FOX DIVISION

Membership: Unidentified section chief and executive staff

Purpose: To staff HYDRA's diplomatic needs

Affiliations: HYDRA, Imperial Hydra (Arnold Brown)

Enemies: S.H.I.E.L.D.

Base of Operations: HYDRA Headquarters, beneath Imperial Industries International, New York

First Appearance: Strange Tales I#138/1 (November, 1965)








History: (Strange Tales I#138/1) - As the Imperial Hydra prepared to conquer the United States using their Betatron Bomb, he summoned the Fox section chief and his executive staff to a meeting, told them that Operation: Doomsday was ready, and to send their staff to Washington to present their demands. Two members of Fox division journeyed to Washington and demanded the American government's surrender, under the threat of activating the Betatron Bomb.

The Betatron Bomb was ultimately disarmed by Tony Stark, using the Brainosaur.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and John Severin.

HYDRA's Tiger and Rhino divisions are covered under their own entries.

The Fox (Reynard Slinker) really should have been a member of HYDRA's Fox division, but he wasn't shown to have joined HYDRA until well after the Imperial Hydra's day.

HYDRA's animal-themed divisions were only used during the Imperial Hydra's tenure. More's the pity!

by Prime Eternal

CLARIFICATIONS:
HYDRA's Fox Division should not be confused with:


BEAVER DIVISION

HYDRA's Beaver Division was responsible for engineering duties. No Beaver agents were ever identified.

--Strange Tales I#138






CAMEL DIVISION

HYDRA's Camel Division was responsible for supplying duties. No Camel agents were ever identified.

--Strange Tales I#138






FALCON DIVISION

HYDRA's Falcon Division was responsible for air combat duties. No Falcon agents were ever identified.

--Strange Tales I#138






LEOPARD DIVISION

HYDRA's Leopard Division was responsible for reconnaissance duties. No Leopard agents were ever identified.

--Strange Tales I#138






MOLE DIVISION

HYDRA's Mole Division was responsible for administrative duties. No Mole agents were ever identified.

--Strange Tales I#138






OWL DIVISION

HYDRA's Owl Division was responsible for planning duties. No Owl agents were ever identified.

--Strange Tales I#138






SEA DRAGON DIVISION

HYDRA's Sea Dragon Division was responsible for their naval actions. No Sea Dragon agents were ever identified.

--Strange Tales I#138

The HYDRA Undersea Assault Force (HUAF) from Strange Tales I#137 may have been members of the Sea Dragon division.




Images taken from:
Strange Tales I#138, page 4, panel 3
Strange Tales I#138, page 4, panel 1
other divisions- Strange Tales I#138, page 4, panel 1


Last updated: 03/26/05

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