Check out a detailed break down of the Marvel villain's history in comics, as he is set to make his big screen debut in Captain America : The Winter Soldier where he will be brought to life by Frank Grillo.

First Appearance

Crossbones (Brock Rumlow) is a fictional character, a supervillain in the Marvel Comics universe. He was created by writer Mark Gruenwald and artist Kieron Dwyer in Captain America #359-360 (1989). Crossbones usually appears as a henchman of the Red Skull.

Young Brock Rumlow led the Savage Crims gang on New York's lower east side. After he brutalized fifteen year old Rachel Leighton, two of her brothers assaulted Brock, and the elder brother was killed.

Rumlow fled, entering Taskmaster's school for criminals. Within three years, he became an instructor there under the name Bingo Brock. Rumlow impressed the Red Skull, Johann Schmidt; who gave him the codename: “Crossbones.”

Notable event: During Marvel's Civil War event, Captain America and his Anti-Registration heroes surrendered to Iron Man and his Pro-Registration heroes. While being led from Federal Courthouse, Captain America was shot in the shoulder by Crossbones, who was taking orders from Red Skull.


Skeleton Crew



Looks and Costumes

Alternate Realities / Alternate Versions

In the House of M reality Crossbones joined the Hood's gang of super powered criminals.

Live Portrayal/s

Captain America : The Winter Soldier

Frank Grillo is set to play Crossbones.

Powers and Abilties

Formerly; Energy blasts

Crossbones is one of the world's best hand-to-hand combatants, with extensive training in street-fighting, military combatants, various forms of martial arts, He has trained extensively with the Taskmaster.

Crossbones is also a superior marksman with guns, crossbows, and throwing knives.

He also has some experience with torture and brainwashing.

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If I miss anything feel free to post it on the comment section below, and I'll include it on the next update. Thanks.
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astromerc - 10/31/2012, 12:18 AM
I'm am going to buys these issue's and read up! Make mine Marvel!
NorseGod - 10/31/2012, 12:26 AM
Somehow I don't think the Captain America sequel will have him shooting energy blasts, but you never know.
Kayo - 10/31/2012, 1:05 AM
great stuff bro, i like it and am really looking forward to the sequel.

DrRockso - 10/31/2012, 1:16 AM
Awesome. He displayed a good ability to be menacing in The Grey.
GLprime2814 - 10/31/2012, 1:46 AM
If they do a mask its going to be nothing like this, I can see movie execs. Saying looks to much like bane.
Hoe they do something like the army of two guys.
AztecRainGod - 10/31/2012, 1:58 AM
Crossbones is an even bigger douchebag than I thought.

Too bad the guy they got to play him is about 5 ft 10 (Crossbones is huge in the comics, 6ft 4, 290 lbs). I hope this turns out well, Hardy was clearly undersized for the role, but he managed to do well as Bane.
EdgyOutsider - 10/31/2012, 2:31 AM
I love Crossbones, he's my favorite Captain America villain and so glad he is in the next movie. I think they'll do him justice and I think Frank Grillo will do good.
Chillrazor - 10/31/2012, 2:48 AM
I still have a unpacked Marvel Legends Crossbones somewhere..
BlackFlash - 10/31/2012, 2:51 AM
@GLprime - Considering they didn't use the actually Bane mask design for TDKR (idiots) I say let Marvel use Crossbones mask, which they probably will.
DarthLaney - 10/31/2012, 2:56 AM
Start bulking Grillo, skinny arse
marvel72 - 10/31/2012, 3:44 AM
i've got the first appearence of crossbones.
Theunderdog - 10/31/2012, 3:48 AM
I have never read a single issues of captain america I am not fan of the character but after reading crossbones bio I am so interested to read them just for him He sounds like an awesome character
AlexDeLarge87 - 10/31/2012, 4:21 AM
Grillo better bulk up like The Rock and Mark Wahlberg!

Damn after seeing these pics i want to see Red Skull coming back.
I really hope that Hannibal show fails so they can get Mads Mikkelsen as Skull.
AlexDeLarge87 - 10/31/2012, 4:22 AM
Red Skull didnt get enough respect! I really hope he comes back!
IRONRED - 10/31/2012, 4:31 AM
So..... Crossbones is like Cap's BANE??? I mean, damn he looks the same than Bane in TDKR....right?
simonwilliamsfan - 10/31/2012, 4:46 AM
Crossbones is about 100% cooler than Bane.

Bane was a mindless idiot in comics at times.

Crossbones has a history with Captain America, Diamondback, and the dude is just evil and a bad a$$ they did get a small guy to play him though. Crossbones is a monster in the comics
AmazingFantasy - 10/31/2012, 5:21 AM
Greengo - 10/31/2012, 6:22 AM
Badass article.
AlexDeLarge87 - 10/31/2012, 6:56 AM
I dont doubt Grillo´s acting skills but Durand would have been my choice.
xstryker - 10/31/2012, 6:57 AM
Bane was a mindless idiot in the comics? Which one? Have you ever read a single freakin' comic with Bane in it? Try Wikipedia at least before you say something so colossally stupid.
MisterNiceGuy - 10/31/2012, 7:48 AM
Duran would have been so perfect. Just bulk up his character from lost and there ya go.
simonwilliamsfan - 10/31/2012, 7:56 AM
I read Batman a little and always liked Bane, I know he was actually a smart guy and what not but it always seemed in comics he was a henchman and followed orders like a mindless henchman. However I did not like TDKR Bane, I liked the actor and everything he should have been but that stupid mask.

Colossally stupid as I am, I like Crossbones better than Bane :)
Tony93 - 10/31/2012, 9:37 AM
is that an official set photo of him with the bones on his shirt?
GLprime2814 - 10/31/2012, 9:37 AM
@blackflash I hope so I don't like how we get less and less costumes that look like the comic,
One of the reasons I love the old movies is be sues of original costumes, Spider-Man superman batman, all of marvels costumes, I would say iron man but that was a movie version that has bled into the comics.
MutantEquality - 10/31/2012, 10:00 AM
jessepostal - 10/31/2012, 12:31 PM
love the black flag t-shirt!!
MisterMagurlypse - 10/31/2012, 1:38 PM
Great article @Witness.

I'd say Bane and Bones are just about equal. I think Bane, if jaked on his Venom, would have the upper hand.
johnblake - 10/31/2012, 9:36 PM
So one question did he rape her or just beat her up.
LAXtremest - 10/31/2012, 10:48 PM
Durand already gave us a great portrayal of the Blob
StephenStrange - 11/1/2012, 4:15 AM
Good article!
blogger234 - 11/1/2012, 7:24 AM
too deadly

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