Real Name: Ricky Calusky (see comments)
Identity/Class: Human magic-user/mutate
Occupation: Criminal, still a minor
Group Membership: Wrecking Crew (Bulldozer, Piledriver, Thunderball, Wrecker)
Enemies: Runaways (Arsenic, Bruiser, Lucy in the Sky, Old Lace, Sister Grimm, Talkback)
Known Relatives: Brian Philip Calusky (Piledriver, father), unnamed grandparents
Base of Operations: Los Angeles, California
First Appearance: Runaways II#1 (April, 2005)
Powers/Abilities: Apparently, Excavator possessed a portion of the power shared between the Wrecking Crew, though the extent of which is unknown. He carried an enchanted shovel, though its power is also unknown.
History: (Runaways II#1 (fb)-BTS) - Ricky's origins are unknown. At some point, he found his long-lost father, the criminal known as Piledriver and left his grandparents behind to join the Wrecking Crew.
(Runaways II#1) - The Wrecking Crew robbed a bank in Los Angeles, and were confronted by the Runaways, who wanted to return Ricky, now known as Excavator, to his grandparents. The Crew refused and the Runaways attacked. Excavator tried to assault Bruiser with his enchanted shovel, but it broke over her head and she punched him clear down a street. The rest of the Wrecking Crew was shortly defeated as well.
Comments: Created by Brian K. Vaughan, Adrian Alphona and Craig Yeung.
Ricky's last name is presumably the same as his father's, but since he's referred to as his "long-lost" son, there's a chance he has a different name.
Excavator has no known connections to
Runaways II#1, page 7, panel 2 (main image)
Runaways II#1, page 7, panel 3 (broken shovel)
Runaways II#1 (April, 2005) - Brian K. Vaughan
(writer), Adrian Alphona (penciler), Craig Yeung (inker), C.B. Cebulski
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