Crossbow

Real Name: Unknown

Identity/Class: Normal human

Occupation: Vigilante

Affiliations: None

Enemies: The Green Archer, Maletti

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: X-Bow

Base of Operations: Mobile across the U.K.

First Appearance: Hotspur #971 (D.C.Thomson, May 27th 1978)

Powers/Abilities: An incredibly skilled biker, with exceptional hand-to-hand combat skills, Crossbow is also one of the top marksmen in the world with a crossbow. Among the special bolts he uses are a miniature 'bug-bolt' for eavesdropping, a recoil line bolt which carries a rope that then winds itself in, allowing Crossbow to easily climb buildings, a lariat bolt which coils round its target, and twin net bolts which cover the opponent in a net. He eventually procured a bulletproof shield. His helmet's visor can project a hypnotic light beam.

 

History: Crossbow is an ace crime fighter and gang buster, armed with a crossbow and a variety of special-purpose bolts. He's more than happy to steal crooks' money, though he tends to literally throw it away to the public afterwards.

 

Comments: Though the strip title is X-Bow, and text boxes refer to him this way too, in his very first story our vigilante clearly identifies himself as Crossbow. However, he signs off notes he leaves behind as X-Bow.

Spanish comics company Dalmau Socias Editors reprinted X-Bow in an eponymously named title in 1981. The series lasted at least eight issues.

CLARIFICATIONS: None.

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