Manslaughter Marsdale (Character)

Manslaughter Marsdale

Created by: Tom DeFalco and Ron Frenz

1st appearance: Amazing Spiderman #271; December, 1985

Aliases: none

Nationality: American

Team Affiliations: Enforcer for Madam Fang; Gang-With-No-Name

Height: 6’8”          Weight: 385lbs

Eyes: Brown         Hair: Black

Skills and Abilities: Skilled Boxer

Powers: Marsdale has undergone a special operation early in his life which makes him unable to feel pain; Marsdale’s strength is near superhuman levels though he can still be knocked out by a superhuman punch.

Weapons: Marsdale wears Knuckle Dusters on both hands.

Manslaughter Marsdale started out as an enforcer for Madam Fang, and also ran a boxing gym with her in New York. Early in his life, he underwent a procedure that made it so he no longer felt pain and possesses near superhuman strength. When the star boxer at the gym refuses to renew his contract, and decides to go with Madam Fang’s rival, she sends Marsdale to “persuade” the boxer not to sign. Marsdale would have been successful if not for the intervention of Spider-man (Amazing Spider-man #271).
When Mary Jane is kidnapped, Spider-man once again runs into Marsdale while investigating her disappearance. Marsdale is once again defeated by Spider-man, and reveals that he has no idea about the case. (Amazing Spider-man #309).

Dark Reign

During Norman Osborn’s “dark reign” Marsdale was mysteriously attacked and placed in a coma by an unknown assailant. The assailant; the villain Zodiac; revives Marsdale from his coma and earns Marsdale’s loyalty. Marsdale joins Zodiac’s “Gang-with-no-name”. The gang attacks the Human Torch and places him in a coma, and then tries to blow up the hospital where he was taken. They were also successful in their attacks against Norman Osborn and his HAMMER organization. The gang was able to take a Red Ronin robot and set it on a rampage in Times Square. As the robot rampaged, Marsdale took the opportunity to locate the boxer from back in the day that first got him involved with Spider-man and torture and kill him and everyone at his gym. The gang invaded a HAMMER base in search of the agent who had figured out Zodiac’s role in the attacks. (Dark Reign: Zodiac, #1-3)

Marcus Roberts

Marcus is a freelance writer and longtime comic book collector. He is a husband and father of two. He is also a certified Life Skills Coach with a degree in psychology. He is a moderator for the Independent Creators Connection (ICC) and ICC Anthologies groups and an administrator for the Heroes of Color page on Facebook,and the creator of Project Nexus and The Protector. Written credits include Jennifer Rash's Dream Angel , and from ICC Publishing, IHERO 3,Imperia: The Chaos of Calamity and ICC Magazine (Available on IndyPlanet), and The Protector (Available on Comixology, Indyplanet, and

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