Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human technology user

Occupation: Assassin

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Ricadonna


Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed; presumably mobile in New York City

First Appearance: Heroes for Hire II#4 (January, 2007)

Powers/Abilities: He wore a protective suit with wrist cannons connected with tubes to a poison canister on his back. With the wrist cannons he could shoot poison with high velocity at his opponents. He also used gas grenades. Although he was very strong it should not be assumed that he possessed superhuman strength. Presumably all the poison he used was insecticide (which can proof pretty effective against humans too).


(Heroes for Hire II#4 (fb) - BTS) - Ricadonna hired Insecticide to kill Humbug.

(Heroes for Hire II#4) - Hoping to make a name for himself with this first assignment, the Insicticide tossed a poison grenade through the window of Humbug's apartment and then jumped himself through the window. Humbug ran away from him, but Insecticide hit him with a stream of poison from his wrist cannon, which killed all the bugs and roaches crawling on Humbug. Insecticide picked Humbug up at his neck and tossed him through a door and then followed Humbug inside the room. Humbug told Insecticide to turn on the light, but Insecticide only laughed when he saw that the room was filled with bees. Humbug told him that these were African killer bees, but Insecticide didn't know the difference between them and normal bees. They attacked Insecticide ferociously and taught him the difference between normal bees and killer bees the hard way. He was seemingly killed by the bees.

Comments: Created by Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti, Francis Portela, Billy Tucci, Tom Palmer & Terry Pallot.

He liked to kill cockroaches and other vermin. I assume he was an exterminator before breaking into the assassin business.

Ricadonna and her hand-picked hired guns. This time she sent a rookie after Humbug.

Profile by Markus Raymond.

Insecticide should not be confused with:

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Heroes for Hire II#4, p4, pan4 (main)

p6, pan4 (head shot)

Heroes for Hire II#4 (January, 2007) - Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti (writers), Francis Portela & Billy Tucci (pencils), Tom Palmer & Terry Pallot (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)

Last updated: 01/18/04

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