ANDREA STERMAN

Real Name: Andrea Sterman

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Psychologist, author

Group Membership: Commission on Superhuman Activities, V-Battalion

Affiliations: Jeremiah Albuquerque, "Bucky", Captain America (Steve Rogers), Giscard Epurer, Vernon Hatchway, Moon Knight (Marc Spector), Nomad (Jack Monroe), Jack Norriss, U.S. Agent (John Walker)

Enemies: Henry Peter Gyrich

Known Relatives: Unidentified husband (divorced), unidentified son

Aliases: "Andie"

Base of Operations: Castle Masada, Symkaria;
    formerly the Commission on Superhuman Activities' headquarters, Washington, D.C., USA

First Appearance: Nomad I#2 (December, 1990)

Powers/Abilities: Andrea has remarkable psychoanalysis and deductive powers, and is a natural story-teller.

Height: 5'6"
Weight: 135 lbs.
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black

History:
(Nomad I#2 (fb, BTS))- Andrea Sterman was a dedicated psychiatrist, so absorbed in her work that she wound up driving away her husband and son, shutting them out of her world. She eventually came to be employed by the Commission on Superhuman Activities.

(Nomad I#2)- Andrea was employed by the CSA to psychoanalyze the vigilante Nomad for them, but after learning about his past, she wound up siding with him.

(Nomad I#4)- Andrea was present when the CSA had Captain America capture Nomad for them. Andrea felt guilty for aiding the Commission, and when she spied on Nomad's confrontation with Major-General Sokolowski, she learned that the U.S. government had helped develop its S.I.C.C.A.E.L. gun only to sell it to Cuba. She passed this on to Captain America, and he broke Nomad out of his cell so that they could stop the S.I.C.C.A.E.L. from being transferred to Russia. Nomad placed his adopted daughter "Bucky" into Andrea's care during the battle, then took her back after the gun had been destroyed.

(Nomad II#1)- Andrea was debriefed by the Commission, and reprimanded for helping Nomad escape them. Gyrich reassigned her to assist S.H.I.E.L.D. and the FBI in bringing Nomad to justice.

(Nomad II#2)- Andrea met Jack Norriss of S.H.I.E.L.D. who was to be her ally, and they met up with the U.S. Agent in Los Angeles to begin their hunt for Nomad.

(Nomad II#3)- Sterman and Norriss observed the U.S. Agent's first battle with Nomad, which ended with Nomad fleeing the scene. Later, they met up with Jeremiah Albuquerque, their S.H.I.E.L.D. contact on the west coast, and planned to stakeout Nomad's hotel. This time, Nomad took Andrea hostage, but he let her go when Albuquerque offered to get the CSA off his back if he would assassinate the Slug for them.

(Nomad II#22)- Norriss helped Andrea get into the Commission's files, and she learned about how Nomad's hometown of Clutier, Iowa was the site of a Nazi ring in Nomad's childhood.

(Nomad II#23)- Andrea and Norriss met with Giscard Epurer, who revealed to them that Bartholomew Ingrid was behind the attempts at a government-level to have Nomad killed.

(Nomad II#24)- Andrea and Norriss uncovered information in the CSA's files revealing that the FBI had set up Jack Monroe to become Bucky in the 1950's, and were aware that he would become mentally unstable.

(Nomad II#25)- After Nomad apparently died in a confrontation with Bartholomew Ingrid, Andrea quit her job the next day, and wound up writing a book about Nomad entitled "American Dreamer: the Lives and Deaths of Jack Monroe."


(Thunderbolts I#41)- Andrea was approached by Bob Haggerty, who wanted her to investigate the death of his sister, who he suspected had been slain by the U.S. government.

(Thunderbolts I#43)- Andrea visited Colin Hume in London and questioned him about his history at Roxxon, having determined that Haggery's sister had been slain by a bullet made of "hard air," such as those Hume created when he was the super-hero Windshear.

(Thunderbolts I#44)- Andrea met with Jack Norriss, and he informed her of a CSA project called "Alpha-32," which was connected to Roxxon's studies of Windshear's powers.

(Thunderbolts I#45)- Andrea met with Miles Warton of the Commission and questioned him about Omega-32.

(Thunderbolts I#46)- Andrea met with Hatchway, and confronted him on Nomad's seeming death, having pieced together that Hatchway had placed Nomad into suspended animation. However, Nomad had gone missing from the storage site.

(Thunderbolts I#47)- Andrea met up with Haggerty again, and showed him what she had determined to be the reason why his sister was killed-- that she had discovered Henry Peter Gyrich's plan to assassinate every superhuman on Earth.

(Thunderbolts I#48)- Andrea was sure by now that Nomad was the new Scourge, but was nearly slain by an agent of Gyrich's, using a hard air bullet. She was saved by Roger Aubrey of the V-Battalion, who took her with him for her own safety.

(Thunderbolts I#49)- Andrea was brought by Aubrey to Castle Masada in Symkaria to meet with Valerie Cooper and the V-Battalion, as they pieced together the conspiracy begun by Gyrich.

(Citizen V and the V-Battalion#1-3)- Essentially a prisoner of the V-Battalion now, Andrea remained with the team aboard their ship the Vanguard, and observed their conflict with Baron Strucker, the man who had controlled Gyrich into launching the Alpha-32 program. Andrea attempted to convince Elizabeth Barstow of the Penance Council to stand up to Aubrey, but she was quickly quieted.

(Citizen V and the V-Battalion: The Everlasting#1-4)- Andrea observed the V-Battalion during their confrontation with Marduk, and his attempt to have Flag-Smasher ignite a world war. She again attempted to stand up to Aubrey, opposing his intention of killing the Collective Man, who was being used as a pawn by Marduk, but Aubrey again ignored her. Aubrey ultimately retired as the V-Battalion's leader at the conclusion of the conflict.

(Moon Knight X#1) - At the request of the Avengers, Dr. Sterman accepted Moon Knight as her patient. She briefly went over Moon Knight's history with him, noting he was in the process of creating his own church in the worship of Khonshu. She also went over his claims at having died multiple times and been brought back to life by Khonshu. Although Sterman expressed skepticism in going over Moon Knight's history, she noted that his time with Khonshu had altered his brain in ways that were difficult to quantify.

(Moon Knight X#3) - Moon Knight met with Dr. Sterman and expressed his fears that an unidentified enemy might be himself due to his mental troubles.

(Moon Knight X#4) - Dr. Sterman asked Moon Knight why he always wore his mask to their sessions, noting that although she had become an expert at treating superhumans and so had become accustomed to their lifestyle, she wanted him to explain why he always wore the mask. Moon Knight explained that he considered it a shroud signifying that Marc Spector was dead and he had become a different person.

(Moon Knight X#5) - Dr. Sterman noted that people who suffer from dissociative identity disorder tend to experience heightened stress but Moon Knight's threshold for stress had been increased. She asked him to explain why that was and to stop being evasive. Moon Knight insisted he was being truthful with her in their sessions so she asked him why he was unhappy. He explained that his calling as Moon Knight forced him to put aside all the people he cared about and he had little to show for what he had accomplished in his costumed identity.

Comments: Created by Fabian Nicieza, James Fry III and Mark McKenna.

    Andrea had her vital statistics printed on the text page in Citizen V & the V-Battalion: The Everlasting#1.

Profile by Prime Eternal.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Andrea Sterman should be confused with:


images: (without ads)
Nomad II#1, page 15, panel 2 (main image)
Citizen V and the V-Battalion #1, page 9, panel 4 (V-Battalion uniform)

Appearances:
Nomad I#2 (December, 1990) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), James Fry (pencils), Mark McKenna (inks), Howard Mackie (editor)
Nomad I#4 (February, 1991) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), James Fry (pencils), Mark McKenna (inks), Howard Mackie (editor)
Nomad II#1-3 (May-July, 1992) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), S. Clarke Hawbaker (penciler), Mark McKenna (inker), Glenn Herdling (editor)
Nomad II#22-23 (February-March, 1994) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Rick Mays & Pete Garcia (pencilers), Greg Adams (inker), Glenn Herdling (editor)
Nomad II#24 (April, 1994) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Pete Garcia (penciler), Fredrick Percy (inker), Glenn Herdling (editor)
Nomad II#25 (May, 1994) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Peter Garcia (penciler), Fred Fredericks & Greg Adams (inkers), Glenn Herdling (editor)
Thunderbolts I#41 (August, 2000) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Mark Bagley (pencils), Greg Adams (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thunderbolts I#43-44 (October-November, 2000) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Mark Bagley (pencils), Greg Adams (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thunderbolts I#45 (December, 2000) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Patrick Zircher (pencils), Walden Wong (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thunderbolts I#46-48 (January-March, 2001) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Mark Bagley (pencils), Greg Adams, Scott Hanna (#47) & Mark McKenna (#48) (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thunderbolts I#49 (April, 2001) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Patrick Zircher (pencils), Al Vey (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Citizen V and the V-Battalion#1 (June, 2001) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Michael Ryan (pencils), Sean Parsons (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Citizen V and the V Battalion: The Everlasting#1 (March, 2002) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Lewis LaRosa (pencils), Jim Royal (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Citizen V and the V Battalion: The Everlasting#2 (May, 2002) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Lewis LaRosa (pencils), Scott Koblish, Jim Royal & Udon Studios (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Citizen V and the V Battalion: The Everlasting#3 (June, 2002) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Lewis LaRosa (pencils), Udon Studios (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Citizen V and the V Battalion: The Everlasting#4 (July, 2002) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Jose Kleber de Moura Jr. (pencils), Udon Studios (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Moon Knight X#1 (September, 2021) - Jed MacKay (writer), Alessandro Cappucchio (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Moon Knight X#3-5 (November, 2021-January, 2022) - Jed MacKay (writer), Alessandro Cappucchio (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)


First posted: 10/02/2004
Last updated: 03/23/2023

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