Codename: Assassin
Codename: Assassin
Personal Info:
Real Name: Johnathan Drew
Also Known As: No known Alias
Place Of Birth: Unknown
First Appearance: 1st Issue Special Vol.1 #11 (1976) Bronze Age Villain
Known Associates: General Sam Lane
Group Affiliation: None
Base Of Operations: Mobile
Grudges: Superman
Creators: Gerry Conway, Steve Skeates, Nestor Redondo and Frank Redondo
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Codename: Assassin is an exceptional marksman and a highly skilled hand-to-hand combatant.
Telepathy: Codename: Assassin has limited powers which allow him to sense emotions and read surface thoughts as well as noticing their presence before seeing or hearing them.
Telekinesis: Codename: Assassin telekinesis allows him to move objects at least as heavy as himself, and to walk in the air.
Weapons: Codename: Assassin has various automatic weapons, including a pair of high tech pistols which shoot tranquilizer darts.
Jonathan Drew grew up a lonely student and orphan. The only person who ever cared about him was his sister, Maria. As adults, Maria became a trial attorney and set her sights on taking down the mob. Some sources say that she was in bed with the mob, others think that her investigations uncovered too many of their dirty little secrets. Whatever the truth may be, the mob eventually saw her as a threat to their empire and had her killed. The death of his sister, pushed Jonathan Drew beyond the edge of reason. The day after her funeral, he embarked upon the violent lifestyle of a vigilante. Calling himself Codename: Assassin, he pledged himself towards bringing down organized crime and avenging his sister's death.
A short time later, Drew volunteered for a secret government program designed to increase his effectiveness. After a series of experiments, Jonathan Drew developed the ability to move objects with his mind and read the thoughts of others.
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