ANGAR the SCREAMER
Real Name: David Alan Angar
Identity/Class: Human Mutate
former terrorist, bartender, bouncer, activist
Group Membership: None;
formerly (as Scream) Redeemers (Beetle (Davis), Charcoal, Citizen V (John Watkins III/Helmut Zemo), Fixer, Jolt, Meteorite (Barnhardt), Smuggler (Conrad Josten));
(as Angar) "Madame McEvil's Terrible Trio" (Dark Messiah, Ramrod)
Affiliations: Absorbing Man, Advanced Idea Mechanics (AIM),
Assault and Battery,
Baron Helmut Zemo, Batroc the Leaper, Captain America (Steve Rogers),
Superhuman Activities (CSA), Daddy Longlegs, Dr. Doom, Gypsy Moth, Janus,
Kono the Sumo,
Mad Dog (Buzz
Master Khan, Ogre,
Overrider, Princess Python,
(Douglas Scott), Rebel of Counter-Earth (Franklin), Roxxon Oil, Screaming Mimi/Songbird,
Thunderbolts (Charcoal, Hawkeye (Clint Barton), Fixer, Jolt, MACH-III,
Moonstone, Songbird), Titania;
formerly Ash, Kerwin J. Broderick, Black Widow (Natasha Romanoff), Captain Marvel (Mar-Vell), Daredevil (Matthew Murdock), Ivory, Madame McEvil, Victoria Ripley, Terrex
Enemies: Ash, Black Widow (Natasha Romanoff), Blacklash (Scarlotti),
G. W. Bridge, Cobra, Cyclone, Daredevil (Matthew Murdock),
Dugan, Electro, Falcon, Nick Fury, Graviton, Henry Peter Gyrich, Headmen,
Humus Sapien, Hydro-Man,
Iron Fist (Daniel Rand), Iron Man (Tony Stark),
Locksmith, Lindsey McCabe, Mockingbird, Moondragon, Ivan
Petrovich, Ringmaster, Victoria Ripley, Rocket Racer (Farrell), Rafael Scarfe, SHIELD Super-Agents (Ivory, Knockabout, Psi-Borg,
Violence), Shocker, Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew), Stilt-Man (Day),
Tick-Tock, Trapster (Petruski), Jim Webb, Jann Wenner, Whirlwind,
Colleen Wing, Lee Wing, Young Allies of Counter-Earth (Franklin) (Bucky (Rikki Barnes), Toro (Benito
formerly Hawkeye (Clint Barton)
Place of Birth: San Francisco, California
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: Scream, Voice, Master of the Mindstorm; once impersonated Hawkeye
Base of Operations: None;
formerly Mt. Charteris, Burton Canyon, Colorado; Halwan; San Francisco, California
First Appearance: Daredevil I#100 (June, 1973)
Height: (Angar) 5'10''; (Scream) Variable
Weight: (Angar) 155 lbs.; (Scream) Inapplicable
Eyes: (Angar) Brown; (Scream) Inapplicable
Hair: (Angar) Brown; (Scream) Inapplicable
Powers/Abilities: Using his enhanced vocal cords (altered by Titanian technology), Angar can emit piercing screams that induce hallucinations for anyone within the sound of his voice. These hallucinations (often called the Mindstorm) which impact the listener's brain, take the form of subconscious fantasies, and Angar can only control the content of the hallucinations in specific, varied situations. Though some have natural resistances to Angar's powers, he generally affects anyone around him, sometimes causing long-term brain damage. Angar has used his powers to brainwash others. When mixed with Screaming Mimi's vocal harmonics, Angar could create specific illusions and disguises.
As Scream, Angar existed as pure sound energy, and could emit varying sound frequencies to varying effects. He recognized others by their sound, and could exist without eating, sleeping, or breathing.
History: (Daredevil I#101 (fb)) - A self-proclaimed hippie and activist who believed in various causes, David Angar saw his activist group betrayed and taken down.
(Daredevil I#105 (fb) - BTS) - Moondragon, going by the name Madame McEvil, sought to wipe out evil influences in the town of San Francisco, and so teamed with power-hungry lawyer Kerwin J. Broderick to do so. They recruited three operatives and granted them super-powers. Angar was given augmented vocal cords that caused mass hallucinations when he screamed. Moondragon and Broderick also empowered Ramrod and Dark Messiah.
(Daredevil I#100 (fb) - BTS) - Angar used his powers randomly throughout the city, causing mass hallucinations and then causing the crowds to forget him.
(Daredevil I#100) - Angar attacked Daredevil, causing the hero to crash his ship, then renewed the attack on the hero and reporter Jann Wenner with hallucinations of Daredevil's old enemies. He continued attacking crowds in the city, even making some see the sky disappear.
(Daredevil I#101) - Angar plagued Daredevil by causing him to crash into a wall in one hallucination, and then briefly made the Black Widow and Ivan Petrovich see the hero as a fiery devil. Back at Broderick's mansion, Angar learned that Broderick had placed an electrode in Angar's skull that would slay him if he refused to follow orders. Broderick demonstrated the device by shocking Angar. Angar was ordered to stop his attacks on the city and focus on Black Widow and Daredevil. Angar kidnapped Matt Murdock, the blind lawyer, to set a trap for Daredevil (not knowing that Murdock was Daredevil's secret identity). Murdock was able to play on Angar's insecurities, however, and Angar let the lawyer go free just as the police force arrived. Angar turned his powers on the police, who began firing at each other, then Angar attacked Daredevil and Black Widow as they arrived. After a brief battle, Angar escaped.
(Daredevil I#105) - Angar sat at Berkeley campus with fellow hippie Janus, questioning his own sanity, when he was summoned by Moondragon.
(Daredevil I#106) - Angar rushed in his car, with Janus at his side, to aid the monstrous Terrex in destroying the city. As the car approached, however, Terrex drained Janus's life force.
(Daredevil I#107) - Angar mourned over Janus's shriveled body as it dissolved to dust, reflecting on all his mistakes. Furious, he turned on Terrex, which allowed Daredevil, Black Widow, and Captain Marvel to aid him in defeating the monster. Moondragon guided Angar telepathically into creating an illusion that represented unlife to Terrex, and the monster was soon destroyed.
(Iron Fist I#5 (fb) - BTS) - Master Khan released Angar from prison and modified his powers. Angar agreed to serve him.
(Marvel Premiere I#25 (fb) - BTS) - Angar, with operatives disguised as cops, was ordered to kidnap Colleen Wing. At her residence, Angar screamed, driving Wing's father, Lee Wing, mad. They then moved on to her office and kidnapped her.
(Marvel Premiere I#25) - Angar attacked Iron Fist and Rafael Scarfe (who'd been on his trail) in an alley, causing their car to crash in an hallucination. Angar caused Iron Fist to relive terrors from his past, to see a car as a dragon, and to see a wall as a powerful warrior before Iron Fist subdued Angar. Scarfe found a Stark International badge on Angar's person.
(Iron Fist I#1 (fb)) - Upon further questioning by Iron Fist, Angar told the hero that Tony Stark had appointed him to attack them, in a plot to obtain the riches of the country Halwan. Angar then used his powers to cover his escape.
(Iron Fist I#2 - BTS) - Lee Wing lay in a hospital bed, slowly recovering from Angar's attack.
(Iron Fist I#5) - Angar spent the following months brainwashing Colleen to hate Iron Fist, using his vocal hallucinations, while Master Khan waited for results. Colleen was finally prepared to fight against Iron Fist.
(Iron Fist I#6) - When Iron Fist attacked them in Halwan, Angar created a Mindstorm around the hero while Colleen Wing attacked him, prepared to kill. However, Iron Fist managed to break Colleen's mental conditioning.
(Iron Fist I#7) - Master Khan, furious at Angar's failure, ordered Angar to kill Colleen, but Colleen stabbed Angar before he could do so, and collapsed.
(Spider-Woman I#35 (fb) - BTS) - After recovering from his wounds for months in a Halwani prison hospital, Angar was released by a mysterious benefactor and brought back to the United States. Placed at a mob operation at an amusement park, Angar was instructed to lay low with criminals Ash and Victoria Ripley.
(Spider-Woman I#34) - Angar struck out on his own and inflicted his scream on several people on a beach.
(Spider-Woman I#35) - Angar's victims included Jessica Drew (the secret identity of Spider-Woman), Lindsay McCabe, and police officer Jim Webb, whom Angar drove mad. Angar returned to Star City and learned the police were after him, so he killed Ash with one scream and drove Ripley mad with another. Spider-Woman soon investigated, and Angar attacked her, but she'd developed an immunity to his powers and apprehended him.
(Spider-Woman I#50) - After being imprisoned by Locksmith and Tick-Tock, alongside other humans, he was later released by Spider-Woman and Gypsy Moth.
(Avengers Spotlight#26) - Angar was interned in the Vault and escaped in a mass breakout.
(Avengers Spotlight#28 (fb) - BTS) - While running, Angar teamed up with Screaming Mimi, and the two discovered that her sound frequencies, combined with Angar's vocal hallucinations, could cloud them in illusory disguises.
(Avengers Spotlight#28) - Angar and Screaming Mimi posed as married super-heroes Hawkeye and Mockingbird and began robbing banks in the Denver area. The real Hawkeye and Mockingbird investigated at one robbery and Hawkeye, immune to their powers due to his partial deafness, exposed their plot with a tear gas arrow. After briefly holding off cops with a scream, Angar was quickly captured by Hawkeye's bola arrow and was sent back to jail, Screaming Mimi at his side.
(Avengers Spotlight#29/2) - Angar was transferred to the Vault alongside dozens of other prisoners.
(Marvel Comics Presents I#97/4) - Acting as a bouncer at the Bar With No Name, which catered to super-villains, Angar checked in Princess Python, requiring her to check in her python at the desk. When a riot broke out, he used his screams to subdue the villains after his employer got to safety.
(Captain America I#411) - Alongside dozens of super-villains, Angar attended the A.I.M. Weapons Expo on Boca Caliente. He watched in the arena as “Crossbones” (secretly Captain America) fought in a ring-match against Mad Dog (Buzz Baxter), Ramrod, and Kono the Sumo.
(Captain America I#412) - “Crossbones” continued fighting against Razorfist and Batroc the Leaper, but he was soon revealed as Captain America. Angar and the others stormed the ring, furious.
(Captain America I#413 - BTS) - Captain America fought off the dozens of villains until he was rescued by Falcon.
(Captain America I#414 - BTS) - As the heroes fled, A.I.M. worked to quell the villainous riot.
(Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD II#35 (fb) - BTS) - Angar was hired by Roxxon Oil to hand-select a team of operatives and storm the SHIELD Helicarrier, with their primary mission being retrieval of files, secondary mission destroying the Helicarrier. Angar masked himself and posed as the Voice, and recruited Assault and Battery, Smokescream, Mad Dog, Overrider, and Ivory for his team.
(Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD II#33) - Angar and his allies stormed the Helicarrier and took the agents aboard, including Dum-Dum Dugan, captive. They immediately began working to retrieve the files, discovering that they were coded and would self-destruct if accessed incorrectly.
(Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD II#34) - Angar grew furious with Mad Dog when he threatened Overrider, and briefly unleashed his hallucinatory powers on him. Angar and Overrider continued looking for a way around the coding system.
(Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD II#35) - Nick Fury, G.W. Bridge, and the SHIELD Super-Agents (Knockabout, Psi-Borg, and Violence) stormed the Helicarrier while Angar reported their failure to Roxxon, who instructed them to destroy the Helicarrier. As Angar's allies fell in battle, Angar tried to unleash the Mindstorm on Fury, who was able to resist it. Angar threatened to explode the ship unless Fury gave up the codes, but Ivory defected to SHIELD and shot Angar down.
(Avengers Unplugged#4) - Angar and Mimi attended the wedding of Absorbing Man and Titania. When some heroes intervened, Angar and Mimi used their powers on the Avenger Deathcry, then joined with Klaw to defeat Deathcry. The heroes soon departed and the ceremony commenced.
(Thunderbolts Annual 1997 (fb)) - Angar teamed up with Screaming Mimi and they went on a crime spree, robbing banks. Outside one bank, just as Angar was ready to put the moves on Mimi, he was shot by a stray bullet and killed.
(Thunderbolts I#59 (fb)) - Baron Helmut Zemo and the Fixer retrieved Angar's body and harvested his enhanced vocal cords, downloading them into a sonic emitter with Angar's life energy, and left it at Zemo's base.
(Thunderbolts I#54 (fb) - BTS) - CSA (Commission on Superhuman Activities) technicians found the sonic emitter in Baron Zemo's headquarters. When they activated it, Angar emerged as pure sound energy, and they began calling the energy Scream, not knowing its origins.
(Thunderbolts I#49) - Offered a pardon in return for service alongside other former criminals, Scream joined the CSA sponsored team, the Redeemers, alongside Beetle (Leila Davis), Meteorite (Valerie Barnhardt), Smuggler (Conrad Josten), and Citizen V (Helmut Zemo in John Watkins' body). They trained together for an unrevealed assignment, then met new teammate Fixer.
(Thunderbolts#50 (fb) ) - Alongside the Redeemers, Scream was sent to Washington D.C. by Roger Aubrey and Dr. Valerie Cooper to uncover Gyrich's conspiracy and find the Omega-32 chamber. The trouble for them began when Miles Warton, who was supposed to help them get into the CSA administrative office, didn't come back from dinner.
(Thunderbolts I#50) - The Redeemers managed to break into the administrative office where they were attacked by the robotic Destructon. During this fight, the Redeemers were taken over by nano-probes fired by Henry Peter Gyrich, though Citizen V escaped. Gyrich, who was secretly under the influence of Baron Strucker, ordered the Redeemers to take down the Thunderbolts (Charcoal, Hawkeye (Clint Barton), Jolt, MACH-III, Moonstone (Karla Sofen), Songbird) and Scourge (Jack Monroe). Scream realized that the nanites could not control it, and was convinced by Moonstone to join them against Gyrich instead. Citizen V left and the Redeemers, with new recruits Jolt and Charcoal, agreed to be trained by SHIELD and Captain America.
(Thunderbolts I#51) - After helping restore the town of Burton Canyon, Colorado -- during which Scream looked longingly at Songbird -- Scream returned to Mount Charteris and trained with his teammates alongside Captain America. The Redeemers were pulled into Latveria, where they briefly fought Rebel, whose inner ear Scream scrambled. Doctor Doom asked them for aid against the Young Allies, who were threatening Latveria with a weapon of mass destruction.
(Thunderbolts I#52) - The Redeemers aided Rebel in stopping the Young Allies (Bucky, Toro).
(Thunderbolts I#53) - The Redeemers rushed to aid Charcoal, but arrived too late to help.
(Thunderbolts I#54) - After a period of quiet, Captain America left the Redeemers and Citizen V returned. The powerful Humus Sapien awoke in Mt. Charteris and the Redeemers were quickly defeated by him.
(Thunderbolts I#55) - Scream surveyed his fallen teammates, hoping they weren't harmed badly. They soon reawakened and saw Humus Sapien leave the dimension, with his ally Ogre at his side. Immediately afterwards, the immensely powerful Graviton attacked.
(Thunderbolts I#56) - Graviton wrapped Scream in a vacuum and dissipated him, then proceeded to decimate the Redeemers.
(Thunderbolts I#58) - As the Thunderbolts defeated Graviton, Scream reappeared, this time in the form of Angar, over Songbird, absorbing all the sound around him.
(Thunderbolts I#59) - Angar continued absorbing all the sound in Burton Canyon while Songbird tried to stop him unsuccessfully. While Angar swatted aside SHIELD ships, Songbird had her carapace altered and used it to absorb Angar's form into it. She then smashed the carapace, finally killing him, but not before he bid her thank you.
Comments: Created by Steve Gerber, Gene Colan, and John Tartaglione.
Angar is listed as one of "Madame McEvil's Terrible Trio" on the cover of Daredevil I#105. The group is never called this on panel.
Angar the Screamer received a profile in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Deluxe Edition#1.
Special thanks to David Wiltfong for scanning the top image! Thanks to William Uchtman for his help with Spider-Woman I#50! Thanks to John Kaminski for help with Avengers Unplugged#4!
Profile by Chadman.
Angar the Screamer/Scream has no known connections to
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Daredevil I#101, cover (Main)
Thunderbolts Annual 1997, p10, pan1 (2nd image)
Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD I#35, p7, pan3 (Voice)
Thunderbolts I#50, p4, pan3 (Scream)
Thunderbolts I#58, p23, pan3 (Sound form)
Daredevil I#100 (June, 1973) - Steve Gerber (writer), Gene Colan (penciler), John Tartaglione (inker), Roy Thomas (editor)
Daredevil I#101 (July, 1973) - Steve Gerber (writer), Gene Colan (penciler), Frank Giacoia (inker), Roy Thomas (editor)
Daredevil I#105 (November, 1973) - Steve Gerber (writer), Don Heck & Jim Starlin (pencilers), Don Perlin (inker), Roy Thomas (editor)
Daredevil I#106 (December, 1973) - Steve Gerber (writer), Don Heck (penciler), Sal Trapani (inker), Roy Thomas (editor)
Daredevil I#107 (January, 1974) - Steve Gerber (writer), Bob Brown (penciler), Sal Buscema (inker), Roy Thomas (editor)
Marvel Premiere I#25 (October, 1975) - Chris Claremont (writer), John Byrne (penciler), Al McWilliams (inker), Len Wein (editor)
Iron Fist I#1-2 (February-March, 1976) - Chris Claremont (writer), John Byrne (penciler), Al McWilliams (inker), Marv Wolfman (editor)
Iron Fist I#5-7 (June-September, 1976) - Chris Claremont (writer), John Byrne (penciler), Frank Chiaramonte (inker), Marv Wolfman (editor)
Spider-Woman I#34 (January, 1981) - Chris Claremont (writer), Steve Leiahoia (writer/penciler), Bruce Patterson & Al Milgrom (inkers), Denny O'Neil (editor)
Spider-Woman I#35 (February, 1981) - Chris Claremont (writer), Steve Leiahoia (penciler), Al Gordon (inker), Denny O'Neil (editor)
Spider-Woman I#50 (June, 1983) - Ann Nocenti (writer), Brian Postman (penciler), Sam De La Rosa (inker), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Avengers Spotlight#26 (December, 1989) - Dwayne McDuffie (writer), Dwayne Turner (penciler), Chris Ivy (inker), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Avengers Spotlight#28 (January, 1990) - Howard Mackie (writer), Al Milgrom (penciler), Don Heck (inker), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Avengers Spotlight#29 (February, 1990) - Dwayne McDuffie (writer), Dwayne Turner (penciler), Chris Ivy (inker), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Marvel Comics Presents I#97 (1992) - Sholly Fisch (writer), Mark Bagley (penciler), Don Hudson (inker), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Captain America I#411-414 (January-April, 1993) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Rik Levins (penciler), Danny Bulanadi (inker), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Nick Fury: Agent of SHIELD II#33-35 (March-May, 1992) - Scott Lobdell (writer), MC Wyman (penciler), Don Hudson (inker), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Avengers Unplugged#4 (April, 1996) - Glenn Herdling (writer), John Statema (penciler), Scott Koblish (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Thunderbolts Annual 1997 (1997) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Mark Bagley (penciler), Al Milgrom (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thunderbolts I#49 (April, 2001) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Patrick Zircher (penciler), Al Vey (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thunderbolts I#50 (May, 2001) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Mark Bagley (penciler), Greg Adams, Al Vey, Scott Hanna (inkers), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thunderbolts I#51-53 (June-August, 2001) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Patrick Zircher (penciler), Al Vey (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thunderbolts I#54 (September, 2001) - Fabian Nicieza & Michael Barreiro (writers), Patrick Zircher (penciler), Al Vey (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thunderbolts I#55-56 (October-November, 2001) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Patrick Zircher (penciler), Al Vey (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thunderbolts I#58 (January, 2002) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Patrick Zircher (penciler), Al Vey, Greg Adams, Rich Perrotta (inkers), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Thunderbolts I#59 (February, 2002) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Mark Bagley (penciler), Al Vey (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
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