Crimson Commando

First Appearance: Uncanny X-Men #215 (March 1987).
Appearances: Uncanny X-Men #215-216, 223-227, 255 (referred to), Uncanny X-Men Annual #15, New Mutants #65, 78, 80, 86, 88-89, New Mutants Annual #7, X-Factor #30-31, 33, 102, X-Factor Annual #6, Captain America #346, Incredible Hulk v2 #369, X-Men Annual #2, Avengers: Deathtrap, the Vault.
Years Active: 1941-?

Frank Bohannon, the Crimson Commando, was a mutant whose power was to achieve "virtually the peak of human physical perfection." He teamed up with Stonewall, Super Sabre, and Yankee Clipper (I). The quartet were active during World War Two, although it is not known if they teamed up any of the other heroes of the time or with groups like the Liberty Legion or the Invaders.

After the war the Commando, along with Stonewall and Super Sabre, returned to Massachusetts and began fighting crime, the Yankee Clipper (I) apparently having died during the war. In the early 1950s the trio offered their services to the American government in the fight against Communism, but the government declined their offer (for unspecified reasons) and instead persuaded the group to retire from active crimefighting.

Some time after that--perhaps a few years, perhaps a few decades, it was never made clear--the trio, disgusted with modern society, began capturing and playing "The Most Dangerous Game" with criminals and those they disapproved of. They came in conflict with and were defeated by Storm and the X-Men. Eventually the trio joined joined the government-sponsored group Freedom Force. During the Gulf War the Crimson Commando was maimed and crippled by an Iraqi metahuman; he was rebuilt as a cyborg and now is called "Commando."

The Crimson Commando's mutation gave him a great physique and almost superhuman senses; he somehow trained himself to be able to act undetected by telepaths.

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