Harriers (comics)

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Harriers
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance (Hardcase, Battleaxe, and Shotgun): Wolverine #5 (Mar 1989)
Created by Chris Claremont
John Buscema
In-story information
Type of organization Mercenary
Agent(s) Hardcase
Battleaxe ("Axe")
Blindside
Lifeline
Longbow
Piston
Ranger
Shotgun
Timebomb
Warhawk

The Harriers are a fictional organization in the Marvel Universe.

The Harriers are a group of mercenary soldiers who operate in Madripoor and have clashed with Wolverine.

Fictional team biography[edit]

The Harriers are a team of mercenary soldiers, trained and equipped to battle both conventional and superhuman opponents. The organization consists of a military-style unit headed by the commanding officer, Hardcase, and nine other members. Each of the Harriers formerly served as agents of the international law enforcement agency S.H.I.E.L.D. When the original version of S.H.I.E.L.D. was disbanded, these ten former S.H.I.E.L.D. banded together as the Harriers. The Harriers's last known base of operations was Colbert Chu's warehouse, Street of the Stunted Dog, Lowtown, Madripoor.

Hardcase, Battleaxe, and Shotgun took an assignment from the DEA to infiltrate General Nguyen Ngoc Coy's organization in a failed attempt to destroy Coy's major opium crop in the Indochinese "Golden Triangle." During this operation, the Harriers clashed with Wolverine.[1]

The Harriers were later hired by Wolverine to try to capture him, Psylocke, and Jubilee as a test of the Harriers's skills.[2]

Membership[edit]

  • Hardcase (Harry Malone) - commanding officer
  • Battleaxe ("Axe") (Jerome Hamilton) - carries a double-bladed axe
  • Blindside (Bobbi Chase)
  • Lifeline (Deacon)
  • Longbow (Amelia Greer) - uses bow and arrows
  • Piston (Andrei Semyanovitch Rostov)
  • Ranger (Jesus Suarez)
  • Shotgun (Zeke Sallinger)
  • Timebomb (Louis Joubert) - utilizes explosives
  • Warhawk (Tom Nakadai) - wears a jetpack and artificial wings permitting him to fly

The Initiative[edit]

Harriers member Blindside was considered as a "potential recruit" for the Initiative program, according to Civil War: Battle Damage Report.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wolverine #5
  2. ^ Uncanny X-Men #261
  3. ^ Anthony Flamini & Ronald Byrd (w), Scott Kolins (p), Scott Kolins (i). Civil War: Battle Damage Report 1 (March 2007), Marvel Comics