Membership: Joe, three unnamed members

Purpose: High-risk S.H.I.E.L.D. missions

Affiliations: S.H.I.E.L.D. (including "Dum-Dum" Dugan, Valentina De La Fontaine, Nick Fury and Clay Quartermain)

Enemies: Ultron, Vision, Yellow Claw robot

Base of Operations: S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier

First Appearance: Strange Tales I#165 (February, 1968)

History: (Strange Tales I#165) - S.H.I.E.L.D. dispatched its Suicide Squad alongside its Sky Commandos in a raid upon the Sky Dragon, floating fortress of the Yellow Claw (actually a robot double operated by Dr. Doom). The Suicide Squad confronted the Yellow Claw robot, but it defeated them with a psychic blast that knocked them all unconscious.

(Strange Tales I#167) - The Suicide Squad assisted in the final raid upon the Yellow Claw robot's underwater fortress, defeating his forces.

(Avengers I#67) - After Ultron was rebuilt from adamantium stolen from the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier by the Vision, "Dum-Dum" Dugan and Valentina De La Fontaine assigned a four-member Suicide Squad of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents to track the adamantium down. Their search brought them to Ultron's base, where they found the Vision. Believing him to still be rogue, the agents attacked him with vibro-guns, and knocked him unconscious.

(Avengers I#68) - After the Vision dismantled a bomb Ultron had attempted to activate, the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents realized that he was no longer their enemy, and allowed the Avengers to take him into their custody.

Comments: Created by Jim Steranko and Frank Giacoia.

by Prime Eternal

S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Suicide Squad should not be confused with:

Images taken from:
Avengers I#67, page 17, panel 4

Strange Tales I#167 (April, 1968) - Jim Steranko (writer/pencils), Joe Sinnott (inks), Stan Lee (editor)
Avengers I#67 (August, 1969) - Roy Thomas (writer), Barry Windsor-Smith (pencils), George Klein (inks), Stan Lee (editor)
Avengers I#68 (September, 1969) - Roy Thomas (writer), Sal Buscema (pencils), Sam Grainger (inks), Stan Lee (editor)

Last updated: 02/20/05

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