Real Name: Carl Burbank

Identity/Class: Human cyborg (see comments)

Occupation: Assassin-for-hire; former CIA agent, priest

Group Membership: None;
formerly Hood's villain army (Answer/Aaron Nicholson, Armadillo/Antonio Rodriguez, Blackout (Lilin), Blood Brother, Brothers Grimm/Barton & Percy Grimes, Bulldozer/Henry Camp, Centurius/Noah Black, Chemistro/Calvin Carr, Controller/Basil Sandhurst, Corruptor/Jackson Day, Crossbones/Brock Rumlow, Crossfire/William Cross, Crusader/Arthur Blackwood, Cutthroat/Daniel Leighton, Deathwatch, Doctor Demonicus, Grey Gargoyle/Paul Pierre Duval, Griffin/Johnny Horton, Ironclad/Mike Steel, Jigsaw/Billy Russo, John King, Living Laser/Arthur Parks, Madame Masque/Giulietta Nefaria, Mandrill/Jerome Beechman, Man-Fish, Mentallo/Marvin Flumm, Mister Fear/Alan Fagan, Mister Hyde/Calvin Zabo, Piledriver/Brian Calusky, Purple Man/Zebediah Killgrave, Razor-Fist /Douglas Scott, Recession Raider, Scarecrow/Ebenezer Laughton, Scorcher, Shockwave, Squid, Thunderball/Eliot Franklin, Tiger Shark/Todd Arliss, Tombstone/Lonnie Lincoln, Vapor/Ann Darnell, Vector/Simon Utrecht, Vermin/Edward Wheelan, Wizard/Bentley Wittman, Wrecker/Dirk Garthwaite, X-Ray/Jimmy Darnell, others), C.I.A.

Affiliations: Ammo, Architect, Assassins' Guild (Belladonna, others), Baron Zemo (Helmut Zemo), Bullseye, Corruptor (Jackson Day), Electro (Maxwell Dillon), Glory, Fantastic Four (Human Torch/Johnny Storm, Invisible Woman/Susan Richards, Mr. Fantastic/Reed Richards, Thing/Ben Grimm), Forge, Ghost, Grizzly (Max Markham), H.A.M.M.E.R., Jackal (Miles Warren), Jack O'Lantern, Janus Jardeesh, Walter Jenkins, Jocasta, Misty Knight (Mercedes Knight), Ken Krask, Loki, Machine Man (X-51), Marauders, Mr. Mazzilli, Norman Osborn, Ruby Thursday, Satana, Shadow Base (Reginald Fortean, others), Typhoid Mary, Ultron-11, an unidentified Hand ninja, Vision, Simon Winston, Tombstone (Lonnie Lincoln), X-Men (Jubilee/Jubilation Lee, Storm/Ororo Munroe, Wolverine/James "Logan" Howlett);
formerly Jonas Harrow, Kingpin (Wilson Fisk)

Enemies: Absorbing Man (Carl Creel), Ian Amsterdam, Avengers (Luke Cage, Doctor Strange/Stephen Strange, Echo/Maya Lopez, Iron Fist/Daniel Rand, Jessica Jones, Ronin/Hawkeye/Clint Barton, Spider-Man/Peter Parker, Wolverine/James "Logan" Howlett), Betty Banner, Boomerang (Fred Myers), Barry, "Bucky" (Julia Winter), G.W. Bridge, Luke Cage, Capturebots, Gretchen Carrenna, Cerebra (Shakti Haddad), Dark Avengers (Ares, Hawkeye/Bullseye, Iron Patriot/Norman Osborn, Ms. Marvel/Karla Sofen, Sentry/Robert Reynolds, Spider-Man/Mac Gargan, Wolverine/Daken), Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Deadpool ("Wade Wilson"), Deathlok (Michael Collins), Deathlok (Luther Manning) of Earth-7484, Devourer, Doc Samson (Leonard Samson), Domino (Neena Thurman), Doombots, Elektra, Parlan Farhoody, Force (Clayton Wilson), Gamma Flight (Jackie McGee, Puck/Eugene Judd, Sasquatch/Walter Langkowski), Gerhart, Guardsmen, Clarice Hammer, Vanna Herald, Hulk (Bruce Banner), Iron Fist (Daniel Rand), Jason Hunt, Iron Man (Victor Von Doom), King, Kingpin (Wilson Fisk), Nick Lambert, Legs, Eric Lynch, Microchip (David Linus Lieberman), Max E. Mumm, Mike Murdock (construct), Mechadoom, Ms. Summers, Franklin "Foggy" Nelson, Patrick Nidetz, Night Nurse (Linda Carter), Nomad (Jack Monroe), Peacekeeper, Punisher (Frank Castle), Reynolds, Michelle Rodriguez, Scorpion (Carmilla Black), Esera Seanoa, S.H.I.E.L.D., Skrulls, Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Spider-Man (Ben Reilly), Ms. Summers, Jimmy Sweets, Threnody (Melody Jacobs), Tigra (Gree Nelson), Two-Gun Kid (Matt Hawk), Ben Urich, Weasel (Jack Hammer), White Fang, Wild Boys (Jet, Spit), Wolverine (James Howlett)

Known Relatives: Marilyn Rogers Burbank (ex-wife), unidentified sister-in-law, Troy Donahue (ex-brother-in-law), unidentified niece

Aliases: Wacker

Base of Operations: Mobile;
   formerly New York City, New York;
   formerly Richmond, Virginia (place of birth)

First Appearance: Daredevil I#248 (November, 1987)

Powers/Abilities: Bushwacker has been bionically altered by the C.I.A. to become a cyborg. Bushwacker can appear fully human, though his body is coated with a flesh-like substance that can liquefy to seal wounds, making him resistant to gunfire and able to mask scars. He can transform his right arm into different types of guns, including a rifle, a handgun, an assault rifle, a buzzsaw, and a flamethrower; he has also fired cyanide capsules from his arm. In isolated encounters, he could also turn his left arm into various guns. Bushwacker sometimes has to swallow ammunition to equip his gun, and so can be seen guzzling gasoline or bullets before some fights; other times, he seems to have an endless supply of bullets or energy to power his weapon. Bushwacker was once badly burned and the scars frequently still show up on his face; at times, however, he shows up with no scars, as he can choose to shift his face to show the scars or cover them up.

Bushwacker also frequently uses flamethrowers, machine guns, and handguns in combat. He has had access to vast resources and money of agencies who have hired him, including Shadow Base. He frequently rides motorcycles. Bushwacker is also trained as a C.I.A. operative and mercenary and is skilled in hand-to-hand combat. He is a mass murderer who sometimes toys with his victims before killing them, and sometimes poses or mutilates their bodies after death. Bushwacker has little regard for civilian life, killing people haphazardly. Bushwacker briefly had his powers amplified by the Norn Stones.

He once claimed to be a mutant. (see comments)

Height: 6'
Weight: 225 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Blond

(Daredevil Annual I#4B/5 (fb) - BTS) - During his years as a priest, Carl Burbank saw many kids corrupted by drugs sold by Nick Lambert. He wanted to kill Lambert, but knew that would go against his priesthood.

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89#2 - Bushwacker) - Burbank later became a C.I.A. assassin, was given the codename Bushwacker and went on a mission for the C.I.A. in an unidentified country. They bionically altered him with cybernetic enhancements, allowing him to transform his arm into various guns.

(Daredevil vs. Punisher I#3 (fb) - BTS) - Bushwacker later learned (or at least claimed to learn) that he was a mutant, and that the C.I.A. had only brought out his natural mutant abilities.

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89#2 - Bushwacker) - At some point a horrifying event took place in his life that motivated his war against mutants.

(Daredevil I#248 (fb) - BTS) - After leaving the C.I.A., Bushwacker became an assassin-for-hire, focusing on killing mutants for money. He married Marilyn Rogers, who didn't know about his job or powers. Wolverine began tracking the kills, going after Bushwacker.

(Daredevil I#248) - Bushwacker tracked down Ms. Summers of his list of mutants. He knocked on the door, saying he was a friend of her father, but she refused to let him in so he used his gun arm to blast his way in and brutally killed her with gunfire. When he got home, his wife asked him to come around more often, and confronted him about finding bullets under the bed, but he was furious with her for snooping. Wolverine came hunting, startling Marilyn, and she rushed down to a legal clinic for help.

(Daredevil I#249 (fb) - BTS) - Bushwacker specialized his murders on creative mutant geniuses. He violently murdered composer Gerhart, destroying his music and instruments as he did so.

(Daredevil I#249) - Restless with his own thoughts, Bushwacker staked out mutant artist Vanna Herald at the Institute of Art, inviting her to join him on a motorcycle ride. Intrigued, Vanna did so, and Bushwacker used his gun-arm to cause a massive traffic accident. He told Vanna that his gun-arm was a gift from the C.I.A. after his war service, kissed her, told her she was a mutant, then killed her. Back at his apartment, Bushwacker laughed at violent cartoons before going for a walk, juggling bullets. He shot the liquor out of a homeless man's hand, then went to hunt down a ballerina. Wolverine leapt at him with claws extended, intent on killing him, but Daredevil sparred with him, wanting to bring Bushwacker in alive. Bushwacker rushed off, killed the ballerina, and posed her on a fence before the two sparring heroes caught up with him. Bushwacker hit Wolverine with multiple bullets before Wolvie doused him in gasoline and threatened to light a match. Daredevil again argued for keeping Bushwacker alive, but the villain wanted to die and fired off his own gun arm to ignite the explosion. Daredevil leapt and got Bushwacker clear from the flames just in time, and then turned him over to the arriving police.

(Daredevil I#259 (fb) - BTS) - Bushwacker's face was badly burned, and his gun arm badly damaged. Typhoid Mary, with the Wild Boys and Ammo, liberated him from prison after killing some guards.

(Daredevil I#259) - As the others watched, Typhoid forced a prison doctor to reattach Bushwacker's gun arm. She instructed the villains to beat Daredevil badly, but leave him alive for her to finish off. Bushwacker wanted the chance to scar the hero's face in revenge.

(Daredevil I#260) - Bushwacker attacked Daredevil during a parade for peace, opening fire on him in a crowd of civilians. Bushwacker used a flamethrower and his own gun arm to battle the hero, who was badly wounded in the attack.

(Daredevil Annual I#4B/5 (fb) - BTS) - An associate, Reynolds, hired Bushwacker to kill a reporter and a stool pigeon.

(Daredevil Annual I#4B/5) - Bushwacker opened fire on Ben Urich and Patrick Nidetz, killing the latter. When he realized that they'd been working on a story to take down Nick Lambert, Bushwacker had a change of heart, remembering how Lambert had corrupted kids years before. He realized that Urich was alive and let him live to write his story to prove a point.

(Daredevil Annual I#4B/5 - BTS) - The story was printed and Lambert was arrested, but he was soon released on a technicality. Bushwacker hunted him down, killing him.

(Punisher War Journal I#12 (fb) - BTS) - Bushwacker continued taking mutant targets to kill, accepting money from the Marauders to do so.

(Punisher War Journal I#12) - Considering himself a true artist, Bushwacker finished a frustrating Steinbeck novel while he waited for his next artist target, Gretchen Carrenna, to emerge from her studio. Growing impatient, he entered the studio and began killing patrons before savagely killing Carrenna. Back at home, Bushwacker's wife berated him for treating her disrespectfully. As he demanded dinner, he saw a news report by Simon Winston that compared his actions to those of the Punisher. He also learned a witness had lived after the Carrenna attack. Later, Loki (in disguise) hired Bushwacker for the Kingpin to go after the Punisher, giving him intel on Punisher's allies Microchip and Jason Hunt. Bushwacker was hesitant until he heard Punisher was friends with Daredevil.

(Punisher War Journal I#12 (fb) - BTS) - Weeks later, Bushwacker tortured Hunt and questioned him about Punisher, then killed the boy.

(Punisher War Journal I#12) - Bushwacker returned to the park where Punisher's family had been killed, planning his hit, as he knew Punisher would come for his annual memorial to his family. Late that night, Punisher and Bushwacker battled on the backs of motorcycles, shooting each other multiple times. The fight lead into a building, where Bushwacker agreed to take Punisher's last confession.

(Punisher War Journal I#13) - Punisher attacked, but Bushwacker got the upper hand and badly beat Punisher with his gun-arm until the man was unconscious. Bushwacker left Punisher there, and stole a motorcycle to get home. Later, Punisher attacked Bushwacker's home in his van, driving through the wall and opening fire, as Marilyn went running. Bushwacker attacked more savagely when Punisher cornered Marilyn, and Marilyn screamed for the fight to stop. As Bushwacker began drowning Punisher in an aquarium, Marilyn smashed a mirror over his head, then got in the car to leave, saying she was done for good. Bushwacker pleaded with her to stay, then leapt on her car, clinging on to stop her, so she hit the brakes to send him flying, then drove away. Punisher tracked Bushwacker down in the rain and shot him, then knocked him off the bridge. As Bushwacker pleaded to be pulled up, Punisher made him confess, then he let Bushwacker fall to his seeming death.

(Deathlok II#4 (fb) - BTS) - The sentient A.I. Mechadoom sent out his Capturebots to capture as many artificial intelligences or cybernetically-enhanced superhumans as possible. The robots apprehended Bushwacker, Ruby Thursday, Machine Man, Jocasta, Forge, and Ultron-11.

(Deathlok II#2) - Deathlok and Misty Knight found the prisoners, including Bushwacker.

(Deathlok II#3 - BTS) - Deathlok tried to free the prisoners, but was attacked by Mechadoom.

(Deathlok II#4 - BTS) - Deathlok, the Fantastic Four, the Vision, Misty Knight, and some of the X-Men (Jubilee, Storm, Wolverine) arrived to battle Mechadoom.

(Deathlok II#5) - The heroes defeated Mechadoom and freed the captives. Bushwacker argued that Mechadoom should be killed, but Deathlok was determined to keep him alive. Ultron-11 killed Mechadoom before the heroes could react.

(Nomad II#4 (fb) - BTS) - Desperate to win Marilyn back and get his life back the way it was, Carl heard about Marilyn's sister's husband, Troy Donahue, taking her baby away from her. He figured if he could get the baby back, he would win his wife back.

(Nomad II#4) - In Las Vegas, Bushwacker hunted down Donahue, who was hanging out in nightclubs with a prostitute named Legs. After threatening a woman on the street for bumping into him, Bushwacker revealed himself to Donahue and hit the prostitute to the ground. Nomad revealed himself and Bushwacker saw a baby (Bucky) strapped to the hero's back. Figuring the baby was the one he wanted, he fired at the hero and then ran. Later, Bushwacker went to find Donahue, but he found Nomad waiting, warning him that an assassin had been sent after Bushwacker. Deadpool attacked and Bushwacker fled in a panic, soon attacking Donahue in the streets again, but Donahue convinced Bushwacker the baby was at the airport, so Bushwacker fled to find it. At the airport, he found Legs with baby Bucky, so he shot the woman and took the baby.

(Nomad II#5 (fb) - BTS) - Bushwacker left the baby in the car and went into the diner for food.

(Nomad II#5) - Bushwacker returned to his car and found the baby missing. Furious, he opened fire on the streets until Nomad attacked him, slicing off the tip of his gun arm with a sword. Punisher hit Bushwacker with multiple bullets, and his wounds took on the consistency of putty as he fell. Realizing the internal damage was too vast, Bushwacker fled to safety.

(Daredevil Annual I#8/1 (fb) - BTS) - Mr. Mazzilli, of Ampersand Communications, hired Bushwacker to kill computer programmer, Max E. Mumm.

(Daredevil Annual I#8/1) - Bushwacker broke down the door of Mumm's apartment, but found Mumm running down the street. After destroying Mumm's computer, Bushwacker opened fire on the street, ignoring civilians, then pursued Mumm on his motorcycle, shooting his victim once before Daredevil attacked. Bushwacker, out of ammo, was swiftly overwhelmed and knocked unconscious. Bushwacker escaped by killing a few cops, then attacked Mumm at the offices of Foggy Nelson by posing as a window washer. While Mumm and Nelson fled, Bushwacker saw an unconscious Deathlok in the room, and Bushwacker chose to let him live out of respect for their past adventures. Daredevil attacked, getting his cane stuck in Bushwacker's gun arm, but Bushwacker fought back hard, soon freeing the cane. Deathlok woke up and shot Bushwacker in the gun arm, defeating him.

(Deathlok II#29) - A computer calculated that, since his release from Mechadoom, Bushwacker had killed 27 people.

(Daredevil I#334) - Bushwacker was hired by Jenkins, a rich businessman, to hunt down the new Daredevil (secretly the same as the old Daredevil). Bushwacker found Daredevil questioning a drug dealer and prepared for battle.

(Daredevil I#335) - Bushwacker savagely attacked the new Daredevil, hitting his armor with multiple rounds and breaking a few ribs, as well as overwhelming the hero's super-senses. Daredevil got a few hits in as Bushwacker threatened to kill his new friends in the tunnels, then Daredevil fled to warn his friends. Bushwacker followed Daredevil in the tunnels and shot at him, but the hero managed to redirect a bullet with his cane, hitting Bushwacker in the shoulder with it. After being knocked out briefly, Bushwacker opened fire on the people in the tunnels, but the monstrous Devourer attacked just then, as Deathlok (Luther Manning) drew his gun on Bushwacker.

(Daredevil I#336) - Bushwacker ran out of ammunition as he fought off Deathlok and the Devourer. As he took final aim on Daredevil, asking the Lord for help with his aim, he was briefly knocked out by Daredevil's billy club. The fight grew more chaotic when the King attacked with his followers, and then the Peacekeeper joined the fight. Bushwacker gave up and returned to Jenkins, threatening him and demanding triple the price if he was to go after Daredevil again. Jenkins simply let Bushwacker go, saying he had other plans in place.

(Elektra I#5) - Bushwacker worked out in preparation for another assassination for hire. He kept a photo of Marilyn nearby, hoping to win her back.

(Elektra I#7 (fb) - BTS) - The Architect hired several assassins to battle for the right to kill him.

(Elektra I#7) - Bushwacker battled Boomerang, but Elektra interrupted the fight and she knocked one of Boomerang's razor-rangs into Bushwacker's prosthetic arm.

(Daredevil I#380) - At Silvertongue's Gentlemen's Club, Bushwacker played poker with Kingpin, Bullseye, and a member of the Hand, seeking to frame Parlan Farhoody for several murders. Working for Kingpin Bushwacker killed several guards then poisoned the water supply at Government Plaza with toxic sewage alongside Bullseye. Later, Kingpin was engaging in an arms deal with Bushwacker and the others when Daredevil attacked. When the hero called him an animal, Bushwacker lost it and fired with both his gun-arm and a machine gun, but Daredevil directed the gunfire into flammable material, and the warehouse blew up.

(Alias#26 - BTS) - Bushwacker was imprisoned at the Raft.

(New Avengers I#1, [2-4]) - When Electro overloaded the Vault and freed all the prisoners, Bushwacker was among those that escaped.

(Daredevil vs. Punisher I#3 (fb) - BTS) - The Jackal hired Bushwacker to kill the Punisher. He worked with Bushwacker for weeks, training him and telling him not to underestimate the Punisher. Bushwacker learned that he himself was a mutant and that the C.I.A. had only helped him bring out his natural talents. He also learned that he could turn his other arm into a gun as well.

(Daredevil vs. Punisher I#2) - After drinking lighter fluid, Bushwacker turned his gun arm into a flamethrower and fired at the Punisher, Jimmy Sweets, and Daredevil.

(Daredevil vs. Punisher I#3) - As a building burned around them, Bushwacker battled Punisher, then Daredevil, drinking more lighter fluid and spreading more fire during the battle. After raining bullets on the street and killing civilians, Bushwacker was temporarily defeated when Punisher fired a missile at him. Later, Bushwacker went after Punisher again, but Daredevil attacked. Bushwacker turned both arms into guns, then shot Daredevil before the hero finally knocked him out.

(She-Hulk II#5 (fb) - BTS) - After the passage of the Superhuman Registration Act, Bushwacker avoided it. Facing criminal charges, he hired lawyers to represent him.

(She-Hulk II#5) - Walking in New York with his lawyers, Bushwacker was approached by Guardsmen seeking to force him to register, but he opened fire on them. Two-Gun Kid outdrew Bushwacker and brought him in for processing.

(Punisher War Journal II#5 (fb) - BTS) - Bushwacker was taken into the police station after he tried to kill G.W. Bridge.

(Punisher War Journal II#5) - Bushwacker escaped using his gun arm and took a hostage, demanding a helicopter to get free. When Bridge and other cops, including Ian Amsterdam, closed in on Times Square, Bushwacker spread fire all over Times Square, but when the helicopter didn't come still, he turned to the news cameras and demanded the Punisher instead. Bushwacker threatened Ian, who he realized was a volunteer officer, then the hostage escaped. As the Punisher showed up, Bridge shot Bushwacker in the neck.

(New Avengers I#35) - The Hood organized a meeting with dozens of super-villains, including Bushwacker, suggesting to join him to take advantage of the split in the superhero community caused by the Superhuman Registration Act. He gave them a stack of cash to convince them of his legitimacy, and he later released of video of him beating and humiliating Tigra to prove his value.

(New Avengers Annual I#2) - As his army (including Bushwacker) watched, the Hood forced Tigra to tell him where the New Avengers (Luke Cage, Dr. Strange, Echo, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, Ronin/Hawkeye, Spider-Man, Wolverine) were hiding. At the Sanctum Sanctorum, Hood broke through the illusion Dr. Strange had set up, and his army attacked the team, Night Nurse, and Wong. Tigra joined the fight against the villains, who were easily defeated by a massive spell from Dr. Strange.

(Secret Invasion I#6) - Hood's army, including Bushwacker, joined the fight against the Skrulls when the aliens sought to take over the planet.

(Secret Invasion I#7,[8]) - The Hood's army departed after the Skrulls were defeated.

(Dark Reign: The Hood#1) - The Hood sent Bushwacker and Piledriver to scope out a potential target for robbery. Later, the Hood's army celebrated acquiring a huge stolen treasure.

(Dark Reign: The Hood#4) - Hood's army, including Bushwacker, had a meal together before they went on assignment to help the Shocker take down Force and White Fang.

(Dark Reign: The Hood#5) - The Hood's army, including Bushwacker, and Satana stood with Hood against Force and White Fang for the final battle.

(New Avengers I#56) - When the Hood went missing, the Hood's army made a move against the Avengers as well as Norman Osborn and his Dark Avengers. Bushwacker saw Dr. Jonas Harrow remove the powers of their targets, then the army closed in.

(New Avengers I#57) - The Hood's army, including Bushwacker, made an offer to Osborn to buy the power dampener and he was agreeing when the rest of the New Avengers arrived to rescue their teammates.

(New Avengers I#60) - Aboard the H.A.M.M.E.R. Helicarrier, Hood's army, including Bushwacker, saw Hood shoot Jonas Harrow in the face for his personal initiatives. They formalized working for Osborn, who planned to have the villains hunt down his heroic enemies.

(Amazing Spider-Man I#626) - Bushwacker and Tombstone accompanied Hood to a gathering of criminals, where Hood challenged the men to fight until only one was left standing; that one would become the new Scorpion, he said. Spider-Man intervened along with his friend Michelle Rodriguez and the Scorpion (Carmilla Black), and they all escaped after a brief battle.

(New Avengers I#64 (fb) - BTS) - Hood informed his army, including Bushwacker, that they would now be operatives for Osborn. He used the Norn Stones to boost their power levels.

(New Avengers I#63) - During the siege of Asgard, the Hood's army, including Bushwacker, joined Osborn's forces to fight the Avengers and Asgardians.

(New Avengers I#64) - The army continued fighting the heroes and Asgardians.

(Enter the Heroic Age#1/5) - Bushwacker was returned to the Raft and he noticed the upgrades in place to keep anyone from escaping. Standing with Grizzly and Corruptor, he saw Norman Osborn imprisoned, taunted the Ghost, then saw Luke Cage attack, announcing that a new Thunderbolts program was being put in place.

(X-Force: Sex and Violence#2) - Bushwacker was hired by the Assassins' Guild to hunt down Domino, who had stolen a large sum of money from them. He attacked her and Wolverine in bed, eager to pay Wolverine back for his facial scars, but then Domino distracted Burbank while Wolverine sliced off his gun-arm. Burbank warned them that more assassins were coming.


(All-New, All-Different Avengers#8) - Bushwacker fought S.H.I.E.L.D. agents in his attempt to escape Pleasant Hill after a brief imprisonment there.

(Captain America: Sam Wilson#8 (fb) - BTS) - At Baron Zemo's orders, Bushwacker and Jack O'Lantern combed the grounds of Pleasant Hill for Kobik, but couldn't find her.

(Captain America: Sam Wilson#8) - Bushwacker and Jack O'Lantern reported back to Zemo.

(Avengers Standoff: Assault on Pleasant Hill Omega#1) - Bushwacker officially escaped Pleasant Hill.

(Illuminati I#6) - During the breakout, Bushwacker shot his arm at guards.

(Civil War II: Kingpin#1 (fb) - BTS) - Hearing that the Kingpin was claiming power in New York City again, Bushwacker chose to go after him. He posed as Kingpin's driver.

(Civil War II: Kingpin#1) - Bushwacker attacked Kingpin, shooting him in the back, but Kingpin got the upper hand and seemingly broke Bushwacker's neck as Janus Jardeesh watched.

(Power Man and Iron Fist III#9) - From jail, Bushwacker took advantage of a prison break to try and escape. He fired a blast through the wall, finding several heroes on the other side, but fellow prisoner Iron Fist knocked Bushwacker out.

(Infamous Iron Man#7) - At Herbies, Bushwacker was among a large group of criminals, many of them former members of Hood's army, considering forming a new army under the Hood. They were discussing how Doctor Doom had gone heroic when Doom himself attacked, in the armor of Iron Man, knocking many of the criminals out.

(Invincible Iron Man I#600) - Hood's army, including Bushwacker, were seizing control of Stark companies from Eric Lynch aboard a ship when Doombots and Iron Man armors attacked en masse, easily defeating the villains.

(Defenders V#10) - Bushwacker attended a meeting called by the Hood, who was offering a place in a new criminal organization, but a strong contingent of heroes arrived to break the meeting up.

(Deadpool: Assassin#4) - Belladonna, of the Assassins' Guild, hired several killers to hunt down Deadpool, including Bushwacker. Bushwacker later attacked Deadpool and Threnody in the home of Weasel and Clarice Hammer. Threnody turned zombies on Bushwacker, who panicked as he was overwhelmed.

(Daredevil I#608) - Bushwacker was with his green-haired girlfriend Glory when he saw Matt Murdock and Foggy Nelson drive by in a cab. Bushwacker drank gasoline then went after Murdock, using his gun-arm as a flamethrower, thinking if he killed the men, it might get him in the good graces of the Kingpin, who was now mayor of New York City. Bushwacker stood over the two men, but Murdock revealed himself as Mike Murdock instead, and he defeated Bushwacker by firing his cane into the villain's throat and then shooting him in his knees with a gun.

(Immortal Hulk I#9 (fb) - BTS) - In prison, Bushwacker was connected by Ken Krask to an organization that could get him out of jail. Bushwacker was recruited by Shadow Base to work on tracking down the Hulk. He began monitoring 911 frequencies.

(Immortal Hulk I#9) - Hearing reports of a civilian who saw the Hulk, Bushwacker investigated, then killed the civilian. He called in to report to Shadow Base.

(Immortal Hulk I#10) - In New Mexico, Bushwacker monitored Absorbing Man's fight with the Hulk. When he noticed Absorbing Man's bizarre mutation, he called to report in to General Fortean at Shadow Base. Fortean ordered Burbank to hold back and wait to see what happened, then, when Gamma Flight closed in, Bushwacker hit Hulk in the eye with a cyanide capsule, driving him into a full rage. Hulk crashed the Gamma Flight ship then pursued Absorbing Man. As Bushwacker watched, Creel opened up a huge green portal on the bomb site.

(Immortal Hulk I#13) - Bushwacker watched as Jackie McGee, Puck, and Walter Langkowski of Gamma Flight returned through the portal with Absorbing Man, but he wondered where Bruce Banner had ended up.

(Immortal Hulk I#14) - Bushwacker watched Betty and Bruce Banner reunite from afar and he kept a gun on them while reporting in to Shadow Base. Against orders, Bushwacker fired off a shot and accidentally killed Betty with a shot through the head. Fortean told Bushwacker to run for it, but Bushwacker instead shot the Hulk in the head. Just then Doc Samson arrived and tossed Bushwacker aside.

(Immortal Hulk I#15) - Bushwacker fled from the scene, calling Shadow Base for help.

(Immortal Hulk I#16) - Bushwacker waited at an abandoned Shadow Base in New Mexico, having set a trap for Banner. After Hulk and Doc Samson defeated some Gamma-mutated animals, Bushwacker used solar emitters to force Hulk back into Banner's form, killed Samson with a shot to the head, then shot Banner through the stomach. Ignoring Fortean's warnings, he toyed with Banner, wanting to make him pay, and not noticing when Banner's eyes turned grey, releasing the Joe Fixit personality.

(Immortal Hulk I#17) - Bushwacker was ordered by Fortean to kill Banner, but Bushwacker wanted to toy with him a bit first. Banner threw radioactive ants into Bushwacker's eyes, then managed to get the upper hand in a fight by kneeing Bushwacker in the groin. Fortean angrily ordered Burbank to stop playing around and follow orders, and he reluctantly agreed. Bushwacker opened fire on Banner, shooting him multiple times, then he morphed his arm into a buzz saw to dismember his corpse, but Banner had switched the lights to Gamma and triggered a transformation into a monstrous Hulk with multiple heads. Banner exploded in Gamma radiation, decimating the mountain they were standing in.

(Free Comic Book Day 2021: Spider-Man/Venom#1) - Bushwacker attacked oil executives, tying up their security guards, including Barry, before Spider-Man (Ben Reilly) attacked. Bushwacker tried firing on the hero, who had reinforced his costume with close-knit polymers, and Bushwacker ended up splintering his own gun arms.

(X-Men Unlimited Infinity Comic#18 (fb) - BTS) - Bushwacker was briefly imprisoned in the Dungeon, and the Warden took a genetic sample of his powers.

(Marauders II#12 (fb) - BTS) - Bushwacker saw a mutant named Esera Seanoa using his powers to find water on the news, and decided to hunt him down.

(Marauders II#12) - Bushwacker went after Seanoa, but the mutant Cerebra stopped him then used her powers to change his brain chemistry so that instead of a desire to kill, he would now have a desire to paint.

Comments: Created by Ann Nocenti, Rick Leonardi & Al Williamson.

Bushwacker's powers seem very similar to those of Random, the mutant from X-Factor.

Additional comments by Loki:

Bushwacker has profiles in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89#2 (August, 1989), Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition#15 (1992), New Avengers: Most Wanted Files#1 (February, 2006), Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z HC#2 (2008) & Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z SC#2 (2011).

Marauders II#12 kind of confirms Bushwacker is a mutant.
   I'd still call that identification questionable in the face of the counter-evidence, as already listed on his page. The "confirmation" we got was Psylocke calling him a mutant. So where'd she get that info? Not explicitly stated, but since she confirms that she read his mind, it's entirely possible it was from there. So if he is delusional and thinks he's a mutant, she'd get that identification from him. Doesn't mean he was right, and therefore doesn't mean she was either.
   Also, while the House of M was an alternate reality, it was meant to be altered 616, and when almost everyone was now a mutant, Bushwacker was a member of the Hood's non-mutant syndicate and tried to usurp the leadership.

Profile by Chadman.

Bushwacker (Carl Burbank) should not be confused with:

Marilyn Rogers Burbank

(Daredevil I#248 (fb) - BTS) - Ex-priest and C.I.A. assassin Carl Burbank got married to Marilyn, but he was frequently gone on mysterious jobs. Marilyn Burbank found a box of bullets under the bed and grew concerned.

(New Avengers: Most Wanted Files#1 - BTS) - Marilyn's maiden name was Rogers.

(Daredevil I#248) - When Carl came home, his wife asked him to come around more often. When she asked him about the bullets, he grew furious and accused her of snooping. When Wolverine showed up at the house, Mrs. Burbank panicked, and she rushed out to get help. She showed up at a legal clinic, meeting Matt Murdock, and she said she thought her husband was a bad man.

(Daredevil I#249 (fb) - BTS) - Murdock convinced Marilyn to fill out paperwork that told of her husband's violence and instability. Murdock explained that this would help Carl get mental health aid.

(Daredevil I#249) - At the Legal Aid and Drug Hotline, Marilyn finished filling out the paperwork, voicing her doubts and distress about it. She wanted help for Carl, and made Matt promise that Carl would be brought in alive. She then noticed that Matt was blind and she walked away in despair. Later, hearing how Daredevil had beat up Carl and had him arrested, Marilyn returned to the hotline and yelled at Matt and Karen over Bushwacker getting arrested.

(Punisher War Journal I#12) - Marilyn was furious when Carl came home and didn't even seem to notice her. She complained about all the times they had to move, all of his inattentions, and his frequent absences. As Carl demanded dinner, Marilyn berated him all through the news.

(Punisher War Journal I#13) - At home with Carl, Marilyn screamed when the Punisher attacked the home with a van driven through walls and opened fire. She went running for cover. Marilyn soon screamed at the Punisher for his actions, and she screamed at both men to stop fighting. As Bushwacker began drowning Punisher in an aquarium, Marilyn smashed a mirror over his head, then got in the car to leave, saying she was done for good; Bushwacker pleaded with her to stay. Carl leapt on her car, clinging on to stop her, so she hit the brakes to send him flying, then drove away.

(Nomad II#4 - BTS) - Bushwacker tried hunting down Troy Donahue, Marilyn's sister's husband, who had taken Marilyn's niece, in an attempt to win Marilyn back.

(Elektra I#5 - BTS) - Bushwacker kept a photo of Marilyn up, wanting to win her back.

--Daredevil I#248 ([Daredevil I#248 (fb)], [New Avengers: Most Wanted Files#1], Daredevil I#248-249, Punisher War Journal I#12-13, [Nomad II#4], [Elektra I#5]


(Daredevil I#249 (fb) - BTS) - Composer Gerhart, a virtuoso in his field, was violently killed by Bushwacker, who also destroyed his music and instruments. Gerhart tried to write notes from his destroyed music as he lay dying. He wrote the words "violent mysterious" on the wall before collapsing.

(Daredevil I#249) - Wolverine found Gerhart's body.

(Way of X#3 (fb) - BTS) - Gerhart was resurrected on Krakoa.

(Way of X#3) - Gerhart played violin with Dazzler in concert at the Green Lagoon.

--Daredevil I#249 ([Daredevil I#249 (fb)], 249, [Way of X#3 (fb)], Way of X#3


(Daredevil I#608) - Glory, the green-haired girlfriend of Bushwacker, was with him when he saw Matt Murdock drive by. Bushwacker drank gasoline then went after Murdock, using his gun-arm as a flamethrower.

--Daredevil I#608

Vanna Herald

(Daredevil I#249 (fb) - BTS) - Prominent artist Vanna Herald made waves in New York City. She took a job at the Institute of Art, but was frustrated by the slow pace of the artists there, so she quit.

(Daredevil I#249) - Outside the Institute of Art, Vanna was approached by Bushwacker, who boldly invited her to join him on a motorcycle ride, and she agreed, intrigued. They rode a short ways when Bushwacker transformed his arm into a gun and shot up cars, causing a massive accident. He then kissed Vanna, told her she was a mutant, and killed her.

--Daredevil I#249 ([Daredevil I#249 (fb)], 249

Miss Summers

(Daredevil I#248) - Miss Summers (who was potentially a mutant) was in her apartment when Bushwacker knocked on the door, asking to come in. She refused, but he broke his way in, changed his arm into a gun and shot her to death.

--Daredevil I#248

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All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z#2, Bushwacker profile (refurbed version of Daredevil I#334, p19, pan2, main)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89#2, p40, pan1 (main)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition#15, Bushwacker profile (Bushwacker entry)
Daredevil I#260, p10, pan1 (in bandages)
Punisher War Journal I#12, p14, pan1 (in blue jacket)
Daredevil vs. Punisher I#3, p20, pan1 (with double gun arms)
X-Force: Sex and Violence#2, p16, pan1 (massive gun arm)
Deadpool: Assassin#4, p16, pan5 (shirtless in vest)
Daredevil I#608, p12, pan1 (in blue vest with scarred face)
Immortal Hulk I#10, p5, pan1 (with sniper rifle arm)
Immortal Hulk I#17, p3, pan1 (with handgun arm)
Immortal Hulk I#17, p14, pan1 (with buzzsaw arm)
Daredevil I#348, p22, pan2 (Marilyn Burbank)
Daredevil I#249, p2, pan5 (Gerhart)
Daredevil I#608, p8, pan4 (Glory)
Daredevil I#249, p8, pan1 (Vanna Herald)
Daredevil I#248, p18, pan6 (Ms. Summers)

Daredevil I#248-249 (November-December, 1987) - Ann Nocenti (writer), Rick Leonardi (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 Annual I#4/B (September, 1989) - Gregory Wright (writer), Whilce Portacio (penciler), Al Milgrom (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Punisher War Journal I#12 (December, 1989) - Carl Potts (writer), Jim Lee (penciler), Al Milgrom, Don Hudson (inkers), Rob Tokar (editor)
Punisher War Journal I#13 (December, 1989) - Carl Potts (writer), David Ross (penciler), Russ Heath (inker), Rob Tokar (editor)
Deathlok II#2-5 (August-November, 1991) - Dwayne McDuffie (writer), Denys Cowan (penciler), Mike Manley (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Nomad II#4-5 (August-September, 1992) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Pat Olliffe (penciler), Mark McKenna (inker), Glenn Herdling (editor)
Deathlok II#29 (November, 1993) - Gregory Wright (writer), Kevin Kobasic (penciler), Greg Adams (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Daredevil I#334-336 (November, 1994-January, 1995) - Gregory Wright (writer), Tom Grindberg (penciler), Don Hudson (inker), Ralph Macchio (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)
Daredevil I#380 (October, 1998) - Dan G. Chichester (writer), Lee Weeks (penciler), Robert Campanella (inker), Tim Tuohy (editor)
Alias#26 (November, 2003) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Mark Bagley, Michael Gaydos & Ricardo Mays (penciler), Art Thibert (inker), Tom Breevort (editor)
New Avengers I#1 (January, 2005) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), David Finch (penciler), Danny Miki (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Daredevil vs. Punisher I#3 (October, 2005) - David Lapham (writer/artist), Warren Simons (editor)
She-Hulk II#5 (April, 2006) - Dan Slott (writer), Juan Bobillo (penciler), Marcelo Sosa (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Punisher War Journal II#5 (May, 2007) - Matt Fraction (writer), Ariel Olivetti (artist), Axel Alonso (editor)
New Avengers I#35 (December, 2007) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Leinil Yu (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
New Avengers Annual I#2 (February, 2008) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Carlo Pagulayan (penciler), Jeff Hust (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Secret Invasion I#6-7 (November-December, 2008) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Leinil Yu (artist), Mark Morales (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Dark Reign: The Hood#1 (July, 2009) - Jeff Parker (writer), Kyle Hotz (artist), Bill Rosemann (editor)
Dark Reign: The Hood#4-5 (October-November, 2009) - Jeff Parker (writer), Kyle Hotz (artist), Bill Rosemann (editor)
New Avengers I#56-57 (October, 2009) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Stuart Immonen (penciler), Wade Von Grawbadger (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
New Avengers I#60 (February, 2010) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Stuart Immonen (penciler), Wade Von Grawbadger (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Amazing Spider-Man I#626 (May, 2010) - Fred Van Lentw (writer), Michael Gaydos (artist), Stephen Wacker (editor)
New Avengers I#63-64 (May-June, 2010) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Mike McKone (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Enter the Heroic Age#1 (July, 2010) - Jeff Parker (Writer), Kevin Walker (artist), Bill Rosemann (editor)
X-Force: Sex and Violence#2 (October, 2010) - Craig Kyle, Chris Yost (writers), Gabrielle Dell'Otto (artist), Jeanine Schaefer (editor)
All-New, All-Different Avengers#8 (June, 2016) - Mark Waid (writer), Adam Kubert (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers Standoff: Assault on Pleasant Hill Omega#1 (June, 2016) - Nick Spencer (writer), Daniel Acuna, Angel Unzueta (artists), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Captain America: Sam Wilson#8 (June, 2016) - Nick Spencer (writer), Paul Renaud (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Illuminati I#6 (June, 2016) - Joshua Williamson (writer), Mike Henderson (artist), Katie Kubert (editor)
Civil War II: Kingpin#1 (September, 2016) - Matthew Rosenberg (writer), Ricardo Lopez Ortiz (artist), Wil Moss (editor)
Power Man and Iron Fist III#9 (December, 2016) - David Walker (writer), Sanford Greene, Flaviano Armentaro (artists), Jake Thomas (editor)
Infamous Iron Man#7 (June, 2017) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Alex Maleev (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Defenders V#10 (April, 2018) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), David Marquez (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Invincible Iron Man I#600 (July, 2018) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Stefano Caselli, Alex Maleev, David Marquez, Daniel Acuna, Leinil Francis Yu, Jim Cheung, Mike Deodato Jr., Andrea Sorrentino (artists), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Deadpool: Assassin#4 (September, 2018) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Mark Bagley (penciler), John Dell, Roberto Poggi (inkers), Devin Lewis (editor)
Daredevil I#608 (November, 2018) - Charles Soule (writer), Phil Noto (artist), Devin Lewis (editor)
Immortal Hulk I#9 (January, 2019) - Al Ewing (writer), Joe Bennett & Martin Simmonds (pencilers), Ruy José & Martin Simmonds (inkers), Wil Moss (editor)
Immortal Hulk I#10 (February, 2019) - Al Ewing (writer), Joe Bennett (penciler), Ruy José, Le Beau Underwood & Rafael Fonteriz (inkers), Wil Moss (editor)
Immortal Hulk I#13 (April, 2019) - Al Ewing (writer), Joe Bennett (penciler), Ruy José, Belardino Brabo & Farael Fonteriz (inkers), Wil Moss (editor)
Immortal Hulk I#14 (May, 2019) - Al Ewing (writer), Kyle Hotz (artist), Wil Moss (editor)
Immortal Hulk I#15 (May, 2019) - Al Ewing (writer), Joe Bennett (penciler), Ruy José (inker), Wil Moss (editor)
Immortal Hulk I#16-17 (June, 2019) - Al Ewing (writer), Joe Bennett (penciler), Ruy José (inker), Wil Moss (editor)
Way of X#3 (August, 2021) - Si Spurrier (writer), Bob Quinn (artist), Jordan White (editor)
Free Comic Book Day 2021: Spider-Man/Venom#1 (September, 2021) - Zeb Wells (writer), Patrick Gleason (artist), Nick Lowe (editor)
X-Men Unlimited Infinity Comic#18 (January, 2022) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Matt Horak (artist), Jordan White (editor)
Marauders II#12 (May, 2023) - Steve Orlando (writer), Eleanora Carlini (artist), Jordan White (editor)

First Posted: 08/06/2019
Last updated: 04/26/2023

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