Real Name: General Selbert (first name unrevealed)

Identity/Class: Human, military strategist

Occupation: United State Army, One of the directors of Project: Glamor

Group Membership: Project: Glamor

Affiliations: Harris (agent), Jina (secretary)

Enemies: Senator Miller, Senator Wycombe and Mickey Ditillio
former allies, later enemies: Col. Jody Choate (Steel); Demon, Lloyd Zahner (Corndog), and Monteiro (Taco Bell)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Brass

Base of Operations: Washington, DC

First Appearance: Marvel Comics Presents#1/2 (September, 1988)

Powers: None. General Selbert is presumably trained in armed and unarmed combat by the US Army. He is a skilled military strategist. He prefers to direct operations of others rather than use a hands on approach, although he is willing to do so if necessary.

History: General Selbert's past is unrevealed. At some point he became involved with the covert Project: Glamor, an operation dedicated to re-creating the super soldier serum originally designed by Dr. Theodore Sallis. Selbert, codenamed Brass, along with Lt. Col. Jody Choate (aka Steel), was one of the high-ranking directors of the Project. The Project funneled illicit funds gained from drug and arms sales into the Freedom Science Studies Institute, which used unwilling human test subjects (obtained by the project).

Selbert was called in to testify in front of a US Congressional committee investigating the Project by Senator Wilbur Wycombe. Selbert had the original head researcher at the Freedom Science Studies Institute (FSSI), Dr. Railsback (aka Brew), replaced when he failed to produce a single surviving test subject. Selbert also had Railsback's successor, Dr. McDonald (aka Lime), make Railsback the next subject to prevent him from exposing the FSSI's activities. Railsback was a success, but was hideously mutated, and vowed vengeance on Selbert and McDonald.

Investigative reporter, Mickey Ditillio (aka Rodent), succeeded in persuading two former members of the Project, Demon III and Zahner (aka Corndog), to detail the entire operation to him. In an effort to prevent the story from going public, Selbert personally kidnapped Ditillio's girlfriend, Lyssa, and traveled to Casagata, Florida. Selbert's agent, Harris, shot Demon III and dumped her in the swamp to die, although not without a fight. Railsback then arrived, having broken free from the FSSI and tracked Selbert down, and slaughtered both Selbert and Harris.

Comments: Created by Steve Gerber and Tom Sutton.

Selbert had a much darker complexion at the start of the series than at its conclusion.

Clarifications: Brass has no connection to:

  • Brass: aka Sean Watanabe, who assisted Wolverine and Ghost Rider/Ketch, @ Marvel Comics Presents#66
  • Brass: the large robot controlled by Morgan Stark as part of the team, Stockpile, @ Iron Man I#330

images: (without ads)
Marvel Comics Presents#6, p9, pan1 (main image)

#1, p13, pan2 (head shot)

Other appearances:
Marvel Comics Presents#2 (September, 1988) - Steve Gerber (writer), Tom Sutton (artist), Terry Kavanagh & Michael Higgins (editors)
Marvel Comics Presents#5 (October, 1988) - Steve Gerber (writer), Tom Sutton (artist), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Marvel Comics Presents#6-7 (November, 1988) - Steve Gerber (writer), Tom Sutton (artist), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Marvel Comics Presents#8 (December, 1988) - Steve Gerber (writer), Tom Sutton (artist), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Marvel Comics Presents#9 (December, 1988) - Steve Gerber (writer), Brad Joyce (pencils), Tom Sutton (inks), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Marvel Comics Presents#10-11 (January, 1989) - Steve Gerber (writer), Don Hudson (pencils), Tom Sutton (inks), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Marvel Comics Presents#12 (February, 1988) - Steve Gerber (writer), Tom Sutton (artist), Terry Kavanagh (editor)

Last updated: 05/01/05

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