Real Name: Thomas Bowman
Occupation: Security Chief at Gamma Base
Group Membership: Gamma Base personnel;
presumably U.S. Army or Air Force (see comments)
Affiliations: Dr. Maxwell, Clay Quartermain, Lt. Diane Perrywinkle, Betty Ross, Colonel Glenn Talbot
Known Relatives: Unknown
Base of Operations: Gamma Base, New Mexico
First Appearance: The Incredible Hulk II#239 (September, 1979)
Powers/Abilities: Bowman is presumably trained an experienced in military combat, strategy, security, etc..
History: (The Incredible Hulk II#240 (fb) - BTS) - Captain Bowman worked at Gamma Base for a long period of time. He knew Betty Ross when she was a "wren". He became security chief of Gamma Base.
(The Incredible Hulk II#239) - Captain Bowman, Lt. Perrywinkle, Dr. Maxwell and Senator Hawk were in the radar room of Gamma Base, observing an operation to capture the Hulk without destroying Mount Rushmore. The Hulk fled with the help of Goldbug.
(The Incredible Hulk II#240 - BTS) - Bowman and Clay Quartermain became friends. Quartermain nicknamed Bowman "Cappy".
(The Incredible Hulk II#240) - The day after, Bowman asked Quartermain if somebody had found the Hulk. Betty Ross arrived at Gamma Base piloting a "delta-wing" fighter. Bowman called her "wren". Shortly after Betty Ross confessed to Bowman, Quartermain and Tenent Perrywinkle that she had divorced Glenn Talbot.
(The Incredible Hulk II#243) - Colonel Glenn Talbot became the new commander of Gamma Base. He gathered Maxwell, Lt. Perrywinkle and Captain Bowman to inform them about his objectives to stop the Hulk.
(The Incredible Hulk II#256) - The Congress cut the funds to finance Gamma Base activities. Maxwell, Bowman and Perrywinkle were sorry that their work had been stopped.
(The Incredible Hulk II#257) - Gamma Base was dismantled. Maxwell and Bowman, like all the Gamma Base personnel weren't happy to meet the Congresswoman Ruth Messinger, responsible for the closing of the base. Bowman and Maxwell assisted in a discussion between Ruth Messinger and General Ross, and immediately after he had to attend to Col. Talbot who had stolen the War Wagon and left to capture the Hulk.
Comments: Captain Bowman was created by Roger Stern, Sal Buscema and Mike Esposito.
Hulkbuster Base was
formed from a joint effort of the U.S. Army and Air Force, so its officers would
almost certainly be from one of these groups. I'm betting someone can look at
the uniform he's wearing and ID as Air Force or not, but I'm not sure myself.
His first name was revealed in the Hulkbusters' entry in OHOTMU A-Z HC#5.
Captain Bowman has no known connections to
The Incredible Hulk II#243, p16, pan1
Incredible Hulk II#234 (April, 1979) - Roger Stern (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Jack Abel (inker), Al Milgrom (editor) - Perrywinkle only
The Incredible Hulk II#240 (October, 1979) - Roger Stern (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Joe Sinnot (inker)
The Incredible Hulk II#243 (January, 1980) - Roger Stern/Steven Grant (subject/writer), Sal Buscema (penciler)
The Incredible Hulk II#256 (February, 1981) - Bill Mantlo (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler)
The Incredible Hulk II#257 (March, 1981) - Bill Mantlo (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler)
The Incredible Hulk II#258 (April, 1981) - Bill Mantlo (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler)
Last updated: 04/16/06
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