Personal Information

Name: Super-Tough
Real Name: Adam Ward
Former Aliases: N/A
First Appearance: Savage Dragon #43
Group Affiliations: N/A
Height: 5′ 11″
Weight: 185 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: White
Date of Birth: 07/01/48
Place of Birth: White Plains, MO
Base of Operations: Chicago, Illinois
Other Distinguishing Features: Super-Tough wears an eye-patch over his left eye
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: N/A
Powers: Super-Tough has the strength, stamina and speed of a human in peak form


The veteran hero Super-Tough had a fairly successful career in the city of Chicago, partnered with his sidekick, Young-Tough. The duo battled a number of villains with their main nemesis Damien DarkLord, a time-travelling mastermind. Around 1980, the heroes had their final confrontation with their enemy which ended with the detonation of a Nega Bomb. Super-Tough and Damien DarkLord disappeared in the explosion, leaving the teenaged Young-Tough alone.

The two missing men reappeared on a parallel Earth. Over the next fifteen years, DarkLord took complete control of the planet and rid the world of all possible rivals, save Super-Tough. The ultimate survivor managed to form a rebel army that could not be wiped out. When DarkLord attempted to transfer portions of his Darkworld with that of the original Earth, the Special Operations Strikeforce opposed him. The SOS and Super-Tough joined forces to eliminate the dictator before returning to Earth, leaving Darkworld to explode.

Super-Tough went to check up on his former sidekick and was shocked to learn he was the homicidal vigilante Mace. Both heroes revealed that they were also gay lovers. Super-Tough was later abducted by OverLord II and kept beaten and chained beneath his headquarters so that the armored villain could recruit Mace for his forces. OverLord II had lied and stated that Dragon murdered the missing Super-Tough.

After the death of OverLord II, Super-Tough was released and recovered from the experience. He accompanied the S.O.S. on a mission to the Dark-Lands in Florida and was ultimately incinerated by the alternate version of his arch-foe, DarkLord, finally brining their rivalry to an end.

In the reality that Dragon ended up on, Super-Tough had no DarkLord to battle with and his final mission with Young-Tough went without interruption. His young partner went off to join Youngblood and left Super-Tough to retire from crime fighting. He moved to a quiet farm in Wyoming to live out the rest of his life.

Super-Tough came out of retirement to join the Special Operations Strikeforce under the Trump administration. Super-Tough is seen shutting down a lab where Angel, Alex, and Jennifer used a portal to venture into Dimension-X to try to find a way resurrect Dragon.  Enforcing the laws of the President, which prohibit aliens from residing in the United States, Super-Tough has everyone in the lab arrested and the portal to Dimension-X closed. The women, all seen as aliens for coming from another dimension, are trapped in Dimension-X.


43, 44, 49, 62 (Cameo) , 71, 75 (B/U) , 100 (B/U), 227

One-Shot (B/U)