Real Name: Fred Myers
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None. Boomerang uses boomerangs and thrown weapons. Several boomerangs are custom-designed deadly gimmicks. So far, Myers has used "shatterangs" (fragment grenades,) "razorangs" (bladed boomerangs,) "screamerangs" (producing a debilitating noise,) "gravityrangs" (creating intense local gravitational pulls,) and "reflexerangs" (solid-weighted boomerangs delivering instant knock-outs.) Myers also uses jet boots enabling him to fly, and he has been known to use them in close range as weapons.
Born in Australia, Fred Myers’ family moved to America when he was still very young. He developed a talent and passion for baseball, quickly becoming a top-notch pitcher and moving from a minor league position to one in the majors. Many sports writers agreed that Myers could have been one of the world’s greatest pitchers, but within a year, he was suspended for taking bribes.
He found employment (and fulfillment) as an assassin for the subversive society known as the Secret Empire, who gave him the equipment and identity of Boomerang. One of his first known exploits on behalf of the Empire occurred when the Empire was investigating the U.S. Army’s Orion missile program, one that was being used against the Hulk. Boomerang kidnapped the General’s daughter, Betty Ross, in order to ask for the missile plans in ransom. Instead, he was defeated by the Hulk.
Upon the collapse of the Secret Empire, Myers returned to Australia briefly but eventually was hired by the criminal financier Justin Hammer who offered him new equipment and employment. Myers soon found work with other crime bosses, including the Kingpin and Hammerhead on separate occasions, or otherwise engaged in solo criminal activities. Never one to turn down a lucrative criminal opportunity, he has joined many groups over the years, such as the Sinister Syndicate, the Masters Of Evil, and the Sinister Twelve.
First Appearance: Tales to Astonish (1959) #81
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AAFES 3rd Edition [The New Avengers] (2006)
Amazing Spider-Man Presents: Jackpot (2010)
Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows (2015)
#4 Avengers Spotlight (1989)
- 'Daddy Has to Go Away for a While.'#5
- 'I'll Always Be There For You.'
Avengers: The Initiative (2007)
#4 Captain America (1968)
- 'The Brave...and the Bold'
#175 Civil War: Choosing Sides (2006)
- '... Before the Dawn!'#411
- 'The Arena'#412
- 'Disguise the Limit'#413
- 'Hostile Takeover!'
#28 Dark Avengers (2012)
- 'Underboss: Part 3'
#175 Dark Reign Files (2009)
- 'Earth's Mightiest...'#176
- 'Whatever happened to the Thunderbolts?'#177
- 'Time to Die!'#178
- 'Executioner's Song'#179
- 'Gods & Monsters'#180
- 'Change is Good'#181
- 'Boss Level'#182
- 'Nothing Stops Justice!'#183
- 'The End is the Beginning'
Deadly Foes of Spider-Man (1991)
#1 Die Spinne (1980)
- 'Punishment and Crime'#2
- 'The Price of Justice'#3
- 'Shattered Dreams'#4
- 'While the City Screams!'
#204 Doctor Doom's Revenge (1989)
- 'Aus Tiefstem Herzen!'
#1 Elektra (1996)
- 'Dr. Doom's Revenge'
#5 Elektra (2014)
- 'Fouteen Days'#7
- 'Out Of The Night'
#6 Fantastic Four (1961)
- 'Double Tap: Part 1 of 2'
Franklin Richards: Happy Franksgiving! (2007)
Free Comic Book Day 2007 (Spider-Man) (2007)
#9 Guiding Light (2009)
- 'A Man Walks into a Bar...'
Hämähäkkimies / Spider-Man (1980)
I (heart) Marvel: Outlaw Love (2006)
#1 Iron Fist (1975)
- 'Outlaw Love Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry'
#11 Iron Man (1968)
- 'A Fine Day's Dying!'#13
- 'Target: Iron Fist!'
#239 Marvel Knights Spider-Man (2004)
- 'Unholy Ghost!'#240
- 'Ghost Righter!'
#10 Marvel Masterworks: The Invincible Iron Man (2003)
- 'The Last Stand, Part 2 of 4'#11
- 'The Last Stand, Part 3 of 4'
Marvel Masterworks: The Sub-Mariner (2002)
Marvel Team-Up (1972)
#83 New Warriors (1999)
- 'Slaughter on 10th Avenue!'#84
- 'Catch a Falling Hero'
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A To Z Update (2010)
#5 Peter Parker: Spider-Man (1999)
- 'Beetles to Witness'
#51 Secret War (2004)
- 'Just Another Manic Monday'#53
- 'Rules of the Game'#54
- 'Rules of the Game, Part II: Boys and Their Toys'
#3 She-Hulk (2005)
- 'Book Three of Five'#4
- 'Book Four of Five'#5
- 'Book Five of Five'
#1 Silver Sable and the Wild Pack (1992)
- 'Many Happy Returns'
#21 Spider-Man (2007)
- 'Home of the Bodybag'#22
- 'Don't Believe the Hype'
Spider-Man Unlimited (1993)
#7#12 Spider-Man: Lifeline (2001)
- 'Who Did Spider-Man Murder?'
#1 Spider-Man: Power of Terror (1995)
- 'Pieces of Fate'#2
- 'Snakes in the Grass'#3
- 'A Taste of Infinity'
Spider-Man's Tangled Web (2001)
Superior Spider-Man (2013)
#1 Superior Spider-Man Team-Up (2013)
- 'Hero Or Menace?'#11
- 'No Escape Part One: A Lock For Every Key'#12
- 'No Escape Part Two: Lockdown'#13
- 'No Escape Part Three: The Slayers & the Slain'
Tales to Astonish (1959)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
The Amazing Spider-Man (2014)
The Astonishing Spider-Man (2007)
#55 The Astonishing Spider-Man (2009)
- 'Wanted... Dead or Alive!'
#23 The Avengers (1963)
- 'Character Assassination Begins!'
Annual 19 The Defenders (1972)
- 'Terminus Factor, Stage 5: Beat Me in St. Louis'
The Incredible Hulk (1968)
#294 The Lethal Foes of Spider-Man (1993)
- 'Turning Point!'
#1 The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
- 'Deadly Reunion'#2
- 'Hate is a Many Splendored Thing'#3
- 'Power Struggle'#4
HC The Mighty World of Marvel (2003)
- 'The Marvel Encyclopedia'
#80 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (1983)
- 'Captain America Versus. Baron Zemo!'
#2 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
- 'B-C: From Baron Mordo To The Collective Man'
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
The Sensational She-Hulk (1989)
#59 The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976)
- 'Disorder In The Court'
Annual 12#67 The Superior Foes of Spider-Man (2013)
- 'Boomerang - The Killer Who Keeps Coming Back!'#73
- 'Spider in the Middle'#78
- 'The Long Goodbye!'#79
- 'The Final Battle!'#81
- 'Stalkers in the Shadows'#144
- 'An Ill Wind'#145
- 'The Boomerang Return'
#1#2 The Ultimate Graphic Novel Collection (2011)
- 'Boomerang Released From Prison!'#3
- 'A New Sheriff In Town'#4
- 'Heroes Fight Liars!'#5
- 'The Foes Are Back!'#6
- 'Trapped Like Rats!'#8
- 'Trapped Like Rats!'#9
- 'Hammerhead of the Family'#13
- 'Supposed to Be Art'#14
- 'Clean Getaway!'#15
- 'Down Time'#16
- 'How To Get a Head in Bad-Guyvertising'#17
- 'Goodbye, Farewell, and Good Riddance'
Thunderbolts: Life Sentences (2001)
Thunderbolts: Reason in Madness (2008)
Union Jack (2006)
#2 Web of Spider-Man (1985)
- 'London Falling Part 2'
Web of Spider-Man (2009)
#9 Webspinners: Tales of Spider-Man (1999)
- 'The Extremist, Part 2 / Reflections'#10
- 'The Extremist, Part 3 / Negative Reinforcement'#11
- 'The Ex-Terminators, Part 1 / Double-Edged Sword'
#17 What If...? (1989)
- 'Hero of the People'#18
- 'Hero of the People, Part 2'
#64 X-Force: Sex And Violence (2010)
- 'What If Iron Man Went Public?'
- 'Sex and Violence, Chapter 2'#3
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The Uncanny X-Men (1989)
Defenders of Evil (Marvel)
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Masters of Evil (Marvel)
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Sinister Syndicate (Marvel)
Sinister Twelve (Marvel)
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