Alter Ego: Frank Simpson
Other Names: Scourge; Frank Charles Simpson; Agent Simpson
First Appearance: Daredevil (vol. 1) #232 (July 1986): "God and Country"
First Appearance (Additional Details): (as Scourge) Thunderbolts (vol. 1) #133 (Aug. 2009)
Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes
Number of Appearances: 15
Worked for: General Lewis Haywerth
Nuke (Frank Simpson) first appeared in the guise of a new villainous "Scourge" in Thunderbolts #133 (Aug. 2009). This issue was written by Andy Diggle and illustrated by Miguel Sepulveda. Scourge was a mysterious new addition to Norman Osborn's black ops team of Thunderbolts. Scourge remained masked and mysterious for a while. He was not unmasked and revealed as Frank Simpson (a.k.a. Nuke) until Thunderbolts #136 (Nov. 2009). At that time, having been "outed" in battle with fellow Thunderbolts, Simpson told Osborn he would prefer to be unmasked and referred to as "Nuke" from then on.
In the next issue, however (Thunderbolts #137), Simpson was once again wearing his Scourge costume and mask. The only real difference was that readers now knew who he was and at the end of the story, after sustaining significant injuries in battle, he appeared in a meeting with all current Thunderbolts - without his mask on.
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