Membership: Lightning Fist, Ogre, Razor Wire;
   formerly Ms. Fortune, Squid

Identity/Class: Of the three members of the Wicked Brigade, Ogre is the only verified superhuman, presumably being a human mutant or mutate. It's unrevealed if Lightning Fist's electrical powers come from from himself or his costume. Razor Wire appears to be a normal human using advanced technology.

Purpose:  Presumably the pursuit of profit and reputation

Affiliations: Deadpool (Earth-2149), Simon Garth;
   Formerly Roxxon Blackridge

Enemies: Agitator, Black Talon (Barone), the Hood, Master Monarch, the Midnight Sons (Daimon Hellstrom, Jennifer Kale, Man-Thing, Morbius, Werewolf (Jack Russell)), Spider-Man (Parker)

Base of Operations: The Sandal Resort, the Island Nation of Taino;
   formerly New York City

First Appearance: Peter Parker: Spider-Man II#16 (April, 2000)

Powers/Abilities: Lightning Fist can release electrical bursts and is a skilled combatant. Ogre possesses superhuman strength. Razor Wire wields a jagged whip made of metal or some similar substance.
   When the Wicked Brigade was remade into a twisted creature by the zombie plague, their shared form possessed the strength of Ogre, Lightning Fist's bio-electricity and Razor Wire's technology.


(Peter Parker: Spider-Man II#16 (fb) - BTS) - The Wicked Brigade formed under unrevealed circumstances, with it's initial roster of Lightning Fist, Ogre, Razor Wire including fellow criminal mutates Ms. Fortune and the Squid. While It is not known how the latter two parted ways with the group, the Wicked Brigade continued to operate under it's guiding principle that "everyone (has) a fair shot" at action during a mission. (see comments)

(Peter Parker: Spider-Man II#16) - Shortly after Spider-Man was attacked by the criminal pair of the Squid and Ms. Fortune (whom Razor Wire disdains as "not in our league"), the Wicked Brigade also attacked, hoping to claim the bounty placed on Spider-Man. Unimpressed, Spider-Man easily avoided strikes from Ogre and Razor Wire but was struck by Lightning Fist. However, the armored warrior called Master Monarch (who had been requested by someone called the Agitator to attack the Wicked Brigade in order to "aid with the bigger picture") blasted the four combatants from afar, ending the fight. As Master Monarch departed, Spider-Man, who avoided the blast, headed to the Daily Bugle in hopes of obtaining information about these new villains, only to be distracted by subsequent trouble.

(Marvel Zombies 4#3 (fb) - BTS) - The Wicked Brigade was hired by Roxxon Blackridge as a superhuman security force. (see comments)

(Marvel Zombies 4#3) - The Wicked Brigade was assigned to provide security for the Sandal Resorts Corporation's holdings on the Island Nation of Taino. While an airborne strain of the zombie plague spread, the Wicked Brigade spotted the zombie Simon Garth and the head of Deadpool (who hailed from Earth-2149, the birthplace of the plague), and mistook them for displaced Taino citizens, offering protection. Moments after the arrival of Garth and Deadpool, the plague caught up to them and tore through the Wicked Brigade, disintegrating their flesh and merging their remains into a form combining elements of the three of them. Attacking Man-Thing (who'd been tracking Garth and Deadpool), the Wicked Brigade creature impaled Man-Thing with a patio light and lifted him into the air. Separated from the earth, the Man-Thing was destroyed by the plague.

(Marvel Zombies 4#4) - Controlled by the plague cloud, the Wicked Brigade creature tracked the Midnight Sons down at the Black Talon's plantation and attacked them to prevent the destruction of the plague. Using a razor wire against the Werewolf and firing electricity at Morbius, the Wicked Brigade creature was ambushed by a reborn Man-Thing and, aware of the relentlessness of the Midnight Sons, was burned by the Man-Thing's touch.



Comments:  Created by Howard Mackie, A.A. Ward, John Romita, Jr., and Scott Hanna

The story never revealed who placed the bounty on Spider-Man; it was presumably not the Agitator, since Master Monarch sabotaged the Wicked Brigade's efforts on his or her behalf, unless of course the Agitator posted the bounty but just didn't want the Wicked Brigade to be the ones who earned it.

Razor Wire refers to the Wicked Brigade as members of Roxxon Blackridge's "highly trained super-security force"; while it's possible he was simply boasting, the Wicked Brigade may have received an unrevealed level of training prior to their assignment in Taino (not that they fared any better, even with the training...).

Profile by Ronald Byrd. Updated by G Morrow.

The Wicked Brigade should not be confused with any other organization with the word "Brigade" in its name. Or any with "Wicked", I suppose.

Lightning Fist should not be confused with:

Ogre should not be confused with:

Razor Wire should not be confused with:

images: (without ads)
Peter Parker: Spider-Man II#16, p8, pan2 (main image)

Marvel Zombies 4#3, p16, pan1 (mutated combined form)

Other Appearances:
Peter Parker: Spider-Man II#16 (April, 2000) - Howard Mackie & A. A. Ward (writers), John Romita Jr. (penciler), Scott Hanna (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Marvel Zombies 4#3 (August, 2009) - Fred Van Lente (writer), Kev Walker (artist), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Marvel Zombies 4#4 (September, 2009) - Fred Van Lente (writer), Kev Walker (artist), Bill Rosemann (editor)

Last updated: 02/06/11

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