Real Name: Jeffrey Cochren

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Co-director of S.H.I.E.L.D. field operations

Group Membership: S.H.I.E.L.D.

Affiliations: Captain America, Falcon

Enemies: Cult of Kāli, Dredmund Druid, Nightshade

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: S.H.I.E.L.D. Headquarters, New York; S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier

First Appearance: Captain America I#188 (August, 1975)

Powers/Abilities: Cochren is a by-the-book leader with little imagination, but skilled at commanding the forces of S.H.I.E.L.D.

History: (Captain America I#188)- While Nick Fury was away on another assignment, Cochren assumed command of the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier. He sent Gabe Jones and Peggy Carter to Los Angeles to look into the background of Sam Wilson, the Falcon, to learn if the details of his life recently revealed by the Red Skull were true. Cochren also helped prepare a S.H.I.E.L.D. assault team to help Captain America against Dredmund, and they helped subdue his followers and place Dredmund aboard the Helicarrier as a prisoner.

(Captain America I#191 (fb, BTS))- Cochren had the Falcon's girlfriend Leila Taylor taken into custody while they sorted out the Falcon's current status.

(Captain America I#189)- Cochren was taken over by the villain Nightshade, and had Captain America battle the Falcon, claiming it would shock him back to reality and out of the detached state he had been in since the Red Skull uncovered his past. Valentina De La Fontaine and Eric Koenig realized that Cochren had gone mad, and took him down when he pulled a gun on them. However, Koenig was then taken over by Nightshade and joined Cochren in attacking Captain America and the Falcon.

(Captain America I#190)- Cochren led S.H.I.E.L.D. against Captain America and the Falcon, but was defeated in battle by Captain America. Valentina De La Fontaine managed to shock Cochren back to normal by exposing him to direct sunlight in a solarium.

(Captain America I#191)- When Peggy Carter and Gabe Jones returned from Los Angeles they had found facts which confirmed the Red Skull's story. Cochren ordered his men to place the Falcon under arrest, but he broke past them. As Captain America tried to convince him to clear his name in court, Nick Fury returned and immediately took Cochren aside to learn what had happened while he was away. When Fury heard that Leila was a prisoner of S.H.I.E.L.D., he immediately ordered her release. Cochren apologized to her, but she didn't believe he was sincere. With Fury back, Cochren was relieved of duty.

(Spider-Woman I#13 (fb, BTS))- Jeff Cochren was sent on a mission with S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Margaret Huff to investigate the Cult of Kāli's operations in Los Angeles. When both agents failed to report in to the L.A. branch of S.H.I.E.L.D., Jerry Hunt and Laura Brown were dispatched to investigate.

(Spider-Woman I#16 (fb, BTS))- After the defeat of the Cult of Kāli, Jerry Hunt and Laura Brown found the bodies of Jeff Cochren and Margaret Huff, who had both been sacrificed to Kāli.

Comments: Created by John Warner, Sal Buscema and Vince Colletta.

The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #10 gave Cochren's first appearance as Captain America I#181, but this is false.

by Prime Eternal

Jeff Cochren should not be confused with:

Images taken from:
Captain America I#190, page 30, panel 4
Captain America I#190, page 26, panel 1

Captain America I#188 (August, 1975) - John Warner (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Vince Colletta (inker), Len Wein (editor)
Captain America I#189 (September, 1975) - Tony Isabella (writer), Frank Robbins (pencils), Frank Chiaramonte (inks), Len Wein (editor)
Captain America I#190 (October, 1975) - Tony Isabella (writer), Frank Robbins (pencils), Vince Colletta (inks), Marv Wolfman (editor)
Captain America I#191 (November, 1975) - Tony Isabella & Bill Mantlo (writers), Frank Robbins (pencils), D. Bruce Berry (inks), Marv Wolfman (editor)

Last updated: 08/23/04

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