Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human mutate
Occupation: Criminal surgeon
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Beetle (Jenkins), Erik Josten, Thunderbolts (Atlas (Josten), Blizzard (Gill), MACH IV, Photon (Genis-Vell), Radioactive Man (Chen), Songbird, Speed Demon)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: An abandoned subway tunnel under Manhattan, New York, USA
First Appearance: New Thunderbolts#12 (November, 2005)
Powers/Abilities: A skilled surgeon of undefined expertise, Scalpel's fingers are shaped like metallic surgical instruments.
(New Thunderbolts#12 (fb) - BTS) - An underworld surgeon operating out of New York for years, Scalpel last saw Erik Josten following a six-round fight against Luke Cage.
The Beetle saw Scalpel for undisclosed reasons, earning a reputation as a "whiner."
(New Thunderbolts#12) - Scalpel saw to Mach IV following his stabbing by the Swordsman. Asking the other members of the Thunderbolts if they required medical attention, Scalpel wrapped Mach IV in gauze and let the Thunderbolts use his secluded lair while the rest of the city was in crisis.
Comments: Created by Fabian Nicieza (writer), Tom Grummett (pencils) and Gary Erskine (inks),.
The encounter with Luke Cage described by Josten is most likely their fight for the name Power Man from Power Man I#21.
Scalpel appeared following New Thunderbolts "House of M" tie-in issue, so it's possible, however unconfirmed, that he was a mutant who retained his powers following M-Day.
Profile by G Morrow.
CLARIFICATIONS: Name has no known connections to
New Thunderbolts#12, p9, pan1 (Main image)
New Thunderbolts#12, p8, pan1 (Close-up)
New Thunderbolts #12 (November, 2005) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Tom Grummett (pencils), Gary Erskine (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Last updated: 3/25/08
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