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The Religious Affiliation of
Firebrand
Gary Gilbert

Religion: activist against unjust businesses CBR Scale: M

Name: Firebrand

Alter Ego: Gary Gilbert

Other Names: Firebrand I

Classification: villain villain   scientist scientist  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Iron Man (vol. 1) #27 (July 1970): "The Fury of the Firebrand!"

Creators: Archie Goodwin, Don Heck, Johnny Craig

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 4

Teams/Affiliations: Hood's Army

Enemy of: Iron Man

Occupation: terrorist, business agent, physicist, weapons designer

Worked for: Justin Hammer

Nation: USA

Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, USA

Gender: male

Note: later worked as business agent for costumed criminals

Gary Gilbert was a radical activist saboteur. He and his sister Roxanne were the children of an unscrupulous businessman and abusive father. Gary and Roxanne became political activists against what they believed were unjust businesses. Gary Gilbert's father banished him from the family home. Roxanne followed. Eventually, Gary Gilbert turned to violence after he came to believe that peaceful protests were unproductive.

Gilbert eventually became an alcoholic and gave up his political activism. He turned to working for other villains because he needed work. Later he gave up his costumed identity and became a "supervillain agent", brokering employment for other costumed villains.


This character is in the following 4 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Captain America
Iron Man (vol. 1) #27 (July 1970): "The Fury of the Firebrand!"


Suggested links for further research about this character and the character's religious affiliation:
  - http://marvel.wikia.com/wiki/Gary_Gilbert_(Earth-616)
  - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firebrand_(Marvel_Comics)
  - http://www.comicboards.com/marvelguide/f.htm
  - http://www.marvunapp.com/master/fir.htm