JAMIE CUSTER

Real Name: Captain James "Jamie" Custer"

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Air Force captain

Group Membership: US Air Force

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Captain Universe, Hulk

Known Relatives: General George Armstrong Custer (ancestor, deceased)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: US Air Force base

First Appearance: Incredible Hulk Annual#10 (1981)

Powers/Abilities: Jamie Custer was a capable (if insane) military officer, skilled at firearms and launching ICBMs.

History: (Incredible Hulk Annual#10)- Captain Jamie Custer was stationed at an air force base which the Hulk happened to pass by. Afraid that the Hulk would set off the ICBMs, the base assaulted him, and the resulting explosions caused Custer to believe that World War III had finally arrived, and that he had a duty to launch his ICBM at Russia. He murdered his superior officer, knowing that he wouldn't understand, and, turning to his ancestor General George Armstrong Custer for guidance, prepared for the launch, rewiring the console so that it could not be shut down.

The base sent a team of men to Custer's bunker to halt the launch, but Custer believed them to be enemy soldiers. When they burst into the bunker, Custer hallucinated, and saw them as indians. The soldiers shot him, but as his last act, he was inspired by Custer to turn the final key, launching the ICBM.

Ultimately, the missile was destroyed in orbit by Captain Universe, possessing the body of Bruce Banner.

Comments: Created by Bill Mantlo, Rick Leonardi, Al Milgrom, Bob Wiacek, Chic Stone, Dan Green, and Frank Giacoia.



by Prime Eternal

CLARIFICATIONS:
Jamie Custer should not be confused with:


Images taken from:
Incredible Hulk Annual#10, page 22, panel 3
Incredible Hulk Annual#10, page 13, panel 2

Last updated: 02/22/04

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