PAMELA HAWLEY

Real Name: Pamela Hawley, Lady Hawley

Identity/Class: Human (World War II era)

Occupation: Medic (Red Cross employee)

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Morgana Blessing, Dr. Strange, Nick Fury, the Howling Commandos (Izzy Cohen, "Dum Dum" Dugan, Gabe Jones, Dino Manelli, Percy Pinkerton, "Rebel" Ralston)

Enemies: The Axis Powers of World War II, sir Baskerville, Dormammu, Baron (Karl) Mordo, sir Baskerville

Known RelativesPeter/Lord Hawley (father), Evelyn/Lady Hawley (mother), Percival (Lord Ha-Ha, brother)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Currently unknown;
    formerly London, England during and before World War II

First Appearance: Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos#4 (November, 1963)

Powers/Abilities: Pamela was a skilled medic and also both courageous and compassionate.

History:
(Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos#4) - During a Nazi air raid over London, Pamela cared for the injured. She called out to a passing soldier, Sgt. Nick Fury, to help carry a wounded boy into a shelter. Despite the intense bombing, Pamela exclaimed: "When will they realize that we'll never surrender, no matter what?!" Fury was impressed with her attitude. When the raid ceased, a nurse arrived to care for the wounded. Pamela tried to thank Fury, but he ran off, claiming not to have time for talk and figuring that a mere slob like him wouldn't have a chance with a "living doll" like her anyway.
    Later, Fury was summoned by Lord Hawley to his manor to arrange the rescue of his son Percy from the Nazis. There Fury was surprised to encounter the woman he had met earlier in the day. She praised him for his assistance and hoped he would be able to save Percy. Fury led his Howling Commandos into Germany to recover Percy, but he turned out to be a Nazi sympathizer and was killed while trying to draw assistance from Nazi soldiers.
    Fury returned to Hawley manor, protecting Pam's feelings, telling her that she would have been proud of her brother, because he had gone out like a hero

(Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos#5) - Sharing a dinner date at Ye Royale Dragoon, Pamela tried to groom Fury into a proper gentleman, instructing him on how to drink his tea and chiding him when he nearly decked a soldier who mocked him for drinking tea. Ultimately, Fury was unable to relax and enjoy himself because he was still festering over a mocking challenge from Wolfgang von Strucker.

(Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos#6) - Nick and Pamela watched a newsreel of the Desert Fox (Rommel) leading Nazi troops to victory in Africa. Nick was frustrated by not being able to help oppose Rommel, but Pamela reminded him that Rommel wasn't invincible and that sooner or later their troops would defeat him. Later, on the way home, Nick jokingly complained about not wanting to be seen carrying an umbrella for a "dame," while Pamela lamented that she had fallen for the most uncultured G.I. in the entire allied commands.

(Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos#7) - During the court martial of Nick Fury for punching out a superior officer, both Pamela and Lord Hawley testified on his behalf.

(Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos#9) - After attending a U.S.O. dance together, Pamela remarked that Nick had been a perfect gentleman while they walked home. About that time, the rest of the Howlers drove by and splattered mud all over Fury. Pamela stopped Fury from demolishing the Howlers, and told him to be more of a gentleman, like Percival Pinkerton.

(Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos#10) - Fury told Pamela of his recent mission in which the Howlers had flown in to Okinawa, freed a number of prisoners, and captured a Japanese destroyer. Assuming he was exaggerating, she asked him if he could ever be serious.

(Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos#13) - Fury and Pamela watched newsreels on the Howlers, followed by film on Captain America and Bucky. She consoled Fury that everyone just seemed more excited about Captain America because he was newer. Later, at the "Pig and Whistle" Pub, Sgt. Bull McGiveny tried to pick a fight with Pvt. Steve Rogers, little realizing whom he really was. Despite Pamela's efforts to the contrary, Fury punched McGiveny, leading to a full barroom brawl centered on the Howlers and the Maulers.

(Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos#17) - Returning from a several day mission in Africa, Fury had to assure Pamela that he hadn't been out of touch because of another girl. He told her that there was no one but her, and she told him that any girl would be thrilled to have a gentleman friend like him...so kind, so considerate, so thoughtful...at which point the Howlers interrupted, and Fury let loose on them with a tirade of insults which assured them he still loved them, too.

(Dr. Strange II#50) <1943> - Pamela encountered the temporally displaced and amnesiac Morgana Blessing, and she was most surprised when Morgana called her by her first name. Pamela invited her in to a bar where she met with Fury and the Howlers, but someone else made the mistake of bad-mouthing the Howlers and a barroom brawl soon erupted.

(Dr. Strange II#50) - Pamela protected Morgana during the fight until a time-traveling Dr. Strange arrived, instantly stopping the fight and bringing order out of chaos. Strange tried to explain away how Morgana might have known her name, after which he left Morgana in Pamela's care until he could determine how to recover her lost memory.

(Dr. Strange II#51) - Pamela and Morgana were kidnapped by Sir Baskerville, who had them brought to his castle, where he implanted the spirit of Baron Mordo (also having time-traveled from the modern era) into Morgana's body. Fury and the Howlers arrived at the castle under orders from Captain Sawyer, fighting Baskerville's men. Dr. Strange, who had been overpowered and enslaved by Dormammu, restrained Pamela while Baskerville, Mordo, Dormammu, and their agents attempted to draw on the power of hate to summon Dormammu fully to Earth. Fury was captured as well, but as he cried out and fought in an effort to free Pamela, the force of his love was somehow transmitted into Strange's mindless form. Somehow recognizing this and sensing Nick's presence within Strange, Pamela kissed him. The power of their love disrupted the spell and allowed Morgana to throw off Mordo's control. Fury then supported Pamela, who was exhausted from the effort, as Strange then erased the memory of his existence from Fury, Pamela, and Dum Dum Dugan.

(Marvel Holiday Special 1994) - <@ Christmas, 1943> Pamela sent Nick a Christmas card:

Dearest Nicholas

We live in uncertain times. Who knows what tomorrow will bring--let alone the new year? Let's live in the day, for the moments of joy we have in the here and now--and as for the rest, let it go.

All my love,
Pamela

However, the card somehow became lost in the mail.

(Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos#18) - During another air raid, Fury convinced Pamela to wait until after the first wave passed before trying to join her ambulance unit. Afterwards, the lovers were relieved to learn that each was ok. Realizing he might have a chance with her, Fury bought an engagement ring and planned to propose to her. McGiveny saw the draft of his proposal and began mocking it, at which point Fury flattened him with a single punch. Fury convinced Captain Sawyer to give him a three day pass following their next mission, during which Fury risked his life to save the engagement ring he had kept with his dog tags. Upon returning home, he rushed off to Hawley manor before Sawyer could tell him what had happened. It wasn't until he reached Lord Hawley and asked his blessing to marry Pamela that he learned that during an air raid during his absence she had been killed by a bomb while helping the wounded.
    According to Lord Hawley, her last words were: "Tell my wonderful American sergeant how much I love him..."

(Marvel Holiday Special 1994) - When a local postal office was razed, Pamela's envelop was discovered behind a file cabinet. It made it to Fury decades after it had been sent, on Christmas Eve, restoring his hope and Christmas spirit.

Comments: Created by Stan "The Man" Lee, Jack "King" Kirby, and G. Bell.

I don't have the Sgt. Fury series indexed, so if you know of any other appearances, let me know, and I'll add them.
Similarly, I'm just guessing at the order of appearances above, but it seemed to follow the logical progression of their relationship.

    Lord Hawley remarks in Sgt. Fury#7 that he has known Nick Fury for many months. Even given that as a topical reference with 7 months passing in real time, I don't think 7 qualifies as many. Maybe it was meant that there was a large gap of time between some of the issues, possibly explaining the 1943 reference in Dr. Strange II#50,51.

While I certainly don't claim to be an expert on royalty (I'm quite ignorant, actually), I did learn this from our esteemed United Kingdom resident, Loki:

 This is almost always done incorrectly in the comics, but the OHotMU corrections page has confirmed that this is erroneous.
I truly don't know whether the same applies to other titles, like Barons, but that's why I write Baron (Heinrich) Zemo, to some folks' consternation.
That being said, I have no knowledge of whether Pamela Hawley's father was a Duke or not, but I'm ASSuming not. Her father is typically referred to as Lord Hawley or Peter Hawley, but not Lord Peter Hawley. Pamela, however, is sometimes referred to, in caption and in her own dialogue, as Lady Pamela Hawley.

Thanks to Per Degaton for pointing out the Holiday Special. I never would have remembered that.

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
No known connection to:


(Lord) Peter Hawley

Father of Percy and Pamela and husband of Evelyn, he was a British Nobleman to an uncertain degree. He was influential enough that when he sent a request to have Fury rescue Percy from the Nazis, it was answered immediately. Fury never told him (as far as we know) of Percy's true allegiance, and Peter came to regard him in highest honor, even speaking in his defense at Fury's court martial. After Pamela's death, he had asked Captain Sam Sawyer to tell Fury the news, but Fury was too excited to propose to Pam, and rushed to Hawley manor. Lord Hawley was forced to tell Fury her fate after Fury had asked for his blessing to propose to her.

--Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos#4 (7, 18(fb), 18

 

 


(Lady) Evelyn Hawley

Mother of Percy and Pamela and wife of Peter, she never said a word, merely standing with her arm around Lord Hawley as he asked Fury to rescue Percy.

--Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos#4

 

 


images:
Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos#4, p3, panel 1 (Pam body)
            panel 4 (Pam face)
        p9, panel 1 (Evelyn)
    #18, p20, panel 1 (Peter)
Dr. Strange II#51, p11, panel 2 (Pam)
They're slim pickins for Pamela...every single good picture in her Dr. strange appearance has her with her mouth as if she's catching flies!


Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos#5 (January, 1964) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby (pencils), George Roussos (inks)
Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos#6 (March, 1964) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby (pencils), George Roussos (inks)
Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos#7 (May, 1964) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby (pencils), George Roussos (inks)
Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos#9-10 (August-September, 1964) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Dick Ayers (pencils), George Roussos (inks)
Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos#13 (December, 1964) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby (pencils), Chic Stone (inks)
Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos#17 (April, 1965) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Dick Ayers (pencils), Vince Colletta (inks)
Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos#18 (May, 1965) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Dick Ayers (pencils), Chic Stone (inks)
Dr. Strange II#50 (December, 1981) - Roger Stern (writer), Marshall Rogers (pencils), Terry Austin (inks), Al Milgrom (editor)
Dr. Strange II#51 (February, 1982) - Roger Stern (writer), Marshall Rogers (pencils), Terry Austin (inks), Al Milgrom (editor)
Marvel Holiday Special 1994 (January, 1994?)


Last updated: 01/28/05

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