Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human technology user
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Former agent of
former ally of Shades and Commanche
Enemies: Misty Knight;
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: Gadget Man
Base of Operations: New York City
First Appearance: Luke Cage, Hero for Hire#2 (August, 1972)
Powers/Abilities: Gadget is a genius, able to design a variety of advanced weapons, etc. He is apparently severely vision-impaired, requiring thick glasses.
(Power Man#49 (fb) - BTS) - Gadget was hired by Willis Stryker, Diamondback. As insurance against Willis ever turning against him, Gadget secretly videotaped Stryker's activities, including his planting two kilograms of uncut heroin in Carl Lucas' (Cage)apartment.
(Hero for Hire#2) - Gadget designed the weapons for Diamondback.
(Power Man#49 (fb) - BTS) - Gadget was hired by Bushmaster, and he shared that he had tapes of Stryker's activities.
(Power Man#49 (fb)) - With Bushmaster, Gadget gave proof of the tapes to Cage, offering to give them to him in exchange for Cage kidnapping Misty Knight for him.
(Power Man#49) - Cage turned against Bushmaster and foiled his plans, but Misty Knight captured Gadget and coerced him into handing over the tapes to Cage.
(Power Man & Iron Fist#60 (fb) BTS) - Gadget turned in the evidence that cleared Luke Cage in exchange for amnesty from prosecution. Soon afterwards he set himself up in business as a freelance bomb-maker, and sold some bombs to Farouk, leader of a group of Halwani terrorists. Farouk used them to blow up the Ducal Cellar Restaurant, then returned to Gadget and bought additional explosives.
(Power Man & Iron Fist#60) - Having been unfortunately present when the bomb went off, Iron Fist's ex-terrorist friend Alan Cavenaugh came under suspicion for the blast. With Alan, Luke Cage visited his informant Blind Toby, who directed him to Gadget; the scared bomb-maker readily told Cage and Cavenaugh where Farouk's base was.
(Power Man & Iron Fist#67) - When Power Man was kidnapped, Iron Fist, D.W. Griffith, Misty Knight and Colleen Wing pounded the streets looking for information. Among the many individuals they questioned was Gadget; apparently assuming they suspected him, Gadget told them he wasn't suicidal, and had learned his lesson not to mess with Power Man.
Comments: Created by Archie Goodwin, George Tuska, and Billy Graham.
Thanks to Loki for adding Power Man & Iron Fist#60 & 67.
Profile by Snood.
No known connection to:
GADGETS - creations of Machinesmith, sealed
inside of Baron Strucker robot, sent to monitor Dragon Man,
release sonic pulses
--Captain America I#248
any other gadgets
Hero for Hire#2, p10, panel 4;
Power Man#49, p31, panel 3
Hero for Hire#2 (August, 1972) - Archie Goodwin (writer), George Tuska (pencils), Billy Graham (inks), Stan Lee (editor)
Power Man#49 (February, 1978) - Chris Claremont (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Dan Green (inks), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Power Man & Iron Fist#60 (December, 1979) - Mary Jo Duffy (writer), Marie Severin (pencils), Steve Leialoha (inks), Roger Stern (editor)
Power Man & Iron Fist#67 (February, 1981) - Bob Layton (plot), Mary Jo Duffy (writer/plot), Kerry Gammill (pencils), Ricardo Villamonte (inks), Denny O'Neil (editor)
Last updated: 08/30/04
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