Contract is an agent of a secret criminal organization called the Corporation. Dr. Karl Malus would grant powers to James Lucas to create a flaming plasma form called Coldfire with his mind. Contract and another agent named Troubleshooter would test out Coldfire's abilities inside their training room. Coldfire passed with flying colors when he evaded Contract's psycho-bands and Troubleshooter's energy blasts. Contract and Troubleshooter would come into conflict with Luke Cage and Dakota North when they infiltrate the Corporation's complex. Contract tries to constrict the breath out of Cage with his mental bands but he breaks free with his strength of will. Contract and the rest of the Corporation retreat when Coldfire turns against them and apparently sacrifices himself to save his brother and father.
Contract was created by Marcus McLaurin and Scott Benefiel in 1993 and first appeared in Cage #13.
Powers & Abilities
Contract is a skilled agent and assassin that has the ability to create psycho-bands with his mind. These bands move with the speed of thought and can reform and conform to his mental desires. Contract normally uses these bands to constrict the breath out of his opponents. Contract will experience a psionic backlash if someone is powerful enough to break his will and escape from his psycho-bands.