Real Name: Jeryn Hogarth
Identity/Class: Human, citizen of the United States
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: El Aguila (Alejandro Montoya), Bambina Arbogast, Avengers
(Beast/Hank McCoy, Captain America/Steve Rogers, Falcon/Sam Wilson, Iron
Man/Tony Stark, Ms. Marvel/Carol Danvers, Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff,
Wasp/Janet Van Dyne, Wonder Man/Simon Williams), Emerson
Tiger (Brillalae), Luke Cage (formerly Power Man), Randolph
Cherryh, Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Daughters of the Dragon (Misty
Knight, Colleen Wing), Bob Diamond, Mr. Drewston, Patrick Easton,
Fantastic Four (Human Torch/Johnny Storm, Invisible Woman/Susan
Richards, Mr. Fantastic/Reed Richards, Thing/Ben Grimm), Gideon
David "D.W" Griffith, female saboteurs (Jill, Sabrina, others unidentified),
Lester Gould, Mickey Hamilton, Jim Hammond, A.P. Heller, Heroes for
Hire (Iron Fist/Danny Rand, Power Man/Luke Cage), Hogarth flight crew
(Annie, Jill, unidentifed others), Immortal Weapons (Bride of Nine
Spiders, Dog Brother #1, Fat Cobra, Prince of
Orphans, Tiger's Beautiful Daughter), Iron Fist (Daniel Rand), Henry
Peter Gyrich, Bonnie Kaye, Maxine Lavender, Namor McKenzie, Joy Meachum, Ward Meachum,
Analisa Medina, Foggy Nelson, Kitty Pryde, Wendell
Rand, Jennie Royce, Rafael
Scarfe, ambassador Serzawa, Mr. T'Shumbe, Jennifer Walters, Judge
Richard "Dick" Wolf, Harmony Young
Enemies: "Captain Hero" (an alias/identity of the Super-Skrull; Kl'rt), Chaka Khan (Robert Hao), Deadly Nightshade (Tilda Johnson), Discus, (Tim Stuart), Eel (Edward Lavell), Firebolt (Anthony Sloan) Man Mountain Marko (Michael Marko), Nightshade (Tilda Johnson, Steel Serpent (Davos), Stiletto (Tom Stuart), Warhawk (Mitchell Tanner), Xao
Known Relatives: Millicent "Millie" Hogarth
(daughter), Mrs. Hogarth (mother), Thelma Gould (ex-wife)
Aliases: "You wig-wearing hump" (nickname used by
Base of Operations: Manhattan, New York;
formerly "The Aerie," Canadian Rockies;
formerly Chicago, Illinois
First Appearance: Iron Fist I#6 (August, 1976)
Powers/Abilities: Hogarth possesses no known superhuman abilities.
A highly intelligent, sought after lawyer specializing in business law and superheroics, Hogarth is also an experienced diplomat using his expert legal mind to assure victory in and outside the courtroom.
Hogarth enjoys sufficient wealth to maintain a luxury chalet in the Canadian Rockies and to fund and crew a custom-built DC-10.
Hogarth wears glasses and smokes cigars.
Height: Unrevealed (approximately 5'8")
Weight: Unrevealed (approximately 185 lbs.)
Hair: Brown (graying)
(Power Man & Iron Fist I#76 (fb) - BTS) - As a young man, Jeryn spent some time on large boats.
(Power Man & Iron Fist I#110 (fb) ) - As a young, up and coming lawyer Jeryn Hogarth met Thelma, a wealthy young woman. They fell in love, got married and had a daughter they called Millicent. However, Thelma grew unhappy when Jeryn spent too much time working on his career. The couple divorced, and Thelma used her family's money and influence to assure she got sole custody of their daughter. Jeryn did his best to form a bond with his child.
(Iron Fist I#6 (fb) - BTS) - Setting up shop as a corporate lawyer in New York City, Jeryn's clients included major companies like Rand-Meachum. Jeryn befriended Wendell Rand.
(Iron Fist I#6 (fb) - BTS) - Hogarth learned of the reappearance of Daniel Rand and hired Nightwing Restorations to help prove Daniel was indeed Wendell's son. When he was sufficiently convinced of this, he sent Daniel a telegram telling him to meet him at London's Heathrow airport. Hogarth used his private plane to fly to London with Misty Knight.
(Iron Fist I#6) - Jeryn met Daniel Rand aboard the plane at Heathrow and stunned him with the news he was the inheritor of his father's share of the Rand-Meachum corporation, making him worth over a quarter of a billion. Their attention then shifted to the fact Misty's partner Colleen Wing had been kidnapped by Master Khan. In order to stage a rescue mission, Jeryn used his plane to fly Iron Fist to Khan's hideout in Halwan.
(Iron Fist I#7) - Jeryn and Misty Knight waited on the Shandara plateau to hear if Iron Fist had been succesful. Misty was annoyed by Jeryn's cavalier approach to the situation and grew furious when she learned that Hogarth would get part of the Rand fortune if Daniel were to die. She threatened to kill him if he ever tried to hurt or rip off Danny, a threat Hogarth took in stride while having his breakfast.
(Iron Fist I#8 (fb) - BTS) - Hogarth arranged for Daniel Rand to move into Wendell Rand's luxurious Manhattan brownstone on the Upper West Side.
(Iron Fist I#8) - Hogarth and Misty Knight escorted Daniel Rand to his meeting with the Meachums to lay claim to his inheritance. Jeryn insisted Daniel wear a suit to show his father's business partners he was a sober, industrious youth of good, moral character. In the Meachum executive boardroom, Jeryn presented his case to Ward and his niece Joy Meachum. Because Daniel had never been officially declared dead (after vanishing to K'un-Lun), he still had a legitimate claim to his father's finances. Hogarth was interrupted by Chaka Khan and his Golden Tigers who had come to extort the Meachums. Hogarth prevented Misty from escalating the situation by going for her gun.
(Iron Fist I#9 (fb) ) - Hogarth kept clear of the fighting while Misty, Joy's bodyguard Davos, and Daniel tried to fight Chaka and his men. He was unable to prevent Chaka Khan from capturing Iron Fist.
(Iron Fist I#10 (fb) - BTS) - Chaka Khan's men knocked out Misty Knight. When she revived, Hogarth explained what had happened while she was out. Misty and Colleen Wing departed to aid Iron First.
(Iron Fist I#14 (fb) - BTS) - Hogarth discovered someone
was systematically leeching Rand-Meachum of substantial amounts of
money. When he started an investigation, he became a target. While at
his chalet in the Canadian Rockies, Hogarth was captured by the hired
assassin Sabretooth and his men.
(Iron Fist I#14) - Hogarth couldn't warn Iron Fist and his bodyguard Colleen Wing when they came to his chalet and found themselves under attack by Sabretooth's forces. While Wing and Iron Fist retreated and regrouped, Hogarth remained in the clutches of the villain who prepared for them to be airlifted out of there. When the plane arrived, Sabretooth teased Hogarth that he would soon learn who was behind the Rand-Meachum scheme before he would die at his hands. However, Iron Fist managed to take out the assassin while Colleen took care of his henchmen (see comments.)
(Marvel Team Up I#63 - BTS) - Learning of Iron Fist's struggle against Steel Serpent, Hogarth loaned Misty Knight his town car so she could join the fight.
(Marvel Team Up I#64 - BTS) - Misty borrowed an experimental blaster gun from Hogarth to help in their fight against Steel Serpent, even if the blaster only had a single charge.
(Power Man & Iron Fist I#50 (fb) - BTS) - When Power Man was falsely accused and thrown behind bars, Jeryn Hogarth became his lawyer. Thanks to evidence obtained by Iron Fist from the villain Bushmaster, Hogarth was able to prove Cage's innocence. To signify the start of a new life, Hogarth helped the hero officially change his name to "Lucas Cage."
(Power Man & Iron Fist I#50) - Jeryn Hogarth threw a
party for Luke Cage after he was released from prison. The celebration
was cut short by Discus and Stiletto who crashed through the window,
eager to have their revenge on Cage. Hogarth tried calling the police,
but Discus destroyed his phone. Hogarth watched as Iron Fist and Power
Man teamed up to take care of the villains with some help from Colleen
(Power Man & Iron Fist I#54) - When Power Man felt his
decision to become a "hero for hire" had been a foolish one, Jeryn
stepped in. Feeling there was great potential behind the idea, Hogarth
spent weeks working with Cage to help him properly set up as a business,
including an office and clients that put Power Man on retainer.
(Power Man & Iron Fist I#54 - BTS) - Hogarth became the official representative of the new Heroes for Hire.
(Power Man & Iron Fist I#65 (fb) - BTS) - Now that he was part owner of Heroes for Hire, Jeryn no longer needed the services of Nightwing Restorations.
(Power Man & Iron Fist I#54) - Hogarth was present when Luke and Danny got their first mission: an emergency at Manhattan National Bank. Knowing that the bank's owner, A.P. Heller, was not easily scared, Hogarth realized this was serious and accompanied the heroes there. He kept back and contacted the police while Power Man & Iron Fist took care of the looting supervillain the Incinerator.
(Power Man & Iron Fist I#55) - Jeryn Hogarth arranged for Power Man & Iron Fist to be paid spokespeople at the New York auto show. There, they stopped mob boss Bull and his men from stealing some of the more valuable vehicles on display.
(Power Man & Iron Fist I#56) - After setting up the Heroes for Hire at their new Park Avenue offices, Jeryn stunned Luke and Danny by announcing he'd be stepping back from day to day operations. He promised not to neglect their affairs entirely and that he would make sure Joy Meachum wouldn't mismanage Danny's share of Rand-Meachum. Soon after introducing the heroes to their new business manager, Jennie Royce, he left to pursue new ventures.
(Uncanny X-Men I#120 - BTS) - After the X-Men defeated
Moses Magnum in Japan, their ally contacted Jeryn Hogarth who sent his
DC-10 private plane to Tokyo to help the heroes return home.
(Classic X-Men I#27) - After learning his plane had been destroyed in Calgary by Alpha Flight, Hogarth made his way to Ottawa to lodge a formal protest. His complaint fell on deaf ears until the arrival of Japanese ambassador Serzawa convinced the officials to take notice. Thanks to Serzawa and Hogarth's efforts, the X-Men were eventually cleared to leave Canada.
(Power Man & Iron Fist I#58) - While working in his
Canadian chalet, Hogarth was contacted by Luke Cage who wanted to know
how the Heroes for Hire could back out of their contract with the shady
businessman J.P. Preston. Much to Cage's dismay, Hogarth informed him
they were legally obligated to work for Preston since he kept them on a
sizeable retainer. Hogarth hung up on Luke after advising him to
overcome whatever personal differences he had and save them all a
protracted legal battle.
(Avengers I#190) - When the Avengers were entangled in a legal conflict with the United States government over their security clearance, they asked lawyers experienced with superhero litigation to defend them. Jeryn joined forces with Emerson Bale and Matt Murdock during a special senate hearing in Manhattan. Citing the numerous times the Avengers thwarted global menaces, they made the case the team wasn't a threat to national security. The proceedings were cut short when news broke of a lumbering monster (actually the Grey Gargoyle) approaching New York City. Despite Henry Peter Gyrich's misgivings, the court allowed the Avengers to go and deal with the crisis, thereby proving their defenders' point.
(Avengers I#191) - After the Grey Gargoyle had been dealt
with, the special senate hearing resumed. Given the team's most recent
victory, Jeryn and his colleagues Bale and Murdock quietly sat back and
watched how the senate committee decided that the Avengers' priority
privileges and security clearances would remain intact.
(Power Man & Iron Fist I#63) - After he helped secure
a government contract for Heroes for Hire, Jeryn phoned Luke and Danny
to tell them how pleased the officials were with their work in breaking
up a gambling ring that already cost half a dozen agents their lives.
(Power Man & Iron Fist I#64 - BTS) - After the Gem
theatre was firebombed and heavily damaged, Luke Cage was homeless. Iron
Fist contacted Jeryn who assured him the loss of Luke's home counts as a
business expense. He asked for a few days to get the paperwork in order
and for the bank to clear the check.
(Power Man & Iron Fist I#65 (fb) - BTS) - For several
months, Jeryn noticed equipment, experimental weaponry and other gadgets
that had come into his possession were going missing from his Aerie
chalet. Hogarth suspected one of his many female employees was the
(Power Man & Iron Fist I#65 (fb) - BTS) - Luke and Danny had sent Jennie Royce to Jeryn in the Aerie for her own safety while they dealt with the murderous Mr. Death.
(Power Man & Iron Fist I#65) - After the defeat of Mr. Death, Jennie insisted that Hogarth return her to her home to New York, feeling she didn't fit in at the Aerie among all the beautiful women that worked for him. Ever helpful, Jeryn had Luke and Danny flown in from the States to ostensibly pick her up. In reality, he wanted Jennie to infiltrate his staff to find out who had been stealing from him. This indirectly led to the revelation he was no longer employing Colleen and Misty, which infuriated Iron Fist. Their argument was cut short by the arrival of the self styled champion of the poor el Aguila. He attacked the Aerie, believing Hogarth was misusing his wealth and influence. The ensuing fight revealed that half of Hogarth's all female staff, including Jill and Sabrina, were saboteurs working against Jeryn. With the help of el Aguila, Luke and Danny fought off the heavily armed women. In the aftermath, with Hogarth looking on, el Aguila refused membership in Heroes for Hire.
(Marvel Team Up I#105 - BTS) - Hogarth permitted the Heroes for Hire to use his private plane to track down and apprehend a band of heist artists in the American southwest. However, the plane drew the attention of the nearby Hulk who grew annoyed and caused the craft to crash. Forced to damage the jet even more to free himself, Cage noted that Jeryn would hopefully understand his actions given the circumstances.
(Power Man & Iron Fist I#76) - Jeryn attended the
official opening of the new Nightwing Restorations offices which turned
to tragedy when the villain Warhawk opened fire, hitting both Iron Fist
and Colleen Wing. While Luke Cage and Misty Knight took on the villain,
Jeryn was delighted to see that Danny and Colleen were only lightly
wounded. After Warhawk managed to escape, Jeryn spotted the clue that led
the heroes to his trail again.
(Daredevil I#178 - BTS) - Controversial mayoral candidate Randolph Cherryh secured Jeryn's legal services.
Daredevil I#178) - Hogarth grew fed up with the Heroes for Hire light case load of late and insisted they earn their keep by taking a case. The Heroes then agreed to serve as bodyguards for Matt Murdock and Foggy Nelson who were being threatened by the Kingpin's goons. After surviving a hit, Murdock took Cage and Rand with him to court to testify, only to find the prosecutor was Jeryn. He made short work of his employees in order to win the case.
(Power Man & Iron Fist I#81) - Danny and Luke raked Jeryn over the coals for his decision to defend Randolph Cherryh, the candidate who had recently confessed to several crimes. Jeryn defended his actions by reminding the heroes that taking Cherryh's case was very lucrative for their coffers too. Jennie advised the heroes to give up, as they were never going to win an argument against Hogarth anyway.
Moments later, Sons of the Tiger-member Abe Brown came
into the office looking for help: the nation of Halwan was demanding his
extradition for crimes he couldn't even remember. Taking the case, Jeryn
decided to accompany Luke and Danny to Halwan. Even before they could get
on the diplomatic flight, an attempt on their life was made at the
airport. Once they landed in Halwan, the authorities tried to arrest the
heroes. Jeryn allowed himself to be taken away to the royal palace,
allowing Power Man & Iron Fist to take action without having to worry
about his safety.
(Power Man & Iron Fist I#82 - BTS) - While Iron Fist and Power Man struggled to reach the royal palace to save Hogarth, Jeryn was hard at work hammering out a peace treaty between Halwan and the neighboring nation of Murtakesh. He also spearheaded a profitable international trade agreement able to prevent future conflicts, and in the process he also cleared up all charges against Abe Brown.
(Power Man & Iron Fist I#82) - Hogarth greeted the haggard heroes when they breached the inner chambers of the Halwan royal palace where he'd just finished his negotiations with Halwani leader Brillalae (posing as Black Tiger.) Luke and Danny were dumbstruck but nevertheless happy with Jeryn's diplomatic success.
(Daredevil I#186 - BTS) – Lavender was called by Jeryn Hogarth, but she had to get back to work.
(Power Man & Iron Fist I#90) - Hoping to gain more lucrative clients
for Heroes for Hire, Jeryn had a television commercial made advertising
Luke and Danny's abilities. Cage was furious at their business manager,
feeling he cared more about money than about actually helping people.
Power Man stormed out, with Iron Fist right behind him trying to calm him
down. Later, while the heroes were struggling to take down Unus the
Untouchable, Hogarth called to tell them they had been hired for a well paid
stint as bodyguards. Cage initially refused, saying they already had a
case, but Iron Fist accepted the job and made sure Unus was taken care of
before Hogarth's gig started.
(Power Man & Iron Fist I#98) - Hogarth advised Power Man and Iron Fist when they were unsure about their priorities. Luke wanted to take down the elusive villains Shades and Commanche while Danny was eager to investigate the villain Fera's dealings with Rand-Meachum. Jeryn suggested securing the services of Nightwing Restorations and sending them to Rand-Meachum while the Heroes for Hire took down Shades & Commanche.
(Power Man & Iron Fist I#100) - Jeryn tried to reason with Luke and Danny who were ready to storm the New Jersey branch of Rand-Meachum where Ward Meachum was holed up and keeping Misty Knight and Luke's friend D.W. hostage. Hogarth advised against leveling the place, as after all it was also Danny's property.
Jeryn's secretary Jennie suggested forcing action through the company's shareholders, but Iron Fist shut that down saying it wasn't a business deal. Moments later, Hogarth watched a delivery man hand Iron Fist a package that contained the Power Gem of Quon, which instantly robbed him of his soul. Jeryn manned the fort while Cage rushed his partner to the hospital.
(Power Man & Iron Fist I#103) - Jeryn made sure Danny and Luke were
hired to investigate the brutal murder of several United Nations diplomats
which might lead to full blown war. Hogarth was waiting for the heroes at
UN headquarters where special assistant to the secretary general T'Shumbe
was growing frustrated when they showed up 35 minutes late.
(Power Man & Iron Fist I#105) - Even on holiday, Jeryn kept involving himself in Heroes for Hire business, sending Luke and Danny memos on competitive marketing strategies, much to Cage's chagrin. Later, Hogarth was on hand to congratulate Luke and Danny when they publicly prevented a Murkatesh terrorist bombing of Madison Square Garden. Jeryn was so pleased with the free publicity, he offered to pay for dinner. Much to his surprise, it wasn't just Danny and Luke who showed up. Misty, Colleen, D.W., Bob Diamond and Harmony joined them as well.
(Power Man & Iron Fist I#106 - BTS) - Hogarth planned a press
conference to promote Heroes for Hire and hired a stuntman to attack the
unsuspecting Iron Fist so he could dazzle the media with his martial arts.
(Power Man & Iron Fist I#106) - Jeryn's plan fell through when Iron Fist subdued his assailant without even throwing a punch. Exasperated with his co-workers, Hogarth later explained the situation to Danny and Luke. Moments later they were interrupted by the arrival of Bonnie Kaye who sought to hire Iron Fist to accompany her to her high school reunion that night. Even though it was on short notice and outside their usual field of expertise, Danny accepted.
(Power Man & Iron Fist I#108) - Jeryn accepted Luke's invitation to join him for dinner at a pizzeria. Hogarth looked on in amazement as Cage shocked everyone at the table, including his girlfriend Harmony Young, when he managed to stuff an entire slice in his mouth. Their get together was cut short when they received word the Gem Theater was under attack. Hogarth kept his distance while Power Man & Iron Fist faced the mentally unstable vigilante Firebolt.
(Power Man & Iron Fist I#110 - BTS) - Preparing for
his daughter's coming out party, Jeryn asked Janet Van Dyne to be his
date. Janet accepted, in part because Hogarth did work for charities she
was involved with.
(Power Man & Iron Fist I#110) - Jeryn requested the Heroes for Hire to escort his super hero loving daughter, Millicent, to the Manhattan Society's Debutante Cotillion, promising to pay them for their services minus the shareholders discount provided for in their corporation bylaws. Hogarth used Power Man, Iron Fist and Wasp to impress his ex-wife Thelma and her new husband Lester Gould. The evening took a turn for the worse when Nightshade tried to rob the ball aided by the Eel, Man Mountain Marko and a mind-controlled Discus and Stiletto.
Hogarth watched as the heroes sprang to action, but his heart soared
with pride when a severely ticked off Millicent knocked out Nightshade
for "ruining her daddy's special night." In the aftermath, Thelma
caused a ruckus when the half naked Luke and Danny wanted to resume
their escorting duties. When Jeryn failed to reason with her,
Janet Van Dyne made a quick called and got Beast and Wonder Man to show
up in tuxedos to escort Millie.
(Power Man & Iron Fist I#111) - "Captain Hero" (secretly the
Super Skrull) demolished most of the Heroes for Hire Park Avenue
offices in a misguided attempt to convince Cage he could join them.
Hogarth explained what had happened to the late-arriving Iron Fist.
(Power Man & Iron Fist I#114) - Jeryn Hogarth was delighted when agents of Consolidated Conglomerates Inc offered a seven figure deal to put Heroes for Hire on retainer. He was ready for them to sign, when they were attacked by a band of fake Control 7 agents in an attempt to trick Heroes for Hire into fighting the actual Control 7. In the aftermath, the heroes agreed with Hogarth to sign with CCI.
(Power Man & Iron Fist I#125) - Jeryn Hogarth was forced to address the media after the "A day with Heroes for Hire" event ended in tragedy when John Lumus attacked Power Man & Iron Fist when they were taking a busload of young fans to a local fast food restaurant. Hogarth assured the press that the incident was not an orchestrated, prearranged pr-stunt.
(Cage I#1 (fb) - BTS) - Jeryn moved to Chicago. His services as legal counsel were secured by Mr. Drewston, publisher of the sensationalist Chicago Spectator. Hoping to take his newspaper nationally, Drewston was looking for a hook and decided to mimic the Daily Bugle's successful reporting on superheroes. When reports came in of Luke Cage working in Chicago, Hogarth was tasked with seeking him out.
(Cage I#1) - Jeryn attended a briefing on Cage at the Chicago Spectator
put together by Dakota North. Along with reporter Analisa Medina,
photographer Mike Hamilton and Mr. Drewston, he sat through a recount of
Cage's origins. He was then sent to contact Cage who was surprised to find
Jeryn in the windy city. Thanks to their past connection, Luke agreed to
come to the paper for a meeting. Hogarth watched Cage agree to take on Eli
Angelopolous III, with the paper paying his expenses in return for the
(Cage I#5) - Jeryn and Analisa were nervous to call Mr. Drewston and inform him that Cage had decided to go on an unscheduled holiday. Jeryn assured Drewston he had cleared Cage's activities with the police, making it okay for him to leave town. Much to their surprise, Drewston was fine with this development, even feeling it wouldn't change their plans for Cage.
(Cage I#9) - Jeryn was at the Spectator when he witnessed how Cage refused to track down the escaped Rhino in order to prove Guardsmen Pascal Tyler and Ravello Medina could not be legally blamed for his escape.
(Cage I#9 - BTS) - Cage later accepted the job and went looking for Rhino without the Spectator's involvement.
(Cage I#10) - Jeryn assured the editorial higher ups at the Spectator that the paper was not liable for the mess Cage had made of the city during his quest for the Rhino. When he left the offices for home, he was stunned when Iron Fist approached him.
(Cage I#11) - In his offices, Jeryn had trouble grasping the complicated tale of Daniel Rand's most recent resurrection. He had come to Chicago to clear the air with Cage who had been falsely accused of murdering him. Daniel asked Jeryn to reach out to Cage on his behalf, even though Jeryn had no idea where Luke was either. To emphasize the need to find their old friend, Colleen Wing also burst into Jeryn's offices looking for Luke, prompting the lawyer to comment on his urgent need for a secretary.
(Heroes for Hire I#8 (fb) - BTS) - Jeryn returned to New York City and resumed his duties as corporate lawyer for companies like Rand-Meachum which was eventually acquired by Oracle Inc, as part of a hostile takeover.
(Heroes for Hire I#8 (fb) - BTS) - Feeling his age and with signs of deteriorating health, Jeryn decided it was time to take a step back. He hired Jennifer Walters at his firm to represent him in metahuman related matters.
(Heroes for Hire I#8) - Jeryn had a meeting with Oracle Inc. CEO Jim Hammond in which he announced his retirement plans. He then introduced Jennifer Walters as his replacement to Hammond and Oracle's executive secretary Mrs. Arbogast. Hogarth and Hammond later discussed Daniel Rand's temperament before they were joined by Oracle's founder, the recently resurrected Namor the Sub-Mariner.
(Fantastic Four III#23) - Jeryn and Matt Murdock were on hand to defend the Fantastic Four in a California court after a recent rampage of the Thing and Bounty in New York City and a subsequent fight with the Avengers and the Awesome Android at the San Diego Comic Con. Hogarth and Murdock gathered evidence, with Jeryn annoying Johnny Storm when he announced the mind controlled Thing and Bounty needed to remain incarcerated until the matter was resolved. However, once they were in front of Judge Richard Wolf, it was Mr. Fantastic's expert testimony that won the day. On the stand, Reed outlined how the conflicts were caused by the Red Skull and the Mad Thinker who had used mind controlling Stark Fujikawa nanites. Properly convinced, Wolf dismissed the case.
(Fantastic Four III#35) - Hogarth and Foggy Nelson represented Fantastic Four Inc. when the Gideon Trust tried to acquire Pier Four and the rights to Reed's inventions. Feeling it could secure their financial future after a recent number of debts, Reed was inclined to sign. Hogarth was surprised to see Nelson taking a stand, but the Nelson felt the Gideon Trust was untrustworthy, citing their involvement in Genosha and several Eastern European conflicts. Even though Jeryn advised his colleague to save the grandstanding for the courtroom, he did nothing to stop Foggy from insisting Susan Richards had to agreed with this decision. When Sue also signed, the deal was done and Jeryn took his leave.
(Mekanix#3) - Kitty Pryde paid a visit to her lawyer Jeryn Hogarth.
(New Avengers Annual I#1) - Jeryn attended the wedding of Luke Cage and Jessica Jones.
(Immortal Iron Fist I#1 (fb) - BTS) - Jeryn Hogarth took a position overseeing Rand Corp's day-to-day business.
(Civil War: Choosing Sides I#1/3) - Jeryn left a voice message for Daniel Rand, reminding him to show up to a major business deal with China worth billions for the Rand company. He added that if and when Rand should choose to attend, he needed to remember who he was: Iron Fist (at the time Daniel was posing as Daredevil in Hell's Kitchen to help out Matt Murdock).
(Immortal Iron Fist I#1 (fb)) - Jeryn presented plans for a revolutionary, magnetic levitation train system with tracks spanning 2500 kilometers from Beijing to Hong Kong to representatives of Wai-Go Industries who were immediately ready to spend 10.6 billion dollars on it. He was stunned when Daniel Rand shot the deal down, refusing to give China the trains and the technology after their decades long history of human rights violations. Once the Chinese delegation left, an exasperated Jeryn slapped Danny across the head. This impulsive decision had destroyed a deal 3.5 years in the making and might have torpedoed Rand Corp's future altogether. Jeryn left disgusted, threatening to quit if he wasn't allowed to salvage the deal.
(Immortal Iron Fist I#2) - Jeryn interrupted one of Daniel's training sessions to inform him Wai-Go Industries, secretly a shell company run by Hydra, had started a very public takeover of the Rand Corp. Before he could react, Rand doubled over in pain as he realized someone else was somehow using the iron fist.
(Immortal Iron Fist I#3) - Hogarth failed to convince Daniel to take it
easy after his recent seizure, he watched him take off to look for the
person in New York using the iron fist.
(Immortal Iron Fist I#5 (fb) - BTS) - To further increase their stranglehold on the Rand Corp, Wai-Go wanted to resurrect the maglev train deal recently shot down by Daniel. To do so, they kidnapped Jeryn's mother, sending him one of her fingers to convince him to cooperate. Unable to reach Iron Fist, Jeryn used his own authority to okay the deal.
(Immortal Iron Fist I#4) - Jeryn contacted Wai-Go's chairman Xao to lay out the deal, hoping this would prevent the takeover of Rand Corp. Xao told Hogarth all they were after was Rand's technology, the corporation itself was useless to them. With Rand's future saved, Jeryn agreed to start work on the demo route as soon as possible: 200 kilometers of ultramagnetic track cutting across the K'un-Lun mountains bordering China. When he asked to speak to his mother, Xao denied him.
(Immortal Iron Fist I#5) - Upset with the current situation, Hogarth contacted Misty Knight's Heroes for Hire to help rescue his mother. However, their meeting was interrupted by attacking Hydra forces.
(Immortal Iron Fist I#6) - The Heroes for Hire tried keeping Hogarth safe, their altercation eventually leading to Iron Fist who was fighting Hydra nearby. However, they were unable to prevent the enemy from abducting Hogarth to parts unrevealed.
(Immortal Iron Fist I#8 (fb) - BTS) - Hydra took Hogarth to the Himalayas where he was forced to oversee the construction of the train track across the K'un-Lun mountain range, along with Mr. Xao.
(Immortal Iron Fist I#8) - Jeryn and Xao reported to Davos who was displeased with their slow progress. Hogarth tried to explain how the circumstances hindered the work, but Davos calmly threatened the lawyer's mother before signing off. Exasperated, Jeryn muttered to himself that Iron Fist would come and save him, which Xao assured him was not very likely.
(Immortal Iron Fist I#8 - BTS) - Forcibly summoned to K'un-Lun to participate in the tournament of the seven capital cities of heaven, Iron Fist used the scrying pool of Bo-Ling to help him locate Hogarth. He was stunned to find Jeryn was also near K'un-Lun, but he was unable to do anything about it.
(Immortal Iron Fist I#10 - BTS) - The Heroes for Hire traced Hogarth to the K'un-Lun mountains and hid in a nearby village to plan their next move.
(Immortal Iron Fist I#10) - Hogarth was horrified when Xao ordered Hydra troops to decimate the village when word reached him Iron Fist had left K'un-Lun and was nearby.
(Immortal Iron Fist I#11) - Hogarth reported to Xao that the maglev train was ready to be launched, but he noted that the tracks didn't seem to go anywhere. Xao paid no heed to those warnings and told Jeryn to test the train and the tracks. When it successfully activated, Xao could see the city of K'un-Lun in the distance. He was so pleased with this accomplishment, he gave his hostage a present. Opening the box, a confused Jeryn found it was empty, leading Xao to explain that had the test failed it would have contained Jeryn's mother's ear. Then Xao's plans for the train track became clear: he wanted to load the train with powerful explosives and destroy the heavenly city of K'un-Lun.
(Immortal Iron Fist I#13) - After a fight with the now captured Heroes for Hire damaged the train and the tracks, Xao confronted Jeryn with his mother and promised to kill her in front of him if the explosives-filled train wasn't ready to depart for K'un-Lun by midnight. Jeryn, worried about his old, confused and injured mother, was ready to give up. After all, Xao would continue to force them to work for him.
The Heroes for Hire
assured Jeryn it would all be okay in the end. After all, Danny had a
(Immortal Iron Fist I#13 - BTS) - Aware of Xao's plans, Danny assembled the forces of K'un-Lun, along with the other Immortal Weapons.
(Immortal Iron Fist I#13) - Xao was pleased when Jeryn finished repairs before midnight. Ordering him to activate the tracks that led to K'un-Lun, he was ready to send the train to its final destination. He wasn't prepared however, for Iron Fist and his forces to come through the portal first, ready to oppose him.
(Immortal Iron Fist I#14) - While Iron Fist and the Immortal Weapons engaged Xao and Hydra, the Heroes for Hire kept Jeryn safe, with Misty and Colleen rescuing mother Hogarth.
(New Avengers I#29 (fb) ) - Tony Stark and his Avengers came to Rand Corp to confront Daniel Rand with evidence he had been operating as Iron Fist without properly registering with the government. Jeryn successfully defended Danny, frustrating the proceedings to the point an exasperated Carol Danvers told him she hoped his wig glue made him impotent.
(Immortal Iron Fist I#16) - After learning his family's fortune came from the oppression of the people of K'un-Lun and the other heavenly cities, Daniel Rand set forth to dismantle his corporation. Hogarth admired the decision, but resigned his position anyway to be with his mother. He also got Daniel to admit that he was the one secretly bankrolling Luke Cage's clandestine band of Avengers.
(Immortal Iron Fist I#17) - Jeryn briefly returned to the Rand Corporation to bring his successor, Patrick Easton, up to speed on the more colorful opponents the company faced, like Hydra. With a knowing smirk, Hogarth asked Easton if his mother was still among the living.
(Immortal Iron Fist I#27) - After the downfall of the Rand Corporation and the subsequent destruction of the building during a fight with Hydra, Daniel Rand met with Jeryn who told him he had managed to set aside a small portion of his former wealth. Hogarth offered to invest it for him, but Daniel decided he wanted the money to fund the School of Thunder.
Comments: Created by Chris
Claremont, John Byrne, Frank Chiaramonte.
Jeryn only seems to employ attractive, young women. From the people piloting his plane to those working in his law offices. Over the years, it became a nice visual gag that continued into the early 2000s, with Fantastic Four III#35 being the last time any of Jeryn's 'corporate harem' appeared on panel. By all accounts, he was a perfect gentleman.
Immortal Iron Fist gave Jeryn an elderly mother, which is a little surprising considering he looked a few years short of retirement himself when he first appeared in the mid 70s. Maybe she had him at an exceptionally young age or maybe leading the life of a fat cat corporate lawyer prematurely ages a man. In any case, Jeryn's mom was such a MacGuffin she didn't even get a first name.
Talk about danglers: we never learn who sent 'Sabre-tooth' (G-d bless that early spelling!) to kidnap Hogarth in Iron Fist I#14.
This profile was completed 4/12/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.
Thanks to Markus Raymond for adding Daredevil I#186 and Mekanix#3.
Profile by Norvo
Jeryn Hogarth should not be confused with
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Iron Fist I#6 p6, pans1&3 (mainimage)
Iron Fist I#6 p5, pan4 (reveals Daniels inheritance)
Iron Fist I#14 p8, pan4 (captured by Sabre-tooth)
Power Man & Iron Fist I#54, p4, pan3 (runs with the Hero for Hire idea)
Power Man & Iron Fist I#54, p7, pan2 (Power Man can dig it)
Avengers I#190, p14, pan2 (with Emerson Bale)
Power Man & Iron Fist I#81, p10, pans 2&3 (doing diplomatic duties)
Power Man & Iron Fist I#103, p6, pan2 (waiting for Luke and Danny)
Power Man & Iron Fist I#106, p5, pan6 (Open a carwash)
Power Man & Iron Fist I#110, p9, pan5 (dates the Wasp)
Cage I#11, p13, pans3&4 (needs to contact Cage)
Immortal Iron Fist I#5 p6, pan4 (even lawyers have mothers)
Immortal Iron Fist I#1 p8, pans1&2 (slaps Rand)
Immortal Iron Fist I#13, p8, pan4 (reunited with mom)
Immortal Iron Fist I#27, p17, pan4 (and Daniel part way)
Iron Fist I#6 (August, 1976) - Chris Claremont (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Frank Chiaramonte (inks), Marv Wolfman (editor)
Iron Fist I#7 (September, 1976) - Chris Claremont (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Frank Chiaramonte (inks), Marv Wolfman (editor)
Iron Fist I#8 (October, 1976) - Chris Claremont (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Frank Chiaramonte (inks), Marv Wolfman (editor)
Iron Fist I#9 (November, 1976) - Chris Claremont (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Frank Chiaramonte (inks), Marv Wolfman (editor)
Iron Fist I#9 (December, 1976) - Chris Claremont (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Frank Chiaramonte (inks), Marv Wolfman (editor)
Iron Fist I#14 (August, 1977) - Chris Claremont (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Dan Green (inks), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Marvel Team Up I#63 (November, 1977) - Chris Claremont (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Dave Hunt (inks), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Marvel Team Up I#64 (December, 1977) - Chris Claremont (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Dave Hunt (inks), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Power Man & Iron Fist I#50 (April, 1978) - Chris Claremont (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Dave Hunt (inks), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Power Man & Iron Fist I#54 (December, 1978) - Ed Hannigan (writer), Lee Elias (pencils), B. Jenny & R. Villamonte (inks), Bob Hall (editor)
Power Man & Iron Fist I#55 (February, 1979) - Ed Hannigan (writer), Lee Elias (pencils), Jim Mooney (inks), Al Milgrom (editor)
Power Man & Iron Fist I#56 (April, 1979 - Mary Jo Duffy (writer), Trevor von Eeden (pencils), Frank Springer (inks), Al Milgrom (editor)
Uncanny X-Men I#120 (April, 1979) - Chris Claremont (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Terry Austin (inks), Roger Stern (editor)
Power Man & Iron Fist I#58 (August, 1979) - Mary Jo Duffy (writer), Trevor von Eeden (pencils), Dan Green (inks), Roger Stern (editor)
Avengers I#190 (December, 1979) - Steven Grant (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Dan Green (inks), Roger Stern (editor)
Avengers I#191 (January, 1980) - David Michelinie (writer), John Byrne (pencils), Dan Green (inks), Roger Stern (editor)
Power Man & Iron Fist I#63 (June, 1980) - Jo Duffy (writer), Kerry Gammill (pencils), Ricardo Villamonte (inks), Denny O'Neil (editor)
Power Man & Iron Fist I#64 (August, 1980) - Jo Duffy (writer), Kerry Gammill (pencils), Dan Green & Jon D'Agostino (inks), Denny O'Neil (editor)
Power Man & Iron Fist I#65 (October, 1980) - Jo Duffy (writer), Kerry Gammill (pencils), Ricardo Villamonte (inks), Denny O'Neil (editor)
Marvel Team Up I#105 (May, 1981) - Mike Barr (writer), Carmine Infantino (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks), Denny O'Neil (editor)
Power Man & Iron Fist I#76 (December, 1981) - Mike Barr & Chris Claremont (writers), Rudy Nebres & Frank Miller (pencils), Ricardo Villamonte (inks), Denny O'Neil (editor)
Daredevil I#178 (January, 1982) - Frank Miller (writer, pencils), Klaus Janson (inks), Denny O'Neil (editor)
Power Man & Iron Fist I#81 (May, 1982) - Mary Jo Duffy (writer), Denys Cowan (pencils), Ricardo Villamonte (inks), Denny O'Neil (editor)
Power Man & Iron Fist I#82 (June, 1982) - Mary Jo Duffy (writer), Denys Cowan (pencils), Carl Potts (inks), Denny O'Neil (editor)
Daredevil I#186 (September, 1982) - Frank Miller (writer/penciler), Klaus Janson (inker), Denny O'Neil (editor)
Power Man & Iron Fist I#90 (February, 1983) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Denys Cowan (pencils), Mel Candido (inks), Denny O'Neil (editor)
Power Man & Iron Fist I#98 (October, 1983) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Ernie Chan (pencils), Andy Mushynksky (inks), Denny O'Neil (editor)
Power Man & Iron Fist I#100 (December, 1983) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Ernie Chan (pencils), Mike Mignola (inks), Denny O'Neil (editor)
Power Man & Iron Fist I#103 (March, 1984) - Archie Goodwin (writer), Greg LaRocque (pencils), Andy Mushynsky (inks), Denny O'Neil (editor)
Power Man & Iron Fist I#105 (May, 1984) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Richard Howell (pencils), Andy Mushynsky (inks), Denny O'Neil (editor)
Power Man & Iron Fist I#106 (June, 1984) - Alan Rowlands (writer), Greg LaRocque (pencils), Andy Mushynsky (inks), Denny O'Neil (editor)
Power Man & Iron Fist I#108 (August, 1984) - Archie Goodwin & Jim Owsley (writers), Greg LaRocque (pencils), Andy Mushynsky (inks), Denny O'Neil (editor)
Power Man & Iron Fist I#110 (October, 1984) - Tony Isabella (writer), Greg LaRocque (pencils), Jerry Acerno (inks), Denny O'Neil (editor)
Power Man & Iron Fist I#111 (November, 1984) - Jim Owsley (writer), Greg LaRocque (pencils), Jerry Acerno (inks), Denny O'Neil (editor)
Power Man & Iron Fist I#114 (February, 1985) - Jim Owsley (writer), Graham & Geiger (pencils), Acerno & Williams (inks), Denny O'Neil (editor)
Power Man & Iron Fist I#125 (September, 1986) - Jim Owsley (writer), Mark D. Bright (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
Classic X-Men I#27 (November, 1988) - Chris Claremont (writer), Kieron Dwyer (pencils), Terry Austin (inks), Bob Harras (editor)
Cage I#1 (April, 1992) - Marc McLaurin (writer), Dwayne Turner (pencils), Christopher Ivy (inks), Kelly Corvese (editor)
Cage I#5 (August, 1992) - Marc McLaurin (writer), Dwayne Turner (pencils), Christopher Ivy (inks), Kelly Corvese (editor)
Cage I#9 (December, 1992) - Marc McLaurin (writer), Rurik Tyler (pencils), Joe Rubinstein (inks), Kelly Corvese (editor)
Cage I#10 (January, 1993) - Marc McLaurin (writer), Dwayne Turner (pencils), Christopher Ivy (inks), Kelly Corvese (editor)
Cage I#11 (February, 1993) - Marc McLaurin (writer), Gordon Purcell (pencils), Andrew Pepoy (inks), Kelly Corvese (editor)
Heroes for Hire I#8 (February, 1998) - Jon Ostrander (writer), Pascual Ferry (pencils), Jaime Mendoza (inks), Mark Bernardo (editor)
Fantastic Four III#23 (November, 1999) - Chris Claremont (writer), Salvador Larroca (pencils), Art Thibert (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Fantastic Four III#35 (November, 2000) - Rafael Marin (writer), Carlos Pacheco (writer, pencils), Jesus Merino (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Mekanix#3 (February, 2003) - Chris Claremont (writer), Juan Bobillo (pencils), Marcello Sosa (inks), Andrew Lis (editor)
New Avengers Annual I#1 (June, 2006) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Oliver Coipel (pencils), Drew Garaci et al (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Civil War: Choosing Sides I#1 (December, 2006) - Ed Brubaker & Matt Fraction (writers), David Aja (pencils & inks), Warren Simons (editor)
Immortal Iron Fist I#1 (January, 2007) - Ed Brubaker & Matt Fraction (writers), David Aja (pencils & inks), Warren Simons (editor)
Immortal Iron Fist I#2 (February, 2007) - Ed Brubaker & Matt Fraction (writers), David Aja (pencils & inks), Warren Simons (editor)
Immortal Iron Fist I#3 (March, 2007) - Ed Brubaker & Matt Fraction (writers), David Aja (pencils & inks), Warren Simons (editor)
Immortal Iron Fist I#4 (May, 2007) - Ed Brubaker & Matt Fraction (writers), David Aja (pencils & inks), Warren Simons (editor)
New Avengers I#29 (June, 2007) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer) Leinil Francis Yu (pencils & inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Immortal Iron Fist I#5 (June, 2007) - Ed Brubaker & Matt Fraction (writers), Travel Foreman (pencils & inks), Warren Simons (editor)
Immortal Iron Fist I#6 (July, 2007) - Ed Brubaker & Matt Fraction (writers), David Aja (pencils & inks), Warren Simons (editor)
Immortal Iron Fist I#8 (October, 2007) - Ed Brubaker & Matt Fraction (writers), David Aja (pencils & inks), Warren Simons (editor)
Immortal Iron Fist I#10 (December, 2007) - Ed Brubaker & Matt Fraction (writers), David Aja (pencils & inks), Warren Simons (editor)
Immortal Iron Fist I#11 (January, 2008) - Ed Brubaker & Matt Fraction (writers), David Aja (pencils & inks), Warren Simons (editor)
Immortal Iron Fist I#13 (May, 2008) - Ed Brubaker & Matt Fraction (writers), David Aja, Kano, Tonci Zonjic (pencils & inks), Warren Simons (editor)
Immortal Iron Fist I#14 (June, 2008) - Ed Brubaker & Matt Fraction (writers), Tonci Zonjic, Clay Mann (pencils), Stefano Gaudiano (inks), Warren Simons (editor)
Immortal Iron Fist I#16 (August, 2008) - Matt Fraction (writer), David Aja (pencils & inks), Warren Simons (editor)
Immortal Iron Fist I#17 (September, 2008) - Duane Swiercyznski (writer), Travel Foreman (pencils & inks), Warren Simons (editor)
First Posted: 09/20/2021
Last Updated: 09/21/2021
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