Number Eight

Religion: not determined yet

Name: Number Eight

Classification: villain villain  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Captain America (vol. 1) #170 (Feb. 1974): "J'accuse!"

First Appearance (Additional Details): (seen) Captain America (vol. 1) #170 (Feb. 1974): "J'accuse!"; (named) Captain America (vol. 1) #171 (Mar. 1974): "Bust-Out!"

Creators: Steve Englehart, Mike Friedrich, Sal Buscema, Vince Colletta

Number of Appearances: 3

Teams/Affiliations: Secret Empire; The Sanitation Unit

Helped: Captain America

Occupation: agent

Gender: male

Note: tried to bust Captain America out of jail

The uniformed operative known only as "Number Eight" was a member of the Sanitation Unit, which tried to break Captain America out of jail as part of a plot to frame Cap for murder, coerce him to flee from the law, and further discredit his reputation.

Number Eight can be distinguished from other Sanitation Unit agents because of his pencil-thin moustache.

"Number Eight" was referred to by name (or, number, really) in panel 5 on page 4 in Captain America (vol. 1) #171.

Number One said: "...Penn street doesn't want any errors!"

Another Sanitation Unit agent said: "Right, Number One! But ain't it a laugh, though-- --when Cap wakes up, he's gonna find himself even more discredited-- --never knowing we are actually working against him!"

Then Number Four said: "Let's laugh later, Number Eight--after we've made our 'anonymous phone call' to the cops-- --and then to the news media!"

Captain America has just regained consciousness. He says: "Save your dime, Jack! That call's gonna be delayed!"

Number Four is surprised, and says: "Impossible! Nobody recovers from that gas so qui--"

Then Cap punches Number Four.

This character is in the following 3 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Captain America