Firebrand (Marvel)(01 - Gary Gilbert)
Real Name: Gary Gilbert
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However, with his battlesuit, he has increased strength (from micro-circuited motors), moderate protection from physical harm, resistance to fire, heat beams that can be fired from wrist devices and flight by thermal jets.
Gary Gilbert was born in Detroit, Michigan. A superpowered enforcer for corrupt industrialist Justin Hammer, as Firebrand he is a former radical activist saboteur who turned to violence after believing peaceful protest produced no results.
Firebrand accidentally killed his own father. He also won the Black Lama's "war of the supervillains". He fell to alcoholism and gave up political activism only to work for other villains because he "needed the work". He later gave up his costumed identity and became a "supervillain agent", brokering employment for other costumed villains.
When news of the Scourge of the Underworld's initial wave of supervillain murders spread among the criminal community, Gilbert took it upon himself to gather several costumed criminals for a meeting to determine what should be done about this menace. The meeting, held at an abandoned tavern in Medina County, Ohio, known among the criminal underworld as "The Bar With No Name", turned out to be a massacre, as Scourge infiltrated the event disguised as a bartender; a few minutes into the meeting, Scourge slaughtered every criminal present, including Gilbert, with machine gun fire.
Firebrand was resurrected by the Hood to aid in killing the Punisher. He failed, ending up being killed by the Punisher.
First Appearance: Iron Man (1968) #27
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#4 Captain America (1968)
- 'The Brave...and the Bold'
#318 Iron Man (1968)
- 'Justice is Served!'#319
- 'The Little Bang Theory'
#27 Iron Man: The Legend (1996)
- 'The Fury of The Firebrand!'#48
- 'The Fury and the Inferno!'#49
- '...There Lurks the Adaptoid!'#59
- 'A Madness In Motown!'#60
- 'Cry Marauder!'#74
- 'The Modok Machine!'#75
- 'Slave To the Power Imperious!'#77
- 'I Cry: Revenge!'#80
- 'Mission Into Madness!'#81
- 'War of the Mind-Dragons!'#172
- 'Firebrand's Revenge!'
Iron Manual Mark 3 (2010)
#1 Punisher (2009)
- 'Iron Man Iron Manual'
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
#17 The Sensational She-Hulk (1989)
- 'Book of the Dead (Destiny to Hobgoblin)'
- 'Death Becomes Her'
Deadly Dozen (Marvel)(02 - Villains)
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