The reason for his prophetic visions is explained as him being embodied with a small portion of Dream's essence. However, when these expressions of female-hating come out of the mouths of these fictional beautiful boys, readers hear a dissonant note, and have their attention drawn thereby to the position that women are forced to occupy in society, whether they like it or not. As with Lucifer's appearance in The Brave and the Boldhe looked more like a traditional devil, but was identified as an incubus: As 'Gilbert', Fiddler's Green accompanied Rose Walker to find her brother Jed, and gave her the means by which to summon Dream to rescue her from danger; and thereafter returned to the Dreaming. Under the guise of running a school for flower arranging, the protagonist of this story targets more than eight hundred beautiful women for his macabre murders. Eve lives in a cave in the Dreaming, and is often accompanied by Dream's raven. Along the way, this Gotham odd couple begins to bond-could there be a new bird joining the Bat-Family?
Once Rose rescues him, he is revealed in The Wake to have become close to her.
While the adults of the school are preoccupied with the dead spirits who came back into their own lives, Charles is tortured and killed by three dead boys who used to go to the same school. Jed Walker. Teenager turned super-hero Billy Batson struggles to balance school and superheroics!
The host that was first presented in a framing sequence by scribe Marv Wolfman and artist Bernie Wrightson would provide endless creative material for Neil Gaiman's The Sandman series decades later.