Black Lung appears as a muscular man with coal-dark skin. If one looks closely one can see a fine mist of black dust surrounding him at all times.
He can concentrate and cause his body to become as hard as coal. He can also generate and project clouds and bursts of coal particles.
Darrell DeWitt was the oldest of seven children, born to poor coal miners in DeWitt, Kentucky. It was believed he perished in a mine collapse, but seven days later this mysterious, coal-crusted figure emerged.
Never straying far from the mine, Darrell became the family’s guardian, protecting them from trespassers and delivering buckets of coal, for burning and selling.