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Rocket Launcher is a high-tech mercenary and member of the Death Squad alongside teammates Firefight, Airborne, Smokescreen and Boobytrap. They were hired to eliminate Tony Stark and confronted him one evening at one of his construction projects. Stark managed to escape from their initial assault and change into Iron Man. Rocket Launcher and the Death Squad failed to destroy Iron Man and retreated.
Rocket Launcher was created by Kurt Busiek
and Sean Chen
in 1998 and first appeared in Iron Man
Rocket Launcher and the Death Squad reappeared with Whiplash
agent Jenna Carlisle
enlisted the aid of Tony Stark regarding some ionic-based murders. The Death Squad, Whiplash and Nitro ambushed Iron Man while he was looking at body of Grover Raymond
inside the Long Island Cemetery. Firefight and the rest of the Death Squad retreated in their jet when Nitro kept exploding. Iron Man followed the jet to a castle located somewhere in Siciliy and took down some members of the Death Squad. Rocket Launcher, the Death Squad and Iron Man were all taken down by an ionic shock produced by the floor they were fighting on. Iron Man discovered that the man who hired the mercenaries to eliminate him was Count Nefaria
Skills & Weapons
Rocket Launcher is a skilled mercenary that specializes with the rocket launcher as his primary weapon.