Real Name: Roscoe (last name unrevealed)
Identity/Class: Human technology user
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Lionel Dibbs
Enemies: Black Bolt (Blackagar Boltagon), Flaherty, Gorgon (Gorgon Petragon), Karnak (Karnak Mander-Azur), Medusa (Medusalith Amaquelin), Thor (Odinson)
Known Relatives: Joey (nephew)
Aliases: Posed as Black Bolt
Base of Operations: New York City, New York
First Appearance: Amazing Adventures II#5/1 (March, 1971)
Powers/Abilities: Roscoe is a small-time crook with some experience in lock-picking and wielding sleeping gas. Though he carries a gun, he tends to use his fists when frustrated with others.
Height: 6'2" (by approximation)
Weight: 220 lbs. (by approximation)
(Amazing Adventures II#5/1 (fb) - BTS) - Under unrevealed circumstances, Roscoe ended up taking care of his nephew Joey and he knew he was the boy's only living relative.
(Amazing Adventures II#8/1 (fb) - BTS) - Roscoe taught Joey how to pick a lock.
(Amazing Adventers II#7/1 (fb) - BTS) - Roscoe became acquaintances with Lionel Dibbs, a man who had a cybernetic gun hand who was planning an attack to level a city block.
(Amazing Adventures II#5/1) - Roscoe manipulated Joey into climbing up a narrow ladder and sneaking through a window so he could let in Roscoe's criminal friends to a warehouse they wanted to rob. In tears, Joey refused to go through with it, saying his father wouldn't have wanted him to, and Roscoe slapped the boy for his defiance. Black Bolt immediately attacked the criminals, knocking them out to save the boy from further harm.
(Amazing Adventures II#6/1) - Roscoe woke up in the street to find Joey missing, and he grabbed Black Bolt's costume, which was laying nearby. Disoriented, he rushed away before the cops could find him.
(Amazing Adventures II#7/1 (fb) - BTS) - Roscoe showed the costume to Dibbs, who had the idea to use it to their advantage.
(Amazing Adventures II#7/1) - Roscoe saw Dibbs find Joey and Black Bolt and bring them in a car, gassing them to keep them in control, after which he placed them in captivity. Roscoe was then dressed in Black Bolt's uniform, and Dibbs had him flank his militia.
(Amazing Adventures II#8/1) - After Dibbs ignored
Flaherty, a man from the mayor's office who tried to de-escalate
events, Roscoe saw a conflict break out with Medusa, Gorgon, Karnak,
and Thor all trying to stop Dibbs.
Eventually, Roscoe tried using the powers of Black Bolt's suit on himself, but the electron-absorbing properties of the suit exploded, killing Roscoe.
Comments: Created by Roy Thomas, Gene Colan, and Bill Everett.
This profile was completed 02/11/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.
Profile by Chadman.
Roscoe has no known connections to:
(Amazing Adventures II#8/1) - When Lionel Dibbs assembled an army to destroy a city block, Flaherty, from the mayor's office, tried to deescalate events, but Dibbs refused to listen and pressed his attack.
--Amazing Adventures II#8/1
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Amazing Adventures II#5/1, p6, pan3 (main)
Amazing Adventures II#7, p5, pan2 (face)
Amazing Adventures II#7, p10, pan2 (as Black Bolt)
Amazing Adventures II#8/1, p5, pan3 (Flaherty)
Amazing Adventures II#5/1 (March, 1971) - Roy Thomas (writer), Gene Colan (penciler), Bill Everett (inker), Stan Lee (editor)
Amazing Adventures II#6/1-8/1 (May-September, 1971) - Roy Thomas (writer), Neal Adams (penciler), John Verpoorten (inker), Stan Lee (editor)
First Posted: 09/03/2021
Last updated: 08/30/2021
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