Name: Secretary of State Simpson
First Appearance: Dark Avengers #10 (Dec. 2009)
Number of Appearances: 1
Ally: Norman Osborn
Ally: Betty Simpson
Ally: Robert Gates
Ally: Barack Obama
Note: Betty Simpson's friend; both disappeared in Dinosaur, CO
Betty Simpson is the daughter of the U.S. Secretary of State. Interestingly enough, this story establishes that on mainstream Marvel (616) Earth at this time, there is a male U.S. Secretary of State named Simpson rather than a female Secretary of State named Hilary Clinton. This is despite the fact that the real-world U.S. President Barack Obama has been firmly established as the present U.S. President.
Secretary of State Simpson's daughter was traveling across country by car with her friend Veronica Robbins. The pair stopped at a diner in the tiny town of Dinosaur, Colorado. Weird events events ensued and Betty and Veronica both disappeared.
Betty Simpson's father subsequently contacted H.A.M.M.E.R. to ask for its leader Norman Osborn and his team of government-sanctioned Avengers to help find Betty.
Suggested links for further research about this character: