Membership: Jet (Jet Ving), Spit (Marvin Lockerbie)
Purpose: To commit crimes and have fun
Affiliations: Ammo, Bushwacker (Carl Burbank), Bullet (Buck Cashman), Hacker, Det. David Hobbes, Janet, Pete London, Meatball, Det. Paul Robbins, Shotgun (J.R. Walker), Slick Jimmy, Stilt-Man (Wilbur Day), Taskmaster, Tatterdemalion, Typhoid Mary
Enemies: Bullseye, Crippler (Carl Striklan), Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Fat Boys (8-Ball, others), Lifeform
Aliases: Wild Boys
Base of Operations: New York City, New York
First Appearance: (BTS) Dardedvil I#252 (March, 1988); (seen) Daredevil I#253 (April, 1988)
Weight: 180 lbs.
Weight: 170 lbs.
(Daredevil I#252 - BTS/Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89#8) - During a blackout caused by an attack by Apocalypse (En Sabah Nur)'s Four Horsemen on Manhattan Ammo organized a gang which included the Wildboys. Ammo sent them to steal food, fuel, weapons and drugs during the blackout. The Wildboys intended to take over the entire city, but lost their delusions of grandeur after Ammo was imprisoned following a battle with Daredevil.
(Daredevil I#253 (fb) - BTS) - In Hell's Kitchen, Jet and Spit formed the Wild Boys, an anarchist gang that robbed and pillaged as they saw fit. They drove around in a convertible with their gang name on the license plate.
(Daredevil I#253) - On Christmas Eve, the Wild Boys drove their car onto the sidewalk to scare civilians, robbed a Salvation Army Santa Claus, and knocked out a civilian before driving off laughing. After looting an electronics store, Jet and Spit burst through glass, cutting themselves, and returned to their car, but Daredevil was waiting. The men drew their guns, knives, nunchukus, straps, and bottles, but Daredevil easily knocked them out and tied them up for the police.
(Daredevil I#259 (fb) - BTS) - The Wild Boys were held in jail until Typhoid Mary busted them out, killing cops to secure their release.
(Daredevil I#259) - Along with Ammo and the Wild Boys, Typhoid also liberated Bushwacker, though she had a prison doctor reattach his gun arm. She told the men to go after Daredevil and badly beat him, but leave him alive for her to kill.
(Daredevil I#260) - After Daredevil had already been badly beaten, the Wild Boys found him nearly unconscious in an alley. They beat up on him for a while but determined it wasn't fun when he couldn't fight back. After tossing him into garbage, they nearly threw him off a bridge, but Typhoid stopped them and took over from there.
(Daredevil Annual I#4B/2) - Jet and Spit were bored and playing with matches in an alley before they saw a man with drugs and cash in a van. They went to rob the man.
(Daredevil Annual I#4B/4) - 8-Ball of the Fat Boys passed the Wild Boys as they went to commit the robbery.
(Daredevil Annual I#4B/2) - The man tried driving away, but the Wild Boys followed, smashing his windshield as he opened fire on them. Jet threw a smoke grenade in the car and the driver crashed, sending Spit flying. When the man drew the gun again, they hit him in the arm with blades, but then the police arrived. The police commended the Wild Boys for apprehending a major criminal for them. Frustrated, Jet and Spit began to fight each other.
(Daredevil Annual I#6/1 (fb) - BTS) - The Wild Boys began paying a portion of their criminal proceeds to corrupt cop, Det. Paul Robbins.
(Daredevil Annual I#6/1) - The Wild Boys robbed a man in an alley and were frustrated when he didn't have much money, then the monstrous Lifeform wandered into them and they immediately tossed knives into his eye, but he wasn't hurt. When Lifeform said he wanted their flesh, the two fired guns at him, but he overpowered them until Daredevil attacked, with the Wild Boys aiding the hero in return before they ran for it. They saw Det. Paul Robbins and his partner David Hobbes, who reminded them that they were overdue for payment, and they promised they were good for it.
(Daredevil Annual I#8/3) - The Wild Boys were assaulting a man in an alley when Crippler approached them, ranting about how others had been comparing the Wild Boys and their violence to his heroic tactics. Jet tossed a knife at Crippler, but he caught it and it made his hand bleed; he drank the blood to scare the Wild Boys. Crippler used battle staves and a flamethrower against the Wild Boys, then he chased them into a subway car, badly beating both of them and telling them he wanted to remember the pain and fear. When Crippler left, the Wild Boys felt like they could see his face everywhere.
(Daredevil I#318 (fb) - BTS) - Jet got a tattoo from Janet, a small white rabbit on his abdomen. He kept it a secret from Spit.
(Daredevil I#317) - The Wild Boys were hanging out in Central Park when a horse hit a man (Slick Jimmy). As he lay dying, Jimmy talked about having several hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of grease buried, and the Wild boys overheard, as well as Stilt-Man, Meatball and Hacker, Pete London, Taskmaster, and Tatterdemalion. Daredevil arrived to call the authorities for Jimmy. Later, the Wild Boys raided the dumpsters at KFC, realizing there was money in stolen grease. The Wild Boys went to attack Pete London, determined to demand the location of the grease, but they found Daredevil battling Stilt-Man and Taskmaster. Soon, Tatterdemalion joined the fight.
(Daredevil I#318) - Tatterdemalion grabbed Jet and Spit, rotting their clothes away, and Spit saw Jet's embarrassing tattoo. Later, the Wild Boys agreed to work with the other criminals in finding the grease. Pete London realized the grease was hidden in the New York State Pavilion, and the criminals soon found the barrels of grease behind a wall. Daredevil and Tatterdemalion showed up and the villains rushed to attack the hero, wanting the grease to themselves. During the fight, the grease barrels toppled, coating everyone there.
(Old Man Logan II#44 (fb) - BTS) - Jet and Spit set up a heist with Shotgun and Bullet in New Jersey.
(Old Man Logan II#44) - The Wild Boys bought a car for the heist, but only Shotgun showed up, leaving them to wonder where Bullet was. The trio went to rob a bank wearing Daredevil masks, but they found Bullseye waiting. He promptly shot both Wild Boys in the head, killing them.
Comments: Created by Ann Nocenti (writer), Arthur Adams (penciler), Whilce Portacio & Scott Williams (inkers).
The real names of Jet and Spit were revealed in Typhoid Mary's profile in All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z HC#12 (March, 2010).
They received a handbook profile in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89#8 (December, 1989).
Profile by Chadman.
The Wildboys have no known connection to:
(Daredevil I#318 (fb) - BTS) - Jet got a tattoo from Janet, a white rabbit on his abdomen.
[--Daredevil I#318 (fb)]
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Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89#8, p55, pan1 (main)
Daredevil I#253, p1, pan1 (main)
Daredevil I#260, p29, pan1 (Jet)
Daredevil I#260, p29, pan1 (Spit)
Old Man Logan I#44, p14, pan1 (in Daredevil masks, with Shotgun)
Daredevil I#253 (April, 1988) - Ann Nocenti (writer), John Romita Jr (penciler), Al Williamson (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil I#259-260 (October, 1988) - Ann Nocenti (writer), John Romita Jr (penciler), Al Williamson (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil Annual I#4B/2 (September, 1989) - Gerry Conway (writer), Mark Bagley (penciler), Sam de la Rosa (inker), 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 (June, 1990) - Gregory Wright (writer), Cam Kennedy (artist), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil Annual I#8 (September, 1992) - Gregory Wright (writer), MC Wyman (penciler), Bud LaRosa (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil I#317 (June, 1993) - D.G. Chichester (writer), Scott McDaniel (penciler), Bud LaRosa (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil I#318 (July, 1993) - D.G. Chichester (writer), Scott McDaniel (penciler), Greg Adams, Bud LaRosa (inkers), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Old Man Logan II#44 (September, 2018) - Ed Brisson (writer), Juan Ferreyra (artist), Jordan White (editor)
First Posted: 07/10/2019
Last updated: 07/10/2019
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