Josiah Torrent (Character)

Josiah Torrent

Created by: Bob Hall

1st appearance: Shadowman #20,  1993

Nationality: American

Team Affiliations: None

Legal Status: Unknown

Weight: 220 lbs    Height: 6’

Eyes: Brown        Hair: Black

Relatives: Jack Boniface/Shadowman (Son)

Skills and abilities: Prolific preacher.

Powers: He had power over snakes- to command and control them. After his resurrection he had superhuman strength.


Preacher who had power over snakes. Shadowman’s mother met him after her betrothal to Mr. Boniface. After watching him handle the snakes and preach she was drawn to his power, they had sex. When Boniface found out the two fought. Josiah beat him something fierce. Boniface got his friends and then beat Josiah to death and kept it a secret.

Years later he was resurrected by Darque and sent to execute his killers and reveal to shadowman that he was his biological father. This event caused Shadowman to end up working for Darque to save his mother’s life.


I'm a Caribbean born Lecturer, Multidisciplinary specialist/Androgogue/Philosophical Pedagogue; with backgrounds in Philosophy, Social Studies and Geography; founder/CEO of World of Black Heroes, freelance writer and all around comic book geek. I enjoy a good book, video games, movies and most of all fatherhood. Written credits include work for where my writing inspired the music compiliation "Kindah" available in multiple languages on Itunes, The Caribbean Journal of Education, The University of the west indies, Comicvine, Independent comics etc.

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