Number One (Richard Nixon)

The Religious Affiliation of
Number One
Richard Nixon

Religion: Quaker CBR Scale: I

Name: Number One

Alter Ego: Richard Nixon

Other Names: Number 1; Number One II

Classification: villain villain   based on a real person based on a real person  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Amazing Adventures (vol. 2) #15 (Nov. 1972): "Murder in Mid-Air!"

Creators: Steve Englehart, Tom Sutton, Frank Giacoia, John Tartaglione

Number of Appearances: 4

Teams/Affiliations: Secret Empire (leader)

Enemy of: Captain America, Falcon, X-Men, Harry

Occupation: criminal, government official, U.S. President

Gender: male

Number 1, the top leader of the Secret Empire, committed suicide shortly after the Secret Empire's plot was foiled by Captain America.

There is some disagreement regarding the true identity of Number 1. In the comic book story, Number 1 was clearly a very high-ranking government official. The writer intended for Number One to be President Richard Nixon, although he was never identified as such by name. But in the context of the story, and based on the illustrations, it is clear that the character was actually the U.S. President, or at least heavily based on President Richard M. Nixon. But a letters page that was published in the series soon thereafter attempted to state say that Number One was not President Nixon. This can easily be understood as an "official" statement meant to avoid trouble.

Ultimately, the reader of this story arc can decide for himself who Number One really was.

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This character is in the following 7 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Amazing Adventures (vol. 2) #15 (Nov. 1972): "Murder in Mid-Air!"
Captain America

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