Religion: not determined yet

Name: Chuck

Classification: supporting character supporting character  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Captain America (vol. 1) #173 (May 1974): "The Sins of the Secret Empire!"

Creators: Steve Englehart, Sal Buscema, Vince Colletta

Number of Appearances: 1

Enemy of: Captain America, Falcon

Occupation: security guard

Worked for: Number 16, Brand Corporation

Location: Dallas, Texas, USA

Race: white

Gender: male

Note: tried to stop Cap, Falcon from robbing factory

Chuck was one of a number of security guards who were on duty at a Brand Corporation factory when Captain America and Falcon broke in and stole an Electro-Gyro.

Chuck was not really a villain. He was simply trying to do his job and prevent a robbery of the factory where he worked.

Chuck actually appears quite prominently for an incidental character. There are more than two security guards seen in Dallas factory scene, but if one assumes that the action follows Chuck and his unnamed partner (which the art strongly suggests is the case), then Chuck is actually seen in up to 10 panels spread over four pages in which the Falcon and Captain America try to elude the guards, but must put up a fairly significant effort to keep from being shot or apprehended by them.

Captain America and Falcon were robbing the factory because they were trying to infiltrate the insidious organization known as the Secret Empire. They had posed as homeless drifters and made contact with a Secret Empire agent, which had led to them being offered a chance to do a one-time job for the Secret Empire to earn some money. But succeeding in this mission, they were able to get invited to Secret Empire headquarters.

Chuck is one of the guards who pursues Captain America and Falcon during their robbery, on pages 14 through 17 in Captain America (vol. 1) #17.

Chuck's name is finally revealed in panel 4 on page 17. Chuck and another guard catch another glimpse of Captain America and Falcon, who have finally obtained the Electro-Gyro and are about to escape. Chuck says: "Hurry! They're still in pistol range!"

Then a voice is heard: "No! Don't shoot!"

Chuck is surprised, and says: "Wha--?"

Chuck turns to see Mr. Black standing in a doorway.

Chuck's fellow guard says: "Cool it, Chuck! It's Mr. Black --the factory boss!"

Mr. Black says: "Yes--and I'm ordering you to let those men go! I've found a note in the Gyro Room! It's from Captain America-- saying he needs the Gyro desperately and will return it unharmed. I believe him."

The guard named Chuck protests, saying: "But that could simply be a stall-- a blind! I hear he's a killer, so why not a thief?"

Mr. Black replies: "I'll here no more about this, Mister--and neither will the police or the newspapers! In MY book, Cap's no criminal! Period!"

After Mr. Black has gone, Chuck says to his fellow guard: "That guy's crazy! He won't believe what's right in front of his nose!"

Chuck and the other guard then listen as the radio plays yet another anti-Captain America advertisement, part of a campaign arranged by agents of the Secret Empire.

This character is in the following story which has been indexed by this website:
Captain America (vol. 1) #173 (May 1974): "The Sins of the Secret Empire!"