Religion: not determined yet
Name: The Ringer
Alter Ego: Keith Kraft
Other Names: Ringer II; Ringo
First Appearance: Marc Spector: Moon Knight #10 (Jan. 1990): "Trouble Times 3"
Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes
Number of Appearances: 12
Teams/Affiliations: Shadow Initiative
Enemy of: Moon Knight
Ally: Killer Shrike
Employer: Hammer Industries
Worked for: Justin Hammer
In Avengers: The Initiative #26 (Sep. 2009), the Ringer made a cameo appearance. Although not explicitly named in this issue, he was identifiable by virtue of how similar his costume appeared to how he looked in classic appearances. In this issue he wears green and red suit with a circular motif and a distinctive mask/helmet. In this issue, many super-villains responded to Norman Osborn's takeover of the 50-States Initiative by signing up for the program. As the Hood explained to Taskmaster, "When word got out about the new Initiative, plenty of cons wanted a seat on the gravy train. It's a smorgasbord of loses." The Hood explained his plan to use this new Initiative recruits in a suicide mission to "soften up" the alien invaders who had taken over the "42" prison complex in the Negative Zone.
The faces of many of these new recruits can be seen on video monitors in panel 4 on page 18. The group can be seen more fully in panel 4 on page 19.
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