Real Name: Cal Dean
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-93060/Ultraverse) human mutate (ultra)
former rodeo rider
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Chaotician (fellow prisoner), Jack Dancer, Foxfire, Thorn Boy (fellow prisoner) (all Earth-93060), Punisher (Frank Castle (Earth-616))
Enemies: Custodians, Mourning Star, Mourning
Star's human agents, Tradesmen (all Earth-93060), mobsters (Earth-616)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Mobile in the USA
(Earth-93060); briefly New York City, USA (Earth-616)
First Appearance: Foxfire#2 (March, 1996)
Powers/Abilities: Cal Dean is a human mutate
who can absorb almost any energy directed at him and channel it back
with equal force, although the amount of energy he can absorb has its
limits. Dean has athlete-level fitness and strength, and a spirit keen
for adventure. Dean is also an accomplished rodeo rider.
Weight: 170 lbs. (by approximation)
(Foxfire#3 (fb) - BTS) - Cal Dean rode with a rodeo
in Texas before his ultra powers kicked in, and he learned he could
absorb and redirect energy. He then became a local adventurer before
catching the attention of Mourning Star, a cyborg from an apocalyptic
future (Earth-95431), who sought the life essence of ultras to sustain
herself. She had her agents hunt him down, laying a trap for him.
(Foxfire#2) - Pursued for hours, Mustang was finally
knocked unconscious by Mourning Star's human agents using tranquilizer
darts in a car junkyard.
(Foxfire#3 (fb) - BTS) - Mustang was stripped and
reclothed in a suit that negated his ultra power; these suits also
electrocuted individuals if they tried to use them. Mustang was then
suspended in an individual cage with many others, including Thorn Boy
- The ultra human-alien hybrid Foxfire was also captured and eventually
recovered. Mustang told her of her predicament and warned her of the
suits. She freely told him of her recent adventures and she broke out
by tapping her alien powers, then freed Mustang. Seeking escape, they
came across several ultras in stasis. Mustang deduced the prisoners
were being deliberately infected so that their antibodies could be
harvested. Nearby, Jack Dancer, recovering from being tortured by
Mourning Star, confirmed their suspicions, and they helped him down.
Custodian robot guards arrived to apprehend them; Foxfire and Mustang
tore through them until Tradesmen aliens (allied with Mourning Star)
also arrived. All three escaped to a transmat platform but damage
caused it to misdirect them to Earth-616 in the middle of a firefight in
New York between the Punisher and mobsters.
(Foxfire#4) - Mourning Star and three Tradesmen were
able to follow Foxfire and her friends, who fled. Transdimensional
travel had momentarily depowered Foxfire, so Mustang used his body to
protect her from a Tradesman's serpent weapon, but its blast proved too
lethal and it incinerated him. Later, after eliminating Mourning Star
and the Tradesmen, Foxfire intended to return home to cure the
Comments: Created by Ian Edgington & Dan Abnett (writers), Kevin West (pencils), Philip Moy & Bob Almond (inks).
In his first headshot, Mustang's eyes are blue, but maybe these are just reflections. His eyes are brown in subsequent issues.
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Mustang has no known connections to:
Chaotician was an ultra with undefined powers
(presumably something to do with chaos) and he seemed to be reliant on
technology. Despite receiving what appeared to be a lethal blast
through the chest from Mourning Star's agents, he was later taken to
her labs and deliberately given fungal infections to induce antibodies
that she would milk to sustain her. This chest injury is not apparent
later, so maybe he had an advanced healing factor aided by nannites.
Foxfire intended to go back and rescue him after she destroyed Mourning
Thorn Boy was an ultra with undefined powers (other
than the thorns covering his body). He had been captured and caged by
the cyborg Mourning Star, and deliberately infected to induce
antibodies that she could harvest to extend her life. Foxfire intended
to go back and rescue him after she destroyed Mourning Star.
Foxfire#2, p8, pan2 (main image)
Foxfire#3, p7, pan2 (headshot)
Foxfire#3, p17, pan2 (action shot)
Foxfire#1, p9, pan2 (Chaotician shot)
Foxfire#3, p12, pan2 (Chaotician getting milked)
Foxfire#1, p9, pan1 (Thorn Boy)
Foxfire#1 (February, 1996) - Ian Edgington & Dan Abnett (writers), Kevin West (pencils), Philip Moy & Bob Almond (inks), Scott Bernstein & Hank Kanalz (editor)
Foxfire#2 (March, 1996) - Ian Edgington & Dan Abnett (writers), Kevin West (pencils), Philip Moy & Bob Almond (inks), Phil Crain (editor)
Foxfire#3 (April, 1996) - Ian Edgington & Dan Abnett (writers), Kevin West (pencils), Bob Almond & Philip Moy (inks), Phil Crain (editor)
Foxfire#4 (May, 1996) - Ian Edgington & Dan Abnett (writers), Kevin West (pencils), Philip Moy & Bob Almond (inks), Phil Crain (editor)
First posted: 09/02/2019
Last updated: 09/02/2019
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