Nuke (Frank Simpson)

The Religious Affiliation of
Frank Simpson

Religion: ultra-nationalist CBR Scale: S

Name: Nuke

Alter Ego: Frank Simpson

Other Names: Scourge; Frank Charles Simpson; Agent Simpson

Classification: villain villain  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Daredevil (vol. 1) #232 (July 1986): "God and Country"

First Appearance (Additional Details): (as Scourge) Thunderbolts (vol. 1) #133 (Aug. 2009)

Creators: Frank Miller, David Mazzucchelli

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

Number of Appearances: 15

Teams/Affiliations: The Thunderbolts; U.S. Army; Weapon Plus

Enemy of: Daredevil, Nick Fury, Black Widow, Songbird, The Avengers

Occupation: intelligence agent, mercenary, soldier

Worked for: General Lewis Haywerth

Race: white

Gender: male

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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This character is in the following 26 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Captain America
Captain America: Reborn #3 (Nov. 2009)
Captain America: The Legend #1 (Sep. 1996)
Marvel Legacy: The 1980s Handbook (Mar. 2007)
New X-Men (vol. 1) #145 (Oct. 2003): "Assault on Weapon Plus, Part Four: The Devil" (photo/picture/video)
Spider-Woman (vol. 4) #4 (Feb. 2010): "Agent of S.W.O.R.D.: Part 4"
Ultimate Captain America

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