Mineral Body: He can transform his body into sand-like particles under his direct control. He has an Amazing ability to reform his body at will and has the following abilities:
Hammers do Amazing damage
Incredible Material cages
“Phasing” through openings with Remarkable ease
Armor Skin: Amazing vs physical attacks and Incredible vs most energy attacks
Sandblast: Incredible Force, 2 areas
Molecular Conversion: Amazing ability to transform sand into his special form.
Healing: Up to half his damage per day
Heat and flame based attacks fuse his body into glass.
Incredible Intensity winds tear his body into helpless particles.
Water-based lifeforms or powers of Monstrous rank turn the Sandman into a mindless sludge.
Frightful Four, Wizard, Spiderman, Silver Sable
Baker was a bully and a braggart growing up, and became involved with small-time crime after high school, which soon landed him in prison. During his imprisonment, his fiancée left him, and when he finally broke out, he laid on a beach to rest. A nuclear experiment went awry, altering Baker’s physiognomy to merge with the sand on the beach. As the Sandman, Baker embarked on a crime spree, only to be stopped by Spider-Man. Sandman continued his life of crime, however, and often fought Spider-Man as well as teaming up with various villains, such as the Frightful Four.
During an ill-fated team up with Hydro-man, the two villains merged into a mindless mud creature, although they soon recovered. Sandman was shaken by the experience, and in an encounter with Fantastic Four member, the Thing, he convinced Baker to give up his criminal career. Sandman fought hard to clear his name, and one of the heroes to first give him a chance was the mercenary Silver Sable, who allowed Sandman join her short-term super team, the Outlaws, as well as to become a valued member of her Wild Pack. (Sandman seems to have developed an unrequited crush on Sable.) At one point, Sandman accepted an offer to become an Avenger, and participated on a couple of missions only to soon leave them, not feeling accepted in their number. Recently, Sandman, on orders from Silver Sable, helped Spider-Man return home from Europe while teaming up on a mission. The two seemed to have come to terms with their history, and remain allies.