Religion: not determined yet
Name: Cowled Commander
Alter Ego: Sgt. Brian Muldoon
Other Names: Sergeant Muldoon
Classification: supporting character villain
First Appearance: Captain America (vol. 1) #139 (July 1971): "The Badge and the Betrayal!"
First Appearance (Additional Details): (Brian Muldoon) Captain America (vol. 1) #139 (July 1971): "The Badge and the Betrayal!"; (as Cowled Commander, mentioned only) Captain America (vol. 1) #157 (Jan. 1973): "Veni, Vidi, Vici: Viper!"; (seen as Cowled Commander) Captain America (vol. 1) #159 (Mar. 1973): "Turning Point!"
Creators: Stan Lee, John Romita, Tony Mortellaro
Number of Appearances: 11
Teams/Affiliations: Crime Wave (leader); NYPD
Enemy of: Captain America
Employer: NYPD (47th Precinct)
Note: Steve Rogers' superior officer in NYPD
Sgt. Brian Muldoon was originally introduced as the police sergeant who was the boss of Steve Rogers, rookie police officers. Muldoon did not know that Steve Rogers was secretly the famous super-hero Captain America.
Later Captain America faced a villain known as the Cowled Commander, who was ultimately revealed to be Brian Muldoon. As the Cowled Commander, Muldoon organized a short-lived super-villain team known as "Crime Wave." What the villains of Crime Wave did not know was that Muldoon organized them as a way to push the city to provide a stronger police force. Crime Wave appeared in Captain America (vol. 1) #s 157-159.
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