Real Name: William Musico

Identity/Class: Human, technology user

Occupation: War-monger

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: A.I.M.

Enemies: Super-Patriot (John Walker)

Known Relatives: Unnamed mother

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed

First Appearance: Captain America I#332 (August, 1987)

Powers/Abilities: Warhead carried a variety of grenades and firearms, but his most potent weapon was a thermo-nuclear device built for him by A.I.M.

History: (Captain America I#332)- Warhead landed atop the Washington Monument wearing a parachute labeled: "Make war some more, --Warhead." He then armed a thermo-nuclear device, and warned everyone who could hear him to keep their distance. When a police helicopter flew nearby, he threw a grenade into the air to warn them off. He then announced to the crowds below his intent: he believed that America had become a nation of wimps, and that the solution was for America to start a new war in order for its young men to prove their manhood. He claimed that unless America declared war against someone-- "the Arabs, the Libyans-- maybe even the Russkies!" he would detonate the nuclear device he had been outfitted with by A.I.M.

Warhead was seen on television by Ethan Thurm, agent of the Super-Patriot, and he sent the Super-Patriot to the scene to help his publicity. The Super-Patriot managed to enter the monument without Warhead being aware, thanks to fireworks which Thurm set off in the sky around Warhead. Warhead responded to the fireworks by firing warning shots at the police, but the police had already captured Thurm, and told Warhead they weren't responsible.

Warhead finally heard the Super-Patriot as he broke out a window and began to scale up the side of the monument, and he tried to shoot him down, but the Super-Patriot avoided his bullets. Managing to come up on his right, the Super-Patriot hit him in the forehead with a throwing star, then climbed to the top to face him. Warhead shot him in the chest, but the Super-Patriot's kevlar costume protected him. He then threw Warhead off the monument. Warhead blew himself up mid-air with a grenade, vowing to go out "like a man!" Super-Patriot then recovered the bomb and turned it over to the authorities to be disarmed.

Comments: Created by Mark Gruenwald, Tom Morgan and Bob McLeod.

Omar Karindu notes: "He appears to have been based loosely on Norman Mayer. The agenda is oppsite, but the details are fairly close."

His real name was revealed in USAgent's profile in OHOTMU A-Z HC#12.

Profile by Prime Eternal

Warhead should not be confused with:

Images taken from:
Captain America I#332, page 13, panel 3

Captain America I#332 (August, 1987) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Tom Morgan (pencils), Bob McLeod (inks), Don Daley (editor)

First Posted: 07/07/2004
Last updated: 08/31/2006

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