The Scourge of the Underworld is a vigilante committed cleansing the world of costumed criminals through the means of assassination.
Scourge was created by Mark Gruenwald as a means to clean out some of the underused super villains floating around the Marvel Universe. He first appeared in Iron Man #196, written by Denny O’Neill.
Origin – Scourge of the Underworld
Scourge’s origin is unknown, he is aided by a man known only as Domino (formerly an agent of the Conspiracy), who provides him with information on his targets. With every successful assassination, Scourge exclaims “Justice is served”. Scourge has recounted several false pasts for himself that usually involve him being a costumed criminal’s relative.
Scourge most often utilized a .50 cal Thompson machine gun with a sawed-off barrel and stock using special purpose 5-round clips. The rounds are equipped with acceleration activated, delay-triggered explosive shells. Scourge also utilizes a mobile van that serves as a sort of base of operations, complete with weapons, disguises, computer system and sleeping quarters.