Real Name: Earl Angstrom
Identity/Class: Human technology user
Occupation: S.H.I.E.L.D. agent
Group Membership: S.H.I.E.L.D.
Affiliations: Agent Baker, Deathlok (Michael Collins), Nick Fury
Known Relatives: Harry Angstrom (son)
Base of Operations: Mobile on a S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier
First Appearance: Deathlok II#12 (June, 1992)
Powers/Abilities: Angstrom was a normal human. Being a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, it was likely that his physical abilities, martial arts training, operative and managing capabilities were greater than the average. Beyond the standard training, Angstrom was able to pilot a Mandroid Mark II armor and knew how to use its weapons with proficiency.
(Deathlok II#12) - Earl Angstrom was a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent and worked on a Helicarrier. His son Harry also worked for S.H.I.E.L.D.
When Harry was murdered, Earl Angstrom had Agent Baker retrieve the investigation report for him. Following the report, one of the suspects was the cyborg Deathlok. Angstrom assumed that Deathlok was the killer and had gone rogue. He assembled a strike team to capture Deathlok. Thanks to his rank, Angstrom knew the location of Nick fury, and he knew that Fury was with Deathlok.
The strike team consisted of three Mandroids, one of which was piloted by Angstrom himself.
When the team reached Michael Collins' house at Coney Island, they assaulted the house demolishing the walls and shooting Deathlok without notice. One of the Mandroids grabbed Nick Fury and transported him away from the fight. Angstrom beat Deathlok, seeking revenge. The cyborg could not use his gun against the Mandroids because the plasma would have penetrated the armor and could kill the pilots. The Mandroid lasers were ineffective against Deathlok's refractive coating. Eventually, the cyborg's hand-to-hand combat automatic routines and his superior strength disabled the two Mandroids. The third one was neutralized by Nick Fury.
Fury asserted his authority, shut off the capture order for Deathlok and put an investigation team on Angstrom and his team.
(Deathlok II#14 - BTS) - Harry Angstrom's murderer, Biohazard, exhumed William Hansen's corpse at a graveyard.
(Deathlok II#15 (fb) ) - Later, the police found a lot of Biohazard's skin at the cemetery and gave it to S.H.I.E.L.D. to examine it. After a couple of days the technicians learned that Biohazard was Harry's murderer.
(Deathlok II#15) - Angstrom, acknowledging that Deathlok was not
the assassin, went by the Collins home to apologize and also to ask
Deathlok to join him to find Biohazard.
He arrived just in time to save the Collins from Biohazard's attack.
Still piloting the Mandroid
armor, he used an inhibitor gas to stop the monster's shapeshifting
power and he succeeded in imprisoning it in a special containment
Shortly after, S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Baker called Angstrom informing him that the original Biohazard was actually the heap of skin found at the cemetery and that he had awakened and had escaped.
Deathlok had the intuition that
Biohazard would go to meet John Kelly's family because Kelly was the
original personality Biohazard developed from.
Angstrom and Deathlok found Kelly's family in the monster's tendrils. The Mandroid was swatted away by Biohazard. Deathlok managed to penetrate and dive into the monster's biomass. The cyborg fetched Biohazard's brain and Angstrom sealed it in another canister. Then Angstrom incinerated the remaining skin.
Comments: Created by Dwayne McDuffie, Denys Cowan & Mike Manley.
Profile by Spidermay.
Earl and Harry Angstrom have no known connections to:
Agent Baker has no known connections to:
Harry Angstrom was a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. He was Earl Angstrom's son.
For three years Harry worked in the
Baker was a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent working under Earl Angstrom's command on a Helicarrier.
Baker retrieved the report about Harry Angstrom's death. He suggested to Angstrom that the evidence was circumstantial, but Angstrom was sure that the murderer was Deathlok.
Days later, Biohazard escaped from the Helicarrier. Baker reported to Angstrom.
--Deathlok II#12 (Deathlok II#12, 15
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Deathlok II#15, p8, pan5 (Earl Angstrom in a Mandroid suit)
Deathlok II#12, p12, pan2 (Earl Angstrom, head shot)
Deathlok II#15, p6, pan5 (Earl Angstrom and Deathlok)
Deathlok II#12, p2, pan1 (Harry Angstrom)
Deathlok II#12, p12, pan3 (Baker)
Deathlok II#12, p12, pan1 (Baker and Earl Angstrom)
Deathlok II#12 (June, 1992) - Dwayne McDuffie (writer), Denys Cowan (pencils), Mike Manley (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Deathlok II#15 (September, 1992) - Dwayne McDuffie (writer), Denys Cowan (pencils), Mike Manley (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
First Posted: 02/09/2021
Last updated: 02/09/2021
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