BIRD-MAN

Real Name: Achille DiBacco

Identity/Class: Human mutate

Occupation: Criminal

Group Membership: Deadly Dozen (Basilisk, Cyclone (André Gerard), Death Adder, Firebrand (Gary Gilbert), Hijacker, Human Fly, Lascivious, Letha, Megatak, Miracle Man, Mirage);
formerly Ani-Men (Ape-Man (McVey), Cat-Man (Patane) )

AffiliationsDeath-Stalker (Philip Sterling), Hood, Microchip

Enemies: Black Widow (Natasha Romanova), Becky Blake, Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Heather Glenn, Franklin "Foggy" Nelson, Punisher (Frank Castle), Scourge of the Underworld

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York City, New York

First Appearance: Daredevil I#157 (March, 1979)

Powers/Abilities: After his resurrection by the Hood, Bird-Man possesses limited intelligence and is more bird-like than ever before, with a beak, feathered wings, and bird feet. Bird-Man's suit originally gave him the ability of winged flight.

History:

(Daredevil I#158 (fb) - BTS) - The Exterminator guised himself as Death-Stalker and equipped three new men with the Ape-Man, Bird-Man, and Cat-Man costumes. He offered them one hundred thousand dollars to kidnap blind attorney Matt Murdock.

(Daredevil I#157 - BTS) - Bird-Man spied on Murdock kissing the tormented Heather Glenn.

(Daredevil I#157) - The Ani-Men attacked Murdock's office, with his associates Becky Blake, Black Widow, Heather Glenn, and Franklin "Foggy" Nelson there. Bird-Man knocked Black Widow back with a punch. When Nelson hit Ape-Man with a chair, Ape-Man punched Nelson back.

(Daredevil I#158) - Bird-Man was hit in the head by a nameplate thrown by Heather Glenn, allowing Black Widow to leap on him and rip his wings off. Ape-Man and Cat-Man, deciding to split the profits themselves, rushed Murdock across the city, ignoring his warnings that Death-Stalker was a killer. They returned him to the cemetery they’d been instructed to go to and Death-Stalker met them there. While they were counting their money, Death-Stalker walked up behind Ape-Man and Cat-Man and killed them both with a touch.

(Captain America I#319) - Bird-Man attended a meeting at the Bar With No Name to address concerns about villain-killer Scourge, but he was killed by Scourge alongside Cheetah, Commander Kraken, Cyclone, Firebrand, Grappler, Hell-razor, Hijacker, Jaguar, Letha, Mind-Wave, Mirage, Rapier, Ringer, Shellshock, Steeplejack, Turner D. Century, and Vamp.

(Captain America I#320) - Bird-Man's corpse was seen.

(Punisher VII#5) - Bird-Man was brought back to life by the Hood along with several other Scourge victims.

(Punisher VII#6) - The Hood presented his plan to his new "Deadly Dozen, to have the Scourge victims kill the Punisher, telling them that he'd been the Scourge who killed them, within 30 days or their lives would be taken again. Bird-Man, seemingly much more bird-like and with less intelligence, blindly followed orders. After Hood put Microchip in charge, Bird-Man attacked the Human Fly, seemingly trying to eat him.

(Punisher VII#7) - Bird-Man was seen flying around New York, alerting the Punisher to his being alive.

(Punisher VII#8) - When the Human Fly was defeated by Punisher, Bird-Man retrieved him.

(Punisher Annual II#1) - When called for, Bird-Man swooped in and carried away Letha and Lascivious from a crime scene.

(Invincible Iron Man#20) - Bird-Man attended a meeting at Avengers Tower with several other criminals, where Norman Osborn told them that the bounty was now off of Tony Stark's head.

Comments: Created by Roger Mackenzie, Mary Jo Duffy, Gene Colan, and Klaus Janson.

The Bird-Man proto-husk created by Arnim Zola in Deadpool III#0 could either be a clone of DiBacco or his predecessor Hawk.
--Markus Raymond

Profile by Chadman.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Bird-Man has no known connections to


images: (without ads)
Punisher VII#5, p23, pan1 (main)
Daredevil I#158, p2, pan2 (with Ani-Men)


Appearances:
Daredevil I#157 (March, 1979) - Roger Mackenzie, Mary Joe Duffy (writers), Gene Colan (penciler), Klaus Janson (inker), Allen Milgrom (editor)
Daredevil I#158 (May, 1979) - Roger Mackenzie (writer), Frank Miller (penciler), Klaus Janson (inker), Allen Milgrom (editor)
Captain America I#319 (July, 1986) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Paul Neary (penciler), Joe Sinnott (inker), Mike Carlin (editor)
Captain America I#320 (August, 1986) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Paul Neary (penciler), Dennis Janke (inker), Mike Carlin (editor)
Punisher VII#5 (July, 2009) - Rick Remender (writer), Jerome Opena (penciler/inker), Axel Alonso (editor)
Punisher VII#6-8 (August-October, 2009) - Rick Remender (writer), Tan Eng Huat (penciler/inker), Axel Alonso (editor)
Punisher Annual II#1 (November, 2009) - Rick Remender (writer), Jason Pearson (penciler/inker), Axel Alonso (editor)
Invincible Iron Man#20 (January, 2010) - Matt Fraction (writer), Salvador Larroca (penciler/inker), Warren Simons (editor)


Last updated: 07/21/07

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