Real Name: Olivier Bedwette
Identity/Class: Human, uses weaponry
Occupation: Professional Criminal, formerly ran survival course, formerly of Central Intelligence Agency,
Group Membership: Led the Band of the Bland
Affiliations: Black Hole, Doctor Angst, Spanker, Tillie the Hun
Enemies: Critic, Defenders, Howard the Duck, Louise Mason, She-Hulk, Terror (Laslo Pevely), Brent Wilcox
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Cleveland, Ohio
First Appearance: Marvel Treasury Edition#12 (1976)
Powers: None. Sitting Bullseye is skilled in conventional weaponry, especially the bow and arrow, as well as traditional firearms. He is easily recognized by the large bullseye in the middle of his chest.
History: (Marvel Treasury Edition#12) - The man known as the Sitting Bullseye was originally a member of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). He was sent to infiltrate a Native American reservation or tribe in an effort to link them to illegal alcohol production. When his motives were discovered by the tribe, they tattooed a target on his chest and chased him off of the reservation. He was subsequently fired from the CIA.
(Sensational She-Hulk#15-17) - He was one of four mediocre would-be super-villains recruited by Dr. angst to form the Band of the Bland. Their first mission was to assassinate Howard the Duck, who was at the time the presidential candidate for the All Night Party. Angst duped them into believing that they were in it solely to rise above their current levels and achieve fame. Angst himself was doing it for profit, as he was hired by unnamed parties. He also tricked them into believing he had enhanced their powers with the mystic placebo known as Promethium. The Band was defeated by Howard and the Defenders. Sitting Bullseye was presumably sent to prison. After he was released from prison, he made a living running a survival training course.
Fourteen years later (Marvel time), Angst escaped from prison to instrument a plot he had begun at the time of his imprisonment. Angst convinced Sitting Bullseye and the rest of the Band to reorganize and assist him in his plot, the Cosmic Squish Principle. Essentially, Angst sought to release a multitude of previous compacted pocket universes, the Encroachiverses, to squish the rest of the Earth dimension. He established five locus points in five equally mediocre places: a square block in Manhattan including Rad Ronin Fujiyama Funhous; Henderson, Nevada; El Segundo, California; most of New Jersey; and the planet Sqazzl. Within these five loci, Angst would create a new universe, the Insipiverse, which they could rule. This plot was foiled by a team composed of Howard (surprisingly enough), the Critic, Louise Mason, She-Hulk, the Terror, and Brent Wilcox. Sitting Bullseye took a heavy beating from the Terror, a retired golden age superhero.
Comments: Created by Steve Gerber, Sal Buscema & Klaus Janson.
Whether the Band went to prison is unclear, as I'm not sure there's any law against attempting to destroy the universe.
Sitting Bullseye's real name was revealed in OHotMU 2006 A-Z#1.
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Sensational She-Hulk#15, p17, pan7 (Sitting Bullseye main image)
Sensational She-Hulk#16, p13, pan5 (Sitting Bullseye commands)
(Sitting Bullseye first appearance)
Sensational She-Hulk#14-17 (May-July, 1990) - Steve Gerber (writer), Bryan Hitch (pencils), Jim Sanders III (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Last Updated: 08/01/02
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