Real Name: Unknown
Identity/Class: Human weapon user
Occupation: Professional assassin
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Formerly Leo Zelinsky (tailor)
Enemies: Police, Spider-Man, Sam Whitehall, Leo Zelinsky, Michael Zelinsky
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: New York, U.S.A.
First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man I#502 (February, 2004)
Powers/Abilities: Killshot was an able marksman who was skilled in various types of guns, particularly high-powered handguns and rifles fitted with silencers. He was probably about athlete level in strength and had a very surly disposition, having no qualms about shooting people, even defenseless elderly folk and children. He had long orange hair plus a beard that was pulled together in a tuft. He had a nostril ring, an eyebrow ring, plus two studs and two rings in his ear, all on his left side. He had no obvious tattoos and stood close to 6' in height. However, he took pride in his appearance and used Leo Zelinsky as his tailor to fashion black hooded outfits for him. He was wanted by the police, probably in connection to murder(s). He looked to be in his 30s.
History: (Amazing Spider-Man I#502 - BTS) - Killshot was hired to assassinate the District Attorney, Sam Whitehall, who was targeted because of his crackdown on organized crime.
(Amazing Spider-Man I#502) - Killshot went to Leo Zelinsky, tailor to the heroes and villains of New York. While Zelinsky checked a police siren, Killshot spoke to his employer and unwittingly revealed the location and time of his next his hit to Zelinsky as he descended the stairs. Zelinsky ignored the information and showed Killshot the completely black costume he had created for the assassin. Zelinsky later told his grandson, Michael, who encouraged his grandfather to do something to stop the crime. Zelinsky reluctantly went in search of Spider-Man and found him on his night patrol. Zelinsky then informed Spider-Man of Killshot's plans.
The next day, at an award ceremony to the District Attorney from the Boys and Girls Club of America, Killshot had set himself up on a nearby roof with a high-powered rifle fitted with a scope and silencer. However, Spider-Man webbed and yanked Killshot's gun away. Surprised, Killshot pulled out his handgun from inside his suit and seemingly fired wildly at Spider-Man, who dodged easily, only to see a window-cleaner fall from his trolley, which had been the real target of Killshot's handgun. This distracted Spider-Man sufficiently so that Killshot could escape.
Killshot then proceeded to Zelinsky's shop and smashed the door down, confronting the startled Zelinsky and his grandson, demanding to know who the tailor had informed. He then threatened the boy, but Zelinsky moved in the way and took the bullet for his grandson. Killshot then straightened up and took aim again when Spider-Man burst through the window, knocking Killshot down from behind, before wrapping him up in webbing.
(Amazing Spider-Man I#502 - BTS) - Killshot informed the police and the District Attorney that Zelinsky was running a secret business, but this was dismissed by Whitehall. Killshot was then sent to prison.
Comments: Created by J. Michael Straczynski (writer), John Romita Jr. (penciler) & Scott Hana (inker).
Killshot has no known connections to:
Amazing Spider-Man I#502, p18, panel 5
Amazing Spider-Man I#502 (February, 2004) - J. Michael Straczynski (writer), John Romita Jr. (pencils), Scott Hana (inks), Axel Alonso (editor)
Last updated: 05/10/06
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