Montana (comics)

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Daredevil vol. 2, 102 (Jan, 2008) artwork.jpg
Montana (left) with Fancy Dan and Ox.
Textless cover of Daredevil #102 (January 2008).
Art by Marko Djurdjevic.
Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
First appearanceThe Amazing Spider-Man #10 (March 1964)
Created byStan Lee
Steve Ditko
In-story information
Alter egoJackson W. Brice
Team affiliationsEnforcers

Montana (Jackson W. Brice) is a fictional character appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

The character of Jackson Brice was portrayed by Logan Marshall-Green in the film Spider-Man: Homecoming, set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in which he serves as the first incarnation of Shocker, before the mantle was passed on to Herman Schultz.

Publication history[edit]

Montana first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #10 (March 1964), and was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.

The character subsequently appears in The Amazing Spider-Man #14 (July 1964), #19 (December 1964), The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 (1964), Marvel Team-Up #39-40 (November–December 1975), The Spectacular Spider-Man #19-20 (June–July 1978), Dazzler #7-8 (October–September 1981), Marvel Team-Up #138 (February 1984), Tales of the Marvels: Inner Demons #1 (1996), Civil War: War Crimes #1 (February 2007), Daredevil #99-100 (September–October 2007), #102 (January 2008), and The Amazing Spider-Man #562-563 (August 2008).

Montana appeared as part of the "Enforcers" entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #4.

Fictional character biography[edit]

Jackson Brice was born in Bozeman, Montana. Along with Fancy Dan (Daniel Brito) and Ox (Raymond Bloch), he was a founding member of the Enforcers.[volume & issue needed] He has great proficiency with the lariat.

Montana, Fancy Dan and Ox make their first appearance under the employ of the Big Man (Frederick Foswell). During this time, they have their first run-in with their longtime nemesis Spider-Man. During their first fight against the web-slinger, Montana's lasso skills initially prove successful but Spider-Man defeats the trio.[1]

Over the next couple of years, Montana and the team would be employed by Lightmaster in one of his many schemes, again bringing them into conflict with Spider-Man, with similar results.[volume & issue needed] They would then lend their services to Tech-Master in his revenge plot against Harry S. Osgood, only to be defeated by Dazzler.[volume & issue needed] Montana and the team would also go up against She-Hulk at one point.[volume & issue needed]

Following the 2006 "Civil War" storyline, Montana, Ox (Ronald Bloch) and Fancy Dan reunite to work for Mister Fear, which pits them directly against Daredevil.[volume & issue needed] After Mister Fear's arrest, the Enforcers are taken in by the Hood's organization.[volume & issue needed]

Following the events of the 2008 "Spider-Man: Brand New Day" storyline, the Enforcers are patrons at the Bar With No Name. They take bets with a person calling himself "The Bookie", over whether Spider-Man will show up to battle "Basher", an unknown villain who claimed to have fought Spider-Man. Spider-Man shows up, but is revealed to be Screwball in disguise when the real web-head shows up. The Enforcers decide to get revenge on The Bookie, capturing him. The Bookie's father calls Spider-Man for assistance, and he agrees to help. Spider-Man defeats Fancy Dan and Montana.[2]

In the story arc "Kill To Be You", Montana is the right-hand man of the Kingpin (Wilson Fisk), and shows contempt toward the Hobgoblin (Phil Urich). When Spider-Man and the Black Cat come to steal back the Reverbium, Montana falls out a window to his death while Hobgoblin saves Kingpin. Hobgoblin cruelly joked that "he'll be missed by everyone – except the pavement".[3]

During the 2016 - 2017 "Dead No More: The Clone Conspiracy" storyline, Montana is among the cloned villains by Miles Warren's company New U Technologies.[4] He is involved in a fight with the other cloned supervillains until it is broken up by the clone of the Prowler.[5]

Other versions[edit]

In the future timeline of the 1999 Earth X miniseries, Montana had mutated where he developed the ability to change his hands into lassos. He and his fellow Enforcers would be hired as heavies to protect President Norman Osborn. This protection proved to be ineffectual when the Skull came to New York to take over America. He took control of Montana and the others and then murdered Osborn. Montana's fate following the defeat of the Skull remain unrevealed.[6]

In Spider-Man Noir, Montana and the other Enforcers are muscle for crime boss known as the Goblin.[7]

The Ultimate Marvel incarnation of Montana is Montana Bale, an employee of the Kingpin of Crime in New York along with Fancy Dan (Dan Crenshaw) and Ox (Bruno Sanchez).[8]

In other media[edit]


  • Montana appears in the 1960s Spider-Man series, voiced by Bernard Cowan.[citation needed] This version is referred to as Cowboy and was portrayed as being more intelligent. He worked with Ox to steal blueprints for the Plotter.
  • Montana appears in The Spectacular Spider-Man animated series, voiced by Jeff Bennett. A trained mercenary, this version is the Enforcers' field leader as well as the series' incarnation of "Shocker".[9] He first appeared in the pilot episode, in which he and his fellow Enforcers Ox and Fancy Dan are hired by the crime boss Tombstone via his second Hammerhead to kill Spider-Man. While they are ultimately defeated by the web-slinger, Montana escaped while his comrades were arrested.[10] Montana becomes Shocker in the episode "Market Forces", after donning a high tech costume equipped with vibro-blast emitting gauntlets he stole from Tri-Corp and Hammerhead enlisted him to complete his contract with Tombstone. While he defeated Spider-Man during their first encounter, they later had a rematch that saw Montana defeated and left for the police.[11] In the episode, "Group Therapy", Montana was broken out of prison alongside the Enforcers and five other supervillains, and joined the latter group as part of the Sinister Six so they could seek revenge against Spider-Man. The team almost succeeds in killing him during their first fight, but the web-slinger escapes and later defeats them in a rematch using his symbiote suit. The Sinister Six are subsequently returned to prison.[12] By the second season, Montana left the Sinister Six to rejoin Tombstone and the Enforcers.[13] In the episode, "Probable Cause", Tombstone has the Tinkerer upgrade Montana's allies with new suits to increase their success rate. Dubbing themselves the "New Enforcers," they nearly succeeded in their mission before Hammerhead sabotaged them in an attempt to usurp Tombstone; leading to them being apprehended by the police once more.[14] As of the episode "Opening Night", Montana had been remanded to the Vault, alongside the Enforcers. They are all released by the Green Goblin to hunt down Spider-Man while he was testing the prison's security system, but he manages to escape after Walter Hardy released sleeping gas into the complex.[15]
  • Montana appears in Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors, voiced by Troy Baker.[16] He appears in the episode "Nightmare on Christmas" along with Fancy Dan and Ox while stealing an Oscorp truck and fighting Spider-Man.


Jackson Brice appears in Spider-Man: Homecoming, portrayed by Logan Marshall-Green.[17] This version is an employee of Adrian Toomes' criminal enterprise who wields a modified version of Crossbones' vibro-blast emitting gauntlet and calls himself the Shocker. After a weapons deal with Aaron Davis attracts Spider-Man's attention, Toomes fires him for his recklessness; to which Brice threatens to expose Toomes' operation. In response, Toomes fires one of Phineas Mason's weapons at Brice to intimidate him, but inadvertently disintegrates him instead. Following this, Toomes gives his vibro-gauntlet to fellow associate Herman Schultz and dubs him the new Shocker.


  1. ^ Stan Lee (w), Steve Ditko (a). "The Enforcers!" The Amazing Spider-Man 10 (March 1964), Marvel Comics
  2. ^ Amazing Spider-Man #562. Marvel Comics.
  3. ^ Dan Slott (w), Humberto Ramos (p), Carlos Cuevas, Joseph Damon (i). "Big Time (part 4)" The Amazing Spider-Man 651 (March 2011), Marvel Comics
  4. ^ Dan Slott (w), Jim Cheung (p), John Dell (i). Clone Conspiracy 2 (January 2017), Marvel Comics
  5. ^ Sean Ryan (w), Javier Saltares, Jamal Campbell (p), Jamal Campbell (i). Prowler v2, 1 (December 2016), Marvel Comics
  6. ^ Earth X #9. Marvel Comics.
  7. ^ Spider-Man Noir #1. Marvel Comics.
  8. ^ Bendis, Brian Michael (w), Bagley, Mark (p). Ultimate Spider Man #10. Marvel Comics.
  9. ^ "The Spectacular Spider-Man Past and Future part one". IGN. Retrieved 27 June 2008.
  10. ^ "Survival of the Fittest". The Spectacular Spider-Man. Season 1. Episode 1. March 8, 2008. The CW.
  11. ^ "Market Forces". The Spectacular Spider-Man. Season 1. Episode 4. March 22, 2008. The CW.
  12. ^ "Group Therapy". The Spectacular Spider-Man. Season 1. Episode 11. May 31, 2008. The CW.
  13. ^ "Reinforcement". The Spectacular Spider-Man. Season 2. Episode 3. June 29, 2009. Disney XD.
  14. ^ "Probable Cause". The Spectacular Spider-Man. Season 2. Episode 9. October 14, 2009. Disney XD.
  15. ^ "Opening Night". The Spectacular Spider-Man. Season 2. Episode 12. November 18, 2009. Disney XD.
  16. ^ "Nightmare on Christmas". Ultimate Spider-Man. Season 3. Episode 22. December 3, 2014. Disney XD.
  17. ^ Gallagher, Brian (April 19, 2017). "Spider-Man: Homecoming Has Two Different Shockers". Movie Web. Retrieved May 8, 2018.

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