Real Name: Blanche Sitznski
Identity/Class: Human mutate
former steelworker, possibly former trainer (see comments)
Group Membership: Serpent Society (aka Serpent Solutions) (Asp, Black Mamba, Black Racer, Boomslang, Bushmaster/Quincy McIver, Coachwhip, Copperhead/Davis Lawfers, Cottonmouth/Burchell Clemens, Death Adder/Theodore Scott, Eel/Edward Lavell, Fer-de-Lance, King Cobra, Princess Python, Puff Adder, Rattler, Rock Python, Sidewinder/Gregory Bryan, Viper/Jordan Dixon);
formerly Army of Evil, Doom Maidens (Aradnea, Echidna, Mindblast, Scorpia, Shriek, Titania, Zheng Bao Yu), Six Pack (G.W. Bridge, Constrictor, Domino, Hammer (Eisenhower Canty), Solo), Superia's Femizons, "Legion Accursed," Serpent Squad (Black Mamba, Death Adder, Sidewinder)
Affiliations: Assassins Guild, Baron Zemo (Helmut Zemo), Bitterhorn, Death Adder (Burroughs), Domino (Neena Thurman), Leviathan (especially Orion/Viktor Uvarov), Mephisto, Mr. Negative, Roxxon Oil, Geoffrey Wilder;
Puff Adder, Rock Python (former(?) boyfriends);
AIM Weapon Expo;
formerly Diamondback (Rachel Leighton), Sidewinder (Seth Voelker), Slither, Viper (Madame Hydra)
Enemies: Anole, Asp, Arcade, Avengers (Captain America/Steve Rogers, Hawkeye/Clint Barton, Red Hulk/Thaddeus Ross, Spider-Man/Peter Parker, Spider-Woman/Jessica Drew, Wolverine/James Howlett), Beyonder, Black Ant, Black Mamba, Black Panther (T'Challa), Cable, Luke Cage, Cape Crow, Captain America (Steve Rogers), Captain America/Falcon (Sam Wilson), Circus of Crime, Colossus, Constrictor, D-Man (Dennis Dunphy), Deadpool, Defenders/Shieldmaidens (Elsa Bloodstone, Clea, Hippolyta, Misty Knight, Danielle Moonstar, Nova/Frankie Raye/Frances Hyatt, Ren, Annabelle Riggs, Valkyrie), Diamondback (Rachel Leighton), Diamondback LMD, Doctor Strange (Stephen Strange), Elektra, Falcon (Joaquin Torres), Fantastic Four (Human Torch/Johnny Storm, Invisible Woman/Susan Storm, Mr. Fantastic/Reed Richards, Thing/Ben Grimm), Force Works (Century, Scarlet Witch, Spider-Woman/Rachel Carpenter, US Agent), Forearm, Free Spirit, Nick Fury Jr., Iron Man (Tony Stark), Jack Flag, Jackhammer, Justice (Vance Astrovik), Kraven the Hunter (Sergei Kravinoff), Matchmaker, Misty Knight, MODAM, MODOK, Nighthawk (Kyle Richmond simulacrum), Nomad (Jack Monroe), the Nova Corps, Poundcakes, Puma, Quicksand, Rocket Raccoon, Rockslide, Kento Roe, She-Hulk (Jennifer Walters), Star-Lord (Peter Quill), Stingray, Hope Summers, Taskmaster, Thor (Odinson), Thundra, Triton, Wyatt Wingfoot, X-Men (Nightcrawler/Kurt Wagner, Prestige/Rachel Grey, Kitty Pryde)
Known Relatives: Unmarried; relatives unrevealed
Aliases: "Ana," "Blondie"
Base of Operations: SHIELD helicarrier, various Serpent Society headquarters and Serpent Citadels
First Appearance: Marvel Two-in-One#64 (June, 1980)
Powers/Abilities: Anaconda is superhumanly strong, with arms that can extend up to between 150 and 200 percent their length to constrict others. The bones of her arms and legs have been replaced with an Adamantium alloy and redesigned to mimic a snake's skeletal structure. She can press approximately 2 tons, and someone generally needs about thirty times that strength to break her hold once she has constricted them. Her costume and extensible limbs are insulated to resist incredible amounts of electricity. She possesses gills, and can survive indefinitely in water as on land; she possesses a healing factor allowing her to heal at five times normal human rates. Her costume is a synthetic stretch fabric interwoven with unstable molecules. She has a small transceiver implanted in her skull which allowed Sidewinder to track her; it is unclear if she or any other Society members are aware of this.
Weight: 222 lbs.
(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#1) - Blanche was born in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, and after dropping out of high school she eventually became a steel worker.
(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#1) - Blanche was selected by Roxxon Oil agents to be a special covert operative. At the Brand Corporation, she was bioengineered into a superhuman form.
(Marvel Two-in-One#65 - BTS (fb)) - Roxxon outfitted and trained Sidewinder, Anaconda, Black Mamba, and Death Adder as the Serpent Squad and sent them to find the Serpent Crown and bring it to them. To this end, Roxxon placed an oil derrick in the Pacific and used it as a base. Once the Society found the Crown they set off underwater explosions to bring it to the surface; this had the unintended side effect of damaging the derrick. When the hero Stingray investigated underwater, Anaconda threw him back onto the derrick.
(Marvel Two-in-One#64) - At that Pacific Roxxon Oil derrick, the Serpent Squad revealed themselves to an investigating Ben Grimm (the Thing), demanding that he surrender.
(Marvel Two-in-One#65) - After forcing Grimm's surrender and confining him, the Squad returned underwater, where Anaconda found the crown and gave it to Sidewinder. The Thing and Stingray soon escaped and returned with the Inhuman Triton; Anaconda, with Mamba's help, nearly defeated Grimm before a blast from Stingray knocked her out. A depth charge dropped by the fleeing Sidewinder accidentally buried Black Mamba and the other two serpents in an underwater landslide.
(Iron Man I#160 - BTS (fb)) - Anaconda unburied the other two serpents and they escaped together.
(Iron Man I#160) - Anaconda, Black Mamba, and Death Adder broke into the Long Island Zoo, with Black Mamba killing a guard, Harry. Their employer wanted them to steal a Stark microscanner which could be used to power a weapon, but their information on the location of the control room proved wrong. They released several zoo animals to create a diversion and cover their search; finding the control room, Mamba grabbed the scanner and inserted it into the weapon. She tested it on a zoo executive, apparently killing him as well, but Iron Man intervened. Death Adder grabbed a hostage while Anaconda grabbed Iron Man, but he sent an electrical pulse through her arms and knocked her out. Iron Man soon put the others down and reclaimed the sensor.
(Iron Man Legacy#7) - Geoffrey Wilder hired Sidewinder and hist first attempt at an Serpent Society including Anaconda, Cobra, Diamondback, Puff Adder and Rattler to kill Tony Stark in Los Angeles. They attacked him at a scrapyard, but Stark escaped their first attack and quickly put together some weapons.
(Iron Man Legacy#8) - The Serpent Society surrounded the hut Stark was hiding in and were surprised when Stark blew it up, knocking out all but Anaconda and Sidewinder. The latter threatened Stark while the former tried to crush him only to get knocked out by an electrical charge released from Stark's chestplate.
(Captain America I#307) - Anaconda, Black Mamba, and Death Adder broke into Sidewinder's apartment. Their target was not home, so they decided to sit and wait for him.
(Captain America I#308) - While rifling through Sidewinder's belongings, Black Mamba found and showed the other two a series of files on them and several other snake themed criminals, including Princess Python, Asp, Cobra, and Constrictor. Sidewinder returned home and interrupted them, he teleported away, donned his costume, and returned. Anaconda demanded the money he owed them from their first job together ($10,000 each), and Sidewinder retrieved it from his safe with about 20% added interest from investments he'd made with the money. He then asked the trio to stay and listen to his proposal for an original criminal operation, which would make the money they just got seem like subway fare.
(Captain America I#309) - Anaconda visited the Shamrock Bar in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and told the Constrictor that an associate of hers had a work offer for him; he accompanied her out.
(Captain America I#310) - At a posh midtown Manhattan hotel, Sidewinder (Seth Voelker) had invited several serpent-themed mercenaries to attend the organizational meeting for the Serpent Society. Those present were Sidewinder, Black Mamba, Death Adder, Princess Python, Cottonmouth, Diamondback, Constrictor, Bushmaster, Cobra (later King Cobra), Asp, Rattler, and Anaconda. Sidewinder's pitch was to mimic the heroes and to band together as a united group. He'd spent the previous nine months laying the groundwork for his new group, and promised a guaranteed pay scale, insurance, medical plans, pensions, greater access to tools and data, and, thanks to Sidewinder's teleportational abilities, no fear of long-term imprisonment. All but one attendee agreed to join; Constrictor refused and left.
(Captain America I#310) - To test their ability to be team players, Sidewinder split the group into three sections, and set each group out in a van to complete a different project. Anaconda, Rattler, and Cobra went to the abandoned Brand Long Island complex (410 Gannon Avenue, Long Island City) where Brand's mutagenics department had created Sidewinder and his original Serpent Squad. Captain America interrupted and Anaconda told the others to finish loading and take off; Rattler and Cobra escaped with the equipment. Anaconda nearly choked Captain America unconscious, but he used his shield to knock her out. Sidewinder quickly freed Anaconda from jail, and that evening she beat Constrictor into unconsciousness while Cobra watched.
(Captain America I#311) - Following the successful completion of all three tasks, the group reconvened in their new headquarters, the Serpent Citadel. Seeking to advertise the group, Sidewinder broke them into teams of two and sent them to contact all the major criminal and subversive organizations in America. Among the potential contactees were the Maggia, Zodiac, Secret Empire, Kingpin, AIM, and Hydra. Asp and Cottonmouth made contact with the Kingpin in Manhattan, while Diamondback and Bushmaster made contact with AIM's inner council (and were hired to assassinate MODOK). The make-up of the other groups and who each contacted is unrevealed.
(Captain America I#313) - Teamed to investigate likely hiding spots of MODOK's, Anaconda and Cobra were ordered to New Jersey after another team located MODOK. Diamondback took charge of the Society members and they headed in to mall he was hiding in, though Anaconda took offense at Diamondback's take-charge attitude (and at Asp's defense of her). After a "gas leak" announcement (arranged by Captain America) emptied the mall, the team cornered MODOK but Anaconda was quickly knocked out by him.
(Secret Wars II#7) - Anaconda was one of many villains recruited by Mephisto's lackey Bitterhorn. She was then pulled out of time and space by Mephisto and placed into mystical stasis until being driven to attack the Beyonder as part of the "Legion Accursed." Following Anaconda and the Legion's failed assault on the Beyonder and his defender, the Thing, she and the Legion were returned to their original times and places.
(Captain America I#315 - BTS) - Sidewinder freed from jail those serpents that had been imprisoned, and had Princess Python captured and brought to the Citadel.
(Captain America I#315) - Needing MODOK's corpse as proof of their success, Anaconda, Black Mamba, Asp, and Cobra stole the body from the Monmouth County morgue. Black Mamba used her powers to get the team inside unseen, while Asp and Cobra blasted those present in the morgue itself and Anaconda carried the body out; no one was killed in the theft. The foursome delivered the body to AIM and received $100,000 in payment; while leaving they were leaving the Cobra was cornered by the Porcupine, who wanted to sell his armor. Anxious to be rid of the man, the Cobra gave him a Society business card and left. Sidewinder captured Princess Python and was "making an example of her" (with an intent to ransom her to the Circus of Crime) when the team returned with the money, which was then distributed to the rest, with commendations and bonuses going to Death Adder and Cottonmouth for inflicting the killing blows; this was interrupted by a call from the Porcupine, but Sidewinder quickly hung up on him. Porcupine soon called again, claiming to have captured Captain America, and Sidewinder sent Death Adder, Rattler, Cottonmouth, and Diamondback to investigate, but it proved to be a trap arranged by Captain America, who captured three of the four (Diamondback escaped). Sidewinder soon freed them all from jail, but Captain America learned how they were escaping.
(Captain America I#318) - Death Adder was assigned to transport Princess Python to Peoria to ransom her to the Circus of Crime for $10,000. Anaconda had volunteered to accompany him but begged off at the last minute in favor of a date to see wrestling at the Garden; Death Adder was subsequently shot down and then killed while on the mission.
(Captain America I#319) - Rattler and Cobra combed the wreckage of Death Adder's Serpent Saucer, but could find no clues to his disappearance. All the Serpents (except Diamondback, who was out on a solo mission) were looking for him, and were present when Sidewinder teleported in with Death Adder's body, having found it in the local morgue. Sidewinder ordered everyone to drop all missions and concentrate on finding the killer. Asp and Anaconda went after the Circus of Crime.
(Captain America I#341/2) - Sidewinder introduced four new Serpents to the charter members, and appointed them as probationary members of the team. The foursome quickly betrayed the team to Viper.
(Captain America I#342) - Anaconda agreed to join Viper, and with Rattler, Cobra, Copperhead, Boomslang, Black Racer, and Rock Python loaded canisters of something into a Serpent Saucer despite not knowing what was in them. The Captain, Nomad, D-Man, Falcon, and Diamondback invaded the Citadel and took down D-Man and Diamondback took down Anaconda.
(Captain America I#343) - The Viper fled into a Serpent Saucer, running past and ignoring the unconscious Anaconda.
(Uncanny X-Men Annual#13) - Cobra accepted a commission from Ghaur (Deviant leader) and Llyra (Atlantean) to retrieve items of arcane mystic power; he split the Society into squads. Anaconda, Black Mamba, Rock Python, and Coachwhip went to Lima, Ohio, where an American Indian totem was buried. When members of the X-Men investigated the teams fought one-on-one; Colossus knocked out Anaconda (breaking or spraining her leg). The X-Men retrieved the item and the serpents returned home.
(Captain America I#365/2) - Anaconda was present at a Serpent Society meeting when Cobra announced that a mystery man (Loki) had teleported into the Society's Bronx headquarters. He asked the group to keep an ear out for information about the stranger. Rock Python hit on Anaconda afterwards.
(Captain America I#367/2) - Anaconda was present at a noon meeting of the Society where Cobra announced that he felt that he'd been underperforming as their leader and now intended to correct that and lead them to new heights as King Cobra.
(Captain America I#371) - When Diamondback went out on a civilian date, Black Mamba, Asp, and Anaconda determined to make sure the date was trouble-free. The threesome acquired a limousine, and Anaconda donned a driver's coat and hat. When the dating couple stumbled across a fight between Jackhammer and Poundcakes, Anaconda quickly pulled both into the limo, where Asp blasted them unconscious.
(Captain America I#380) - Diamondback was to be held trial by the Society for treason; Puff Adder and Anaconda brought Diamondback to her counsel, Black Mamba. The Society voted to kill Diamondback for her treason with Anacaonda voting for her death.
(Captain America I#381) - Diamondback having escaped with Sidewinder's aid, King Cobra ordered Diamondback and Sidewinder's execution, with a doubled annual bonus to anyone who brought in their corpses. He ordered Anaconda, Puff Adder, and Rock Python to Diamondback's apartment. Captain America ambushed Anaconda and Puff Adder at Diamondback's building; he disabled Anaconda but Rock Python quickly joined the fight and caught Cap, dangling him over the roof's edge by the ankle.
(Captain America I#382) - Rock Python dropped Captain America (his shield absorbed most of the impact) and Python, Puff Adder, and the recovered Anaconda called King Cobra, who ordered them to leave the Captain and not return for 24 hours, in case he was faking. Captain America was indeed faking, and tracked their transmission to locate the Citadel. Anaconda suggested that they take the free time to catch the latest Steven Seagal flick.
(Captain America I#385/2) - Anaconda and Rock Python attacked Diamondback, Asp, and Black Mamba at Diamondback's apartment.
(Captain America I#386/2) - With Puff Adder piloting their hovercraft, Anaconda and Rock Python loaded the three captured former Society members into the ship. They were attacked by MODAM, who threw Python and Adder from the ship.
(Captain America I#387/2) - Anaconda had been knocked unconscious when MODAM attacked, and woke just outside the S.S. Superia cruise ship. She woke and angrily attacked MODAM, wanting to know what she'd done to her boyfriend, but MODAM's brainblasts were too much for Anaconda. She left Anaconda on the dock to decide whether to return and try to find Rock Python or to come on board and accept a $100,000 payment.
(Captain America I#388) - On board the ship, Anaconda believed that Quicksand was treating her like a freak and started a fight. Black Mamba, nearby, cheered Blanche on.
(Captain America I#389) - Anaconda lost the fight with Quicksand. That evening, she was in the audience at the "Power Pageant" onboard (a series of fights between various female villains), and joined the attack when Paladin and Captain America were found observing the events.
(Captain America I#390) - Anaconda helped an army of female villains defeat Paladin and Captain America.
(Captain America I#391) - Anaconda was one of many who listened to Superia introduce herself and announce that she intended to bring about a female-controlled society. She interrupted Superia to ask her about "her beef with men."
(Captain America I#390 - BTS) - Superia was defeated; Anaconda left soon thereafter.
(Captain America I#411) - Anaconda was sitting with Puff Adder in the crowd at an AIM weapons expo on Boca Caliente where Crossbones fought five foes (Mad Dog and Ramrod came first) in a prearranged match.
(Captain America I#412 - BTS) - Anaconda watched as Crossbones defeated Sumo, Razor-Fist, and Batroc before Zaran and Batroc revealed that Crossbones was really Captain America and offered $50,000 to whomever took him down.
(Captain America I#413) - Anaconda was among the many villains who attacked Captain America en masse; the Captain eventually escaped.
(Captain America I#434) - In a small town in Arizona, Fer-de-Lance and Rock Python were robbing a bank when they were stopped by Jack Flag. King Cobra interrupted, with Anaconda, Coachwhip, Cottonmouth, and Puff Adder. Flag announced he wanted to join the Society; Anaconda knocked him unconscious. The next morning at the Sandhaven Community Center, Anaconda was present when Jack Flag showed up, having successfully completed an initiation test which King Cobra had sent him on, expecting him never to return.
(Captain America I#435) - King Cobra auditioned Jack as his eventual replacement as King Cobra, forcing him to run a gauntlet of the Society serpents, including Anaconda. The fracas was interrupted when Mr. Hyde showed up and took down first Puff Adder (who Anaconda referred to as her "main squeeze") and then Anaconda, who he bit and then choked unconscious. Anaconda and Puff Adder soon recovered and rejoined the others, who had captured Captain America. When Coachwhip was revealed to be a disguised Free Spirit and Jack Flag revealed himself to be an enemy of the Society, Anaconda was one of those left to attack the pair.
(Captain America I#436) - Anaconda pursued Jack Flag and Free Spirit when they tried to escape.
(Captain America I#437) - Anaconda and the Society had Jack Flag and Free Spirit cornered when Force Works (an Avengers' offshoot) came to the pair's aid; within four minutes the Serpent Society was defeated. They were taken into custody by the team, as were King Cobra and Mr. Hyde.
(Wolverine II#167) - Anaconda was one of fourteen contestants who entered in the yearly Bloodsport gladiatorial combats in Madripoor. In round one, Anaconda battled Forearm, snapping his neck. In round two, Anaconda fought Puma, and the fight ended when he hit her in the throat, apparently damaging her windpipe so that she could not breathe.
(Captain America IV#30) - Anaconda was present in the Society's underground New York-area headquarters when Captain America and Diamondback (really an LMD) awoke after having been captured by other members of the Serpent Society.
(Captain America IV#31) - Sixteen hours after the capture of Captain America and Diamondback, King Cobra had Anaconda and Puff Adder take the Captain down. Cap escaped, knocking out all three of them. SHIELD subsequently took Anaconda into custody.
(Cable/Deadpool#7) - SHIELD's G.W. Bridge organized a new Six Pack designed to take down Cable: himself, Domino, Constrictor, Hammer, Solo, and Anaconda.
(Cable/Deadpool#8) - Six Pack air dropped into Cable's South Pacific floating island, Providence, and attacked Cable; he promptly teleported Anaconda to New York's Chrysler Building.
(Cable/Deadpool#9) - Offering Anaconda a bigger paycheck and mentally manipulating her, Cable convinced her to join him and she, with Constrictor, Domino, and Solo, defended Cable when the X-Men assaulted Providence.
(Cable/Deadpool#10) - Anaconda was fighting Wolverine until the fight ended when the Silver Surfer attacked Cable, and Domino and the X-Men teamed to make sure Providence survived the pair's battle.
(Cable/Deadpool#11) - Six Pack was reunited and G.W. Bridge took them to four safehouses in two days. They were in Switzerland when Cable found them and telepathically forced all six into his mind for a meeting before revealing that he was incapable of expelling them back to their bodies.
(Cable/Deadpool#12) - Thanks to the outside efforts of the Fixer and Deadpool, the Six Pack were restored to their own bodies.
(Cable/Deadpool#33) - The five current members of the Six Pack (Anaconda, Hammer, Domino, Bridge, and Solo) dropped into Rumekistan. Anaconda place two emitters there (while the rest of the Six Pack placed others) designed to cause the failure of the countries electrical system. When Cable (who was controlling Rumekistan) confronted them, he was shot by the Six Pack's newest member: Deadpool.
(Cable/Deadpool#34) - After leaving Cable laying in the gutter, Six Pack blew the country's power system and left. Cable, however, restored himself, restored the power, and confronted the Six Pack. Domino joined Cable, Deadpool was literally thrown out of the country, and the other four were arrested without a fight and soon returned to the American government.
(New Warriors IV#1) - Anaconda was found tied to a lamppost with webbing that resembled Spider-Man's.
(Nova IV#19) - Anaconda joined members of the Serpent Society in taking hostages at a compound in Danzig, Ohio, caught up in the frenzy of the recent Skrull invasion. Members of the Nova Corps arrived to quickly defeat them and Anaconda was blasted by the Centurion Morrow.
(Wolverine III#73/1) - On a Monday, several Serpent Society members (Anaconda, Black Mamba, Bushmaster, Cottonmouth), fought members of the New Avengers (Captain America/Barnes, Luke Cage, Ronin/Barton, Spider-Woman/Drew, Wolverine) in a semi-tropical locale (palm trees were nearby). At one point, Ananconda was thrown across the battle site.
(X-Men: To Serve and Protect#2/1) - Mr. Negative hired the Serpent Society to eliminate two new vigilantes (Anole and Rockslide, both disguised) who were soon confronted King Cobra, Bushmaster, Rattler, Anaconda and the new Death Adder (Scott).
(X-Men: To Serve and Protect#3/1) - Anole and Rockslide's unusual fighting styles kept the Serpent Society members at bay until Mr. Negative intervened and "turned" Rockslide to his will.
(X-Men: To Serve and Protect#4/1) - Anole dodged the possessed Rockslide's hits, jumping amongst the Serpent Society members so that they would be hit instead of him, with Ananconda one of the first to be hit. Mr. Negative ended his possession of Rockslide and a smoke grenade covered the escape of Mr. Negative and the Serpent Society group.
(Avengers vs. X-Men#0) - Ananconda teamed up with Serpent Society teammates Asp, Bushmaster, Cottonmouth and Puff Adder, robbing a bank and holding hostages. Hope Summers attacked them and violently knocked the villains out.
(Battle Scars#3 (fb) - BTS) - Orion hired the Serpent Society to capture Marcus Johnson (Nick Fury Jr.) alive because Orion wanted his blood to regain his youth.
(Battle Scars#3) - Anaconda, Bushmaster, Cottonmouth, Death Adder and Rattler hunted down Johnson and found him alongside Taskmaster.
(Battle Scars#4) - Johnson and Taskmaster fought the Society members. They escaped them when Deadpool entered the fray to save or rather capture Johnson himself.
(Avenging Spider-Man#5 - BTS) - Chemicals used to create Copperhead's snake gas were bought by the Serpent Society. The Avengers learned about it.
(Avenging Spider-Man#5) - The Avengers intercepted the delivery and Cottonmouth and Anaconda got caught by Red Hulk, Hawkeye, Spider-Woman and Wolverine.
(Fearless Defenders#6) - Caroline Le Fay considered Anaconda as one of several potential future Doom Maidens.
(Fearless Defenders#12) - The Doom Maidens (Anaconda, Aradnea, Echidna, Mindblast, Scorpia, Shriek, Titania, Zheng Bao Yu), Caroline le Fay and Mr. Raven fought the attacking Defenders/Shieldmaidens. During the battle Moonstar knocked out Scorpia, Shriek and Anaconda with an electric arrow she had won in a bet from Hawkeye. Caroline le Fay disappeared, and Shieldmaiden Nova absorbed all her remaining magical energy.
(Elektra III#6 (fb) - BTS) - The Assassins Guild hired the Serpent Society to hunt down Elektra, Matchmaker, Cape Crow and Kento Roe.
(Elektra III#6) - The Serpent Society (Sidewinder, Anaconda, Black Mamba, Death Adder) found their targets in the Himalayas at the Quiet Refuge, a long-forgotten Inhuman memorial, nearby the former location of Attilan. Anaconda got hold of Crow's son and chocked him until Matchmaker used a chlorine gas grenade to send her fleeing. The Serpents then concentrated their attacks on Elektra to lure the others to Cape Crow's hideout where Lady Bullseye was already waiting to slay him. Anaconda got her gut cut open by Elektra. Her and Matchmaker then followed Crow and Kendo to Cape Crow's hideout.
SECRET WARS III HAPPENED
(Captain America: Sam Wilson#4) - Fer-de-Lance was at a meeting of Serpent Solutions, the rebranded Serpent Society, in a conference room with Captain America (Sam Wilson) as captive. Captain America, who had temporarily been turned into a wolf/human hybrid, had just been captured by Serpent Solutions members Black Racer, Copperhead, Cottonmouth and Diamondback.
(Captain America: Sam Wilson#5) - Fer-de-Lance was presumably still present when Viper (Dixon) monologued to Captain America (Wilson) about how Wilson was destroying America and Serpent Solutions' businesses. Viper ended the monologue by shoving Cap, who had been paralyzed by Asp and was bound to a chair, out a window. He was saved from certain death by the new Falcon (Torres), who was then confronted by Serpent Solutions, including Anaconda.
(Captain America: Sam Wilson#6) - Serpent Solutions went after Falcon (Torres), but eventually everything went wrong. Falcon survived a bite by Cottonmouth, Diamondback turned on them, Misty Knight and D-Man joined the battle and Captain America got back on his feet again. Their defeat on Wall Street at the hands of the heroes caused their stock to drop and bankrupt Serpent Solutions.
(Deadpool vs. Gambit#2) - Anaconda was one of the fighters at an underground fight club that got challenged by Deadpool.
(Captain America: Steve Rogers#13) - Baron Zemo met with Serpent Solutions to ask them to join his Army of Evil. Anaconda was one of the members joining him.
(X-Men: Gold II#4) - Members of the Serpent Society (Anaconda, Bushmaster, Cottonmouth, Sidewinder) were easily apprehended Nightcrawler, Prestige (Rachel Summers) and Kitty Pryde after a robbery.
(Domino III#1) - Anaconda attended Domino's birthday party.
(Fantastic Four VI#5/2 (fb) - BTS) - Johnny Storm accidentally hired members of the Serpent Society (Black Mamba, Anaconda, Asp, Fer-de-Lance, Princess Python, Black Racer) as entertainment for the Thing's bachelor party while they were in their private clothes.
(Fantastic Four VI#5/2) - The ladies took the opportunity and popped out of cakes in full costume to defeat the supposedly drunk heroes. They were quickly defeated by Luke Cage, Dennis Dunphy, Justice (Vance Astrovik), Peter Quill, Rocket Raccoon, Steve Rogers, Tony Stark, T'Challa, Thor, Thundra (she had no interest to go with the ladies), Wyatt Wingfoot, and arrested by the authorities. Thundra faced off with Anaconda.
(Amazing Spider-Man V#18 (fb) - BTS) - Anaconda was among the animal-themed villains captured by Taskmaster and the Black Ant on behalf of Arcade and Kraven the Hunter, then placed inside Central Park after being in stasis for a time.
(Amazing Spider-Man V#18) - Hunter-Bots controlled by Arcade's clients at the Plaza Hotel advanced on the villains in Central Park, including Anaconda.
(Amazing Spider-Man V#22) - Anaconda joined Vulture's group of villains and helped fight the Hunter-Bots until they suddenly deactivated.
(Amazing Spider-Man V#23) - Armadillo and members of the Serpent Society (Anaconda, Asp, Black Mamba, Black Racer, Bushmaster, Cottonmouth, Rattler) were apprehended by the NYPD, Fantastic Four, Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Falcon and Iron Man when they tried to escape Central Park.
(Avengers VIII#55) - One day the members of Serpent Solutions (Anaconda, Asp, Black Mamba, Bushmaster, Coachwhip, Copperhead, Cottonmouth, Death Adder, Fer-de-Lance, King Cobra, Princess Python, Puff Adder, Rattler, Rock Python, Slither, Viper) fell under the influence of Mephisto and went from floor to floor in the building their offices were located and murdered everyone. With dozens of sacrifices stacked up Serpent Solutions prayed to Mephisto to open a portal to Hell for them. Nighthawk (a Kyle Richmond simulacrum created by Mephisto) took them all down single-handedly.
Comments: Created by Mark Gruenwald (writer), George Perez (penciler), Gene Day (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor).
In Iron Man I#160, Anaconda's arms end in tendrils rather than in hands and fingers. This is either artistic license or she was wearing very odd gloves.
In Captain America I#365 & 387, Anaconda is flirting with or "dating" Rock Python. In Captain America I#435 she refers to Puff Adder as her "main squeeze" but the art there is really iffy -until I realized he showed up later I thought this _was_ Rock Python. I suspect that Mark Gruenwald intended the comment in #435 to be about Rock Python as well, but I can't be sure - either Blanche was dazed during that fight and lost track of who was behind her, or she'd moved on from Python to Adder.
Some people have commented that Anaconda was killed in Wolverine II#167 when Puma slit her throat, and should never have subsequently reappeared. However, there's no blood seen at all (thereby disputing the "slit throat" reading, not to mention the fact that Puma's never been a killer), and given that the OHOTMU has previously noted that she has a healing factor, her survival isn't even unlikely.
(Captain America I#403/2 (fb)) - This is a Diamondback flashback story, in which she is a young woman enrolled in the Taskmaster's Academy. Her calisthenics instructor is a woman named Blanche, with a build and speech style similar to Anaconda's. Some online sources have noted this woman as being Anaconda. However, the woman at the Academy had brown hair and blue eyes, while Anaconda has blonde hair and green eyes. My money is that Mark Gruenwald intended this to be Anaconda (despite the fact that he previously declared her as a former steelworker), and the colorist didn't realize it and got it wrong. Still, done is done, and while Brand's treatment could certainly have changed her hair and eye color (and we've never seen Anaconda before she became Anaconda), without further supporting evidence I'm leaving this here in the comments as a strong "maybe."
Iron Man Legacy#7-8 occurred shortly after Tony Stark had lost control of Stark International to Obidiah Stane. There is even the cover of Iron Man I#173 (August, 1983) seen as Wall Street Journals' cover in Iron Man Legacy#6. This is a bit problematic because the Serpent Society wasn't even founded at that point and Puff Adder had joined the Society as an infiltrator even later. Maybe he got kicked out and this was Sidewinder's first attempt with a smaller roster to establish themselves.
He was probably one of the many unidentifiable villains seen at the end of Amazing Spider-Man V#16 (April, 2019) trapped in energy cages on a mountainside in South Africa, but we don't know for sure.
Thanks to Ron Fredricks for the cleaned up main image.
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Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#1, pg 9 (main image)
Captain America I#310, cover (face)
Marvel Two-in-One #65, cover (strangling Thing)
Marvel Two-in-One#64-65 (June-July, 1980) - Mark Gruenwald & Ralph Macchio (writer), George Perez (penciler), Gene Day (inker), Jim Salicrup (editor)
Iron Man I#160 (July, 1982) - Denny O'Neil (writer), Steve Ditko (penciler), Dan Green (inker), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Captain America I#307-311 (July-November, 1985) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Paul Neary (penciler), Dennis Janke (inker), Mike Carlin (editor)
Captain America I#313 (January, 1986) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Paul Neary (penciler), Al Williamson (inker), Mike Carlin (editor)
Secret Wars II#7 (January, 1986) - Jim Shooter (writer), Al Milgrom (penciler), Steve Leialoha (inker), Bob Budiansky (editor)
Captain America I#315, 318 (March, June, 1986) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Paul Neary (penciler), Dennis Janke (inker), Mike Carlin (editor)
Captain America I#319 (July, 1986) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Paul Neary (penciler), Joe Sinnott (inker), Mike Carlin (editor)
Captain America I#341-343 (May-July, 1988) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Kieron Dwyer (penciler), Al Milgrom (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Uncanny X-Men Annual#13 (1989) - Terry Austin (writer), Mike Vosburg (penciler/inker), Bob Harras (editor)
Captain America I#365 (December, 1989) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Mark Bright (penciler), Don Hudson (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Captain America I#367 (February, 1990) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Mark Bagley (penciler), Don Hudson (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Captain America I#371 (June, 1990) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Ron Lim (penciler), Dan Bulanadi (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Captain America I#380-382 (December, 1990-February, 1991) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Ron Lim (penciler), Dan Bulanadi (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Captain America I#385/2 (May, 1991) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Mark Bagley (penciler), Dan Panosian (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Captain America I#386/2 (June, 1991) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Dan Panosian (penciler/inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Captain America I#387/2 (July, 1991) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Rik Levins (penciler), Dan Bulanadi (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Captain America I#388-391 (July-September, 1991) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Rik Levins (penciler), Dan Bulanadi (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Captain America I#403/2 (July, 1992) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Larry Alexander (penciler), Ariane (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Captain America I#411-413 (January-March, 1993) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Rik Levins (penciler), Dan Bulanadi (inker), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Captain America I#434-437 (December, 1994-March, 1995) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Dave Hoover (penciler), Dan Bulanadi (inker), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Wolverine II#167 (October, 2001) - Frank Tieri (writer), Dan Fraga (penciler), Norm Rapmund (inker), Mike Raicht (editor)
Captain America IV#30-31 (October-November, 2004) - Robert Kirkman (writer), Scot Eaton (penciler), Drew Geraci (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Cable/Deadpool#7-10 (November, 2004-February, 2005) - Fanian Nicieza (writer), Patrick Zircher (penciler), Rob Ross & M3th (inker), Nicole Wiley (editor)
Cable/Deadpool#11 (March, 2005) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Patrick Zircher (penciler), M3th (inker), Nicole Wiley (editor)
Cable/Deadpool#12 (April, 2005) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Patrick Zircher (penciler), M3th and Derek Fridolfs (inkers), Nicole Wiley (editor)
Cable/Deadpool#33 (April, 2005) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Reilly Brown (penciler), Jeremy Freeman (inker), Nicole Boose (editor)
Cable/Deadpool#34 (May, 2005) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Reilly Brown (penciler), Jeremy Freeman, Jonathon Glapion, and Jessica Phillips (inkers), Nicole Boose (editor)
New Warriors IV#1 (August, 2007) - Kevin Grevious (writer), Paco Medina (penciler), Juan Vlasco (inker), Axel Alonso (editor)
Nova IV#19 (January, 2009) - Dan Abnett, Andy Lanning (writers), Wellington Alves, Geraldo Borges (pencilers), Scott Hanna, Nelson Pereira (inkers), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Wolverine III#73/1 (July, 2009) - Jason Aaron (writer), Adam Kubert (penciler), Mark Farmer (inker), Alan Fine (editor)
X-Men: To Serve and Protect#2/1-4/1 (February-April, 2011) - Chris Yost (writer), Derec Donovan (art), Nick Lowe (editor)
Avengers vs. X-Men#0 (May, 2012) - Jason Aaron (writer), Frank Cho (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Fearless Defenders#6 (September, 2013) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Will Sliney (art), Ellie Pyle (editor)
Iron Man Legacy#7-8 (December, 2010 - January, 2011) - Fred Van Lente (writer), Steve Kurth (pencils), Allen Martinez (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Battle Scars#3 (March, 2012) - Chris Yost, Cullen Bunn & Matt Fraction (story), Chris Yost (script), Scot Eaton (pencils), Andrew Hennessy (inks), Tom Brennan (editor)
Battle Scars#4 (April, 2012) - Chris Yost, Cullen Bunn & Matt Fraction (story), Chris Yost (script), Scot Eaton (pencils), Andrew Hennessy (inks), Tom Brennan & Alejandro Arbona (editor)
Avenging Spider-Man#5 (May, 2012) - Zeb Wells (writer), Leinil Francis Yu (pencils), Gerry Alanguilan (inks), Stephen Wacker (editor)
Fearless Defenders#6 (September, 2013) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Will Sliney (artist), Ellie Pyle (editor)
Fearless Defenders#12 (February, 2014) – Cullen Bunn (writer), Will Sliney (artist), Ellie Pyle (editor)
Elektra III#6 (November, 2014) - W. Haden Blackman (writer), Alex Sanchez (artist), Sana Amanat (editor)
Captain America: Sam Wilson#4-5 (February-March, 2016) - Nick Spencer (writer), Paul Renaud (artist), Tom Brevoort, Katie Kubert (editors)
Captain America: Sam Wilson#6 (April, 2016) - Nick Spencer (writer), Joe Bennett (pencils), Belardino Brabo (inks), Tom Brevoort with Katie Kubert (editors)
Deadpool vs. Gambit#2 (September, 2016) - Ben Acker & Ben Blacker (writers), Danilo Beyreuth (artist), Jordan White (editor)
Captain America: Steve Rogers#13 (May, 2017) - Nick Spencer (writer), Ro Stein & Ted Brandt (artists), Tom Brevoort (editor)
X-Men: Gold II#4 (July, 2017) - Marc Guggenheim (writer), R.B. Silva (pencils), Adriano Di Benedetto (inks), Daniel Ketchum (editor)
Domino III#1 (June, 2018) - Gail Simone (writer), David Baldeón (artist), Chris Robinson (editor)
Fantastic Four VI#5/2 (February, 2019) - Dan Slott (writer), Adam Hughes (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Amazing Spider-Man V#18 (May, 2019) - Nick Spencer (writer), Humberto Ramos (pencils), Victor Olazaba (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
Amazing Spider-Man V#22 (July, 2019) - Nick Spencer (writer), Humberto Ramos (pencils/inks), Victor Olazaba (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
Amazing Spider-Man V#23 (August, 2019) - Nick Spencer (writer), Ryan Ottley (pencils), Cliff Rathburn (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)
Avengers VIII#55 (June, 2022) - Jason Aaron (writer), Javier Garrón & David Curiel (artists), Tom Brevoort (editor)
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Last updated: 03/12/2023
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