U.S. Marshals

U.S. Marshals

Name: U.S. Marshals

Other Names: United States Marshals Service; USMS

Classification: supporting characters supporting characters   group group   real/historical group real/historical group  

Publisher(s): DC Warner Brothers

Earliest Appearance Listed in This Database: Sudden (1933)

Creators: Oliver Strange

Number of Appearances: 83

   Comic Book Appearances: 12

   TV, Film Appearances: 50

   Video Game, Computer Game Appearances: 4

   Prose/Text Book/Story Appearances: 17

Employer: United States Department of Justice

Type of Organization/Group: government agency, police force

Nation: USA

The United States Marshals Service (USMS), commonly known as the "U.S. Marshals," is the oldest law enforcement agency in the United States. They perform several important functions, including transporting prisoners across state lines and capturing escaped federal prisoners. Many TV series and films have focused on specific U.S. Marshals as lead characters or featured general U.S. Marshals in supporting roles.

U.S. Marshals appear in mainstream super-hero comics such as the comics published by Marvel and DC because fictional agencies - such as S.H.I.E.L.D. and Checkmate - perform many of the functions that U.S. Marshals would fill in real life.

Some notable comic book characters who are U.S. Marshals include the modern-day "Pow-Wow" Smith (DC Comics), Dina Bell (DC), Wynonna Earp (Image/IDW), Carrie Stetko (in the Whiteout comics published by Oni Press).

Some notable instances of generic U.S. Marshals appearing prominently in mainstream Marvel and DC super-hero comics (as distinct from specific heroic characters who happen to be Marshals), are in Captain America (vol. 1) #180 and Birds of Prey (vol. 1) #s 12-14.

Number of group members listed below: 10

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Pub. #
Dina Bell Dina Bell supporting character
CBR Scale: I Catholic
U.S. Marshals DC 9
Wyatt Earp Wyatt Earp real/historical person
  U.S. Marshals Marvel 408
Wynonna Earp hero
  Monster Squad; U.S. Marshals
[battles supernatural threats]
Image WildStorm, etc. 13
J.D. Hart supporting character
  U.S. Marshals DC 5
Morgan Kane hero
CBR Scale: U Catholic
U.S. Marshals
[Norway's most commercially successful book series ever]
Romanforlaget Corgi Books 134
Frank Morgan Frank Morgan hero
  U.S. Marshals Desilu Productions 136
Pow-Wow Smith Pow-Wow Smith (Ohiyesa Smith) hero
CBR Scale: S Native American spirituality (Sioux)
U.S. Marshals DC 102
Karen Sisco Karen Sisco hero
  U.S. Marshals Delacorte Press; Family Circle Publications, etc. 13
Carrie Stetko Carrie Stetko hero
  U.S. Marshals
[investigated murders in Antarctica]
Oni Press 13
U.S. Marshals U.S. Marshals supporting character group real/historical person
  [1st app: Sudden (1933)] Warner Brothers DC 83

This character is in the following 71 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Back to the Future III (1990)
Birds of Prey
Cahill U.S. Marshal (1973)
Captain America (vol. 1) #180 (Dec. 1974): "The Coming of the Nomad!"
Con Air (1997)
Eraser (1996)
The Fugitive (1993)
Halloween II (1981)
Hang 'Em High (1968)
Jonah Hex (vol. 1) #42 (Nov. 1980): "Wanted for Murder!"
Karen Sisco
Mary Higgins Clark Mystery Magazine (vol. 1) #1 (1996): "Karen Makes Out"
Morgan Kane - Texas Ranger (1965)
Murder for Love (1996): "Karen Makes Out"
Out of Sight
Outland (1981)
Outlaws (Mar. 1997)
Pale Rider (1985)
Prey 2 (2012)
Shutter Island
Sudden (1933)
Tombstone (1993)
True Grit
U.S. Marshal
U.S. Marshals (1998)
When the Women Come Out to Dance (19 Nov. 2002): "Karen Makes Out"
Whiteout: Melt
Wild Wild West (1999)
Wynonna Earp #1 (Dec. 1996): "Violent Territory"

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