IRON MONGER

Real Name: Gregory Smoot

Identity/Class: Human, technology user

Occupation: Guardsman

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Commission on Superhuman Activities, General Lewis Haywerth

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Special Powers Compound, Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, Washington D.C.

First Appearance: Captain America I#354 (June, 1989)

Powers/Abilities: The Iron Monger armor enhances the wearer's strength to superhuman class 50, provides flight via jetboots, repulsor ray blasts, and a laser beam ("vario-beam") located in the armor plate's chest.

History: (Captain America I#354)- In order to test the effectiveness of the U.S. Agent, General Lewis Haywerth obtained a suit of Iron Monger armor from Stane International, and employed a Guardsman to wear the armor in a test against the U.S. Agent. The Guardsman was overconfident at first, not realizing how experienced the U.S. Agent was, and proved unable to hit him with his laser attacks. The Agent cunningly set off the room's sprinklers to douse the Guardsman's Iron Monger armor, then used live electrical wires to short out the armor. The Guardsman was left in poor physical condition after the ordeal, and received immediate medical attention.

Comments: Created by Mark Gruenwald, Kieron Dwyer and Al Milgrom.

His real name was revealed in Iron Monger's entry in the All-New Iron Manual.

by Prime Eternal

CLARIFICATIONS:
The Iron Monger who worked for General Haywerth should not be confused with:


Images taken from:
Captain America I#354, page 17, panel 2


Last updated: 10/02/04

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