Known relatives: None
Place of birth: Ithaca, New York
Legal status: Citizen of the United States formerly incarcerated in the Vault for assault with a deadly weapon and destruction of property, currently a fugitive with no official criminal record.
Marital status: Single
Occupation: (current) Flunkie, (former) failed supervillain, automobile safety engineer
Group affiliations: (current) PINCER
Base of operations: (current) the sub-sublevels of Avengers' Mansion, (former) a rundown apartment in New York City, Ford Motor Company R&D
First appearance: A-NEXT (Vol. 3)
History: An inventor who created a force-shield originally designed to replace airbags in cars, Buffer Zone was downsized a week before finishing his invention. Incorporating his invention into a costume, Buffer Zone became a criminal. Buffer Zone encountered J2 on his first criminal outing and almost got the upperhand of the fledgeling superhero but was tackled by J2's high-school rival, Miller Hallendale, and subsequently got his ass handed to him.
Other distinguishing features: None
Strength level: Buffer Zone possesses the peak human
strength of a man of his height, weight, age, and build who engages in moderate
Known metahuman abilities: None
Known technological abilities: Buffer Zone's force shield was designed to take the brunt of an automobile collision with another automobile or even a semipermanent obstacle like a concrete wall. It does this by acting as an anti-force reflecting the impact back on the "agressive force." In other words, things bounce off of Buffer Zone. Buffer Zone's force-shield can also act as an offensive weapon, allowing him to create simple objects with it.
Other known abilities: None
Known special skills: Physics and engineering