Cornell Cottonmouth (Character)

Created by Len Wein and George Tuska

1st appearance: Power Man #19 (1974)

Nationality: American

Team Affiliations:

Legal Status: U.S citizen with criminal record and wanted by authorities

Weight: 235 lbs    Height: 6’1

Eyes: yellow            Hair:bald

Relatives: Unknown

Skills and abilities: Street fighting skills.

Powers: Cornell has removed all of his own teeth and replaced them with metal ones which he uses to bite his targets. These teeth are constantly replaced whenever they are damaged in battle.  He is also quite strong comparable to Luke Cage. His eyes look like those of a snake.



A drug dealer and Pimp operating in New York. Cornell was enhanced by unknown means even before Luke cage had been imprisoned. He made a name for himself not just because of his snake like appearance but his signature way of dealing with his enemies. He would send them a package with poisonous snakes inside once they opened it they would be be poisoned and killed.

When Willis Stryker wanted to get rid of Luke Cage by framing him for drug possession he stole the coke from Cornell Himself. When Cage escaped and came searching for the origins of the drugs he ran into Cornell and worked for him in hopes of finding his records. When Cornell found out they fought and Cornell was defeated and his records man killed. After this and without his records and as rumors of his defeat spread he was ruined.

He became a full time Pimp who came out of retirement during shadowland where he clashed with New Powerman/Victor Alvarez and Iron Fist. He allied with Deadly Nightshade, despite the defeat he escaped and is still at large.


I'm a Caribbean born Lecturer, Multidisciplinary specialist/Androgogue/Philosophical Pedagogue; with backgrounds in Philosophy, Social Studies and Geography; founder/CEO of World of Black Heroes, freelance writer and all around comic book geek. I enjoy a good book, video games, movies and most of all fatherhood. Written credits include work for where my writing inspired the music compiliation "Kindah" available in multiple languages on Itunes, The Caribbean Journal of Education, The University of the west indies, Comicvine, Independent comics etc.

admin has 2703 posts and counting.See all posts by admin