"MAD-DOG" MARTIN

Real Name: Captain Jack Martin

Identity/Class: Human (World War II era)

Occupation: Pilot

Group Membership: Deadly Dozen

Affiliations: Sister Angelique, Sam Sawyer

Enemies: Nazis

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Able Company base, England

First Appearance: Combat Kelly and his Deadly Dozen#6 (April, 1973)

Powers/Abilities: Mad-Dog Martin was an accomplished pilot and bomber.

History: (Combat Kelly and his Deadly Dozen#6 (fb) - BTS) - Jack "Mad-Dog" Martin was a skilled combat pilot during World War II, but during a dogfight, he abandoned three of his fellow pilots, and all three men were killed. Martin was considered a coward afterwards.

(Combat Kelly and his Deadly Dozen#6 (fb)) - "Mad-Dog" Martin was assigned to the Deadly Dozen by Captain Sam Sawyer to pilot them in a B-17 to the site of a Nazi fortress that had to be taken out. The squad members were less than enthused to be working with a seeming coward, but Combat Kelly stood up for Martin, as they needed him. When the sky got too hot with German planes, Martin landed the squad, who feared that he was abandoning them.

(Combat Kelly and his Deadly Dozen#6) - Martin took heavy damage, running out of ammunition, unable to drop his bombs, and with an engine on fire. A German plane tried to intercept him, but its guns jammed, and it crashed into him, tearing off his plane's wing. Martin aimed his plane at the fortress, then bailed out. The explosion from his plane tore a hole through the fortress wall, and the ground forces were finally able to move in. The Deadly Dozen feared that Martin had been killed, but he surprised them all by turning up alive, and revealed that he had been so busy at the controls during the incident that he had forgotten to be afraid.

(Combat Kelly and his Deadly Dozen#7) - As the fortress was mopped up by the Allies, the Deadly Dozen had to walk to their rendezvous point. They found a farmhouse in France near the German border where Sister Angelique lived, and found that she had German soldiers as guests. The Germans agreed to turn themselves over to the Deadly Dozen. Although tempers flared between the two groups when one of the Germans tried to rape Erika, one of Sister Angelique's charges, Sister Angelique halted them by taking up a gun and threatening to shoot them. The Deadly Dozen finally departed with the Germans as their prisoners.

Comments: Created by Gary Friedrich, Dick Ayers and Vince Colletta.

Martin was nowhere to be found in Combat Kelly#9, so I suppose he survived the group's massacre.

by Prime Eternal

CLARIFICATIONS:
Captain Jack "Mad-Dog" Martin should not be confused with:


Images taken from:
Combat Kelly and his Deadly Dozen#7, page 2, panel 3


Combat Kelly and the Deadly Dozen#7 (June, 1973) - Gary Friedrich (writer), Dick Ayers (pencils), John Tartaglione (inks), Roy Thomas (editor)

Last updated: 05/21/05

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