Quick Kick

Real Name: Karl Moore

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Football player turned ninja killer

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Marco Sanzionare

Enemies: Michael Frazier, NFL SuperPro, Los Tiburones (street gang)

Base of Operations: Miami, Florida

First Appearance: NFL SuperPro#2 (November, 1991)

Powers/Abilities: He is very fast and very strong, and has great memory.

History: (NFL SuperPro#2 (fb))- In October of 1985 (which should be understood as six years before the story), Karl Moore was a player in Notre Dame University, along Phil Grayfield (who would one day be the NFL SuperPro). Grayfield was a better player, but argued with him about his improvisations. After the game, Grayfield was acclaimed, and left with his friends, but Moore just sat and obsessed about gameplays.

Karl Moore unsmasks himself

(NFL SuperPro#2)- Years later, Moore, now a psycho ninja called Quick Kick, along with some thugs, beat two men who worked for a community outreach program. One of the men was Michael Frazier, wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins-- which prompted the NFL SuperPro to investigate. The SuperPro "muscles out" the information that the gang Frazier was combating is "Los Tiburones" (The Sharks), a gang and his partner, Ken, discovered the FBI was also investigating. "Later, in the neighborhood dominated by Los Tiburones and their gang violence..." Quick Kick was rampaging through Los Tiburones, and finds out the arms shipment they stole is in a small airport outside Hallandale.

"Hours later at the Schulmann Airfield..." Quick Kick was trying to recover the arms for his boss, Mr. Sanzionare. When he got the guns, SuperPro confronted him (he discovered the Airport with former gang kids at Michael Frazier's community center). Quick Kick recognized SuperPro as his former team mate, and unmasked himself. The two fought, and Quick Kick tried to escape in the small plane with the cargo (which, SuperPro conjectured as being Havana-bound). One of the wings was damaged, however, and the plane crashed in the ocean, apparently killing Quick Kick.

Comments: Created by Fabian Nicieza, Jose Delbo and Mike de Carlo.

NFL SuperPro. The fact that this issue is readable -- and often enjoyable -- speaks volumes about Nicieza's capabilities as a writer. He manages to play it straight and not make us laugh at the characters. Still, NFL SuperPro... what was Marvel thinking?

During the first part of the issue, Phil "SuperPro" Grayfield repeatedly calls the character "Stu", but when he unmasks and reveals his face, SuperPro goes "Karl? KARL MOORE?" I thought it was funny that neither Nicieza nor the editor caught that screw-up.
--Grant Woosley

Profile by Cisco

Clarifications: Quick Kick should not be confused with:

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NFL SuperPro#2, Cover (main image)

p18, pan7 (head shot)

NFL Superpro#2 (November, 1991) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Jose Delbo (pencils), Mike DeCarlo (inks), Bob Budiansky (editor)

First Posted: 07/09/2002
Last updated: 08/01/2002

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