BLUDGEONER, COMPRESSOR, and TRANSFORMER

Membership: Bludgeoner, Compressor, Transformer

Purpose: Serve the Yellow Claw, defend his base

Affiliations: Yellow Claw

Enemies: Avengers

Base of Operations: Yellow Claw's missile base, Australia

First Appearance: Avengers I#205 (March, 1981)

History: (Avengers I#205) - Bludgeoner, Compressor and Transformer were stationed at the Yellow Claw's missile base in Australia, and were dispatched against the Avengers when they raided the base. The cybernetic warriors got off to a good start, as Transformer hurled Iron Man and Jocasta's attacks back at them, Bludgeoner held Captain America and Wonder Man back with his hammer-like hands, and Compressor caught the Beast between his hands' immense wind generators. Although the Scarlet Witch was able to free the Beast from Compressor by hexing a stalactite into falling on Compressor, he caught the rock between his fans and hurled it back at the Scarlet Witch in fragments. Iron Man attempted to halt Compressor, but his wind engines knocked him down.

Finally, the Avengers rallied themselves, noting that their opponents had no sense of teamwork. Wasp managed to slow down Bludgeoner by dumping dirt into his gears, allowing Wonder Man to knock him down; Beast managed to hold Transformer off long enough for Jocasta to strike at him; and Captain America was able to knock Compressor's hands aside with his shield, allowing Iron Man to kick Compressor down. Seeing his minions would soon be defeated, Yellow Claw detonated them from his remote location, hoping to kill the Avengers. However, the Scarlet Witch's hex powers saved the Avengers from harm.

Comments: Created by Bob Budiansky, David Michelinie, Alan Kupperberg and Dan Green.

by Prime Eternal

CLARIFICATIONS:
Bludgeoner should not be confused with:

Compressor should not be confused with:

Transformer should not be confused with:


Bludgeoner was a cybernetic agent of the Yellow Claw whose hands had been replaced with giant hammers. He was killed when the Yellow Claw detonated a bomb from within his cybernetic parts in an attempt to kill the Avengers.

--Avengers I#205










Compressor was a cybernetic agent of the Yellow Claw whose hands could generate tremendous wind power, allowing him to hurl away opponents, and compress objects caught between his hands. Compressor was killed when the Yellow Claw detonated a bomb inside of his cybernetic parts in an attempt to kill the Avengers.

--Avengers I#205


Transformer was a cybernetic agent of the Yellow Claw who could absorb energy-based attacks through his shield and then release them back at his opponents through his right hand. Transformer was killed when the Yellow Claw detonated a bomb inside of his cybernetic parts in an attempt to kill the Avengers.

--Avengers I#205










Images taken from:
Avengers I#205, page 11, panel 4
Bludgeoner- Avengers I#205, page 12, panel 3
Compressor- Avengers I#205, page 12, panel 6
Transformer- Avengers I#205, page 21, panel 3


Appearances:
Avengers I#205 (March, 1981) - Bob Budiansky & David Michelinie (writers), Alan Kupperberg (pencils), Dan Green (inks), Jim Salicrup (editor)


Last updated: 11/23/04

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