CAPTAIN FLINT

Real Name: Flint (last name unrevealed)

Identity/Class: Human (World War II era)

Occupation: Soldier, commanding officer

Group Membership: Howling Commandos

Affiliations: Bull McGiveney, Colonel Parker, Captain Sam Sawyer

Enemies: Nazis

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: "Blood N' Guts Flint"

Base of Operations: Able Company base, England, 1940's

First Appearance: Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos#11 (October, 1964)

Powers/Abilities: Captain Flint was a combat veteran, and used a machine gun while in the field. He also proved to be a powerful hand-to-hand combatant. Flint was normally a by-the-book commanding officer, and expected his men to follow army regulations to the letter, even in the field.

History: (Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos#11) - When Captain Sam Sawyer of the First Attack Squad (Howling Commandos) went on detached service for two weeks, Captain Flint was assigned to take his place as Able Company's commanding officer. Immediately upon his arrival at Able Company base, he busted a corporal for not saluting him.

Captain Flint called for all of the Attack Squads to assemble for inspection, but the First Attack Squad were in the midst of training, and missed the call. When Sgt. Fury finally did appear, in a dirty uniform and his face unshaven, Flint demanded that Fury shave, and wear a clean uniform. When Fury returned, Flint informed him that his next mission would be halt a convoy of German V-2 rocket components in Normandy, and that Flint would be leading the mission in person in order to set an example. Fury balked at this, but Flint's superior, Colonel Parker, supported the idea.

As Flint and the Howlers set ashore on Normandy from a raft, the Howlers took note of the bars on Flint's helmet as a potential risk in night operations, but Flint was determined to operate by the book during the mission. The Howlers began to plant mines, but the bars on Flint's helmet gave their position away to a German plane flying overhead, and he warned the convoy, then attacked the Howlers. Fury shoved Flint out of the line of fire, and Flint struck his head on a rock, knocking him unconscious.

Flint came to in time to find a Nazi hovering over him, but was saved by Gabe Jones. As Fury and Gabe drew the Nazis away from Flint, Flint, though unarmed, was determined to help them, and used a rock to knock one of them out. Then, crying the Howler's battle-cry ("Wah-hoo!"), he attacked the remaining two Nazis and defeated them with his fists. The Howlers completed their mission, then returned to England.

Captain Sawyer returned to Able Company early, and Flint eagerly informed him that the Howlers were the best men he had ever served with, and that he had learned that there was more to soldiering then regulations-- and had now stopped shaving and started smoking and wearing dirty uniforms, in honor of the Howlers!

(Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos#61) - When Captain Sawyer was held captive by the Nazis in French, Captain Flint briefly assumed command of the Howling Commandos again in order to coordinate a rescue mission for Sawyer. When Sawyer managed to get out a transmitter signal of his location, Flint authorized Sgt. Fury's rescue mission.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Dick Ayers and George Roussos.

by Prime Eternal

CLARIFICATIONS:
Captain Flint should not be confused with:


Images taken from:
Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos#11, page 3, panel 3
Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos#11, page 13, panel 1


Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos#61 (December, 1968) - Gary Friedrich (writer), Dick Ayers (pencils), John Severin (inks), Stan Lee (editor)

Last updated: 05/29/05

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