BULLET

Real Name: Buck Cashman

Identity/Class: Human mutate

Occupation: Mercenary; former US covert activities agent

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: A.I.M., Architect, Assassins Guild (Belladonna, others), Bengal (Duc No Tranh), Big Ben Donovan, Black Mamba (Tanya Sealy), Boomerang (Fred Myers), Clay, Gloria, Griffin, the Hand, Kingpin (Wilson Fisk), Mikey J., Nakh, Old Man Logan of Earth-807128, Orka, Shades, Shatterhead, Shotgun (J.R. Walker), Tombstone (Lonnie Lincoln), Typhoid Mary, Vendetta (Joy Jones), Wild Boys (Jet, Spit), Wrecker (Dirk Garthwaite)

Enemies: Blacklash (Mark Scarlotti), Black Knife Cartel, Bronson the tiger, Bullseye, Captain America (Steve Rogers), Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Deadpool ("Wade Wilson"), Diamondback (Rachel Leighton), Falcon (Sam Wilson), Fat Cobra, Gambit (Remy LeBeau), Kelco Industrials, Marvel Knights (Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff, Luke Cage, Dagger/Tandy Bowen, Daredevil/Matt Murdock, Moon Knight/Marc Spector, Shang-Chi), Mikey J.'s girlfriend, Save the Planet, Trudi Scarlotti, X-Force (Archangel/Warren Worthington III, Domino/Neena Thurman, Elixir/Josh Foley, Vanisher, Warpath/James Proudstar, Wolverine/James "Logan" Howlett, X-23), Teodor Zarco, Zeng

Known Relatives: Lance Cashman (son)

Aliases: Agent Bullet

Base of Operations: New York City, New York

First Appearance: Daredevil I#250 (January, 1988)

Powers/Abilities: Though the origins of Bullet's enhanced human powers are unrevealed, he possesses enhanced speed, strength (lifting 1000 pounds) and durability, helping him heal from injuries quickly and to shake off normal blows. He showed no ill effects after direct exposure to toxic chemical waste. Bullet has burst through brick walls while running. Bullet is also a skilled hand-to-hand combatant.

Height: 6'11"
Weight: 390 lbs.
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown

History:
(Daredevil I#290 (fb) - BTS) - Buck Cashman fathered a child with Gloria, and they named him Lance. Buck ended up taking custody of Lance and putting him up in an apartment.

(Daredevil I#250 (fb) - BTS) - As the super-powered Agent Bullet, Cashman worked as a covert government agent with the highest level security clearances. He kept his son Lance in his own apartment, but didn't live there himself, saying he would go mad if he was there all the time. He worried about Lance, who seemed obsessed with the idea of nuclear bombs and keeping himself protected. Bullet sometimes had dark moods that frightened Lance.

(Daredevil I#252 (fb) - BTS) - Bullet taught Lance how to fight and use a gun.

(Daredevil I#267 (fb) - BTS) - Taking several assignments overseas Bullet was gone for months at a time, leaving Lance to fend for himself.

(Daredevil I#250) - Bullet was hired by a general to help sabotage the group, Save The Planet. He was informed that a terrorist would blow the place up, then Bullet was to "arrest" the terrorist and bring him in. Bullet accepted the assignment, then smashed two guards through a mirror to prove his strength. That night, Save the Planet was blown up as planned, but the man responsible didn't realize that Matt Murdock was inside. Matt exited the building as Bullet approached, knocking the "terrorist" out. When Matt refused to let Bullet take the unconscious man, Bullet attacked, but Matt used agility and speed to cause Bullet to crash into a metal door. Bullet informed Matt that he was a government agent, and Matt chose to let him go with the terrorist. Bullet went to Lance's apartment, where Lance had made him a sandwich. After making sure that his father was in a good mood, Lance rambled on about nuclear war, and Bullet nearly left, calling his kid weird. He lectured Lance about giving him the power bills on time, then agreed to stay for the evening, worried about the kid.

(Daredevil I#251 (fb) - BTS) - Staying away from Lance for days, Bullet was assigned to blow up the Kelco headquarters in New Jersey, and to frame an activist for the crime. He killed an activist and took the body.

(Daredevil I#251) - After seeing other activists leave the Kelco headquarters, Bullet opened up the toxic waste and set it aflame, leaving the corpse of the man he'd killed behind. He returned to Lance with toxic waste on his hands, but quickly grew frustrated with the boy spouting off about nuclear winter again. When Bullet asked Lance to lie for him, to give him an alibi, Lance said he couldn't lie, and Bullet left in anger. The next day, Bullet took Lance with him to the Last Exit Bar. Daredevil came in and accused Bullet of murder. Bullet attacked with a pool cue and pool balls, and he had Lance lie and verify that he'd been home the prior evening. Daredevil took a pool ball, saying he'd match the fingerprints to the crime scene, so Bullet pursued him in costume. Daredevil hit Bullet with a garbage can before Bullet recognized him as the man who'd fought him at Kelco. When the cops arrived, Bullet willingly surrendered, admitted the murder, and said he would cover all property damages. He gloated to Daredevil, saying he'd teach him a lesson about the law.

(Daredevil I#251 - BTS) - Bullet made a single phone call and was not only released, but all charges against him were dropped.

(Daredevil I#252) - Lance was watching happy news on the television as Bullet yelled that happy news was all fake. When the power went out during an attack on New York City, Lance panicked, assuming nuclear war was breaking out. As he cried, Bullet left to see what was going on.

(Daredevil I#259) - When Bullet went to visit Lance, he found Typhoid Mary with him, and he slammed her against the wall. When Mary threatened to kill Lance with a telekinetically-controlled blade, Bullet surrendered, and agreed to go after Daredevil with her later. He invited her to stay a while.

(Daredevil I#260) - Bullet attacked Daredevil during a parade for peace, putting civilians at risk. He hit the hero multiple times, hinting he was working for someone who loved Daredevil and wanted him to suffer. Bullet was knocked out after crashing into a wall.

(Daredevil I#267) - Bullet went to Lance's shelter and found Daredevil inside, immediately attacking the hero. They fought and knocked over several of Lance's boxes before Lance fired a gun in the air and explained that he'd invited Daredevil there. Bullet apologized to Daredevil for his recent attacks, saying if he hadn't been hired to hurt the hero, then someone else would have been. Daredevil left peacefully.

(Daredevil I#291 (fb) - BTS) - Kingpin hired Bullet for an assignment. Bullet arranged for Gloria to pick up Lance for a weekend.

(Daredevil I#291) - Bullet was hired to rough up businessman Zeng, and he hit him on the head to stop him from giving information to reporters. When Gloria failed to pick up Lance for her assigned weekend, Bullet called and yelled at her, then he yelled and threw Lance's friend Eva out. Bullet immediately apologized, hugging Lance tight. Daredevil soon attacked Bullet in the street, seeking the map that Bullet had stolen from Zeng. Daredevil easily knocked Bullet out and took the map.

(Marvel Graphic Novel: Avengers: Deathtrap: The Vault#1 (fb) - BTS) - Bullet ended up incarcerated at the Vault.

(Marvel Graphic Novel: Avengers: Deathtrap: The Vault#1) - During a mass breakout at the Vault, Bullet sought to escape alongside Orka and Griffin, but Captain America defeated him.

(Captain America I#411) - Bullet attended the A.I.M. Weapons Expo on Boca Caliente alongside dozens of super-villains. He later watched Captain America fight villains in arena combat.

(Captain America I#412-414 - BTS) - Bullet was among the villains who battled Captain America, Falcon, and Diamondback at the Expo.

(Elektra I#7 (fb) - BTS) - The Architect hired a number of assassins to battle each other for the right to kill him.

(Elektra I#5) - At a local hotel, Bullet savagely attacked Blacklash (Marc Scarlotti).

(Elektra I#7 (fb) - BTS) - Bullet watched assassin Shatterhead torture and kill Trudi Scarlotti, wife of Blacklash. Bullet watched Shatterhead commit the murder.

(Elektra I#7) - Blacklash found Trudi dead, then attacked Bullet with a whip, taking him out of the competition.

(Marvel Knights I#11) - The Marvel Knights (Black Widow, Luke Cage, Dagger, Daredevil, Moon Knight, Shang-Chi) attacked a nightclub where criminals working for Viktor Smerdilovisc were hanging out, including Bullet, Bengal, Big Ben, Shades, and Tombstone.

(Marvel Knights I#12) - Bullet launched himself at Cage, smashing him into a wall, then the two sparred until Dagger shockingly used the Darkforce to pull the criminals into the Darkforce Dimension.

(Daredevil II#71 (fb)) - After Daredevil publicly revealed himself as Matt Murdock and declared himself the Kingpin, Bullet agreed to work with local drug dealers, including Mikey J., to take down Daredevil, and Bullet thought he could be the new Kingpin. As Mikey J.'s girlfriend drew a gun on Bullet, Daredevil himself attacked, soundly defeating Bullet and the drug dealers.






(X-Force: Sex and Violence#2) - Bullet was beating up men in New York City when the Assassins Guild hired him to kill Wolverine and Domino.

(X-Force: Sex and Violence#3) - Bullet wore body armor and he attacked the mutants alongside Boomerang, Clay, Nakh, Black Mamba, and the Hand at the instruction of Belladonna. After knocking the heroes back, Bullet saw X-Force arrive, and Bullet was defeated with a stab wound to the heart by Warpath.

(Deadpool vs. Gambit#2) - In the arena, Bullet faced off against Wrecker as the crowd screamed over them, both good-naturedly fighting for money. Fat Cobra jumped into the arena unexpectedly and battled both men, then Deadpool and Gambit, both in disguise, did the same, defeating Bullet and Wrecker as a massive fight broke out among the crowd.






(Bullseye I#5 (fb) - BTS) - Lance was pulled into the foster care system, and Bullet began launching plans to get money to get Lance back.

(Bullseye I#3 (fb) - BTS) - Bullet moved to Columbia, unable to return to the states due to his criminal record. Years went by and he was unable to see Lance.

(Bullseye I#2) - In Columbia, Shotgun and Bullseye had been working for the cartels when an F.B.I. agent, Agent Joy, offered to wipe their records and a million dollars in exchange for them finding Teodor Zarco and the Black Knife Cartel before Bullseye did. They found a stack of bodies, killed by Bullseye, and explained to the agent how dangerous Zarco and the Cartel were.

(Bullseye I#3) - During a stakeout, Bullet asked Joy what her motivations against Bullseye were, but she refused to answer. When they saw Bullseye drive by, a prisoner of the Cartel, Joy told the men to help her free him, but Shotgun refused, saying he'd only agreed to help her find him. Bullet offered Shotgun his million, desperately wanting to get his record cleared so he could finally see Lance again. They waited outside the compound near dead bodies, trying to find a way in, when Bullseye busted loose with Zarco and his men after him. Joy fired her gun off, revealing their location, and the Cartel easily apprehended the trio.

(Bullseye I#4) - Joy, Bullet, and Shotgun were held in cages near a tiger named Bronson, who Zarco threatened to feed them to. As Shotgun complained about the situation, Bullet intimidated the tiger into attacking, and then killed it, allowing Shotgun and Joy to steal a gun and attack the guards, forcing an escape. The trio attacked Zarco and his guards while Joy Jones confronted Bullseye about the murder of her husband at his hands weeks before. Zarco managed to stab both Bullet and Shotgun. Then S.H.I.E.L.D. agents arrived.

(Bullseye I#5) - Shotgun, wounded, helped a weak Bullet get out of the compound and to a car. Bullet said to leave him behind, but Shotgun promised to help him see his kid again. After killing a guard, Shotgun drove away, getting Bullet to safety, and leaving Jones behind to face Bullseye and Zarco. S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, including Cutter, pulled the men over and arrested them both, getting them medical care. After getting medical treatment, Bullet went to Scarsdale, NY, where Shotgun drove him to look in on Lance. Bullet watched from the car as Lance interacted with other kids, and he seemed happy.

(Old Man Logan II#44 (fb) - BTS) - Back in the States, Bullet was planning a heist with Shotgun and the Wild Boys, but Bullseye tracked down Bullet and tied him up in his home, beating and questioning him.

(Old Man Logan II#44) - When Bullseye threatened Lance's life, Bullet gave him intel on Joy Jones and Shotgun. After Bullseye left, Bullet broke free of his binding, ignoring the pain of forks sticking out of his flesh, and he rushed to answer the phone when he saw Old Man Logan and Joy Jones in his apartment. Bullet initially attacked them, but then said he would help them find Bullseye so long as they got Lance to him safely.

(Old Man Logan II#45 - BTS) - Logan and Vendetta discovered that Bullseye had kidnapped and murdered Lance.

Comments: Created by Ann Nocenti (writer) & John Romita Jr. (artist).

Bullet has handbook profiles in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89#1 (July, 1989), Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition#13 (1991) and the Marvel Encyclopedia: Marvel Knights (2004).

Profile by Chadman.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Bullet should not be confused with:

  • Bullet of Earth-982, Wizard's Warriors member @ Fantastic Five I#2
  • Bullet of the Head Hunters, SuperPro foe @ NFL SuperPro#5
  • Bullet Biker (Dillon Zarro), Hawkeye foe @ Solo Avengers I#13
  • Bulletproof (Nathaniel Briggs) @ X-Men II#177
  • Bulletproof Man (Cack Clugg) of Old West @ Rawhide Kid I#26
  • "Bulletproof Man", Karl Zymek @ Strange Tales of the Unusual I#8/7
  • Pryor Cashman, the Kingmaker, demon @ Osborn#1
  • Roger Cashman, Hollywood producer, Monstrollo enemy @ Marvel Monsters: Where Monsters Dwell#1
  • Or another other characters with a similar name

Mr. Zeng

(Daredevil I#291 (fb) - BTS) - Zeng was a contractor working in the construction business. When a highway was planned to bulldoze through some homes, Zeng wanted to expose corruption, so he contacted Ben Urich, the reporter, to give him access to the construction map. Before the call, the mercenary Bullet showed up and hit Zeng in the head to intimidate him.

(Daredevil I#291) - When Urich called, Zeng told him the map was no longer available, then Bullet commended Zeng on doing the right thing, then left.

--Daredevil I#291 ([Daredevil I#291 (fb)], 291


images: (without ads)
Daredevil I#250, p16, pan6 (face)
Daredevil I#251, p18, pan3 (punching Daredevil)
Bullseye I#3, p7, pan4 (in black clothes)
Marvel Knights I#11, p14, pan1 (vs. Luke Cage)
Daredevil II#71, p11, pan1 (in coat with cross)
X-Force: Sex and Violence#2, p7, pan1 (body armor)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89#1 (Bullet profile)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition#13 (Bullet profile)
Daredevil I#291, p3, pan2 (Zeng)


Appearances:
Daredevil I#250 (January, 1988) - Ann Nocenti (writer), John Romita Jr (artist), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil I#251-252 (February-March, 1988) - Ann Nocenti (writer), John Romita Jr (penciler), Al Williamson (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil I#259-260 (October-November, 1988) - Ann Nocenti (writer), John Romita Jr (penciler), Al Williamson (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil I#267 (June, 1989) - Ann Nocenti (writer), John Romita Jr (penciler), Al Williamson (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil I#291 (April, 1991) - Ann Nocenti (writer), Lee Weeks (penciler), Fred Fredricks (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Marvel Graphic Novel: Avengers: Deathtrap: The Vault (1991) - Danny Fingeroth (writer), Ron Lim (penciler), Jim Sanders & Fred Fredericks (inkers), Kelly Coverse (editor)
Elektra I#5 (March, 1997) - Peter Milligan (writer), Mike Deodato Jr (penciler), Deodato Studios (inker), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Elektra I#7 (May, 1997) - Peter Milligan (writer), Mike Deodato Jr (penciler), Deodato Studios (inker), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Marvel Knights I#11-12 (May-June, 2001) - Chuck Dixon (writer), Ed Barreto (penciler), Nelson DeCastro (inker), Nanci Dakesian (editor)
Daredevil II#71 (May, 2005) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Alex Maleev (artist), Jennifer Lee (editor)
X-Force: Sex and Violence#2-3 (October-November, 2010) - Craig Kyle, Chris Yost (writers), Gabrielle Dell'Otto (artist), Jeanine Schaefer (editor)
Deadpool vs. Gambit#2 (September, 2016) - Ben Acker, Ben Blacker (writers), Danilo Beyruth (artist), Heather Antos (editor)
Bullseye I#2-5 (May-August, 2017) - Ed Brisson (writer), Guillermo Sanna (artist), Mark Basso (editor)
Old Man Logan II#44-45 (September-October, 2018) - Ed Brisson (writer), Juan Ferreya (artist), Jordan White (editor)


First Posted: 05/29/2019
Last updated: 05/29/2019

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