|First appearance||Captain America #341 (May 1988)|
|Created by||Mark Gruenwald|
|Team affiliations||Serpent Society|
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
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.
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. During the battle against the X-Men, he went up against Wolverine, who defeated him quite easily. 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. During the AIM Weapons Expo, Boomslang was seen among the several villains attending the fighting tournament between many super heroes and villains.
Powers and abilities
Boomslang uses two snake-shaped "boomerangs". He is an expert at using them.
- Captain America #341-342
- Captain America #343-344
- Uncanny X-Men Annual #13
- Captain America #372
- Captain America #411-413
- Captain America: Sam Wilson #4
- Captain America: Steve Rogers #16
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