Created by: Len Wein and Sal Buscema
1st appearance: The Defenders #17, 1974
Real Name: Dr. Elliot Franklin
Team Affiliations: The wrecking crew
Legal Status: US citizen with criminal record
Height: 6′ 3 Weight: 255 lbs
Eyes: Brown Hair: Black
Skills and abilities: Genius level IQ, he holds a Ph.D in Physics. He is most noted for creating a gamma ray bomb.
Powers: Superhuman Strength and durability, able to battle Hulk and Thor. He also wields a wrecking ball to great effect which has become his trademark.
Before turning to a life of crime Eliot Franklin was a promising mind with a bright future ahead of him. After going straight through college on various scholarships he attained a Ph. D in physics and began work on something that even Dr. Bruce banner had been able to do, create a Gamma Ray bomb. When the bomb was completed it was stolen and he foolishly tried to get it back but when caught was jailed. In prison he met Dirk Garthwaite/The Wrecker, Brian Phillip Calusky/Pildriver and Henry Camp/Bulldozer; together they formed the wrecking crew. When The Wrecker gained super powers he broke them out of jail and had them all hold onto his enchanted crowbar during a lightning storm. When the lightning struck the crowbar it distributed powers throughout the group. Over the next few years they battled Thor, Hulk, The avengers and x-men among others though they were jailed multiple times. They were also recruited by the Beyonder when secret war took place. He is still a supervillain to this day having long since turned his mind away from science.