Real Name: Sir Percival "Percy" Hawley
Identity/Class: Human (World War II era)
Occupation: radio announcer
Affiliations: Nazi party
Enemies: Howling Commandos
Known Relatives: Peter/Lord Hawley (father), Evelyn (mother), Pamela (sister)
Base of Operations: Berlin, Germany; World War II era
First Appearance: Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos#4 (November, 1963)
Powers/Abilities: None. Hawley was a charismatic radio announcer.
(Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos#4 (fb) - BTS) - Percial Hawley had been a Berlin correspondent for his father's newspaper, but was captured by Nazis when the war broke out. However, he came to be sympathetic to the Nazi cause and willingly worked for them as "Lord Ha-Ha," an obvious Englishman exhorting British listeners to his radio broadcast to surrender to the Nazis.
(Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos#4) - Recognizing his son's voice and believing him to be working against his will, Lord Hawley requested aid in rescuing him from the Nazis. The Howlers were sent to retrieve him, and they did so by infiltrating Nazi territory disguised as circus performers. They then ambushed the mansion in which Ha-Ha was staying and took him against his will. Under heavy fire, they escaped the mansion, and regrouped at their rendezvous site in Bremerhaven, where Ha-Ha unsuccessfully tried to bribe Fury into letting him go. However, as a Nazi tank passed by, Ha-Ha grabbed an automatic rifle and ran out, shouting and firing in an effort to gain the Nazis' attention. Failing to recognize Ha-Ha--instead seeing just a madman rushing them and shooting a gun, the Nazis shot Ha-Ha dead.
The Howlers managed to fight their way out of that situation and return to England, but one of their number was killed in the process: "Junior" Juniper. Upon returning to the Hawley estate, Nick Fury preserved the family's honor by telling them that Percival had went out like a hero.
Comments: Created by Stan "The Man" Lee, Jack "King" Kirby, and G. Bell.
Despite this unfortunate first encounter, Percival's sister, Pamela, went on to become one of Nick Fury's first loves.
Courtesy of Cisco:
Lord Ha-Ha was inspired by William Joyce, aka Lord Haw-Haw, a British Fascist who went to Germany and served the Nazi regime. He was born American, but identified himself as a Briton. Virulently anti-Semitic, he broadcasted radio propaganda to the Isles and tried to convert British POWs
into Nazi fighters. Lord Haw-Haw was executed for treason in January 1946."
No known connection to:
Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos#4 (November, 1963) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby (penciler), George Roussos (inker)
Last updated: 12/28/03
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