Real Name: Caleb Jackson

Identity/Class: Cursed human spirit

Occupation: Bounty Hunter

Affiliations: Nick Fury, Wolverine

Enemies: Sabretooth, the Weapon X program, many targets

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: Shiv

Base of Operations: Mobile

First Appearance: Wolverine II#163 (June 2001)

Powers/Abilities: Shiver Man has superhuman tracking abilities, presumably psionic or magical in nature.  He has enhanced strength and agility, and can reattach limbs lost in combat.  He can teleport and transform his body into a mist like form which he can use to phase through people and objects, even doing internal damage if he wishes.  His guns fired flaming bullets.  He is incredibly stealthy, and if he has a scent or heartbeat, they were undetectable even to Wolverine.  One rumour about him suggests he is condemned to forever walk the Earth, and as such he may have some form of longevity or immortality.

History: (Astonishing Tales II#5 (fb) ) - Caleb Jackson killed a gang inside a church. Their leader, a priest, cursed him with eternal life.

(Wolverine#163 (fb) - BTS) - The Shiver Man had worked with Nick Fury a couple of years before the murder of Senator Drexel Walsh.

(Wolverine#163) - With Wolverine wanted for the murder of a highly respected senator, Nick Fury called upon the Shiver Man to find him.  Logan was laying low somewhere in the south, with the Beast.  After questioning some locals, Shiver Man tracked them down and confronted them.  However, Logan managed to sever Shiver Mans left arm.  While the damage could easily be repaired, Shiver Man decided to teleport away.

(Wolverine#165-166) - Nick Fury and Shiver Man met to discuss a new mission.  This time he was to trail S.H.I.E.L.D. Special Agent Brent Jackson, who was working, unbeknownst to Fury, for Weapon X.  Shiver Man infiltrated the Weapon X headquarters, and rescued Wolverine and the Beast, having realised that Logan was innocent.

(Astonishing Tales II#5) - Nick Fury sent Shiver Man to kill a man. His target was guarded heavily, but Shiver Man easily went through the guards. Their bullets went right through him, as well as an axe. After having overpowered them he reached his target and killed him merely touching him. Shiver Man left behind Fury's note about the target.

Comments: Created by Frank Tieri and Mark Texeira

Shiver Man is a very intriguing character, with origins shrouded in mystery.  According to Nick Fury it is rumoured that he's the man that killed Hoffa.  However, while being a bounty hunter, he is not just in it for the money.  He has an obsession for punishing the guilty. That said, I've always liked bounty hunter characters anyway!  Though some prefer to be known as freelance peacekeeping agents, yes?

Also he's got the same "burn victim" look about him Chamber has.  Perhaps they should team up?!  Another character he reminds me of is Death-Stalker from the Daredevil comics (in terms of his powers, not character).

Shiver Man could come back, writers permitting of course.  He claimed he sensed much evil in Sabretooth (no kidding!) that he wanted to purge, so if ever there was a bounty on Creed he'd have reason to snap it up.  And of course Wolverine and Beast owe him their lives, so they'd be happy to see him again, if only so Logan could buy him a beer!

Profile by Changeling

Profile edited/updated by Kyle Sims & Markus Raymond


CLARIFICATIONS: The Shiver Man should not be confused with:

Wolverine II#163 (June, 2001) - Frank Tieri (writer), Mark Texeira (pencils), Norm Rapmund (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
Wolverine II#165-166 (August-September, 2001) - Frank Tieri (writer), Sean Chen (pencils), Norm Rapmund (inks), Mike Marts (editor)
Astonishing Tales II#5 (August, 2009) - Frank Tieri (writer), Marco Turini (artist), Nicole Boose & John Barber (editors)

Last updated: 09/26/10

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