Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human technology user
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
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
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.
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.
No known connection to:
Bull's Gang 'o Mooks
Power Man and Iron Fist#55 (February, 1979)
Last updated: 12/03/02
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