Real Name: Hancock (possibly)
Identity/Class: Alternate reality (Earth-1191) mutant
Occupation: Former freedom fighter
Group Membership: None;
formerly unidentified squad (Dwayne, Hecate, Pachinko, Southpaw)
Affiliations: Lucas Bishop, Shard Bishop, Bishop's unidentified grandmother
Enemies: Billboy, Halftrack, Sentinels
Known Relatives: Lucas Bishop (foster grandson), Shard Bishop (foster granddaugher)
Base of Operations: An unidentified mutant relocation camp in Las Vegas
First Appearance: Bishop#3 (February, 1995)
Powers/Abilities: Hancock was a mutant with the ability to emit some kind of unrevealed energy from his eyes. Having pushed his powers beyond his limits Hancock burned out his eyes, rendering him blind.
Height: 5'11" (by approximation)
Weight: 175 lbs. (by approximation)
(Bishop#3 - BTS) - The man who would become known as Hancock grew up in the dystopian future of Earth-1191. He was presumably in one of the many concentration camps for mutants where he was tattooed over the right eye with an "M", marking him as a mutant.
(Bishop#3 (fb) - BTS) - Hancock fought during the Summers Rebellion, part of a squad consisting of Southpaw, Hecate, Pachinko, Dwayne and himself. During the rebellion mutants and humans worked together to overthrow the Sentinels, even meeting Summers himself.
(Bishop#3 (fb) - BTS) - However, during the Summers Rebellion, Hancock pushed his mutant abilities beyond his limits which led to the backfire burning out his eyes, blinding him.
(Bishop#3 - BTS / X-Men: The Times and Life of Lucas Bishop#2 (fb) - BTS) - After the rebellion, Hancock learned how to survive without his eyesight and came to live in a mutant relocation camp in Las Vegas where he came to live with the grandmother of the young Bishop and Shard.
(X.S.E.#1 (fb) - BTS) - Hancock knew the true identity of Bishop's grandmother but helped her keep it a secret as she believed it best people thought her dead. Believing her heritage would be a burden on them.
(X.S.E.#1 (fb) ) - During an uneventful day, Hancock spent time with Bishop and Shard while their grandmother prepared dinner. Hancock listened as she educated the children of the X-Men. She passed away not long after, leaving Hancock to raise the children.
(X-Men: The Times and Life of Lucas Bishop#2 (fb) - BTS) - Several years passed during which radical mutant gangs preyed on other mutants. Trying to survive Hancock would help Bishop and Shard pull small jobs in the middle of the war between the gangs and the X.S.E. noticing that it became more difficult to stay under the radar as the years passed.
(Bishop#3 (fb) - BTS) - Hancock sent the young Shard to collect herbs for him to cook with as he brew another soup which tasted like garbage.
(Bishop#3 (fb) ) - While Hancock waited for Shard to return he told Bishop the exciting tales of the Summers Rebellion even revealing how he'd lost his eye sight.
(X-Men: The Times and Life of Lucas Bishop#2 (fb) ) - While pulling another job, Hancock stayed on the lookout while Bishop and Shard raided a house for valuables, their presence, however, soon attracted the attention of mutant criminals Billiboy and Halftrack.
(X.S.E.#1 (fb) / Uncanny X-Men '96 (fb) / X-Men: The Times and Life of Lucas Bishop#2 (fb) ) - When mutant criminals Billiboy and Halftrack assaulted Bishop and Shard, Hancock died trying to defend the children. Fortunately the children were rescued by X.S.E. Officers Amazon and Recoil who also asked the young Bishop to join the X.S.E. Bishop accepted the invitation on the terms that his sister Shard could join as well, Amazon allowed it.
(X.S.E.#1 - BTS) - When Bishop and Shard enrolled as X.S.E. cadets they received a formal introduction by commanding officer Hecate, Hancock's former friend. Hecate remarked she hoped they were worthy of his sacrifice, visibly upset Shard confronted Hecate, questioning her friendship to him as she'd never even come out to visit him. Enraged, Hecate trapped Shard in her null-light intimidating the young girl for questioning their relationship. Bishop, however, quickly interrupted Hecate, threatening to kill her if she ever attacked his sister which impressed the X.S.E. Commanding officer.
Comments: Created by John Ostrander, Carlos Pacheco and Cam Smith.
X-Men: The Times and Life of Lucas Bishop#2 (2009) depicted Hancock as a black man, the former two appearances from 1995 and 1996 showed him being caucasian.
No mention was made of Hancock when more of the Summers Rebellion was revealed in 2009 in the pages of X-Factor III#41 through 50. In a strange turn of events we did get to see Dwayne in X-Factor Special: Layla Miller (2009) who would later become part of Hancock's squad.
Profile by MarvellousLuke
Hancock has no known connections to:
(Bishop#4 (fb) - BTS) - Pachinko was part of an unidentified squad alongside Dwayne, Hancock, Hecate and Southpaw who fought to overthrow the Sentinels during the Summers Rebellion.
(Bishop#4 (fb) - BTS) - Southpaw was part of an unidentified squad alongside Dwayne, Hancock, Hecate and Pachinko who fought to overthrow the Sentinels during the Summers Rebellion.
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Bishop#3, p9, pan1 (main image)
X.S.E.#1, p8, pan1 (with Bishop and Shard)
Bishop#3, p8, pan6 (eating)
Bishop#3 (February, 1995) - John Ostrander (writer), Carlos Pacheco (pencils), Cam Smith (inks), Suzanne Gaffney (editor)
Uncanny X-Men '96 (September, 1996) - Terry Kavanagh, Howard Mackie (writers), David Perrin, Nick Gnazzo (pencilers), Art Thibert, Harry Candelario (inkers), Kelly Corvese (editor)
X.S.E.#1 (November, 1996) - John Ostrander (writer), Chris Gardner (pencils), Terry Austin, Tom Palmer (inkers), Kelly Corvese (editor)
X-Men: The Times and Life of Lucas Bishop#2 (May, 2009) - Duane Swierczynski (writer), Larry Stroman (pencils), Mark Farmer (inks)
First Posted: 01/03/2020
Last Updated: 01/03/2020
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