CORKSCREW

Real Name: Timmy Glenn

Identity/Class: Human mutant

Occupation: X-Statix tryout

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Spike Freeman, X-Statix (Anarchist/Tike Alicar, Dead Girl/Moonbeam, Orphan/Guy Smith, Phat/Billy Bob Reilly, Venus Dee Milo/Dee Milo, Vivisector/Myles Alfred);
    Formerly Doop

Enemies: Doop, Mutalien (Shane McNichols), Nightvoid (Joshua McMahan)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed

First Appearance: X-Statix I#1 (September, 2002)

Powers/Abilities: Corkscrew's body appeared to be composed of a metallic substance and he could transform his fingertips into metal strands which he tended to whip around, creating a "drill" effect.

His mutation left Corkscrew mentally unstable, causing him to have paranoid and sociopathic tendencies.

Height: 5'11" (by approximation)
Weight: 170 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: No visible irises
Hair: Silver

History: (X-Statix I#1 (fb) - BTS) - When Timmy Glenn's mutant powers manifested, he was left mentally unstable but nonetheless attempted to tryout for the celebrity X-Statix team under the codename Corkscrew.

(X-Statix I#1) - X-Statix visited their farm teams to look for a new recruit to replace the deceased U-Go Girl and they witnessed Corkscrew, a tryout for X-Statix, battling Mutalien and Nightvoid. Kicking Mutalien aside, Corkscrew turned his attention toward Nightvoid, killing Nightvoid by spinning his fingertips around and drilling into his chest despite the attempt to end the battle by the Orphan. As Nightvoid's corpse was carried off the training grounds, the Orphan asked what they should do about Corkscrew and X-Statix team owner Spike Freeman informed the team that Corkscrew qualified as "Code X," meaning that his mutant gene had made him mentally unstable. Spike then assured X-Statix that their cameraman Doop would take care of Corkscrew.

(X-Statix I#1/2) - Taken out in the woods by Doop and told the trip was something about Code X, Corkscrew, unaware of what Code X was, assumed he was led into the woods because he was a strong contender for X-Statix and that the trip was an initiative test. Filming himself, Corkscrew witnessed a group of wild (?) horses and briefly became paranoid that the horses were following him. The next morning, Corkscrew woke to find Doop gone and was spooked by one of the horses. When Doop returned, Corkscrew grew annoyed at the silent Doop and ran off on his own to find a way back to civilization, only to became tangled in tree roots hours later. Doop later found and freed Corkscrew, who returned to camp increasingly paranoid. Eventually thinking he heard laughter and that X-Statix was messing with him, Corkscrew went nuts and slaughtered the horses. Overhearing the commotion, Doop checked on Corkscrew, who was sitting shirtless in a field regretting the horse slaughter and when Doop approached, Corkscrew realized Doop was carrying an axe and panicked. Doop then hacked Corkscrew to bits with the axe, smiling before turning off Corkscrew's camera.

Comments: Created by Peter Milligan and Michael Allred.

His real name was revealed in Doop's profile in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z HC Vol. 3.

Profile by Proto-Man.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Corkscrew should not be confused with:


images: (without ads)
X-Statix I#1, p15, pan1 (Corkscrew, main image)
X-Statix I#1, p24, pan3 (Corkscrew, headshot)


Appearances:
X-Statix I#1 (September, 2002) - "Good Omens, Part One: Edie Sawyer Saved My Life" story - Peter Milligan (writer), Michael Allred (art), Axel Alonso (editor); "Code X" story - Peter Milligan (writer), Darwyn Cooke (art), Axel Alonso (editor)


First Posted: 11/10/2003
Last updated: 10/04/2019

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