MICHAEL "BULLSEYE" MILLER

Real Name: Private Michael Miller

Identity/Class: Human (World War II era)

Occupation: Soldier, former auto mechanic

Group Membership: Deadly Dozen

Affiliations: Howling Commandos (Isadore "Izzy" Cohen, Nick Fury, Gabe Jones, Eric Koenig, Robert "Reb" Ralston), Sam Sawyer

Enemies: Captain Conner, Nazis, Dr. Steinem

Known Relatives: Unnamed wife

Aliases: "Bullseye"

Base of Operations: Able Company base, England
formerly, Chicago, Illinois

First Appearance: Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos#98 (May, 1972)

Powers/Abilities: Michael Miller was a crack shot with a rifle, and was extremely deadly as a sniper.

History: (Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos#98 (fb) - BTS) - Michael Miller was an auto mechanic who enlisted in the armed forces, becoming one of the European Theater of Operation's top ten marksmen, and a private first class. However, Miller killed another man who called him names, and he was busted to private and imprisoned. Captain Sam Sawyer decided to enlist him for the Deadly Dozen squadron.

(Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos#98) - Michael Miller was introduced to Timothy "Dum-Dum" Dugan, who was to be the leader of the Deadly Dozen. As Dugan began to train the Deadly Dozen, he took notice of Miller's target practice. He confronted Miller on his accuracy, noting that he was capable of better than he was demonstrating, and admonished him to not simply ride on his reputation.

Miller joined the Deadly Dozen on their first mission: to capture a band of Nazi spies who had landed on English soil. The Deadly Dozen succeeded in their mission.

(Combat Kelly and the Deadly Dozen#1 (fb)) - Miller was introduced to Combat Kelly, newly assigned as Dugan's replacement as leader of the Deadly Dozen. He joined the Deadly Dozen on a mission to Germany to destroy a new German jet plane created by Dr. Steinem. The Deadly Dozen successfully raided the Luftwaffe complex where the jet was stored, and Miller cut the alarms.

(Combat Kelly and the Deadly Dozen#1) - Kelly had Miller and the others destroy the jet plane using grenades. The destruction of the jet threatened to set off all of the jet fuel in the complex, and the Dozen escaped before the explosion destroyed the entire complex. They then met up with their rendezvous plane, and returned to England.

(Combat Kelly and the Deadly Dozen#3 - BTS) - In January, 1945, the Deadly Dozen entered the frontlines of the war during the push into Germany following the Battle of the Bulge. During a lull in the action, Kelly narrated to them the story of how he became a convict. Not long after he finished his tale, the fighting resumed.

(Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos#104) - The Deadly Dozen were commanded by Captain Conner, and the squad began to realize that Conner was unrealistic about the battlefield conditions. Sgt. Fury's Howling Commandos came to assist the Deadly Dozen, reuniting Miller with Dum-Dum Dugan, but Captain Conner cracked-up when he learned that thousands of German soldiers were headed for their position.

(Combat Kelly and the Deadly Dozen#4) - Miller was assigned with Larry "Hillbilly" Wagner to bring Conner back to headquarters, but along the way, they were ambushed by Germans. Wagner was kileld, and Miller and Conner were both hit, but Conner refused to help Miller, instead setting off to have his revenge on Fury and Kelly. Miller promised revenge, and dragged himself after Conner, finally shooting him in the back in time to save Fury and Kelly. Miller then died of his injuries.

Comments: Created by Gary Friedrich, Dick Ayers and Mike Esposito.

by Prime Eternal

CLARIFICATIONS:
Michael "Bullseye" Miller should not be confused with:


Images taken from:
Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos#98, cover
Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos#98, page 1, panel 9


Combat Kelly and the Deadly Dozen#1 (June, 1972) - Gary Friedrich (writer), Dick Ayers (pencils), Jim Mooney (inks), Stan Lee (editor)
Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos#104 (November, 1972) - Gary Friedrich (writer), Dick Ayers (pencils), Vince Colletta (inks), Roy Thomas (editor)
Combat Kelly and the Deadly Dozen#4 (December, 1972) - Gary Friedrich (writer), Dick Ayers (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks), Roy Thomas (editor)

Last updated: 05/21/05

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