Commissioner Feingold

Commissioner Feingold

Religion: not determined yet

Name: Commissioner Feingold

Other Names: Police Commissioner Feingold; NYPD Commissioner

Classification: supporting character supporting character  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Captain America (vol. 1) #139 (July 1971): "The Badge and the Betrayal!"

First Appearance (Additional Details): (fully seen and his position as Police Commissioner identified) Captain America (vol. 1) #139 (July 1971): "The Badge and the Betrayal!"; (named) The Defenders (vol. 1) #39 (Sep. 1976): "Riot in Cellblock 12!"

Creators: Stan Lee, John Romita, Tony Mortellaro

Number of Appearances: 8

Ally: Defenders

Ally: Captain America

Occupation: police commissioner

Location: New York City, New York, USA

Race: white

Gender: male

Commissioner Feingold might appear in shadow in panel 4 on the last page (page 20) in Captain America (vol. 1) #138. In this panel, a limousine pulls up to the site in Harlem where Captain America and the Falcon have just apprehended crime boss Stone-Face. Captain America, looking at the man in the limo says: "Oh! I-- I thought it might be you."

The man in the limo, whose face is completely obscured in shadow, says: "I'll have to ask you to come with me now. We can't put it off -- any longer."

On the very first page in the next issue (#139), Captain America is meeting with Commissioner Feingold. So it seems that the person in the limo was the Commissioner. But something the Commissioner says makes this less certain. The Commissioner tells Captain America: "I wouldn't have sent for you this suddenly-- this secretly-- if it weren't urgent."

If the Commissioner had gone in person to bring Captain America from Harlem, why would he say he "sent" or him? Perhaps the artist of these comics (John Romita) envisioned Feingold going to get Cap in person, but by the time Stan Lee wrote the dialogue, he envisioned sending somebody to get him. Mostly it doesn't matter. The character is seen in such heavy shadow in issue #138 that the only true "first appearance" for him that is meaningful is issue #139.

This character is in the following 14 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Captain America
The Defenders (vol. 1) #39 (Sep. 1976): "Riot in Cellblock 12!"

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