Real Name: Theresa Cimmetta

Identity/Class: Human (Italian, World War II era)

Occupation: Partisan, spy

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Leatherneck Raiders

Enemies: Antonio, Nazis

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Castello Rizzi, Italy

First Appearance: Captain Savage and his Battlefield Raiders#13 (April, 1969)

Powers/Abilities: General Theresa was trained in espionage, could wield a handgun, and fly a plane.

History: (Captain Savage and his Battlefield Raiders#13) - General Theresa was a Partisan agent who was assigned to contact the Leatherneck Raiders in order to enlist their aid in protecting Castello Rizzi from the Germans. As she waited for them, she was surprised by Jay Little Bear, who struck her down, thinking she was a German agent.

When she revived, Theresa found that the Leathernecks had met Antonio, believing him to be their contact, and he was leading them to the S.S. Theresa shot Antonio dead, and revealed that she was the real contact. She brought them to Castello Rizzi, and explained that it was filled with priceless artifacts, including many obsolete weapons of warfare. She used her feminine wiles to take the German guarding the castle by surprise, and they prepared to defend the castle against the Germans.

Theresa and the Leathernecks employed many of the castle's treasures against the Germans, including a "Bouncing Bertha" tank, mines that had been used by Garibaldi, a mini-sub, a Roman sailing ship, and a cannon Marco Polo had brought to Italy from China. Theresa joined Captain Savage in piloting a World War I-era plane, and dropped bombs on a nearby German air base, destroying all of their planes. The Americans then sent in reinforcements, who defeated the Germans attacking the castle. The Americans remained to defend the castle, while Theresa thanked the Leathernecks as they departed on another mission.

Comments: Created by Arnold Drake, Don Heck and Syd Shores.

Thanks for a correction to David A. Zuckerman. Thanks to Brandon Nash for pointing out her last name was revealed in Italy's entry in Marvel Atlas#1.

Profile by Prime Eternal

General Theresa should not be confused with:


Antonio was an Italian who collaborated with the Germans. He posed as the Partisan agent who was supposed to be the Leatherneck Raiders' contact, intending to lead them to the S.S., but the real contact, General Theresa, shot and killed Antonio before he could do so.

--Captain Savage and his Battlefield Raiders#13

Images taken from:
Captain Savage#13, page 8, panel 1
Captain Savage#13, page 9, panel 2
Antonio- Captain Savage#13, page 6, panel 7

Last updated: 09/03/16

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