Shaman at the AIM base of Long IslandSHAMAN

Real Name: Arthur Shaman

Identity/Class: Human, technology user

Occupation: AIM agent

Group Membership: AIM

Affiliations: Warbot

Enemies: Michael Barnett, Ms. Marvel (Carol Danvers), Defenders (Hellcat, Nighthawk)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York, New York

First Appearance: Defenders#57 (Mar 1978)
{Edizione Italiana: I Difensori#14 Editoriale Corno (giugno 1980)}

Powers/Abilities: Arthur Shaman is a master of hypnosis, enabling him to control others' wills. He also used a gun and probably had the training of a normal operative field AIM agent.

Shaman tries to shoot to HellcatHistory:
(Ms. Marvel#7 - BTS) - Carol Danvers discovered the AIM Headquarters of New York,

(Defenders#57 - (fb) - BTS) - AIM decided to discover how Danvers had located their base so they could plug the leak. They ordered Shaman to lead the operation and capture Michael Barnett, Carol Danvers' psychiatrist.

(Defenders#57) - Arthur Shaman met Michael Barnett in a pub in Manhattan, hypnotized him, and forced him to follow him to an AIM base near Central Park. Shaman claimed to have never failed a mission. Shaman's control was fading, and Barnett tried to free himself from the AIM agents, but Shaman knocked out the psychiatrist, who was submitted to the Psycho-Conditioner. So, Shaman, agent B-4, and the other agents learned about Carol Danvers' fears of being attacked and killed by the Hulk. Barnett, fortunately, didn't reveal Carol second identity.

(Defenders#57 - BTS) - Shaman decided to capture the Hulk, brainwash him, and drive him to kill Carol Danvers, so AIM could not be linked anyway with the Danvers' death.

(Defenders#57) - Shaman and other agents took an AIM Warbot and a flying ship and attacked Dr. Strange house. The Warbot succeeded in capturing the Hulk. The AIM agents flew away.

(Defenders#57 - BTS) - Nighthawk saw the AIM flying ship and sneakily attached a transmitter to the ship.

(Defenders#57) - The ship reached an AIM laboratory at Long Island. There, the AIM agents were surprised by Nighthawk, Ms. Marvel, and Hellcat, and a fight started. The AIM agents, seeing their Warbot in difficulty, fled. Shaman remained, trying to shoot at Hellcat, but the heroine was faster than he. She disarmed him and jumped on his shoulders, covering his eyes. Shaman couldn't use his hypnotic power and, running blind, was forced by Hellcat to smash into a tree. The other agents were captured, and the Warbot and the laboratory destroyed.

Comments: Created by Chris Claremont and George Tuska/Dave Cockrum.

I understand that Carol Danvers had to die, but why she had to be killed by her nightmare? Didn't there exist another  killer that would not implicate AIM, easier to capture than Hulk?

Profile by Spidermay

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Defenders#57, page 12, panel 5
Defenders#57, page 15, panel 1

Defenders I#57 (March, 1978) - Chris Claremont & Gerry Conway (writers), George Tuska & Dave Cockrum (pencils), Dan Green (inks), Archie Goodwin (editor)

Last updated: 06/11/05

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