HERBERT CHOLMONDELEY

Real Name: Herbert Cholmondeley

Identity/Class: Human (Australian, World War II era)

Occupation: Politician, collaborator, counterfeiter

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Admiral Koshita, the Japanese

Enemies: Leatherneck Raiders, Morton

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: An estate in the Outlands of Australia

First Appearance: Captain Savage and his Leatherneck Raiders#5 (August, 1968)

Powers/Abilities: Herbert Cholmendeley was a politician, subversive agent, and a counterfeiter.

History: (Captain Savage and his Leatherneck Raiders#5 (fb) - BTS) - Herbert Cholmendeley was a politician who came within a few votes of becoming Australia's Prime Minister during an election. He retired to his estate in the Outlands after the election, and became affiliated with the Japanese. Cholmondeley began to print fake Australian money, but his engraver died after completing only one side of the note.

(Captain Savage and his Leatherneck Raiders#5) - Rolfe Harrison was brought to Cholmendeley as a replacement engraver, and Cholmendeley approved of his work. Later, he was approached by a man claiming to be his contact with the Japanese, but when Cholmondeley asked him if Admiral Koshita had capitulated, and the man replied that he had, it became clear that the man was an imposter, because Admiral Koshita had always supported Cholmondeley. In fact, the man was Captain Simon Savage of the Leatherneck Raiders. Savage knocked Cholmondeley out, and escaped with him and the plates. Cholmondeley was brought to commander Morton, who forced Cholmondeley to sign a confession of all he had done. To prevent national unrest, Cholmondeley was exiled from Australia, on the condition that the confession would only be used if he returned to Australia.

Comments: Created by Arnold Drake, Dick Ayers and Syd Shores.

Cholmondeley's name is pronounced "chumly."

Herbert Cholmondeley's name was possibly inspired by Horace de Vere Cole, who used the identical alias while performing a prank on the Royal Navy.

by Prime Eternal

CLARIFICATIONS:
Herbert Cholmondeley should not be confused with:


Images taken from:
Captain Savage and his Leatherneck Raiders#5, page 9, panel 1 (numbered)


Last updated: 05/21/05

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