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Real Name: Thomas Agar

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Owner of Agar Ores

Group Membership:  None

Affiliations: Agar Ores, John T. Gamelin, Hellrazor, Roxxon Oil

Enemies: Black Panther, Spider-Man

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Presumably New York City, New York

First Appearance: Marvel Team-Up I#87 (November, 1979)

Powers/Abilities: Thomas Agar had no superhuman powers, but was skilled in swindling money from others.

head shotHistory:  (Marvel Team-Up I#87 - BTS) - Thomas Agar's company, Agar Ores, swindled the country of Wakanda out of five hundred million dollars in a deal involving bad Tungsten. He was soon sued for fraud. In order to get out of paying Wakanda the money back, Agar hired Hellrazor to impersonate the Black Panther and kidnap him.

(Marvel Team-Up I#87) - On a Monday morning, Thomas Agar was hounded by the press outside of the court where he was due at a preliminary hearing concerning his swindling of Wakanda. One reporter asked him if the swindling charges were true and Agar replied that they were an unsubstantiated rumor. He then explained that the government wanted Wakanda's vibranium and that he was not going to let some punk little country push him around. At that point, the "Black Panther" jumped down from a tree and attacked Agar. Peter Parker, who had been in the crowd, tried to stop the "Black Panther" but was punched in the face as the "Panther" grabbed Agar and flew away in a helicopter. Much later, after Spider-Man and the real Black Panther had defeated Hellrazor, who had been impersonating the Black Panther, the duo visited the offices of Thomas Agar. Thomas had been listening to the radio reports of T'Challa being called in for questioning and thinking that Hellrazor was entering his office, mentioned that Hellrazor did good work even if he didn't kill T'Challa. Agar soon turned around to see the real Black Panther and Spider-Man. The Black Panther demanded a check from Agar for five hundred million dollars to cover the amount that Agar had swindled out of Wakanda and Agar was soon arrested.

Comments: Created by Steven Grant, Gene Colan, and Frank Springer.

Profile by Proto-Man


Thomas Agar has no known connections to:

Walter has no known connections to

  • Walter-one of Volx's victims, @ New Warriors I#??
  • Walters, Beatrice-news shot host, employed by Tiberius Stone, spun events to his benefit, @ Iron Man III#39
  • Walters, Jennifer Sue-better known as She-Hulk--Savage She-Hulk#1
  • Walters, Maxine-CEO of CCI, befriended Iron Fist, killed by John Lumus, @ Power Man & Iron Fist#116
  • Walters, Sheriff Morris-father of She-Hulk, formerly dated Louis Mason AKA the Blonde Phantom, @ Savage She-Hulk#2
  • Walters, William "Billy"-Daily Bugle reporter, young man, desired friendship with Peter Parker, @ Spectacular Spider-Man II#235
  • Walters, William of Earth-MC2-Daily Bugle Editor-in-Chief, @ Spider-Girl#3
  • Walters, Mrs. of Earth-NU-mother of Blur, killed in the Pitt, @ DP7#5

sub-entry imageWALTER
Walter was an executive at Roxxon Oil who informed Roxxon's president, J. T. Gamelin that Agar's plan had failed and that Agar had been arrested.

--Marvel Team-Up I#87

Marvel Team-Up I#87, p1, splash page (Thomas Agar, fullbody shot)

 p2, pan3 (Thomas Agar, headshot)

 p30, pan2 (Walter)

Marvel Team-Up I#87 (November, 1979)

Marvel Team-Up I#87 (November, 1979) - Steven Grant (writer), Gene Colan (pencils), Frank Springer (inks), Al Milgrom (editor)

Last updated: 06/30/05

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