Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human, advanced technology user; possibly of South American origin

Occupation: Mercenary

Affiliations: agent of Kingpin and Teng Yun-Suan; leader of a group of mercenaries including Noise, Quota, Stealth, and Zapper; supported by the United States government, specifically the CIA

Enemies: Agent; SHIELD (Nick Fury); revolutionaries of Costa Bravo; former government of Costa Brava

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: formerly Costa Brava, South America

First Appearance: Marvel Graphic Novel: The Agent (1989)

Powers/Abilities: Black Metal wore a suit of armor which granted him superhuman strength (Class 10?) and durability. It also enabled him to fly, project energy blasts, communicate electronically or via radio waves, see in the infra-red spectrum, and utilize other built-in equipment. It was rumored that Black Metal never removed the armor under any circumstances, so it may have been equipped with...plumping...and other such technology.

History: (Agent GN)fb)-BTS) - Black Metal's orgins are unknown. He was first seen in Brazil and was active for a few years in Central America

(Agent GN(fb)) - Black Metal was the leader of a group of mercenaries who were hired by Teng Yun-Suan to take over the country of Costa Brava and oust the right wing dictator. This was one of a number of such plots, funded by the Kingpin, as an effort to build numerous power bases across the world.

(Agent GN) -While the US government favored the deposing of the former dictatorship, Nick Fury and SHIELD recognized the larger plot in progress, and covertly dispatched Rick Mason, the Agent to Costa Brava.
Black Metal learned of Mason's involvement from his ally in the CIA after Mason had taken out two of his men, Noise and Zapper. His soldiers managed to capture Mason, and Black Metal personally supervised the initial phase of his torture. However, Mason escaped and rallied the rebels of Costa Brava against Black Metal and his soldiers. After defeating the rest of his operatives, Mason challenged Black Metal to a meeting. Black Metal chased Mason into a warehouse where he tracked Mason's heat signature, only to find it a trap, utilizing an electrically heated dummy. Mason then blew up the warehouse (packed with explosives, naturally)--Black Metal walked out of the explosion, but then collapsed, unconscious.

Comments: Created by James D. Hudnall and John Ridgway.

No reason to think Black Metal or any of his allies are dead.

No known connection to:


Last updated: 09/15/02

Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

All characters mentioned or pictured are ™  and 1941-2099 Marvel Characters, Inc. All Rights Reserved. If you like this stuff, you should check out the real thing!
Please visit The Marvel Official Site at:

Back to Characters