Personal Info:
Real Name: John McIver
Also Known As:
Place Of Birth: Caribbean Island
First Appearance: Iron Fist Vol.1 15
Known Associates:
Group Affiliation: Maggia
Base Of Operations: St. Croix, in the Virgin Islands
Grudges: Powerman and Iron Fist
Creators: Chris Claremont and John Byrne
Enhanced Abilities: Bushmaster has superhuman strength and endurance.
Body Armour: Bushmaster has steel hard skin affording him some protection from physical and energy attacks.
As a teen, John and his younger brother Quincy were street urchins on an unspecified Caribbean Island. Unlike his brother, John was fast and savvy enough to stay out of trouble, despite stealing from local merchants. After finding out that Quincy had blurted out that they were brothers to a shopkeeper who had caught him, John gave him a beating. A few nights later, John beat the shopkeeper to death.
Years later, John was in the employ of Herve Argosy, as one of his top musclemen in his gun exporting business. He then adopted the name John Bushmaster, and he headed off to Europe to run some of Argosy's trade there.
Over a period of at least several years, John Bushmaster managed to take absolute control of the European branch of the Maggia. He began to show interest in expanding into the US starting with New York.