The Religious Affiliation of
Colonel McCloskey

Religion: manifestly non-religious; soul consigned to Hell CBR Scale: M

Name: Colonel McCloskey

Classification: villain villain  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Marvel Comics Presents (vol. 1) #47 (Early Apr. 1989): "Lost Souls Part 2: Words of Peace... Deeds of War"

Creators: Dwight Zimmerman, Rodney Ramos, Mark McKenna

Number of Appearances: 3

Teams/Affiliations: CIA; U.S. Army

Enemy of: Devil-Slayer

Ally: Garcia
Ally: Flying Dutchman

Occupation: soldier

Gender: male

Note: colonel

McCloskey was a soldier who served in the Vietnam War alongside Eric Payne, the man who would later become the super-hero Devil-Slayer. During the war, McCloskey tried to raza a village to the ground. Eric Payne tried to have McCloskey court-martialed for his actions. But the court-martial never happened. McCloskey was promoted to a colonel and after leaving the military he joined the CIA.

Years later, McCloskey came into conflict with Payne again, in the city of Potega. McCloskey was helping an operative named Garcia take over the city. McCloskey allied himself with the villain known as the Flying Dutchman. McCloskey blew up the Devil-Slayer's home, killing his associate, Father Perone, in the process. McCloskey and the Flying Dutchman and their allies tried to mount one last attack to vanquish Devil-Slayer once and for all. Devil-Slayer defeated the Flying Dutchman using holy water. After the Flying Dutchman was defeated by Devil-Slayer, the Flying Dutchman claimed McCloskey's soul, apparently taking it to Mephisto's realm, i.e., Hell. With McCloskey's soul taken, his remaining physical body died.

This character is in the following story which has been indexed by this website:
Marvel Comics Presents (vol. 1) #47 (Early Apr. 1989): "Lost Souls Part 2: Words of Peace... Deeds of War"

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