ADRIAN SAMMISH

Real Name: Adrian Sammish

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Field director for the Commission on Superhuman Activities

Group Membership: Commission on Superhuman Activities

Affiliations: Battlestar/Bucky, Captain America/U.S. Agent, Freedom Force

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Commission on Superhuman Activities headquarters, Washington, D.C.

First Appearance: (in shadows) Captain America I#331 (July, 1987); (fully seen) Captain America I#333 (September, 1987)

Powers/Abilities: Adrian is skilled at directing field operations, and dealing with legal and political issues.

History: (Captain America I#331) - Adrian Sammish joined the Commission in demanding that Captain America appear before them to determine his current status with the U.S. government.

(Captain America I#332) - Sammish joined the Commission in confronting Captain America, revealing to him that the Captain America identity was the property of the government, and demanded that he either become their operative, or surrender his shield and uniform. After considering their offer for an evening, Steve Rogers chose to turn over the costume and uniform, and walked out.

(Captain America I#333) - The Commision argued over who the new Captain America should be, with Sammish suggesting Nomad, only for Henry Peter Gyrich to shoot the idea down, as Nomad would have been sympathetic to Steve Rogers' plight. The Commission finally chose John Walker, the Super-Patriot, with his friend Lemar Hoskins as the new Bucky.

(Captain America I#335) - After Walker and Hoskins had completed their training, Sammish was assigned to provide them with their field assignments. Sammish assigned them to their first mission, in which they brought down the Watchdogs in Custer's Grove, Georgia.

(Captain America I#339) - Sammish assigned Captain America and Bucky to oppose Famine, a Horseman of Apocalypse who was assualting Kansas, but by the time they arrived, Famine had already been defeated by Steve Rogers and his allies.

(Captain America I#344 (BTS)) - Walker and Hoskins attempted to contact Sammish after their helicopter was destroyed battling the Resistants, but they were unable to reach him.

(Captain America I#345) - Sammish observed as Steve Rogers turned himself over to the Commission, only to be thrown into prison.

(Captain America I#346) - Sammish retrieved Walker from a jail in Georgia after he had been arrested for murdering nine members of the Watchdogs after they killed his parents. Walker was placed on probation, and Sammish gave Battlestar his next assignment alongside Freedom Force, to use Mystique as a trojan horse to determine the Resistants' base of operations.

(Captain America I#347-348, 350) - Sammish joined with other members of the Commission in being increasingly alarmed at John Walker's actions as Captain America, and repeatedly attempted to have him removed, only to be blocked by the President, and by Commissioner Rockwell. Finally, they attempted to have Rogers reclaim the identity, only for him refuse, until Walker convinced Rogers that he was the man best suited to the job.

(Captain America I#352) - Sammish joined the Commission in a meeting with Battlestar, hoping to keep him onboard as an operative, but he departed their employ to investigate Walker's death.

(Captain America I#354) - Sammish joined the Commission to a summons at the Special Powers Compound where they were introduced to the U.S. Agent, whom General Haywerth revealed to be John Walker. They observed as Walker fought and soundly defeated a Guardsman dressed in the armor of Iron Monger.

(Punisher: No Escape) - Sammish joined the Commission in appointing the U.S. Agent to apprehend the Punisher, but he wound up siding with the Punisher against the Maggia, and disobeyed his orders.

Comments: Created by Mark Gruenwald, Tom Morgan and Dave Hunt.

by Prime Eternal

CLARIFICATIONS:
Adrian Sammish should not be confused with:


Images taken from:
Captain America I#335, page 5, panel 3
Captain America I#346, page 4, panel 2


Captain America I#332 (August, 1987) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Tom Morgan (pencils), Bob McLeod (inks), Don Daley (editor)
Captain America I#335 (November, 1987) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Tom Morgan (pencils), Dave Hunt (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Captain America I#339 (March, 1988) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Kieron Dwyer (pencils), Tony DeZuniga (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Captain America I#344-348 (August-December, 1988) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Kieron Dwyer (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Captain America I#350 (February, 1989) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Kieron Dwyer (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Captain America I#352 (April, 1989) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Kieron Dwyer (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Captain America I#354 (June, 1989) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Kieron Dwyer (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Punisher: No Escape (1990) - Gregory Wright (writer), Tod Smith (pencils), Danny Bulanadi (inks), Don Daley (editor)

Last updated: 10/02/04

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