Commando (Frank Bohannan)

Frank BohannanCommando



During WWII the Crimson Commando fought against the Axis powers which dominated Europe. He fought alongside three other heroes during this time: Stonewall, Super Sabre, and Yankee Clipper. Following the war the Commando along with Super Sabre and Stonewall continued to fight crime. They even hoped to join the Human Torch (Jim Hammond) in fighting communists, but government officials were concerned that the over enthusiastic heroes would cause a real war. The government requested that the trio retired, which they reluctantly did.

Bohannan, Super Sabre, and Stonewall returned to America. When they arrived home they were disturbed by the criminal acts of people who thought they were "above the law". Finally deciding to do something they came out of retirement and would kidnap criminals and hunt them for sport. Later they accidentally captured Storm and realized that she was not a criminal. Faced with this dilemma they decided to hunt down Storm in order to keep their whereabouts a secret. Storm was also captured with another prison while they were hunted. Priscilla Morrison, who was in fact their actual target. Morrison betrayed Storm, but before she could kill Storm the Commando was able to kill her. Storm and the Commando then fought in combat, which she won. After she won she demanded that Commando and Stonewall turn themselves in. Distraught because they thought Super Sabre was dead, they complied and turned themselves in.

Months later Valerie Cooper arranged for the release of the Commando and Stonewall if they joined Freedom Force. They reluctantly agreed. Super Sabre turned up alive and also joined the Freedom Force. The Commando and Freedom Force later worked with the X-Men against a cosmic entity known as the Adversary, but their attempts to enforce the government policy, the Mutant Registration Act, later led to battles with X-Factor and the New Mutants. Following a mission to Muir Island which resulted in Stonewall's death at the hands of the Reavers, the Commando led a mission to Kuwait which led to a fight with the Middle Eastern mercenaries called Desert Sword. The mission ended with Super Sabre dead and the Commando crippled.

Following this disaster, Freedom Force was disbanded. The Commando was rebuilt as a cyborg by Care Labs and along with his teammate Avalanche were assigned to the mutant surveillance unit known as Project: Wideawake, causing them to clash with Spider-Man, Ghost Rider, the Sinister Six, as well as both the X-Men and the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants. Avalanche and Commando were then reassigned to the mysterious Department, where they fought fellow government operatives, X-Factor.

The Commando was seen as a guard for Magneto during the House of M fiasco. The Commando's current whereabouts and activities are unknown. It is also unknown if the Commando was de-powered after House of M.




235 lbs.


White (no visible irises)



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