Real Name: Toussaint Murrow
Occupation: Mercenary, voodoo funeral performer
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Harold Monsarrat
Enemies: Punisher (Frank Castle)
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: Baron Cemetary (stage name)
Base of Operations: The Baron Cemetary offices in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
First Appearance: The Punisher: Die Hard in the Big Easy (1992)
Powers/Abilities: The Mortician possessed no
inherent superhuman powers but he was a very skilled voodoo
practitioner, using various voodoo potions and poisons as well as
voodoo dolls. He also carried a staff that could paralyzing darts from
Weight: 159 lbs.
(The Punisher: Die Hard in the Big Easy (fb) - BTS) - The Mortician
fancied himself possessed by the Loa death god Baron Cemetary and made
a name for him as a specialist in voodoo funerals "of distinction."
(The Punisher: Die Hard in the Big Easy (fb)) - After
tracking drug traffickers' trail to New Orleans, Punisher began
questioning and ended up killing a few of drug lord Harold Monsarrat's
men. In an effort to stop the Punisher, Monsarrat hired "Baron
Cemetary," also known as the Mortician. When the Punisher forced a
rental property landlord into revealing that one of the agents worked
for Monsarrat, the Mortician arrived and warned that the landlord had
already said enough to get himself buried. The Mortician then calmly
raised his staff, which fired a dart into the Punisher's neck. Before
the drug could take effect, the Punisher lashed out, taking down nearly
all of the Mortician's thugs before succumbing to the drugged dart. As
Punisher's body grew numb, the Mortician introduced himself and
announced that he had been hired to arrange the Punisher's death. With
his last bit of strength, the Punisher hurled his handgun into the
Mortician's and stiffly made his escape. The Mortician quickly ordered
his men to follow the fumbling Punisher through the Carnival crowd.
Eventually, the Punisher collapsed due to the drugged dart and the
Mortician had him brought back to his offices, where he had the
Punisher tied and placed in a coffin. The Mortician then revealed his
plans to bury the Punisher alive and raise him as a zombie.
(The Punisher: Die Hard in the Big Easy) - The
Mortician brought the Punisher to the river and lowered him into a
grave before killing a chicken and dripping its blood over the
Punisher. As Punisher squirmed, the Mortician told Punisher to die with
a curse on his lips, explaining that the Punisher would rise again
under the Mortician's orders. The Mortician then had his men seal the
Punisher's coffin and promised he would meet the Punisher again before
departing. After local Jonas Jackson rescued the Punisher and the
Punisher succeeded in killing Harold Monsarrat at his own riverboat
party, the Mortician was phoned to inform him of his failure to kill
the Punisher. As the Mortician angrily exclaimed that the Punisher
could not be alive unless the Mortician himself had summoned him, the
Punisher busted into the Mortician's offices and killed the Mortician's
men. Pulling out a long, drugged voodoo needle, the Mortician jumped
into hand-to-hand combat against the Punisher while his offices went up
in fire. Punisher ended up knocking the Mortician out with the butt of
his gun then carried him out to the river, where he put the Mortician
in a coffin and buried him alive. As he left, the Punisher challenged
that if the Mortician was as good as he claimed to be, he would find a
Comments: Created by John Wagner and Phil Gascoine.
The Mortician had an entry in the Marvel Encyclopedia
HC Vol. 5: Marvel Knights, where his real name, height and weight were
Profile by Proto-Man.
The Mortician has no KNOWN connections to:
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The Punisher: Die Hard in the Big Easy, p19, pan5 (The Mortician, headshot)
The Punisher: Die Hard in the Big Easy (1992) - John Wagner (writer), Phil Gascoine (art), Marie Javins (editor)
Last updated: 10/19/15
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