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Real Name: Sol Hexam

Identity/Class: Extratemporal (Earth-5555 circa 8162 AD) human

Occupation: Bounty hunter

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Dead Cert

Enemies: Death's Head (Freelance Peacekeeping Agent), Big Shot, Photofit

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Los Angeles Resettlement, Earth-5555 circa 8162 AD

First Appearance: Death's Head I#6 (May, 1989)

Powers/Abilities: No superhuman powers. A skilled bounty hunter who used bombs as his trademark.

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(Death's Head I#6) - Crimeboss Dead Cert tried to discredit his major rival Undertaker at every turn. So, when the Undertaker hired the assassin Big Shot to take out the vigilante bounty hunter Death's Head, Cert decided to turn this to his advantage. He hired the bomb throwing mercenary Short Fuse to kill Death's Head, hoping to claim credit for the death of the troublesome mechanoid bounty hunter.

(Death's Head I#7) - Short Fuse proved humorously incapable of killing Death's Head with his explosives. After exploding a bomb on board Death's Head's newest spacecraft, Death's Head still managed to land his craft right on top of Short Fuse's ship. Worried his employer might fire or kill him after this failure, Short Fuse was delighted to learn Dead Cert only wanted him to try again before his rival beat him to it. He tracked down Death's Head to a television studio where the bounty hunter was trying to arrest the shapeshifting criminal Photofit. Short Fuse met his untimely demise when he tried to take out Death's Head with a bomb, unaware he was facing a disguised Photofit instead. Startled, Short Fuse forgot to disarm the bomb and inadvertently died by his own hand.

Comments: Created by Simon Furman, Bryan Hitch, Richard Starkings.

His real name was revealed in Death's Head FPA's profile in OHotMU SC#3.

Profile by MarvellousLuke

Short Fuse has no known connections to

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Death's Head I#7, p8, pan2 (main image)
Death's Head I#7, p5, pan3 (running)

Death's Head I#6 (May, 1989) - Simon Furman(writer), Liam Sharp(pencils), Paul Marshall(inks), Richard Starkings(editor)
Death's Head I#7 (June, 1989) - Simon Furman(writer), Bryan Hitch(pencils), Jeff Anderson(inks), Steve White(editor)

Last updated: 08/11/13

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