Real Name: Andrei Andreyevich Gromyko

Identity/Class: Normal human

Occupation: United Nations representative

Group Membership: The Communist Party

Affiliations: Avengers (Goliath (Hank Pym), Hawkeye (Clint Barton), Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff), Wasp (Janet Van Dyne)), Charlie (UN guard), the United Nations (including its diplomats, chairman & guards), presumably Josef Stalin

Enemies: Magneto (Max Eisenhardt), Quicksilver (Pietro Maximoff), Toad (Mortimer Toynbee)

Known Relatives: Andrei Matveyevich (father, deceased), Olga Jevgenyevna (mother, deceased), Marfa (grandmother, deceased), Lydia Dmitrievna Grinevich (wife), Anatoly (son), Emilia (daughter)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: The United Nations building, New York City, USA

Born: July 18, 1909

First Appearance: Avengers I#49 (February, 1968)

Powers/Abilities: Andrei Gromyko had no superhuman powers but was a skilled political figure and United Nations representative.


(Avengers I#49) – While giving a speech to the United Nations, Andrei Gromyko was interrupted by the arrival of Magneto, who demanded that mutants received their own nation. Gromyko asked if Magneto's appearance was some sort of bourgeois trick to halt his speech but Magneto soon attacked the UN when one of the diplomats called him a raving lunatic. The Avengers soon arrived and during the scuffle with Magneto, Magneto used his powers to force the guards' guns to fire, one of the shots grazing the Scarlet Witch. Grief stricken, Quicksilver attacked the other Avengers and departed with Magneto.

Comments: Created by Roy Thomas (writer) and John Buscema (pencils & inks).

Andrei Gromyko was a real life figure in Soviet politics. In his only Marvel Comics appearance, he was not identified (only revealed as "Gromyko" in Official Marvel Index to the Avengers I#3 & Official Marvel Index to the Avengers II#1) but due to Marvel’s sliding time scale, his appearance will probably be retconned to be whoever Russia’s UN representative at the time that Avengers I#49 takes place within the sliding time scale. While I tried to focus on his Marvel Comics (Earth-616) appearances, I did try to include a bit of real life background information on Gromyko (including his relatives, birthdate and ally status with Josef Stalin) in this profile but for more in-depth detail on his aliases, enemies, allies, relatives, etc., feel free to read Gromyko’s 1989 Memoirs book, published a year after his death in 1988. For a summary, see his Wikipedia entry.

Profile by Proto-Man.

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Charlie was a United Nations guard. When Magneto entered the UN building, one of the guards stood up to the mutant and one of the other guards told Charlie to be ready for anything, drawing a gun. Magneto then magnetically picked up Charlie by his holstered gun, prompting the other guard not to shoot. Soon dropping Charlie, Magneto entered the main hall of the UN.




--Avengers I#49

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Avengers I#49, p11, pan2 (Andrei Gromyko, main image)
Avengers I#49, p10, pan3 (Charlie)

Avengers I#49 (February, 1968) – Roy Thomas (writer), John Buscema (pencils, inks), Stan Lee (editor)

Last updated: 01/09/13

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