Real Name: Leonard Martin Kryzewski

Identity/Class: Human, technology user

Occupation: Racist, terrorist, deli owner

Group Membership: Sons of the Serpent

Affiliations: Hate-Monger

Enemies: Avengers (Black Widow, Captain America, Falcon, Rage, Vision), Defenders, New Warriors (Firestar, Marvel Boy, Namorita, Night Thrasher, Silhouette)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Richmond Enterprises building, 101 East 47th street, New York
Kryzewski's Deli, 103rd street, Brooklyn, New York

First Appearance: Avengers I#341 (November, 1991)

Powers/Abilities: Kryzewski wore a suit of protective armor and wielded a cobra-headed staff which could fire energy blasts.

History: (Defenders I#22-25 - BTS) - Leonard Martin Kryzewski was a member of the Sons of the Serpent under the direction of J.C. Pennysworth. The Sons of the Serpent were ultimately defeated by the Defenders.

(Avengers I#341 (fb) - BTS) - Kryzewski eventually amassed a record that included aggravated assault, inciting to riot, attempted manslaughter and illegal possession of firearms. He took up work as a deli owner in Brooklyn, continuing to believe in the ideals of the Sons of the Serpent.

(Avengers I#341) - After teenager Carmello Martinez was beaten by police, Kryzewski sided with the police, against the tide of public opinion. He found other like-minded individuals and supplied them with Sons of the Serpent regalia he had obtained from the Hate-Monger. Kryzewski led the Sons of the Serpent to the scene of a protest against the NYPD, attracting the attention of the New Warriors and Avengers.

(Avengers I#342) - As the Hate-Monger set the New Warriors and Avengers against each other, Kryzewski led the Serpents in a retreat to the Richmond Enterprises building where Pennysworth had based his Sons of the Serpent. However, upon arrival, they found the Avengers waiting, having determined they were using the facility. Kryzewski and his men were all defeated.

Comments: Created by Fabian Nicieza, Steve Epting and Tom Palmer.

Judging from his special garb, Kryzewski seemed to be the Supreme Serpent of his team of the Sons of the Serpent, but he was never referred to as such.

Kryzewski may have been active with the Serpents prior to Pennysworth's team, but his full involvement with the Serpents was not detailed.

by Prime Eternal

Kryzewski should not be confused with:

Images taken from:
Avengers I#341, page 20, panel 4
Avengers I#341, page 3, panel 2

Avengers I#342 (December, 1991) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Steve Epting (pencils), Tom Palmer (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)

First Posted: 02/27/2005
Last updated: 02/27/2005

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