Mad Dog Rassitano

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Mad Dog Rassitano
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance The Mighty Thor #426 (1990)
Created by Ron Frenz
In-story information
Full name Julius Anthony Rassitano
Team affiliations Code: Blue
Abilities Trained mixed-martial artist
Master of all firearms
Use of high-tech gadgets

Mad Dog Rassitano is a Marvel Comics fictional character that first appeared in The Mighty Thor #426 (1990). Mad Dog was created by Pittsburgh artist Ron Frenz.

First incarnation[edit]

Mad Dog was part of a human SWAT team, named Code: Blue, that dealt with super-powered criminals.[volume & issue needed] The long-haired, wise-cracking Mad Dog specialized in all sorts of firearms and heavy weaponry.[volume & issue needed]

Code: Blue teammates[edit]

  • Captain Shelley Conklin
  • Daniel "Fireworks" Fielstein
  • Samuel "Mother" Majowski
  • Chief O'Grady
  • Margarita "Rigger" Ruiz
  • Lt. Marcus Stone
  • Aaron Christopher Curzon
  • Andrew "Jock" Jackson

Second incarnation[edit]

Mad Dog returns in Amazing Spider-Girl #4. In this Marvel alternate future title, Mad Dog is completely shaven and now a bounty hunter with his own TV show.[volume & issue needed]

Mad Dog now uses various super weaponry, ostensibly taken from the super-villains he brings to justice – though he has revealed to Spider-Girl that they are only replicas of the villains' weapons, made for the publicity.[volume & issue needed]

Equipment used[edit]

  • The Shocker Gauntlet (taken from Shocker) — when activated by a thumb trigger, can project a concentrated blast of air that has been vibrated at an intense frequency.
  • The Prowler Glove (taken from Prowler) — an extremely sharp steel claw.
  • The Cyclone Belt (taken from Cyclone) — used to create whirlwinds
  • Jump Boots (taken from Kangaroo) — used to jump greater distances
  • Cardiac Staff (taken from Cardiac) — used to produce powerful bolts of electricity
  • Beetle Glove (taken from Beetle) — can stretch and stick to most surfaces
  • Telescopic Legs (taken from Stilt-Man) — a pair of extremely long, telescopic metal legs, which allow him to tower high over the ground


  • Thor #427-429 (December 1990 - February, 1991) - Ron Frenz & Tom DeFalco (writers), Ron Frenz (pencils), Joe Sinnott (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
  • Deadly Foes of Spider-Man #2 (June 1991) - Danny Fingeroth (writer), Al Milgrom & Kerry Gammill (pencils), Al Milgrom & Mike Machlan (inks), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
  • Thor #432 (May 1991) - Tom DeFalco & Ron Frenz (writer), Ron Frenz (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
  • Thor #433 (June 1991) - Tom DeFalco (writer), Herb Trimpe (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
  • Cloak and Dagger #19 (August 1991) - Terry Kavanagh (writer), Chris Ivy (pencils), Don Hudson (inks), Danny Fingeroth (editor)
  • Thor #447-450 (May-August 1992) - Ron Frenz & Tom DeFalco (writers), Ron Frenz (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
  • Thor #451 (September 1992) - Tom DeFalco (writer), Gary Hartle (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
  • Marvel Comics Presents #112 (1992) - Danny Fingeroth (writer), Gene Colan (pencils), Al Williamson (inks), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
  • Thor #456 (December 1992) - Ron Frenz & Tom DeFalco (writers), Ron Frenz (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
  • Fantastic Four #372 (January, 1993) - Tom DeFalco & Paul Ryan (writers), Paul Ryan (pencils), Danny Bulanadi (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
  • Darkhawk #23 (January 1993) - Danny Fingeroth (writer), Mike Manley (pencils), Frank Percy, Chris Ivy & John Lowe (inks), Nel Yomtov (editor)
  • Darkhawk #24 (February 1993) - Danny Fingeroth (writer), Mike Manley (pencils), Tim Dzon & Aaron McClellan (inks), Nel Yomtov (editor)
  • 'Web of Spider-Man Annual #9 (1993) - Terry Kavanagh (writer), Chris Marrinan (pencils), Keith Williams (inks), Eric Fein (editor)
  • Spider-Man Unlimited #1 (May, 1993) - Terry Kavanagh (writer), Mark Bagley (pencils), Tom Palmer (inks), Danny Fingeroth (editor)
  • Thunderstrike #1 (June 1993) - Tom DeFalco &, Ron Frenz (writers), Ron Frenz (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
  • Sensational She-Hulk #52 (June 1993) - Michael Eury (writer), Todd Britton (pencils), Mike DeCarlo (inks), Renee Witterstaetter (editor)
  • Spider-Man Unlimited #3 (November 1993) - Jack C. Harris (writer), Jesse Orozco (pencils), Mark Stegbauer (inks), Danny Fingeroth (editor)
  • Thunderstrike #3 (December 1993) - Tom DeFalco &, Ron Frenz (writers), Ron Frenz (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
  • Silver Sable #27 (August 1994) - Gregory Wright (writer), Gordon Purcell (pencils), Pam Eklund (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)
  • Captain America #426 (April 1994) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Dave Hoover (pencils), Danny Bulanadi (inks), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
  • Thunderstrike #5-8 (February-May 1994) - Tom DeFalco &, Ron Frenz (writers), Ron Frenz (#6, 8) & Keith Pollard (#7) (pencils), Al Milgrom (#6, 8) & Sandu Florea (#7) (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
  • New Warriors Annual #4 (1994) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Stephen Jones (pencils), Ron Boyd, Kane, Ian Akin, Mike DeCarlo, Mark Stegbauer & Larry Mahlstedt (inks), Rob Tokar (editor)
  • Night Thrasher #15 (October 1994) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Art Nichols (pencils), Keith Aiken, Don Hudson & Art Nichols (inks), Rob Tokar (editor)
  • Thunderstrike #13-16 (October 1994 - January 1995) - Jean-Marc Lofficier & Roy Thomas (writers), Larry Alexander (pencils), Charles Barnett III (inks)
  • X-Force #40 (November 1994) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Tony Daniel (pencils), Kevin Conrad & Tim Townsend (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
  • Fantastic Force #6 (April 1995) - Tom Brevoort & Mike Kanterovich (writer), Dante Bastianoni (pencils), Ralph Cabrera (inks), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
  • Thunderstrike #22-23 (July-August 1995) - Tom DeFalco &, Ron Frenz (writers), Ron Frenz (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
  • Journey into Mystery #505 (January 1997) - Tom DeFalco (writer), Deodato Studios (artists), Mark Gruenwald & Terry Kavanagh (editors)
  • Ghost Rider #82 (February, 1997) - Ivan Velez Jr. (writer), Pop Mahn (pencils), John Lowe (inks), James Felder (editor)
  • New Thunderbolts #3 (February 2005) - Fabian Nicieza & Kurt Busiek (writers), Tom Grummett (pencils), Gary Erskine (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
  • Amazing Spider-Girl #3-4 (January - February 2007) Ron Frenz & Tom Defalco (plots, writers), Ron Frenz (pencils), Sal Buschema (Inks)


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