Real Name: Frank Moore
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Frank Moore was a highly proficient athlete and marksman.
New York citizen Frank Moore believed his father, the super hero known as Comet, to have been killed by an assassin. He decided to follow his father's footsteps and to gain vengence on the criminal underworld, adopting the identity of Crimebuster. Later, he was reunited with his father when he was recruited by the Nova Corps leader to help the planet Xandar in their war against the Skrulls. Together, they became part of the Champions of Xandar.
One of the members of the Champions of Xandar, Diamondhead, stayed true to his original villainous ways and betrayed the Champions and all of Xandar to the Skrulls. Because of this betrayl, the Skrulls were able to infiltrate many Xandarian ships. Their plot was discovered by Crimebuster, but before he was able to alert anyone, he was murdered by a Skrull.
His father, the Comet, having believed to have seen his son killed once before in his life, had to actually witness the death of his son for real this time. He attacked, but the Skrulls used dimensional phaser technology to imprison Comet and many Xandarians in an alternate dimension.
The Skrulls then impersonated the Champions of Xandar and many Xandarians in a last attempt effort to overtake Xandar. They were repelled by the combined might of ROM, Nova and Powerhouse, who also managed to free the rest of the Champions of Xandar. After this battle, ROM continued his journey to find his homeworld and Nova was transported back to Earth.
Years later, Nebula and her forces attacked Xandar for being in her way and mercilessly slaughtered all on the planet of Xander, including Crimebuster's father the Comet and the remaining members of the Champions of Xandar.
First Appearance: Nova (1976) #13
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Fantastic Four (1961)
#206 Marvel Age (1983)
- 'The Death of... The Fantastic Four!'#208
- 'The Power of the Sphinx'#209
- 'Trapped in the Sargasso of Space!'
Marvel Encyclopedia (2014)
#13 ROM (1979)
- 'Watch Out World, The Sandman is Back!'#15
- 'The Fury Before the Storm!'#23
- 'From the Dregs of Defeat!'#24
- 'The New Champions!'#25
- 'Invasion of the Body Changers!'
#24 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (1983)
- 'No Place Like Home!'
#2 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
- 'B-C: From Baron Mordo To The Collective Man'
#16 What If? (1977)
- 'Book of the Dead (Air-Walker to Death-Stalker)'
- 'What If...The Fantastic Four Had Not Gained Their Powers?'
Champions of Xandar
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