his apartment seem to indicate that someone was howling while playing Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.”
Hats and Superpowers: Music Director, The ArchOrchestra. Author, The Harmonic Life: Finding Heaven Through Sound
Hellwinter Notes: According to The Daily Horos, the MDC has released a limited supply of silver bullets to investigating agents.