Real Name: John Skulinowski

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Group Membership: Elite Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Kid, M-80, Nails, Silicon)

Affiliations:Dum Dum Dugan, Sharon Carter

Enemies: HAMMER, Hawkeye (Clint Barton), Hydra, Thunderbolts

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile

First Appearance: Captain America Annual 2000/2 (2000)

Powers/Abilities: Skul is a highly trained and experienced S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and is likely proficient with many weapons and combat tactics.

History: (Captain America Annual 2000/2 (fb) - BTS) - Skul "lost his face", presumably in a battle of some kind.

(Captain America Annual 2000/2) - Skul led the Elite Agents of SHIELD on their first mission, the retrieval of a stolen SHIELD hovercar located in a black market bazaar in the Gobi Desert. When the car's self-destruct mechanism was activated by Hydra agents, Skul had the team clear a path for Silicon so that he could disarm it. The car was successfully returned to Sharon Carter.

(Thunderbolts I#69) - Skul and the others were led by Dum-Dum Dugan to retrieve Blackheath from the Thunderbolts.

(Thunderbolts I#71) - The Thunderbolts resisted and the Elite Agents pursued. Skul found some of them and opened fire while hidden in a bush. Hawkeye reacted quickly and used some of his arrows to know the agent out. Recognizing Skul, Hawkeye commented "We got lucky, he's good."

(Secret Warriors#1) - John was listed as Rogue Security at the HAMMER occupied Torch station in SHIELD's agent files.

Comments: Created by Bill Rosemann, Scot Eaton and Bud LaRosa

The Elite Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. were inspired by G.I. Joe, so it's not surprising that they'd have their own version of Snake-Eyes.

by Patrick D Ryall

Skul should not be confused with:

Images taken from:

Captain America Annual 2000, page 42, panel 1

Captain America Annual 2000 (2000) - Bill Rosemann (writer), Scott Eaton (pencils), Bud LaRosa (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Thunderbolts I#69 (October, 2002) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Jean Jacques Dzialowski (penciler), Al Vey (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thunderbolts I#71 (November, 2002) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Manuel Garcia (penciler), Al Vey (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Secret Warriors#1/2 (April, 2009) - Brian Michael Bendis & Jonathan Hickman (writers), Tom Brevoort (editor)

Last updated: 03/22/13

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