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Membership: Three unidentified men
    formerly: Harry Carver

Purpose: Criminal (Post-World War II)

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Frank Carver, Sub-Mariner (Namor McKenzie), Namora (Aquaria Nautica Neptunia)

Base of Operations: Fisherman's Roost, local bar at Houseboat Row, unidentified American city

First Appearance: Captain America Comics#68/3 (1947)

(Captain America Comics#68/3 (fb) - BTS) - The Waterfront Gang had robbed a small craft in the harbor.

(Captain America Comics#68/3 (fb) - BTS) - Unbeknownst to the members of the Waterfront Gang, undercover agent Harry Carver had joined their ranks as the latest recruit and quickly proved himself.

(Captain America Comics#68/3) - During a meeting at their usual hangout, the Fisherman's Roost, the leader of the gang vowed they should branch out to something really big instead of sticking to petty crimes he called "the small fish." Announcing a plan to seize the government mail ship that left the pier every night at 11, the leader even invited new member Harry in on the raid, feeling he could be trusted. This proof was further cemented when Harry struck down his own father, mail man Frank Carver, who tried to persuade his son to leave the life of crime behind.

    That night the group invaded the mail ship and tried to strike down the two mailmen on board, but when Harry noticed his own father was one of the two men on board of the ship he decided it was time to reveal his true identity by taking out one of the gang. His cover blown, he was in turn attacked and knocked out by the gang's leader. When the leader wanted to shoot Harry, he was attacked by Frank Carver's friends Namor and Namora. The criminals were no match for the super powered Atlantean royals and quickly taken out. As police arrived to take the Waterfront Gang into custody, Frank was overjoyed to learn his son wasn't an actual criminal.

Comments: Created by an unknown (writer), Paul Reinman (pencils)

    Since no one has been able to officially determine the identity of the author, there's no use in guessing.

    For a supposedly well known group of criminals, the Waterfront Gang weren't exactly aiming for the moon when it comes to evil schemes. Still, if you purposefully name yourself after the waterfront, it only makes sense you stay near there. As it lays, it'd be interesting to find out if any of the gang returned to their life of crime, it's not unthinkable they eventually wound up at the Taskmaster's academy.

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The leader of the Waterfront Gang decided the group should play in the big time and planned plan to seize the local government mail ship. During the heist, in which the gang's newest member Harry revealed he was actually an undercover operative, the leader knocked him out in preparation of ending Carver's life with a bullet. Before he could fire, the leader was floored by the Sub-Mariner. With a single, final punch the Sub-Mariner knocked him off the ship.

--Captain America Comics#68/3


This member of the Waterfront Gang was taken out by Namora who threw him against the wheel of the ship, trapping his arms inside the wheel. She spun the wheel until he lost consciousness.

--Captain America Comics#68/3


This member of the Waterfront Gang was thrown over board of the ship by Harry Carver when he decided to rescue his father Frank.

--Captain America Comics#68/3

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Captain America Comics#68, p19, pan1 (main image)
Captain America Comics#68, p19, pan2 (leader)
Captain America Comics#68, p17, pan7 (member)
Captain America Comics#68, p18, pan1 (member)

Other Appearances:
Captain America Comics#68/3 - ? (writer), Paul Reinman (pencils), ? (inks), Stan Lee (editor)

Last updated: 02/01/14.

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