Code: Blue is a fictional organization appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

Code: Blue
Publication information
PublisherMarvel Comics
First appearanceMighty Thor #426 (November 1990)
Created byTom DeFalco (Writer)
Ron Frenz (Artist)
In-story information
Member(s)Chief O'Grady
Captain Shelley Conklin
Lt. Marcus Stone
Margarita "Rigger" Ruiz
Mad Dog Rassitano
Daniel "Fireworks" Fielstein
Andrew "Jock" Jackson
Samuel "Mother" Majowski
Aaron Christopher Curzon

Code: Blue was a New York City police SWAT team that was specially trained and equipped to deal with super-powered criminals.

Publication historyEdit

Code: Blue appeared in 1994's Marvel Double Feature...Thunderstrike / Code Blue.[1]

Fictional team historyEdit

Feeling that conventional police tactics and SWAT teams were ineffective against some super powered criminals, Lieutenant Stone proposed a program to train and equip dedicated police officers to specifically deal with those types of menaces. Dubbed Code: Blue, their first assignment was to take down the Wrecking Crew. Surrounded by police while holding a hostage, the Wrecker attempted to use his newfound skill with Asgardian magic to find the rock troll Ulik, but his inexperience gave Code: Blue enough time to secure positions around the building and attack. The organized strike enabled the officers to free the hostage while slowing the Wrecking Crew down. Eventually, the Wrecker used his crowbar to teleport his allies away leaving Code: Blue to score their first mission as a win.[2]

The team later traveled to Asgard itself with the help of Eric Masterson to aid in repelling an invasion.[3]

Later, Code: Blue participates in sending well-meaning doubles of Earth heroes back to their home dimensions. The visitors had been taking a manner of vacation in Code: Blue's reality, at times pretending to be the heroes in question.[4]

Code Blue establishes an internet presence; they send out valuable information after a supervillain breakout.[5]

Code Blue recruits a new member, Chris Powell, who has the superhero identity of Darkhawk.[6]

MembersEdit

  • Chief O'Grady - Police chief
  • Captain Shelley Conklin - Police captain
  • Lt. Marcus Stone - Commander
  • Margarita "Rigger" Ruiz - Team armorer
  • Julius Anthony "Mad Dog" Rassitano - Sharpshooter
  • Daniel "Fireworks" Fielstein - Demolitions specialist and expert
  • Andrew "Jock" Jackson - Personal combat specialist
  • Samuel "Mother" Majowski - Tactical analyst (quadriplegic, uses a wheelchair)
  • Warren Curzon - Police detective inspector

In other mediaEdit

  • Code: Blue appears in the 2006 Fantastic Four series episode "Strings". Here the NYPD, under the influence of the Puppet Master, sends in the unit to arrest the Fantastic Four in a warehouse they are hiding in. It is revealed that Mister Fantastic made all of the unit's weapons and armor, as a precaution in case of a supervillain attack when they were away.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Marvel Double Feature...Thunderstrike / Code Blue at the Grand Comics Database
  2. ^ DeFalco, Tom (w), Frenz, Ron (p), Sinnott, Joe, Frenz, Ron (i), Rockwitz, Mike (col), Heisler, Michael (let), Macchio, Ralph (ed). "Aftermath!" Thor 426: 15/6 (November 1990), New York, NY: Marvel Comics
  3. ^ Thor I #450 (August 1992) "When Gods Make War!"
  4. ^ She-Hulk Vol 2 #21 (October 2007)
  5. ^ Fear Itself: The Home Front #2 (May 2011)
  6. ^ Infinity Countdown: Dawkhawk (2018)

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