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Montana (comics)

Montana
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance The Amazing Spider-Man #10 (Mar 1964)
Created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko
In-story information
Alter ego Jackson W. Brice
Team affiliations Enforcers

Montana (Jackson W. Brice) is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe.

Publication history

Montana first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #10 (March 1964), and was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.

The character subsequently appears in The Amazing Spider-Man #14 (July 1964), #19 (December 1964), The Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1 (1964), Marvel Team-Up #39-40 (November–December 1975), The Spectacular Spider-Man #19-20 (June–July 1978), Dazzler #7-8 (October–September 1981), Marvel Team-Up #138 (February 1984), Tales of the Marvels: Inner Demons #1 (1996), Civil War: War Crimes #1 (February 2007), Daredevil #99-100 (September–October 2007), #102 (January 2008), and The Amazing Spider-Man #562-563 (August 2008).

Montana appeared as part of the "Enforcers" entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #4.

Fictional character biography

Jackson Brice was born in Bozeman, Montana. Along with Fancy Dan and the original Ox, he was a founding member of the Enforcers.[volume & issue needed] He has great proficiency with the lariat.

Montana, Fancy Dan and Ox make their first appearance under the employ of The Big Man, Frederick Foswell. During this time they have their first run-in with their longtime nemesis Spider-Man. During their first fight against the web-slinger, Montana's lasso skills initially prove successful but in the end Spider-Man defeats the trio.[volume & issue needed]

Over the next couple of years, Montana and the team would be employed by Lightmaster in one of his many schemes, again bringing them into conflict with Spider-Man, with similar results.[volume & issue needed] They would then lend their services to Tech-Master in his revenge plot against Harry S. Osgood, only to be defeated by Dazzler.[volume & issue needed] Montana and the team would also go up against the She-Hulk at one point.[volume & issue needed]

Post-Civil War

Montana alongside Ox and Fancy Dan came back together to work for Mister Fear, which pitted them directly against Daredevil.[volume & issue needed] After Mister Fear's arrest, the Enforcers are taken in by the Hood's organization.[volume & issue needed]

Brand New Day

Following the events of Spider-Man: Brand New Day, the Enforcers are patrons at the Bar With No Name. they take bets with a person calling himself "The Bookie", over whether Spider-Man will show up to battle "Basher", an unknown villain who claimed to have fought Spider-Man. Spider-Man shows up, but is revealed to be a fake when the real web-head shows up. The Enforcers decide to get revenge on The Bookie, capturing him. The Bookie's father calls Spider-Man for assistance, and he agrees to help. Spider-Man defeats Fancy Dan and Montana.[volume & issue needed]

Big Time

In the story arc, "Kill To Be You", Montana is the Kingpin's right hand man, and shows contempt toward the new Hobgoblin (Phil Urich). When Spider-Man and Black Cat come to steal back the Reverbium, he falls out a window to his death while Hobgoblin saves Kingpin. Hobgoblin cruelly joked that "he'll be missed by everyone - except the pavement".[1]

Other versions

Earth X

In the Earth X reality, Montana had mutated where he developed the ability to change his hands into lassos. He and his fellow Enforcers would be hired as heavies to protect President Norman Osborn. This protection proved to be ineffectual when the Skull came to New York to take over America. He took control of Montana and the others and then murdered Osborn. Montana's fate following the defeat of the Skull remain unrevealed.[2]

Marvel Noir

Montana along with the other Enforcers are muscle for crime boss Norman "The Goblin" Osborn.[3]

Ultimate Marvel

Along with the other Enforcers, he appears in Ultimate Spider-Man #10 as an employee of the Kingpin, a criminal who controls most of the crime in New York. His real name is Montana Bale in the Ultimate Marvel universe.[4]

Other media

Television

  • Montana appeared in the 1967 Spider-Man TV series. Referred to as a "cowboy" and portrayed as being more intelligent, he and Ox were hired to steal blueprints for the Plotter.
  • Montana appears in The Spectacular Spider-Man voiced by Jeff Bennett. He and the other Enforcers were charged by Tombstone to eliminate Spider-Man. He was the only member of the Enforcers to evade capture at the end of the first episode, "Survival of the Fittest". Montana returns in "Market Forces" under the guise of Shocker with gauntlets stolen from a TRICORP transport to finish his mission. He has since appeared as the show's version of Shocker. In the episode "Opening Night", Montana appeared as one of the inmates at the Vault. When released by Green Goblin, he used his rope skills to bind Spider-Man.

References

External links

  • Montana at Comicvine
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