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"ZOLA FORCE"

Membership: Chu Jung, Feng Po-Po, Imo Miri, Wagner

Purpose: To do the bidding of Arnim Zola

Affiliations: Arnim Zola

Enemies: Thunderbolts (Moonstone (Karla Sofen), Norman Osborn, Penance (Robbie Baldwin), Radioactive Man, Songbird, Swordsman (Andreas Strucker), Venom (Mac Gargan))

Base of Operations: Unrevealed

First Appearance: Thunderbolts: International Incident#1 (April, 2008)

 

History: (Thunderbolts: International Incident#1 (fb) ) - Arnim Zola acquired individuals from the unwanted dregs of society and transformed them into superhumans.  Four that survived the process became his "Zola Force".  Unbeknownst to them, Zola's process caused massive cellular degeneration, which would inevitably lead to their gruesome deaths.

(Thunderbolts: International Incident#1) - Zola sent Zola Force to raid the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta.  As  Georgia's Initiative team was still unready for action, the Thunderbolts were sent in.  As the two teams battled, Chu Jung prepared to incinerate the American team...until he melted and died.  Shaken, the rest of the team surrendered and was taken to Thunderbolts Mountain, where they revealed the identity of their master and the location of his bases.  Norman Osborn promised to search for a cure for their condition, fully aware that the damage was irreversible and that they were all doomed to share the fate of their leader.

Comments: Created by Christos N. Gage & Ben Oliver.

This little group never actually get a name in the story, but "Zola Force" seems as good as any.

These guys probably aren't coming back any time soon.

Chu Jung appeared to be the leader, but he was never explicitly named as such.

Profile by Minor Irritant.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Zola Force has no known connections to

Chu Jung has no known connections to

Feng Po-Po has no known connections to

Imo Miri has no known connections to

Wagner has no known connections to


Chu Jung

(Thunderbolts: International Incident#1) - Chu Jung and the rest of his team battled the Thunderbolts in Atlanta.  While fighting with Moonstone, he ordered Imo Miri to use her powers to kill Venom, and commanded Feng Po-Po to clear a path so Wagner could escape with their ill-gotten gains.  As he prepared to incinerate the Thunderbolts, his flesh melted off his bones, killing him.

Chung Ju possessed fire-projection powers and the ability to fly.

Chu Jung's origins and nationality were never revealed, but he was presumably Chinese, given that he's named after the Chinese god of fire.

--Thunderbolts: International Incident#1




Feng Po-Po

(Thunderbolts: International Incident#1 (fb) ) - The woman who would become Feng Po-Po was a Beijing prostitute.  She was hired by Arnim Zola and given superhuman powers. 

(Thunderbolts: International Incident#1) - Feng Po-Po and the rest of her team battled the Thunderbolts in Atlanta.  On Chu Jung's orders, she blew aside Penance to allow Wagner to escape, but surrendered after the death of Chu Jung.  Later, during interrogation in Thunderbolts Mountain, she revealed the location of Zola's Chinese base to the Thunderbolts.  Norman Osborn promised to have their doctors cure her, knowing full well that her condition was irreversible.

Feng Po-Po possessed the ability to fire blasts of air.

Feng Po-Po is named after the Chinese goddess of the wind.

--Thunderbolts: International Incident#1


Imo Miri

(Thunderbolts: International Incident#1 (fb) ) - The 14-year-old girl who would become Imo Miri was bought in Nigeria, along with a dozen other people, by Arnim Zola and was subsequently given supepowers.  She never saw the dozen others again.

(Thunderbolts: International Incident#1) - Imo Miri and the rest of her team battled the Thunderbolts in Atlanta.  Imo Miri initially fought Venom with water blasts, but was ordered by Chu Jung to use her powers to drain the water from it.  Reluctant to take a life, she did as ordered, but it proved ineffective against the symbiote villain.  She later surrendered after the death of Chu Jung.

(Thunderbolts: International Incident#1 - BTS) - Imo Miri revealed the location of Zola's Nigerian base to the Thunderbolts.

Imo Miri possessed the ability to project blasts of water from her hands and to drain water from the bodies of others.

Imo miri is a river spirit in the mythology of the Igbo people of Nigeria.

--Thunderbolts: International Incident#1


Wagner

(Thunderbolts: International Incident#1 (fb) ) - The man who would become Wagner was a homeless German junkie when Arnim Zola mutated him.

(Thunderbolts: International Incident#1) - Wagner and the rest of his team battled the Thunderbolts in Atlanta.  After blasting Penance, he tried to escape with what he'd stolen, but was taken down by the Radioactive Man.  He later surrendered after the death of Chu Jung.

(Thunderbolts: International Incident#1 - BTS) - Wagner revealed the location of Zola's German base to the Thunderbolts.

Wagner possessed the ability to fire sonic blasts from his hands.

Wagner is presumably named after German composed Richard Wagner.

--Thunderbolts: International Incident#1

 




images: (without ads)
Thunderbolts: International Incident#1, p3, pan1 (main image)
Thunderbolts: International Incident#1, p4, pan1 (Chu Jung, full-body)
Thunderbolts: International Incident#1, p5, pan5 (Chu Jung melting)
Thunderbolts: International Incident#1, p7, pan1 (Feng Po-Po headshot)
Thunderbolts: International Incident#1, p4, pan1 (Imo Miri headshot)
Thunderbolts: International Incident#1, p5, pan2 (Wagner full-body)


Appearances:
Thunderbolts: International Incident#1 (April, 2008) - Christos N. Gage (writer), Ben Oliver (art), Molly Lazer (editor)


Last updated: 05/15/08.

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