Created by: Bob Hall
1st appearance: Shadowman #26, 1993
Team Affiliations: None
Legal Status: Unknown
Weight: 210 lbs Height: 6’
Eyes: Brown Hair: Black, later white
Skills and abilities: Professional assassin.
Powers: While technically Ishmael possesses no superhuman powers, he has the innate ability to throw any projectile with deadly surgical accuracy and precision thus he has developed the uncanny ability to use virtually any object as a deadly weapon. He can kill a person with simple objects such as a pebble, paper, feathers and even hair. Ishmael’s aim makes him an expert in the use of conventional projectile weapons (firearms, throwing knives etc).
He sees killing as an art form preferring to use ordinary objects and turn them into killing devices.
Hired by a man known only as Papa Napolean to take pictures of Shadowman. With his task complete he was given the job to assassinate him. During Mardi Gras in New Orleans he wore a parrot costume and succeeded in fighting off Shadowman and running him through with a pipe. Leaving Shadowman for dead he met back up with his boss who let him know Shadoman was still alive. He infiltrated the Hospital in which he was and there learned his secret identity and escaped once more. Killing all of Napoleon’s men he vowed to kill shadowman.
He showed up again at Jack’s club to “listen to some music”. Jack tracked him down and they fought but split up when gun men arrived. Next he captured a friend of jacks and they fought on a ship. They were evenly matched and oil spilled on the ship’s deck. Ishmael accidentally caused a spark with a chain seemingly resulting in his death.
Ishmael survived however though with severe burns all over his body. Nettie healed him in exchange for his services.