Publication Dates: 1993 – 1994
Number of Issues Published: 6 (#1 – #6)
Dimensions: standard Modern Age US
Publishing Format: limited series
An enhanced Soldier from the planet of Vassyra, Brell was an athlete before war meant he had to be physically refitted with new power.
Brell, of the planet Vassyra, was an athlete before war with his people and the Cynodd. Brell’s background meant that he was a prime candidate to have Vassyr technology used on him, and it would have genetically upgraded him to allow him to serve as a Vassyr super soldier. His physical characteristics, fighting skills, and strength and endurance were increased. Gun Runner would lead a team compromised of other enhanced Vassyrians, Oracle, Heavy Duty and Lure. After a mishap with his ship Warbird, Gun Runner is put into suspended animation for a lengthly period of time, approximately 2 centuries, eventually finding his way and waking up on the planet Earth.
Created by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning for Marvel UK. Gun Runner’s origin and experiences closely resemble those of Captain America’s albeit with an alien twist. The characters first appearance was in Gun Runner #1.