Hammer (comics)

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Hammer is the name of various different characters in the Marvel Comics universe.

Hammer (Eisenhower Canty)[edit]

Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Cable: Blood And Metal #1 (April, 1990)
Created by Fabian Nicieza and John Romita, Jr.
In-story information
Alter ego Eisenhower Canty
Team affiliations Six Pack/Wild Pack
Abilities Technological genius

Fictional character biography[edit]

Hammer was an ally to the mutant Cable and a member of the Six Pack. For some time, he and the Pack perform violent missions all over the world, often with a high body count. Hammer's best friend in the team is the younger Garrison Kane. During one mission, in a technological complex deep under Khyber Pass, the pack confront the villain Stryfe. There, they escape via Cable's previously unrevealed teleportation technologies.[volume & issue needed]

In another of Stryfe's complexes, in a latter mission, the group downloads vital information onto a disc. Stryfe has blocked Cable's teleportational capabilities. Stryfe confronts the group and in exchange for perceived safety, Hammer tries to give the disc back. Cable shoots Hammer in the back, crippling him. Cable manages to escape via time travel but is unable to take his friends with him. They all escape with their lives but Hammer ends up paralyzed and Kane loses both of his arms. Kane gains powerful new robotic arms via the assistance of the Canadian Government. He rejoins Hammer for assistance in revenge against Cable. Hammer then helps out Kane and other members of the Pack, Grizzly and Domino in other missions. G.W. Bridge, Hammer's last teammate in the Pack, had long ago accepted a leadership role in S.H.I.E.L.D..[volume & issue needed]

In one incident, Hammer and his team assist Nomad in dealing with a powerful piece of technology.[volume & issue needed]

Hammer appeared in Cable & Deadpool as part of a new "Six-Pack". They are hired by the U.S. government as part of a public relations mission against Cable, who by that point was ruling two separate countries. Hammer assists in a raid against the fictional Rumekistan; the intent is to disrupt its recently modified electrical grid and discredit Cable. The entirety of Six Pack is captured and most are sent back home. As a result, intended or not, Cable looks better than ever after fixing the grid damage.[volume & issue needed]

Other versions[edit]

Ultimate Eisenhower Canty[edit]

Canty appears as a member of the Six Pack.[1] He is a large black male with seemingly superhuman strength. This version shows an admiration for the future version of Bobby Drake, claiming of the present one that 'It's been an honor to kick his ass'. He is then attacked by Wolverine, who he didn't recognise; all future records of Wolverine had been erased so he would not be connected to Cable.[volume & issue needed]

Hammer survives a direct stab to the gut by Wolverine's claws, suggesting a healing factor. This factor didn't save him from a broken spine, gained when the X-Jet falls on him.[volume & issue needed]

Hammer (Boris Lubov)[edit]

Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Maverick #1 (September, 1997)
Created by Jorge Gonzalez & Jim Cheung
In-story information
Alter ego Boris Lubov
Team affiliations none
Abilities peak human strength and reflexes, ionically-charged mallet

Fictional character biography[edit]

Boris Lubov is a Russian villain who often fights Maverick/Agent Zero.[volume & issue needed]


  1. ^ Ultimate X-Men #76