unnamed committee member

Religion: indeterminate

Name: unnamed committee member

Classification: supporting character supporting character  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Captain America Annual #3 (Jan. 1976): "The Thing from the Black Hole Star!"

Creators: Jack Kirby, Frank Giacoia, John Verpoorten

Number of Appearances: 1

Ally: John
Ally: unnamed general

Occupation: government official

Location: Washington, D.C., USA

Race: white

Gender: male

Note: on govt. committee that covered up facts about alien

In Captain America Annual #3 (1976), Captain America faced off against a powerful parasitic alien known as "The Captive" and also encountered agents from a powerful warship who were sent to re-capture the Captive. On the very last page of this story (page 35), Captain America met with a "top-level security committee." The committee consisted of a general whose name was not identified, John (a government official wearing a pin-stripe suit, and light-gray-haired bespectacled man wearing a solid-color conservative suit with a striped necktie.

At the end of the meeting with the committee, Captain America said: "I can offer no further facts, gentlemen..."

The light-gray-haired committee member said: "That's been the problem... there are no facts! We therefore call this inquiry to a close!"

The general said: "Sorry, Cap. This space-opera of yours sounds mighty exciting--but we've found no physical evidence to support its validity!"

John, smoking his pipe thoughtfully, continued: "Dents in the soil -- charred vegetation -- it's the kind of thing we encounter in the average U.F.O. story... Sorry about Hendricks... the circumstances of his deaths seem highly unusual, but nothing beyond our knowledge... I must leave... I have an appointment at three."

The general said to John: "I'll join you in a moment, John."

John and the light-gray-haired committee member left the room. The general continued to talk to Captain America for a few moments, further explaining why the government did not want to spread information about alien life to the general public, lest it cause a panic.

This character is in the following story which has been indexed by this website:
Captain America Annual #3 (Jan. 1976): "The Thing from the Black Hole Star!" (3-panel cameo)