Real Name: Unrevealed (Shreck may be surname)
Group Membership: His own gang of criminals
Affiliations: Griffin, Kalvin,
Remo, three others (names unrevealed)
Enemies: Alec Swan, police, supermarket store
customers (Jerry, others)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Los Angeles, USA
First Appearance: Codename: Firearm#3/2 (July,
Powers/Abilities: Pale in complexion, Shreck
had enhanced strength and dexterity with resistance to pain. He could
transform at will into a more bestial form, with long, sharp claws from
his fingers and toes, plus extended incisor fangs; this also seemed to
make his outer skin more dense and resistant to cuts. Psychopathic in
nature, he enjoyed killing people. He had distinctive grayish skin,
small nose and a blue tongue, but enjoyed alcohol too much.
(Codename: Firearm#3/2 (fb) - BTS) - Shreck led a
gang of eight (including several super-powered ultras) on a cash raid
on a supermarket. Police quickly arrived, but Shreck paused to shoot
several police officers, ending escape negotiations and initiating a
siege. His fellow armed gang members held the customers hostage, but
one quiet customer was former secret agent Alec Swan.
(Codename: Firearm#3/2) - A hostage named Jerry, a
lawyer, offered to represent the criminals before the police and
negotiate better terms. Seeing an opportunity, Shreck pretended to go
along with Jerry's idea, but instead set him up as the first dead
hostage, shot in front of the police, to kick-start negotiations. Eager
for more blood, Shreck then declared all the hostages be killed, but
Swan leapt out and threatened a gang member. Shreck and the others
instead turned on him, shooting their colleague to try to get at Swan;
however, Swan escaped down the aisles. Several gang members gave chase.
Firearm#4/2) - Gang member Lovecraft, set on fire by the resourceful
Swan, staggered back to Shreck, screaming about pain, so Shreck shot
Lovecraft in the head to end the pain. Shreck ordered more gang members
go after Swan, but the ex-agent eliminated Remo, Griffin and Kalvin,
then two more, letting shopping trolleys deliver the corpses to the
frustrated Shreck. The gunman shouted he would kill a hostage every ten
seconds if Swan did not surrender. Swan dropped his guns and came
(Codename: Firearm#5/2) - Shreck shot Swan in the
shoulder, but the ex-agent threw a knife into Shreck's arm. Shreck
shrugged off the injury, transforming into his clawed and fanged form,
then attacked Swan. While they fought, Swan shouted to the other
hostages to escape and they ran. Swan suspected Shreck might be a
vampire, but a warm body indicated otherwise to him. Taking a lesson
from deceased ultra-killer Rafferty,
Swan jammed an aerosol can in the mouth of Shreck, who was momentarily
stunned, then grabbed guns and shot at the can. It exploded, killing
Shreck in the process.
The siege and killings were later reported in the news that night.
Comments: Created by Ian Edginton (writer), Gary Erskine (pencils & inks).
At least one gang member was afraid of him, while another thought Shreck had a death wish.
"Shreck" is German for fear/terror. Lovecraft was
likely named after the prominent horror writer from the early 20th
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Shreck has no known connections to:
Kalvin was a member of Shreck's armed gang and helped in the hold-up of the supermarket, including the hostage-taking of customers.When customer Jerry (a lawyer) offered to represent them, Kalvin and two other gang members gunned him down in front of the police to show they were serious about escaping. However, retired secret agent Alec Swan set gang member Lovecraft on fire and Kalvin watched leader Shreck shoot Lovecraft as a mercy killing. Kalvin and two others were sent down the supermarket aisles to kill Swan, but the ex-agent got to him first, breaking his neck and killing him. Swan then used Kalvin's guns to shoot two other gang members.
Kalvin displayed no ultra powers, but was proficient in
handling guns and criminal activities like murder, robbery and
--Codename: Firearm#3/2 (4/2
Lovecraft was a member of Shreck's gang. An ultra, he had a large,
many-toothed secondary jaw in his gut and was armed only with a simple handgun. He joined Shreck's raid on the
supermarket. When retired secret agent Alec Swan stopped the attempted
murder of all hostages, then escaped down the supermarket aisles,
Lovecraft joined several other gang members pursuing him. Cornered,
Swan resourcefully used aerosol hairspray and a lighter to set fire to
Lovecraft's head and torso. Shocked and in pain, Lovecraft staggered
back to leader Shreck, who shot him in the head to end his pain.
The source of Lovecraft's ultra powers is unrevealed. He was
tall and muscled with a "Leona" tattoo above his left nipple. It's
possible the second mouth was only for eating, while the mouth in his
head was for speaking and breathing.
--Codename: Firearm#3/2 (4/2
Codename: Firearm#3/2, p4, pan4 (main image)
Codename: Firearm#3/2, p6, pan1 (headshot)
Codename: Firearm#5/2, p3, pan4 (transformed)
Codename: Firearm#4/2, p5, pan1 (Kalvin)
Codename: Firearm#3/2, p8, pan2 (Lovecraft)
Codename: Firearm#3/2 (July, 1995) - Ian Edginton (writer), Gary Erskine (pencils & inks), Hank Kanalz (editor)
Codename: Firearm#4/2 (August, 1995) - Ian Edginton (writer), Gary Erskine (pencils & inks), Hank Kanalz (editor)
Codename: Firearm#5/2 (August, 1995) - Ian Edginton (writer), Gary Erskine (pencils & inks), Hank Kanalz (editor)
First posted: 06/05/18
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