Ben Huth was a prisoner of the Cube
for unknown crimes. He was freed to be recruited by Nick Fury
into the Secret Warriors
due to being one of the names on Fury's Caterpillar list, a listing of superhumans who had not yet been compromised by any other parties. Because of his criminal history, Huth was placed on Team Black, comprised of Secret Warriors' bad kids and run by Alexander Pierce
Ben Huth was created by Jonathan Hickman
and first illustrated by Alessandro Vitti
in Secret Warriors
. The character was first mentioned in the back matter of the first issue of Secret Warriors
, which featured Nick Fury's list of Caterpillars. Huth did not actually appear until midway into the series, where Team Black appeared for one story arc.
Major Story Arcs
Last Ride of the Howling Commandos
Ben Huth and the rest of Team Black were deployed to take part in a joint attack on HYDRA
's Hell's Heaven base in China along with the Howling Commandos PMC
. The operation was a success with Team Black taking point on the infiltration of the base, allowing for a bomb to be detonated inside that reduced it all to burning rubble. With their mission complete, Team Black made their own separate exit from China apart from the Howling Commandos, not realizing that the Howling Commandos would suffer a devastating battle against HYDRA forces after they left.
Wheels Within Wheels
Having won his secret war against HYDRA and Leviathan
, Nick Fury pulled together all of the surviving members of the Secret Warriors and Howling Commandos together into a new organization sponsored by the United Nations. This included Huth and the rest of Team Black, who now served in this organization under the overall command of Daisy Johnson
Powers and Abilities
Even though Ben Huth is considering extremely dangerous by Nick Fury, he simply possesses the power of flight.
Presumably, Huth has received the same training in espionage and combat as other members of the Secret Warriors.