Ravager (comics)

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Ravager
Cover to New Teen Titans #2, the original Ravager's first appearance. Art by George Pérez
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance (Grant)
New Teen Titans vol. 1 #1 (November 1980)
(unknown)
Batman #440 (October 1989)
(Walsh)
Tales of the Teen Titans #44 (July 1984)
(as Ravager)
Deathstroke the Terminator #1 (August 1991)
(LaFarge)
Deathstroke, the Hunted #0 (October 1994)
Created by (Grant)
George Pérez, Marv Wolfman, Romeo Tanghal
(Walsh)
Marv Wolfman, George Pérez
(LaFarge)
Marv Wolfman, Sergio Cariello
In-story information
Alter ego – Grant Wilson
- Unknown
- Bill Walsh
- Wade DeFarge
- Rose Wilson Worth
Team affiliations (Grant and Walsh)
H.I.V.E.
Black Lantern Corps
Supporting character of (unknown)
Two-Face
Notable aliases (LaFarge)
The Jackal
Abilities (Grant)
Enhanced strength and reflexes
The Ravagers
Series publication information
Schedule Monthly
Format Ongoing series
Genre
Publication date July 2012 – July 2013
Number of issues 13 (including issue #0)
Creative team
Writer(s) Howard Mackie (#1-7, 0), Michael Alan Nelson (#8-12), Tony Bedard (#10-12)
Artist(s) Eduardo Pansica and Daniel HDR (#7), Geraldo Borges (#7, 11)
Penciller(s) Ian Churchill (#1-3, 5-7, 0), Daniel Sampere and Stefano Martino (#4), Julius Gopez (#5), Tyler Kirkham (#6), Ig Guara (#8-10), Diogene Neves (#10-12)
Inker(s) Norm Rapmund (#1-6, 0, 8-10) Vicente Cifuentes (#10-12)
Collected editions
Vol. 1 The Kids From N.O.W.H.E.R.E ISBN 1-4012-4091-7
Vol. 2 ISBN

Ravager is the name of five fictional comic book characters in the DC Universe. All five are villains, and four have appeared in series featuring the Teen Titans and have a connection to the villain Deathstroke, Slade Wilson.

Fictional character biography[edit]

Grant Wilson[edit]

The first Ravager is Deathstroke's older son Grant Wilson, who dies attempting to assassinate the Teen Titans under a contract from the H.I.V.E., causing Deathstroke to hold the Titans responsible for his death. Because of a procedure the H.I.V.E. undertook to imitate his father's abilities, he gains enhanced strength and reflexes.

In Teen Titans, vol.3, #31 (February 2006), Grant was temporarily resurrected by Brother Blood to guard Kid Eternity. In the Teen Titans tie-in to the Blackest Night crossover, Grant Wilson was reanimated as a member of the Black Lantern Corps, attacking his father and half-sister.[1]

The New 52[edit]

After the events of Flashpoint, Grant's history was changed. He appears to have been beaten and killed in an explosion by Midnighter, but returned after a few years trying to kill his father. Grant surreptitiously manipulates Deathstroke, by allying himself with the fathers of one of Slade's victims and sending a number of villains called Legacy to weaken the mercenary before really facing him. In the aftermath, even having a chance to kill Deathstroke, Grant hesitated and simply walked away.[2]

Ravager (Batman)[edit]

This Ravager first appeared in Batman #440 (October 1989) during the first part of the story arc which introduced Tim Drake; he kills several people, including two policemen, in order to catch Batman's attention. This Ravager is hired by Two-Face to kill Batman, but fails. This is his only appearance. [3]

Bill Walsh[edit]

Bill Walsh battling Deathstroke, in Deathstroke the Terminator #4. Art by Mike Zeck

The third Ravager is Bill Walsh, a former rival of Deathstroke's who takes up the title to lure Deathstroke into battle. Before he takes on the name Ravager, Walsh is involved in the kidnapping of Slade's younger son, Jericho, which ultimately results in Jericho's throat being slit (and him becoming mute). As Ravager, Walsh attempts to kill Slade with a bomb; Slade instead kills Walsh and defuses the bomb.[4]

Wade DeFarge[edit]

The fourth Ravager is Slade's half brother, Wade DeFarge, a small-time hitman who uses the name in mockery of Slade. This leads to more than he bargained for, as Deathstroke orchestrates a series of events that lead to him being killed and supplanted by Rose Wilson, Deathstroke's daughter, who Deathstroke then manipulates into becoming the new Ravager.

In the Teen Titans tie-in to the Blackest Night crossover, Wade DeFarge was reanimated as a member of the Black Lantern Corps, attacking Rose and Slade. He fights Rose, who attempts to incinerate him, but then finds out that Wade was possessed by her brother Jericho.[1]

Rose Wilson[edit]

Main article: Rose Wilson

The fifth Ravager is Rose Wilson, Slade's illegitimate daughter. At one period, Deathstroke manipulates and brainwashes her into becoming his apprentice. After a brief stint training with Nightwing in an attempt to make the Secret Society of Super Villains leave Blüdhaven alone, Rose realizes that Deathstroke does not have her best interests at heart and leaves him. One year after the events of Infinite Crisis, she has joined the Teen Titans, as seen in Teen Titans vol. 3 #34 (May 2006).

The Ravagers[edit]

In The New 52, the Ravagers are a group of super-powered teens who have escaped the plans of Harvest in The Culling. The Ravagers title first appeared as part of The New 52's Second Wave in 2012. The team was formed after the Teen Titans and the Legionnaires stuck in the present day were abducted by Harvest, and then later stopped the villain and escaped.[5] The team includes Beast Boy, Terra, Thunder and Lightning, Ridge and Fairchild. [6]

In other media[edit]

In three Arrow episodes "City of Blood", "Streets of Fire" and "Unthinkable", Isabel Rochev (Summer Glau) is briefly seen wearing a mask and armor that resembles that of Rose Wilson's Ravager.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Teen Titans (vol. 3) #77 (November 2009)
  2. ^ Deathstroke #7
  3. ^ Batman #440
  4. ^ Deathstroke, the Terminator #4 (November 1991)
  5. ^ The Ravagers #1
  6. ^ Teen Titans Annual #1
  7. ^ Schedeen, Jesse (April 30, 2014). "Arrow: "City of Blood" Review". IGN. Retrieved April 30, 2014.