Real Name: Brock Rumlow

Identity/Class: Human (Counter-Earth (Franklin Richards) ) mutate

Occupation: Head Priest of God;
former terrorist

Group Membership: God's acolytes (Parson, many unidentified others);
formerly World Party

Affiliations: God (formerly Master Man), Hauptmann, Red Skull (Johann Schmidt (sch on Counter-Earth, not sh like on 616))

Enemies: Bucky (Rikki Barnes), Captain America (Steve Rogers), Rebel (Connor O'Reilly), Sam "Falcon" Wilson

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile in Calivada (formerly the states of California & Nevada), USA;
formerly World Party HQ in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

First Appearance: Captain America II#3 (January, 1997)

Powers/Abilities: Heavily mutated by gamma radiation Crossbones possessed regenerative abilities, enabling him to heal from minor injuries within seconds by will. His gamma radiation-inudced mutation turned his skin chalk-white, his fingernails into sharp claws and added bone-spikes across his arms and shoulders. It is unknown if Crossbones could survive decapitation in his mutated state.
   Crossbones was an expert hand-to-hand combatant and presumably a skilled marksman with crossbows, bows, guns and throwing knives.

Height: (Mutated) 7'; (human) 6'4"
Weight: (Mutated) 320 lbs.; (human) 290 lbs.
Eyes: (Mutated) Red (with yellow sclera); (human) Brown
Hair: (Mutated) None; (human) Black (dyed brown; shaved bald)


(Marvel Universe: Onslaught#1 (fb) - BTS) - Crossbones was unconsciously created by Earth-616's Franklin Richards when he warped reality to create a pocket universe to save his parents and all the other heroes, who had sacrificed their lives to defeat Onslaught.

(Captain America II#3) - Red Skull brought in Crossbones to eliminate Captain America, enraging Master Man, who believed it should be him taking out the American hero, but Red Skull persisted it should be Crossbones after Master Man's actions had accidentally woken up Captain America.

   At Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia Crossbones defeated Captain America while Falcon watched in awe.

(Captain America II#4 (fb) - BTS) - Wilson got his butt kicked as well and Crossbones then delivered Captain America and Sam "Falcon" Wilson to the World Party's HQ in Philadelphia.

(Captain America II#4) - When Captain America angrily ripped his chains out of the wall Red Skull ordered Crossbones to kill the star-spangled adventurer. Cap knocked out Crossbones after a hard fight, then went after Red Skull, but Master Man came to his rescue.

(Captain America II#6 - BTS) - Crossbones next fougth Bucky (Rikki Barnes). (see comments)

(Heroes Reborn: Rebel#1 (fb) - BTS) - Residing somewhere in the state of Calivada Crossbones was mutated by gamma radiation like half of the population. He became a loyal follower of Master Man, who had come believe himself to be the Judeo-Christian God. Serving God as his head priest Crossbones changed many normal folk into slave-like acolytes of God in the Tabernacle building within the town Quixote, in the Santa-Anna Province.

   One day Crossbones and some of God's armed acolytes were hording together civilians when Rebel (Connor O'Reilly) assaulted them. Crossbones took a hit to the face...

(Heroes Reborn: Rebel#1) - Crossbones took the hit and kept fighting Rebel, who hit Crossbones' knee with a blast from his rocket boots. The injury quickly healed up and Crossbones kept beating on Rebel and promised he would be ordained a saint by God (Master Man) if he brought Rebel's head to his master. In response Rebel took out his gun and shot Crossbones to pieces. Crossbones' head rolled in front of Rebel's allies Pepper Potts, Michka Rose and Guinness.

Comments: Created by Jeph Loeb (writer), Rob Liefeld (pencils), Jonathan Sibal & Lary Stucker (inks).

Captain America II#6 (March, 1997) ends with the announcement for Bucky vs Crossbones next issue, but for us it nevere happened because Liefeld and Loeb left the book and James Robinson took over as writer starting with a meeting between Captain America and the US president.

Profile by Markus Raymond.

Crossbones is an alternate counterpart of:

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Heroes Reborn: Rebel#1, p3, pan1 (main image)
Captain America II#3, p17, pan1 (human form)
Captain America II#4, p14, pan3 (vs Captain America)

Captain America II#3 (January, 1997) - Rob Liefeld (plot/pencils/editor), Jeph Loeb (writer), Jonathan Sibal & Lary Stucker (inks)
Captain America II#4 (February, 1997) - Rob Liefeld (plot/pencils), Jeph Loeb (writer), Jonathan Sibal & Lary Stucker (inks), Eric Stephenson (editor)
Captain America II#6 (April, 1997) - Rob Liefeld (plot/pencils), Jeph Loeb (writer), Ian Churchill (pencils), Jonathan Sibal & Lary Stucker (inks), Eric Stephenson (editor)
Heroes Reborn: Rebel#1 (January, 2000) - Joe Kelly (writer), Matt Haley (pencils), Steve Lieber (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)

Last updated: 05/08/15

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