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A number of criminals have taken the moniker of the Basher in the Marvel Universe and have encountered various heroes including Speedball and Spider Man. One man that was called the Basher use to be a rookie cop in Springdale that couldn't hack being an officer and dropped out of the force. He took his revenge on cops by attacking them with iron balls and was wanted for placing three officers in the hospital. Robbie Baldwin was a young teenage hero called Speedball when he encountered the Basher. The Basher was about to ambush two cops outside of Al's Diner but Speedball stopped the villain. The Basher ran into a building but his escape route was blocked by Speedball. The Basher took another exit but was apprehended by the two cops.  

Creation

The Basher was created by Roger Stern and Steve Ditko in 1989 and first appeared in Speedball # 5.  

Story Arcs

A resident of Springdale named Clyde broke free a number of Speedball's former foes from jail including Sticker, Bug-Eyed Voice, Ghost of Springdale High, Bonehead, Leaper Logan, the Basher, Two-Legged Rat and the Harlequin Hit Man to form the Speedball Revenge Squad. Clyde wanted the squad to capture Niels and Speedball for one of his greatest experiments. Harlequin shot Niels the cat but it was protected from the kinetic field surrounding the feline. However the cat was propelled forward and its body hit the Sticker and the feline was unable to escape. Speedball would come into conflict with the Revenge Squad at the Hammonds Research Center but he was taken out by Clyde's gas gun. Clyde was planning to drain the kinetic energy from Speedball and Niels but they were able to escape from their shackles when the cat coughed up a hairball that took down the entire Revenge Squad. Clyde, the Basher and the rest of the Speedball Revenge Squad was defeated and placed into police custody.  

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