Saturday, March 10, 2012
The Destructor's back-story is really out of the Golden Age, even if he was set in the mid-1970's from Atlas Comics. Jay Hunter is a hot-shot young bully-boy of the local mob who's father is a dedicated scientist working on a special project to give people the heightened senses of the animal kingdom. When the mob boss thinks Jay is getting a little bit too big for his britches he sends a "torpedo" to kill the kid and his father. Dad leaps in front of the kid and takes most of the slugs, then with his last dying act he gives Jay the formula. Jay swears vengeance on the mob and sets out to destroy their infrastructure with his enhanced abilities. This results in the mob sending skilled and semi-superpowered enforcers after him, all of whom he defeats. In the last of the issues I own he encounters a group of underground dwellers, similar to Marvel Comics Morlocks, called the Outcasts who seem to be mutants with various uncanny abilities. When making the figure I used the body from a Toy Biz Daredevil, the arms and legs from a Silver Surfer and the head from a Captain America.