Religion: indeterminate

Name: Gus

Classification: villain villain  

Publisher(s): DC

First Appearance: Batman and the Outsiders (vol. 2) #1 (Dec. 2007): "The Chrysalis"

Creators: Chuck Dixon, Julian Lopez, Javier Bergantino (as Bit)

Number of Appearances: 1

Employer: Jardine Tower
Employer: Mr. Jardine

Occupation: security chief

Gender: male

Note: interrogated undercover Martian Manhunter

Gus was a security chief who worked in Jardine Tower. Gus answered directly to Mr. Jardine and was aware of the legally questionable operations taking place in the building.

Guards apprehended a protester spray-painting and anti-psionics message on the wall of the building. Gus was the main guard (or perhaps mercenary) in charge of interrogating the unimpressive and overweight protester. Gus did not realize until later that the "protester" was actually the shape-shifting super-hero known as Martian Manhunter. After the Manhunter changed into his true form, he unceremoniously threw Gus and his partners through the door, easily knocking them unconscious.

Gus's name was revealed in panel 3 on page 18 in Batman and the Outsiders (vol. 2) #1 (Dec. 2007). A fellow guard (or mercenary) bursts through the door as sirens sound off. The guard addresses Gus and another guard - a burly bald black guard - who are roughing up the undercover Martian Manhunter. The guard opening the door says, "Gus! We got a break-in!"

Gus's black partner apparently is in charge of security to some degree, along with Gus. The black guard asks, "Where? What have they seen?"

The guard who burst through the door answers, "Everything."

Gus, the white guard who had been roughing up the "protester," orders, "Get everyone out and bathe the room in rads. Then--"

Making it clear that he himself is not the one named "Gus," the black guard says, "Gus . . ." fearfully when he looks over at the "protester" and sees the captive transforming into the Martian Manhunter.

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This character is in the following story which has been indexed by this website:
Batman and the Outsiders (vol. 2) #1 (Dec. 2007): "The Chrysalis"

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