Membership: Jack Bale, Francis Barnum, Percy Stevens, others
Purpose: To rebuild Avengers Mansion
Affiliations: Avengers (Captain America, Falcon, Quasar, Sersi, She-Hulk)
Enemies: Plantman (simuloid), Stilt-Man, Water Wizard, the Wrecker
Base of Operations: New York City
First Appearance: Avengers Annual#19/5 (1990)
History: (Avengers Annual#19/5) - Bale Construction was hired by the Avengers to help construct a new Avengers Mansion. As the foreman, Jack Bale, showed the Avengers around, two workers, Francis and Percy, were finishing their lunch break. Just as they were, they noticed the Plantman about to attack an unsuspecting She-Hulk. Francis tackled the villain, and when it attracted She-Hulk's attention, Francis pretended he was just looking for a wrench. When the Water Wizard arrived, Percy knocked him into a layer of wet cement. The two then used rope to trip up Stilt-Man, all while still unnoticed by the Avengers. When the Wrecker arrived several of the construction workers jumped him. As Percy dumped a load of gravel on top of the Wrecking Crew member, the Avengers chided Bale for letting his men goof off.
Comments: Created by Gary Barnum, Steve Buccelato and Mickey Ritter
Francis' last name was revealed in Plantman's entry in All-New OHotMU#8.
Thanks to Chadman for pointing out that Baile's last name was actually spelled Bale.
Bale Construction has no known connection to
The foreman of the company, Bale showed the Avengers around
the construction site, never noticing his employees fighting off an
array of villains.
-- Avengers Annual#19/5
Avengers Annual#19, page 57, panel 1 (Jack Bale)
Avengers Annual#19, page 58, panel 2 (Francis and Percy)
Last updated: 03/10/11.
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