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Brute and his associate Glob are nightmares created by the dream lord Morpheus.

Following Morpheus' disappearance, Brute and Glob found themselves at a loose end and created a realm of their own, the 'Dream Stream', in the unconscious mind of a young boy named Jed, drawing a scientist named Garrett Sanford into the dream and making him believe (apparently for their own amusement) he was a superhero called the Sandman and that they were his servants. When Sanford died, they replaced him as the Sandman with the disembodied spirit of Hector Hall, formerly the Silver Scarab. Eventually, Morpheus returned to punish his wayward servants and Brute was returned to the Dreaming.

Waking the Sandman

Brute, along with Glob escaped their punishment at some point and brainwashed Sanderson Hawkins into becoming the new Sandman after a battle with Mordru put Hawkins into a limbo state with part of his mind stuck in the Dreaming. Hawkins was later saved by the JSA and after a battle with Doctor Fate and Fury, Brute and Glob were imprisoned once again.[1]

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  • Although this character was originally introduced during DC's Earth-One era of publication, their existence following the events of the 1985–86 limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths remains intact. However, some elements of the character's Pre-Crisis history may have been altered or removed for Post-Crisis New Earth continuity, and should be considered apocryphal.
  • Although Brute was created prior to the formation of DC Comics' Vertigo imprint, he has been retroactively placed into the Vertigo family of characters.



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This character exists under the Vertigo Imprint which is intended for Mature Readers.Their continuity takes place within the context of Vertigo titles although they may cross over into regular DC continuity.