VENNEMA
MULTIVERSAL

Membership: Formerly Kashmir Vennema-11712 (former CEO), Kashmir Vennema-12069, Kashmir Vennema-12083, Kashmir Vennema-12116, Kashmir Vennema-13010, Kashmir Vennema-16211, Kashmir Vennema-60413, Kashmir Vennema-71211;
    two Kashmirs discussing Kashmir-12083's capture, "slingshot order" Kashmir, two Kashmirs told finding the lost beings was a priority, two Kashmirs who located the lost beings, the Kashmir who attempted to assassinate June Convington-616
   
dozens of others slain by Black Widow-26111;
    the Inner Council was composed of Kashmir-11712 and 4 others unspecified (all apparently deceased);
    it is possible that a new group -- also named Vennema Multiversal or something along those lines was formed by
Kashmir Vennema-13010 and perhaps 3 others

Purpose: Infinite profit in infinite Earths;
    sales, acquisitions, and transport of technology, etc. of one Earth to another Earth across the Multiverse; they dealt in weapons, fringe technology, espionage, assassination, alternate energy

Aliases: None

Affiliations: They used as warriors numerous brain-washed alternate reality super-beings, including their Hunt Squad (Eel-28121, Madcap-21281, Porcupine-12812, Spider-Woman-82121, Ulik-81212), as well as Beast-31406, Human Torch-20653, Sabretooth-46031, Thing-31223, conventional security forces
    they worked with numerous individuals and organizations, including super-villains, tyrants, greedy corporations, and wealthy collectors;
    someone might be a customer in one reality, but a competitor or target or something else in another reality;
    those they have sold to include AIM-616, Batroc's Brigade-616 (Georges Batroc, an unidentified female Machete, Rapido/Roussel Dupont, Maximilian Zaran), Defiance League-12128, Dr. Doom-62111 , Hydra-12128, MODOK-616 (apparently a clone), Secret Empire-616, one of the Spineless Ones (possibly Mojo) of an undefined Mojoverse/Reality

Enemies: Black Knight-13019, Black Widow-62111, Bloodstorm-13391, Ghost Rider-13139, Moon Knight-39131, Kashmir-Vennema-13010 (enemy of Kashmir-11712's organization; Kashmir-13010 was potentially the leader of a successor organization), Venom-91313;
   
Captain America-616, Black Widow-616, Hawkeye-616, Iron Man-616 ;
    those they are known to have opposed include Harry Osborn and his corporation (Oscorp?) of an undefined reality; the Illuminati(?) of any undefined reality; Saurian/Symbiote hybrids of Reality-616, planet populated by telepaths (pawns until being apparently destroyed by Black Widow-62111);
    numerous super-beings in status, including Captain Marvel-41301 (Mar-Vell), Hulk, Iron Man-41301, Spider-Man-63410, Storm-41301, Thor-36231, Vision-44573, Wolverine-26431

Base of Operations: Unrevealed (most split up and returned to their native realities);
    formerly Vennema Multiversal headquarters, Earth-17121;
    a successor organization, led by Kash-13010, first met in Kash's starship in an unspecified portion of space, in an undefined reality

First Appearance: (Kashmir Vennema-12069) Captain America and Hawkeye#629 (June, 2012);
    (Vennema Multiversal symbol) Captain America and Hawkeye#632 (August, 2012);
    (Kashmir Vennema-12083) Captain America and Iron Man#633 (August, 2012);
    (Vennema Multiversal headquarters) Captain America and Iron Man#635 (October, 2012);
    (Vennema Multiversal identified) Captain America and Black Widow#637 (November, 2012)

 

History:
(Captain America and Black Widow#638 (fb) - BTS) - Kashmir Vennema-11712 was born at least one week earlier than all of her other alternate dimensional counterparts (or, at least, those she employed in desk/computer positions at Vennema Multiversal).

(Captain America and Black Widow#637 (fb) - BTS / Captain America and Black Widow#639 (fb) - BTS) - Kashmir Vennema-11712 learned of alternate realities and realized she could see infinite profit in infinite worlds.

(Captain America and Black Widow#637 (fb) - BTS) - Shrewd, ambitious, cruel, and paranoid enough to know she could only trust one person, herself, Kashmir Vennema-11712 formed Vennema Multiversal, a union of Kashmir Vennemas from numerous alternate realities.

(Captain America and Iron Man#635 (fb) - BTS / Captain America and Iron Man#636 (fb) - BTS) - Vennema Multiversal was based on Earth-17121.
    The region around VM headquarters became covered with debris from their collections; it looked to be largely crashed/collapsed technology surrounding the headquarters.

(Captain America and Black Widow#638 (fb) - BTS) - Kashmir-11712 researched each Kashmir she recruited, learning subtle little differences, such as variations in upbringing, life experiences, and social patterns.

(Captain America and Black Widow#637 (fb) - BTS) - Vennema Multiversal worked with numerous individuals and organizations -- including super-villains, tyrants, greedy corporations, and wealthy collectors -- across numerous realities, selling the resources of one Earth to another. They dealt in weapons, fringe technology, espionage, assassination, alternate energy, etc.

 

 

 

 

(Captain America and Black Widow#639 (fb)) - A Kashmir Vennema delivered the head of an unidentified being to one of the Spineless Ones (possibly Mojo; see comments).

 

 

 

 

 

(Captain America and Black Widow#639 (fb)) - A Kashmir Vennema delivered the a number of spider-like creatures (or perhaps nanotech?) into a boardroom meeting led by Harry (?) Osborn. The other four board members, at least, had their faces apparently devoured; Harry may have been a few minutes behind the others (see comments).

 

 

 

 

(Captain America and Black Widow#639 (fb)) - A Kashmir Vennema stole a glowing globe from beneath the notice of a trio of scientists (looks like it could be Reed Richards, Hank Pym, and Tony Stark...maybe around the times of the super hero Civil War).

 

 

(Captain America and Black Widow#639 (fb) - BTS) - Someone might be a customer in one reality, but a competitor or target or something else in another reality. Vennema Multiversal participated in many dirty deals and hostile takeovers; they double-crossed some of the most powerful people  in existence. For them...diversification meant making a lot of enemies.

(Captain America and Black Widow#639 (fb) - BTS) - Vennema Multiversal representatives sold alternate reality weapons to both sides of a conflict between Hydra and the Defiance League on Earth-12128. The weapons devastated much of that world and wiped out most of the heroes.

(Captain America and Black Widow#640 (fb) - BTS) - Kashmir-13010 allegedly gave her all to Vennema Multiversal.

(Captain America and Black Widow#639 (fb) - BTS / Captain America and Black Widow#640 (fb) - BTS) - When Kash-13010 decided she wanted to leave Vennema Multiversal so she could start a new life, the organization (presumably directed by Kashmir-11712 or perhaps other members of the Inner Council) killed her husband and daughter.

(Captain America and Black Widow#640 (fb) - BTS) - Kash-13010 freed a number of Vennema Multiversal's brainwashed operatives -- including Black Knight-13019, Black Widow-62111, Bloodstorm-13391, Ghost Rider-13139, Moon Knight-39131, & Venom-91313 -- from a life of slavery and enlisted them to her cause of taking down Vennema Multiversal.

(Captain America and Black Widow#637 (fb) - BTS / Captain America and Black Widow#639 (fb) - BTS) - Kashmir Vennema-13010 employed Black Widow-62111 to take out other Kashmirs.

(Captain America and Black Widow#637 (fb) - BTS) - Black Widow-62111 slew dozens of Kashmir Vennemas in an effort to "lop off the head of the snake."

(Captain America and Black Widow#638 (fb) - BTS) - Vennema Multiversal apparently targeted Earth-616 as "prime retail space."

(Captain America and Hawkeye#629 (fb) - BTS, Captain America and Hawkeye#629-633) - Working from Earth-616's Damocles Research Facility -- near the White Sands missile range, San Andres mountains, New Mexico, USA -- Kashmir Vennema-12069 employed Archstone and sought the means to weaponize dinosaur fossils. At the same time, Stegron was trying to revive the Saurians (aka the People) by bonding them with Symbiotes. Ultimately, Captain America and Hawkeye foiled the plot and separated the Symbiotes from any dinosaur fossils, Saurian skeletons, or people to whom they had bonded. Kashmir escaped capture and met with Saurian, showing him a vial and telling him she had the means to make his dream a reality.

(Captain America and Iron Man#634 - BTS, Captain America and Iron Man#633-635) - Kashmir -12083 contracted with Earth-616's MODOK and AIM to steal the Harvester Protocol, a combination of software and nanoware that could render useless any technology it contacted while at the same time gathering detailed information and schematics from the very systems it was corrupting. Kashmir employed Batroc's Brigade (Batroc, Machete, Rapido, Zaran) to assist her in this endeavor, paying them quite well by their standards.
    Seeking Kashmir Vennema and not realizing there was more than one, Captain America-616 attended a weapons expo in Madripoor; he was joined by Iron Man-616, and while Iron Man destroyed the Harvester and Captain America captured Kashmir, she did manage to transmit to Vennema Multiversal data on Iron Man's armor the Harvester had collected.

 

(Captain America and Iron Man#635) - From within Vennema Multiversal headquarters, two other Kashmirs spoke. The first (on the left in the image), wearing a dark blue(?) pants suit, noted that "Operative 12" (Kashmir-12083; see comments) had not reported in since her last transmission, and that they could safely assume she had been apprehended. The second (on the right in the image), wearing a short dress with a distinctive, oval/bullet-shaped structure belt and having a Vennema Multiversal tattoo on her right wrist, noted that it was the captured Kashmir's own fault, as she should have gone with their security detail rather than hiring locally; she continued about how she had warned that Kashmir that her reckless behavior would be a problem, and she further noted that this would have been a win for them, but now they had lost the Harvester, and their reputation had been damaged. As they looked at the Iron Man armor schematics they had obtained from the Harvester uploads, the business suit-wearing Kashmir then noted how she wouldn't call it a total loss, and that they were still in the black, which wasn't too shabby in the current economic climate.

 

(Captain America and Black Widow#638 (fb) - BTS) - An influx of ultra-high-tech weapons and contraband on Earth-616 got SHIELD's attention, and they sent the Black Widow to investigate. Her research uncovered a series of references to Kashmir Vennema.

(Captain America and Black Widow#636 (fb) - BTS) - Kashmir-12083 was placed in Earth-616's Raft maximum security prison.
    Kashmir-12116 contracted with President Doom of Earth-62111 to sell or trade a Cosmic Cube to him.
    Kashmir-16211 contracted with the Secret Empire of Earth-616 to sell them exotic weaponry (it's not clear whether they knew they were getting alternate reality super-humans or not).

Captain America and Black Widow#636) - Unable to obtain a Cosmic Cube, Kashmir-12116 attempted to sell President Doom-62111 a cube containing and powered by a planet populated by telepaths; however, both she and Doom were slain by Black Widow-62111 (who apparently contacted Kash-13010 and told her "Number 12" had been eliminated; see comments)
    As Captain America-616 suspected Kashmir-12083 was not the Kashmir they had met before, she agreed to introduce him to the people she worked with. Possibly as a result of this information, Captain America investigated a warehouse in Miami and intervened in Kashmir-16211's attempt to sell the super-beings in stasis to the Secret Empire; but Black Widow-62111 slew Kashmir-16211 and the Secret Empire, and she then shot Captain America as well.

 

(Captain America and Black Widow#637) - The Black Widow-616 arrived and defeated the Widow-62111.

 

(Captain America and Iron Man#637) - Having either been monitoring the mission or having received notification of complications, Kashmir-71211 (seated at her desk/computer) reported to another Kashmir (standing; either her superior, or perhaps just a co-worker willing to make hard decisions) that Kashmir-16211 had been slain (she noted non-specifically that an agent had flatlined) and that her mission was compromised. The other Kashmir told Kashmir-71211 to scrap the mission, and Kashmir-71211 replied that they had lost several of the pylons, and that the perimeter was broken.

    When the other Kashmir wondered if this had been another hit, Kashmir-71211 agreed that it looked like that; she further added, "Guess we should be glad we're not field operatives, huh?" Ignoring this, the other Kashmir asked about the payload, and when Kashmir-71211 told her it was "in the wind" (lost, or at risk of being captured by others), the other Kashmir told her to "slingshot it" (transport it to another reality). Kashmir-71211 voiced her concern that they wouldn't have any control over where they were sending the materials because of the damaged pylons, but the other Kashmir more strongly repeated, "Slingshot it." Without another word, Kashmir-71211 complied, though she was thinking how she had never wanted her actions to hurt anyone.

 

 

 

 

(Captain America and Iron Man#637) - Black Widow-62111 told Cap and Widow-616 how and why they had been dumped to that realm as she explained to them that they were dealing not just with one woman, but with an empire, Vennema Multiversal. She further told them that she was employed by "a disgruntled customer."

(Captain America and Black Widow#638) - At Vennema Multiversal, Kashmir-11712 questioned two of her subordinates as to whether they had yet found the people they had dumped, while numerous other Kashmirs worked at computers. A Kashmir with her hair in a bun, told Kashmir-11712 "I'm sorry, ma'am, but no. We shunted them into one of the wastelands." Kashmir-11712 acknowledged (or perhaps it was the other Kashmir, with long-straight hair, with the word balloon mistakenly pointing to Kashmir-11712) "It was a random dump. It could take hours to pinpoint a location." Kashmir-11712 then instructed the pair to repurpose resources if they needed to, but to find them. Now.

    Kashmir in a bun explained that they didn't think it would be a priority, but Kashmir-11712 told them she was making it a priority. "Find them and eliminate them. I'll expect an update. Shortly." As she walked out, long hair Kashmir said, "God...we can really be a bitch sometimes," but Kashmir in a bun told her, "Stop your complaining."

 

 

 

 


   
    Meanwhile, two Kashmirs (both with long straight hair, but the seated one had her hair hanging on the side of her face, while the standing one had it pulled back to show more of her cheeks...maybe the one pulled her bun out) identified the dimension to which the others had been dumped. The seated Kashmir announced, "Even without a clean pulse-net, I managed to trace the energy signatures and fake a trajectory map. This is where you sent them." At this same time, one of the Kashmirs thought, "I always volunteered to be hall monitor in middle school."  (see comments)

    The standing Kashmir was initially surprised, stating, "You've got to be kidding." She ((actually, I'm not sure which one said this) then told Kashmir-11712, "You couldn't handpick a better place to send your enemies. The indigenous population is lethal...and easily agitated."

 

    Kashmir-11712 decided, "I suppose we should send the Hunt Squad after them regardless." The Hunt Squad (Eel-28121, Madcap-21281, Porcupine-12812, Spider-Woman-82121, Ulik-81212) appeared before them, and the standing long-haired Kashmir said, "It's likely the team is overkill, but they can do reconnaissance if nothing else. If Captain America and his companions are already dead, I want eyes on the corpses."

(Captain America and Black Widow#639- BTS) - Learning how the Lizard-12128 had turned the people around him into reptile-people to survive the violence around them, Captain America vowed to do whatever he could to find a new home for the Lizard and his people if they gave Widow-62111 access to his technology to repair her dimensional transport device.
    As Widow-62111 finished, Lizard-12128's base was assaulted by Ulike-81212 and the rest of the Hunt Squad. After a brief struggle, Lizard-12128 attacked the Hunt Squad on his own and instructed Cap to depart so he could fulfill his promise to save his people.
    After Widow-62111 had taken Cap and Widow-616 on at least seven jumps, the remaining members of the Hunt Squad (Eel-28121, Spider-Woman-82121, Ulik-81212, the latter holding the defeated Lizard-12128 -- with Madcap and Porcupine having been taken out by the Lizard) tracked them down and blasted Widow-62111's transport device out of her hand.

(Captain America and Black Widow#639) - As the cyborg Ulik  prepared to attack Cap and the Widows, Kash Vennema- 13010 arrived with her agents -- Black Knight-13019, Bloodstorm-13391, Ghost Rider-13139, Moon Knight-39131, & Venom-91313 -- Ulik was assaulted by Moon Knight, Venom, and then finally dropped by Ghost Rider, while Eel fell before Black Knight's ebony chainsaw and Spider-Woman was assaulted by Bloodstorm. Kash-13010 then introduced herself, and Widow-62111 greeted her boss.

(Captain America and Black Widow#640 (fb) - BTS) - Kash-13010 invited Cap and the two Widows aboard her ship, which transported them (including her warrior agents) to Earth-17121, and they began heading for Vennema Multiversal HQ.

(Captain America and Black Widow#640) - At Vennema Multiversal HQ, Kashmir-11712 met with her Inner Council in their boardroom. While the other members of the Inner Council criticized their CEO for how her responses had led to putting them in jeopardy, Kashmir-11712 considered that the other members weren't actually worried; rather they were trying to undermine her as having been unprepared and having responded inappropriately...and she worried that they were right, that she had dropped the ball.

 

(Captain America and Black Widow#640) - En route to Vennema Multiversal HQ, Kash-13010 convinced Cap and Widow-616 that her goal was to shut down Vennema Multiversal, which would hurt the Kashmirs more than death. Cap-616 agreed to help if they agreed not to kill anyone, and Kash-13010 feigned agreement.

 

    Outside Vennema Multiversal HQ, security forces stood behind a front line of more brainwashed super-agents, including Beast-31406, Human Torch-20653, Sabretooth-46031, and Thing-31223. Ghost Rider-13139 led the assault against these forces, followed by Cap and Widow-616, Widow-62111, Kash-13010, Black Knight-13019, Bloodstorm-13391, Moon Knight-39131, & Venom-91313. As Kash's agents fought Vennema Multiversal's brainwashed agents, the invading force breached the gate to Vennema Multiversal HQ, and Widow-62111 rushed in to try to take out the inner council; not trusting Widow-62111, Widow-616 rushed in after her.

 

 

 

 

 

(Captain America and Black Widow#640 (fb) - BTS) - Widow-62111 slew multiple Kashmirs, including apparently Kashmir-11712 and the rest of her inner circle/boardroom.

(Captain America and Black Widow#640) - As Kashmirs ran through the facility ,Widow caught up to Widow-62111 and found her standing over the slain inner circle. The two Widows argued and fought over the morality and rightness of the matter, but Widow-616 again defeated and captured Widow-62111.

    Realizing they were on the losing end of things, most Kashmirs continued scrambling for exits from Vennema Multiversal HQ, leaving behind numerous heroes in stasis.

(Captain America and Black Widow#640 (fb) - BTS) - Cap-616 joined Kash-13010 in entering Vennema Multiversal HQ.

(Captain America and Black Widow#640) - Seeing the fleeing Kashmirs, Cap noted how it would take forever to round up all the Kashmirs, and that they were leaving a number of heroes in stasis behind. He wondered if they could be saved and/or set free. Kash-13010 replied, "Honestly? Not my problem. Bodyslide," and she teleported away. Frustrated, but realizing he should have expected this, he continued exploring the base.

    Meanwhile, Kashmir-60413 considered how she had always known this would end badly; nonetheless, she loyally stayed at her station. Cap-616 soon encountered her and convinced her that her to make the most of the situation.

(Captain America and Black Widow#640 (fb) - BTS) - Kashmir-60413 released those in stasis -- including Captain Marvel, Iron Man, & Storm-41301; Spider-Man-63410; Thor-36231; Vision-44573; Wolverine-26431 -- and sent the back to their native realities.

 

 

 

(Captain America and Black Widow#640) - From the Transport and Logistics region, numerous Kashmirs continued to transport away (or, possibly this was some of the Kashmirs working together to send home the heroes they had held in stasis?). The different Kashmirs had various thoughts, including "I never had the chance to climb the corporate ladder," "where do I go from here?," and "I'm glad. I'm glad it's finally over."

    Cap brought Kashmir-60413 with him and caught up with the Black Widows. Kashmir-60413 reminded Cap to keep his word and forget about her.

(Captain America and Black Widow#640 (fb) - BTS) - Kasmir-60413 returned Cap and Widow-616 (along with their prisoner, Widow-62111) to Earth-616.

(Captain America and Black Widow#640 (fb) - BTS) - ARMOR (Alternate Reality Monitoring and Operational Response) identified Earth-13140 as a place where Lizard-12128 and his reptile-men could be safe and could thrive, and then Cap-616 accompanied them in first traveling there.

(Captain America and Black Widow#640 (fb) - BTS) - Captain America-616 escorted Black Widow-62111 into custody, where he believed she would remain for a long time.

(Captain America and Black Widow#640 (fb) - BTS) - Captain America considered that with all of the different Kashmirs scattered and their empire toppled, the various Kashmirs wouldn't dare peek out of their hidey holes. Black Widow reluctantly agreed with Widow-62111 in that she was glad the inner council was dead.

 

(Captain America and Black Widow#640 (fb) - BTS) - Kashmir-13010 contacted, at least, a trio of other Kashmirs and arranged a meeting aboard a starship.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Captain America and Black Widow#640) - From the spaceship, near a red, crater-marked world, Kash-13010 told the three other Kashmirs, "We all know that Vennema Multiversal collapsed under its own weight. There were simply too many queen bees and not enough drones. That just breeds a culture of mistrust. But a small group...this group...can do great things. We still have access to many of Vennema Multiversal's resources: The hidden warehouses. The supply caches. There's still a lot of money to be made in the multiverse. We just have to ask ourselves one question. Which world first?"

 

 

 

(Avengers Assemble#21 (fb) - BTS) - Under Kashmir Vennema (which one?)' s direction, AIM abducted from Mercy General the cocoons of two NuHumans (humans with Inhuman genetics from past inter-breeding that had been affected by the Terrigen bomb released on Earth by Black Bolt). However, they were disappointed to determine (mistakenly) that one of the cocooned NuHumans was apparently dead (he was actually just invisible to all forms of technological detection), while the other was... 

(Avengers Assemble#21 (fb) - BTS) - Believing the cocoon dead/empty, Kashmir had AIM fill it with liquid explosives and sell it to June Covington, hoping to take out a potential rival.

(Avengers Assemble#21 - BTS) - Having acquired the cocoon of a "NuHuman" June Covington was surprised when it exploded, apparently killing her agent Gail. Surviving, June took the inert body of the NuHuman, planning to nurse it and herself back to health, and then to find and punish whoever had done this.

(Avengers Assemble#21 - BTS) - After the cocoon containing her former social studies teacher, Mr. Schlickeisen (and that of the NuHuman in the bed next to her teacher at Mercy General) was stolen, Spider-Girl (Anya Corazon) obtained aid from Spider-Woman (Jessica Drew) and Black Widow to investigate. The Widow led the other two to an AIM base in Manhattan's meat-packing district.

(Avengers Assemble#21) - After taking down the AIM operatives, Black Widow coerced an AIM agent name Fred to reveal what he knew about the cocoons (one being dead and the other...), but Kashmir Vennema-??? (masked and wearing AIM armor) incapacitated Fred with a blast from her energy pistol before he could finish.

(Avengers Assemble#21 (fb) - BTS) - Kashir's AIM reinforcements captured and tied the three heroes to chairs.

(Avengers Assemble#21) - Still masked, Kashmir mockingly told her prisoners she could have them arrested for trespassing, which she thought would be rich. When Black Widow asked where the cocoons were, Kashmir told her, "No, huh-uh. You're the interrogatee, not the interrogator. Why do you always do that?" Widow questioned whether they had met, and Kashmir apologized and took off the helmet (which was getting hot anyway). Widow instantly recognized her as Kashmir Vennema, and when Spider-Girl didn't believe that was her real name, Kashmir noted, "It's a damn sight more evocative than 'Spider-Girl,' Miss Judgypants. Was 'Arachno-Broad' taken?"

    When Spider-Woman wondered, "What's a cashmere enema?" Black Widow clarified the real name and explained Vennema Multiversal. Kashmir mockingly told Widow "Right here (tapping her chest). It's like you look inside and see the real me." Widow again asked where were the stolen cocoons, and Kashmir shared that one was dead (the process having been too hard for it). Considering that her prisoners would have access to Stark's money, she asked what would they give her for the living cocoon. When Spider-Girl asked about Mr. Schlickeisen, Kashmir told her, "Oooh, tough luck kid. I'm sorry. I'd offer you the body, but we already sold it." Kashmir then told her guards she had changed her mind and ordered them to kill the prisoners. When Spider-Woman warned her how much trouble she would be in for murdering three Avengers, Kashmir countered that, first, AIM had diplomatic immunity and that the Avengers were expressly forbidden from harassing AIM; and, second, the minute the women broke in, she was -- by "castle law" -- entitled to confront them with lethal force. She considered calling the police to collect their remains after her men had killed them, then re-considered, not wanting to spend a three day weekend doing paperwork. Regardless, she ordered her men to kill them.

(Avengers Assemble#21 - BTS) - Wearing a suit to hasten her regeneration, June Covington took over Hemaglobal Research and Lab Services.

(Avengers Assemble#22 - BTS) - After Kashmir's departure, Spider-Woman confused the five male AIM agents present with her pheromones, making them easy prey once she broke free. Believing Mr. Schlickeisen dead, Spider-Girl decided they needed to find his body so his family could bury him.

(Avengers Assemble#22) - Kashmir and AIM agent Larry traveled in a non-descript car down the streets. When they stopped at a light, Wolverine slashed open their locked door, and Bruce Banner got into the car with them. Recognizing Banner, Kashmir ordered Larry not to shoot, after which Banner told her to give her the name of the person to whom she sold the apparently deceased NuHuman body, and he would get out of her car before he lost his temper. Sweating but otherwise maintaining her composure, Kashmir revealed she had sold the body to June Covington. When Banner tried to shake her hand, Kashmir reached to meet his grasp, but Kevin panicked, told him to leave her alone, and fired shots. Prepared to change at any second, Banner turned into the Hulk, weathered the shots, and then tore the car open. Terrified, Kashmir could only utter, "Oh God...oh..." before the Hulk prepared to smash her. Fortunately for Kashmir, Spider-Woman and Wolverine stopped him and convinced him to get a bite to eat instead. The Hulk told her she was lucky, as he wanted a sandwich now.

(Avengers Assemble#23-25 - BTS) - The Avengers located and rescued Mr. Schlickeisen and captured June Covington.

Comments: Created by Cullen Bunn, with aid of Alessandro Vitti, Barry Kitson, and Francesco Francavilla.

    Some sources -- generally the egomaniacal Mojo himself -- indicate there is only one Mojo (and, I think, some sources claim there is only one Longshot) in the Multiverse. I think the evidence indicates otherwise (definitely regarding Longshot):

    Regardless, this may not even be Mojo, but another one of the Spineless Ones. It doesn't quite look like the Mojo we're used to...
    Further, the head in the container looks like someone we should recognize...maybe some Spider-Man character?
though I guess it could be Captain America.

    I identified the man in the boardroom in Captain America and Black Widow#639 as Harry Osborn due to the widow's peak and how his face tapered. I would guess his face wasn't yet being devoured in the image so we could identify him, but it could be that he was spared...or that it was Norman rather than Harry.

     For the scene described as a stealing from the Illuminati, it looks to me as if a Kashmir is stealing a globe of power from Reed Richards and two others...strikes me as perhaps Pym and Stark, working together around the time of Civil War? Or maybe it's someone else altogether.

    In Captain America and Iron Man#635, a pair of Kashmirs referred to the Kashmir from that story (Kashmir Vennema-12083) as Operative 12.
In Captain America and Iron Man#636, Black Widow-62111 referred to Kashmir Vennema-12116, who she had just slain, as Number 12.

Questions:

  1. Was the Kashmir from Cap and Hawkeye #629-633 intended to be from Earth-616?
        It makes sense to me that, prior to the wipeout of Vennema Multiversal in Captain America and Black Widow#640, that each of the Kashmirs went to mess with another reality, which they justified by knowing they were not screwing with their own world.
  2. Did the Symbiote-bonding start completely with Stegron, or was Damocles/Vennema Multiversal in on that from the start?
  3. Did Captain America agree to Kashmir's terms in the raft (meaning he arranged for her to be released/pardoned), and she gave him information leading him to the Kashmir selling the super-beings in stasis to the Secret Empire? If not, what led him there?
  4. Was the Kashmir from Avengers Assemble intended to be a Kashmir we've met before, or was she a new one?
        -- I asked Kelly Sue Deconnick, and she noted that she had not really had a plan for which Kashmir was in the story.
        -- After the fall of Kashmir-11712's Vennema Multiversal, we really don't know if anyone else beside Kash-13010 was in the next group. Was it one of them?
        -- Earth-616's version, perhaps? She struck me as different from any of the other major ones we have encountered. Maybe she went back home after Kashmir-11712's Vennema Multiversal's group dissolved? And then she tried to set up her own power base, but lacked the confidence of some of the other Kashmir's when threatened?
            That's my vote.
        -- As far as I know, Kashmir-12069, the one from Cap and Hawkeye#629-633 was still at large
        --Additionally, Kashmir-12083, from Cap and Iron Man#634-636, may also be at large (unless she is still imprisoned within the Raft)
  5. In Captain America and Black Widow#638, as the two Kashmirs discovered where the Cap & Widow-616 and the Kashmir-assassinating Widow had been dumped to, and the head Kashmir walked in, someone thinks, "I always volunteered to be hall monitor in middle school." -- who was that? The seated Kashmir to whom the caption was closest? The head Kashmir? The standing Kashmir?
        And, were those two Kashmirs the same two to whom the head Kashmir had given the specific instructions to find where the others had been dumped to? If so, one of them pulled out her bun...which was the one who had the bun in the first scene...the one seated or standing?
  6. Are the Kashmir's shown or involved in the montage of images about Vennema Multiversal as related by the assassin Black Widow each Vennema's from unique realities, or are any of them the same as others previously seen?
  7. Was Bloodstorm the same as the one from the Mutant X reality, or was she a new variant?
  8. Why was Kashmir Vennema proud that her name was "evocative"?

(Captain America and Black Widow#638 (fb) - BTS) -

Bigger Brothers representative: "Mr. Simpson, what are your reasons for wanting a little brother?"
Homer Simpson's brain: "Don't say revenge...don't say revenge."
Homer Simpson: "Uh...revenge?"
Homer's brain: "That's it. I'm getting out of here!"

Kashmir, a Led Zeppelin song from the album Physical Graffiti (not side 1 of Zeppelin IV, as Mike Demone said in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, one of the best movies ever)
    Google it, and play it along while you review this and related profiles

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Vennema Multiversal has no known connection to:


Inner Council

 

(Captain America and Black Widow#640) - At Vennema Multiversal HQ, Kashmir-11712 met with her Inner Council boardroom (all the other members of which had long hair and were largely indistinguishable from one another by appearance). She reminded them that they shared a name that meant they stay poised and calm during times of crisis. The Kashmir seated at the table to Kashmir-11712's right noted, "I'm sorry. But how are we supposed to stay calm? One of our elite kill squads has been eliminated." The next Kashmir to the right, standing, said, "Exactly! There's every possibility that these 'heroes' are coming after us next." Kashmir-11712 responded, "And we're prepared for such a possibility. This wouldn't be the first time time our organization came under such...scrutiny."

 

 

 

 

    Another Kashmir, possibly the next one seated around the table added, "I, for one, am concerned we haven't taken this seriously." And, the fifth Kashmir, presumably the one standing to Kashmir-11712's left, replied, "With the resources we've dedicated to this...resources we've lost...how can you be so nonchalant?" Despite agreeing with their concerns, Kashmir-11712 tried to maintain her position of strength, responding, "Because I'm the boss."
    During the above conversation, Kashmir-11712 considered that the other members weren't actually worried; rather they were trying to undermine her as having been unprepared and having responded inappropriately...and she worried that they were right, that she had dropped the ball.

 

 

(Captain America and Black Widow#640 (fb) - BTS) - Widow-62111 slew multiple Kashmirs, including apparently Kashmir-11712 and the rest of her inner circle/boardroom.

(Captain America and Black Widow#640) - As Kashmirs ran through the facility ,Widow caught up to Widow-62111 and found her standing over the slain inner circle. The two Widows argued and fought over the morality and rightness of the matter, but Widow-616 again defeated and captured Widow-62111.

 

--Captain America and Black Widow#640


images: (without ads)
Captain America and Iron Man#635, pg. 20, panel 1 and 2 (two other Kashmirs)
Captain America and Black Widow#637, pg. 7, panel 5 (HQ);
        pg. 8, panel 1 (2 Kashmirs discussing -16211's demise & compromised mission);
            panel 2 & 7 (Kashmir-??? gives "slingshot it" order);
        pg. 15, panel 5 (multiple Kashmir faces);
        pg. 16, panel 1-3 (Widow slays multiple Kashmirs);
    #638, pg. 1, panel 2 (Kashmir-11712 discusses with 2 other Kashmirs the random dumping of Cap-616, etc.);
            panel 3 (Kashmir-11712 face & other Kashmir with bun);
            panel 5 (long-hair Kashmir & Kashmir with bun);
        pg. 18, panel 2 (Kashmir-11712 with belt, plus 2 similar Kashmirs with long hair & center hair parts - sitting and standing);
            panel 3 (Sitting Kashmir tells Kashmir-11712 how great is the location to which their foes were sent);
            panel 4 (Kashmir-11712, Hunt Squad, standing Kashmir);
    #629, pg. 7, panel 1 (A Kashmir giving head in a jar to Mojo-esque creature);
            panel 2 (Harry Osborn's boardroom assaulted by spider-like tech);
            panel 3 (A Kashmir stealing globe from Illuminati?);
    #640, pg. 1, panel 2 (Inner Council Boardroom);
            panel 4 &5 (face(s) of one or two board members);
        pg.5-6, panels 1 (VM security & super-agents);
        pg. 12, panel 1 (death);
        pg. 15, panel 1 (Kashmirs fleeing and heroes in stasis);
        pg. 17, panel 1 (transport & logistics);
        pg. 20, panel 1 (starship);
            panel 3 (meeting with new group)
Avengers Assemble#21, pg. 15, panel 1 (AIM armor, full body);
            panel 2 (AIM armor, close-up);
        pg. 16, panel 3 (unmasked)


Appearances:
Captain America and Hawkeye#629 (June, 2012) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Alessandro Vitti (artist), John Denning (assistant editor), Lauren Sankovitch (editor)
Captain America and Hawkeye#630-631 (July, 2012) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Alessandro Vitti (artist), John Denning (assistant editor), Lauren Sankovitch (editor)
Captain America and Hawkeye#632 (August, 2012) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Alessandro Vitti (artist), John Denning (assistant editor), Lauren Sankovitch (editor)
Captain America and Iron Man#633 (August, 2012) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Barry Kitson (artist), John Denning & Jake Thomas (assistant editor), Lauren Sankovitch (editor)
Captain America and Iron Man#634 (September, 2012) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Barry Kitson (penciler/breakdowns), Jay Leisten (finishes/inker), John Denning & Jake Thomas (assistant editor), Lauren Sankovitch (editor)
Captain America and Iron Man#635 (October, 2012) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Barry Kitson (artist), John Denning & Jake Thomas (assistant editor), Lauren Sankovitch (editor)
Captain America and Black Widow#636-637 (November, 2012) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Francesco Francavilla (artist), Jake Thomas (assistant editor), Lauren Sankovitch (editor)
Captain America and Black Widow#638 (December, 2012) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Francesco Francavilla (artist), Jake Thomas (assistant editor), Lauren Sankovitch (editor)
Captain America and Black Widow#639 (January, 2013) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Francesco Francavilla (artist), Jake Thomas (assistant editor), Lauren Sankovitch (editor)
Captain America and Black Widow#640 (February, 2013) - Cullen Bunn (writer), Francesco Francavilla (artist), Jake Thomas (assistant editor), Lauren Sankovitch (editor)
Avengers Assemble#21 (January, 2014)  Kelly Sue DeConnick (writer), Matteo Buffagni (artist), Jon Moisan (assistant editor), Lauren Sankovitch (editor)
Avengers Assemble#22 (February, 2014)  Kelly Sue DeConnick & Warren Ellis (writers), Matteo Buffagni & Paco Diaz (artists), Jon Moisan (assistant editor), Lauren Sankovitch (editor)
Avengers Assemble#23-24 (March-April, 2014)  Kelly Sue DeConnick & Warren Ellis (writers), Matteo Buffagni (artist), Jon Moisan (assistant editor), Lauren Sankovitch (editor)
Avengers Assemble#25 (May, 2014)  Kelly Sue DeConnick & Warren Ellis (writers), Matteo Buffagni & David Meikis (p1-13), Neil Edwards (p14-18), Raffaele Ienco (p19-20) (artists), Jon Moisan (assistant editor), Lauren Sankovitch (editor)


Last updated: 05/21/15.

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