Real Name: Rico Lazar

Identity/Class: Human, mutate

Occupation: Boxer

Group Membership: Power Broker Inc.

Affiliations: Armando Aviles, Cruz, Dr. Karl Malus

Enemies: Bantam, Captain America, Manuel Torres

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Hammerhand Lazar

Base of Operations: Miami, Florida

First Appearance: Captain America Annual I#12 (1993)

Powers/Abilities: Hammerhand received superhuman strength and durability from the Power Broker treatment.

History: (Captain America Annual I#12)- Rico Lazar was assigned by Armando Aviles to face Manuel Torres in the ring, knowing that Lazar's superhuman strength would make quick work of Torres, and draw out his friend Roberto Velasquez. Torres was badly injured, and sent to the hospital.

(Captain America Annual I#12/2)- When Torres contacted Captain America, Lazar forced him to remain silent. Although Torres did as Lazar asked, he killed Torres anyway because Captain America was now involved.

Later, Hammerhand fought Bantam and Captain America when they raided the Power Broker Inc.'s Miami base. He attempted to get both Cruz and Dr. Malus to safety, but Bantam defeated him in battle and turned him over to the authorities.

Comments: Created by Mark Gruenwald, David Wohl, M.C. Wyman and Charles Barnett III.

by Prime Eternal

Hammerhand should not be confused with:

Cruz inherited Armando Aviles' position as liaison to Power Broker Inc., and had received the augmentation process himself, granting him superhuman strength and durability. Cruz was defeated by Captain America.

--Captain America Annual I#12/2

Images taken from:
Captain America Annual I#12, page 12, panel 6
Captain America Annual I#12, page 36, panel 3

First Posted: 07/24/2004 Last updated: 07/24/2004

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