Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Alternate reality (Earth-712/"Earth-S") human technology user
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Whizzer (Stanley Stewart)
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: Rusty (as called by Bollix)
Base of Operations: Mobile
First Appearance: Squadron Supreme I#8 (April, 1985)
Powers/Abilities: The Rustler was a cowboy-themed villain, but it was unrevealed if he had any paranormal abilities.
Although his ordinary gimmicks as a super-criminal are unrevealed, the Rustler once wore a force field belt, which granted him a personal force field.
Height: 6' (by
Weight: 180 lbs. (by approximation)
(Squadron Supreme I#8 (fb) - BTS) - The past of the Rustler is largely unrevealed, but he was an enemy of the Whizzer, and was one of the speedster's earliest foes in his crime-fighting career.
(Squadron Supreme I#8) - After the Squadron Supreme had instituted a new world order of behavior-modifying criminals and removing weapons, the Rustler joined with another foe of the Whizzer--Bollix--in stealing a pair of the force field belts the Squadron had provided to the populace for protection.
The pair robbed a bank and made off with the money, only to encounter the Whizzer. Once the Whizzer realized they were using force field belts, he simply dribbled them from outside the force field, all the way to the local police station.
Rustler and Bollix were placed into a cell together, still wearing their force fields. They gloated that no one could touch them, so they were immune to the Squadron's behavior-modifying; but the Whizzer observed that the force belts had only 96 hours of power, and that the two villains would have to turn them off long before then in order to get food; the Whizzer then left them with the police.
Comments: Created by Mark Gruenwald, Bob Hall and Sam De La Rosa.
Since he was a cowboy-themed criminal, Rustler may be the
equivalent of the old Superman foe Terra-Man,
the space cowboy.
Profile by Prime Eternal.
The Rustler should not be confused with:
images: (without ads)
Squadron Supreme I#8, p2, pan1 (Main Image - Rustler (wearing force field belt), robbing bank)
Squadron Supreme I#8, p2, pan3 (Headshot - Rustler)
Squadron Supreme I#8, p3, pan4 (Rustler, using force field belt, getting dribbled by Whizzer)
Squadron Supreme I#8 (April, 1985) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Bob Hall (pencils), Sam De La Rosa (inks), Max Scheele (colors), Rick Parker (letters), Ralph Macchio (editor)
First Posted: 05/15/2005
Last updated: 11/06/2021
Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.
All other characters mentioned or pictured are ™ and © 1941-2099 Marvel Characters, Inc. All Rights Reserved. If you like this stuff, you should check out the real thing!
Please visit The Marvel Official Site at: http://www.marvel.com
Special Thanks to http://www.g-mart.com/ for hosting the Appendix, Master List, etc.!
Back to Characters