Garth Ennis is a Northern Irish-born naturalized American comics writer, best known for the Vertigo series Preacher with artist Steve Dillon and his nine-year run on Marvel Comics' Punisher franchise. He has collaborated with artists such as Dillon and Glenn Fabry on Preacher, John McCrea on Hitman, Marc Silvestri on The Darkness, Carlos Ezquerra on both Preacher and Hitman. Ennis began his comic-writing career in 1989 with the series Troubled Souls. Appearing in the short-lived but critically acclaimed British anthology Crisis and illustrated by John McCrea, it told the story of a young, apolitical Protestant man caught up by fate in the violence of the Irish'Troubles', it spawned a sequel, For a Few Troubles More, a broad Belfast-based comedy featuring two supporting characters from Troubled Souls and Ivor, who would get their own American comics series, from Caliber in 1997, several follow-ups from Avatar. Ennis was critical of his writing debut, which he describes as "the kind of thing, doing well at the time.
With hindsight, what Troubled Souls represented was naked ambition. It was a direct attempt to get published. And, the road that seemed most to lead me to success". Another series for Crisis was True Faith, a religious satire inspired by his schooldays, this time drawn by Warren Pleece. Like the two Troubles stories it was collected as a graphic novel in 1990, but religious protests led to it being withdrawn from sale on the orders of publisher Robert Maxwell, it was republished in 1997 by Vertigo. Ennis shortly after began to write for Crisis' parent publication, 2000 AD, he graduated on to the title's flagship character, Judge Dredd, taking over from original creator John Wagner for a period of several years. Ennis's most notable Dredd stories include Muzak Killer, Emerald Isle, the twenty-part epic Judgment Day. Ennis contributed the surreal Time Flies, dealing with time travel paradoxes and Nazis. Ennis' first work on an American comic came in 1991 when he took over DC Comics's horror title Hellblazer, which he wrote until 1994.
Steve Dillon became the regular artist during the second half of Ennis's run. The creative partnership established went on to create Preacher. From 1993 to 1995 Ennis and John McCrea worked on another DC title, The Demon, during which they introduced super-powered contract killer Tommy Monaghan known as Hitman, whose own series would allow their creative partnership to continue when The Demon ended. Towards the end of the initial Hellblazer run and Dillon collaborated on a one-shot called Heartland, exploring one of the secondary characters of their run. Several years after leaving, Ennis returned for the five-part Son of Man story with artist John Higgins. Ennis' landmark work to date is the 66-issue epic Preacher, which he co-created with artist Steve Dillon. Running from 1995 to 2000, it was a tale of a preacher with supernatural powers, searching for God who has abandoned his creation. Mixing influences from western movies and religious themes, it drew plaudits for Ennis from all sections of the media.
While Preacher was running, Ennis began. Despite being lower profile than Preacher, Hitman ran for 60 issues from 1996 to 2001, veering wildly from violent action to humor to an examination of male friendship under fire. Other comic projects Ennis wrote during this time period include Goddess, Bloody Mary, Unknown Soldier, Pride & Joy, all for DC/Vertigo, as well as origin stories for The Darkness for Image Comics and Shadowman for Valiant Comics, his work has won him a good deal of recognition in the comics industry, including nominations for the Comics Buyer's Guide Award for Favorite Writer in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000. Ennis is known for his lack of fondness for superhero stories and characters, the dominant style of the American comic book industry, he prefers more "grounded" characters such as John Constantine, or Nick Fury. An avid reader of British war comics during his formative years, Ennis did not read superhero comics until his late teens, at which point he found them ridiculous, he has stated: "I find most superhero stories meaningless.
Which is not to say I don’t think there’s potential for the genre – Alan Moore and Warren Ellis have both done interesting work with the notion of what it might be like to be and think beyond human, see Miracleman and Supergods. But so long as the industry is geared towards fulfilling audience demand – ie, for the same brightly coloured characters doing the same thing forever – you’re never going to see any real growth; the stories can’t end, so they’ll never mean anything." As a World War II aficionado, he finds characters like Captain America "borderline offensive, because to me the reality of World War II was human people, ordinary flesh-and-blood guys who slogged it out in miserable, flooded foxholes. So adding some fantasy superhero narrative, that has always annoyed me a little bit." Although he has written a number of superhero stories, Ennis has tried to "subvert" the genre as well as he could. He does, like Superman and Wonder Woman. In the 1995 one-shot special Punisher Kills the Marvel Universe, Ennis has the Punisher kill every single superhero and supervillain on Earth.
After the end of Hitman, Ennis was hired at Marvel Comics with the promise from Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada that he could write The Punisher as long as he c
The Punisher (2004 video game)
The Punisher is a third-person shooter video game developed by Volition and published by THQ. It was released in 2005 for the PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows; the game stars the Marvel Comics antihero, The Punisher. After his family was murdered by the Mafia, Frank Castle devoted his life to the punishment of criminals. Players take control of the titular ruthless vigilante to track down and kill criminals; the game's story is a loose mixture of the 2004 film, as well as the Vol. 4 and Vol. 5 series of the comic books. Actor Thomas Jane reprises his role as Frank Castle/The Punisher; the game features many cameo appearances from Marvel Comics characters, such as Iron Man, Nick Fury, Black Widow, Matt Murdock, Bushwacker and Bullseye. Present are several characters from the Welcome Back, Frank storyline such as detectives Martin Soap and Molly von Richthofen, the Punisher's neighbors Joan and Spacker Dave, Ma Gnucci, The Russian and General Kreigkopf. Gameplay in The Punisher offers a combination of exploration and combat.
When encountering an enemy, the Punisher can attack, or perform a one-button "quick kill". Depending on the villain, the current location, a player-determined level of aggression, one of numerous fatal assaults will be performed; the game's environments feature interrogation "hot spots", where the Punisher can interrogate his enemies using death threats and torture, coercing them to share information that may help him in his quest. The game begins with a cinematic of the Punisher killing several footmen of the Yakuza. After he leaves the building, he is apprehended by law enforcement in front of an unknown building, he is transferred to Ryker's Island and interrogated by police detectives Molly von Richthofen and Martin Soap. The majority of the game occurs in flashbacks during this interrogation. First, the Punisher raids a crack house and kills its owner Damage by dropping him from several stories above the ground. After getting hit by a car upon his exit, the Punisher traces the vehicle to a chop shop.
After slaughtering the criminals there, he learns that it is owned by the Gnucci crime family, led by Ma Gnucci, because Carlo Duka, the shop’s owner, is a Gnucci lieutenant. In a subsequent mission, the Punisher kills one of Ma Gnucci’s sons, Bobby, at Lucky's Bar. Ma Gnucci hires Bushwacker to capture Joan, a neighbor of the Punisher; the Punisher traces her to the Central Park Zoo, where he rescues her. The next mission occurs in Grey's Funeral Home, at the mob funeral of Bobby Gnucci; the Punisher massacres the funeral party and kills Eddie Gnucci by throwing Eddie out a window and impaling him onto a spike. The Punisher travels to the Gnucci estate to kill Bushwacker and Ma Gnucci herself. After fighting his way through Ma's remaining men, Punisher fights Bushwacker who he defeats in a gunfight. To finish off Bushwacker, Punisher rips his weapon arm off and shoots him in the chest followed by Punisher dropping Bushwacker several stories above the ground. Castle hunts down Ma and kills her.
During the Punisher's assault at the Gnucci residence, he learns that the Gnuccis are getting drug money from Russian mercenaries at New York City's waterfront. At the docks, he hears that General Kreigkopf plans to smuggle nuclear weapons into New York City, he clears a suspected cargo ship of white slavers but fails to find the device. After being assaulted in his apartment by a large man called the Russian, the Punisher attacks Grand Nixon Island, his next lead on the weapon's location. On the island, the Punisher meets Nick Fury, who helps him defeat Kreigkopf and the Russian as well as prevent the launch of the nuclear device. Both escape before the missile detonates, destroying Grand Nixon Island. Returning home, the Punisher discovers that Kingpin has been taking over former Gnucci rackets, he raids the headquarters of the Kingpin's Fisk Industries, where he fights and defeats Bullseye by throwing him out a window from the top floor of the skyscraper. Kingpin tells the Punisher that his real enemy is the Japanese Yakuza.
The Punisher learns that this group of Yakuza are called the Eternal Sun, they are trying to control remaining Gnucci and Russian crime operations. The Punisher visits Stark Towers, a facility owned by Tony Stark/Iron Man, after learning that the Eternal Sun are attempting to steal some high tech weapons and armor; the Punisher decides to assault the Takagi building, the home of the Eternal Sun leader, Takagi. He discovers that Jigsaw has infiltrated the gang, is gaining followers. While Jigsaw is being imprisoned in Ryker's Island, the Eternal Sun is planning to bust him out. After escaping the Takagi building, the Punisher allows himself to be captured by Det. Martin Soap, providing information to the Punisher, he is taken to Ryker's Island, as per his plan. At this time, the flashbacks catch up to the story, the remainder of the game takes place in the present. During the interrogation, a riot erupts in the prison; the Punisher escapes from his cell, starts fighting his way through the inmates and remaining Eternal Sun members the Punisher left alive.
He reaches the rooftop and meets Jigsaw face to face defeating him despite the stolen Iron Man armor Jigsaw was wearing. As the Punisher leaves in a helicopter, he throws Jigsaw out, killing him. In the post-credits scene, Bullseye is loaded onto the stretcher as King
The Amazing Spider-Man 129
The Amazing Spider-Man #129, with its subtitle being "The Punisher Strikes Twice!" is a 19-page-long single issue of the American comic book The Amazing Spider-Man, published by Marvel Comics in 1974. The issue is well known for being the first appearance of the character called the Punisher, who at that point in time was portrayed as an antagonist of Spider-Man but would become one of Marvel's most popular and successful characters; the issue is the first appearance of the Jackal, a supervillain who would go on to become one of Spider-Man's main adversaries and an integral part of the infamous mid-90s Spider-Man storyline the Clone Saga. The issue is considered a milestone comic by Marvel fans and is sought after among comic book collectors, it was written by Gerry Conway and drawn by artist Ross Andru with a cover by Gil Kane and John Romita Sr., homaged and parodied multiple times. In English the issue named "The Punisher Strikes Twice!" was released with the tagline "He's Different! He's Deadly!
He's -- The Punisher! The Most Lethal Hired Assassin Ever! His Assignment: Kill Spider-Man! And Behind the Most Murderous Plot of All Times, There Lurks... The Jackal!". In other countries the comic was first published in 1974 in Canada, it was published in Yugoslavia and Britain at some points. A new costumed character called the Jackal has appeared and hired a vigilante, the Punisher, to kill Spider-Man. Spider-Man, meanwhile, is web-slinging through the city contemplating the recent death of his girlfriend Gwen Stacy, he takes the photos to the Daily Bugle as Peter Parker, where J. Jonah Jameson has a fit that Parker has not been able to get any photos of the Punisher, that all the competition is snapping up photos of him in action. Peter leaves and changes back to Spider-Man, soon finds himself attacked by the Punisher, who thinks that Spider-Man is a regular crook just like everyone else he kills; the vigilante doesn't have much of an upper hand against Spider-Man, the Jackal decides to attack him.
When his claws rake the back of Spider-Man's head, the Punisher calls the Jackal on his "unjust" methods of killing Spider-Man. Spider-Man manages to get away when he stumbles off the edge of the building they are fighting on, gain control, swing away; when the Jackal and Punisher depart, Spider-Man returns to the scene and collects on the Punisher's weapon, left behind and sees that it was made by a company named Reiss Armories. As he returns to his apartment, now dressed as Peter Parker he mends his costume, unaware that his friend Harry Osborn is listening and suspecting that Peter may know that he's decided take up the mantle of the Green Goblin after his father. While at ESU, Miles Warren has sought out Mary Jane Watson to see if she can pass along an apology to Peter over their brief run-in while he was trying to get help for her when the Vulture had captured her in an earlier issue. At the secret hide out of the Jackal, the Punisher lashes out at the Jackal over their methods of elimination.
The Punisher leaves to go his gun supplier, to resupply. This quest brings him to Reiss Armories, where he finds Spider-Man, who just stumbled upon the Mechanic's dead body. Believing that Spider-Man was the one who had killed the Mechanic, the Punisher attacks him. During their fight, Spider-Man manages to bind the Punisher, he makes the vigilante see that the Jackal's trademark clawings were the cause of the Mechanic's death. Realizing that the Jackal had been manipulating him to do his dirty work and intended to frame him for murder, the Punisher vows to get revenge against the Jackal and storms out. Leaving Spider-Man alone at the crime scene, when he hears police sirens on their way there he leaves as well; the Jackal, watching on, vows that he will destroy Spider-Man. The magazine Complex ranked the cover by Kane and Romita as both the number thirty-second most iconic Spider-Man image and the fourth best The Amazing Spider-Man cover of all time. Comic Book Resources named the cover to be the twelfth greatest Spider-Man cover of all time in 2012 and again at in 2017.
The issue was voted by fans as the fiftieth greatest Marvel Comics issue of all time in 2001 and therefore was included in the trade paperback 100 Greatest Marvels of All Time, the fifty-seventh greatest single Marvel comic book issue in 2017. CBR.com ranked the story "The Punisher Strikes Twice" as the 32th greatest Punisher story of all time. The Punisher's unusual behaviour for a character in a superhero comic made his debut controversial, with few characters being willing to kill at that time in the medium. Greg Turner of Back to the Past stated in his review that as far as an introduction goes it's good for the Punisher and that it was no surprise that the character showed up soon again in issue #134 since he proved popular. Todd Frye, the author of the book Marvelous Mythology, asserted that the Punisher was unusual as a super-villain at the time, stating that the characters willingness to kill with conventional military weaponry as opposed to using technological sci-fi gadgets which instead stunned the hero like most antagonists was something new.
Kenny Coburn of ComicVerse expressed that from reading the issue one gets a good grip about the Punishers philosophy on killing and his code of conduct, bonded with a strict moral code, which according to Coburn indicate
Iron Man is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character was co-created by writer and editor Stan Lee, developed by scripter Larry Lieber, designed by artists Don Heck and Jack Kirby; the character made his first appearance in Tales of Suspense #39, received his own title in Iron Man #1. A wealthy American business magnate and ingenious scientist, Anthony Edward "Tony" Stark suffers a severe chest injury during a kidnapping; when his captors attempt to force him to build a weapon of mass destruction, he instead creates a powered suit of armor to save his life and escape captivity. Stark develops his suit, adding weapons and other technological devices he designed through his company, Stark Industries, he uses successive versions to protect the world as Iron Man. Although at first concealing his true identity, Stark declared that he was, in fact, Iron Man in a public announcement. Iron Man was a vehicle for Stan Lee to explore Cold War themes the role of American technology and industry in the fight against communism.
Subsequent re-imaginings of Iron Man have transitioned from Cold War motifs to contemporary matters of the time. Throughout most of the character's publication history, Iron Man has been a founding member of the superhero team the Avengers and has been featured in several incarnations of his own various comic book series. Iron Man has been adapted for several animated TV films; the Marvel Cinematic Universe character is portrayed by Robert Downey Jr. in the live action film Iron Man, a critical and box office success. Downey, who received much acclaim for his performance, reprised the role in a cameo in The Incredible Hulk, two Iron Man sequels Iron Man 2 and Iron Man 3, The Avengers, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War and will do so again in Avengers: Endgame in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Iron Man was ranked 12th on IGN's "Top 100 Comic Book Heroes" in 2011, third in their list of "The Top 50 Avengers" in 2012. Iron Man's Marvel Comics premiere in Tales of Suspense #39 was a collaboration among editor and story-plotter Stan Lee, scripter Larry Lieber, story-artist Don Heck, cover-artist and character-designer Jack Kirby.
In 1963, Lee had been toying with the idea of a businessman superhero. He wanted to create the "quintessential capitalist", a character that would go against the spirit of the times and Marvel's readership. Lee said, I think, it was the height of the Cold War. The readers, the young readers, if there was one thing they hated, it was war, it was the military... So I got a hero, he was a weapons manufacturer, he was providing weapons for the Army, he was rich, he was an industrialist... I thought it would be fun to take the kind of character that nobody would like, none of our readers would like, shove him down their throats and make them like him... And he became popular, he set out to make the new character a wealthy, glamorous ladies' man, but one with a secret that would plague and torment him as well. Writer Gerry Conway said, "Here you have this character, who on the outside is invulnerable, I mean, just can't be touched, but inside is a wounded figure. Stan made it much an in-your-face wound, you know, his heart was broken, you know broken.
But there's a metaphor going on there. And that's, I think, what made that character interesting." Lee based this playboy's looks and personality on Howard Hughes, explaining, "Howard Hughes was one of the most colorful men of our time. He was an inventor, an adventurer, a multi-billionaire, a ladies' man and a nutcase." "Without being crazy, he was Howard Hughes," Lee said. While Lee intended to write the story himself, a minor deadline emergency forced him to hand over the premiere issue to Lieber, who fleshed out the story; the art was split between Heck. "He designed the costume," Heck said of Kirby, ``. The covers were always done first, but I created the look of the characters, like Tony Stark and his secretary Pepper Potts." In a 1990 interview, when asked if he had "a specific model for Tony Stark and the other characters?", Heck replied "No, I would be thinking more along the lines of some characters I like, which would be the same kind of characters that Alex Toth liked, an Errol Flynn type."
Iron Man first appeared in 13- to 18-page stories in Tales of Suspense, which featured anthology science fiction and supernatural stories. The character's original costume was a bulky gray armored suit, replaced by a golden version in the second story, it was redesigned as sleeker, red-and-golden armor in issue #48 by that issue's interior artist, Steve Ditko, although Kirby drew it on the cover. As Heck recalled in 1985, "he second costume, the red and yellow one, was designed by Steve Ditko. I found it easier than drawing that bulky old thing; the earlier design, the robot-looking one, was more Kirbyish."In his premiere, Iron Man was an anti-communist hero, defeating various Vietnamese agents. Lee regretted this early focus. Throughout the character's comic book series, technological advancement and national defense were constant themes for Iron Man, but issues developed Stark into a more complex and vulnerable character as they depicted his battle with alcoholism and other personal difficulties.
From issue #59 to its final issue #99, the anthological science-fictio
Paul Mounts is an artist who has worked as a colorist in the comics industry, on comics including Fantastic Four, Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man and Ultimates. Mounts colors the artwork of collaborator Amanda Conner, who feels that Mounts is a compatible colorist for her work, as he achieves "the right amount of bounciness or moodiness, depending on what's needed."Mount's art was featured in "The Perspiration Implementation", the October 19, 2015 episode of the American sitcom The Big Bang Theory. In the episode, comic book store owner Stuart Bloom asks the women for ideas on how to attract more women to his shop, Amy Farrah Fowler points out that an illustration hanging on one of the shop's walls, "Girl on a Leash", may not be conducive to attracting female customers; the image, illustrated by Amanda Conner and colored by Mounts, depicts a scantily-clad woman being held on a chain leash by a muscular whip-wielding masked man. Paul Mounts at the Comic Book DB Paul Mounts: Comics at marvel.com Paul Mounts at dccomics.com
Cambodia the Kingdom of Cambodia, is a country located in the southern portion of the Indochina peninsula in Southeast Asia. It is 181,035 square kilometres in area, bordered by Thailand to the northwest, Laos to the northeast, Vietnam to the east and the Gulf of Thailand to the southwest; the sovereign state of Cambodia has a population of over 16 million. The official religion is Theravada Buddhism, practised by 95 percent of the population; the country's minority groups include Vietnamese, Chams and 30 hill tribes. The capital and largest city is Phnom Penh, the political and cultural centre of Cambodia; the kingdom is an elective constitutional monarchy with a monarch Norodom Sihamoni, chosen by the Royal Throne Council as head of state. The head of government is the Prime Minister Hun Sen, the longest serving non-royal leader in Southeast Asia, ruling Cambodia since 1985. In 802 AD, Jayavarman II declared himself king, uniting the warring Khmer princes of Chenla under the name "Kambuja"; this marked the beginning of the Khmer Empire, which flourished for over 600 years, allowing successive kings to control and exert influence over much of Southeast Asia and accumulate immense power and wealth.
The Indianised kingdom facilitated the spread of first Hinduism and Buddhism to much of Southeast Asia and undertook many religious infrastructural projects throughout the region, including the construction of more than 1,000 temples and monuments in Angkor alone. Angkor Wat is designated as a World Heritage Site. After the fall of Angkor to Ayutthaya in the 15th century, a reduced and weakened Cambodia was ruled as a vassal state by its neighbours. In 1863, Cambodia became a protectorate of France, which doubled the size of the country by reclaiming the north and west from Thailand. Cambodia gained independence in 1953; the Vietnam War extended into the country with the US bombing of Cambodia from 1969 until 1973. Following the Cambodian coup of 1970 which installed the right-wing pro-US Khmer Republic, the deposed king gave his support to his former enemies, the Khmer Rouge; the Khmer Rouge emerged as a major power, taking Phnom Penh in 1975 and carrying out the Cambodian genocide from 1975 until 1979, when they were ousted by Vietnam and the Vietnamese-backed People's Republic of Kampuchea, supported by the Soviet Union in the Cambodian–Vietnamese War.
Following the 1991 Paris Peace Accords, Cambodia was governed by a United Nations mission. The UN withdrew after holding elections in which around 90 percent of the registered voters cast ballots; the 1997 factional fighting resulted in the ousting of the government by Prime Minister Hun Sen and the Cambodian People's Party, who remain in power as of 2018. Cambodia is a member of the United Nations since 1955, ASEAN, the East Asia Summit, the WTO, the Non-Aligned Movement and La Francophonie. According to several foreign organisations, the country has widespread poverty, pervasive corruption, lack of political freedoms, low human development and a high rate of hunger. Cambodia has been described by Human Rights Watch's Southeast Asian Director, David Roberts, as a "vaguely communist free-market state with a authoritarian coalition ruling over a superficial democracy". While per capita income remains low compared to most neighboring countries, Cambodia has one of the fastest growing economies in Asia, with growth averaging 7.6 percent over the last decade.
Agriculture remains the dominant economic sector, with strong growth in textiles, construction and tourism leading to increased foreign investment and international trade. The US World Justice Project's 2015 Rule of Law Index ranked Cambodia 76 out of 102 countries, similar to other countries in the region; the "Kingdom of Cambodia" is the official English name of the country. The English "Cambodia" is an anglicisation of the French "Cambodge", which in turn is the French transliteration of the Khmer កម្ពុជា kampuciə. Kampuchea is the shortened alternative to the country's official name in Khmer ព្រះរាជាណាចក្រកម្ពុជា prĕəh riəciənaacak kampuciə; the Khmer endonym Kampuchea derives from the Sanskrit name कम्बोजदेश kambojadeśa, composed of देश deśa and कम्बोज kamboja, which alludes to the foundation myths of the first ancient Khmer kingdom. The term Cambodia was in use in Europe as early as 1524, since Antonio Pigafetta cites it in his work Relazione del primo viaggio intorno al mondo as Camogia.
Colloquially, Cambodians refer to their country as either ស្រុកខ្មែរ srok khmae, meaning "Khmer's Land", or the more formal ប្រទេសកម្ពុជា prɑteih kampuciə "Country of Kampuchea". The name "Cambodia" is used most in the Western world while "Kampuchea" is more used in the East. There exists sparse evidence for a Pleistocene human occupation of present-day Cambodia, which includes quartz and quartzite pebble tools found in terraces along the Mekong River, in Stung Treng and Kratié provinces, in Kampot Province, although their dating is unreliable; some slight archaeological evidence shows communities of hunter-gatherers inhabited the region during Holocene: the most ancient archaeological discovery site in Cambodia is considered to be the cave of L'aang Spean, in Battambang Province, which belongs to the Hoabinhian period. Excavations in its lower
G. W. Bridge
George Washington "G. W." Bridge is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He is a former mercenary and high-ranking agent of S. H. I. E. L. D.. G. W. Bridge first was created by Fabian Nicieza and Rob Liefeld. Little is known about George Washington Bridge's early youth, he prefers to call himself "G. W." to avoid any jokes about the actual George Washington Bridge. A seventeen-year-old G. W. served in the Vietnam War before using his military skills to become a skilled mercenary and a part of the Wild Pack, a group of mercenaries gathered by Cable. Other members included Theodore Winchester, Garrison Kane, Eugene Eisenhower "Ike" Canty. In one mission and the others experienced Cable's teleportation technology, a beneficial but shocking surprise. After several successful missions, the Wild Pack was hired by Mr. Tolliver, an arms dealer, under the condition that they changed their name; the team went on the mission. The mission turned out to be disastrous, as they encountered Cable's archenemy.
Cable shot Hammer. Cable left using futuristic technology, unable to carry the other members of the team; this act convinced Six Pack. In the ensuing destruction, Kane lost both of his arms. Bridge and Grizzly managed to escape. Kane and Hammer survived, but were injured. Hammer would use a wheelchair for the rest of his life, while Kane would receive cybernetic replacements for the arms he lost. G. W. Bridge joined S. H. I. E. L. D. and worked his way up to Commander. When Cable joined the New Mutants and turned them into X-Force, S. H. I. E. L. D. Asked Bridge to investigate the team. Despite the grudge Bridge carried against Cable, he still felt that he owed Cable a warning, but it was ignored. Working with the Canadian Department K, Bridge formed Weapon P. R. I. M. E. A group of super-beings who all carried a grudge against Cable. Weapon P. R. I. M. E. Included Garrison Kane, now known as Weapon X, Rictor and Tygerstryke, they found out that Cable had just left the team. Unwilling to fight his former teammates, Rictor rejoined the X-Force.
While still recovering from the Weapon P. R. I. M. E. Battle, Bridge traveled to Department K in Canada, he met with Jeremey Clarke, who turned out to be a villainous madman himself. At the time, Clarke was supervising Garrison Kane, training with his new arms. Bridge gave Kane vital information for a mission to bring Cable down; this mission would end with Kane making peace with Cable. G. W. Bridge returned to S. H. I. E. L. D. Duty, he met with Cable shortly afterward and after a short fight, the two made peace. Over the next few years, Bridge would inform Cable and his allies in X-Force and the X-Men on any mutant-related problems S. H. I. E. L. D. Encountered. Bridge warned Cable about Operation: Zero Tolerance. Bridge unofficially hired Domino to check in on Danielle Moonstar, a S. H. I. E. L. D. Agent who had gone undercover inside a mutant terrorist group, her position was threatened by a Zero Tolerance operation. When Cable's mutant powers began to increase Bridge started to distrust Cable again and formed a new Six Pack, this time funded by S.
H. I. E. L. D. to investigate Cable. Cable defeated the Six convinced several members to take his side, but not Bridge. Shortly afterward, Cable was defeated by the Silver Surfer. Bridge and Domino reappeared. Bridge had left S. H. I. E. L. D. At this point. G. W. Bridge returned to S. H. I. E. L. D. Action at the request of Jasper Sitwell, looking drastically different physically, he has converted to Islam. He is contracted to take down the Punisher. However, G. W. was unsuccessful in apprehending him, despite cornering him in close quarters. In light of these events, Bridge resigned from active S. H. I. E. L. D. Status because he believed that he will never have the freedom under S. H. I. E. L. D. Command to use the necessary force to take Frank Castle into custody, he was re-hired by Sitwell as an independent contractor, feeling this move would give him the proper freedom. Bridge has been seen recruiting Silver Sable and Domino for a task force against Castle; the resurrected Death Adder and Basilisk hold Bridge's family hostage to make him tell them where they can find the Punisher.
Bridge is shot in the head by a resurrected Microchip and killed. The goal was for Microchip to receive his own son back from the dead; this seemingly works as their coffins open and what is inside comes out. Frank has the animated bodies destroyed with Firebrand's fire, claiming that these were not the loved ones in question. G. W. Bridge has no superhuman powers, but is trained in hand-to-hand combat, the use of firearms, is a skilled strategist; as a high-ranking member of S. H. I. E. L. D, he has access to advanced technology and classified information. In the MC2 continuity, G. W. Bridge has become the first African American President of the United States of that universe, he holds a close relationship to the Vision as a link with A-Next, a future generation of the Avengers. G. W. Bridge makes a cameo in the X-Men: The Animated Series episode "Time Fugitive Pt. 1". He, War Machine, Nick Fury are shown watching a conference held by Graydon Creed dealing with a virus for which mutants are responsible.
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