Real Name: David Pennant
Identity/Class: Human technology user; English citizen (see comments)
Occupation: A.I.M. Agent / Industrial Spy
Group Membership: A.I.M.
Enemies: Iron Fist (Daniel Rand), Oracle Inc.
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Mobile
in this story: HQ of Oracle Inc. in New York City
First Appearance: Marvel Comics Presents I#137/4 (late September, 1993)
Powers/Abilities: None. He used following A.I.M. technologies and
weapons at work.
History: (Marvel Comics Presents I#137/4 - BTS) - Nothing is known about the past of the Highwayman except that he was an A.I.M. Agent.
(Marvel Comics Presents I#137/4) - He was sent out by A.I.M. to steal the Cogmium Steel from Oracle Incorporated. Highwayman crashed through a window with his mechanical steed at a midnight conclave of Oracle Inc. and demanded the Cogmium Steel. He shot at a woman at Oracle Inc., angering Iron Fist. Highwayman explained that his flintlock was designed by A.I.M. in a way that women were spared from its full power. Highwayman used his expandable net to pack up as many of the Cogmium Steel blocks as possible. He acted like a real gentleman and gave a handkerchief to the lady he hit before as something to remember him by. Iron Fist attacked the Highwayman who used a block of Cogmium Steel which immediately morphed into its original form of a dumbbell. Iron Fist took one hit and then kicked it out of Highwayman's hand. The villain now tried to use his flintlock again and told Iron Fist that it wouldn't spare him, but Iron Fist just punched it out of Highwayman's hand too. Highwayman didn't want to continue the fight and jumped onto his mechanical steed with the net full of Cogmium Steel blocks. He flew out of the building, but Iron Fist jumped after him and held onto the steed. Highwayman used two laser pistols which were hid in his sleeves and tried to shoot Iron Fist down from the steed, but it didn't work. Suddenly a block of Cogmium Steel jumped out of the net and broke a pistol. It morphed into a garbage can which Iron Fist used to block Highwayman's attacks with his rapier. The rapier broke on the garbage can and Iron Fist put the garbage can over the head of Highwayman. He shifted his weight on the steed in a different way and it crashed into Central Park. Iron Fist jumped off with Highwayman before the crash and landed on him. Highwayman was defeated and arrested afterwards by the Oracle Security.
Comments: Created by Joey Cavalieri and James Blackburn
The idea of him being an English citizen came from his challenge to a Marquis of Queensbury bout against Iron Fist and the way he dressed also screamed "I'm an English gentleman".
Or else he patterned himself after the stereotypical English gentleman. - Loki
I don't know if Highwayman was an average human being. His red eyes, blue skin and talons on his fingertips tell me that he wasn't a mere human at all. Probably he was an Atlantean bastard or his mother was an elf. It could also be that he liked to add some spooky unnatural stuff to his funny outfit.
I have no clue who the woman could've been that Highwayman hit at the beginning of the story. Phoebe Marrs? Colleen Wing? Ms. O'Connor? Xena? Carrie Alexander? I really don't know! The look just didn't fit for anybody. Most likely Phoebe Marrs with wrong colored hair.
Highwayman's real name was revealed in Marvel Atlas#1.
Highwayman has no known connections to
Cogmium Steel has no known connections to
Congium Steel was invented by the scientists of Oracle Inc. as a metal with a memory. Products consisting of Cogmium Steel were easy to transport or store because they were all morphed into small blocks (they fit in a palm) after manufacture. The products morphed themselves back into the shape of manufacture when needed. Iron Fist and Highwayman were both impressed by the fast reconstitution of the Cogmium Steel blocks.
--Marvel Comics Presents I#137/4
Highwayman body shot: Marvel Comics Presents I#137, p12, pan7
Highwayman head shot: Marvel Comics Presents I#137, p10, pan3
Cogmium Steel: Marvel Comics Presents I#137, p10, pan2
Marvel Comics Presents I#137 (September, 1993) - Joey Cavalieri (writer), James Blackburn (artist), Richard Ashford (editor)
Last updated: 09/19/04
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