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Firebrand (Marvel 01 - Gary Gilbert)
Real Name: Gary Gilbert
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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.


First Appearance: Iron Man (1968) #27

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Issue Appearances:
Avengers/JLA (2003)
Captain America (1968)
Iron Man (1968)
Iron Man: The Legend (1996)
Iron Manual Mark 3 (2010)
L`invincible Iron Man (1972)
Punisher (2009)
The Sensational She-Hulk (1989)

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Deadly Dozen (Marvel)(02 - Villains)

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