In the interest of creating trouble for Thor on Midgard, Dirk Garthwaite was granted superhuman strength by the Asgardian sorceress Amora. He was already calling himself The Wrecker and using his signature crowbar, but after The Enchantress’ intervention both The Wrecker and his crowbar were mighty enough to fight super heroes to a standstill.
Recently captured by S.H.I.E.L.D. after a battle with Thor, the Wrecking Crew escaped from the Raft during the supervillain Breakout. Thor battled the Crew, but they managed to escape under cover of Graviton’s rampage.