JACK ROLLINS

Real Name: Jack Rollins

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Sleeper agent for S.H.I.E.L.D.

Group Membership: S.H.I.E.L.D.

Affiliations: Nick Fury

Enemies: Deltite, Roxxon Oil

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Roxxon Oil Industrial Research Complex, New Jersey

First Appearance:
    (mentioned) Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition#11: S.H.I.E.L.D. (October, 1986)
    (seen) Nick Fury Vs. S.H.I.E.L.D.#1 (June, 1988)

Powers/Abilities: Jack Rollins was a skilled undercover agent for S.H.I.E.L.D.

History: (Nick Fury Vs. S.H.I.E.L.D.#1 (fb) - BTS) - Jack Rollins was an agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. specially trained by Nick Fury to serve as a sleeper agent, and his status was kept secret from the rest of the organization. Rollins was sent by Fury on an undercover mission at Roxxon Oil.

(Nick Fury Vs. S.H.I.E.L.D.#1) - Rollins summoned Fury to Roxxon's Industrial Research Complex in New Jersey using Fury's private code, claiming that he had evidence of traitors within S.H.I.E.L.D. When Fury arrived, Rollins briefed him on Roxxon's Project: Delta, and showed him that Roxxon had classified S.H.I.E.L.D. files that only Fury should have had access to. They also spied upon a band of Encoders, who had the missing power core from S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Helicarrier which had been stolen by HYDRA earlier that evening.

    After Fury told S.H.I.E.L.D.'s council what he had found at Roxxon, the Deltite who secretly ran the council sent an LMD of Jimmy Woo to capture Rollins. Rollins was replaced with a Deltan-model LMD who assumed his post at S.H.I.E.L.D.

Comments: Created by Bob Harras, Paul Neary and Kim DeMulder.

    Rollins wasn't depicted amongst the Project: Delta victims Fury found in Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. II#43, but was likely there behind-the-scenes.

    Rollins was first mentioned in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition#11 entry for S.H.I.E.L.D., which identified him as a field agent.

by Prime Eternal

CLARIFICATIONS:
Jack Rollins should not be confused with:


JACK ROLLINS LMD (DELTAN)

(Nick Fury Vs. S.H.I.E.L.D.#1) - The Rollins LMD was used by the council to testify against Nick Fury, claiming that all of Fury's accusations were false. The council demanded that Fury turn himself over to Rollins for debriefing. Fury struck Rollins down and went on the run, but Rollins caught up to him as he was about to board a S.H.I.E.L.D. vessel to escape. Before Rollins could shoot Fury, Timothy "Dum-Dum" Dugan tackled Rollins from behind, giving Fury the time he needed to escape. Rollins had Dugan arrested.

(Nick Fury Vs. S.H.I.E.L.D.#2) - Rollins and the Jimmy Woo LMD had Dugan, Gabe Jones, Jasper Sitwell and Valentina de Fontaine brought before the council one at a time in order to test their loyalties to Fury. After determining that Sitwell was the most loyal to S.H.I.E.L.D., they named him director, and had him replaced with an LMD as well. Rollins, Woo and Sitwell addressed an assembly of agents at S.H.I.E.L.D. Central, pointing to the need to arrest Fury. In order to restrict Fury's number of allies, Rollins was sent with Henry Peter Gyrich to inform both teams of Avengers not to assist Fury. When Rollins brought this notice to the Fantastic Four, the Thing refused to obey them, until Rollins threatened him with a 20-year jail sentence. Later, at the funeral for Clay Quartermain, Rollins and Sitwell were approached by Valentina, who offered to help bring Fury in. When Valentina met with Fury by a harbor, Rollins and Sitwell turned it into an ambush, but Fury leapt off the pier.

(Nick Fury Vs. S.H.I.E.L.D.#3) - Rollins had Dugan and Jones dispatched to retrieve Fury's body, then met the LMD who had taken the place of Clay Quartermain. Rollins was shocked to witness how humanlike Clay was. When Fury broke into a S.H.I.E.L.D. base in Philadelphia, Rollins led a team of agents in an attempt to apprehend him, but Fury evaded them, shooting Rollins in the shoulder. Rollins ordered all of the agents set at the base to be killed except for Kate Neville, whom he transferred to Project: Delta. When Rollins returned to S.H.I.E.L.D. Central, he was informed of their attempt to trick Tony Stark with an LMD of Fury, and was personally offended by the less-sophisticated LMD, berating it.

(Nick Fury Vs. S.H.I.E.L.D.#4) - Rollins and Sitwell met over the importance of retrieving Fury so that they could harvest the Infinity Formula, and were introduced to Jimmy Woo's newest LMD body. Sitwell noted that Rollins was beginning to age rapidly, having gained gray hair, meaning he would need a new body soon.

(Nick Fury Vs. S.H.I.E.L.D.#5) - Rollins continued to age rapidly, and became more irritable, determined that they capture Fury before his current body "died." Later, he, Woo and Sitwell met with Quartermain after he had a nightmare, and Rollins was torn both by Woo's lack of emotion and Quartermain's humanity. Rollins joined the rest of S.H.I.E.L.D. as they were transported to the S.H.I.E.L.D. Satellite, where the Deltite planned to harvest the Infinity Formula from Fury.

(Nick Fury Vs. S.H.I.E.L.D.#6) - Quartermain became disgusted with his status as an artificial man, and, despite Sitwell, Woo and Rollins' attempts to dissuade him, caused an overload in the satellite's power core. Rollins and the others dragged Quartermain with them as the core began to destroy the satellite, and they came upon the death of the Deltite as his Encoders turned on him. As Fury prepared to evacuate the station with the remaining human agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., he offered Rollins and the others a chance to leave with him, but they refused, having accessed the true personalities of the men they had replaced, and wanted to die with dignity. The Rollins LMD told Fury: "Colonel, I just wanted to be a good S.H.I.E.L.D. agent...to serve you." The Woo LMD pulled Rollins into the waves of destructive radiation to atone for having replaced the real Rollins.


Images taken from:
Nick Fury Vs. S.H.I.E.L.D.#1, page 21, panel 1
LMD- Nick Fury Vs. S.H.I.E.L.D.#5, page 8, panel 3


Nick Fury vs. S.H.I.E.L.D.#1-6 (June-November, 1988) - Bob Harras (writer), Paul Neary (pencils), Kim DeMulder (inks), Mark Gruenwald (editor)

Last updated: 08/28/05

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