Membership: James Winderfield, Nancy Winderfield, Mary-Michelle Winderfield
Purpose: Protect their daughter; aid Hydra
Enemies: Team America (Cowboy (Luke Merriweather), Honcho (James MacDonald), R.U. Reddy (Winthrop Roan, Jr.), Wolf, Wrench (Leonard Hebb), Marauder), Ghost Rider (Johnny Blaze)
Base of Operations: Unnamed town in Oklahoma, USA
First Appearance: Team America#11 (April, 1983)
(Team America#11 (fb) - BTS) - Via unrevealed means, both Mr. and Mrs. Winderfield became Hydra agents. Their status was low, but Mr. Winderfield knew how to contact some of the higher ups. They spent most of their days thankful for Hydra’s health care and monitoring the movements of government officials Their daughter, Mary-Michelle, was unaware of their secret.
(Team America#11) - Grousing about the lack of morals in today’s youth, both the senior Winderfields were unaware when Mary-Michelle slipped out of their car and hopped onto Wolf’s bike. The young pair decided to see stuntman Johnny Blaze as he performed in town later that afternoon. Their date was interrupted by Honcho and the other members of Team America, who reminded Wolf of their time trials the next day. Unknown to the two, Mary-Michelle’s parents had tracked them down. James radioed in Team America’s location to Hydra HQ.
Later that night, James and his wife confronted Mary-Michelle about her actions that afternoon and expressed their extreme displeasure. The Marauder raced by their house at this time, which Mr. Winderfield mistook for Wolf. During the ruckus, Mary-Michelle slipped out the side door. Mr. Winderfield, seething with rage at the thought of Wolf dating his daughter, followed him to the racetrack with a sawn off shotgun under his coat. Aware of the Hydra agents watching the race, Mr. Winderfield waited until the agents attacked, hoping to kill Wolf in the confusion. Ignoring the raging battle, even when the demonic Ghost Rider broke onto the track, Mr. Winderfield took aim at Wolf and prepared to shoot him in the back. It was only the timely intervention of the Marauder that saved Wolf’s life. After the fighting was over, Mrs. Winderfield tried to comfort her husband as he stared at the destruction around him. Unknown to them, Mary-Michell had skipped town and was last seen on a Hollywood-bound bus.
Comments: Created by Jim Shooter & Tom DeFalco (plot/script), Dave Simons (pencils & inks).
The woman called "Mama" Winterfield' real name is Nancy Winterfield according to the Hydra profile in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition#6. She and her husband James are both in the group profile.
Profile by David Lawrence.
The Winderfield family has no known connections to:
A middle class man, James Winderfield was fiercely protective of his family, as well as being a Hydra agent.
A housewife, she shared her husband’s concerns and job.
19 years old, Mary-Michelle Winderfield fought against her family’s strictness. She left home after the Hydra assault.
Team America#11 p8, pan4 (main image)
Team America#11 (April, 1983) – Jim Shooter & Tom DeFalco (plot/script), Dave Simons (pencils & inks), Jim Shooter (editor)
Last updated: 01/11/11.
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