A brilliant scientist turned brutal career criminal, Dr. Eliot Franklin has tunnel vision when it comes to his goals and a lust for power that has no bounds.

Thunderball was joined the Masters of Evil alongside the rest of the Wrecking Crew, and took over Avengers Mansion

Marvel Zombies

At the beginning of Marvel Zombies vs. The Army of Darkness, Ash Williams accidentally allows Thunderball to defeat Daredevil in combat.

As a member of the Wrecking Crew, Thunderball has faced many of Marvel's superheroes, including Thor, Iron Man, the Avengers, and the Hulk.

A brilliant scientist turned brutal career criminal, Dr. Eliot Augustus Franklin was once a rising star in physics. Nicknamed “the Black Bruce Banner” for his expertise in the gamma radiation research pioneered by Banner

Superhuman Strength: While the Wrecker shares his powers with Thunderball and the other members of the Wrecking Crew, Thunderball is superhumanly strong and can lift approximately 10 tons.

Superhuman Stamina: While empowered, Thunderball's musculature generates less fatigue toxins during physical activity than the musculature of an ordinary human. He can exert himself at peak capacity for several hours before fatigue begins to impair him.

Superhuman Durability: While empowered, the tissues of Thunderball's body are much harder and more resistant to injury than that of an ordinary humanaHe can withstand high amounts of concussive force and is capable of withstanding a .45 caliber bullet without it penetrating his skin.

Death of Wolverine

The Wrecking Crew was hired by Mister Sinister to recover the remains of Wolverine, and encountered Mystique's team


Sometime later, Thunderball left the Wrecking Crew, needing a change, and was approached by the Hood to become part of his new Illuminati.