Boomslang (comics)

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Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
First appearanceCaptain America #341 (May 1988)
Created byMark Gruenwald
Kieron Dwyer
In-story information
Team affiliationsSerpent Society
AbilitiesExpert thrower
Wields "serpent-rangs"

Boomslang is a fictional Australian supervillain appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character is depicted most notably as a member of the Serpent Society.

Publication history[edit]

Boomslang was created by Mark Gruenwald and Kieron Dwyer, and first appeared in Captain America #341 in May 1988.

The character subsequently appears in Captain America #342-344 (June–August 1988), Uncanny X-Men Annual #13 (1989), Captain America #367 (February 1990), #372 (July 1990), and #412-413 (February–March 1993).

Boomslang appeared as part of the "Serpent Society" entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89 #6.

Fictional character biography[edit]

Boomslang infiltrated the Serpent Society along with Coachwhip and Rock Python after Viper's invasion, and stayed with the group for a short time. He is an excellent hand-to-hand combat fighter, and uses snake-shaped sickles called "serpent-rangs" as his weapon of choice. He was notoriously incompetent among the other members of the Serpent Society, and many super heroes couldn't take him seriously.[1]

He, along with Cobra and Copperhead, were sent by Viper to poison the water supply, turning civilians into snake creatures. They were eventually found out by Diamondback and Captain America, and Boomslang was quickly taken care of by Captain America's shield.[2] During the battle against the X-Men, he went up against Wolverine, who defeated him quite easily.[3] He was later sent by the group to watch over Diamondback, but when Captain America discovered his presence, Boomslang ran and was eventually gunned down by a group of teenage thugs. Captain America immediately rushed Boomslang to the hospital.[4] During the AIM Weapons Expo, Boomslang was seen among the several villains attending the fighting tournament between many super heroes and villains.[5]

As part of the All-New, All-Different Marvel, Boomslang appears as a member of Viper's Serpent Society under its new name Serpent Solutions.[6]

During the "Opening Salvo" part of the Secret Empire storyline, Boomslang was with Serpent Solutions at the time when they are recruited by Baron Helmut Zemo to join his Army of Evil.[7]

Powers and abilities[edit]

Boomslang uses two snake-shaped "boomerangs". He is an expert at using them.


  1. ^ Captain America #341-342
  2. ^ Captain America #343-344
  3. ^ Uncanny X-Men Annual #13
  4. ^ Captain America #372
  5. ^ Captain America #411-413
  6. ^ Captain America: Sam Wilson #4
  7. ^ Captain America: Steve Rogers #16

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