Real Name: Lee Gibbons

Identity/Class: Human technology user (see comments)

Occupation: Professional criminal

Group Membership: Maggia (Hammerhead family)

Affiliations: Nautilus

EnemiesMatthew Beacher, Luke Cage, Tony Reeves, Slyde (Jalome Beacher), Spider-Man (Peter Parker)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Chicago, Illinois

First Appearance: Spider-Man Unlimited I#6/2 (August, 1994)

Powers/Abilities: Razorwire wields two lengths of "telekinetic razorwire" on each wrist, which he controls with his mind. The razorwire is sharp enough to cut through steel pilings.


(Spider-Man Unlimited I#6/2 (fb) ) - After the super-criminal Slyde stole from the Maggia, Chicago enforcers Razorwire and Nautilus kidnapped Slyde's brother Matthew, demanding the stolen money as ransom.

(Spider-Man Unlimited I#6/2) - Nautilus and Razorwire watched Luke Cage prevent Spider-Man from capturing Slyde (who had hired Cage to help him retrieve his brother). After Slyde escaped, they waylaid Daily Bugle photographer Tony Reeves, claiming that Cage was in league with the Maggia and offering Reeves the location of their meeting site, in the hopes of using Reeves as a hostage in case the deal went sour. Slyde and Cage came to the meeting site in a warehouse on Chicago's Far Southeast side as planned; Razorwire tried to behead Cage, but was stymied by his steel-hard skin. Spider-Man, who'd followed Cage, attacked the hero-for-hire, allowing Nautilus to blast Cage. Razorwire then moved on to Spider-Man, but Slyde attacked him, hoping to enlist Spider-Man's help in saving his brother. Razorwire wrapped his wire around Slyde's neck, trying to find a seam in his frictionless suit, but Cage knocked Gibbons out with one punch, then tore his razorwires off. Soon afterwards, Nautilus' systems were damaged and became unstable, Spider-Man took Nautilus, Razorwire, Matthew, and Reeves to safety; after the warehouse exploded, Spider-Man handed the two criminals over to the police. Cage and Slyde emerged unharmed soon afterwards.

Comments: Created by Marc McLaurin, Scott Kolins, John L. Holdredge, and Keith Williams.

Razorwire doesn't seem to be telekinetic himself - he's constantly saying he has "telekinetic razorwire", which makes me think that he has a chip in his brain or something wired to the gizmos in his wrist.

Some sources identify this Razorwire as appearing in Carnage: It's a Wonderful Life, but the Razorwire in that issue is clearly a woman.

Razorwire is apparently supposed to have some kind of accent - he says "ye" instead of "you", and calls people "laddie". English? Irish?

Razorwire's real name was revealed in the Slyde profile in All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe HC#10.

Profile by Minor Irritant.

Razorwire has no known connection to:

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Spider-Man Unlimited I#6/2, p34, pan2 (main image)
Spider-Man Unlimited I#6/2, p48, pan1 (using razorwires)

Spider-Man Unlimited I#6/2 (August, 1994) - Marc McLaurin (writer), Scott Kolins (pencils), John L. Holdredge & Keith Williams (inkers), Danny Fingeroth (editor)

Last updated: 05/16/11

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