BULL

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human technology user

Occupation: Criminal

Group Membership: Leader of a small gang (or two) of criminals

Affiliations: Taggy the Taggart Tiger

Enemies: Captain America (Steve Rogers), Iron Fist, Edwin Jarvis,
Power Man (Cage)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Boss

Base of Operations: Manhattan, New York

First Appearance: Tales of Suspense I#59/2 (November, 1964)

Powers/Abilities: None. Bull is of above average strength and intelligence, and is a reasonably skilled fighter. He fancies himself a master strategist, and takes his name from his habit of charging others and butting them with his head.
Bull is backed by a small gang, some of whom wear various types of exo-skeletons or carry weapons such as handguns, flame throwers, gas cylinders, laser blasters, and portable bazookas. On one occasion, to combat Iron Fist, they dusted their costumes with explosive powder, so that if he used the Iron Fist against them, he might kill everyone present.

History:
Bull came to lead a gang of criminals in Manhattan.

(Tales of Suspense I#59/2) - Figuring that Captain America represented the weak link in the Avengers, Bull convinced his gang to wait until Cap was the only one on duty at Avengers Mansion, and then ambush him and raid Tony Stark's inventions. The next time Cap was on duty, Bull's gang stormed the mansion, taking Jarvis prisoner in the process. They encountered Cap and managed to graze him with a bullet, stunning him enough so that the gang member in the exo-skeleton could knock him out.
They then tied Cap up and proceeded to loot the vault, but, of course, Captain America got free. Now prepared, Captain America began to whittle down Bull's forces, knocking out the guy with the flame-thrower (by smacking it against his head), the guy in the exo-skeleton (Judo toss--remove helmet--punch in face), and the rest of the gang over the course of a minute or two. Bull then charged Cap and knocked him off balance, but Cap quickly regained his composure and knocked out Bull with two punches.

 

 

(Power Man and Iron Fist#55) - Bull and his gang (or perhaps a new gang) sought to steal the Fantasticar from its exhibit in the New York Auto Show. Knowing that the show included Power Man and Iron Fist, working for Borman Motors, Bull sought to create a diversion. They cut the links in the chain (Bull was keen on chain links) on Taggy the Taggart Tiger (the mascot for Taggart motors), and drugged it to cause it to go berserk. However, the two Heroes for Hire subdued Taggy before he could do any damage or cause a distraction for any length of time.
The next day, part of his gang (including "Exo-skeleton Guy" and our old friend "Mr. Flamethrower") attacked Power Man and Iron Fist directly. As the two heroes were occupied defeating their attackers, the rest of the gang cut a hole through the floor from below the Fantasticar, causing it to drop into their waiting flatbed truck. Power Man grabbed the back of the truck, stopping it from taking off, but Bull fired shots into the nearby crowd, forcing him to let go of the truck. Iron Fist leapt onto the truck and grabbed Bull in a headlock, but his Kung Fu training failed to save him from a monkey wrench to the back of the head from another gang member. However, the distraction allowed Power Man to board the truck, punch out a few of the gang, and fly off with the Fantasticar (which he had learned to pilot during his brief sojourn with the FF, @ Fantastic Four I#168-170). Bull and the driver of the truck tried to escape, but Luke ran them off the road in the F-Car, and the cops soon arrived and took 'em away.

Comments: Created by Stan "The Man" Lee and Jack "King" Kirby.

Maybe Bull's underling "Mr. Flamethrower" went on to work freelance and became Flame Thrower.
--John Kaminski

CLARIFICATIONS:
No known connection to:


Bull's Gang 'o Mooks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Other appearances:
Power Man and Iron Fist#55 (February, 1979)


Last updated: 12/03/02

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