Wrecker III
Nick Name
Civilian ID
Dirk Garthwaite


Demolition Worker

Legal Status
Citizen of the United States with a criminal record.
Nation or Planet of Origin
New York, New York
Group Affiliation

Masters of Evil

Wrecking Crew

Base of Operations
New York, New York
6' 3"
320 lbs.
Eye Color
Hair Color
Known Powers

Mystically enhanced human with superhuman strength, speed, stamina, agility and durability.

Note: The Wrecker is capable of using his crowbar as a catalyst to share his powers with others, diminishing his own power in proportion to the number of individuals he shares it with.


Crowbar: Ordinary crowbar which has taken on mystically enhanced durability by prolonged contact with the Wrecker.

Note: The Wrecker has established a psychic relationship with his crowbar and is able to transfer his powers into the device. When others come into physical contact with the crowbar the Wrecker is able to take mental control of that individual.

Common Enemies
Regularly Appearing

Avengers Vol. 1

Mighty Thor Vol. 1

First Appearance
Mighty Thor Vol. 1 #148 (Jan. 1968)
Stan Lee & Jack Kirby

Dirk Garthwaite was fired from a demolition company for his antisocial behavior and violent fits. Deciding to turn his talents for mayhem and destruction to criminal activity, Garthwaite fashioned a simple costume and violently brandished a crowbar. Becoming more daring with each crime he continually evaded the police.

While in the commission of a breaking and entry crime at a hotel, Garthwaite encountered the Norse god Loki - who had been rendered powerless and exiled from Asgard by the chief of the gods, Odin. By coincidence, at that moment Loki was using his mystical knowledge to summon the Norn Queen Karnilla to grant him magical powers with which to battle his half-brother Thor. Easily overpowering the exiled trickster god, Garthwaite took Loki's horned golden helmet and donned it upon his own head. It was at this moment that Karnilla appeared and mistook Garthwaite for Loki - casting her spell which empowered the common criminal with superhuman strength and durability. Now nearly unstoppable, Garthwaite no longer feared mortal law enforcement when committing his crimes as the Wrecker.