Membership: Afghan, Bulldog, Doberman, Greyhound, Mastiff, Labrador, Rottweiler, Shepherd, Wolfhound

Purpose: Soldier-of-fortune mercenary task force

Affiliations: Simon Krieger, Republic Oil

Enemies: Harold "Happy" Hogan, Iron Man

Base of Operations: New York

First Appearance: Iron Man: The Iron Age#2 (September, 1998)

Powers/Abilities: The Dogs of War each wore a weapon harness containing emery dust to clog Iron Man's joints and steel coils to snare him with. They also bore night vision goggles and carried a machine gun and grapple cables. On some missions, they wore jetpacks.

History: (Iron Man: The Iron Age#2)- The Dogs of War were employed by Simon Krieger of Republic Oil as part of their ongoing attempt to bring down Stark Industries. The Dogs of War were sent to Stark Industries to attract Iron Man's attention, and then offer him a job working with them against Stark. Iron Man accepted their business card, then had them depart.

The Dogs of War accompanied Krieger himself as they entered the newly-built S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier with Krieger disguised as Tony Stark. They threatened the lives of the world leaders gathered at the Helicarrier, and broadcast the event across the globe. As they made their broadcast, one of their men was defeated by "Happy" Hogan, who donned the agent's uniform.

When Iron Man arrived the Dogs of War engaged him in battle, and managed to hold him captive momentarily with their steel coils, but after Hogan unmasked Krieger on television, Krieger nearly destroyed the Helicarrier with machine gun fire. Confused, the Dogs lost their grip on Iron Man, who broke free to save the Helicarrier.

Comments: Created by Kurt Busiek, Richard Howell, Patrick Zircher and Bob McLeod.

Republic Oil went on, of course, to become Roxxon Oil.

Thanks to Mark O'English for pointing out three additional members of the Dogs of War.

Profile by Prime Eternal

The Dogs of War should not be confused with:

Images taken from:
Iron Man: The Iron Age#2, page 10, panel 1
Iron Man: The Iron Age#2, page 29, panel 1

Iron Man: The Iron Age#2 (September, 1998) - Kurt Busiek & Richard Howell (writers), Patrick Zircher (pencils), Bob McLeod (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)

Last updated: 07/24/04

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