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SHOOTING STAR

Real Name: Victoria Star

Identity/Class: Human technology/conventional weapons user

Occupation: Adventurer; former rodeo performer

Group Membership: The Rangers (Fifty-One, Firebird/Bonita Juarez, Living Lightning/Miguel Santos, Red Wolf/William Talltrees, Texas Twister/Drew Daniels);
   formerly Initiative (3-D Man/Delroy Garrett, Ant-Man/Eric O'Grady, Cloud 9/Abigail Boylen, Crusader/Z'reg, Gargoyle/Isaac Christians, Gauntlet/Joseph Green, Hardball/Roger Brokerage, Hulkling/Teddy Altman of Earth-721, Justice/Vance Astrovik, Komodo/Melati Kusuma, Nighthawk/Kyle Richmond, Thor Girl/Skrull imposter, Ultra Girl/Suzy Sherman, War Machine/James Rhodes, Wiccan/Billy Kaplan of Earth-721, "Yellowjacket"/Criti Noll, others)

Affiliations: Luke Cage, Doctor Cargill, Cody (rodeo show owner), Collector (Taneleer Tivan), Hawkeye (Clint Barton), Hulk (Bruce Banner), Rick Jones, Right Riders, Scarlet Spider (Kaine), Skrull Kill Krew, Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Teen Brigade (Candy Barr, Ben "Wheels" Cassidy, Bill "Specs" Mantle, Sally Rider), Turbine (Joline Cargill), Zoe Walsh, Whiz Kid;
   formerly Rangers (Armadillo/Antonio Rodriguez, Phantom Rider/Hamilton Slade)

Enemies: Azmodeus, Black Billy and his gang, Corruptor (Jackson Day), Frightful Four (Dreadknight/Bram Velsing, Man-Bull/William Taurens, Trapster/Peter Petruski, Wizard/Bentley Wittman), Graviton (Frank Hall), HYDRA, Lobo (Skrull infiltrator), Mammon, Master Pandemonium (Martin Preston), Riglevio, Roxxon (specifically David Walsh), Skrulls;
formerly (while possessed) West Coast Avengers (Hawkeye/Clint Barton, Mockingbird/Bobbi Morse-Barton, Thing/Ben Grimm, Tigra/Greer Nelson, Wonder Man/Simon Williams)

Known Relatives: Remington Star (father)

Aliases: "Blasted filly" (nickname used by Texas Twister)

Base of Operations: The Rangers HQ, Texas;
                                  formerly the West Coast Avengers brig, Palos Verdes, California;
                                  formerly Cody's Rodeo Extravaganza, Pasadena, California;
                                  formerly mobile throughout the Southwest;
                                  formerly El Paso, Texas

First Appearance: Incredible Hulk II#265 (November, 1981)

Powers/Abilities: Shooting Star possesses no known superhuman abilities. She is a phenomenally fast and accurate sharpshooter with handguns. She has similarly good aim with thrown objects and has a strong pitching arm. A skilled unarmed combatant and a gifted equestrian, she sometimes rides a specially trained horse named Satin. Her custom six-shooters fire star-shaped pellets that can paralyze the nervous system of most living targets. A single "star" can paralyze a 6-foot man of average build for half an hour. Her guns can also be loaded and used with regular ammunition. Star's boots contain high-mass gyroscopes enabling her to stay upright and aloft within Texas Twister's cyclones. A previous version of her costume allowed her to fly without the aid of the Twister's winds, she's since abandoned this outfit. Possessed by the demon Riglevio, she could cast magic spells that prevented people from revealing what she didn't want known. Shooting Star is able to shift between an affected, Texas style twang and accentless English.

Height: 5'8"
Weight: 120 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Blonde

History:

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition#11 (fb) - BTS) - The woman who would become Shooting Star was born Victoria Star in El Paso, Texas. Daughter of wealthy and benevolent oil baron Remington Star, she showed an early interest in becoming a professional rodeo performer. Out on the circuit as Shooting Star, Victoria met and fell in love with the superhuman performer Texas Twister (Drew Daniels). They decided to form an act together.

(Incredible Hulk II#265 (fb) - BTS) - To make sure his daughter was able to make a name for herself, Victoria's father approached inventors to create a pair of star-shooting six-guns for use in her rodeo act.

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition#11 (fb) - BTS) - Remington's scientists also dreamed up a pair of gyroscope boots that allowed Shooting Star to perform within the cyclones generated by Texas Twister (see comments).

(Incredible Hulk II#265 (fb) - BTS) - Tired of touring, the Twister and Shooting Star signed a contract to exclusively appear at Cody's Rodeo Extravaganza in Pasadena, California.

(Incredible Hulk II#265 (fb) - BTS) - The mind controlling Corruptor was in the Midwest, hiding out in an old Spanish mission. He ran afoul of the Hulk, Rick Jones and his Teen Brigade. Using his powers to get the Hulk on his side, Corruptor planned to have Rick bring in his old friends the Avengers so he could control them as well. Figuring the heroes would be able to deal with the Hulk and the Corruptor irregardless of the villain's plans, Rick sent out an Avengers priority summons. However, the signal was unable to cross over the Rocky Mountains. Instead, it was deflected and spread across the Midwest.

(Incredible Hulk II#265) - Shooting Star and Texas Twister were displeased with the way Cody treated them, only paying a 1000 dollars for their popular, crowd pleasing performance. When they happened to pick up Rick Jones' distress call on a nearby radio Twister figured responding to it before the Avengers could, would make them genuine superheroes. Ready to turn that notoriety into a profit, they flew off. Tracing the call signal, they were surprised to find other local superheroes had responded as well. Joining with Red Wolf, Firebird and Night Rider, they approached the old Spanish mission that the Corruptor had been using as his base. They were then taken aback by the fact the Hulk was there as well, looking angry and ready to attack. Red Wolf and his pet wolf Lobo were the first to jump the behemoth. Hopelessly outmatched, they were saved by Firebird who blasted the Hulk from behind, which caused him to toss his opponents aside. Firebird and Shooting Star then teamed to attack Hulk, but her shooting stars only annoyed the Hulk who noticed they made his blood freeze. He used one of his thunderclaps to send them flying, but Night Rider caught the stunned Shooting Star on the back of his horse Banshee. Grateful, Star flirted with the enigmatic horseman which made the Texas Twister so jealous he tried to impress Victoria by recklessly attacking the Hulk. The behemoth easily grabbed his ankle and stopped the cyclone generating cowboy. Night Rider rushed to rejoin the fight, which led to Shooting Star falling off the back of his horse. Worried for the Twister but still eager to help, she shot a few rounds at the Hulk but her stellar bullets accidentally hit the Night Rider who shrieked out in pain. Hulk then punched the Rider and his horse, who in turn hit Shooting Star and knocked all of them out. With all the heroes defeated, Corruptor showed himself, ready to take control of them. But thanks to Rick Jones who risked his life trying to talk some sense into the corrupted Hulk, the villain was defeated when Hulk shifted back into Banner who knocked out the Corruptor with a little help from Lobo. After the fight, Shooting Star and the other western heroes decided they might stick together as a superhero team, with Texas Twister suggesting their new name: the Rangers.

(Marvel Super Hero Contest of Champions I#1) - Shooting Star, the Rangers and most of Earth's heroes were abducted by the Grandmaster and a being known only as the "Unknown" (actually Mistress Death). They were brought together in an alien looking arena. Soon after they got their bearings, Grandmaster and the Unknown appeared to the heroes to tell them what was going on. Recently, the Grandmaster's fellow Elder of the Universe the Collector had died. Grandmaster sought to remedy this by daring the Unknown into a game. Should he win, the Collector would be brought back to life. Both players each picked twelve heroes to battle on their behalf. Shooting Star was left out of the competition. In battles of three, the chosen heroes had to fight over pieces of the 'Golden Globe of Life'. Whoever collected the most was the winner.

(Marvel Super Hero Contest of Champions I#2 - BTS) - Shooting Star and all other heroes who didn't take part in the cosmic competition remained captured while the chosen ones fought over the Golden Globe of Life pieces.

(Marvel Super Hero Contest of Champions I#3 - BTS) - When all twelve participants had returned, it seemed the Grandmaster's team had won three Golden Life Pieces, while the Unknown only had one. Promising to never use the denizens of Earth in his games again, the Grandmaster claimed his prize. However, all the heroes were shocked to see the Unknown revealed as Death itself. The embodiment of lifelessness held her end of the bargain and restored the Collector. However, the universe survives by balance so for any one life force to return, another should be taken. That's why the Grandmaster gave up his life to make sure his "brother" lived. Death then departed, taking the Collector with her. In the aftermath, all the summoned heroes were returned to wherever they were prior to the contest.

(Incredible Hulk II#278) - Shooting Star and her fellow Rangers joined a scala of Earth's superheroes on the White House lawn in Washington D.C. to help celebrate the fact the Hulk had received an official presidential pardon. The televised event was briefly interrupted by an alien invasion that the Hulk and Earth's heroes helped fight off (in reality, it was an illusion projected by the Leader based on footage shot by one of Bereet of Krylor's Star Eyes).

(Incredible Hulk II#279) - The Hulk was honored by the city of New York with a special victory parade and ceremony for his heroic efforts during the ersatz alien invasion. Shooting Star was among the many heroes present during the ticker-tape parade and the official ceremonies during which many of the Hulk's friends and allies delivered glowing testimonies.

(Solo Avengers#18 (fb) - BTS) - Texas Twister and Shooting Star continued their two man rodeo act. However, when the Twister's powers began to fade he became desperate and found himself tempted by the demon Riglevio who offered to restore his abilities in return for his soul. Twister accepted and for one glorious week enjoyed the full use of his powers as well as the love of Shooting Star. When it came time for him to pay Riglevio, the Twister begged to take anyone else but him. In response, the demon possessed Shooting Star's body and immediately cast a spell preventing him from revealing her true identity.

(West Coast Avengers II#8 (fb) - BTS) - Riglevio feared Firebird's supposedly holy powers would expose her. That's why she used her influence to make the Rangers slowly drift apart. Rivlegio made them believe that it was actually because they'd realized they were too geographically challenged to make it work as a team.

(West Coast Avengers II#8 - BTS) - Former Ranger Firebird had been spending time with the West Coast Avengers, holding out hope they'd invite her to join. When Hawkeye continued to court the visiting Thing (Ben Grimm) over her, she contacted her old teammates and asked them to come to the Avengers Compound in Palos Verdes to discuss giving the Rangers another go. Rivlegio, still posing as Shooting Star, decided this would be the best possible moment to kill Bonita and, through the use of some magic, convinced her fellow Rangers Firebird was evil and had to die.

(West Coast Avengers II#8) - When the Rangers arrived at the Compound and met the Avengers, Firebird sensed something was very wrong with them. Matters escalated when Shooting Star touched Bonita right in the spot she'd recently had a prescient vision about. This led her to conclude the Rangers had been possessed by demonic forces. Firebird turned out to be right, the Rangers immediately attacked the heroes, with Red Wolf making his pet wolf Lobo grow to gigantic size. In the end, Riglevio's fears about Firebird came true: she exposed the demon and forced the creature to show its true face (though Firebird didn't realize Shooting Star was trapped inside her own body).

(Solo Avengers#18 (fb) - BTS) - The Avengers locked Riglevio up in their sub-basement facilities. She was trapped in a cage whipped up by Hank Pym that monitored her every move. The bars of her cage were made of solid, magic repellant steel. Unable to tell anyone she wasn't really a demon, just possessed by one, Shooting Star remained trapped for months.

(Solo Avengers#18) - After many, exhausting months of study into the arcane, Texas Twister came up with a way to free Shooting Star. He went to the Avengers compound to see Riglevio. Hawkeye took him to the sub-basement where the demon was being kept. The Twister broke the possession by kissing the gruesome looking creature and admitting that he loved her. This turned Shooting Star back to normal, even as Twister explained that his power loss was actually caused by the demon. Hawkeye then asked the obvious: what happened to Riglevio after he left Shooting Star? It turned out he had possessed the Twister who immediately attacked. Hawkeye quickly returned Shooting Star's costume and weapons to her and together they fought the vastly powerful Texas Twister. Eventually, Hawkeye downed him by firing a bola arrow at him that caught and snared his feet. Shooting Star then threatened to kill the man she loved rather than have him trapped in the same living hell she'd been in for months. Convinced she wasn't bluffing, Riglevio agreed to possess a nearby lifeless statue instead. Now both free from his influence, Shooting Star and Texas Twister happily reunited (see comments).

(Marvel Comics Presents I#45/4) - Shooting Star was performing at a Texas county fair, showing off her shooting skills. After one of her performances, she was challenged by local hoodlum Black Billy, who wanted to compare his aim to hers. Though she wasn't too interested, she accepted when a group of young schoolgirls who'd come to see her asked if this meant that Black Billy was right about girls not being as good as boys. Ready to prove her worth, Shooting Star easily beat Billy by hitting all 15 quarters thrown in the air and even disarming him before he could even get off a shot. Humiliated and out for revenge, Black Billy had his gang capture the entire school class that had seen him lose, taking them to an old ghost town. Shooting Star, riding her horse Satin, decided to come to their aid, fully aware she was walking into a trap. Star had no trouble defeating Billy's gang, forcing him to show up with one of the girls as a hostage. A gun pointed to the child's head, Billy forced Shooting Star to drop her weapons. When she complied, the sadistic gunman told her he felt like killing the kid anyway. Acting quickly, Star removed one of her spurs and threw it at Billy's weapon to disarm him. With Billy and his gang taken away by the authorities, Shooting Star joined the newly freed school class on their bus, singing a rousing version of Cyndi Lauper's Girls Just Wanna Have Fun while her horse Satin followed the bus into the sunset. 

(Spider-Man: Chaos in Calgary#4) - Shooting Star, Texas Twister and Phantom Rider were performing in a rodeo show at the world famous Calgary Stampede when a new Frightful Four (Dreadknight, Man-Bull, Trapster, Wizard) appeared and attempted to abduct the attending top physicist Dr. Cargill (Wizard wanted to force the brilliant Cargill to aid him scientifically). Shooting Star and the other Rangers attacked the Frightful Four and received unexpected help from Spider-Man (who happened to be there covering the festivities for the Daily Bugle), the Right Riders (a group of bicycle safety promoters), and Turbine (Cargill's daughter). The villains were overpowered and outgunned and when his three teammates were defeated, the Wizard quickly surrendered.

(Thunderbolts I#57 (fb) - BTS) - When the power mad Graviton levitated dozens of Earth's capital cities into orbit in a misguided plan to reshape the planet to prove his superiority and vision, Shooting Star and her fellow Rangers were called to action.

(Thunderbolts I#57) - Shooting Star and the other heroes tried to attack Graviton who was residing near Burton Canyon, Colorado. They found themselves trapped, hovering helpless in mid-air by his gravitic might.

(Thunderbolts I#59 (fb) - BTS) - Following Graviton's eventual defeat at the hands of the original Thunderbolts, Shooting Star and the other heroes were released.

(Civil War: Battle Damage Report#1 - BTS) - Marking the six-month anniversary of the ratification of the Superhuman Registration Act Tony Stark researched several superhuman operatives, including Shooting Star.

(Civil War I#7 (fb) ) - Following the founding of the Fifty States Initiative in the wake of the passing of the S.H.R.A., Shooting Star officially registered as a superhero. She then joined a new incarnation of the Rangers, along with Firebird, Phantom Rider, Red Wolf Texas Twister and new members Armadillo and Living Lightning to become Texas' officially sanctioned superhero team. The new Rangers were presented to the press by Yellowjacket (secretly Skrull infiltrator Criti Noll).

(Mighty Avengers I#1 - BTS) - Tony Stark and Ms. Marvel discussed who should spearhead their first official Avengers team after the superhuman Civil War, Shooting Star was among the candidates they reviewed.

(Avengers: Initiative#2) - Shooting Star and the Rangers were dispatched when a Hydra Terrorcarrier (a craft comparable to the SHIELD Helicarrier) with a full complement of viper jets emerged from prairie chapel ranch. While Shooting Star and the other non-fliers protected civilians on the ground, Firebird, Texas Twister and Living Lightning took to the skies. Not much later, the Rangers received backup in the form of the Avengers Initiative and several of the Mighty Avengers. Together, they eventually defeated HYDRA.

(Avengers: Initiative#19 (fb) - BTS) - Queen Veranke's Skrull operatives also managed to infiltrate the Rangers, replacing Red Wolf's faithful companion Lobo.

(Avengers: Initiative#19) - "Lobo" was discovered by the visiting 3-D Man whose goggles allowed him to detect Skrulls no matter what they looked like. 3-D Man and Red Wolf held Lobo down while Shooting Star killed the rapidly shifting creature by blasting him with real live ammo from her gun, reminding her opponent not to mess with Texas. However, 3-D Man then spotted several Skrulls hiding in the angry mob that had gathered around them. The Skrulls had riled up everyone into believing all the Rangers were alien invaders. However, thanks to the 3-D Man's Skrull detection skills, they rooted out the aliens. 3-D Man took Shooting Star, most of the Rangers, other Initiative members and the Skrull Kill Krew to Camp Hammond, headquarters of the Skrulls' operation on Earth. Shooting Star was among the first to arrive via the Initiative jumpgates and was exposed to a special, lethal gas the Skrulls had cooked up that only affected Terrans. Gasping for air and near death, Shooting Star was saved by Whiz Kid who whipped up a whirlwind that dispatched the toxin into the atmosphere where it could do no harm. In the process, the Initiative speedster caught a fatal dose of the gas and died on the spot. Shooting Star recovered in time to help cheer on Initiative member Crusader (secretly the kind-hearted Skrull Z'reg) for killing Criti Noll. But 3-D Man, unaware Z'Reg wasn't allied with Veranke, shot him from behind thinking he was yet another Skrull.

(Scarlet Spider II#7 - BTS) - The Rangers were contacted when Roxxon Industries was under attack by the Scarlet Spider (Kaine). They arrived just when Kaine learned Roxxon CEO David Walsh had falsely told the authorities a previous explosion in the building was caused by a gas leak to avoid people finding out it was his daughter Zoe, who fired a missile into the building.

(Scarlet Spider II#8) - Mistaking the Scarlet Spider for a common criminal, the Rangers meant to bring him in. Shooting Star held one of her guns to Kaine's head, in an attempt to force him to cooperate. However, the Scarlet Spider was determined to find out the truth about Walsh's daughter and tried to flee. First, he grabbed Star and threw her out the window towards Texas Twister who was hovering right outside. He used the confusion to escape with Zoe Walsh, reinforcing the idea he was a kidnapper. Shooting Star tried to fire at him, but the Spider's agility and speed were too great. After he had eluded them, the Rangers decided to retreat and rethink their strategy. Later that day, Shooting Star and the Rangers tried to track the Scarlet Spider down but seemed unable to do so until Living Lightning learned several alarms went off at a Roxxon facility in Galveston. Figuring it was the Spider, they went on their way. As soon as they arrived at the refinery, they located the Scarlet Spider who in turn was lead to the facility by Zoe Walsh (in an attempt to uncover Roxxon's proverbial dirty laundry). Unaware of all this, the Rangers engaged the Spider until an attack of their alien member Fifty-One destroyed the floor they stood on. That plunged the team and the Spider down to the basement where they were shocked to learn it was filled with the remains of indigenous American people. Realizing Roxxon was up to something foul, Firebird and the Rangers joined the Scarlet Spider in his assault on the facility. Next they discovered Roxxon scientists conducting experiments on human test subjects. Before they could shut them down, things went haywire and a creature called Mammon revealed its presence. Mammon was a self-sustaining energy form that had laid dormant under the Earth's crust for millions of years until Roxxon uncovered it. In order to live, it used human hosts who he would then burn out.

(Scarlet Spider II#9) - Firebird, Fifty-One, Living Lightning and Texas Twister tried their best to deal with the powerful Mammon, while Shooting Star, Spider and Red Wolf cornered one of the escaping Roxxon officials and forced him to spill the beans on how to stop the creature. Not too long after that, David Walsh barged in with a squad of specially trained men. Wanting to rid himself of the heroes, Walsh ordered his men to shoot them for trespassing on Roxxon property. Shooting Star fired back at them, but ultimately Mammon murdered them all. The info they got from the Roxxon official led the Scarlet Spider to conclude Mammon needed a steady supply of human hosts and that his current one was about to be burned up. Spider then dove into Mammon, rescuing his host and forcing the demon to find a new target. It ultimately wound up possessing David Walsh, but the Spider then made sure Mammon was trapped in the only substance that could contain him: oil. With the threat dealt with, the Rangers were unable to find any evidence of Roxxon's misdeeds. Shooting Star and the others watched disgusted when acting Roxxon CEO Todd Hamilton arrived on the scene to congratulate them for keeping Roxxon and America safe. They nevertheless vowed to keep close tabs of Roxxon in case they messed up again. Some time later, Shooting Star watched how the Scarlet Spider slugged Texas Twister for daring to offer him Rangers membership. She then saw Kaine refuse and swing away, calling them a bunch of morons.

Comments: Created by Bill Mantlo (writer), Sal Buscema (pencils & inks)

In her first appearance, Bill Mantlo strongly suggested that Shooting Star possessed superhuman powers, including flight. That's not been confirmed or picked up on by any other writer since. Since the OHOTMU Deluxe Edition any instances of her flying are attributed to the gyros in her boots that allow her to ride the Texas Twister's winds.

Shooting Star's real name "Victoria Star" is obviously inspired by the famous Texas State University Victory Star, a giant star symbol on top of Jackson Hall that is lit up during graduation or whenever the Bobcats win. It's a tradition that dates back to 1936, y'all.

Even though Shooting Star didn't actively fight Azmodeus and Master Pandemonium, she was a victim of their machinations through Rivlegio... Rigelvio, Rilevg... Darn that demon's hard to remember name. Every variation sounds like a type of pasta that should come with extra meatballs and sauce. Just like that opera Rigoletto. But enough blatant cultural stereotypes.

I don't know about you, but if my boyfriend had bartered his soul to the devil only to renege on the deal so I wound up possessed and incarcerated in an Avengers sub-basement for months, I'd be pretty pissed off. But Shooting Star was more than happy to forgive and forget what the Texas Twister had done to her and took him back with a smile in Solo Avengers#18. Blasted filly...

1993's Marvel Super Heroes III#15 has artist Rick Parker tell a story of how Dr. Druid and Heckstorm (yes, Heckstorm) rescue Shooting Star from the demonic realm she was trapped in ever since she was actually, physically replaced by a demon. It's a fun, but very silly story that even has cameos by the Bullpen Bulletins versions of Mark Gruenwald and Tom DeFalco. Therefore, while it's technically not out of continuity, I'd say it's best left considered to be either an alternate reality or a very disturbing fever dream (and for some reason, Shooting Star's costume looks a lot like the Tania Belinsky Red Guardian outfit...)

Shooting Star received profiles in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#10 (October, 1983), Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition#11 (October, 1986) and Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z Update#2 (August, 2010).

Profile by Norvo.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Shooting Star should not be confused with:


Cody

Cody ran a self-named Rodeo Extravaganza outside of Pasadena, California. In order to draw in bigger crowds, he contracted superhuman performing duo Texas Twister and Shooting Star. They signed their contracts, unaware they'd only be receiving a meager 1000 dollars a week between the two of them. When they tried to air their grievances to Cody, after he handed them their paycheck, he gleefully told them they were the ones who signed the contract, adding "an'  I'm holdin' ya to 'em!". Nevertheless, Shooting Star and Texas Twister departed Cody's Rodeo Extravaganza when they overheard Rick Jones' distress call intended for the Avengers.

-- Incredible Hulk II#265










Satin

Satin was Shooting Star's preferred horse, a well trained, obedient and not easily spooked steed. She was a vital part of Shooting Star's act, joining Victoria when she performed at a Texas county fair. Later, Shooting Star rode Satin to an old ghost town where the disgruntled gunman Black Billy had abducted a school class to after Star had humiliated him during a gun challenge. Black Billy's gang repeatedly tried to shoot Satin, but Victoria kept her horse safe. After rescuing one of the children, Star had the girl stay with Satin while she went forth to confront Black Billy and save the others. After everyone was safe and sound, Shooting Star joined the newly freed school class on their bus, singing a rousing version of Cyndi Lauper's Girls Just Wanna Have Fun while Satin followed the bus into the sunset.

--Incredible Hulk II#265 (Incredible Hulk II#265, Marvel Comics Presents I#45/4










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Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z Update#2, p49, pan1 (main image)
Incredible Hulk II#265, p7, pan6 (and Texas Twister fly off to become heroes)
Solo Avengers#18, p6, pans3,4,5 (turned human by Texas Twister's kiss)
Marvel Comics Presents I#45, p32, pan3 (on guard)
Civil War I#7, p24, pan3 (forming the 50 State Initiative Rangers)
Avengers: Initiative#19, p7, pans2&3 (don't mess with Texas)
Scarlet Spider II#8, p5, pans2&3 (pissed off by Scarlet Spider)
Marvel Super-Heroes III#15, p78, pan1 (rescued by Dr. Druid)
Incredible Hulk II#265, p7, pan4 (Cody)
Marvel Comics Presents I#45, p30, pan1 (Satin)


Appearances:
Incredible Hulk II#265 (November, 1981) - Bill Mantlo (writer), Sal Buscema (pencils & inks), Al Milgrom (editor)
Marvel Super Heroes Contest of Champions I#1 (June, 1982) - Mark Gruenwald, Steven Grant, Bill Mantlo (writers), John Romita Jr. (pencils), Pablo Marcos (inks), Mark Gruenwald, Tom DeFalco (editors)
Marvel Super Heroes Contest of Champions I#2 (July, 1982) - Mark Gruenwald, Steven Grant, Bill Mantlo (writers), John Romita Jr. (pencils), Pablo Marcos (inks), Mark Gruenwald, Tom DeFalco (editors)
Marvel Super Heroes Contest of Champions I#3 (August, 1982) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), John Romita Jr. (pencils), Pablo Marcos (inks), Mark Gruenwald, Tom DeFalco (editors)
Incredible Hulk II#278 (December, 1982) - Bill Mantlo (writer), Sal Buscema (pencils), Joe Sinnott (inks), Al Milgrom (editor)
Incredible Hulk II#279 (January, 1983) - Bill Mantlo (writer), Mark Gruenwald (pencils), Greg LaRocque (inks), Al Milgrom & Ann Nocenti (editors)
West Coast Avengers II#8 (May, 1986) - Steve Englehart (writer), Al Milgrom (pencils), Joe Sinnott (inks), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Solo Avengers#18 (May, 1989) - Howard Mackie (writer), Ron Wilson (pencils), Don Heck (inks), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Marvel Comics Presents I#45/4 (March, 1990) - Robert Campanella (writer), Jose Delbo (pencils), Mike DeCarlo (inks), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Amazing Spider-Man: Chaos in Calgary#4 (February, 1992) - Scott Lobdell (writer), Jim Craig (pencils), David & Dan Day (inkers), Glenn Herdling (editor)
Marvel Super-Heroes III#15/4 (October, 1993) - Rick Parker (writer, inks), Paul Neary (pencils), Rob Tokar (editor)
Thunderbolts I#57 (December, 2001) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Patrick Zircher (pencils), Al Vey (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Civil War I#7 (January, 2007) - Mark Millar (writer), Steve McNiven (pencils), Dexter Vines, John Dell, Tim Townsend (inkers), Tom Brevoort, Molly Lazer, Aubrey Sitterson (editors)
Civil War: Battle Damage Report (May, 2007) - Anthony Flamini, Ronald Byrd (writers), Scott Kolins (pencils, inks), Jeff Youngquist, Jennifer Grunwald, Mark D. Beazley, Tom Brevoort (editors)
Avengers: Initiative#2 (July, 2007) - Dan Slott (writer), Stefano Caselli (pencils, inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers: Initiative#19 (January, 2009) - Dan Slott, Christos N. Cage (writers), Harvey Talibao, Bong Dazo (pencils, inks), Tom Brevoort, Jeanine Schaefer (editors)
Scarlet Spider II#8 (October, 2012) - Chris Yost (writer), Khoi Pham (pencils), Tom Palmer (inks), Tom Brennan (editor)
Scarlet Spider II#9 (November, 2012) - Chris Yost (writer), Khoi Pham (pencils), Tom Palmer, Chris Sotomayor, Rick Ketcham (inkers), Tom Brennan (editor)


Last updated: 04/22/16

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