Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human technology user
Occupation: Professional criminal
Group Membership: Hobgoblin Franchisees (Beetle,
Blaze, Devil-Spider, Eight-Ball, Hitman, Ringer, Tumbler, Unicorn)
Affiliations: Hobgoblin (Roderick Kingsley)
Enemies: Captain Marvel (Carol Danvers),
Goblin King (Norman Osborn), Porcupine (Roger Gocking), Spider-Man/Venom
(Otto Octavius), Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: New York City
First Appearance: Superior Spider-Man#24 (February, 2014)
Powers/Abilities: The Bruin wears a large
mechanical bear-suit that grants him superhuman strength (lifting 15
tons) and endurance. It also has sharp claws. He occasionally uses a
goblin glider for transportation.
History: (Superior Spider-Man#24 (fb) - BTS) - A criminal purchased the Grizzly's identity and equipment from the Hobgoblin, becoming the Bruin. As one of the Hobgoblin's supervillainous franchisees, the Bruin owed him a cut of all of his criminal earnings.
(Superior Spider-Man#24) - The Bruin robbed an armored truck, and was met by the Hobgoblin (actually the rival Goblin King in disguise), who demanded his cut; the Bruin handed it over. Later, he and fellow Hobgoblin franchisees Devil-Spider and Blaze, who had also handed over cash to the faux-goblin, were contacted by the very upset real Hobgoblin. He demanded that they get more money for him to recoup what the imposter had taken. Together, the three of them assaulted the Diamond District until Spider-Man, bonded with the Venom symbiote, confronted them.
(Superior Spider-Man#25) - The villains proved no match
for Spider-Man. After defeating the Devil-Spider, he knocked the Bruin
out of the fight by hitting him in the face with a truck.
(Spider-Woman VI#13 / Spider-Woman VI#15 (fb) ) - The
Bruin was playing pool with the Hitman in the Hobgoblin's bar when Roger
Gocking, the Porcupine, came in to renegotiate his contract. Bruin and
Unicorn accompanied him to Hobgoblin's office
(Spider-Woman VI#13) - The Hobgoblin led Bruin, Hitman, Ringer, Unicorn, and the Beetle to Gocking's apartment building, where they brutally assaulted him and stripped him of his costume. The Hobgoblin left him with a pumpkin bomb on his lap, and the villains departed, leaving Gocking to be blown up.
(Spider-Woman VI#14) - The Bruin came out of the bathroom at the bar to find Spider-Woman trashing the place; he smacked her out the back door with a swipe of his paw. She escaped before the other villains could regroup.
(Spider-Woman VI#15) - Bruin, Ringer, Beetle, and Unicorn caught up with Spider-Woman. They soon overwhelmed her, but she was then joined by Gocking, who had survived the bombing. Thrown off-balance, Bruin and the others retreated.
(Spider-Woman VI#16) - The villains regrouped in a
junkyard while Hobgoblin retrieved Gocking. He brought him there to kill
him, but Spider-Woman returned. The Bruin was eager to fight her again,
but she launched her motorcycle into him, knocking the wind out of him.
He eventually recovered and began closing in on Spider-Woman and Gocking
with the others, but was blasted into submission by the timely arrival
of Captain Marvel.
Comments: Created by Dan Slott, Christos Gage, Humberto Ramos, and Victor Olazaba.
Shouldn't this guy live in Boston?
Profile by Minor Irritant.
The Bruin has no known connections to:
images: (without ads)
Superior Spider-Man #24, p6, pan1 (main image)
Spider-Woman VI#15, p1, pan 1 (headshot)
Superior Spider-Man#24-25 (February-March, 2014) - Dan Slott and Christos Gage (writers), Humberto Ramos (pencils), Victor Olazaba (inks), Stephen Wacker (editor)
Spider-Woman VI#13-16 (January-April, 2017) - Dennis Hopeless (writer), Veronica Fish (art), Devin Lewis (editor)
First Posted: 01/09/2015
Last updated: 12/13/2017
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