May Contest!  |  Add New Content  |  Top Issues  |  Register  |  Marketplace  |  Forums  |  Request a Feature  |  Help  |  Mobile  |  Home


Register for free
Social Media: Facebook Twitter Tumblr

  Search by Cover Date

  Story Arcs
  Public Collections
  Public User Lists

Last 10 titles added:
  1. Hero Hourly (2016)
  2. The Eternaut (2015)
  3. Jacked (2016)
  4. Batman: Arkham Knight: R...
  5. Jupiter's Circle Volume ...
  6. Ringside (2015)
  7. Flutter (2013)
  8. Moon Girl And Devil Dino...
  9. Valter Buio (2010)
  10. Hellboy and the B.P.R.D....
   View All

Last 10 creators added:
  1. Peter Hannan
  2. Nick Cross
  3. Amalia Levari
  4. Hanna K
  5. Jamie Ford
  6. Daniel Jai Lee
  7. Alexander Tarampi
  8. Chris Goodwin
  9. Woo Dae Shim
  10. Shim Dae Woo
   View All

Last 10 characters added:
  1. Number Nine (Top Cow)
  2. Boss Yamamoto
  3. Ripclaw (Top Cow)(Pre-Re...
  4. Morrison, Doctor
  5. Jenkins, Melissa
  6. Jenkins, Tommy
  7. Strait, Special Agent
  8. Osborne, Dorothy
  9. Stoughton, William
  10. Parris, Samuel
   View All

Crossbones (Marvel)
Real Name: Brock Rumlow.
Search for 'Crossbones (Marvel)' on Amazon

Crossbones is a world-class hand-to-hand fighter with extensive experience in street-fighting and various martial arts and military combat techniques. He is an expert pilot and a marksman with crossbows, guns and throwing knives.

His weaponry includes various firearms, a collapsible crossbow, a wrist spike, spring-loaded stiletto blades in his gauntlets, various explosives and poisoned knives.

Young Brock Rumlow led the Savage Crims gang on New York's lower east side. After he brutalized fifteen year old Rachel Leighton, two of her brothers assaulted Brock; the eldest brother was killed. Rumlow fled, entering the Taskmaster's school for criminals, and within three years became an instructor there under the name Bingo Brock. As a mercenary, he enlisted with the communist Red Skull (Albert Malik) in Algeria, serving him as "Frag" until he was sent to invade Arnim Zola's Switzerland chateau. Ultimately the only team member to survive the assault, Rumlow there met and impressed the Nazi Red Skull (Johann Shmidt); this Skull accepted Brock’s services, code-naming him “Crossbones.”

Sent to retrieve the five Bloodstone fragments, Crossbones shadowed Helmut Zemo’s search for them. While Zemo battled Captain America, Crossbones knocked out Captain America's pilot, John Jameson, and stole two fragments; when he got near the other three, the five combined to re-animate Heinrich Zemo's corpse under control of the alien Hellfire Helix. Unobserved, Crossbones destroyed the Helix (worn on the corpse's forehead) with a crossbow bolt. Brock then kidnapped Diamondback (whom he recognized as Rachel Leighton), using her as bait to trap Captain America; but when the Skull learned of Crossbones' involvement with the Captain, he ordered Crossbones to flee. Crossbones recruited the Controller and Voice of Doom to serve the Skull, led the Skeleton Crew against the Hellfire Club’s Selene, and, using psychic Tristam Micawber, located the Skull after Magneto kidnapped him. He attempted assassinating the Kingpin, was stopped by Typhoid Mary, and battled Bullseye when the Kingpin retaliated. He led the Skeleton Crew when they were captured by the Schutz-Heiliggruppe (Blitzkrieg, Hauptmann Deutschland, Zeitgeist); after Arnim Zola rescued them, the Skull faked the assassination of himself, Mother Night, and Crossbones. The Red Skull finally fired Crossbones for questioning the Skull's decision to ally with the Viper.
Crossbones headed east, working briefly in Chicago for druglord Marco Sanzionare against Super Pro. In New York, Crossbones kidnapped and brainwashed Diamondback by abusing her repeatedly and forcing her through a rigid combat training routine. Forcing Diamondback to steal Captain America's super-soldier treated blood from Avengers Mansion, Crossbones returned to the Skull. When the Skeleton Crew's new leader, Cutthroat, plotted Crossbones’ murder, Mother Night warned Brock, who slit Cutthroat's jugular. Diamondback escaped, summoning Captain America and the Falcon to capture the Skull’s operatives; Crossbones was imprisoned, but eventually convinced officials he was rehabilitating, partly by defeating the terrorist cell "Fortress" when they invaded a Denver hospital. Exploiting his jailors’ gullibility, Crossbones escaped, and was hired by Hydra to bomb New York's embassy row alongside the Absorbing Man, but the pair was stopped by Captain America. Betrayed by Hydra, Crossbones fled, wreaking vengeance on his bosses. He was hired by New Son to assassinate Gambit, but despite allying with Batroc and Zaran, was defeated by the combined efforts of New Orleans' assassin's and thieves’ guilds; Crossbones was imprisoned in the Raft until Electro's break-in freed him. The Skull promptly rehired him, and he was aiding in re-powering a Cosmic Cube when Alexander Lukin’s Winter Soldier assassinated the Red Skull and stole the Cube. Lukin anonymously blamed Captain America for the Skull’s death, but Crossbones soon realized the truth and now appears to be hunting Lukin.


First Appearance: Captain America (1968) #359

Favorite Characters:
Crossbones (Marvel) is a favorite character of 6 users

View a chronological listing of this character's appearances

Issue Appearances:
All-New Captain America (2015)
Amazing Spider-Man: Ends of the Earth (2012)
Amazing X-Men (2014)
Avengers Academy (2010)
Avengers: The Initiative (2007)
Avengers/JLA (2003)
Beavis and Butt-Head (1994)
Beavis und Butt-Head (1994)
Black Widow (2014)
Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Captain America (1968)
Captain America (1998)
Captain America (2005)
Captain America And Crossbones (2011)
Captain America Comic-Taschenbuch (1988)
Captain America: Reborn (2009)
Captain America: Sam Wilson (2015)
Deadly Hands of Kung Fu (2014)
Deadpool (2013)
Elektra (2014)
Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America (2007)
Fear Itself - Nackte Angst (2011)
Fear Itself: Sin's Past (2011)
Fear Itself: The Fearless (2011)
Fear Itself: The Worthy (2011)
Fear Itself: Youth In Revolt (2011)
Gambit (1999)
Hasbro/Captain America (2010)
Heroic Age: Villains (2011)
Hot Shots: Avengers (1995)
Hulk (2008)
Incredible Hulks (2012)
Marvel Age (1983)
Marvel Comics Presents (1988)
Marvel Deluxe - Capitan America (2009)
Marvel Exklusiv (1998)
Marvel Legends (2007)
NFL SuperPro (1991)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
Quasar (1989)
Sleepwalker (1991)
Spider-Man (2007)
Spider-Man: Breakout (2005)
Steve Epting sketchbook (2009)
The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
The New Avengers: Most Wanted Files (2006)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
The Punisher (2014)
The Ultimate Graphic Novel Collection (2011)
Thunderbolts (1997)
Thunderbolts (2013)
Venom (2011)
What If? Age of Ultron (2014)
What If? Civil War (2008)

Video Game Appearances:
Captain America and the Avengers (1991)

Group Affiliation(s):
D.O.A. (Marvel)
Skeleton Crew (Marvel)
Thunderbolts (Marvel)(04 - Heroic Age)

Famous Quotes: - Add a Famous Quote

< Previous Character | Next Character >

Add this character to a run of issues in a title

Suggest an image for this character

View the contribution history for this character


© 2005-2015 - Terms and Conditions - Privacy Policy Special thanks to Brian Wood for the logo design