Garabed Bashur was once a student of Professor Xavier, who was training to control his ability. After the Professor discovered that Garabed was a criminal, he rejected the him and banished him from the school.
Bashur decided to use all his knowledge gathered by his power to collect extreme amounts of fortune and established a new life. Through with his fortune and power, Bashur took command of a small mercenary outfit known as the Executive Elite. Near the beginning of this new group, he decided to changed his name to the alias known as Commcast.
After the defeat of his crew he would later become Black Box.