Glow Worm and his friend Bulk
are two mutants that were living underneath a hazardous waste dumping facility in New Jersey
and were slowly dying because of radiation exposure. Bulk and Glow Worm were looking for refrigerator coils at the dump site when they were attacked by some bargain basement mutant hunters. The bullets bounced off Bulk's body and Glow Worm repelled their attack with a glo-ball cocktail. The two mutants retreated into their underground dwellings and decided to make a statement involving X-Factor
. The two mutants knew they were dying and wanted their deaths to mean something so they wanted to challenge X-Factor to a fight. Glow Worm and Bulk had to travel in the Morlock tunnels beneath Manhattan and came across Skids
. The beautiful mutant girl tells Glow Worm and Bulk that their radiation could hurt the other Morlocks. Glow Worm wanted Skids to relay a message to the other Morlocks and tell them to stay out of their way and they were cutting through their alley to take down X-Factor.
Glow Worm and Bulk wanted to destroy X-Factor because they claimed to be mutant hunters and use their martyrdom as a reminder to the public that mutants should be feared. Angel
had a plan so Cyclops
came out and appeared to be helping the two radioactive antagonists. The media dubbed them the X-Terminators and they wanted to take down X-Factor. Bulk and Glow Worm were a bit confused at first and told their new friends that this was their fight. Glow Worm tells Cyclops that they were radioactive and didn't want to contaminate other mutants. Iceman froze the water underneath the streets which ruptured the pipes, causing more water to spew out at an enormous rate. Iceman froze that water until a frozen block of ice lifted a section of the street and the group of mutants were perched above the civilians below. Suddenly Warren Worthington
, Jean Grey
, Vera, Cameron Hodge
and Rusty Collins
came out disguised as X-Factor in their standard uniforms. They appeared to stop the mutant group but actually allowed Cyclops, Beast, Iceman, Bulk and Glow Worm to escape through a manhole. The plan worked and the media was convinced two groups were involved and X-Factor appeared useful and effective in the public's eye. Cyclops, Iceman and Beast wanted to help Bulk and Glow Worm by taking them to a place where they could learn to control their powers and one day be reintroduced into society. Glow Worm tells X-Factor that they were so ugly even the Morlocks
didn't want them and being radioactive didn't make the situation any better. Glow Worm and Bulk refused their help and decided to head back home.
Glow Worm was created by Louise Jones
and Jackson Guice
in 1986 and first appeared in X-Factor # 7.
Powers & Abilities
Glow Worm is a mutant that can create small spheres of energy that can explode upon impact and calls them his glo-ball cocktails.