I.D.I.C [International Data Integration Control]

Membership: Diadem, Shintaro Kuramoto (Operations Manager of the New York City Branch), Doctor Lugash, Adam Roderick, Russoff, Kenjiro Tanaka (former director of Design)

Purpose: A cartel determined to manage the world by any means available

Affiliations: Served as a front for A.I.M.;
Vaughn Security Systems (security contract)

Enemies: Shang-Chi, Dame Rene de Peyraud

Aliases: International Data Integration and Control

Base of Operations: Mobile

First Appearance: Master of Kung-Fu I#102 (July, 1981)

(Master of Kung-Fu I#102) - I.D.I.C. is an international company who will use any means necessary to control the world’s economy. They once tried to get control over Dame Peyraud’s refinery, but when she closed the refinery, they went to more extreme measures. They placed one of their agents, Diadem, inside Peyraud’s company as a system analyser. Diadem managed to force Peynaud’s liaison with the European Union, Lord Burtonwil, to re-open the refinery, after a couple of attempts on Dame Peyraud’s life (among others, a heart attack caused by Doctor Lugash--Dame Peynaud’s personal doctor, but also a pawn used by the I.D.I.C). After Diadem almost succeeded she had a fight with Dame Peyraud’s personal bodyguard, Shang-Chi, whom she defeated by paralyzing him. The I.D.I.C had finally gotten control over Dame Peynaud’s refinery

(Quasar#5 (fb) - BTS) - As part of an effort to place operatives within every major Corporation, S.H.I.E.L.D. (Supreme Headquarters International Espionage Law-Division) placed Ken Tanaka within I.D.I.C.. When S.H.I.E.L.D. folded due to the corruption of their Board of Directors by the Deltites, Ken decided to stay on at I.D.I.C..

(Quasar#5) - Shintaro Kuramoto contacted Vaughn Security Systems and met with Wendell Vaughn. Kuramoto described I.D.I.C. as doing "many, many things. We are part of a worldwide Data Processing Network dealing in microtechnologies." Ken Tanaka (who had been a member of the S.H.I.E.L.D. academy alongside Vaughn), gave Vaughn a tour, which had to be cut short when Vaughn, as Quasar, had to go after the Absorbing Man.

(Quasar#7) - Wendell Vaughn made his presentation to the New York I.D.I.C. Board, but had to feign illness and leave when he was called away yet again, this time to deal with Terminus.

(Quasar#9) - I.D.I.C. allowed Vaughn another chance to present his company to them. They granted him a contract to upgrade their security. Ken Tanaka then decided that there was a limit to how high he could go in I.D.I.C., so he left the company, and went to work for Wendell at VSS.

(New Mutants Annual I#7 - BTS) - I.D.I.C. was revealed to have been a front for A.I.M., Advanced Idea Mechanics.

(Karnak I#1 (fb) - BTS) - The I.D.I.C. infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D. databases, compromising the organization. After they kidnapped the new Inhuman Adam Roderick, they sent a video to S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Central Operations, claiming responsibility.

(Karnak I#1) - Karnak exposed an I.D.I.C. agent working in S.H.I.E.L.D. and tortured him for intel on the terrorists, working in the Berlin cell. Soon, Karnak attacked the Berlin headquarters.

(Karnak I#2) - Karnak violently took out many I.D.I.C. agents before confronting their leader and demanding Roderick. The leader stated that Roderick had come to them willingly and that he was the one they had been waiting for, then he used "zen gunnery", or the telekinetic manifestation of a shotgun, to fight Karnak, but the Inhuman quickly got the upper hand. Karnak was prepared to torture the priest, but he stated that Roderick was the Messiah, and Karnak only had to see it for himself. Before the priest died, he told Karnak to find the Temple of the Single Shadow.

(Karnak I#3) - Karnak and S.H.I.E.L.D. tracked the Chapel of the Single Shadow to Transia, where the followers there joined in an ear-piercing chorus that fired concussive beams at the Helicarrier, though Karnak was soon able to disrupt the song with a counter-note back.

(Karnak I#4) - Karnak approached the Chapel, which intel told him was built on the gravesite of dead gods, and inside he battled mutated men who were tethered to a godly eyeball before Adam Roderick revealed himself. Adam revealed he was happy where he was, then he made he and his followers invisible to Karnak and they teleported away.

(Karnak I#5) - I.D.I.C. member Russoff was captured by S.H.I.E.L.D., and questioned by Karnak. Russoff revealed his Roderick-granted ability to paint reality based on the thoughts of others, and he used it to taunt Karnak, for which Karnak killed him.

(Karnak I#6) - S.H.I.E.L.D. teleported Karnak to the I.D.I.C.'s final base, where Karnak killed several who had been changed by Roderick into spider-human hybrids with a hive mind. Karnak soon defeated Roderick himself, turning off the boy's powers and giving him brain damage.

Comments: Created by Peter B. Gillis (writer) & Gene Day (artist).

I.D.I.C. (International Data Integration Control) is the predecessor of International Data Integration and Control, as confirmed in the letters page to Quasar#14. The latter group was later revealed to be a front for A.I.M., and the former was likely to have A.I.M. connections, as Shang-Chi investigated A.I.M. in Captain America I#411-414. Nonethless, it is unconfirmed.

Profile by The Beetle. Update by Chadman (Karnak update).

No known connection to:

Shintaro Kuramoto


He was/is Operations Manager of the New York City Branch of I.D.I.C.. Kuramoto hired Vaughn Security Systems to upgrade their security.

--Quasar#5 (Quasar#5, 7, 9





Doctor Lugash

Dame Renée de Peynaud’s personal doctor, but also working for the I.D.I.C, although Diadem herself forbad Doctor Lugash to provoke a heart attack for Dame Peynaud, he still did it, she survived the heart attack
--Master of Kung-Fu I#102

Karnak I#4, p6, pan1 (members connected to eye)
Karnak I#4, p8, pan1 (the eye)
Karnak I#6, p8, pan3 (spider-human hybrids)
Quasar#5, p10, pan3 (Shintaro Kuramoto)
Master of Kung-Fu I#102, p6, pan4 (Doctor Lugash)

Master of Kung-Fu I#102 (July, 1981) - Peter Gillis (writer), Gene Day (artist), Jim Salicrup (editor)
Quasar#5 (Mid-December, 1989) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Paul Ryan (penciler), Danny Bulanadi (inker), Howard Mackie (editor)
Quasar#7 (February, 1990) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Mike Manley (penciler), Danny Bulanadi (inker), Howard Mackie (editor)
Quasar#9 (April, 1990) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Mike Manley (penciler), Danny Bulanadi (inker), Howard Mackie (editor)
New Mutants Annual I#7 (1991) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Guang Yap (penciler), Dan Panosian (inker), Bob Harras (editor)
Karnak I#1 (December, 2015) - Warren Ellis (writer), Gerardo Zaffino (artist), Nick Lowe (editor)
Karnak I#2 (April, 2016) - Warren Ellis (writer), Gerardo Zaffino, Antonio Fuso (artists), Nick Lowe (editor)
Karnak I#3-6 (June-July, 2016; November, 2016; April, 2017) - Warren Ellis (writer), Roland Boschi (artist), Nick Lowe (editor)

First Posted: 09/24/2002
Last updated: 05/16/2020

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