The fifth in the line of people to have adopted the alias of Crime Master, this man was an up-and-comer criminal. This proved an obstacle for him in the period of Wilson Fisk's mayorship of New York, since the former Kingpin regulated the criminal underworld tightly, leaving no room for turf wars or power grabs. Crime Master partnered with Madame Masque, an established criminal who also struggled in Kingpin's New York City underworld due to focusing her operations in the West Coast. Together they set up an operation, offering power upgrades and cuts of territory.
When the Kingpin enlisted New York's mob bosses to track down Boomerang for the pieces of the Tablet of Life and Time in his possession, Crime Master and Madame Masque took advantage of the chaos incited by the manhunt and kidnapped Boomerang's roommate Randy Robertson and his girlfriend Beetle. Knowing that the Beetle was the daughter of Tombstone, Crime Master and Madame Masque intended to lure him into attacking them so they would kill him and then claim his territories. Crime Master and Madame Masque cornered Tombstone when he arrived at the trap alongside Randy's father Robbie Robertson, but he had enlisted the help of Beetle's team, the Syndicate, and they arrived to help. Spider-Man joined the fight shortly afterward, and both Crime Master and Madame Masque were defeated.
- 5 appearance(s) of Crime Master V (Earth-616)
- 1 minor appearance(s) of Crime Master V (Earth-616)
- 3 image(s) of Crime Master V (Earth-616)