Name: Lemar Hoskins
Occupation: Former wrestler, former employee of the Super-Patriot,
former federal government operative
Identity: Known to the Commission of Superhuman Activities
Legal Status: Citizen of the United Stated with no known
Other Aliases: Bucky, one of the "Buckies"
("Bold Urban Commandos")
Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: None
Group Affiliation: Former member of the Buckies later
partner of Captain America V and operative of the Commission
on Superhuman Activities
Base of Operations: Chicago, Illinois
First Appearance: (as one of the Buckies) CAPTAIN AMERICA
#323, (as Bucky) CAPTAIN AMERICA #334, (as Battlestar) CAPTAIN
History: 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
Following the return of Steve Rogers as Captain
America, Battlestar left federal empoy to return to his
Height: 6 ft. 6 in.
Weight: 295 lbs.
Strength Level: Due to the Power Broker's
treatment, Battlestar possesses superhuman strength enabling
him to lift (press) roughly ten tons.
Known Superhuman Powers: Battlestar's only
superhuman powers are the superhuman strength and stamina
given to him by the Power Broker's treatment.
Other Abilities: Battlestar has received
rigorous training in hand-to-hand combat, gymnastics,
Weapons: Battlestar carries a nearly
indestructible Adamantium shield.