SANGRE

Real Name: Julia Concepcion

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Police officer, vigilante

Group Membership: NYPD

Affiliations: Eric Masterson, Joey Greves

Enemies: Thunderstrike, Code: BLUE, Armand Pelps, Gerrins, Carl Washington

Known Relatives: Mrs. Concepcion (mother), unnamed son (deceased)

Aliases: "Blood" (english translation of her code-name)

Base of Operations: New York City

First Appearance: Thunderstrike#3 (December, 1993)

Powers/Abilities: Sangre possesses no superhuman abilities. She is equipped with various weaponry, relying mainly upon her sniper rifle. She also carries a gas gun and bolos, and her costume can be easily altered to appear as normal clothing; it also helps disguise her gender.

 

 

History: The full details behind Sangre's past are unrevealed. It was hinted that her son was the victim of a pedophile, and was presumably killed by this predator. Although still a dedicated police officer, Concepcion donned the costume of Sangre to assassinate dealers of child pornography, pedophiles, and anyone else who did harm to children.

As she began to kill members of a pornography ring, the police became aware of her actions, having earlier mistaken her killings as being performed by the Punisher.

(Thunderstrike#3)- The most recent member of the pornography ring was Gerrins, a substitue teacher. As Sangre, she assassinated him in the schoolyard, leaving behind the message, "Sangre means blood!"

The super-hero Thunderstrike became involved in the investigation because his son was a student at Gerrins' school, and he and Code: BLUE arrived at the scene of Sangre's latest attempt-- Aramand Pelps, the school district supervisor. Thunderstrike opposed Sangre's attempted assassination, and was able to deflect the bullet she fired by blocking it with his mace. Pelps was arrested, but Sangre escaped into the crowd, switching her costume into normal wear, unnoticed by all-- save the Punisher, who decided she bore observing.

 

(Thunderstrike#11)- In her duties as a police officer, Concepcion dealt with Kevin Masterson, who had been accidentally shot by a fellow classmate, Joey Greves. She met Kevin's father, Eric, unaware she had earlier fought him in his identity of Thunderstrike. As Sangre, she made a point of tracking down Carl Washington, the man who had sold Joey his gun. Her killing of Washington was witnessed by the vigilante Bloodaxe, who had also been pursuing Washington. Like the Punisher, Bloodaxe was fascinated by Sangre, and did not reveal her presence.

(Civil War: Battle Damage Report) - Tony Stark considered Sangre as a potential Initiative recruit.

Comments: Created by Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz.

Anyone else think we need a Sangre-Scourge-Punisher-Stained Glass Scarlet free-for-all?

Sangre's skin was mistakenly colored white instead of hispanic in Thunderstrike#11.

Sangre's full story remains untold; presumably, DeFalco & Frenz would have returned to her had the Thunderstrike series continued. I found it interesting that Masterson and Concepcion met in their civilian identities in#11, and tended to agree with one another philosphically, whereas they were in opposition as Thunderstrike and Sangre in#3.

Sangre's list of victims in her assault upon the pornography ring read as follows:

Lee
Liefeld
McFarlene
Larsen
Murray
Simpson
Gerrins

DeFalco's resentment towards the Image founders should be obvious. So, the next time someone asks you what happened to Todd McFarlene's Marvel Universe counterpart, you know the answer.

by Prime Eternal

CLARIFICATIONS:
Sangre should not be confused with:


Appearances:
Thunderstrike#3 (December, 1993) - Tom DeFalco & Ron Frenz (writers), Ron Frenz (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Thunderstrike#11 (August, 1994) - Tom DeFalco & Ron Frenz (writers), Keith Pollard (pencils), Sandu Florea (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Civil War: Battle Damage Report (2007)


Last updated: 10/06/02

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