Real Name: Carla Williams

Identity/Class: Human (World War II era to modern day)

Occupation: Singer

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Howling Commandos (Isadore "Izzy" Cohen, Timothy "Dum-Dum" Dugan, Nick Fury, Gabe Jones, Eric Koenig, Dino Manelli, Percival "Pinky" Pinkerton, Robert "Reb" Ralston)

Enemies: Nazis

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed; formerly Paris, France (during World War II)

First Appearance: Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos#56 (July, 1968)


History: (Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos#56 (fb) - BTS) - Carla was an entertainer in the United States who became fed up with bigotry and wound up in Nazi-occupied France, entertaining Nazi troops. She preferred singing to the Nazis because they appreciated her talents.

(Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos#56) - Carla met Gabe Jones, one of the Howling Commandos, who had come to Paris to rescue her. Carla was reluctant to go with him, but he convinced her that she was needed to help advance the rights of black people, and that she wouldn't be helping anyone but herself if she ran away. She watched as Gabe came to the rescue of his fellow Howling Commandos against Nazis who had tried to capture them, and she was surprised when Robert "Reb" Ralston came to her aid, assuming that as a southerner, he would be prejudiced. She left Paris with the Howlers with the intention of returning to the United States.

(Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos Annual#4) - In recent years, Carla attended a Christmas party at the home of Timothy "Dum-Dum" Dugan which all of the one-time Howling Commandos attended. She and Gabe had become engaged, and Fury congratulated them.

Comments: Created by Gary Friedrich, Dick Ayers and John Severin.

Fury called Carla "Miss Williams" in Sgt. Fury Annual#4.

Carla Swain is just a stage name per Gabriel Jones' Update '89 entry.
--John McDonagh

Since Gabe wound up dating Peggy Carter a few years later, he must have called off his engagement to Carla.

by Prime Eternal

Carla Swain should not be confused with:

Images taken from:
Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos#56, page 9, panel 3
Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos Annual#4, page 4, panel 1

Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos#56 (July, 1968) - Gary Friedrich (writer), Dick Ayers (penciler), John Severin (inker), Stan Lee (editor)
Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos Annual#4 (1968) - Gary Friedrich (writer), Dick Ayers (penciler), John Severin (inker), Stan Lee (editor)

Last updated: 05/23/06

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