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Boomerang (Marvel)
Real Name: Fred Myers
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None. Boomerang uses boomerangs and thrown weapons. Several boomerangs are custom-designed deadly gimmicks. So far, Myers has used "shatterangs" (fragment grenades,) "razorangs" (bladed boomerangs,) "screamerangs" (producing a debilitating noise,) "gravityrangs" (creating intense local gravitational pulls,) and "reflexerangs" (solid-weighted boomerangs delivering instant knock-outs.) Myers also uses jet boots enabling him to fly, and he has been known to use them in close range as weapons.

Born in Australia, Fred Myers' family moved to America when he was still very young. He developed a talent and passion for baseball, quickly becoming a top-notch pitcher and moving from a minor league position to one in the majors. Many sports writers agreed that Myers could have been one of the world's greatest pitchers, but within a year, he was suspended for taking bribes.

He found employment (and fulfillment) as an assassin for the subversive society known as the Secret Empire, who gave him the equipment and identity of Boomerang. One of his first known exploits on behalf of the Empire occurred when the Empire was investigating the U.S. Army's Orion missile program, one that was being used against the Hulk. Boomerang kidnapped the General's daughter, Betty Ross, in order to ask for the missile plans in ransom. Instead, he was defeated by the Hulk.

Upon the collapse of the Secret Empire, Myers returned to Australia briefly but eventually was hired by the criminal financier Justin Hammer who offered him new equipment and employment. Myers soon found work with other crime bosses, including the Kingpin and Hammerhead on separate occasions, or otherwise engaged in solo criminal activities. Never one to turn down a lucrative criminal opportunity, he has joined many groups over the years, such as the Sinister Syndicate, the Masters Of Evil, and the Sinister Twelve.


First Appearance: Tales to Astonish (1959) #81

Other Identities:
Outback (Marvel)(02 - Fred Myers)

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Issue Appearances:
AAFES 3rd Edition [The New Avengers] (2006)
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2016)
Amazing Spider-Man Presents: Jackpot (2010)
Avengers Spotlight (1989)
Avengers: The Initiative (2007)
Avengers/JLA (2003)
Avenging Spider-Man (2012)
Captain America (1968)
Captain America: Sam Wilson (2015)
Civil War II: Kingpin (2016)
Civil War: Choosing Sides (2006)
Daredevil (1998)
Daredevil (2016)
Dark Avengers (2012)
Dark Reign Files (2009)
Deadly Foes of Spider-Man (1991)
Deadpool V Gambit (2016)
Deadpool: Assassin (2018)
Doctor Doom's Revenge (1989)
Elektra (1996)
Elektra (2014)
Fantastic Four (1961)
Franklin Richards: Happy Franksgiving! (2007)
Free Comic Book Day 2007 (Spider-Man) (2007)
Free Comic Book Day 2018 (Amazing Spider-Man/Guardians of the Galaxy) (2018)
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man (2019)
Gambit (2012)
Generations: Hawkeye & Hawkeye (2017)
Great Lakes Avengers (2016)
Guerras Infinitas (2019)
Guiding Light (2009)
Hawkeye (2017)
I (heart) Marvel: Outlaw Love (2006)
Iron Fist (1975)
Iron Man (1968)
Marvel Encyclopedia (2014)
Marvel Knights Spider-Man (2004)
Marvel Masterworks: The Invincible Iron Man (2003)
Marvel Masterworks: The Sub-Mariner (2002)
Marvel Tag Gratis-Exemplar (2017)
Marvel Team-Up (1972)
New Warriors (1999)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A To Z Update (2010)
Peter Parker: Spider-Man (1999)
Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man (2017)
Secret Empire (2017)
Secret War (2004)
She-Hulk (2005)
Silk (2016)
Silver Sable and the Wild Pack (1992)
Spider-Man [GER] (2007)
Spider-Man Unlimited (1993)
Spider-Man: Lifeline (2001)
Spider-Man: Power of Terror (1995)
Spider-Man's Tangled Web (2001)
Spider-Man/Deadpool (2016)
Spider-Woman (2016)
Superior Spider-Man (2013)
Superior Spider-Man Team-Up (2013)
Tales to Astonish (1959)
The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
The Amazing Spider-Man (2014)
The Amazing Spider-Man (2018)
The Avengers (1963)
The Defenders (1972)
The Incredible Hulk (1968)
The Lethal Foes of Spider-Man (1993)
The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (1983)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
The Sensational She-Hulk (1989)
The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976)
The Superior Foes of Spider-Man (2013)
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl [II] (2015)
Thunderbolts (1997)
Thunderbolts: Life Sentences (2001)
Thunderbolts: Reason in Madness (2008)
Underworld (2006)
Union Jack (2006)
Web of Spider-Man (1985)
Web of Spider-Man (2009)
Web of Venom: Carnage Born (2019)
Webspinners: Tales of Spider-Man (1999)
What If...? (1989)
X-Force: Sex and Violence (2010)

Video Game Appearances:
The Uncanny X-Men (1989)

Group Affiliation(s):
Assassins Guild (Marvel)
Defenders of Evil (Marvel)
Hammer Industries (Marvel)
Masters of Evil (Marvel)
Secret Empire
Sinister Six (Marvel)(02 - Boomerang's Team)
Sinister Syndicate (Marvel)
Sinister Twelve (Marvel)
Thunderbolts (Marvel)(01 - Original Team)

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