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BRAD TESTA

Real Name: Brad Testa

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-33900) normal human

Occupation: U.S. soldier (private)

Group Membership: U.S. Army

Affiliations: Fellow U.S. soldiers (Pvt. Melinda Mendez, others), Avengers (Captain America, Iron Man, Thor)

Enemies: Juggernaut, Ultron

Known Relatives: Wife (name unrevealed), son (name unrevealed)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Fort Jackson, South Carolina, USA

First Appearance: AAFES 9th Edition (June, 2010)

Powers/Abilities:  Private Brad Testa has received U.S. Army training in hand-to-hand combat and handling weaponry, and has seen action in a war zone.

Height: 5'10" (by approximation)
Weight: 190 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Black (clipped short)

History:

(AAFES 9th Edition (fb) - BTS) - Brad Testa joined the U.S. Army, married and had a son with his wife. He was shipped off to participate in the Gulf War.

(AAFES 9th Edition) - The Avengers (Captain America, Iron Man, Thor) pursued Ultron and Juggernaut, who sought to free the evil dragon Fin Fang Foom from containment at Fort Jackson. Although defeating Ultron and Juggernaut, the dragon got away. The camp's colonel offered a military transport plane (C-130J Super-Hercules) to the tired heroes to help their chase and join other Avengers. Onboard, Privates Brad Testa and Melinda Mendez offered them cans of drinks they had obtained from the Army & Air Force Exchange (AAFES or Exchange for short). As they traveled, Captain America gave Thor a brief history of sellers to American troops since they started in the 1700s to the current form of the AAFES. Testa added that the AAFES helped soldiers overcome becoming homesick and provided more information on the additional services that the AAFES provides. Hitting the next battle, the three Avengers thanked the privates and jumped out the plane into the fray.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments: Created by Chris Eliopoulos, Joe Caramagna, Scott Koblish, Clayton Henry, Ramon Perez.

This issue is one of a series of AAFES comic giveaways to U.S. soldiers offered on a semi-regular basis.

This profile was completed 09/09/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary's celebratory event.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Brad Testa has no known connections to:


Melinda Mendez

Private Melinda Mendez was on the same transport plane with Private Brad Testa carrying Captain America, Iron Man and Thor in pursuit of Fin Fang Foom She offered them refreshments and listened in on a brief history of the AAFES.

 

 

 

 

--AAFES 9th Edition


images: (without ads)
AAFES 9th Edition, p16, pan2 (main image)
   p16, pan2 (headshot)
   p20, pan3 (Mendez)


Appearances:
AAFES 9th Edition (June, 2010) - Chris Eliopoulos & Joe Caramagna (writer), Scott Koblish, Clayton Henry, Ramon Perez (pencils & inks), Nathan Cosby (editor)


First posted: 09/13/2021
Last updated: 09/11/2021

Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.

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