Bork (comics)

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Bork
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Power Company: Bork #1, part of the Power Surge mini-event. Art by Tom Grummett
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Brave and the Bold series 1 #81, (December 1968)
Created by Bob Haney (writer)
Neal Adams (artist)
In-story information
Alter ego Carl Andrew Bork
Team affiliations Power Company
Abilities Magic based superstrength and invulnerability.

Bork is a fictional character, a superhero in the DC Comics universe. Created by Bob Haney and Neal Adams, the character first appeared in Brave and the Bold series 1 #81 (December 1968) and was later re-introduced in JLA #61/2 (February 2002).

Fictional character biography[edit]

Early years[edit]

Carl Andrew Bork was a criminal dock worker from Gotham City who went by the nickname King of the Docks. After a shipboard theft in the South Pacific during which he saved a young native boy from drowning, he discovers Desolation Island. In thanks for Bork's rescue of the young boy, the Desolation Island natives give him a 'magic' statue which eventually transforms him, and makes him invulnerable to physical harm. The Flash found the statue on Desolation Island and tried to destroy it, but all his attempts failed until he was able to throw it into the sun. Once the statue was destroyed Bork's invulnerability disappeared.

Bork can hurt you, artist Neal Adams

Bork served hard time in the Van Kull Maximum Security facility outside Metropolis. While in prison, his body began to mutate. His invulnerability returned along with super-strength and an increasingly deformed physique. He escaped Van Kull, and was opposed by Batman and the Flash, but managed to elude them and visit his mother in Newark, New Jersey. After his mother collapsed from a weak heart, Batman talked Bork into surrendering himself to the authorities on the condition that they help her to get well. Bork peacefully served the remainder of his prison sentence, and Batman arranged for his mother to get the best medical treatment available, and had the Wayne Foundation pay her hospital bills.

The Power Company[edit]

After his parole, Bork attempted to find gainful legitimate employment, but was hampered by the disadvantages of his criminal record and monstrous appearance. He was later approached by Josiah Power with a job offer to join a new corporate heroes-for-hire organization called the Power Company. Bork accepted Josiah's offer and joined the team as an associate, later becoming roommates with co-worker Sapphire.[1]

One Year Later[edit]

Main article: One Year Later

In JSA Classified #19, Bork is an unwilling participant in one of Roulette's metahuman brawls, fighting against the current Son of Vulcan.

In Superman #663 Bork is a client of Oblivion Bar with Witchfire and Traci Thirteen.

Powers and abilities[edit]

  • Bork has magically derived strength and invulnerability. It is unknown whether the Tenth Age of magic has had any effect on him.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Brave and the Bold series 1 #81
  • JLA #61/2
  • Power Company: Bork #1
  • Power Company #1-16

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