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Real Name: (first name unrevealed) Shipman

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Court judge

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Indirectly The Avengers (Captain America, Hawkeye, She-Hulk, Thor, Wasp), Hank Pym (they were all present in his courtroom, but he wasn't exactly best friends with them)

EnemiesMasters of Evil (Beetle, Moonstone, Radioactive Man, Shocker, Tiger Shark)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Presumably the courts of New York

First Appearance: Avengers I#228 (February, 1983)

Powers/Abilities: Judge Shipman had no superhuman powers, but he was a qualified court judge.

History:  (Avengers I#228 - BTS) - Judge Shipman was tapped to preside over the trial of Hank Pym, who had been accused of treason. During the trial, the prosecution told Judge Shipman that Pym's time as an Avenger made his "crimes" all the more heinous.

 (Avengers I#228) - The fourth day of Pym's trial was interrupted by the arrival of the Masters of Evil, who claimed that they were there on Pym's command and that they were rescuing him. As Judge Shipman and the jury took cover, the Avengers rushed outside to stop the Masters, only to have them escape and leave the Shocker behind.

 (Avengers I#230 - BTS) - Days after Pym defeated the Masters of Evil with the help of Hawkeye, Judge Shipman presided once again over the trial as it came to a close. After hearing testimony from the captured members of the Masters of Evil and evidence from the Avengers and Patricia Starr, Judge Shipman dismissed all charges against Hank Pym. Following the trial, Judge Shipman presided over a hearing concerning Hawkeye's role in the death of Egghead. Shipman found him innocent of any wrong-doing.

Comments: Created by Roger Stern, Al Milgrom, and Brett Breeding.

These two pictures I included in the profile were the only actual appearances of Judge Shipman. The other two pictures of him were seen in an artist's rendering of the court scene and then on television in #230.

Profile by Proto-Man.

Judge Shipman has no known connections to

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Avengers I#228, p15, pan1 (Judge Shipman, slamming gavel)
 p16, pan2 (Judge Shipman, looking surprised as the Masters entered the courtroom, main pic)

Avengers I#228 (February, 1983) - Roger Stern (scripter), Al Milgrom (penciler), Brett Breeding (inker)
Avengers I#230 (April, 1983) - Roger Stern (writer), Al Milgrom (penciler), Joe Sinnott (inker)

Last updated: 10/29/06

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