Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human mutate
Occupation: Bouncer, criminal
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Aeturnum (Michael Marchand), Agencé Byzantine, A.I.M., Arranger, Assassins Guild (especially Marcus Fifolet), Black Axe, Black Spectre, Deadpool ("Wade Wilson"), Hydra, Kingpin (Wilson Fisk), Lady Bullseye, Midas Investments (hired by Mr. Zachary), Rose Roché, Scorpion (Mac Gargan), Secret Empire, Taskmaster (Tony Masters), Zapata Brothers
Enemies: Bombshell (Lana Baumgartner), Austin Cao, Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Grizzly (Maxwell Markham), Highwayman (Jeff Archer), Raizo Kodo, Man-Bull (William Taurens), the Mark (Mark Tomanaga), Mercs for Money (Deadpool, Foolkiller/Greg Salinger, Masacre, Slapstick, Solo/James Bourne, Stingray/Walter Newell, Terror), Old Man Logan of Earth-21923, Ox, Mr. Randall, Sabretooth (Victor Creed), Scarlet Spider (Kaine), Spider-Man (Miles Morales), Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew), X-Men (Domino/Neena Thurman, Warpath/James Proudstar)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Mobile
First Appearance: Daredevil III#6 (December, 2011)
Powers/Abilities: Bruiser possesses the ability to change his center of gravity to any part of his body, turning him into a massive force that it both super-strong and difficult to move, though this leaves other areas of his body vulnerable. The source of these abilities are unrevealed.
Height: 6' (by approximation)
Weight: 250 lbs. (by approximation)
(Daredevil III#6 (fb) - BTS) - With the power to shift his center of gravity to any part of his body, giving him temporary super-strength or durability, Bruiser developed the goal to establish corporate sponsorship with super-villain organizations, and he designed a costume covered in the names of villain groups. Bruiser made a long list of super hero operatives, ranking them in levels of difficulty. Bruiser set up a website where he published his intent to fight the Hulk, but he knew he needed to work his way up, so he battled Man-Bull and Grizzly, publishing the results online.
(Daredevil III#5) - Targeting the names on his list (which included Owl, Orka, Paladin, and Patriot), Bruiser beat up the Ox, easily defeating the criminal. Midas Investments hired Bruiser to go after Daredevil, and Bruiser gladly agreed as Daredevil was also on his list. Bruiser tracked the hero, who was on a boat with Mr. Randall. Bruiser launched himself on the boat, choked the hero, then threw him overboard before crossing him off his list.
(Daredevil III#6) - Thinking Daredevil dead, Bruiser took the unconscious Randall back to Mr. Zachary at Midas, where representatives from A.I.M., Hydra, Agencé Byzantine, Black Spectre, and the Secret Empire waited. Another employee, Austin Cao, was brought in, just before Daredevil attacked, having survived. Bruiser was thrilled to fight the hero, seeing it as a chance to gain more endorsements, but Daredevil defeated Bruiser by putting too much pressure on his knee.
(X-Men III#25) - When a hit was put out on the vampire hero Raizo Kodo, a member of the Forgiven, several assassins showed up on a remote island in the South China Sea to kill him, including the Zapata Brothers, Bruiser, Lady Bullseye, Deadpool, Scorpion, Black Axe, and Marcus Fifolet of the Assassins Guild.
(X-Men III#26) - Bruiser faced off against Warpath.
(X-Men III#27) - With Domino nearby shifting luck, Warpath defeated Bruiser.
(Scarlet Spider II#12.1 (fb) - BTS) - Bruiser took a job working for the Kingpin and his man, the Arranger. They went to Houston on assignment.
(Scarlet Spider II#12.1) - At the order of the Arranger, Bruiser briefly battled the Scarlet Spider, then he killed the Mark (Mark Tomanaga), who had sought to set up his own faction of the Hand there.
(Deadpool and the Mercs for Money I#4) - Bruiser went after the Highwayman and the Mercs for Money in order to obtain a Recorder robot that was capable of predicting the future, but Taskmaster and the Zapata Brothers sought the same bounty. After ripping out Terror Inc.'s arm and knocking Masacre aside, Bruiser cornered Deadpool but he was hit by the Highwayman's truck and left incapacitated.
(Spider-Man II#7) - Bruiser battled Spider-Man (Miles Morales) and Bombshell (Lana Baumgartner) in the city.
(Daredevil V#15) - Bruiser had drinks at the Bar With No Name.
(Iron Fist I#74) - Sabretooth, with Iron Fist (who was out of costume), arrived at the Bar With No Name and found Bruiser working the door. When Sabretooth taunted Bruiser, Bruiser challenged the mutant. Minutes later, Sabretooth entered the bar.
(Dead Man Logan#1 (fb) - BTS) - Working as the bouncer at the Bar With No Name, Bruiser got knocked out three times in one week.
(Dead Man Logan#1) - Old Man Logan came to the Bar With No Name demanding intel on Mysterio, and Bruiser gave the intel up after being hit several times.
(Black Cat I#10) - On a screen, Kade Kilgore watched Bruiser kicking a car.
(Spider-Woman VII#14 (fb) - BTS) - Bruiser was hired by Rose Roché, along with Fireball and Lady Bullseye, to get a bag from Spider-Woman's apartment.
(Spider-Woman VII#13) - After Fireball failed, Bruiser grabbed the stolen bag out of her hand and fought Spider-Woman, throwing a horse at her before jumping on a ferry to escape. Arriving in New Jersey, he stole a monster truck and drove it to meet Lady Bullseye, but he was knocked out by a venom blast from Spider-Woman at the last minute.
(Spider-Woman VII#20) - Bruiser tried joining Octavia Vermis' coalition against Spider-Woman, but he was rejected.
Comments: Created by Mark Waid (writer) & Marcos Martin (artist).
Among the corporate sponsors on Bruiser's uniform are the Serpent Society, the Zodiac, Hydra, Black Specture, Hive, the Maggia, Secret Empire, and others.
Profile by Chadman.
Bruiser should not be confused with:
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Daredevil III#5, p20, pan1 (Bruiser)
Scarlet Spider II#12.1, p16, pan1 (vs. Scarlet Spider)
Iron Fist I#74, p6, pan4 (no logos)
Daredevil III#5-6 (December, 2011-January, 2012) - Mark Waid (writer), Marcos Martin (artist), Stephen Wacker (editor)
X-Men III#25 (April, 2012) - Victor Gischler (writer), Jorge Molina (artist), Jeanine Schaefer (editor)
X-Men III#26 (May, 2012) - Victor Gischler (writer), Jorge Molina (penciler), Cam Smith (inker), Jeanine Schaefer (editor)
X-Men III#27 (June, 2012) - Victor Gischler (writer), Jorge Molina, Salva Espin (artist), Jeanine Schaefer (editor)
Scarlet Spider II#12.1 (February, 2013) - Christopher Yost (writer), Paulo Siqueira, Neil Edwards (pencilers), Victor Olazaba, Tom Palmer (inkers), Tom Brennan (editor)
Deadpool and the Mercs for Money I#4 (July, 2016) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Salvador Espin (artist), Jordan White (editor)
Spider-Man II#7 (October, 2016) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Nico Leon (artist), Nick Lowe (editor)
Daredevil V#15 (March, 2017) - Charles Soule (writer), Goran Sudzuka (artist), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Iron Fist I#74 (January, 2018) - Ed Brisson (writer), Mike Perkins (artist), Jake Thomas (editor)
Dead Man Logan#1 (January, 2019) - Ed Brisson (writer), Mike Henderson (artist), Jordan White (editor)
Black Cat I#10 (May, 2020) - Jed MacKay (writer), Kris Anka (artist), Nick Lowe (editor)
Spider-Woman VII#13-14 (September-October, 2021) - Karla Pacheco (writer), Pere Perez (artist), Nick Lowe (editor)
Spider-Woman VII#20 (April, 2022) - Karla Pacheco (writer), Pere Perez (artist), Nick Lowe (editor)
First Posted: 01/28/2020
Last updated: 04/17/2022
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