Real Name: Dr. Yen (first name unrevealed)

Identity/Class: Human (Chinese)

Occupation: Chinese intelligence operative

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Hu Chen, Colonel Ling

Enemies: Black Widow (Natasha Romanova)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: China

First Appearance: Avengers I#29 (June, 1966)

Powers/Abilities: Dr. Yen was skilled at brainwashing individuals, sometimes employing the Psychotron

History: (Avengers I#29) - Dr. Yen was assigned to brainwash the Black Widow after she had failed the KGB in her attempts to destroy Iron Man. After succeeding with the brainwashing, Dr. Yen presented her to Hu Chen, his superior officer, who assigned her to destroy the Avengers.

(Avengers I#41) - When the Black Widow returned to China to meet with Colonel Ling, he and Dr. Yen flung her into a chamber containing the Psychotron, a new device designed to wear down an individual's sanity. They hoped to determine if the Psychotron could be used in brainwashing.

(Avengers I#42) - After releasing the Black Widow from the Psychotron, she pretended to be overcome with fear, but Colonel Ling and Dr. Yen observed from a secret room. When she attempted to break out of the room they placed her in, Colonel Ling filled the room with gas. Dr. Yen was disgraced by the failure of the Psychotron.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Don Heck and Frank Giacoia.

by Prime Eternal

Dr. Yen should not be confused with:

Images taken from:
Avengers I#42, page 12, panel 1

Avengers I#29 (Junge, 1966) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Don Heck (pencils), Frank Giacoia (inks)
Avengers I#41-42 (June-July, 1967) - Roy Thomas (writer), John Buscema (pencils), George Roussos (inks), Stan Lee (editor)

Last updated: 09/04/10

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