Blockbuster is the name of two characters in the Marvel Universe.
Blockbuster (Michael Baer) is a mutant, and member of the Marauders. The character, created by Chris Claremont and Michael Golden, first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #210 in October 1986. Within the context of the stories, Baer works for Mister Sinister.
Blockbuster is killed during a mutant altercation in the X-Men story called X-Men: Messiah Complex.
Blockbuster in other media
- Blockbuster appeared in the X-Men episode "Sanctuary."
- Blockbuster appears in the Wolverine and the X-Men episode "eXcessive Force".
- Blockbuster appears in Deadpool game voiced by Fred Tatasciore.
The Man-Brute first appeared in Captain America #121 (January 1970), and was created by Stan Lee and Gene Colan. The character subsequently appears as Blockbuster in Omega the Unknown #7 (March 1977), and #9 (July 1977), in which he is killed.
The man originally known as the Man-Brute was an ex-convict whose strength was boosted by a factor of twelve by Professor Silas X. Cragg. Cragg was an enemy of Captain America from the World War II era who had developed a variant of the Super Soldier Serum which he used to empower the Man-Brute. Cragg sent the Man-Brute to attack Captain America at a charity event, but when the Man-Brute ran into his own estranged son he became upset at what he had become. Man-Brute attacked Cragg, who backed into a high voltage machine and was electrocuted.
Renaming himself Blockbuster, he sought to acquire wealth for his son Robert, to give him a better life and keep him from becoming a criminal like himself. He robbed a bank, leading to conflict with the NYPD and then Omega the Unknown. Omega felt empathy for Blockbuster and his son, and let the man escape with the money. After Blockbuster robbed a diamond store, the owner offered a thousand dollar reward to which Omega responded. After struggling with Omega a few times, Blockbuster was incinerated by the second Foolkiller.
Blockbuster possessed superhuman strength, durability, endurance, etc. He was an experienced street fighter, although he did not demonstrate any advanced fighting skills.
Bloodlust is the name of two fictional characters in the Marvel Universe. Both are mutants and supervillains.
Bloodlust (Beatta Dubiel)
Bloodlust (Beatta Dubiel) is a fictional mutant in the Marvel Comics Universe. She was created by Erik Larsen, Joe Rubinstein, Terry Kavanagh, and first appeared in Marvel Comics Presents #48 (April 1990).
Beatta Dubiel was born in Wroclaw, Poland. She was a mutant with a bestial form, complete with fangs and claws. She was part of Critical Mass' Band of Baddies. The Baddies forced the mutant daughter to knock out Spider-Man and Wolverine, but they quickly recovered. The daughter then unleashed her powers, blew up the warehouse they were in, and defeated all of the Baddies.
She was later joined in Femme Fatales, and she was hired by the Chameleon to threaten an ambassador. Spider-Man intervened and saved the ambassador, making an enemy with the Femme Fatales. They then joined forces with the Scorpion and the Tarantula, but all of them were defeated by Spider-Man and the Black Cat. The Femme Fatales later received an invitation to join Superia and her organization of female criminals, the Femizons. They accepted, and battled Captain America and the Paladin in the process.
Bloodlust had enhanced senses, speed, agility, durability, healing factor, as well as razor sharp fangs and claws.
Bloodlust (Michael Browne)
Bloodlust (Michael Browne) is a fictional character from Marvel Comics.
Michael Browne was born in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. As a boy he was ridiculed and excluded because of his black eyes. He consistently has trouble controlling his powers (feeding off the emotions of others, generally happiness and joy). When he turns 16 he grew gigantic black leather wings and fled his home to live in the sewers with other mutant outcasts. At 19, his powers fully developed, his mind fully corrupted by evil, he began his life of crime.
He kidnaps an innocent married couple, sucks out their happiness and then kills them brutally, in public. He spells out the word 'bloodlust' in their blood on the street.
His whereabouts are currently unknown, but unreliable resources say they have seen him flying over Newfoundland.
Bloodstorm is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. He first appeared with his image obscured, in Nightstalkers #16 (Feb. 1994), and fully designed the following issue. He was created by writers Steven Grant (initial conception) and Frank Lovece (script and name), and penciler Ed Murr.
Bloodstorm is a genetically engineered clone of Dracula, created by the terrorist organization HYDRA's Department of Occult Armaments (DOA). He did not bear the same appearance as Marvel's portrayal of Dracula. Mentally subjugated by the one-time Lord of Vampires, Varnae, Bloodstorm was seemingly destroyed in the explosion that had appeared to kill Hannibal King and Frank Drake.
Other characters named Bloodstorm
The Blood Spider is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. He first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #367 (October 1992). The character was created by writer David Michelinie and artists Mark Bagley and Jerry Bingham.
Blood Spider is a mercenary trained by Taskmaster under contract by the Red Skull to create a team of mercenaries who would be capable of defeating Spider-Man. The trio were patterned after the superheroes: Captain America, Hawkeye and Spider-Man. The characters were called: Death-Shield, Jagged Bow and Blood Spider.
Solo joined the fray on the side of the wall-crawler and helps to defeat the three villains and thwart the machinations of the Red Skull who was using the mercenaries to guard private files sought by Spider-Man in reference to his parents.
Years later, Blood Spider appears with Death-Shield and Jagged Bow among the criminals vying for the multimillion-dollar bounty that was placed on Agent Venom's head by Lord Ogre. The trio's attempt on Agent Venom's life is interrupted by competing mercenaries Constrictor and Lord Deathstrike.
Of the trio, Blood Spider was the only character who displayed any superhuman abilities. He was able to shatter a solid concrete wall with a very powerful move, indicating he possessed some degree of superhuman strength. He was not as powerful as Spider-Man, and not nearly as fast. He carried a back pack and wrist devices capable of shooting webbing similar to that of Spider-Man, but much weaker. An ordinary human in peak physical condition, such as Solo, was able to tear through it, which would not have been possible with Spider-Man's webbing. Blood Spider's costume has several design elements that Bagley would later incorporate into the redesign of Ben Reilly's Spider-Man's costume. The most prominent of the traits is the use of a larger, symmetrical spider emblem on the front and back, the legs of which meet on the shoulders.
Blood Spider makes his animated debut on Ultimate Spider-Man vs. The Sinister Six, voiced by Benjamin Diskin. This version, as seen in "Return to the Spider-Verse" [Pt. 1], is a Spider-Man from an alternate universe where vampires led by the Lizard King have taken over most of Earth. He ends up teamming up with Spider-Man and Kid Arachnid, who were sent by Madame Web and Doctor Strange to search for the shards of the Siege Perilous, to free the humans, including his teammates from Lizard King's control.
Bloodwraith (Sean Dolan) is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics universe. He was created by Mark Gruenwald, Dann Thomas, Roy Thomas and Tony DeZuniga, and first appeared in Black Knight #2 (July 1990).
Bloodwraith is the murderous enemy of Black Knight and the Avengers. While Sean Dolan was known as Bloodwraith, Bloodwraith is made up of the souls of those the Ebony Blade has slain. He is an expert swordsman compelled to take lives, especially innocent lives. The blade is indestructible and able to cut through almost any material. The blade was forged from a meteorite and Merlin's magic. The blade can trap dead souls and absorb or deflect all kinds of energies and mystical power. Bloodwraith can sense the ebony blade and control it like a telekinetic. If separated, Bloodwraith can teleport to the Ebony Blade or teleport the blade to himself. Bloodwraith rides a winged horse named Valinor.
Sean Dolan was an amateur swordsman with no special abilities. When Sean drew the ebony blade, he found himself overwhelmed and controlled by all the souls of those the sword had slain, and became the Bloodwraith. The Bloodwraith was dark black in color and appeared in costume. The sword constantly craved new blood to add, and those it slew found their souls locked in an eternal battle of good vs. evil in a dimension inside the sword. Bloodwraith rides his winged horse, Valinor, and is an expert swordsman. He can control the ebony blade rather like a telekinetic. When separated from the blade, he can sense its presence and instantaneously teleport to its location. The ebony blade could slice through anything and, previously, would curse its wielder with petrification if its wielder used the blade to draw blood. When he wielded Proctor's sword, the Bloodwraith and Valinor appeared much more skeletal and could channel powerful blasts through the sword. When powered by the Slorenian souls, Bloodwraith became composed of an energy unknown to man, and both he and the sword grew to gigantic size.