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Real Name: General (first name unrevealed) Peabody

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: North American Air Defense Command General

Group Membership: The North American Air Defense Command

Affiliations: Hughes; the North American Air Defense Command officers, various military personnel stationed at the Pentagon

Enemies: The Avengers (Black Knight, Captain America, Captain Marvel, Hercules, Scarlet Witch, Starfox, Vision, Wasp, Wonder Man), Raymond Sikorski

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: The North American Air Defense Command base in the Cheyenne Mountains of Colorado

First Appearance: Avengers I#254 (April, 1985)

Powers/Abilities: Gen. Peabody had no superhuman powers, but was a skilled military general with connections in higher-up Washington.

History:  (Avengers I#254) - When the Vision took over the world's computer systems, he claimed that a new age would be ushered as long as he remained in control. At that same time, the screens at the North American Air Defense Command began playing television shows such as The Muppet Show, I Love Lucy, and commercials for a fast food restaurant. Gen. Peabody of the Command immediately demanded to know what was going on and a nearby Command officer explained that they had tried to run a test simulation when all the screens went funny. The officer then explained that they were locked out of their own computer systems due to some sort of interference signal. General Peabody immediately ordered the officer to trace the signal. Once the Vision's connection to the computers was severed and the control of the systems returned to the Air Defense Command, General Peabody angrily announced that the Avengers' access to secure government lines was about to change.

 (Avengers I#255) - Peabody soon visited the Pentagon and demanded to know why something wasn't done about the Vision taking over the world's computers. While there, he got into a heated argument with the Avengers' security liason Raymond Sikorski. Their argument was interrupted by a fax sent over by the Vision to Sikorski, explaining that everything had been his fault and that he was resigning chairmanship of the Avengers immediately.

 Comments: Created by Roger Stern, Bob Hall, Joe Delbeato, and Josef Rubinstein.

Profile by Proto-Man.


Gen. Peabody has no known connections to

Hughes has no known connections to

  • Hughes, Eryl, young gifted musician, taken by Silver Surfer to the Annunaki, @ Silver Surfer IV#4
  • any other "Hughes" characters


Hughes was the Air Defense Command officer who was asked by Gen. Peabody what was wrong with their computer screens. When he explained that it was due to an interference signal coming from Avengers Mansion, Gen. Peabody got extremely angry and left for Washington to change things. 

--Avengers I#254

Avengers I#254, p15, pan6 (Hughes)
 p23, pan7 (Gen. Peabody, headshot)
Avengers I#255, p4, pan6 (Gen. Peabody, fullbody)

Other Appearances:
Avengers I#254 (April, 1985) - Roger Stern (writer), Bob Hall (breakdowns), Joe Delbeato, Josef Rubinstein (finishers)
Avengers I#255 (May, 1985) - Roger Stern (writer), John Buscema (penciller), Tom Palmer (inker)

Last updated: 11/21/06

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