Real Name: Roger Donovan T. Goshaw

Identity/Class: Human technology (exoskeleton) user

Occupation: Mercenary

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Lt. Col. Tom Gittes, agent Goldman, Nate Thurman, other rogue S.H.I.E.L.D. agents

Enemies: Captain America (Steve Rogers), Timothy "Dum Dum" Dugan, Nick Fury, Dmitri Panshin, Sergei Panshin, S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistics Directorate), Titanium Man (Boris Bullski)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: "Go Go" Goshaw, Multi-Man Armor;
    "Tin Tangerine" (from Dugan)

Base of Operations: Currently unknown

First Appearance: Captain America / Nick Fury: Blood Truce (February, 1995)





Powers/Abilities: Agent Orange's armor granted him superhuman strength (Class 10-25?) and durability, flight (via boot jets), wrist cannons/automatic weapons, the ability to project energy blasts, etc. The armor also contained auto-repair circuitry and gyro-balance circuitry, as well as identification and combat strategy software. It could fire a "jangler," that disrupted the circuitry of anything it touched. It answered his questions verbally and responded directly to his verbal commands. It was designed to be so user friendly that a high school kid could master it.






(Captain America / Nick Fury: Blood Truce (fb) - BTS) - Tony Stark designed the Multi-Man Armor for non-combat operations (such as construction) to allow one soldier to do the work of twenty. However, as it cost 20 million dollars per suit, Congress nixed its development.

(Captain America / Nick Fury: Blood Truce (fb) - BTS) - Somehow rogue SHIELD agents Tom Gittes and Nate Thurman obtained the Multi-Man Armor prototype (or had one built), modifying it for combat by increasing its armor and adding various weapons.

(Captain America / Nick Fury: Blood Truce (fb) - BTS) - Goshaw was hired by Tom Gittes and Nate Thurman and outfitted with the Multi-Man Armor. Gittes and Thurman had compiled a list of war or other international criminals who were bargaining with the USA to gain amnesty. They wished to assassinate these men.
    They sent Goshaw, who took the name Agent Orange, to kill Russian scientist Col. Dmitri Panshin.








(Captain America / Nick Fury: Blood Truce) - Agent Orange ambushed Dmitri Panshin in the bathroom at Euro-Disneyland, Paris, where he was meeting with "Dum Dum" Dugan to discuss defecting to the USA. Dugan walked in on the assault and fired on Agent Orange, while the Titanium Man arrived to try to claim Panshin for his employers (AIM in this case). Agent Orange fought the Titanium Man who also fought Dugan, and Panshin escaped in the ensuing chaos. Agent Orange fired several rounds against the Titanium Man, with a stray bullet hitting Dugan in the left shin, and his employers then commanded him to abort the mission, so he flew off.
    Nick Fury recruited Captain America to help locate Panshin, and Captain America found him in Prague, Czech Republic, but before he could contact him, Agent Orange burst through the ground and attempted to grab him. Captain America fought Agent Orange, shattering one of his wrist weapons, and Panshin fled again. Captain America caught up with Panshin and his son, Sergei, but the Titanium Man arrived to try to snatch Panshin again. A three-way battle ensued, with Cap and the Titanium Man temporarily flooring Agent Orange, and with the Titanium grabbing Sergei Panshin (as Dmitri had lost himself in the crowd) and flying off. Agent Orange recovered and caught up to the Titanium Man, firing a device that shorted out his armor, forcing him to drop Sergei. Agent Orange grabbed Sergei and escaped.
    Dmitri Panshin turned in to SHIELD to gain their aid in recovering Sergei. Agent Orange contacted SHIELD, claiming to be an agent of Hydra, and wishing to offer Sergei as a trade for Dmitri. He set up a transfer meeting in Eastern Germany, after which he checked in with Gittes via scrambled call. The reckless Goshaw bragged how he had fixed his armor's wrist cannon and then demonstrated, firing it into a table just a few feet from the young Sergei. Agent Orange then went to the meeting site and successfully traded Sergei for Dmitri, after which he flew away with the latter. Agent Orange brought Panshin before Gittes and Thurman aboard a SHIELD Helicarrier, and the rogue SHIELD agents held a war crimes trial for him; but the Titanium Man tracked Agent Orange, bringing Captain America and Fury with him. Gittes directed Agent Orange and the rogue agents to take down all three new arrivals. Captain America squared off with Agent Orange, outmaneuvering him repeatedly. The Titanium Man used AIM technology and codes to shut down Agent Orange's armor, and Captain America then flattened him with a flying dropkick.
    Goshaw was presumably stripped of his armor and turned over to the authorities.



Comments: Created by Howard Chaykin and Ben Schwarz (writers), Andrew Currie (pencils), Tom Palmer (inker)

Agent Orange is an idiot, with little respect for anyone or anything. He did fancy himself a loyal American.

I'm guessing that S. Kyle was a play on DC's Catwoman, and the other agents names may have been DC references, too.

Gittes was called Tom the whole time, but his office door said "Jonathon Gittes," so I'm going with his first name as Jonathon, and Tom as his more commonly used middle name.
Robert Bruce Banner to the rescue!

S. Kyle, Lopez, Lords, Szalk, and Taylor were all SHIELD agents in this issue, but they weren't seen to be directly involved with Agent Orange, so I left them off of affiliations.

Profile by Snood.

No known connection to:

Lt. Col. Jonathon Tom Gittes

    He led the rogue faction of SHIELD that took out war criminals, etc., who were escaping punishment via bargains with the US government. He hired, outfitted, and commanded Agent Orange. He intended to force Fury's silence due to the damage these assassinations could do to SHIELD.

    He was assigned to act as temporary replacement for "Dum Dum" Dugan as security chief while Dugan was out with an injured leg after being shot by Agent Orange. He ran the trial of Dmitri Panshin and rounded up all SHIELD agents not loyal to him and had them confined. He tricked the injured Dugan into getting up to answer the door, knowing he couldn't draw his gun while holding his cane, and so Dugan joined his other prisoners. When he ordered his agents to kill Captain America to get to Panshin whom he was shielding, they refused. When he tried to do it himself, Thurman punched him out, and the rogues surrendered to SHIELD.

    Fury stood up to the responsibility for his agents' actions when the matter was brought to trial.

--Captain America / Nick Fury: Blood Truce (Blood Truce (fb) - BTS, Blood Truce





    Part of Gittes' rogue outfit, he refused to shoot Captain America when ordered to by Gittes, and he subsequently surrendered when Thurman took down Gittes


--Captain America / Nick Fury: Blood Truce




S. Kyle


    A loyal SHIELD agent, she brought coffee to Fury during his teleconference with AIM.


--Captain America / Nick Fury: Blood Truce (Blood Truce (fb) - BTS, Blood Truce








    A loyal SHIELD agent, he was part of a cleared Helicarrier repair crew, but was held prisoner by the rogue faction while conducting the trial of Dmitri Panshin

--Captain America / Nick Fury: Blood Truce





A loyal SHIELD agent, she accompanied Szalk in capturing Dmitri Panshin when he entered the SHIELD Manhattan office.

--Captain America / Nick Fury: Blood Truce




Col. Dmitri Oleg Panshin

A former torturer and assassin for the KGB, his victims included CIA agent George C. Thurman. He was the father of Sergei and the husband of Sonya, who was killed (while pregnant with their second child) by SHIELD agents when he was to meet with agents from the American Embassy (Dmitri was wounded in the shootout). SHIELD sought him out, hoping to get him to defect to the USA before he could be scooped up by the likes of China or Latveria. Dugan met with him to discuss the benefits he would be provided if he came to work at Langley, but AIM sent the Titanium Man to recruit Panshin for them, while a rogue faction of SHIELD sent Agent Orange to bring him to them so they could execute him after conducting a war trial. He escaped capture by all forces initially, but he turned himself over to SHIELD after Agent Orange took his son Sergei prisoner. He agreed to be exchanged for Sergei and was taken to the rogue agents by Agent Orange. His trial was interrupted by Captain America, Fury, and the Titanium Man.
    He and Sergei were relocated to the USA, and a month after the ordeal he was ready to start at Langley.

--Captain America / Nick Fury: Blood Truce (Blood Truce (fb) - BTS, Blood Truce (fb), Blood Truce





Sergei Panshin


    The son of Dmitri and Sonya, he was taken hostage by first the Titanium Man and then Agent Orange when Dmitri escaped them. Dmitri turned himself in and allowed himself to be exchanged for Sergei, who was protected by SHIELD's European office until he could rejoin his father in the USA, where they were relocated.

--Captain America / Nick Fury: Blood Truce




Sonya Panshin


    The wife of Dmitri and the mother of Sergei, she met Dmitri for dinner in Czechoslovakia, where she told him that she was pregnant again. However, seconds later, SHIELD agents arrived, and a firefight ensued with the KGB agents watching over the Panshins, and Sonya was killed.

--Captain America / Nick Fury: Blood Truce (Blood Truce (fb) - BTS, Blood Truce






    A loyal SHIELD agent, he accompanied Lords in capturing Dmitri Panshin when he entered the SHIELD Manhattan office.

--Captain America / Nick Fury: Blood Truce






    Presumably a loyal SHIELD agent, he was only seen in the background.


--Captain America / Nick Fury: Blood Truce




Nate Thurman


    His brother, George C. Thurman, had been a CIA agent captured by the KGB and then tortured and killed by Dmitri Panshin.

    He was a SHIELD agent recruited by Nick Fury himself, and he served as the chief administration officer for Helicarrier repairs. When he learned that the US government intended to offer Panshin amnesty to prevent him from working for a foreign power, he joined Gittes' rogue faction to have Panshin killed. He had a difficult time lying and going against Nick Fury (and Captain America), and ultimately he turned against Gittes, striking him down when he prepared to open fire on Captain America to get to Panshin.


--Captain America / Nick Fury: Blood Truce (Blood Truce (fb) - BTS, Blood Truce




Captain America / Nick Fury: Blood Truce, p5 (Agent Orange in action)
    p6, p9 (Thurman & Gittes)
    p8, panel 3 (Taylor)
    p9, panel 3 (Sergei)
    p15, panel 6 (Agent Orange in flight from rear)
    p18, panel 2 (Agent Orange, full body)
    p21, panel 1 (Kyle)
    p23, panel 4 (Szalk, Panshin, Lords)
    p26, panel 2 (Agent Orange unmasked)
    p28, panel 2 (Sonya)
    p34, panel 1 (Lopez)
    p47, panel 1 (Goldman)

Captain America / Nick Fury: Blood Truce (February, 1995) - Howard Mackie & Ben Schwartz (writer), Andrew Currie (pencils), Tom Palmer (inks), Nelson Yomtov (editor)

Last updated: 08/29/05

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