Battlestar (Marvel Legends) Custom Action Figure
Custom #:2734
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Marvel Legends
Creator:meltdown customs  
Date Added:May 23, 2007
Base Figure:dc heros super man body head of tna wrestler
Height:6.00 inches
Lemar Hoskins was once a wrestler who had been giving superhuman strength through a treatment administered by the Power Broker. Hoskins became one of the Bold Urban Commandos, or "Buckies," who wore variations on Captain America's costume and claimed to be supporters of Captain America's rival, John Walker, the Super-Patriot. The Buckies pretended to attack the Super-Patriot at a Central Park rally as a public relations stunt. The Buckies also conducted a campaign of intimidation and even physical attacks against foreigners as part of an anti-terrorist campaign. (No evidence has been recorded that the Buckies' targets were in fact guilty of terrorist activity.)

The federal Commission on Superhuman Activities eventually selected Walker to replace Steve Rogers in the role of Captain America. Rogers had quit the role rather than serve directly under government supervision. The new Captain America, Walker, agreed to take orders from the Commission. Walker asked to be allowed to continue to work with the Buckies, but the Commission approved only of Hoskins. In the 1940s the original Captain America had a young partner known as Bucky. Thus, Hoskins became the fourth person to take the costumed identity of Bucky.

Hoskins and Walker underwent a rigorous program of training under the supervision of Commission member Dr. Valerie Cooper. In their new costumed identities, Hoskins and Walker went on missions for the Commission under the direction of Commission member Adrian Sammish.

Another black man convinced Hoskins that using the identity of Bucky was demeaning inasmuch as first, the original Bucky was a boy subordinate to the original Captain America, and second, "buck" was an offensive term applied to blacks in some parts of the country. As a result, Hoskins took on the new costumed identity of Battlestar.

Following the return of Steve Rogers as Captain America, Battlestar left federal empoy to return to his native Chicago.

User Comments
superbeing01 -
Sunday, March 24, 2013
hi like yout work this henry you wqnt to sell bttle star I buy him 404 578-8108
meltdown customs -
Friday, May 25, 2007
thank you all....
Thursday, May 24, 2007
nice job I like the shield myself
lotta nice customs man
Bob-A-Ferret -
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Oh wow one of my favorite characters of all time. the figure looks absolutley awesome the shield needs a tiny bit of work. But it looks awesome.
search4skills -
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
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