DOUGLAS ARTHUR CARTLAND
Real Name: Douglas Arthur Cartland
Occupation: Head of Systems Design for Cross Technological Enterprises
Group Membership: Cross Technological Enterprises
Affiliations: The Avengers (Captain America (Rogers), Captain Marvel (Rambeau), Thor, Wasp, Beast, Mister Fantastic, Hank Pym, She-Hulk
Enemies: Arnim Zola, Pseudo-Hulks
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: "Dougie" (as called by Beast)
Base of Operations: Unrevealed CTE location
First Appearance: Avengers Annual#13 (1984)
Powers/Abilities: Douglas Arthur Cartland had no superhuman powers but was a skilled scientist.
(Avengers Annual#13) - When the U.S. government sent its best scientists to sort through the former machines of Bruce Banner at the Northwind Observatory, Douglas Arthur Cartland arrived with the Beast (whom he found very annoying). After introducing himself, he made his way toward the Observatory where, as he walked through a security ring, he was buzzed by an anxious Beast, eager to see his former comrades Thor and Captain America. Cartland interrupted their reunion, stating that he had come a long way to inspect Banner's machinery and that he would like to get on with it. Thor angrily responded that the inspections would commence when the final expert had arrived and before Cartland could utter his opinion on the final expert, he arrived. Honored that the final expert was Reed Richards, Cartland happily shook his hand. Once the inspections started, they were almost immediately interrupted by the arrival of a Hulk pseudo-clone, who dropped dead almost instantly. While the heroes mourned what they thought was the loss of their friend, Cartland snuck out to inspect some of the machinery. He was halted by Captain America, who informed Cartland that his discoveries of Banner's machinery would not be used to further Cartland's own career. Before he could continue, the security alarm went off and Cap raced away to investigate while Cartland continued his work. Douglas was soon surprised when the attacking Arnim Zola found him and demanded to know his identity. When Cartland explained who he was, Arnim Zola exclaimed that he was a nobody and hung him upside down in the Observatory. Once the Avengers had defeated Zola, the Beast arrived and teased Cartland with puns.
Comments: Created by Roger Stern, Steve Ditko, and John Byrne.
Profile by Proto-Man.
Douglas Arthur Cartland has no known connections to:
Avengers Annual#13, p29, pan3 (Cartland grabbed by Zola)
Avengers Annual#13 (1984) - Roger Stern (writer), Steve Ditko (pencils), John Byrne (inks), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Last updated: 10/29/06
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