Real Name: Unknown
Identity/Class: Human technology user
Affiliations: The Combine
Enemies: Destructor, Lash, Big Mike Brand
Known Relatives: None.
Base of Operations: Mobile.
First Appearance: Destructor #2 (Atlas Comics)
Powers/Abilities: Deathgrip was armed with an electrified metal glove.
History: Deathgrip was an assassin who served the Combine, a group seeking to seize control of the Syndicate. He crossed paths with the Destructor after that hero confronted Lash, a local crime boss. Lash revealed to the Destructor the identity of the head of the Syndicate, and so Deathgrip, who had been watching from the shadows, allowed the hero to depart unmolested, figuring he could do the hard work of tracking his prey down for him. Once the hero had left, Deathgrip emerged to kill Lash.
The Destructor located the Syndicate leader Big Mike Brand in New Mexico, only to find that a recent stroke had left behind a shattered man, ready to turn states evidence. But Deathgrip used the distraction the Destructor had given him to kidnap Angela Brand, Mike's daughter, planning to use her as a hostage against her father.
The Destructor tracked Deathgrip to an auto salvage yard, where battle commenced. The hero nearly died at the end of Deathgrip's electrified glove, but then the tables turned when a magnet hanging from an overhead crane locked on to the metal device, crushing the killer.
Comments: Thanks to Mike Murphy for making me aware of this character and providing the image of him.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
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