Membership: Earth Lord (Kyle Brock), Skyhawk (Winston Manchester), Wind Warrior (Pamela Shaw)

Purpose: To protect innocent life and fight evil

Aliases: None

Affiliations: Susan Austin, Bes the God of Luck, Black Knight (Dane Whitman), Code: Blue (Daniel "Fireworks" Fielsten, Julius "Mad-Dog" Rassitano, Samuel "Mother" Majowski, Margarita "Rigger" Ruiz, others), Hogun the Grim, Horus, Odin (Odin Borson), Thor (Odinson)

Enemies: Bloodaxe (Jackie Lukus), Demons of Despair, Grog the God-Crusher, Seth

Base of Operations: New York City, New York

First Appearance: Thor I#395 (September, 1988)

(Thor I#395 (fb) - BTS) - Officer Kyle Brock, who had a wife, Marge, and kids at home, was shot in the line of duty and rushed to the hospital in critical condition. Winston Manchester, a businessman, worked himself to death at a young age and was rushed to the hospital. Pamela Shaw saw her baby die and her husband leave her before she tried to kill herself and was taken to the same hospital.

(Thor I#395) - The god Seth appeared before the souls of Kyle Brock, Winston Manchester, and Pamela Shaw and rescued them from the brink of death, offering them a chance to serve him as super-powered operatives. Using the sign of Aton, the Sun God, Seth transformed Pamela into Wind Warrior, the Mistress of the Tempest; Manchester into Skyhawk, the Master of Flight; and Brock into Earth Lord, the Tower of Strength. Calling them Earth Force, Seth sent them back to the hospital and ordered them to kill Hogun the Grim, a patient there, promising to let them continue to live if they served him. The Earth Force was surrounded by a S.W.A.T. team, and Wind Warrior, determined to keep them safe, used her powers to first take their breath and knock them out, after which she ushered them out of the hospital in a whirlwind. Eager for more battle, Skyhawk rushed against the cops and then the attacking Thor, while Earth Lord (who struggled with harming instead of protecting others) used his super-strength to punch Thor back. As doctors and nurses rushed to get patients to safety, Thor placed Hogun and his medical team, in the middle of a critical operation, in a force field, and Earth Force did their best to fight their way through. When Earth Lord was tossed through a wall, he saw Marge with the other officer, and he rushed to be with her, but the policeman opened fire on him, though the bullets ricocheted off. When Thor rushed to save a vulnerable patient, Skyhawk attacked him, but Earth Lord and Wind Warrior had second thoughts, not wanting to trade the lives of others for their own. Wind Warrior took Skyhawk against his will in a whirlwind, along with Earth Lord, and they rushed away to reassess their circumstances.

(Thor I#396 (fb) - BTS) - The members of Earth Force realized they had been manipulated by Seth and that they wanted to fight against him instead.

(Thor I#396) - Earth Force returned to Thor and Hogun, and -- after hearing that Asgard was under siege by Seth -- they made peace with the heroes and promised to help them fight. Thor arranged for the team to get a ride to the Rocky Mountains with the Black Knight, where they questioned Grog the God-Crusher, another Seth-powered super-villain. When Grog opened a portal to Seth's dimension, they followed him through and wound up in Seth's dimension of death. Overwhelmed by the demon forces of Seth, the heroes tried their best to fight back, but Wind Warrior was overwhelmed and fled. Thor and the others were swiftly overwhelmed by Seth's demons, as well.

(Thor I#397) - Thor, Earth Lord, Skyhawk, Black Knight, and Hogun the Grim were kept by Grog and the demons in Seth's dungeons, bound to the wall as they slowly sought to break free. Soon, Thor broke free of his chains and freed his allies, and they turned the fight against Grog and the demons, then prepared to take the war to Seth. Outside, Wind Warrior stayed in hiding, using her winds to repel the demons when they found her, until she was discovered by the Lost Ones.

(Thor I#398 (fb) - BTS) - Wind Warrior learned that the Lost Ones were gods who had been stripped of their power by Seth, and that they were led by Horus.

(Thor I#398) - Earth Lord, Skyhawk, Thor, Hogun, and Black Knight fought through the forces of Seth's demons and Grog until they found an unexpected ally in Bes, the God of Luck, who had been aiding Seth in his plans of conquest; sensing a change in fates, Bes guided the heroes in a new direction, to the Black Pyramid, where they faced more guards before finding Odin (who was previously believed dead by Thor) captured there. Wind Warrior accompanied the Lost Ones as they searched for power.

(Thor I#399) - Skyhawk and Earth Lord watched as the others freed Odin, after which Grog and the Demons of Despair attacked. Wind Warrior used her powers to break into the Black Pyramid, and then she led Horus and the others inside, where she found her allies in battle. Skyhawk and Earth Lord were thrilled to see Wind Warrior alive.

(Thor I#400) - As Odin called to the gods of Asgard to rise up in final battle with Seth, Earth Force vowed to help them see the fight to the finish, though Skyhawk had doubts they would survive. Soon, Earth Force attacked Seth directly, but Seth easily defeated the team with blasts of power. 

    Despite their defeat, Earth Force bought the Asgardians and Black Knight enough time to regroup, and Seth was soon defeated. The Asgardians used their powers to heal the Earth Force members, returning them to Earth in their human identities, with the sign of Aton still on their hands. Kyle woke up in the hospital with his wife crying at his side, and he realized he could still access his powers.

(Thor I#456 (fb) - BTS) - Brock returned to his job on the police force, Manchester started working at a financial consultant firm, and Shaw began volunteering at a daycare.

(Thor I#456) - Officer Kyle Brock saw Bloodaxe (Jackie Lukus) attacking police officers, including Code: Blue, and he used a quiet moment to transform into Earth Lord. After ensuring the police he was a friend, Earth Lord summoned Skyhawk and Wind Warrior, through their Aton signs, and they rushed to his aid, cancelling their work days to do so. Earth Force attacked Bloodaxe while civilian Susan Austin was rushed to safety on Wind Warrior's winds. When Earth Lord and Skyhawk were overcome by Bloodaxe's strength, Wind Warrior generated a large whirlwind that nearly tore her apart, then she launched it at Bloodaxe as Code: Blue tossed in fireworks. When the smoke cleared, Bloodaxe was gone, and Earth Force was celebrated for their heroism.

(Avengers Assemble I#1 - Skyhawk) - Earth Force was selected as the team to guard and protect the state of Washington as part of the Fifty States Initiative.

Comments: Created by Tom DeFalco, Ron Frenz, and Brett Breeding.

    Earth Force was appointed as the guardians of Washington state during the Fifty State Initiative, but no members of the team were actually shown except for Skyhawk in Civil War: Front Line#11 (April, 2007).

    Earth Force have a profile in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89#2 (August, 1989). Earth Lord and Wind Warrior both had their individual profiles in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Master Edition while Skyhawk received one in Avengers Assemble I#1 (July, 2010).

    Aton is another name for Aten, Atun, or Atum, which are all names used by Atum (aka Demogorge), a son of Gaea

This profile was completed 12/08/2020, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.

Profile update by Chadman.

Earth Force has no known connections to:

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Thor I#395, cover (main)
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Thor I#395 (September, 1988) - Tom DeFalco (writer), Ron Frenz (penciler), Brett Breeding (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Thor I#396 (October, 1988) - Tom DeFalco (writer), Ron Frenz (penciler), Don Heck (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Thor I#397 (November, 1988) - Tom DeFalco (writer), Ron Frenz (penciler), Brett Breeding, Don Heck (inkers), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Thor I#398 (December, 1988) - Tom DeFalco (writer), Ron Frenz (penciler), Don Heck (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Thor I#399 (January, 1989) - Tom DeFalco (writer), Ron Frenz (penciler), Romeo Tanghal (inker), Ralph Macchio (Editor)
Thor I#400/1 (February, 1989) - Tom DeFalco (writer), Ron Frenz (penciler), Joe Sinnott (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor) Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89#2 (August, 1989) - Peter Sanderson (writer), Josef Rubinstein (penciler), Andy Yanchus (inker), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Thor I#456 (December, 1992) - Tom DeFalco (writer), Ron Frenz (penciler), Al Milgrom (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Avengers: The Initiative#19 (January, 2009) - Dan Slott, Christos Gage (writers), Harvey Talibao, Bong Dazo (artists), Tom Brevoort (editor)

First Posted: 09/20/2021
Last updated: 09/19/2021

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