Real Name: Private Emory Simpson

Identity/Class: Human (World War II era)

Occupation: Soldier, former thief

Group Membership: Deadly Dozen

Affiliations: Sam Sawyer

Enemies: Nazis, Dr. Steinem

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: "Snakeye"

Base of Operations: Able Company base, England

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

Powers/Abilities: Snakeye Simpson wielded a rifle in combat. He sometimes wore an eyepatch over his right eye.

History: (Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos#98 (fb) - BTS) - Emory Simpson was a professional thief who joined the armed forces during World War II, only to continue his criminal career by dealing in the black market. His actions were discovered, and he was imprisoned. Captain Sam Sawyer decided to recruit him for the Deadly Dozen squadron.

(Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos#98) - Simpson was introduced to Timothy "Dum-Dum" Dugan, who was to be the leader of the Deadly Dozen. After completing their training, Simpson joined the Deadly Dozen on their first mission: to capture a band of German spies who had landed on English soil. The Deadly Dozen succeeded in their mission.

(Combat Kelly and the Deadly Dozen#1 (fb)) - Simpson 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.

(Combat Kelly and the Deadly Dozen#1) - Kelly had Simpson 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.

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

Simpson never reappeared in the Deadly Dozen. Friedrich seemed to forget about him entirely, and the ruthlessness that seemed to be a part of his personality in Sgt. Fury#98 was transferred to Ace Hamilton instead.

Thanks to his disappearing act, it would seem that Simpson survived the fate of his comrades, who were nearly all killed off in issue #9.

by Prime Eternal

Emory "Snakeye" Simpson should not be confused with:

Images taken from:
Sgt. Fury#98, cover
Sgt. Fury#98, page 1, panel 12

Combat Kelly and the Deadly Dozen#1 (June, 1972) - Gary Friedrich (writer), Dick Ayers (pencils), Jim Mooney (inks), Stan Lee (editor)
Combat Kelly and the Deadly Dozen#9 (October, 1973) - Gary Friedrich (writer), Dick Ayers (pencils), Vince Colletta (inks), Roy Thomas (editor)

First Posted: 06/29/2005
Last updated: 06/21/2005

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