Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human; former human mutate
Group Membership: Fatboys (Billy, Darla, Eightball, Freddie, Max, Ralf);
formerly Bratpack (Cannonball/Sam Guthrie, Jubilee/Darla, Magik/Illyana Rasputin, Magma/Amara Aquilla, Mirage/Danielle Moonstar, Straight-Arrow/Alfie, Sunspot/Roberto Da Costa, Template/Leong Coy Manh & Nga Coy Manh, Wolfsbane/Rahne Sinclair)
Affiliations: Black Widow (Natasha Romanoff), Captain Britain (Brian Braddock), Daniel, Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Hilda, Human Torch (Johnny Storm), Bucko Leary, Longshot, Molly the horse, New Mutants (Cannonball/Sam Guthrie, Cypher/Doug Ramsey, Magik/Illyana Rasputin, Magma/Amara Aquilla, Mirage/Danielle Moonstar, Sunspot/Roberto Da Costa, Wolfsbane/Rahne Sinclair), Karen Page, Quark, X-Men (Colossus/Piotr Rasputin, Magneto/Max Eisenhardt, Nightcrawler/Kurt Wagner, Psylocke/Elizabeth Braddock, Rogue/Anna Marie, Shadowcat/Kitty Pryde, Storm/Ororo Munroe, Wolverine/James "Logan" Howlett)
Enemies: Baby Elmo, demons, Mr. Fasolino, Gog'N'Magog, Guice, Joe, Lifeform (George Prufrock), Mojo, Raphael, Sabretooth (Victor Creed), Sanders, Sheila, Spiral (Rita Wayword), Tunnel Teens (Jerry, Joey, Johnny), Williams
Known Relatives: Unidentified parents
Base of Operations: New York City, New York
First Appearance: Longshot I#4 (December, 1985)
Powers/Abilities: Butch is a scrappy and resourceful skateboarder. He was briefly transformed by Mojo into a super-powered adult called Snitch, who had the power to alter the emotions of others.
Height: 4' (by approximation)
Weight: 80 lbs. (by approximation)
(Longshot I#4) - Butch, Alfie, and Darla, as well as other kids, wore home-made super hero masks and pretended they were space fighters. Butch's parents argued about whether the kids should be allowed to read comics or play video games. As the kids argued, Longshot gave them diamonds, and they planned to trade them in for comic books. The boys teased Darla for having a crush on Longshot.
(Longshot I#4 - BTS) - Butch, thinking he'd seen monsters, traded the diamonds for a gun, although Darla and Alfie didn't believe he'd seen monsters.
(Longshot I#4) - When Longshot asked, Butch handed Longshot his gun. Longshot, struggling with his own memories, caused the kids to worry, but he asked Butch to take him to the monster, and they found the mutated Gog'N'Magog. As the kids debated whether the monster was real, it attacked Longshot.
(Longshot I#5) - Butch tried drawing his gun on the monster, but Gog'N'Magog pushed him, inspiring Longshot to fight for the kids. Darla felt love for Longshot as he fought, which grossed Butch out. Soon a goat-man named Quark joined the fight, and the kids couldn't tell who the heroes or villains were. The kids got worked up during the battle, but dissipated and went home when Longshot took the fight elsewhere.
(New Mutants Annual I#2 (fb) - BTS) - The extradimensional sorceress Spiral kidnapped Darla, Alfie, and Butch of the Bratpack, along with Wolfsbane of the New Mutants, and Leong and Nga Coy Manh, and delivered them to Mojo.
(New Mutants Annual I#2) - In a plot against the X-Men (Colossus, Magneto, Nightcrawler, Psylocke, Rogue, Shadowcat, Storm, Wolverine), Mojo transformed each of the kidnapped kids (with Mojoworld technology) into super-powered adults, using his captive Psylocke's powers to keep them under mental control. Butch was transformed into Snitch and given the power to manipulate emotions. Darla was changed into Jubilee, given the powers of flight and light manipulation. Alfie was changed into Straight-Arrow, given the power to throw large arrows. The team attacked the New Mutants (Cannonball, Cypher, Magik, Magma, Mirage, Sunspot, Wolfsbane), causing the team to fight, then Template changed Cannonball, Magik, Magma, Sunspot, and Mirage into members of the Bratpack. When Magma rebelled, she was changed into a child, and the team pursued her, but a child Captain Britain (similarly transformed) helped her escape. Warlock and Cypher managed to free Psylocke and take the fight to Spiral, reverting everyone to their true forms.
(Uncanny X-Men Annual I#10) - Butch, Darla, and Alfie were watching a movie when the New Mutants and X-Men passed through, battling Spiral. Spiral cast a spell that turned some in the crowd, including the kids, into frogs, but the spell later wore off.
(Daredevil I#238) - Butch and Darla were watching a scary movie, featuring scary werewolf Harry, and Butch scared Darla with the cat, making her furious. Butch's father screamed, telling him to turn off the television and go study at the library, ordering him not to play with Raphael and his gang. Instead, Butch and Darla went with Raphael's gang into the Morlock Tunnels, where Sabretooth was awakened and growled at the intruders. Butch told Sabretooth that Daredevil protected the city, and Sabretooth went to find the hero, and they battled, scaring civilians like Daniel. Later, Butch was disgusted when his cat brought in a mouse and didn't kill it.
(Daredevil I#239) - The Fatboys, including Butch and Max, were skateboarding when Daredevil dropped by, showing off his own skills on a board.
(Daredevil I#241) - The Fatboys, including Butch, stood on each other's shoulders and wore a Santa Claus suit, asking for donations from the public. Daredevil caught the delinquents and convinced them to give the money they had made to charity. They gave the money to a nun, not realizing she was a criminal dressed up. They departed, wishing they'd scored drugs instead. Later, Butch and Freddie (who wore a Daredevil mask) showed the hero some new tricks, though he lectured them on being safe he watched as Freddie jumped to another roof on a skateboard. Daredevil told the kids to go home for Christmas, not realizing many of them didn't have safe homes.
(Daredevil I#248) - The Fat Boys (Butch, Darla, Eightball) raced Daredevil in the streets, briefly meeting Molly the cart-horse.
(Daredevil I#249) - The Fat Boys (Butch, Eightball, Billy) hung out at the Legal Aid and Drug Hotline with Karen Page, Hilda, and Matt Murdock. Later, Billy brought Matt books he'd requested, but Matt dismissed him.
(Daredevil I#250) - At the Hotline, the Fat Boys, including Butch, rode skateboards while the adults worked.
(Daredevil I#251) - The Fat Boys, including Butch, hung around the clinic when Mr. Fasolino came in flanked by cops, including Bucko Leary, to shut the place down, but Hilda convinced them to keep it open.
(Daredevil I#252 - BTS) - When a blackout hit the clinic, Butch was among those there who were helped by Matt and Karen.
(Daredevil I#259) - Butch saw drug addict Sheila trade a small child to dealer Joe for drugs. He rushed to find Daredevil, seeing Matt and Karen and asking for help finding the hero. Butch then rushed off to find clues himself. Later, Butch heard from Matt that the kids had been saved. Butch was worried about other kidnapped kids, and told Matt that he had once left home for four days and his mom hadn't even noticed. Then Butch saw Matt cheating on Karen with another woman, and he realized he hated Matt.
(Daredevil I#261) - At the hotline, the Fat Boys (Butch, Darla, Eightball) watched the Human Torch do tricks. When Karen Page said that Daredevil was missing, the kids wondered where Matt was. Later, the Fat Boys and Karen saw Human Torch lose a fight to Baby Elmo before accidentally burning down the Last Exit Bar.
(Daredevil I#262) - Butch and Darla were in the streets with Karen and Black Widow when several stone statues hit the sidewalk, nearly killing them. Darla wondered if they had come to life. They headed to the subway and Karen noticed how inanimate things seemed to be getting a mind of their own, but she was determined to pressure Bucko Leary to look harder for Daredevil. They went with Karen to the police station. They went to the clinic and found it trashed, and Black Widow narrowly saved the Fat Boys from being crushed in a sentient elevator.
(Daredevil I#263) - Butch found a badly wounded and bandaged Daredevil fighting demons. Overwhelmed by the chaos on the streets, Butch told the hero that Matt had betrayed Karen, who was gone now.
(Daredevil I#265 (fb) - BTS) - Butch informed Daredevil about Karen leaving, but he just kept fighting demons. Darla put her hand in a soda machine and was bit, releasing her demonic nature.
(Daredevil I#265) - Darla, her demonic side unleashed, and Butch watched Daredevil fight demons. Just as Butch had given up hope, Daredevil started inspiring civilians to clean up garbage around them.
(Daredevil Annual I#4B/4) - Butch, Eighball, and Ralf were showing off their skateboard skills when Darla was kidnapped by villains. When they called out after them, the criminals fired a gun at them, then put Darla in a basement, saying her whole life was about to change. The three boys hit the streets, looking for Daredevil.
Guice and Williams, waiting for their colleague Sanders, kept Darla tied up until the three Fat Boys burst through the window and tried to grab the guns. The criminals got the upper hand and nearly killed the kids before Daredevil attacked, leaving the men unconscious. Daredevil yelled at the kids, telling them they should have called the police instead of trying to play heroes.
(Daredevil Annual I#6/2) - As the Fat Boys (Butch, Ralf, Darla) laughed, Darla didn't believe Eightball's story about the Lifeform. She dared Eightball to steal a skateboard from the Tunnel Teens to prove his bravery, and he accepted, challenging her back. They found the Tunnel Teens (Jerry, Joey, and Johnny) trying to impress girls, including Laura, and stole a skateboard. When the Tunnel Teens realized it, they chased the Fat Boys through the streets. The Fat Boys initially escaped until the Lifeform snuck up on them and scared them again, then the Tunnel Teens caught up with the teens, they cornered the kids, drawing knives and tasers, but the kids fought back, Eightball hitting Jerry with a skateboard and grabbing the taser himself. Daredevil arrived to intervene, telling the kids to return the stolen stakeboard and teasing Eightball for having a crush on Darla, which delighted her.
(Daredevil II#8) - Butch and Darla attended the funeral of Karen Page.
Comments: Created by Ann Nocenti (writer), Arthur Adams (penciler), Whilce Portacio & Scott Williams (inkers).
The original Bratpack was seemingly heavily based on Our Gang, better known as the Little Rascals, with Butch as the Stymie character.
Profile by Chadman.
Butch should not be confused with:
(Daredevil I#238) - Butch and Darla watched a frightening movie in which a werewolf named Harry pursued a woman.
(Daredevil I#259) - Butch saw drug addict Sheila trade a small child to dealer Joe for drugs.
(Daredevil I#248) - Molly the horse pulled a cart with blinders on. She was briefly petted by the Fat Boys as Daredevil watched.
(Daredevil I#238) - Raphael and his gang of street kids set up shop in the Morlock Tunnels, claiming the territory as their own. When young Butch and Darla joined them, Raphael teased them for being scared, but when Sabretooth revealed himself, Raphael hid behind his friends. Sabretooth soon departed to find Daredevil.
(Daredevil I#259) - Drug addict Sheila traded a young girl to dealer Joe for drugs.
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Daredevil I#259, p1, pan1 (main)
Daredevil I#259, p21, pan4 (face)
New Mutants Annual I#2, p20, pan3 (Butch as Snitch)
Daredevil I#238, p8, pan3 ("Harry")
Daredevil I#259, p2, pan2 (Joe)
Daredevil I#248, p2, pan1 (Molly the horse)
Daredevil I#238, p10, pan1 (Raphael)
Daredevil I#259, p1 (Sheila)
Longshot I#4-5 (December, 1985-January, 1986) - Ann Nocenti (writer), Arthur Adams (penciler), Whilce Portacio, Scott Williams (inkers), Louise Jones (editor)
New Mutants Annual I#2 (October, 1986) - Chris Claremont (writer), Alan Davis (artist), Ann Nocenti (editor)
Uncanny X-Men Annual I#10 (January, 1987) - Chris Claremont (writer), Art Adams (penciler), Bob Wiacek (inker), Louise Jones (editor)
Daredevil I#238 (January, 1987) - Ann Nocenti (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Steve Leialoha (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil I#239 (February, 1987) - Ann Nocenti (writer), Louis Williams (penciler), Al Williamson, Geof Isherwood (inkers), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil I#241 (April, 1987) - Ann Nocenti (writer), Todd McFarlane (penciler), Al Milgrom (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil I#248-249 (November-December, 1987) - Ann Nocenti (writer), Rick Leonardi (penciler), Al Williamson (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil I#250-252 (January-March, 1988) - Ann Nocenti (writer), John Romita Jr. (penciler), Al Williamson (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil I#259 (October, 1988) - Ann Nocenti (writer), John Romita Jr. (penciler), Al Williamson (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil I#261-263 (December, 1988-February, 1989) - Ann Nocenti (writer), John Romita Jr. (penciler), Al Williamson (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil I#265 (March, 1989) - Ann Nocenti (writer), Steve Ditko (penciler), Mike Manley, Al Williamson (inkers), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil Annual I#4B/4 (September, 1989) - Gregory Wright (writer), John Romita Jr. (penciler), Klaus Janson (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil Annual I#6/2 (June, 1990) - Gregory Wright (writer), Gary Hartle (penciler), Mike DeCarlo (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil II#8 (June, 1999) - Kevin Smith (writer), Joe Quesada (penciler), Jimmy Palmiotti (inker), Nanci Dakesian (editor)
First Posted: 05/22/2019
Last updated: 05/22/2019
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