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Real Name



Ilsa Koenig (sister)


Base Of Operations
SHIELD regional headquarters, Bonn, Germany, formerly Able Comapny Base (WWII)


6' 0"

176 lbs (80 kg)




Director of SHIELD divison in Bonn, Germany; formerly pilot, commando, Nazi agent


First appearance

Sgt Fury and his Howling Commandos #27
(February, 1966)



As a young man, Eric Koenig was a member of the Nazi Youth Group alongside his friend Wilheim Hauser. When Hitler came to power in 1935 they both joined the Wehrmarcht, but in the 1939 invasion of Poland Eric began to doubt Hitler's leadership. Wilheim, however, was completely devoted to Hitler and the two men drifted apart.

Eric joind the Luftwaffe in Nazi Germany, but was transferred out of that service when he became an aide to Dr. Draus. Koenig came to resent how Draus treated him as a mere underling. Eric was attending Dr. Draus at an inn when Nick Fury was discovered in the inn and fought with German soldiers. Draus ordered Koenig to protect him but he was convinced by Fury to switch sides and come work for people who would appreciate his talents. Eric turned on Draus and he and Fury forced him to pilot a plane back to England where they placed Dr. Draus into custody and Koenig was introduced to Sam Sawyer. Eric then shared all of the intelligence he had with the Allies as part of his defection to their side.

Eric was then assigned to assist Sgt. Fury, Bull McGiveney and "Rickets" Johnson of the Maulers in rescuing the other Howling Commandos from Germany. Bull and Rickets didn't trust Eric and even got into a fight with him, but Eric remained adament about his decision to fight for the allies. Eric piloted the team in a captured German plane, but later had to abandon it for fear that their cover had been blown. Eric took the team to his sister who told them that the Howlers were going to be exected in Berlin by Hitler himself. They managed to sneak in and save the Howlers, though Dino Manelli was badly injured in the escape. Ilsa helped them get out of Germany, and they made their way back to England.

Sawyer named Koenig to be Manelli's replacement while he was injured and later placed on a special assingment. Later Koenig replaced Isadore Cohen when he was a prisoner of war. Upon Cohen’s return, Koenig stayed as a member of the team. After the war, Koenig was one of the Howlers that joined Nick Fury in forming SHIELD.

Powers and Abilities





Eric Koenig is a skilled pilot, able to fly anything from one-man biplanes to passanger jets. He was trained as a Nazi, ranger, and SHIELD agent, granting him extraordinary talents in combat and espionage.



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He usually wielded a machine gun, pistol and grenades during World War Two. As a member of SHIELD, Koenig has access to a wide variety of equipment and weaponry designed by SHIELD technicians. He wears a SHIELD uniform made of 9-ply Kevlar.


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