Real Name: Frederick Miluv
Occupation: Mercenary, leader of one of the Wild
former S.H.I.E.L.D. agent
Group Membership: Wild Pack (Silver Sable/Silver Sablinova, Epsilon Team, others);
formerly S.H.I.E.L.D. (Davis, Nick Fury, Griepp, Reggie Simons, others)
Enemies: Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Alexander Woolcot
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: Agent Helms (see comments)
Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
formerly the Symkarian Embassy, New York;
formerly a S.H.I.E.L.D. base in New York
First Appearance: Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man II#118 (September, 1986)
Powers/Abilities: Miluv's training was S.H.I.E.L.D. level. He was proficient with firearms, from handguns to heavy repeating shotguns. He was an excellent sniper. He was trained in hand-to-hand combat and in piloting unconventional vehicles, including flying vehicles. He had leadership abilities that qualified him to command teams of 10-15 specialized units.
(Spectacular Spider-Man II#118) - Helms was the leader of a S.H.I.E.L.D. team in New York. He ordered his team to intervene and neutralize whom the Police thought to be a dangerous mutant. The mutant was just a kid, but a kid with dangerous disintegration powers. A delicate mission as such, in a heavily populated area, needed Nick Fury's approval, but Helms ordered to go ahead without it.
The S.H.I.E.L.D. team tracked the kid down but found only Spider-Man, who was trying to save the kid.
Surveying the streets from a flying car, Helms spotted the kid near Broadway and called in the Mandroids. But when Alexander Woolcot destroyed a Mandroid in few seconds, seriously wounding the pilot Reggie Simons, Helms ordered agents Davis and Griepp to stop the kid by any means necessary. Despite Spider-Man trying to protect the kid, Helms shot him, apparently killing him.
(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe 2006 A-Z#1) - The kid actually survived because Helms shot a mix of tranquilizer darts and real bullets that hit non-vital parts of Alex's body. The kid was taken into custody by S.H.I.E.L.D.
(Spectacular Spider-Man II#128 (fb) - BTS) - Even though the kid survived, Nick Fury personally dismissed Helms from S.H.I.E.L.D.
(Spectacular Spider-Man II#128) - Helms was hired by Silver Sable International and was given the command of
a team. When J. Jonah Jameson hired Silver Sable International to
capture Spider-Man, Silver Sable accepted for 1,000,000$, immediately
thinking of Helms for the operation. Helms was happy to accept, seeking
revenge against Spider-Man.
Helms and the Epsilon team were dispatched to apprehend Spider-Man; they could earn a bonus of 5,000$ each if Spider-Man had not resisted and defeated them. The Epsilon Team was vanquished. Spider-Man stripped off Helms' uniform and left him wrapped up in an extra-sticky web on the roof. He ask his team to get him out of the next immediately. From a few buildings away, Spider-Man could hear his screams.
Comments: Created by Peter David, Mike Zeck and Bob McLeod.
Miluv's real name and Alexander Woolcot's real end after the shooting were revealed in Ashcan's profile in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe 2006 A-Z#1.
I am pretty sure it was missed by the profile's writer (and everyone else involved in the handbooks...including me) that he had already been named Helms in his first appearance.
Profile by Spidermay.
Frederick Miluv/Helms has no known connections to:
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Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man II#118, p16, pan1 (Helms in a flying S.H.I.E.L.D. car)
Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man II#128, p19, pan4 (Wild Pack, head shot)
Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man II#118 (September, 1986) - Peter David (writer), Mike Zeck (pencils), Bob McLeod (inks), James Owsley (editor)
Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man II#128 (July, 1987) - Peter David (writer), Alan Kupperberg (pencils and inks), Jim Salicrup (editor)
First Posted: 05/26/2021
Last updated: 05/26/2021
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