Malpractice is a member of HYDRA's D.O.A.- Department of Occult Armaments alongside Belial, Innards, Pyre and Rotwrap. D.O.A. would come into conflict with the Nightstalkers when they targeted Hannibal King to be a specimen for HYDRA when they planned to develop vampiric troopers.
Malpractice was created by D.G. Chichester
and Ron Garney
in 1992 and first appeared in Nightstalkers
Major Story Arcs
Fear Itself- The Fearless
Malpractice and the rest of DOA reappear to do a simple recon mission for Sin
as she attempts to retrieve the mystical hammers when they are scattered throughout the world after the Worthy
and the Serpent
are defeated. The DOA manage to place a spider shaped tracking device on Valkyrie
as she attempts to retrieve the mystic hammers before they fall into the wrong hands.