Joseph Manfredi was born in Orlando, Florida, and is the son of the Silvio Manfredi, better known as the crime lord "Silvermane".
Somewhere along the line he learned how to control Bats and make them do his biding, he was then approached by the Ringmaster and his Circus of Crime. They offered to let him join them in their life of given his talent to control Bats; Joseph accepted and became part of their team with his own costume and renaming himself "Blackwing". While he was a member of the group, they battled against Daredevil and lost, while the others were captured, Blackwing escaped.
Powers and Abilities
- Marksman: Manfredi is also a skilled marksman.
- Bat Trainer: Manfredi is an expert trainer of bat.
- Manfredi possesses the normal human strength of a man of his ages, and with his own height and build who engages in extensive regular exercise.
- Mutated Bats: Manfredi has a has a number of specially mutated bats bred for abnormal strength, size, and intelligence.
- Blackwing Suit: Manfredi wears a costume consisting of synthetic stretch fabric over chain mail body armor. Devices in his costume give him the power of flight for short distances, via directed motion hovering.
Transportation: None known.
Weapons: None known.
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