main imagePOWER BROKER

Real Name: Curtiss Jackson

Identity/Class: Human mutate and technology-user;
    identity known to the authorities;
    earlier in his career as Power Broker, his true identity was known only to certain government officials, to certain high-ranking officers of the United States Army (such as 
General Lewis Haywerth), and later to the Los Angeles Police Department;
    citizen of the USA with no known criminal record (his high-ranking associations have kept him from going to prison)

Occupation: Criminal enterpreneur; 
    former head of Power Broker Inc.;
    former West Coast manager of the Corporation

Group Membership: Formerly the Corporation-West, Power Broker, Inc., Red Skull (Johann Shmidt)'s division chiefs (Baron (Wolfgang von) Strucker, Crucible of the Resistants, Minister Blood of the Skeleton Crew, Number Seven of the Secret Empire, a Scourge of the Underworld, Sin (Sinthea Shmidt), Taskmaster, Watchdog Prime, Arnim Zola)

Affiliations: Atlantean (homo mermani) rebels, Armando Aviles, Bludgeon (Anthony Manning), Blue Streak (Don Thomas), Brick (real name unrevealed, unless his first or last name was actually Brick), Constrictor (Frank Payne), Mr. Frost, G.I. Max (real name unrevealed), General Lewis Haywerth, Hydra, Kalousek, Dr. Lund, Maggie, Dr. Karl Malus, Mangler (Lucius O'Neil), Mr. Lynch, Lt. Michael Lynch, Power Tools (especially Buzzsaw, Drill, Jackhammer), Machete (Alfonso Lopez), Morcan, Poundcakes (Marian Pouncy), Red Skull (Johann Shmidt), Scanlon, Special Task Force 17, Sweat Shop; unspecified lawyers, unidentified cook;
    formerly Auntie Freeze, Grapplers, Kligger (Sen. Eugene Stivak), Priscilla Lyons, Moonstone (Karla Sofen), neuro-synaptic leech and its offspring, USAgent (John Walker), Vamp/Animus (Denise Baranger), Senator Leon Warkovsky;
    formerly all people strength-augmented via Power Broker, Inc., including 
Bantam (Roberto Velasquez), Bludgeon (Anthony Manning), Brick, Cruz, Demolition Dunphy (Dennis Dunphy; later Demolition Man & D-Man), Mr. Frost, G.I. Max, Grapplers wrestlers (Letha/Hellen Feliciano, Magilla, PoundcakesTitania/Davida DeVita/Lascivious; unrevealed mutation status include Battleaxe, Butterball, Capriole, Cowgirl, Screaming Mimi/Melissa Gold/Songbird, Sushi, Vavavoom), Hammerhand (Rico Lazar), Mr. Lynch, Misfit, Power Tools (especially Buzzsaw, Drill, Jackhammer), Sweat Shop, Unlimited Class Wrestling Federation wrestlers (roughly 75% estimated as strength-augmented by Power Broker, including Demolition Dunphy (Dennis Dunphy, later D-Man), Mangler, Mister Clean, Red Zeppelin, Sawbones; unrevealed mutation status include Blacksmith, Caveman, Icepick, Jersey Devil, Kid Stuff, Little John, Speedo, Steamroller, Swami Riba, Cootie Weiss), U.S.Agent (John Walker; formerly Super-Patriot and Captain America), Right-Winger (Jerome Johnson), Left-Winger (Hector Lennox), Battle Star, Sharon Ventura, numerous unidentified security guards at his San Fernando mansion, failed augments;
    he had some sort of connection to UCWF owner Ed Garner, as so many augmentees were guided to join the UCWF, but the full nature of their relationship remains unrevealed;
    Kali Vries posed as an ally of Leon Warkowsky (which made her a seeming ally of Jackson);
    the international assemblage of the heads of state, as well as the captains of industry, at the international technology summit were formerly his mind-controlled pawns, as was Sen. Warkovsky and

Enemies: Battlestar (Lemar Hoskins), Captain America (Steve Rogers), Demolition-Man (Dennis Dunphy; later D-Man), Falcon (Sam Wilson), Hulk (Bruce Banner), Machine Man (X-51), Marvel Man (Wendell Vaughn, later Quasar), Ms. Marvel (Sharon Ventura), Night Shift (Brothers Grimm/Percy & Barton Grimes, Dansen Macabre, Digger/Roderick Krupp, Gypsy Moth/Sybil Dvorak, Needle/Josef Saint, Tatterdemalion/Arnold Paffenroth, Tick-Tock, Werewolf/Jack Russell), Red Zeppelin, Scourge of the Underworld, Shroud (Maximillian Coleridge), Peter Spaulding, Patricia "Trish" Starr, STARS, Thing (Ben Grimm), U.S. Agent (John Walker), Kali Vries, Senator Leon Warkowsky, Jim Wilson; augmentee rejects, unspecified extraterrestrial criminals;
    formerly Karl Malus

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: No others;
    "balloon boy," "bloated buzzard," (taunts used while over-augmented)

Base of Operations
    formerly an
estate on Tupelo Drive in the San Fernando valley, California;
    formerly an unspecified base in Los Angeles (as well as other, unspecified LA bases...and one somewhere north of Bakersfield);
    formerly the Mid-State Building/Tower in Central City, California;
    formerly a base below Alcatraz Island, San Francisco Bay;
    formerly a base within an unspecified mountain range presumably in California;
    formerly other Corporation-West bases;
    born in Charlotte, North Carolina

Education: "College degree" in business administration (MBA or other?)

First Appearance: (Unidentified) Machine Man I#7 (October, 1978);
    (identified) Captain America I#230 (February, 1979);
    (Power Broker name used) Thing I#33 (March, 1986);
    (revealed as Power Broker) Captain America I#330 (June, 1987)

Powers/Abilities: Curtiss Jackson is a cunning strategist and organizer. Massively wealthy, Jackson has an immense mansion with a large number of servants, a large number of which are strength-augmented. The bed in his personal bedroom is equipped to drop down an escape tunnel and private subway to allow rapid emergency departure. It travels, at least, to his private laboratory.  His office contained a secure hotline to General Haywerth.

    Jackson is not known to engage in personal combat. When confronted with the threat of personal struggle, he typically surrendered or fled. It seems unlikely he spends any time exercising (see comments); he is known to smoke cigars regularly (although not recently; see comments).

    While over-augmented, Jackson was literally muscle bound, unable to move his limbs or digits without artificial aids; his strength reportedly would have been sufficient to lift 25 tons if he had been able to move. His musculature was so dense that Scourge's bullets could not do significant damage. Scourge typically used exploding bullets, which were even more damaging than conventional bullets, but he may have exhausted these breaking through the defenses and may have just used conventional bullets against the over-augmented Jackson.
   After bring over-augmented, he wore the Hover-Harness for mobility.

    His mountain base was equipped with an underground pneumatic
 railcar. His Alcatraz base was equipped with the Emergency Escape Capsule.

    He was formerly bonded to an unidentified neuro-synaptic lifeform. This being swiftly spawned small offspring that, when placed on another's neck, allowed him to mentally influence or even control that person via his connection to the mother organism. He could influence up to hundreds of people at once.

    He apparently had a taste for his cook's cheese blintzes.

Height: 5'11"; (while over-augmented) 7'6"
Weight: 235 lbs.; (while over-augmented) 600; (over-augmented with hover harness) unrevealed; perhaps 1100 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Grey (dyed brown or black)

History

(Captain America I#230 - BTS) - Curtiss Jackson became the manager of the West Coast branch of the Corporation (aka Corporation-West), a powerful criminal organization that was run along the same lines as a major business firm.

(Machine Man I#7 (fb) - BTS) - While Machine Man rested his circuits overnight in low-power mode at Peter Spaulding's house, Jackson sent his agents to abduct Spaulding, and they left a note explaining that they really wanted Machine Man that provided instructions on what Machine Man should do to save his friend.

(Machine Man I#7 (fb) - BTS) - Jackson or some of his men apparently revealed to Spaulding Jackson's plans of making his own Machine Men.

(Machine Man I#7 - BTS) - Machine Man followed the instructions and met with Corporation agents, who brought him via helicopter to an unidentified secluded location and dropped him into a deep pit/tunnel.

viewscreen(Machine Man I#7) - Via video-telecommunication, Jackson greeted Machine Man; at Machine Man's demands, he showed him Spaulding, promising that Spaulding was in good shape and that they would be releasing him soon. Spaulding warned that this "powerful, highly-organized criminal combine" wanted to make copies of Machine Man for their own usage. 

(Machine Man I#8) - After Machine Man agreed to take Spaulding's place, Jackson had Spaulding released.

(Machine Man I#8 - BTS) - His agents further used a corrosive acid to dissuade Machine Man from escape attempts. As they used gamma waves to probe his body structure, Machine Man used his sole-jets to fly out of the silo/tunnel.

(Machine Man I#8) - Corporation agents subdued Machine Man with a sonic blast and recaptured him, taking him via an armored truck to their base of operations, after which he was brought before Jackson. Naming his organization as the Corporation, Jackson noted that they had sunk a large sum of money into this plot, and they were going to probe, photograph, analyze, and copy every part of him; they planned to sell the copies to the highest bidder, although they weren't yet sure what they were going to do with the original. When Machine Man reacted angrily to this, Jackson's men subdued him again with sonic blasts. Jackson then instructed them to start their analyses on Machine Man.

    Despite his scientist noting the last sonic blast had fused Machine Man's life batteries, Jackson told him to move ahead; as soon as Jackson left the room, however, Machine Man revived and broke out of the building. Jackson ordered them to hit Machine Man with their sonic howitzer, but Machine Man melted it to scrap. Jackson tried to make Machine Man offers, but when Machine Man ordered him to surrender, Jackson informed him he was going to detonate their holocaust box in 10 minutes, while he and his men would be miles away by that time.

    As they took off in their underground railcar, Jackson accepted the loss, noting the Corporation would have to find some other gimmick to push. Machine Man pursued them and began to catch up to them, but the bomb went off soon after.

(Machine Man I#8 (fb) - BTS) - Machine Man escaped by digging a silo with his hand laser.

(Machine Man I#9 - BTS) - The Corporation sent agent Konik to destroy Machine Man, who thwarted his efforts.

(Captain America I#217 (fb) - BTS / Captain America I#230 (fb) - BTS / Essential Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89: Power Broker entry) - Curtiss Jackson arranged the placing of the Blue Streak within the Super-Agents of SHIELD as a secret Corporation agent.

(Captain America I#228-230 (fb) - BTS / Marvel Legacy: The 1970s handbook / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: A to Z Vol. 2) - Believing that Jim Wilson was the key to controlling the Hulk, Jackson used Blue Streak and the Vamp to help capture Wilson’s uncle the Falcon, imprisoning him in a Corporation base beneath the defunct Alcatraz prison in San Francisco.

(Captain America I#222 (fb) - BTS) - Fury told Cap the Falcon had disappeared without explanation, implying he had run out on his duties.

(Captain America I#228 - BTS) - Trying to check up on the Falcon, Cap contacted the Super-Agents of SHIELD, as they had at least seen the Falcon as their trainer. Vamp noted the Falcon had been missing for days, and Blue Streak noted that Falcon had departed after an old contact told him "Jim's in Trouble."

(Captain America I#228-230 (fb) - BTS / Marvel Legacy: The 1970s handbook / Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: A to Z Vol. 2) - When the Corporation learned from Blue Streak and Vamp that Captain America was at the base before it was to be destroyed, they sent the Constrictor to stall him, hoping to destroy the Captain in the blast, but Captain America and the Constrictor both survived.

(Captain America I#229 - BTS) - After Constrictor referenced having previously been sent to capture "that Wilson" kid, Cap realized the Corporation was involved. Connecting the Constrictor's attack to having happened after he contacted the Super-Agents, he determined that one of them was a traitor working for the Corporation. As Cap confronted and battled the Super-Agents, Blue Streak panicked and revealed his involvement. After being subdued (and saved from being beaten to death by Vamp, also secretly a Corporation agent), Blue Streak revealed that the Falcon was being held at Alcatraz.

(Captain America I#230 - BTS) - Posing as police officers, Corporation agents subdued and captured Bruce Banner and brought him to Curtiss' Alcatraz base.

(Captain America I#230) - As Captain America, accompanied by Marvel Man and the Vamp, accessed the Corporation's Alcatraz base and found the unconscious Falcon in chains, Curtiss, from behind a plexi-glass shield, introduced himself, confirmed his role as manager of the Corporation's West Coast operations, and surmised that his plant in SHIELD had been discovered. Upon Cap's confirmation, Curtiss warned him that with a flip of the switch he could open the sea gates that would swiftly drown the Falcon; expressing a dislike for unnecessary death, as it was bad for business, Curtiss suggested they might make a bargain, and Cap agreed, to stall for time.

    Jackson admitted the Corporation really wanted Jim Wilson, but when Cap refused to make any agreement until the Falcon was freed, Curtiss smashed his hand against a panel and angrily reminded Cap he couldn't make any demands as he was bargaining from a weak position. They were interrupted by the arrival of East Coast Corporation manager, Kligger, who had captured Jim Wilson and then traveled there with aid from his agent Moonstone. Jackson seemed frustrated by this development, asking what Kligger was doing there instead of shoring up his operation before the board of directors cracked down; Kligger explained that he wished to execute Captain America to fully satisfy the board, and he offered to trade Wilson in exchange; Kligger further explained that he knew about Jackson's operations due to having a number of agents in his West Coast branch (as well as SHIELD), after which he revealed Vamp was his agent, as well.

    Infuriated at the manipulations, Marvel Man blasted the device keeping Banner unconscious, after which Jackson directed costumed Corporation agents to stop the heroes and prevent them from getting to Kligger or Jim Wilson. The stress turned Banner into the Hulk, and Jim told the Hulk the men were hassling him, leading the Hulk to attack the Corporation agents as well. However, when Marvel Man tried to instruct the Hulk to focus on Moonstone, Hulk -- remembering Marvel Man as part of the false "Defenders for a Day" debacle -- swatted Marvel Man unconscious. Fearing Hulk might bring the whole island down on them, Cap tried to calm the Hulk, but the Hulk fought back, not listening to Jim; when Jackson opened the seagates, Cap was distracted by concerns for Falcon, allowing the Hulk to catch him in a bear hug, which caused him to pass out. Kligger then transformed Vamp into her powerful Animus-form, which teamed up with Moonstone to blast the Hulk into submission.

Hulk232 - headshot(Incredible Hulk II#232) - As Animus requested permission to kill their fallen foes, Kligger asked Jackson to reconsider a trade -- Jim Wilson for Cap (which seemed odd, because Kligger had both at the time) -- just seconds before Cap revived, and Moonstone blasted him into the rising waters. Recovering, the Hulk smashed Moonstone aside and attacked Animus; meanwhile Cap freed the Falcon. After Animus encased the Hulk in rock, Kligger again suggested a bargain, and Jackson -- after reminding Kligger they were in his base and he could snuff them all with the push of a button -- noted he liked Kligger's style and suggested perhaps they could work something out. The smile swiftly vanished from Jackson's face when Cap's shield struck the glass in front of him and Cap threatened him with prison. Moonstone fled as the Hulk broke free, and the Hulk incapacitated Animus/Vamp, after which Kligger, refusing to surrender and be jailed like a common criminal, announced there was one final victory only he could choose: He called upon Jackson, who -- noting it was his duty, as the Corporation always took care of its own -- directed a quartet of machine guns to gun down Kligger. 

    As Cap and the Falcon protected Jim, Marvel Man blasted the guns, and the Hulk leapt at the glass in front of Jackson, insisting he come out so Hulk could "break him a little." As the Hulk smashed the spot previously cracked by Cap's shield, which progressively cracked, Jackson noted it was designed to take a bazooka blast without a scratch. Jackson then sent his Emergency Escape Capsule hurtling away down a pneumatic escape tube. Unwilling to allow Jim's captor to escape, the Hulk leapt down the tube after him.

(Incredible Hulk II#233) - Reaching the bottom of the pneumatic tube, Jackson's Emergency Escape Capsule entered the water and exited the island at the bottom of the San Francisco Bay, followed mere seconds later by the Hulk. Jackson was distraught to find the Hulk still pursuing him and soon enough ripping through the capsule's rear section. Realizing the Hulk was only seconds away from rupturing the entire craft and hoping the Hulk hadn't jammed the module release mechanism, Jackson desperately pushed the button to jettison the rear compartment; as Jackson zoomed away in the front compartment, the rear compartment detonated as its timer ran down. Though stunned, the Hulk swiftly recovered and renewed his pursuit, and Jackson was mortified to see the Hulk catching up to him yet again. Jackson simultaneously fired a pair of torpedos at the Hulk and released his craft's ballasts, causing his ship to knife to the surface.

(Incredible Hulk II#233 (fb) - BTS) - Jackson activated the emergency buzzer at a secret Corporation docking area on the far side of the bay.

(Incredible Hulk II#233) - Marvel Man observed the hydrofoil-like craft surface, but was then distracted by the Hulk violently surfacing.

    On the far side of the Bay, Jackson's craft arrived at a secret docking area, whose door opened to allow him in, and as he docked two Corporation agents rushed to his aid. Warning them to prepare their rapid-firers and get ready for the fight of their lives, Jackson fled into the waiting escape car, which swiftly took off. The Hulk made swift work of the Corporation agents, but was distracted in rescuing Fred Sloan and then the subsequent arrival of Marvel Man, affording Jackson the chance to escape.

(Incredible Hulk II#234) - Within another secret Corporation base, somewhere north of Bakersfield, Jackson worried about the loss of another base and about SHIELD's presence there, despite the lack of records; he feared he would have to square things with the board of directors or risk ending up like Kligger. He was pleased to be alerted by agent Benson that one of their stringers, O'Connor, had received word of the Hulk staying with Sloan at a co-op in Berkley; he decided to take the opportunity to pit two of his two recent antagonists, the Hulk and Machine Man, against each other.

(Incredible Hulk II#234 - BTS) - Jackson arranged to have a group of Corporation agents led by a man dressed as Machine Man assault the co-op; use gas to immobilize the Hulk, Sloan, and Sloan's girlfriend, Trish Starr; and abduct Starr. The Machine Man imposter taunted the paralyzed Hulk, telling him to meet him at the home of Peter Spaulding (where Machine Man lived) in Central City. Upon recovering, the Hulk vowed to find, fight, and destroy Machine Man.

(Incredible Hulk II#235 (fb) - BTS) - The Corporation agents brought Trish Starr to Jackson's office.

(Incredible Hulk II#235) - As Corporation agent Henderson reported the Hulk's heading toward Spaulding's house, Jackson confirmed how he was using the two heroes against each other, hoping at least one of his enemies would be gone forever.

(Incredible Hulk II#235 - BTS) - As planned, the Hulk savagely attacked Machine Man.

(Incredible Hulk II#236) - From within a milk truck, Corporation agent Scheuring reported the fierce battle to Jackson, who happily grabbed his binoculars so he could view Machine Man's destruction. When Trish questioned his delight in murder, he explained that it was simply pleasure in business efficiency and advancement. He shared his desire to become the head of the Corporation and the need to punish those that would impede their progress, and he also told Trish that she need not be terminated at the conclusion of this exercise, as she had skills that would make her an asset to the Corporation. Observing the battle, he was impressed with the Hulk's savagery and resolved to study the potential of using him in other endeavors.

    As the battle continued, Jackson reported to Scheuring that he had lost site of the battle and requested a status update. Detecting this transmission, Machine Man interrupted the conversation between the two, and as Jackson demanded further information, Machine Man recognized his voice as the Corporation's West Coast manager; altering his voice, Machine Man posed as Scheuring and reported back to Jackson and began tracking his transmission to identify his location. Machine Man's efforts were interrupted by the Hulk, and their battle ruptured a gas main; and sparks from electricity released by Machine Man caused an explosion.

(Incredible Hulk II#237) - Jackson noted the explosion with pleasure, considering that it had eliminated both potential threats, although he had hoped the Hulk might have been a useful tool for the Corporation.

    Unseen by Jackson, both Hulk and Machine Man survived the explosion, and Machine Man detected the radio signal again, as Jackson had left his transceiver on; Machine Man triangulated the signal and visualized his location as the top of the Mid-State Tower. With Machine Man having performed a recent mind probe on the Hulk, the recovering Hulk learned that location as well and took off to confront Jackson. Machine Man called the military in hopes of stopping the Hulk from causing too much destruction or killing Jackson, and Jackson soon heard the civil defense sirens and glimpsed the approaching Hulk with his binoculars. When Jackson cried out in alarm, terrified Corporation agent Benson rushed to the helicopter, announcing it was their only chance; but Jackson instead shot Benson, as there was only room for two in the helicopter, and he considered Trish a valuable item, while Benson was just an employee -- even though he was a good one -- and could be easily replaced.

    However, as they reached the helipad, Jackson and Trish saw the arriving Hulk land on and destroy the helicopter. Jackson pulled his gun and threatened to kill Trish unless the Hulk departed, but Machine Man used a telescoping arm to take away the gun. As Trish rushed to Machine Man, the enraged Hulk disregarded Machine Man's assurance that there was no longer any need to fight, as he wanted revenge. The Hulk tore open the roof, and Jackson fell over the side, but Machine Man saved him. As Machine Man flew Jackson to safety (and turned him over to the police), a frustrated Hulk smashed the roof repeatedly, until the Mid-State Tower collapsed completely (it had apparently already been otherwise evacuated).

(Essential Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89: Power Broker entry) - The Corporation largely broke up. Thanks to his lawyers, Jackson escaped conviction.

(Captain America I#364/2 (fb) - BTS) - Jackson founded Power Broker, Inc., the USA's number one strength augmentation clinic.

(Thing I#35 (fb) - BTS / Essential Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89: Power Broker entry) - Jackson set up an office in Los Angeles. He kept his true identity secret, being known to most people with whom the company had dealings only as Power Broker.

(Essential Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89: Power Broker entry) - Jackson employed Dr. Karl Malus as his chief scientist and strength augmenter; Malus was presumably the creator of the strength-augmentation process.

(Essential Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89: Power Broker entry) - Those undergoing the strength augmentation process received a battery of chemical and radiation treatments that mutagenically altered their bodies. If a subject had the genetic makeup that enabled him or her to undergo the treatment successfully, the subject would receive enhancement of many physical attributes, most notably strength (and durability). However, a number of subjects did not have this kind of genetic makeup, and the process instead transformed them into misshapen, mentally defective, monstrosities.

(Essential Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89: Power Broker entry) - Jackson had many of his Power Broker, Inc. employees subjected to the strength augmentation process; among these are the firm's moving men, the Sweat Shop.

(Essential Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89: Power Broker entry) - Power Broker, Inc. supplied superhumanly strong henchmen and agents for extraordinary criminal masterminds.

(Essential Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89: Power Broker entry) - Power Broker, Inc. worked with the US Army on "Project: Augment," in which soldiers who were members of Special Task Force 17, commanded by Lt. Michael Lynch, volunteered to have their strength enhanced to superhuman levels. Only the soldier G.I. Max was known to have successfully completed the process.

(Captain America I#381/2 (fb) - BTS) - An agent of Power Broker encountered recently retired soldiers Lemar Hoskins, Jerome Johnson, Hector Lennox, and Johnny Walker and convinced them to travel to Los Angeles where they could gain real super-powers from Power Broker, Inc.

(Captain America I#381/2 (fb) - BTS / USAgent I#1 (fb) - BTS) - All four men agreed and did so, and they were all successfully strength-augmented.

(Captain America I#381/2 (fb) - BTS) - To pay for the treatment, Power Broker's job counselor suggested they try out for the Unlimited Class Wrestling Federation; however, while they were in-line for tryouts, they were instead convinced by Ethan Thurm to allow him to become their agent, and he convinced Walker to pursue his dream of becoming a costumed super hero. Walker became the Super-Patriot, while the other three helped promote him as the Bold Urban Commandos (BUCkies).

(Thing I#35 (fb) - BTS /Essential Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89: Power Broker entry) - Roughly 75% of the UCWF's wrestlers were supplied by the Power Broker.

(Essential Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89: Power Broker entry) - Many undergoing the strength augmentation process, including most of the UCWF members, were given a highly addictive artificial drug obtainable only from Power Broker, Inc. In return for an undisclosed percentage of the clients profits, he or she was given a steady supply of this drug in the form of pills. 
    The augmentees were told the drug stabilized their mutation and that without it they would die.

(Thing I#28 - BTS) - A number of Power Broker strength-augmented men tried out for and joined the Unlimited Class Wrestling Federation, including Demolition Dunphy, Mangler +/- Cootie Weiss.

(Captain America I#329 - BTS) - Dennis Dunphy was the 15th recipient of the strength-augmentation process.

(Thing I#25 (fb) - BTS / Captain America I#330 (fb) - BTS) - Some of the subjects rejected the strength augmentation process. These failed augments were kept in cells, but when they ran out of space to house them, they began to dump them into the sewers.

(Thing I#29 - BTS) - The Thing defeated the super-strong Caveman. Later, the Thing joined Blacksmith and Dunphy in a tag-team match against the Jersey Devil, Swami Riba, and another unspecified teammate.

(Thing I#31 - BTS) - The Thing sparred against the super-strong Mister Clean.

(Thing I#32 - BTS) - The Thing sparred against Speedo.

(Thing I#34 (fb) - BTS) - Many, if not all, of the new Grapplers were strength-augmented by Power Broker, Inc.

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition#18: Letha) - Letha was strength-augmented by Power Broker.

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition#20: Letha) - Titania was strength-augmented by Power Broker.

(Thing I#33 (fb) - BTS) - The Thing asked Dunphy where all of the super-strong people joining the UCWF were coming from. Dunphy skirted the issue by claiming his muscles came from pumping iron every day and then distracted him by asking about Sharon Ventura.

(Thing I#33 - BTS) - In the Grapplers, the new women's division of the UCWF, Battleaxe defeated Titania. Mistakenly blamed after Golddigger/Scourge murdered Titania, the Thing fought off the Grapplers.
    When Sharon Ventura showed spunk in getting in the middle of the fight between the Grapplers and the Thing, Auntie Freeze felt she could use Sharon and gave her a card for the Power Broker (555-6725) so she could "realize great abilities and adventure!" 

(Thing I#33 (fb) - BTS) - Sharon called the Power Broker and was informed that he guaranteed he could increase one's strength 100 times "or your money back."

(Thing I#33 - BTS) - Sharon later discussed with the Thing how she was thinking of contacting the Power Broker to get her strength enhanced so that she might join the Grapplers. Realizing that this might be where the super-powered wrestlers were coming from, Ben snatched the card away from her and told her she wasn't going to do it. Though he argued that it probably wasn't legal and that she might get hurt, Sharon became angry with his telling her what to do, and she departed, telling him she had already called Power Broker.

    The Thing subsequently threw a fight with Battleaxe.

(Thing I#34 (fb) - BTS) - Battleaxe told Sharon about Power Broker.

(Thing I#34 (fb) - BTS) - Sharon made an appointment to see Power Broker.

(Thing I#35 (fb) - BTS) - Jackson's contacts within the UCWF told him they could use Sharon Ventura after he had finished with her strength-augmentation.

(Thing I#34 - BTS) - The Thing sparred against Dunphy while the Grapplers (including Capriole) watched. Sharon then came in and announced she would be ready to join the Grapplers in the next week or two. The Thing later had a match against Little John; Icepick was also mentioned.

(Thing I#35 - BTS) - As she approached the Power Broker's office in a rough neighborhood, Sharon began to question whether she should go through with it, but she was then assaulted by a trio of criminals. Though she initially held her own, she was struck from behind and dazed; she was saved by Lt. Michael Lynch. After mentally reviewing her past life and her efforts to be the best at all forms of activities, she resolved to make herself even better through Power Broker.

    The Thing discovered Dunphy taking his pills from Power Broker, although Dunphy claimed they were just for nerves; regardless, the Thing took Dunphy's Power Broker card and resolved to investigate the matter further after they were done with their video promotion.

    While filling out paperwork that included some very personal questions, Sharon was impressed with how nice Power Broker's offices were on the inside, and she considered that for the prices he charged, he should have enough money to move into a nicer neighborhood.

(Thing I#35) - The nurse then escorted Sharon for her "personal interview," in which the room was initially pitch black, after which blinding bright lights came on behind Jackson. After apologizing for the blinding lights but assuring her they were necessary, he introduced himself as the Power Broker and that having reviewed her application he was ready to describe their procedure. He continued that her forms indicated she was capable of meeting the monetary requirements and that his contacts in the UCWF had told him they could use her after their session was complete; with the UCWF she could earn enough to make back her initial investments. He explained how their trained staff would treat her with a small dose of radiation to raise her body's natural abilities to their highest level; next she would be injected with certain stabilizing enzymes to help her body fight possible side effects of the treatment; lastly, she would be submitted to a second treatment to bring her strength up to the level needed to compete in the UCWF. As he told her to relax before the treatment began, the lights clicked off again, and he bade her good day and thanked her for calling on his services.

(Thing I#35 - BTS) - The Broker's men (Brick and another, unidentified, male, both augmented) led Sharon through a portal and strapped her into the equipment; despite her hesitation and then insistence to stop the process and its intense lights, Dr. Karl Malus introduced himself, noting how the Power Broker financed his work, and continued with the process.

    Meanwhile, after the Thing suffered another bout of dizziness and weakness from his recent episode of mutation, he resolved to check out the Power Broker before Sharon could. When Dunphy expressed that Ben should not get involved, Ben insisted he had to do it for Sharon's sake, and he correctly suspected that Dunphy knew something about the Broker he wasn't telling.

    Sharon's thoughts addled by the process, she had hallucinations of her father, leading Malus to cut the radiation. However, roughly an hour after her treatments started, when Malus approached her to give her an injection as the second part of her treatment (secretly an addictive drug to make her beholden to Power Broker), she tore out of her restraints and refused to accept the injection. As she fled, Broker's agents (the same who had strapped her in), realized she was finished prematurely and tried to stop her.

(Thing I#35 (fb) - BTS) - Malus presumably informed Jackson of Sharon's premature escape, and Jackson had the various UCWF members gather outside of his facility to capture her; those refusing would not get further "stabilizing" pills.

(Thing I#35 (fb) - BTS) - Dunphy refused to follow the Broker's orders and was cut off from his "stabilizer" supply.

(Thing I#35 - BTS) - However, Sharon easily subdued the pair (crediting her previous training had given her a stronger and faster base than them) and then dodged a barrage of ray beams. As multiple strength-augmented men charged after her, she fled through a door to a room containing the cells of what she realized must be failed, hideously mutated augments. Though she worried that perhaps that injection was what was needed to prevent her from ending up like the mutates, as the other guards rushed in, she dove out a window. Landing on a nearby wall, she climbed down via a pipe, only to be grabbed and pulled down by the gathered UCWF members. Fortunately for Sharon, the Thing, who had encountered and been joined en route by Lt. Lynch, arrived and helped fight off the wrestlers. When Malus rushed out and attempted to give Sharon that final injection, Lynch tackled Malus. As more of Power Broker's augmented agents arrived, the Thing instructed Sharon and Lynch to escape while he held them off...which he did.

    Sharon and Lt. Lynch rushed to the McPheron hotel, the UCWF's hotel, to the room of Auntie Freeze, who provided Sharon with the costume she had had made for her and assented that she had intended for her to be called Ms. Marvel.

    Auntie Freeze excused herself to take a phone call from the Power Broker, who said Sharon knew too much and that he wanted her dead; and that any of his clients that didn't help him get what he wanted were cut off (from the drug he gave them).

    Auntie then excused herself from the room and gathered the Grapplers, who surrounded Sharon and Lynch.

    Meanwhile, the Thing headed back to his room (317), expecting to find Sharon, but instead encountering Dunphy, in the throws of withdrawal from the Power Broker's "stabilizing" drug. Dunphy explained what had happened and encouraged the Thing to "do 'em in."

    Ben soon arrived to help Sharon and Lynch against the Grapplers, and he helped them escape the building, with the goal of getting Sharon into hiding. He also called an ambulance to take care of Dunphy. As he rushed Sharon and Lynch into an alley to escape the pursuing Grapplers, he speculated that the "Stabilizer" drug was required to "control some ugly side effect his power gizmo caused."

(Thing I#36 (fb) - BTS) - Power Broker had his base completely cleaned out.

(Thing I#36 - BTS) - Accompanied by Sharon/Ms. Marvel and Lt. Lynch, the Thing broke into Power Broker's base, only to find it completely cleaned out. As the Thing suffered from a headache and dizziness, the UCWF wrestlers (including Mangler and Mr. Clean) and the Grapplers (including Magilla & Poundcakes) showed up and attacked. After too many blows to the head, the Thing collapsed, and some of the wrestlers realized that if Power Broker was gone they weren't going to get their pills anyway. When Sharon struck him in the face to try to get him to snap out of it, he revived, but was wracked with agony and began to mutate further. The wresters worried that they might suffer this same fate and tried to capture him in hopes of learning a cure, and after fighting a pair off, he finally gave up and passed out when the group piled on top of him. 

    The Thing went to the hospital before breaking out and fleeing as his mutation progressed.

(Essential Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89: Power Broker entry / Captain America I#328 (fb)) - Deprived of their addictive "stabilizer" drug, the UCWF and other augmentees addicted to it suffered agonizing withdrawal symptoms but fully recovered thereafter. 

    Power Broker, Inc. laid low.

(West Coast Avengers II#10?) - The Thing eventually stabilized.

(Captain America I#331 (fb) - BTS) - Though Lt. Lynch begged her not to, Ms. Marvel spent a few months trying to track down the Power Broker's new base of operations.

(Captain America I#331 (fb) - BTS) - When Ms. Marvel got close, she set up a meeting with Lt. Lynch to tell him about it, but she was ambushed and overpowered by ten of the Power Broker's men. She was taken to an underground lab and experimented on for months. During that time, she overheard how the Power Broker had been involved in some secret projects with the military.

(Captain America I#329 (fb) - BTS) - Having noted both the super-strength and the particular fighting style of the Super-Patriot (John Walker) during a fierce, frustrating, and indecisive battle, Captain America suspected a connection to the Unlimited Class Wrestling Federation.

(Captain America I#328 - BTS) - Captain America traveled to the Los Angeles headquarters and training center for the UCWF to investigate whether Super-Patriot had been one of them. Mistaking his true identity, the UCWF members engaged Captain America. Dunphy broke up the fight, and after Cap proved his identity, Dunphy discussed his origins, the Power Broker, and the UCWF with Cap. Dunphy obtained Garner's file of wrestlers and applicants, but none of them seemed to match Super-Patriot to Cap. Nonetheless, Cap remained convinced there was a connection between his foe and Power Broker, and Dunphy joined Cap in investigating Power Broker further, taking the secret identity D-Man.

    They investigated the last base the West Coast Avengers had on Malus, with whom Cap had some experience and who Cap suspected might be associated with the Power Broker due to his expertise in strength augmentation. This base, as well as the base in which Dunphy had been augmented and two other locations proved to be long-abandoned. After another four days of separating and investigating LA's gyms, spas, and other places where Power Broker might send his talent scouts, Dunphy got a card from a scout at How Lee's Karate Academy. Cap called the number and -- investigating solo and without his shield and uniform to avoid detection -- entered the seeming ice cream parlor with the plan for Dunphy to come in after him in 30 minutes. Cap was interviewed (with a mannequin posing as the interviewer and a voice transmitted in), his information evaluated as false, and then he was assaulted by Bludgeon and Mangler. Cap escaped and located Malus as he was preparing to start an augmentation, but Lt. Lynch then shot Cap in the back with a series of tranquilizers. Intrigued by Cap's extraordinary readings, Malus had Cap strapped into a treatment platform. As Malus began the process, his nurse reminded him that their captive had not signed the releases, but Malus assured her the Broker would not fire him for such an oversight. Meanwhile, D-Man broke in and fought past Mangler and Bludgeon, causing an alarm to sound that warned everyone to evacuate the premises. 

(Captain America I#328 (fb) - BTS) - D-Man ran into and subdued Malus on his way to find Cap. 

(Captain America I#328 - BTS) - D-Man broke Cap out of the machine and then brought Malus to him. After Malus admitted Cap had been partially/temporarily augmented, D-Man offered to force Malus to complete the process, but Cap ultimately declined. D-Man headed out to scout the rest of the place and retrieve Cap's uniform and shield, while Cap planned to see if he could get Malus to tell him anything he had hoped to learn.

(Captain America I#329 (fb) - BTS) - After returning as planned, D-Man led Cap -- with Malus in tow -- in a tour of the facility, breaking open armored doors as needed. They found the place otherwise evacuated. 

(Captain America I#329 - BTS) - After concluding the tour in the boiler room, D-Man, having worked up an appetite, headed out to get dinner for them. Cap questioned Malus, who advised Cap let him go and get out while he still had a chance, leading Cap to believe that if they waited, Power Broker's men would show up, likely desiring to recover his million dollar equipment. When the Sweat Shop showed up, Cap incapacitated Malus via pressure on his external carotid artery and carried him to a higher position of safety. The Sweat Shop began systematically searching the facility via infra-scanners to determine whether the place was secure before they began hauling. When two of the Sweat Shop members (Flaherty & Moranis) entered the boiler room, Cap ambushed them but soon confirmed his suspicion that they were strength-augmented, too, and while he had a tough time taking them down, back-up showed up, summoned by Moranis. 

    Meanwhile, D-Man returned, found the Sweat Shop present, overpowered their sentry, and used their truck to crash his way in. Hearing the sound, the Shop leader ordered half of the men to head back upstairs to check it out. After Cap stunned one of the remaining Shop members, the others decided to take their fallen teammate and head out, as they were paid to move machinery, not to fight someone like Captain America. After leaving the room, they placed a large piece of non-essential machinery in front of the door, preventing Cap from escaping the room. While D-Man had been doing well against the five or so he had been fighting, when the rest of the group showed up they were able to beat him into unconsciousness after 10 minutes. They roused their fallen members, loaded up the equipment, and took D-Man with them as evidence of why they had such a tough time. 

    Meanwhile, Cap woke up Malus, who failed to alert the Sweat Shop over the soundproofed walls and the noise they were making, just as Cap failed to alert the police who arrived after the Shop's departure. Cap located a drain covering, forced it open and pushed Malus through it (after shattering his bonds) as he jumped, despite Malus warning him that the sewers were where they had dumped all of the failed augments. Soon after, Cap was assaulted by some of these failed augments, allowing Malus to flee, although he was followed by the Werewolf (Jack Russell).

(Captain America I#329 - BTS) - Meanwhile, a quartet of Sweat Shop members brought D-Man to the Power Broker, pummeling him into submission as he began to awaken. Ordering D-Man's mask removed, Jackson recognized him as Dennis Dunphy, augmentation #15. Appreciating the investment in each augmentee, Jackson instructed D-Man to be taken to his private facility, where research and development could use another expendable.

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(Captain America I#330 - BTS) - As Captain America fought his way past the failed augments, he vowed Power Broker would answer for these and other crimes. 

    Meanwhile, the fleeing Malus worried about any of them recognizing him as the scientist responsible for their condition; as he fled into a side tunnel, he ran into the Werewolf. 

    Cap escaped from one group of failed augments only to encounter another group, but he was aided in overcoming his attackers by Night Shift (Brothers Grimm, Gypsy Moth, Needle, Tatterdemalion) and soon encountered Shroud, Dansen Macabre, Digger, Ticktock, and Werewolf, along with Malus. Dansen Macabre forced Malus to answer their questions, and Cap had Malus lead them to the Power Broker's estate. 

    The Shroud had Night Shift deliver the mutates to their base, the Tower of Shadows, after which Malus led them to an estate in San Fernando valley. They then fought their way past a number of strength-augmented security guards.

(Captain America I#330) - Via Ticktock's guidance, Cap located the Power Broker in his bed. Jackson activated his escape mechanism, causing the bed to sink into a tunnel, but Cap dove after him, although the panel closed after them before the Shroud arrived. Cap recognized Power Broker as Curtiss Jackson, and then demanded the whereabouts of Dunphy, and Curtiss agreed to take Cap to him if he didn't do anything rash.

    As they took Jackson's car in his private subway, Jackson explained how he was not imprisoned due to having very good lawyers. Soon enough, they arrived at the cells holding Dunphy and Ms. Marvel, where Jackson explained they were trying to determine the maximum amount of augmentation a subject could withstand and whether a subject could be deaugmented, respectively. Cap angrily insisted Jackson release both subjects, and when Jackson said he couldn't, Cap incapacitated him with a nerve pinch, deactivated the radiation lamps, and entered Dunphy's chamber. 

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(Captain America I#330 - BTS) - Two of Jackson's agents -- Maggie & Dr. Lund -- arrived, having heard the alarm sound when Jackson accessed the facility, and locked Captain America in the chamber with Dunphy and then delivered a stimulant through Dunphy's injection port that sent the mutated and agonized Dunphy into a rage.

(Captain America I#330) - Maggie instructed Dr. Lund to help revive Jackson.

(Captain America I#330 - BTS) - Cap evaded Dunphy's attacks, hoping he would burn the drugs out of his system or he would collapse from exhaustion, but instead Dunphy had a heart attack and collapsed. Cap instituted CPR.

(Captain America I#331 - BTS) - Shroud and Ticktock found an alternate route to Power Broker's facility and overpowered Maggie and Lund. 

(Captain America I#331) - Cap continued CPR until the Shroud opened the chamber, after which he had Malus help stabilize Dunphy, while Ticktock held Maggie, Lund, and the still-unconscious Jackson at gunpoint. They prepared to free Ms. Marvel, but -- overcome by shock and terror -- she broke free. 

(Captain America I#331 - BTS) - Cap followed and convinced her he was both trying to help her and punish the people who had hurt her. Following Malus' advice, they used the de-augmenter on Dunphy, reverting him to his previous levels. 

(Captain America I#331) - As Jackson regained consciousness, Cap assured him he would not get away with all of these crimes, but Jackson mocked him and noted silently that his ace-in-the-hole would show up at eight o'clock.

    As the Shroud announced that his Night Shift had secured the entire estate, Ticktock warned Jackson of his precognitive glimpse that in 1/10 time frames he would lunge at Ticktock and get shot through the heart, but that in no time frames did Jackson succeed in disarming him. Soon after, as they began moving Dunphy towards the exit, and Jackson complained about the Shroud's pressure on his arm. As the Shroud and his Night Shift prepared to depart, Jackson mocked Captain America's association with criminals and asked why he wasn't seeing them brought to justice. Cap indignantly informed Jackson how he was worse than anyone else on his estate, and the Shroud warned Jackson he would be back later that evening with all of the failed augments, and that he should hope the de-augmentation process would help them. 

    Cap was nonetheless struck by Jackson's point, and he was conflicted over arresting the criminals vs. betraying an ally. Jackson further taunted Cap with all the crimes Cap had committed in the process of detaining him, and offered to call it even if Cap let him go. Just then a helicopter arrived, and Cap brought everyone upstairs and outside. Lt. Lynch introduced himself, told Cap he had come there to arrest Jackson, having amassed six months of evidence of his strenght-augmenting men who had become soliders-for-hire fighting against US interests abroad. Cap correctly suspected the military moving against a civilian thusly seemed off, at which point Ms. Marvel emerged from the mansion and denounced Lynch as having betrayed her, which Lynch unwittingly confirmed out loud. As Cap helped rescue Ms. Marvel from a dogpile by Lynch's men, Jackson demanded the soldiers not shoot up his property; while Lynch ordered Cap to back off as the area was under martial law, Ms. Marvel told him how Lynch was in league with Power Broker. 

    Cap guided Ms. Marvel back into the mansion and forced Jackson in with them. After hearing Ms. Marvel's information, Cap instructed her to watch over Jackson and Dunphy, and he went out to meet Lynch, who sent G.I. Max to neutralize Cap. When Cap held his own against Max, Lynch tried to shoot Cap, but his bullets bounced off Cap's shield and fatally struck G.I. Max in the thorax. Cap took out Lynch and failed to save G.I. Max.

(Captain America I#331: epilogue (fb) - BTS) - The US Army disavowed any knowledge of G.I. Max's action. 

(Captain America I#331: epilogue (fb) - BTS) - Lynch was reprimanded for bungling a covert operation and was reassigned to administrative work. 

(Captain America I#331: epilogue (fb) - BTS) - Jackson was taken into LA police department custody. He was released on 1 million dollars' bail. Pending trial, he remained in the augmentation business.

(Captain America I#331: epilogue (fb) - BTS) - Dunphy stabilized under LA County Trauma Center care.

(Captain America I#331: epilogue (fb) - BTS) - The soldiers of Task Force 17 were notified that Project: Augment had been put on indefinite hold.

(Captain America I#331: epilogue (fb) - BTS) - Ms. Marvel resisted capture by the army and protected Dunphy until the paramedics arrived. 

(Captain America I#331: epilogue (fb) - BTS) - The Shroud brought the failed augments to the Power Broker's estate for treatment. They rampaged and caused ten million dollars of property damage at an early report.

(Captain America I#358/2 (fb) - BTS / USAgent I#2 (fb) - BTS) - Learning about Power Broker and strength augmentation from D-Man (with whom she had worked as Vagabond, alongside the Captain (Steve Rogers) and Nomad (Jack Munroe)), Priscilla Lyons traveled to Los Angeles and managed to get an interview with the Power Broker himself.

(Captain America I#358/2 - BTS) <10:15-10:29 pm> - A Scourge of the Underworld arrived on Jackson's San Fernando Valley estate, killing several of his guards before impersonating one, Kalousek, and entering through the servants' entrance, killing the cook, accessing the basement, and severing the cords running to the main fusebox.

(Captain America I#358/2) <10:29 pm> - As Jackson offered Priscilla a drink, the power went out abruptly. Realizing this couldn't be a normal occurrence as he had his own generators, Jackson tried to contact his agent Scanlon and found the phones were dead, too. Cursing in anger, he contacted his check-point one via his walkie-talkie, only to hear the Scourge speak through it, warning Jackson he was coming to get him. Accessing his fail-safe wireless (which was not at all common in 1989) hotline with its own power-source from within a statue, Jackson contacted General Haywerth, stating "code red."

(Captain America I#358/2 - BTS) <10:33 pm> - Haywerth contacted USAgent (the former Super-Patriot) and instructed him to go protect Jackson. Acknowledging Jackson as the man who had given him his super-strength, USAgent headed off from Avengers Compound to the rescue.

(Captain America I#359/2) <11:11-11:13 pm> - As the Scourge stalked him, Jackson led Priscilla to his bed and sent it traveling down a tunnel. Scourge arrived before the floor panel slid shut, and he fired at them, but none of the bullets struck them. Upon reaching the ground level, Jackson led Priscilla to a railcar to his secure experimental laboratory.

(Captain America I#359/2 - BTS) <11:13 - 11:18 pm> - The Scourge used his explosive bullets to blow open the floor panel, and he followed Jackson down the tunnel. USAgent arrived soon after and headed down the tunnel as well, only to be fired upon by the Scourge. 

(Captain America I#360/2) <11:21-11:33 pm> - While USAgent battled the Scourge, Jackson sealed the several inch thick metal door on his laboratory, assuring Priscilla this would keep them safe. After he revealed this to be his private laboratory, as most augmentation was done in branch facilities, he explained that he had never undergone the strength-augmentation process as there was a certain amount of risk involved, and he never gambled more than he could lose. He further told her they would have to wait and pray that the door was strong enough to keep out whoever slaughtered his groundsmen. 

    <11:38-11:41 pm> - After the Scourge buried USAgent under rubble, Jackson watched in terror as the Scourge attached a bomb to the door that blew it in.

cap361-augmentingcap362-overaugmented(Captain America I#361/2 (fb) - BTS) - Jackson sealed himself and Priscilla behind a second steel door.

(Captain America I#361/2) <11:42-11:48 pm> - As Scourge taunted Jackson with his plans to blow in this door as well with more plastic explosives, Jackson desperately energized the augmentation device, strapped himself into the device, and -- acknowledging that while he had a 50/50 chance the process would work on him, he was certain to die without it -- instructed Priscilla to turn the dials to maximum in hopes he could overpower the Scourge. 

    As Scourge's explosives went off, Jackson felt his muscles afire and wondered when he would see the change. He convinced Priscilla that Scourge wanted him, not her, and offered her anything to stall him. Scourge elected to spare Priscilla and entered the augmentation chamber. 

(Captain America I#362/2 (fb) - BTS) - The augmentation process left Jackson so overmuscled that he couldn't move. 

(Captain America I#361/2) - Scourge was amused at Jackson's status as he prepared to execute his quarry.

(Captain America I#362/2) - Scourge fired repeatedly, but Jackson's dense muscles prevented the bullets from doing significant damage.

(Captain America I#362/2 - BTS) - With aid from Priscilla, USAgent incapacitated the Scourge.

(Captain America I#362/2) - Jackson told USAgent it would have been better if Scourge had killed him rather than to leave him so mutated.

(Captain America I#362/2 - BTS) <11:58 - after 1 am> - USAgent called for am ambulance, escorted Priscilla out of the labyrinthine sub-basement, and then prepared to take the Scourge to the police, only to have another Scourge slay the captive one. Futilely seeking the killer, USAgent allowed his captive to bleed out before heading back toward Los Angeles.

(Captain America I#363/2 (fb) - BTS) - Jackson was taken to Los Angeles County Hospital.

(Captain America I#363/2 (fb) - BTS) - Desiring access to his equipment in the Power Broker facilities, Malus sent Bludgeon and Mangler, as well as at least two other strength-augmented agents, to capture Priscilla Lyons to learn what had happened at Jackson's estate.

(Captain America I#363/2 - BTS) - The day after Jackson's mutation, Malus' agents brought Lyons to his car, and he convinced her to tell him what had happened the night before. Telling her he wished to keep Power Broker, Incorporated in business, Malus instructed Lyons to get Jackson's fingerprints using his Epidermold; in exchange, he offered to give her free augmentation (which she no longer wanted) or to set her free, as per her preference.

(Captain America I#363/2) - Priscilla Lyons -- wearing a bracelet allowed Malus to track her location and hear her speech, and which could be remotely detonated by him -- traveled to Jackson's room. He asked if she had come to see his freakish, completely muscle-bound form, and she -- feeling sympathy for his plight -- told him she just thought he might need a friend.

(Captain America I#364/2) - As Jackson expressed frustration that his top scientist (Malus) had not contacted him to arrange de-augmentation, Priscilla squeezed his hand into the Epidermold (which he did not even feel). Not wanting any pity, he urged her to leave. She left him her address (or at least she was strongly considering doing so) as she departed. 

(Captain America I#364/2 - BTS) - Priscilla pressured Malus into meeting her solo and releasing her from the bracelet, after which she incapacitated him, squished the Epidermold, and contacted USAgent, giving him information on the activities and location of Power Broker's employees.

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(Captain America I#375/2 (fb) - BTS / Captain America: America's Avenger: Karl Malus entry) - Power Broker had Malus' legs broken for his betrayal, then promptly re-hired him to try to resolve his over-augmented state.

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition#21) - Malus designed a tongue-operated exo-skeleton and hover-harness to grant Jackson some degree of mobility.

(Captain America I#375/2 (fb) - BTS) - Seeking to safely de-augment Jackson, Malus determined to first test the process on others previously strength-augmented by Power Broker, Inc.

(Captain America I#375/2 (fb) - BTS) - Multiple people strength-augmented by Power Broker were captured by Power Broker's agents and placed in Adamantium restraints. Periodically, Power Broker's goons would take one of the captives for Malus to test the de-augmentation process on. 

(Captain America I#374/2 (fb) - BTS) - The Power Tools kidnapped Red Zeppelin for Power Broker. Ethan knew who did it, and he suspected the Power Tools would be sent to snuff him before he could blow the whistle on them.

(Captain America I#373/2 - BTS) - Ethan Thurm arranged to meet with Battlestar to protect him from Jackson's agents, Power Tools (Buzzsaw, Jackhammer, Screwdriver), who them ambushed the pair.

(Captain America I#374/2 - BTS) - Battlestar did well fighting off the Power Tools until Jackhammer captured Ethan and threatened to kill him unless Battlestar surrendered, which he did. Battlestar was subsequently gassed into submission.

(Captain America I#375/2 (fb) - BTS) - Battlestar was placed in Adamantium stocks along with Red Zeppelin and at least 5 other strength-augmented men they had captured. Red Zeppelin was taken for de-augmentation testing by the strength-augmented agents Mr. Frost and Mr. Lynch.

(Captain America I#376/2 (fb) - BTS) - All 18 de-augmentations were considered by Malus to have failed to some degree. Most ended up disfigured in some way, such as being lop-sided, or having muscles melted into fat. Red Zeppelin was left with soft and rubbery bones, barely able to move. 

(Captain America I#375/2) - Battlestar was brought into the chamber where Karl Malus and Jackson (wearing his Hover-Harness exoskeleton to allow him to move and fly) were waiting. Jackson noted this to be the 19th one Malus was going to test and questioned when he would have the process perfected; Malus told him it would take just 1-2 more. 

    After Malus gassed Battlestar into unconsciousness and he was set-up under the de-augmentation equipment, Jackson recognized him as the super hero Battlestar and warned that he wasn't just another small-time wrestler whose disappearance wouldn't be noticed. Malus explained that Thurm had alerted Battlestar, and with what he had learned, he was going to have to be dealt with anyway. Jackson agreed that this was necessary, but he also noted that he hated dealing with super-heroes, as they all had friends, and they were nothing but trouble. 

    With Jackson's approval, Malus activated the de-augmentation process. 

(Captain America I#376/2) - As the de-augmentation process completed on Battlestar, Malus announced this effort appeared to have been a complete success. Jackson urged Malus to treat him next, but Malus advised him that they should wait until he had run a complete battery of tests to make sure there were no hidden side effects. Jackson begrudgingly agreed, but instructed Malus to be quick about it and noted he would be in his quarters. 

cap377-hover-harness(Captain America I#377/2 (fb) - BTS) - After Lynch and Frost gathered Malus' paraphernalia, Malus arranged for Jackson to meet him back in the lab.

(Captain America I#376/2 - BTS) - When Lynch and Frost tried to take Battlestar for testing, Battlestar was able to slip past them and take hostage Malus and threaten to break his neck. Power Tools arrived as back-up, but then USAgent arrived as well. 

(Captain America I#377/2 - BTS) - As USAgent battled the Power Tools and other strength-augmented Power Broker agents, Battlestar forced Malus to take him to Power Broker. 

(Captain America I#377/2 (fb) - BTS) - Jackson used his hover-harness to float at the top of the room. 

(Captain America I#377/2) - After Battlestar entered with Malus, Jackson swooped down, grabbed Battlestar, and flew back up to the ceiling. Jackson angrily taunted Battlestar with his powerlessness and asked what he had thought he might accomplish. When Battlestar remained defiant, Jackson prepared to shatter his bones, but -- seeing how Jackson operated the exo-skeleton's control box with his tongue -- Battlestar kicked the control box out of Jackson's tongue's reach. Jackson let go of Battlestar with one hand, and Battlestar wrenched free of the other, landing hard on the ground. As Jackson re-aligned the box and threatened that this would cost Battlestar an arm and a leg, Battlestar threatened to destroy the augmentation/de-agumentation equipment with a fire extinguisher. Jackson warned him that the equipment was the only thing that could restore Battlestar's super-strength, but Battlestar noted that his super-strength was just a luxury, but Jackson needed the de-augmentation to function. Malus advised Jackson to comply as it would take months to replace the data in the de-augmenter's database, at which point USAgent entered the room and instructed Malus to restore Battlestar's super-strength.

(Captain America I#378/2 (fb) - BTS) - Jackson presumably floated helplessly as Malus re-augmented Battlestar.

(Captain America I#378/2) - Upon the completion of Battlestar's re-augmentation, Jackson asked that they allow Malus de-augment him next, but they insisted Malus first restore to health all of the kidnap victims. After Battlestar departed, Jackson noted that it was going to take a while for Battlestar to gather all of the de-augmented men, and asked why not  allow him to go in the meantime. When USAgent responded, "Because I said so," Jackson reminded USAgent that he was a close personal friend of the Agent's superior, General Haywerth, and he would tell Haywerth how poorly the Agent was treating him; but USAgent merely grinned and asked if Jackson was threatening him.

(Captain America I#378/2 (fb) - BTS) - Over the next 4 hours, all of the de-augmented men were successfully re-augmented. 

(Captain America I#378/2 - BTS) - As the final re-augmentation completed, Jackson silently hoped Malus' machine had enough power for one more "bodymass alteration." As USAgent and Battlestar spoke to Ethan Thurm, Jackson begged that they let Malus de-augment him, but USAgent told him there had been a slight equipment malfunction. Quickly realizing what USAgent was saying, Jackson could only voice his frustration as USAgent smashed Malus' machine with his shield.

(Captain America I#394) - After having faked his death to escape the pursuit of Captain America and Hauptmann Deutschland, the Red Skull met with and received updates on the activities of his division chiefs, including Power Broker, Crucible of the Resistants, Minister Blood, Number Seven of the Secret Empire, a Scourge of the Underworld (whom he executed for failures), Sin, Taskmaster, Baron (Wolfgang von) Strucker, Watchdog Prime, and Arnim Zola.

(Captain America Annual#12 (fb) - BTS) - Miami crime boss Armando Aviles made a deal with Power Broker Inc. to supply them with superhuman boxers. 

(Captain America Annual I#12 (fb)) - Armando Aviles convinced boxer Roberto Velasquez to be subjected to the Power Broker treatment in Florida by Dr. Karl Malus. 

(Captain America Annual I#12 (fb)) - Rico Lazar was augmented by the Power Broker treatment in Florida by Dr. Karl Malus. 

(Captain America Annual I#12 (fb) / Captain America Annual I#12/2) - After inadvertently killing a normal boxer, Emilio Garzon, Roberto became the vigilante Bantam.

<unrevealed> - Under unrevealed circumstances, Jackson was reverted back to his pre-augmentation state.

usa2-3-fullusa2-bug-on-back (USAgent II#3 (fb) - BTS / Maximum Security) - During the events of "Maximum Security" -- in which the Intergalactic Council sought to distract humanity by transferring alien criminals to Earth and making it an Intergalactic Penal Colony -- Jackson was intent on recruiting some of these alien criminals into his employ. Using the "meager" equipment at his disposal, Jackson determined where the highest concentration of alien landings would occur. 

(USAgent II#3 (fb)) - Arriving at that location, Jackson foolishly tried to communicate with a pair of inmates, who were merely savage animals and attacked him. Realizing his blunder, he offered his attackers no resistance and they swiftly assumed him to be dead and discarded him with their other victims, a platoon of SHIELD agents. 

    Jackson then found what he was looking for, an intelligent alien being. Having lost her host and seeking a replacement so she could survive and breed, she accepted Jackson's offer to bond to him in exchange for using her powers to control others through its offspring; her neuro-synaptic leech offspring -- which she could secrete at an amazing rate -- granted mental control over others when placed on those beings' heads or necks. 

(USAgent II#3 (fb) - BTS) - Seeking funding for his re-election campaign, Senator Leon Warksovsky allied himself with Curtiss Jackson. 

(USAgent II#1 (fb) - BTS) - Senator Warkowsky pressured STARS (Superhuman Tactical Activities Response Squad) to accept Kali Vries as co-leader alongside then leader USAgent (John Walker).

    Machete (Alfonso Lopez) was sent to try to sell caseloads of the mind-controlling alien technology to Hydra. Machete was unwittingly implanted with one of the mind-control devices in his neck.

(USAgent II#1 - BTS) - USAgent led a mission to capture Machete (Alfonso Lopez) as he met with Hydra at one of their Italian bases. USAgent captured Machete, but Vries fatally shot Machete as USAgent brought him back to a STARS ship while apparently trying to lay down covering fire for USAgent. STARS agent Farley Mowat found the device in Machete's neck and identified it as presumably mind-control technology and possibly extraterrestrial.

(USAgent II#3 (fb) - BTS) - Suspecting Vries' corruption, Jackson had Mowat design a device to scramble the neuro-signal the bugs transmitted. 

    Vries later met with Warkovsky, who gave her one of the mind-control devices and instructed her to place it on USAgent, or they would have to have him terminated. En route to a mission to recover Poundcakes as she was attempting to sell unspecified contraband (presumed to be the alien mind-control bugs) to a radical faction of Atlantis' army, Vries attached the device to the back of USAgent's neck. lean & mean

(USAgent II#2 - BTS) - Poundcakes completed the deal with the Atlantean Morcan and fled with the chest of jewels she had received. STARS recovered the "alien bugs," and an arriving Namor identified and removed the bug on USAgent's neck. After Poundcakes escaped, Vries convinced USAgent to stick around until emergency crews arrived. 

(USAgent II#2 (fb) - BTS) - A few Avengers captured Poundcakes in Connecticut.

    Mowat identified a faint signal emanating from the mind control pods and suspected they were like satellite receivers for a larger, "mother" unit; the individual bugs didn't control their host but rather allowed their hosts to be controlled by the "mother."

    SHIELD pulled some strings with the Commission and arranged for the "bugs" to be gathered together, while they sent a courier to pick them up.

    Warkovsky instructed Vries to place another bug on USAgent. She spirited one from STARS' laboratory and hoped it woudn't be missed.

(USAgent II#2 - BTS) - Vries placed another mind-control device on USAgent. 

     Informed of the nature of the bugs by STARS agent Allie MacGruder, USAgent (influenced to some degree by his own mind control bug) instructed MacGruder to have Mowat gather up all of the bugs and put them in a case for him so he could pick them up shortly. When she told him about SHIELD's arrangements, he instructed her not to release the package to SHIELD under any circumstances. 

    Meanwhile, Vries met with Warkovsky, who instructed her that his patron wanted his merchandise back and that should be implemented by USAgent via the bug mind-control. Vries asked about meeting their mysterious benefactor, but Warkovsky told her the answer was never. 

    Despite resistance from MacGruder and Mowat, USAgent prepared to take the bugs, stating he knew they weren't safe with SHIELD. When USAgent announced his plan to take them to Seattle and then departed, MacGruder prepared to call Val Cooper, but an arriving Vries warned that involving the Commission would cause even greater trouble. As she tried to convince the STARS agents to let her shadow USAgent, the SHIELD courier arrived, Captain America (Steve Rogers). Though she requested permission to retrieve the satchel, Captain America instead took her with him. 

(USAgent II#3 (fb) - BTS) - Mowat "took care" of the bug on USAgent's neck, allowing it to lead him to its master, but not placing him under its master's control. 

(USAgent II#2) - In Seattle, the USAgent arrived at the location and demanded answers. Power Broker recognized his old foe, and correctly assumed that USAgent would retain his own memories and recognize him as well. Power Broker then told USAgent he wouldn't need any of the bugs he had brought, as they were just a test of his loyalty, and he already had in place a plan to infect those who were already attending the conference, an international assemblage of the heads of state, as well as the captains of industry. USAgent requested to get started. 

(USAgent II#3 (fb) - BTS) - Jackson had a synaptic leech placed in every headset of every person attending the conference.

(USAgent II#3) - Surprised as Captain America and Vries burst through the ceiling and realizing USAgent must have been followed, Jackson escaped through a sealed door and then confronted Warkovksy, demanding to know why his agent Vries would bring Cap there and jeopardize everything. Warkovsky instead blamed Jackson for an Avenger coming after him personally and warned him that if the Avengers disrupted his trade conference, he would serve Jackson up to them on a silver platter. Jackson assured him the USAgent was his puppet, and then sent Warkovsky off to make his speech, observing with pleasure that his bug was still present on Warkovksy's neck and knowing he could control his speech. 

    During Warkovsky's speech, Jackson began to influence his speech, and USAgent, having subdued Vries, rushed in to stop him with Cap following closely on his heels. Jackson was confused, knowing he hadn't sent USAgent after Warkovsky, but then wondering if he hadn't picked up on his hostility towards Warkovsky and acted on it. Realizing he couldn't see clearly into USAgent's mind and realizing his will was stronger than he had guessed, Jackson then prepared to use one of the bugs on Vries. But first, he revealed the origins and nature of the synaptic leeches, and he told Vries that once the foreign delegates returned to their homelands, his influence would be felt across the globe. He showed Vries the creature bonded to his back, living off of him; though she expressed her disgust, Jackson placed the leech on her and then returned his attentions to USAgent. 

usa3-bug-on-back-removed    As Cap tried to stop USAgent, Walker told Cap that Vries was corrupt. Showing Cap the synaptic leech on Warkovsky, USAgent convinced him to trust him somewhat, after which he destroyed Warkovsky's bug. They exposed his alliance with Jackson to the reporters present. 

    Jackson then directed the delegates to attack Cap and USAgent, and Cap held them off so USAgent could go after Jackson. 

    Vries broke free and tried to attack Jackson, but he took control of her, and forced her to fight USAgent as he arrived; however, USAgent quickly subdued the dazed Vries and removed the bug from her neck. Jackson focused his mind to control USAgent, but USAgent punched him down and then used his shield to tear the alien bug mother from his back, leaving a large ulcerated region. As Jackson writhed in pain, the alien gave USAgent a headache as it tried to influence him. 

    Despite learning Vries was secretly a SHIELD agent the whole time and "Dum Dum" Dugan's orders to turn over the alien mother to SHIELD, USAgent destroyed it. He then told Dugan he suspected the creature wasn't an alien but rather a creature genetically engineered  by SHIELD to control the aliens banished to Earth during "Maximum Security."

    USAgent took Jackson into police custody.

(Captain America I#615.1 (fb) - BTS) - Power Broker Inc. hired former special forces soldier David Rickford to turn him into the new Captain America. Seeking to manipulate Rogers into becoming Captain America again, Nick Fury (posing as the Power Broker) made a deal with Dr. Karl Malus, who augmented Rickford's strength and other physical abilites.

(Captain America I#615.1 - BTS) - Malus and Power Broker (Fury) watched their Captain America (Rickford)'s training against dummies with his shield. Impressed by Rickford's workout Power Broker (Fury) sent him out for his first public appearance.

(Captain America I#615.1 - BTS) - Fury informed Sharon Carter about the new Captain America (David Rickford) and tipped her and Rogers off where Rickford would first appear.

(Captain America I#615.1 - BTS) - Rogers and Carter watched from afar Captain America (Rickford) apprehending a bunch of robbers. Afterward he was interviewed by WNYZ News' Frank Farmington. Rickford told the press that he picked up the mantle of Captain America because the country needed a Captain America.

   Rickford returned to the Area 501 Laboratory, but it had been abandoned by Malus and Fury. At the lab AIM agents, tipped off by Fury, shot Rickford and abducted him. Steve Rogers and Sharon Carter came too late to prevent the abduction, but Rogers followed AIM and jumped on their plane. Inside the ship AIM readied Captain America (Rickford) to turn him into a new MODOK, but Steve Rogers broke into the ship and saved him. They jumped off the heavily damaged vessel and landed in the Hudson River. At the shore Rogers told Rickford to stop wearing the Captain America uniform because he would never forgive himself if Rickford got killed as Captain America. Rogers threatened to lock up Rickford for reckless endangerment if he didn't quit as Captain America. Rickford took off the mask and replied that eventually somebody had to wear the Captain America mantle again.

Comments: Created by Jack Kirby and Mike Royer.
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pun-as-jackson (Punisher IX#13 - BTS) - Seeking entrance into an arms auction on the "Leader of the Pack" submarine, the Punisher (Frank Castle) posed as Curtiss Jackson; however, Castle intended on being discovered, and as his facial recogniton didn't quite match, he was suspected. David Gomez, formerly of the Raiders, confirmed his duplicity upon feigning past association with Jackson, which did not exist; Castle unwittingly pretended to recognize Gomez, after which he was captured.

Wikipedia says the Punisher killed and then impersonated Jackson. I don't see any indication of that in the actual stories, but let me know if I missed something.

    The OHotMU entry noted that Jackson engages in moderate, regular exercise. That doesn't sound like the sort of thing he would do, although he certainly could have a personal trainer, etc. He is more likely to drink scotch and smoke cigars. I think that Joe Quesada made a policy that smoking could not be shown in comics anymore, so I guess he's smoking off panel or perhaps he stopped smoking...

    In Captain America I#331, Shroud noted that everyone working for Power Broker at his mansion, from his bodyguards to his maid, seemed to be strength-augmented

Falcon's disappearance

    In Incredible Hulk II#236, a footnote indicates Machine Man I#6 was when he encountered Jackson, but they didn't meet until #7-8.

    I'm not sure why Malus had such a hard time de-augmenting others when he had so easily de-augmented an over-augmented Dunphy, but perhaps it was because Dunphy was only slightly enhanced beyond his previous level of augmentation, and he wasn't reverting him completely back to normal, just to his previous status quo.
    Jackson looked pretty solidly built in USAgent II. There is no explanation of how he recovered from his over-augmented state, but I think it's quite likely Malus finally had the opportunity to de-augment him. I wonder if he did something to make his body seem younger and more fit...or whether it was just artistic license. I don't think Jackson is the type to adhere to any sort of exercise program.

    Interestingly, the OHotMU Deluxe Edition#10 contained a half-page profile on Power Broker, Inc., with no picture (at that time, the identity of Power Broker had not yet been revealed). OHOTMU Deluxe Edition TPB Vol. 5 replaced that entry with a 1.5 page entry on Power Broker (Jackson). This was also covered in the Essentials collection of the OHotMU Update '89. Power Broker also got a full entry in the OHotMU Master Edition

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
The Power Broker (Curtiss Jackson) should be distinguished from:


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Jackson's Corporation Mountain base

   Presumably somewhere in California, it was a base of the Corporation-West run by Curtiss Jackson.

(Machine Man I#7 (fb) - BTS) - Jackson's Corporation agents kidnapped Machine Man's friend Peter Spaulding, then left instructions for Machine Man to save his friend. Spaulding was brought to the Corporation Mountain base.
    The instructions led Machine Man to Corporation agents, who brought him via helicopter to an unidentified secluded location and dropped him into a deep pit/tunnel.

(Machine Man I#7) - Via video-telecommunication, Jackson greeted Machine Man.

(Machine Man I#8) - After Machine Man agreed to take Spaulding's place, Jackson had Spaulding released.

(Machine Man I#8) - Jackson's agents  used a corrosive acid to dissuade Machine Man from escape attempts. As they used gamma waves to probe his body structure, Machine Man used his sole-jets to fly out of the silo/tunnel.

(Machine Man I#8) - Corporation agents subdued Machine Man with a sonic blast and recaptured him, taking him via an armored truck to their Mountain base of operations, after which he was brought before Jackson. Naming his organization as the Corporation, Jackson noted that they were going to analyze and copy every part of him; they planned to sell the copies to the highest bidder. When Machine Man reacted angrily to this, Jackson's men subdued him again with sonic blasts. Jackson then instructed them to start their analyses on Machine Man.

    Despite his scientist noting the last sonic blast had fused Machine Man's life batteries, Jackson told him to move ahead; as soon as Jackson left the room, however, Machine Man revived and broke out of the building. Jackson ordered them to hit Machine Man with their sonic howitzer, but Machine Man melted it to scrap. Jackson tried to make Machine Man offers, but when Machine Man ordered him to surrender, Jackson informed him he was going to detonate their holocaust box (a nuclear weapon) in 10 minutes, while he and his men would be miles away by that time.

    As they took off in their underground railcar, Jackson accepted the loss, noting the Corporation would have to find some other gimmick to push. Machine Man pursued them and began to catch up to them, but the bomb went off soon after.

(Machine Man I#8 (fb) - BTS) - Machine Man escaped by digging a silo with his hand laser.

--Machine Man I#7 (8


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Mountain base railcar

(Machine Man I#8) - After setting of a timer on their holocaust box to detonate the Corporation mountain base in 10 minutes to eliminate the threat of Machine Man, Jackson brought at least five (and possibly seven or more) presumably high-ranking Corporation-West agents with him in a pneumatic railcar to get out of range before the explosion.

    Machine Man made rail adapters for his feet and pursued the railcar.

    He estimated that he would swiftly overtake the railcar, but then he sensed that the bomb was about to reach critical mass and then fission.

(Machine Man I#8 (fb) - BTS) - Machine Man escaped by digging a silo with his hand laser.

--Machine Man I#7


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Mid-State Building

   An 80 story skyscraper in Central City, California, it was a major Corporation base. It had a helipad on its roof.

(Incredible Hulk II#235 (fb) - BTS) - The Corporation agents brought Trish Starr to Jackson's office in the Mid-State Building in Central City, California.

(Incredible Hulk II#235) - Jackson told Starr how he was using the Hulk and Machine Man against each other.

(Incredible Hulk II#236) - Atop the building, Jackson observed the heroes' fight with a pair of binoculars. Machine Man began tracking Jackson's communication with Corporation agent Scheuring, who was observing the battle locally.

(Incredible Hulk II#237) - Machine Man detected the radio signal again, as Jackson had left his transceiver on; Machine Man triangulated the signal and visualized his location as the top of the "Mid-State Tower." With Machine Man having performed a recent mind probe on the Hulk, the recovering Hulk learned that location as well and took off to confront Jackson. When Jackson cried out in alarm upon seeing the approaching Hulk, terrified Corporation agent Benson rushed to the helicopter, announcing it was their only chance; but Jackson instead shot Benson, as there was only room for two in the helicopter, and he considered Trish a valuable item, while Benson could be easily replaced.

    However, as Jackson and Starr reached the helipad, the arriving Hulk landed on and destroyed the helicopter. Jackson pulled his gun and threatened to kill Trish unless the Hulk departed, but Machine Man used a telescoping arm to take away the gun. After Trish rushed to Machine Man, the enraged Hulk tore open the roof, and Jackson fell over the side, but Machine Man saved him. As Machine Man flew Jackson to safety (and turned him over to the police), a frustrated Hulk smashed the roof repeatedly, until the Mid-State Tower collapsed completely (it had apparently already been otherwise evacuated).

(Incredible Hulk II#237) - SHIELD agent Clay Quartermain led the President Of The United States (see comments), Governor Jimmy Brown, and Senator Andrew Hawk in surveying the rubble of the Mid-State Building as part of an evaluation that would lead to the re-structuring of Gamma Base.

--Incredible Hulk II#234?, 235 (236, 237 (destroyed), 238 (rubble)

Note: The POTUS at the time of the publication of this story was Jimmy Carter.


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mansion guards

    Curtiss Jackson's estate on Tupelo Drive in the San Fernando valley, California was protected by a number of tuxedo-wearing guards, many, if not all of whom were strength-augmented. Those augmented were likely strong enough to lift perhaps 1-15) tons, but they were not bullet (or needle spear) proof.

    These guards did not staff Jackson's subterranean tunnel or his private laboratory.

    The only guard (that I saw) identified by name were Kalousek and Scanlon, and the latter was only named.

(Captain America I#330) - After Dansen Macabre forced Malus to tell Shroud and Captain America where to find Power Broker, Night Shift traveled to his estate. The Brothers Grimm incapacitate the guard at the gate and then opened that gate, after which they battled a trio of strength-augmented guards who rushed to confront them, presumably alerted by some alarm triggered by the opening of the gate.

    One of them overpowered the Werewolf, assumed he was wearing a mask, and tried to pull it off, only to be felled by Needle's giant needle.

cap330-mansion-guards-face-close-needled     As Cap, the Shroud, and Tick-Tock bypassed the first three guards and headed to the mansion, they were confronted and fought their way past a number of other guards, and they found many more of them inside the mansion. The Shroud blinded them with Darkforce blackness.

(Captain America I#331 (fb) - BTS) - After Cap pursued Jackson into his escape tunnel, the Shroud continued to fight off a number of other guards, all of whom seemed to be strength-augmented.

(Captain America I#358/2) - A Scourge of the Underworld broke into Jackson's San Fernando Valley estate, where he was confronted by at least four guards, all of whom he slew. Scourge then impersonated the guard Kalousek and used his appearance to gain entrance to the servants quarters via the cook, whom he also slew.

    When Scourge cut the power to the mansion, Jackson tried to call his agent Scanlon but found the phone also dead.

    Jackson then contacted "check-point one" via his walkie-talkie, but was threatened by Scourge, who had presumably killed that guard and taken his walkie-talkie.

(Captain America I#358/2 (fb) - BTS) - Scourge slew at least 3 more guards within the mansion.

(Captain America I#359/2) - USAgent saw four dead guards on the grounds and found three dead guards as he entered Jackson's mansion.

--Captain America I#330 (331, 358/2, 359/2

Note: There is nothing for or against the guards slain by Scourge having been strength-augmented, but they all fell before his bullets.

    It is possible the guard stabbed by Needle above was Kalousek, but they aren't identical. I'm assuming they are different until proven otherwise.


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escape bed-elevator

    Curtiss Jackson's peronal bedroom in his manion on his estate on Tupelo Drive in the San Fernando valley, California is equipped with a bed connected to an elevator that could bring him to an escape tunnel with a railcar that led to his private laboratory, if not other places.

(Captain America I#330) - Via Ticktock's guidance, Captain America located the Power Broker in his bed.

    Jackson activated his escape mechanism, causing the bed to sink into a tunnel, but Cap dove after him, although the panel closed after them before the Shroud arrived.


    Cap recognized Power Broker as Curtiss Jackson, and then demanded the whereabouts of Dunphy, and Curtiss agreed to take Cap to him if he didn't do anything rash. cap359-bed-tunnel

    As they took Jackson's car in his private subway, Jackson explained how he was not imprisoned due to having very good lawyers.

    Soon enough, they arrived at the cells holding Dunphy and Ms. Marvel.

(Captain America I#359/2) <11:11-11:13 pm> - As the Scourge stalked him, Jackson led Priscilla to his bed and sent it traveling down a tunnel. Scourge arrived before the floor panel slid shut, and he fired at them, but none of the bullets struck them. Upon reaching the ground level, Jackson led Priscilla to a railcar to his secure experimental laboratory.

--Captain America I#330 (Captain America I#359/2

Note: Additional images are available in the main history section covering Captain America I#330


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private experimental laboratory

    Jackson had a private experimental laboratory available via a subterranean railcar he accessed via his escape bed-elevator from his mansion in his estate on Tupelo Drive in the San Fernando valley, California.

    It was equipped with two fully functional augmentation chambers and had a staff of at least two, nurse Maggie and Dr. Lund.

(Captain America I#330 (fb) - BTS) - Upon being captured by Power Broker's men, Ms. Marvel was taken to Jackson's private laboratory and treated in an attempt to de-augment her.

(Captain America I#330 (fb) - BTS) - After being captured by the Sweat Shop, D-Man was taken to Jackson's private laboratory and treated in an attempt to determine how much augmentation he could take before it killed him. (Captain America I#330) - Via Jackson's private subterranean railcar, Jackson and Captain America swiftly arrived at the cells holding Dunphy and Ms. Marvel, where Jackson explained they were trying to determine the maximum amount of augmentation a subject could withstand and whether a subject could be deaugmented, respectively. Cap angrily insisted Jackson release both subjects, and when Jackson said he couldn't, Cap incapacitated him with a nerve pinch, deactivated the radiation lamps, and entered Dunphy's chamber.

cap330-aug-chambers (Captain America I#330 - BTS) - Two of Jackson's agents -- Maggie & Dr. Lund -- arrived, having heard the alarm sound when Jackson accessed the facility, and locked Dunphy in the chamber and then delivered a stimulant through his injection port that sent the mutated and agonized Dunphy into a rage.

(Captain America I#330) - Maggie instructed Dr. Lund to help revive Jackson.

(Captain America I#330 - BTS) - Cap evaded Dunphy's attacks, hoping he would burn the drugs out of his system or he would collapse from exhaustion, but instead Dunphy had a heart attack and collapsed. Cap instituted CPR.

(Captain America I#331 - BTS) - Shroud and Tick-Tock found an alternate route to Power Broker's facility and overpowered Maggie and Lund.

(Captain America I#331) - Cap continued CPR until the Shroud opened the chamber, after which he had Malus help stabilize Dunphy, while Tick-Tock held Maggie, Lund, and the still-unconscious Jackson at gunpoint. Ms. Marvel broke free on her own.

(Captain America I#331 - BTS) - Following Malus' advice, they used the de-augmenter on Dunphy, reverting him to his previous levels.

(Captain America I#359/2) <11:11-11:13 pm> - As a Scourge of the Underworld stalked him, Jackson fled with Priscilla via his escape bed-elevator and then via the railcar to his secure experimental laboratory.

(Captain America I#360/2) <11:21-11:33 pm> - While USAgent -- sent to the rescue by General Haywerth -- battled the Scourge, Jackson sealed the several inch thick metal door on his laboratory, assuring Priscilla this would keep them safe. After he revealed this to be his private laboratory, as most augmentation was done in branch facilities.

    <11:38-11:41 pm> - After the Scourge buried USAgent under rubble, Jackson watched in terror as the Scourge attached a bomb to the door that blew it in.

(Captain America I#361/2 (fb) - BTS) - Jackson sealed himself and Priscilla behind a second steel door.

(Captain America I#361/2) <11:42-11:48 pm> - As Scourge taunted Jackson with his plans to blow in this door as well with more plastic explosives, Jackson desperately energized the augmentation device, strapped himself into the device, and -- acknowledging that while he had a 50/50 chance the process would work on him, he was certain to die without it -- instructed Priscilla to turn the dials to maximum in hopes he could overpower the Scourge.

    As Scourge's explosives went off, Jackson felt his muscles afire and wondered when he would see the change.

(Captain America I#362/2 (fb) - BTS) - The augmentation process left Jackson so overmuscled that he couldn't move.

(Captain America I#361/2) - Scourge was amused at Jackson's status as he prepared to execute his quarry.

(Captain America I#362/2) - Scourge fired repeatedly, but Jackson's dense muscles prevented the bullets from doing significant damage.

(Captain America I#362/2 - BTS) - With aid from Priscilla, USAgent incapacitated the Scourge.

(Captain America I#362/2 - BTS) <11:58 - after 1 am> - USAgent called for an ambulance and escorted Priscilla out of the labyrinthine sub-basement.

--Captain America I#330 (331, 359/2-362/2


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Maggie and Dr. Lund

Maggie was presumably a nurse and Dr. Lund the physician/scientist employed at Jackson's private subterranean laboratory, associated with his estate on Tupelo Drive in the San Fernando valley, California.

They oversaw the over-augmentation of D-Man and the attempted de-augmentation of Ms. Marvel.

It is unrevealed whether they were the sole staff at Jackson's lab or whether there were others, and if/so, how many.

There was no evidence that either Maggie or Dr. Lund was strength-augmented.

(Captain America I#330 - BTS) - After Captain America forced Jackson to take him to Dunphy, two of Jackson's agents -- Maggie & Dr. Lund -- arrived, having heard the alarm sound when Jackson accessed the facility, and locked Captain America in the chamber with and then delivered a stimulant through Dunphy's injection port that sent the mutated and agonized Dunphy into a rage.

(Captain America I#330) - Maggie instructed Dr. Lund to help revive Jackson.

(Captain America I#330 - BTS) - Cap evaded Dunphy's attacks, hoping he would burn the drugs out of his system or he would collapse from exhaustion, but instead Dunphy had a heart attack and collapsed. Cap instituted CPR.

(Captain America I#331 - BTS) - Shroud and Tick-Tock found an alternate route to Power Broker's facility and overpowered Maggie and Lund.

(Captain America I#331) - Cap continued CPR until the Shroud opened the chamber, after which he had Malus help stabilize Dunphy, while Tick-Tock held Maggie, Lund, and the still-unconscious Jackson at gunpoint. Ms. Marvel broke free on her own.

(Captain America I#331 - BTS) - Following Malus' advice, they used the de-augmenter on Dunphy, reverting him to his previous levels.

--Captain America I#330 (331


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cook

    The unidentified cook operated out of Jackson's mansion on his estate on Tupelo Drive in the San Fernando valley, California.

(Captain America I#358/2 (fb) - BTS) - She was frustrated when the security guard Kalousek would steal some of Jackson's cheese blintes.

(Captain America I#358/2) - When a Scourge of the Underworld, having slain and impersonated Kalousek, knocked at the door at 10:21 pm, she warned him against trying to steal any more of the boss' cheese blintzes.

    Scourge told her he wasn't hungry and that he wasn't Kalousek; he introduced himself as the Scourge of the Underworld as he shot her.

    Her hand was still twitching as he headed down to the basement to cut the mansion's power.

--Captain America I#358/2

Note: There is no evidence for or against her being strength-augmented.


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Kalousek

    Kalousek was one of the security guards on Curtiss Jackson's estate on Tupelo Drive in the San Fernando valley, California.

(Captain America I#358/2 (fb) - BTS) - Kalousek had at least once before stolen one of Jackson's cheese blintes.

(Captain America I#358/2 (fb) - BTS) - Seeking to murder Jackson, a Scourge of the Underworld invaded Jackson's estate and was confronted by a number of his security guards, including Kalousek. Scourge shot Kalousek through the forehead, killing him.

(Captain America I#358/2) - A master of disguise, the Scourge -- after killing the rest of the guards confronting him -- donned Kalousek's clothing and made himself up to impersonate him. Knocking at the servant's entrance, his disguise was sufficient to get the cook to open the door and warn him against stealing a cheese blintz...before the Scourge killed her.

--Captain America I#358/2

Note: There is no evidence for or against Kalousek having been strength-augmented, but in the past, all of Jackson's security guards were strength-augmented.

    The augmentation process did not typically render its recipients bullet-proof (the over-augmented Jackson being a notably exception), and Scourge was using his even more devastating exploding bullets.

    It is possible the guard stabbed by Needle in Captain America I#330 was Kalousek, but they aren't identical. I'm assuming they are different until proven otherwise.


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secure line

    In Curtiss Jackson's office in his mansion on his estate on Tupelo Drive in the San Fernando valley, California, he had fail-safe hotline to "a friend in an extremely high place," General Leiws Haywerth.

    Hidden within a statue, the line was wireless (which was not at all common back in 1989) and had its own power source.

(Captain America I#358/2) <Between 10:29 pm - 10:33 pm> - After a Scourge of the Underworld cut his mansion's power and told him he was coming for him, Jackson accessed his fail-safe hotline, contacting General Haywerth and stating "code red."

(Captain America I#358/2 - BTS) - Haywerth sent USAgent to protect Jackson.

--Captain America I#358/2


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Hover Harness

    Designed by Dr. Karl Malus to grant mobility to over-augmented/literally muscle-bound Power Broker (Curtiss Jackson), the Hover Harness exo-skeleton  typically kept him hovering in mid-air and allowed directed motion hovering, although it could swiftly move short distances.

    It was composed of steel and granted him some degree of superhuman strength, enabling him to allegedly snap bones "like dry kindling."

    It was operated via tongue manipulation through a special control postioned in front of his face.

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition#21) - Malus designed the Hover-Harness exo-skeleton to grant Jackson some degree of mobility.

(Captain America I#375/2 (fb) - BTS) - Seeking to safely de-augment Jackson, Malus determined to first test the process on others previously strength-augmented by Power Broker, Inc.

(Captain America I#375/2 (fb) - BTS) - Multiple people strength-augmented by Power Broker were captured by Power Broker's agents and experimented on with de-augmentation techniques.

(Captain America I#374/2 - BTS / Captain America I#375/2 (fb) - BTS) - The Power Tools captured Battlestar.

(Captain America I#375/2 (fb) - BTS) - Red Zeppelin was taken for de-augmentation testing.

(Captain America I#375/2) - Battlestar was brought into the chamber where Karl Malus and Jackson (wearing his Hover-Harness exoskeleton) were waiting. Jackson noted this to be the 19th one Malus was going to test and questioned when he would have the process perfected; Malus told him it would take just 1-2 more.

    After Malus gassed Battlestar into unconsciousness and he was set-up under the de-augmentation equipment, Jackson recognized him as the super hero Battlestar and warned that he wasn't just another small-time wrestler whose disappearance wouldn't be noticed. Malus explained that Thurm had alerted Battlestar, and with what he had learned, he was going to have to be dealt with anyway. Jackson agreed that this was necessary, but he also noted that he hated dealing with super-heroes, as they all had friends, and they were nothing but trouble.

    With Jackson's approval, Malus activated the de-augmentation process.

(Captain America I#376/2) - As the de-augmentation process completed on Battlestar, Malus announced this effort appeared to have been a complete success. Jackson urged Malus to treat him next, but Malus advised him that they should wait until he had run a complete battery of tests to make sure there were no hidden side effects. Jackson begrudgingly agreed, but instructed Malus to be quick about it and noted he would be in his quarters.cap377-hover-harness-gauntlets

(Captain America I#377/2 - BTS) - The recently arrived USAgent battled the Power Tools and other strength-augmented Power Broker agents, and Battlestar forced Malus to take him to Power Broker.

(Captain America I#377/2 (fb) - BTS) - Jackson used his hover-harness to float at the top of the room.cap377-hover-harness-control

(Captain America I#377/2) - After Battlestar entered with Malus, Jackson swooped down, grabbed Battlestar, and flew back up to the ceiling. Jackson angrily taunted Battlestar with his powerlessness and asked what he had thought he might accomplish. When Battlestar remained defiant, Jackson prepared to shatter his bones, but -- seeing how Jackson operated the exo-skeleton's control box with his tongue -- Battlestar kicked the control box out of Jackson's tongue's reach. Jackson let go of Battlestar with one hand, and Battlestar wrenched free of the other, landing hard on the ground.

    As Jackson re-aligned the box and threatened that this would cost Battlestar an arm and a leg, Battlestar threatened to destroy the augmentation/de-agumentation equipment with a fire extinguisher. Jackson warned him that the equipment was the only thing that could restore Battlestar's super-strength, but Battlestar noted that his super-strength was just a luxury, but Jackson needed the de-augmentation to function. Malus advised Jackson to comply as it would take months to replace the data in the de-augmenter's database, at which point USAgent entered the room and instructed Malus to restore Battlestar's super-strength.

(Captain America I#378/2 (fb) - BTS) - Jackson presumably floated helplessly as Malus re-augmented Battlestar.

(Captain America I#378/2) - Upon the completion of Battlestar's re-augmentation, Jackson asked that they allow Malus de-augment him next, but they insisted Malus first restore to health all of the kidnap victims.

(Captain America I#378/2 (fb) - BTS) - Over the next 4 hours, all of the de-augmented men were successfully re-augmented.

(Captain America I#378/2 - BTS) - As the final re-augmentation completed, Jackson silently hoped Malus' machine had enough power for one more "bodymass alteration." As USAgent and Battlestar spoke to Ethan Thurm, Jackson begged that they let Malus de-augment him, but USAgent told him there had been a slight equipment malfunction. Quickly realizing what USAgent was saying, Jackson could only voice his frustration as USAgent smashed Malus' machine with his shield.

<Sometime before USAgent II#1> - Under unrevealed circumstances, Jackson was reverted back to his pre-augmentation state. He presumably abandoned the Hover-Harness at that point.

--Captain America I#375/2 (376/2-378/2

Note: There are additional images in the main history section


images: (without ads)
Machine Man I#7, pg. 15, panel 5 (mountains around base);
        last page, panel 4 (confronting captured Machine Man via viewscreen)
    #8, pg. 14, panel 6 (mountain base schematic);
        pg. 16, panel 4 (railcar escape module);
Captain America I#230, pg. 8, panel 3 (alcatraz base);
Incredible Hulk II#232, pg. 2, panel 8 (headshot with cigar) - I used the digitally remastered version from OHotMU A to Z hardcover#2: Corporation entry;
    #236, pg. 9, panel 5 (Mid-State building);
Thing I#33, pg. 12, panel 7 (card from Auntie Freeze to Sharon Ventura);
    #35, pg. 7, panel 4 (PBI office and nurse);
        pg. 8, panel 3-4; interview with mannequin and Sharon Ventura);
        pg. 9, panel 2 (entrance to augmentation chamber);
            panel 4 and 7 (Sharon Ventura in augmentation chamber)
        pg. 11, panel 7 (Malus and the "stabilizer drug");
       pg. 14, panel 1 (Brick and other agent - full, distant), panel 4 (other agent kneed in face);
            panel 6 (ray beams);
        pg. 15, panel 4 (failed augments - cages)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition trade paperback#5: Power Broker (main image)
Captain America I#329, last page, panel 2 (failed augments);
    #330, pg. 1 (failed augments, holding Cap under water);
        pg. 6, panel 1 (second group of failed augments);
        pg. 14, panel 3-4 (mansion security guards);
        pg. 15, panel 5 (guard stunned(?) by Needle);
        pg. 17,  panel 2 (triggering alarm/escape bed);
            panel 3 (bed sinking, Cap diving after him);
           panel 6-7 (escape bed at bottom, railcar; Cap & Jackson in railcar);
        pg. 18, panel 2 (D-Man & Ms. Marvel  in restraint);
        pg. 19, panel 4 (Maggie & Dr. Lund recovering Jackson);
    #331, pg. 5, panel 2 (Maggie full);
        pg. 7, panel 7 (Maggie & Lund; full);
    #358/2, pg. 2, panel 2 (Kalousek face, oblique, shot);
        pg. 3, panel 1 (cook);
            panel 2 (Scourge as Kalousek);
        pg. 4, panel 5-6 (statue, and secure line within statue);
    #392/2, pg. 3, panel 2-3 (bed-elevator in place and decending);
        pg. 4, panel 1 (bed-elevator tunnel);
    #360/2, pg. 3, panel 3 (Jackson's private laboratory);
    #361/2, pg. 4, panel 2 (undergoing augmentation);
    #362/2, pg. 5, panel 1 (over-augmented);
    #363/2, pg. 2, panel 6 (unidentified augmented agents);
    #375/2, pg. 2, panel 5 (Mr. Frost & Mr. Lynch) - also seen fully body on pg. 3, panel 1
        pg. 4, panel 5 (Power Broker in hover-harness);
    #376/2, pg. 3, panel 4 (de-augmentation failures);
    #377/2, pg. 3, panel 3 (hover-harness assault);
    #381/2, pg. 2, panel 3 (Power Broke agent & card);
        panel 6 (John Walker augmented);
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition#21: Power Broker entry
USAgent II#3, pg. 2-3, panel 4 (face);
        pg. 3, panel 1 (full body, oblique);
        pg. 4, panel 3 (miniature bug on Warkovsky's neck);
        pg. 14, panel 4 (neurosynaptic leech on back);
        pg. 18, panel 4 (USAgent separating leech from Jackson);
Punisher (2012) #13, story pg. 4, panel 2 (Punisher as Power Broker; mostly full body);
        pg. 5, panel 2 (Punisher as Power Broker, scanned)


Appearances:
Machine Man I#7-8 (October-November, 1978) - Jack Kirby (writer/penciler/editor), Mike Royer (inker)
Captain America I#222 (June, 1978) - Steve Gerber (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Mike Esposito & John Tartaglione (inkers), Jim Shooter (editor)
Captain America I#228 (December, 1978) - Roger McKenzie (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Mike Esposito & John Tartaglione (inkers), Roger Stern (editor)
Captain America I#229 (January, 1979) - Roger McKenzie (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Don Perlin (inker), Jim Salicrup (assistant editor), Roger Stern (editor) Captain America I#230 (February, 1979) - Roger McKenzie (plot), Roger Stern (script), Sal Buscema (penciler), Don Perlin (inker), Jim Salicrup (assistant editor), Roger Stern (editor)
Incredible Hulk II#232 (February, 1979) - Roger Stern (plot), David Michelinie (script), Sal Buscema (penciler), Mike Esposito (inker), Jo Duffy (editor)
Incredible Hulk II#233 (March, 1979) - Roger Stern (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Chic Stone (inker), Allen Milgrom (editor)
Incredible Hulk II#234 (April, 1979) - Roger Stern (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Jack Abel (inker), Al Milgrom (editor)
Incredible Hulk II#235-236 (May-June, 1979) - Roger Stern (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Mike Esposito (inker), Al Milgrom (editor)
Incredible Hulk II#237-238 (July-August, 1979) - Roger Stern (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Jack Abel (inker), Al Milgrom (editor)
Thing I#28 (October, 1985) - Mike Carlin (writer), Ron Wilson (breakdowns), Brett Breedings (finishes), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Thing I#29 (November, 1985) - Mike Carlin (writer), Ron Wilson (breakdowns), Paul Ryan (finishes), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Thing I#31 (January, 1986) - Mike Carlin (writer), Ron Wilson (breakdowns), Kim DeMulder (finishes), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Thing I#32 (February, 1986) - Mike Carlin (writer), Ron Wilson (breakdowns), Dave Simons (finishes), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Thing I#33-34 (March-April, 1986) - Mike Carlin (writer), Ron Wilson (breakdowns), Kim DeMulder (finishes), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Thing I#35-36 (May-June, 1986) - Mike Carlin (writer), Paul Neary (breakdowns), Sam de la Rosa (finishes), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition#10: Power Broker, Inc. (September, 1986) - Mark Gruenwald (writer/producer), Peter Sanderson, Steve Saffel (writer/researchers), Harry Eisenstein, David Wohl (editorial assistants), Howard Mackie (assistant editor)
Captain America I#328-329 (April-May, 1987) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Paul Neary (penciler), Vince Colletta (inker), Don Daley (editor)
Captain America I#330 (June, 1987) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Tom Morgan (penciler), Sam DeLaRosa (inker), Don Daley (editor)
Captain America I#331 (July, 1987) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Paul Neary (penciler), Vince Colletta (inker), Don Daley (editor)
Captain America I#358/2 (September, 1989) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Mark Bright (penciler), Don Hudson (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Captain America I#359/2-360/2 (Early-Late October, 1989) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Mark Bright (penciler), Don Hudson (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Captain America I#361/2-362/2 (Early-Late November, 1989) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Mark Bright (penciler), Don Hudson (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Captain America I#363/2 (Late November, 1989) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Mark Bright (penciler), Don Hudson (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Captain America I#364/2 (December, 1989) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Mark Bright (penciler), Don Hudson (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Captain America I#373/2 (July, 1990) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Mark Bagley (penciler), Don Hudson (inker), Michael Heissler (assistant editor), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Captain America I#374/2-375/2 (Early-Late August, 1990) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Mark Bagley (penciler), Dan Panosian (inker), Michael Heissler (assistant editor), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Captain America I#376/2-377/2 (Early-Late September, 1990) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Mark Bagley (penciler), Dan Panosian (inker), Michael Heissler (assistant editor), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Captain America I#378/2 (October, 1990) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Mark Bagley (penciler), Dan Panosian (inker), Michael Heissler (assistant editor), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Captain America I#394 (November, 1991) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Rik Levins (penciler), Bud LaRosa (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition#21 (1992) - Glenn Herdling, Peter Sanderson, & Murray Ward (research/text), Keith Pollard (penciler), Josef Rubinstein (inker), Anna Mazzarelli (editorial assistant), Kelly Corvese OR Tom Brevoort (editor - listing from  #19 and #23 respectively, the closest issues that ran credits)), Mark Gruenwald (senior executive editor); additionally, Mindy Newell was listed as assistant editor in #23...she may or may not have been involved in #21
USAgent I#1-2 (June-July, 1993) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), M.C. Wyman (penciler), Keith Williams (inker), Nel Yomtov (editor)
USAgent II#1-3 (August-October, 2001) - Jerry Ordway (writer & penciler), Karl Kesel (inker), Marc Sumerak (assistant editor), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition Trade Paperback: Power Broker entry (1999) - Mark Gruenwald (writer/producer), Peter Sanderson, Tom Morgan (penciler), Josef Rubinstein (inker), Gregory Wright (associate editor), Howard Mackie (assistant editor)
Captain America: America's Avenger: Karl Malus entry (August, 2011) - Jeff Christiansen, Mike O'Sullivan & Stuart Vandall (head writers/coordinators), Markus Raymond & Mike Fichera (assistant coordinators), Jeff Youngquist (editor)
Captain America I#615.1 (May, 2012) - Ed Brubaker (writer), Mitch Breitweiser (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Punisher#13 (September, 2012) - Greg Rucka (writer), Mico Suayan (artist), Ellie Pyle (assistant editor), Stephen Wacker (editor)


Last updated: 12/19/17

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