Team
Wrecking Crew
Nick Name
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Founding Members

Bulldozer II

Piledriver

Thunderball

Wrecker III


Common Members

Bulldozer II

Piledriver

Thunderball

Wrecker III


Former Members

Excavator

Ulik


Occupation
Affiliation of superhuman criminals empowered by Asgardian magic.
Legal Status
Wanted by law enforcement in the United States and abroad.
Nation or Planet of Origin
Earth
Group Alliances

Masters of Evil


Base of Operations
Mobile
Accessories
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Common Enemies

Avengers

Defenders

Thor


Regularly Appearing

Avengers Vol. 1

Defenders Vol. 1

Thor Vol. 1


First Appearance
Defenders Vol. 1 #17 (Nov. 1974)
Creator
Len Wein & Sal Buscema
Origin

Dirk Garthwaite the notorious superhuman criminal known as the Wrecker was approached by fellow prisoner Dr. Eliot Franklin with a plot to retrieve and use a Gamma Bomb he designed and built to blackmail New York City with the threat of imminent destruction. With an eye towards escaping prison and the aid of three other prisoners, Garthwaite retrieved the source of his power, a mystically enchanted crowbar. When the four prisoners grasped the crowbar, a bolt of lightening struck and transferred part of the object's power into the quartet transforming them into the Wrecking Crew.


Thor