Shotgun (comics)

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Shotgun
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Daredevil #272 (Nov 1989)
Created by Ann Nocenti and John Romita, Jr.
In-story information
Alter ego J.R. Walker
Team affiliations CIA, US Army
Abilities Highly skilled hand-to-hand combatant
Expert marksman
Wears body armor
Use of a high-powered recoilless rifle and one-man tank

Shotgun (J.R. Walker) is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe.

Fictional character biography[edit]

J.R. Walker was once a soldier in the United States Army. Later, he became an assassin working for the CIA. The CIA and Skip Ash sent Shotgun to retrieve Number 9, a young blonde woman. He wound up battling Daredevil.[1]

He has worked side-by-side with the Punisher at one point, teaming up with him to destroy the Carbone crime family. Shotgun had been hired to do this because the Carbones were not the 'tame' Mafiosi the government enjoyed. Shotgun saves the Punisher and the life of his ally Mickey Fondozzi. Shotgun and the Punisher then work to slaughter an isolated island full of international Mafia members. This particular battle results in the destruction of most of the Carbone family, a longtime target of the Punisher. Rosalie Carbone is left in charge.[2]

Powers and abilities[edit]

Shotgun is an athletic man with no superhuman powers. He is a highly experienced hand-to-hand combatant, and an expert marksman with most known firearms.

Shotgun wears body armor (Kevlar) for protection. He uses a high-powered recoilless rifle firing a variety of explosive, concussive, combustible, and disintegrative ammunition. He also has a specially-designed one-man tank. Shotgun's equipment was designed by Central Intelligence Agency weaponry research and design.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Daredevil #272-273
  2. ^ Punisher War Zone #1-6 (1992)