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Secret Empire

 
Secret Empire
 

Name: Secret Empire

Classification: villains villains   group group  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Tales to Astonish (vol. 1) #81 (July 1966): "The Stage Is Set!"

Creators: Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Bill Everett

Number of Appearances: 120

Enemy of: Captain America, The Defenders, The Thunderbolts

Ally: Brute Force
Ally: Elite
Ally: Imperial Forces
Ally: Baron Zemo

A faction or phase of the "Secret Empire," which was featured in a number of Thunderbolts stories, seems in some ways distinct from the broader, better known Marvel "Secret Empire," which first appeared in Amazing Adventures #s 11 and 15. But this phase of the Secret Empire, funded by Baron Zemo (Helmut), is probably not a separate group. It is simply one manifestation of the ongoing, often-changing Secret Empire.

This faction of the Secret Empire oversaw or encompassed sub-groups such as "the Elite", the Imperial Forces, and the Brute Force, as well as many regular servants. It was first hinted at in Thunderbolts #s 19 and 30 and fully revealed in Thunderbolts #s 31 and 32.

Number of group members listed below: 77

Character
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Affiliation
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Pub. #
app.
Berger Berger supporting character
  Secret Empire
[wore Roman Centurion outfit]
Marvel 1
Brodsky Brodsky supporting character
  Secret Empire
[wore Roman Centurion outfit]
Marvel 1
Bruiser villain
  [his costume is labelled with logos of groups he works for] Marvel 7
Calvin Burlingame supporting character
CBR Scale: M anti-democracy terrorist
Secret Empire; Imperial Forces
[father of Charcoal]
Marvel 1
Cheer Chadwick Cheer Chadwick villain
CBR Scale: M British Loyalist in U.S.
Secret Empire; Sons of the Serpent... 
[Dr. Hesperus Chadwick's daughter]
Marvel 7
Dr. Hesperus Chadwick Dr. Hesperus Chadwick villain scientist
CBR Scale: M British Loyalist in U.S.
Secret Empire; The Elite... 
[invented Shriequencer]
Marvel 7
Chain (Bannion) villain
  A.I.M.; HYDRA... 
[brother of Grasp and Sonic]
Marvel 4
Chainsaw villain
  Pretorians (leader) Marvel 1
Charcoal Charcoal (Charlie Burlingame) villain hero
  Secret Empire; The Thunderbolts... 
[belonged to Imperial Force, agents of Secret Empire]
Marvel 41
Richard Cholmondely villain
CBR Scale: U British Loyalist in U.S.
Secret Empire; The Elite...  Marvel 2
Lynn Church Lynn Church villain
CBR Scale: I manifestly non-religious
Secret Empire
[cyborg; vied for control of Secret Empire]
Marvel 14
Cloud Cloud ("Carol Faber") hero
CBR Scale: D sentient nebula
Secret Empire; The Defenders Marvel 31
Committee To Regain America's Principles Committee To Regain America's Principles villain group
CBR Scale: M Committee To Regain America's Principles
Secret Empire
[launched smear campaign against Captain America]
Marvel 5
Mr. Farrell villain scientist
  Secret Empire
[Valerie Cooper's boss in her early work with Wild Child]
Marvel 2
Gargantua Gargantua (Edward Cobert) villain scientist
  S.H.I.E.L.D.; Secret Empire...  Marvel 10
Thomas Gloucester villain
CBR Scale: U British Loyalist in U.S.
Secret Empire; The Elite...  Marvel 2
Grasp (Bannion) villain
  A.I.M.; HYDRA... 
[Sonic's brother]
Marvel 4
Griffin Griffin (Johnny Horton) villain
  Secret Empire; Hood's Army Marvel 126
Hanson villain
  Secret Empire
[posed as CIB member]
Marvel 1
Quentin Harderman Quentin Harderman villain
CBR Scale: S Committee To Regain America's Principles (leader)
Secret Empire (ally) Marvel 6
Harridan villain
  Secret Empire
[old woman; drained life force from others]
Marvel 2
Mr. King Mr. King villain
  Secret Empire
[worked under August Masters at corrupt mental hospital]
Marvel 1
Kowalski Kowalski supporting character
  Secret Empire
[wore Roman Centurion outfit]
Marvel 1
Mad Dog Mad Dog (Buzz Baxter) villain
CBR Scale: I manifestly non-religious
Secret Empire; U.S. Air Force
[ex-husband of Patsy Walker/Hellcat]
Marvel Timely 40
Carl Maddicks Carl Maddicks supporting character scientist
  Secret Empire
[father of mutant Artie Maddicks]
Marvel 3
Mastermind Mastermind (Jason Wyngarde) villain
CBR Scale: S mutant supremacist
Secret Empire; Brotherhood of Mutants...  Marvel 140
August Masters August Masters villain
  Secret Empire Marvel 11
Midnight Midnight (Jeff Wilde) supporting character villain
CBR Scale: D obsessed with Moon Knight
Secret Empire
[Midnight Man's son; tried to be Moon Knight's sidekick]
Marvel 23
Nefarius Nefarius (Lloyd Bloch) villain
CBR Scale: I Committee To Regain America's Principles (temporary)
Secret Empire Marvel 10
Number 101 villain
  Secret Empire Marvel 1
Number 12 II villain
  Secret Empire Marvel 1
Number 13 villain
  Secret Empire Marvel 3
Number 16 villain
CBR Scale: M sadist; White Supremacist
HYDRA; Secret Empire...  Marvel 5
Number 16 (Mr. Black) villain
  Secret Empire Marvel 2
Number 3 villain
  Secret Empire
[attended "Dead Man's Hand"; killed by Hammerhead]
Marvel 7
Number 4 villain
  Secret Empire
[Professor Power snapped his neck, killing him]
Marvel 1
Number 41 villain
  Secret Empire Marvel 1
Number 43 villain
  Secret Empire Marvel 1
Number 49 villain
  Secret Empire Marvel 1
Number 6 villain
  Secret Empire Marvel 12
Number 82 villain
  Secret Empire Marvel 1
Number 9 villain
  Secret Empire Marvel 3
Number Eight villain
  Secret Empire Marvel 4
Number Eight villain
  Secret Empire; The Sanitation Unit
[tried to bust Captain America out of jail]
Marvel 3
Number Eight II villain
  Secret Empire Marvel 3
Number Five I villain
  Secret Empire Marvel 2
Number Five II supporting character villain
  Secret Empire Marvel 8
Number Four villain
  Secret Empire Marvel 5
Number Four villain
  Secret Empire; The Sanitation Unit
[tried to bust Captain America out of jail]
Marvel 3
Number Nine Number Nine (Linda Donaldson) villain
  Secret Empire Marvel 7
Number Nine III villain
  Secret Empire Marvel 5
Number One villain
  Secret Empire; The Sanitation Unit
[tried to bust Captain America out of jail]
Marvel 3
Number One I villain
  Secret Empire (leader) Marvel 5
Number One IV villain
  Secret Empire (leader) Marvel 7
Number One Number One (Richard Nixon) villain based on a real person
CBR Scale: I Quaker
Secret Empire (leader) Marvel 4
Number Seven villain
  Secret Empire Marvel 13
Number Six III villain
  Secret Empire Marvel 2
Number Ten villain
  Secret Empire Marvel 4
Number Three villain
  Secret Empire
[killed and impersonated by Punisher]
Marvel 11
Number Three II villain
  Secret Empire
[killed and impersonated by the Punisher]
Marvel 6
Number Twelve villain
  Secret Empire; The Sanitation Unit Marvel 2
Number Twenty villain
  Secret Empire; The Sanitation Unit Marvel 2
Number Two villain
  Secret Empire
[killed by Number 9]
Marvel 1
Number Two villain
  Secret Empire
[armored; defeated Moonstone (Bloch) in staged fight]
Marvel 2
Number Two II villain
  Secret Empire Marvel 1
Professor Power Professor Power (Anthony Power) villain
CBR Scale: M right-wing extremist; resurrected
Secret Empire
[led an army of right-wing extremists]
Marvel 21
Nurse Ratchid Nurse Ratchid villain
  Secret Empire
[worked under August Masters at corrupt mental hospital]
Marvel 1
Ronaldson villain
  Secret Empire
[wore Roman Centurion garb]
Marvel 1
Secret Empire Secret Empire villain group
  [1st app: Tales to Astonish (vol. 1) #81 (July 1966)] Marvel 120
Seraph Seraph (Nancy Turpin) villain hero
CBR Scale: U religious
Secret Empire; KGB... 
[double agent]
Marvel 11
William Taurey William Taurey villain
CBR Scale: M British Loyalist in U.S.
Secret Empire; The Elite... 
[tried to end democracy in America]
Marvel 7
Torrance Torrance villain
  Secret Empire
[worked under August Masters at corrupt mental hospital]
Marvel 1
Tumbler Tumbler (John Robert Keane) villain
CBR Scale: I Committee To Regain America's Principles (temporary)
Secret Empire Marvel 5
Harcourt Vickers villain
CBR Scale: U British Loyalist in U.S.
Secret Empire; The Elite...  Marvel 2
Viper Viper (Jordan Dixon) villain
CBR Scale: S activist; Committee To Regain America's Principles (temporary)
Secret Empire; Crime Wave...  Marvel 10
Martin Willis villain
  Secret Empire; Genetech Marvel 1
Wyre villain hero
  Secret Empire; Alpha Flight Marvel 17

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This character is in the following 37 stories which have been indexed by this website:
The Amazing Spider-Man
The Avengers and the Thunderbolts (1998) (mentioned)
Captain America
Daredevil
The Defenders
Five Decades of the X-Men (5 Mar. 2002): "Firm Commitments"
Hawkeye (vol. 4) #4 (Jan. 2013): "The Tape: 1 of 2"
Secret Warriors #1 (Apr. 2009) (name seen in illustration (or on screen))
Tales to Astonish (vol. 1) #81 (July 1966): "The Stage Is Set!"
Thunderbolts
X-Factor (vol. 1) #142 (Feb. 1998): "Give Me Shelter"


Suggested links for further research about this character:
  - http://marvel.com/universe/Secret_Empire
  - http://www.comicvine.com/secret-empire/65-15136/
  - http://www.marvunapp.com/master/seasek.htm
  - http://www.marvunapp.com/master/rosroz.htm
  - http://www.marvunapp.com/master/egek.htm
  - http://www.comics.org/issue/62987/
  - http://marvel.wikia.com/Thunderbolts_Vol_1_31
  - http://www.comics.org/issue/88479/