Dr. Herbert Eagle
Identity/Class: Normal human (Pre-modern era to the modern era)
formerly Dean of Men at State University (eastern campus)
formerly State University faculty
Victor von Doom
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations:
formerly State University (eastern campus)
Fantastic Four I#5 (July, 1962); (identifed on a television screen):
Fantastic Four III#543/1 (January,
Herbert Eagle did not possess any superhuman abilities, but was a
skilled college dean with a college-level education.
Weight: (by approximation): 175 lbs.
(Fantastic Four I#5 (fb)/Fantastic Four I Annual#2 (fb)/Books of Doom#2 (fb)) - Within hours of an explosion at State University, Dean Dr. Herbert Eagle confronted the seriously injured culprit in a military hospital, State University student Victor von Doom.
(Fantastic Four I#278 (fb)) - Upon seeing the bandaged Victor von Doom, Dr. Eagle announced that von Doom was finished at State University, as well as every other college in America.
(Fantastic Four I#5 (fb)/Fantastic Four I Annual#2 (fb)/Fantastic Four I#278 (fb)) - Dr. Eagle expelled von Doom from State University before he could further harm himself or others.
(Books of Doom#2 (fb)) - Dr. Eagle continued explaining to von Doom that the explosion nearly cost student and von Doom assistant Daniel Kurtz his life, and called Victor von Doom a disgrace. Not caring, Victor stopped listening to Dr. Eagle's exclamations.
(Fantastic Four I Annual#2 (fb)) - Victor von Doom replied to Dr. Eagle that there was nothing more State University could teach him.
(Fantastic Four III#543/1) - On a television episode of Lateline involving the anniversary of the Fantastic Four, former Dean of Men at Eastern State University Herbert Eagle was interviewed by Christian Fullerton, commenting about how Reed Richards was the leading scientific mind on the planet even before he had become Mister Fantastic. Eagle continued, mentioning how Reed had already done revolutionary work in physics, astrophysics and information technology before he proposed a practical hyperdrive. Herbert also explained that after Reed had announced his theory of propelling a spaceship at faster-than-light speeds, financial backers fought for the opportunity to invest. At the end of his interview, Herbert commented that he still didn't understand what went wrong.
Comments: Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby; expanded and named by Dwayne McDuffie, Mike McKone, Andy Lanning and Cam Smith.
Herbert Eagle was identified in Fantastic Four III#543 (2007), although there was a man resembling Dr. Eagle shown in several flashbacks to Dr. Doom's expulsion from State University. This man was identified as the Dean of the University in Books of Doom#2 (2006), and Dr. Eagle was revealed as former Dean of Men of "Eastern" State University in Fantastic Four III#543 (2007). Given the similar appearances (excepting the appearance in Books of Doom#2, where the man is drawn without a mustache) and the man's position as Dean of the University, this man and Dr. Eagle are presumably one and the same. The explanations behind the man's lack of a mustache in Books of Doom#2 could be that the Doombot being interviewed in the Books of Doom mini-series was programmed to recall events differently, or Dr. Doom, who wasn't even listening to the man expelling him from State University, recalled the events differently himself before programming the Doombot ... or it could just be a simple of case of artistic license.
Given that Dean Mencken is the
Dean at State University when the Fantastic Four visited in Fantastic
Four I#35, Dr. Herbert Eagle must have stepped down as dean sometime
between Reed Richards and Ben Grimm's college days and the modern era.
Profile by Proto-Man.
Herbert Eagle has no known connections to
Fantastic Four III#543, p5, pan1 (main image)
Fantastic Four III#543, p5, pan2 (headshot)
Books of Doom#2, p18, pan3 (Younger Dr. Eagle, as recalled by the Doombot)
Fantastic Four I#5 (July, 1962) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby (art)
Fantastic Four I Annual#2 (1964) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby (pencils), Chic Stone (inks)
Fantastic Four I#278 (May, 1985) - John Byrne (writer, pencils), Jerry Ordway (inks), Michael Carlin (editor)
Books of Doom#2 (February, 2006) - Ed Brubaker (writer), Pablo Raimondi (pencils), Mark Farmer (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Fantastic Four III#543/1 (January, 2007) - Dwayne McDuffie (writer), Mike McKone (pencils), Andy Lanning, Cam Smith (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Last updated: 07/10/14
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