Real Name: Elvin Daryl Haliday
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A child possessed of a massive superhuman adult physique, Rage has tremendous superhuman strength and durability; for reasons unknown, his strength increases when he uses it in violent or aggressive ways. His speed is superhuman (enabling him to outrun an express train with ease), and his stamina, reflexes and recuperative powers are also enhanced beyond normal human levels.
Twelve-year-old Elvin Haliday was visiting an unfamiliar neighborhood to trade some comic books with another boy when he was attacked by a gang of racist bullies. Elvin eluded them by hiding in the heavily polluted waters of Newtown Creek, but before he could climb out, Fisk Biochem workers dumped more illegal chemical waste into the creek, dousing him with it. Terrified and in pain, Elvin ran home to his only family, Granny Staples, and she nursed him back to health over a period of days. The boy recovered quickly, and in the weeks and months that followed, he went through a tremendous growth spurt that gave him a superhumanly powerful adult body. He was discouraged from seeking vengeance on his tormentors by the devoutly religious Granny Staples, who felt he should use his new powers for good. Fashioning a makeshift costume from a ski mask and a leather outfit, Elvin began operating as the super-vigilante Rage at the age of 14, targeting street criminals and drug dealers such as L.D. 50. He applied for membership in the Avengers, berating the team for their elitism and lack of visible minorities. Despite this obnoxious introduction, he was appointed a probationary Avengers reservist alongside Sandman after aiding the group in an otherdimensional mission. Though technically part of a substitute roster serving as backup for the active team, Rage was a frequent participant in Avengers cases, facing foes such as Ngh the Unspeakable, the Tetrarchs of Entropy, Doctor Doom, the Brethren, the Collector and Grotesk.
Eventually, during a conflict with Hate-Monger and his racist pawns, the Sons of the Serpent, the Avengers discovered that Elvin was still a child and demoted him to trainee status. During that case, Elvin met the New Warriors, who befriended him and later convinced him to help them steal an Avengers quinjet for an emergency rescue mission. Expelled from the Avengers for this misconduct, Rage joined the New Warriors, becoming a mainstay of the group and forming a close friendship with Speedball. When the Poison Memories gang killed Granny Staples as part of a vendetta against the Warriors, Rage cold-bloodedly killed gang leader Kimeiko Ashu, though a judge later deemed his actions self-defense.
Warriors leader Dwayne Taylor (Night-Thrasher) and Dwayne's mentor Andrew Chord were appointed Elvin's legal guardians, and when Dwayne later had a falling-out with the other Warriors, Elvin left the team with him. Serving as mentors to the troubled super-youths Psionex for a time, Night-Thrasher and Rage eventually rejoined the Warriors, who began to drift apart as their members pursued differing goals. Rage has decided to concentrate on his studies at the Oatridge School for Boys and is only infrequently active as a super hero of late, though he has been willing to assist the Avengers and the Warriors against foes such as the Elements of Doom, Morgan Le Fay, Whirlwind, Taskmaster, A.I.M., Lord Templar and an insane Scarlet Witch.
First Appearance: The Avengers (1963) #326
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All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2006)
Ant-Man's Big Christmas (2000)
#1 Avengers (1998)
- 'Ant-Man's Big Christmas'
#1 Avengers: The Initiative (2007)
- 'Once an Avenger'#3
- 'Fata Morgana'#4
- 'Too Many Avengers!'#13
- 'Lords & Leaders'
#1 Avengers/JLA (2003)
- 'Happy Accidents'#3
- 'Bug Hunt'#4
- 'Green Zone'#5
- 'Secret Weapons'#6
- 'Persons of Interest'#10
- 'Killed In Action Part 3 Of 4: Confirmed Kills'#11
- 'Killed In Action Part 4: Worst Case Scenario'#12
- 'Changing Of The Guard'#21
- 'Avengers The Initiative Disassembled Part 1'#22
- 'Avengers The Initiative Disassembled Part 2'#23
- 'Avengers The Initiative Disassembled Part 3'#25
- 'Avengers The Initiative Disassembled Conclusion'#26
- 'Up is Down'#28
- 'Walking Nightmare'#33
- 'The Hammer Falls, Part 1 of 3'#34
- 'The Hammer Falls, Part 2 of 3'#35
- 'The Hammer Falls, Conclusion'
#4 Beavis and Butt-Head (1994)
- 'The Brave...and the Bold'
Beavis und Butt-Head (1994)
Captain America (1968)
Civil War Chronicles (2007)
Civil War: Battle Damage Report (2007)
Civil War: The Initiative (2007)
Fantastic Four (1961)
Fear Itself: Youth In Revolt (2011)
#1 Gravity (2005)
- 'Youth in Revolt Part One'#2
- 'Youth in Revolt Part Two'#3
- 'Youth in Revolt Part Three'#4
- 'Youth in Revolt Part Four'#5
- 'Youth in Revolt Part Five'#6
- 'Youth in Revolt Finale'
#1 Hawkeye: Earth's Mightiest Marksman (1998)
- 'Big City Super Hero'
Heroic Age: Heroes (2010)
House of M: Avengers (2008)
#3 Infinity Crusade (1993)
- 'Chapter 3'#4
- 'Chapter 4'#5
- 'Chapter 5'
#1 Iron Man (1968)
- 'The Damned'#4
- 'Mortal Sins'#5
- 'Holy War!'
#302 Marvel (1988)
- 'Oil and Gold'#303
- 'Kids These Days'#304
- 'The Sound of Thunder'
Marvel Age (1983)
Marvel Collectible Classics: The Avengers (1998)
#1 Marvel Comics Presents (1988)
- 'Once an Avenger...'
Marvel Holiday Special (1991)
Namor, The Sub-Mariner (1990)
New Warriors (1999)
New Warriors (2007)
#11 Night Thrasher (1993)
- 'Thrashed: Part 3'#14
- 'Invaded: Part 1'#15
- 'Invaded: Part 2'
#6 Nova (1994)
- 'White Face, Black Face, Red Face: Face Value'#11
- 'Slave to the Past'#15
- 'Money Don't Buy: Part One'#16
- 'In For a Penny...'#17
- 'The Bottom Line'#18
- 'Whatever the Cost'#19
- 'What Price Redemption?'#20
- 'Beating and Beaten'#21
- 'Role Models'
#6 Nova (1999)
- 'All That Was and Never Will Be'#7#10
- 'Fists of Diamond, Heart of Stone'
#3 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
- 'Lo, There Shall Come--A Really Big Robot!'
#28 She-Hulk (2005)
- 'Mating Dance'#60
- 'The Long Good-Bye'
#1 The Astonishing Spider-Man (2007)
- 'Once In A Blue Moon'
#53 The Avengers (1963)
- 'Spider-Man Vs Captain America!'
Annual 20 The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
- 'Of Moles & Mutates (Subterranean Wars Pt. 1)'#326
- 'Wind From the East'#327
- 'Into a Darkling Plain'#328
- 'Powers That Be!'#329
- 'Starting Line-Up'#330
- 'In a Strange Land'#331
- 'Pediments of Clay'#332
- 'The Many Faces of Doom'#333
- 'Life of the Party!'#334
- 'First Encounter'#335
- 'Bloody Encounter / Collect and Proceed'#336
- 'For Here We Make Our Stand!'#337
- 'Mud and Glory?'#338
- 'Infectious Compulsions'#339
- 'Final Redemption'#341
- 'Rage Of Angels'#342
- 'By Reason of Insanity?'#501
- 'Chaos, Part Two of Four'#502
- 'Chaos, Part Three of Four'#503
- 'Chaos, Part Four of Four'
HC The Mighty Avengers (2007)
- 'The Marvel Encyclopedia'
#30 The Mighty World of Marvel (2003)
- 'The Unspoken, Part 4'#31
- 'The Unspoken, Part 5'
#78 The Mighty World Of Marvel (2009)
- 'She-Hulk Under Fire!'
#21 The New Warriors (1990)
- 'Who Is The Red Hulk?'
Annual 03 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Avengers 2005 (2005)
- 'The Unbearable Darkness of Being'Annual 04
- 'For Good and All'#22
- 'Nothing But the Truth, Part One: The Stolen Children'#23
- 'Nothing But the Truth, Part Two: Passed Lies'#24
- 'Nothing But the Truth, Part Three: The Cheating Corner'#25
- 'Nothing But the Truth, Part Four: Justifiable Homicide'#26
- 'The Next Step'#27
- 'Dark Side'#29
- 'World War One: This Land Must Change'#30
- 'World War Two: ...Or Land Must Burn'#31
- 'Crawling to the Shadows'#33
- 'Forces of Darkness, Forces of Light'#34
- 'Breaking the Back of Love'#37
- 'Family Values'#38
- 'Family Values, Part 1'#39
- 'Family Values, Part 2: Family Honor, Poisoned Memories'#39 (ChicagoCon "Preview" Edition)
- 'Family Viewing'#40
- 'The Starlost, Part One: Power Tools'#41
- 'The Starlost, Part Two: Power Plays'#42
- 'The Starlost, Part Three: Power Full'#43
- 'And Justice For All?'#44
- 'Underwater Fire'#45
- 'Sleeping With the Enemy'#45 (Newsstand Edition)
- 'Sleeping With the Enemy'#46#46 (Newsstand Edition)#47
- 'Like Flies in Amber'#49
- 'Till Death Do Us Part'#51
- 'Another Think Coming'#52
- 'Don't Mind the Maggots'#53
- 'Basic Arithmetic'#57
- 'Breaking Points!'#60
- 'The Only Constant'#63
- 'Unnatural Selection'#64
- 'Bang and Blame'#72
- 'The Monsters in the Basement!'#73
- 'Damn the Torpedoes'#74
- 'Sweet Sorrow'
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
Warlock and the Infinity Watch (1992)
Web of Spider-Man (1985)
West Coast Avengers (1985)
What If...? (1989)
#47 Wolverine (1988)
- 'What If Magneto Took Over the United States?'
#134 WWH Aftersmash: Damage Control (2008)
- 'Choice in the Matter'
#1 X-Force (1991)
- 'Whatever Happened to All the Fun in the World?'#2
- 'The Little House I Used To Live In'#3
#33 Young Avengers (2013)
- 'Child's Play, Third Move: Rules Were Made To Be Broken'
- 'Stage Nervous Breakdown Earth 616'#13
- '*Young Avengers* Part Two'
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