The Howling Commandos

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Name: The Howling Commandos
Occupation: elite strike force
Title/Rank: various
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Fandom: Marvel Comics, Marvel Cinematic Universe
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The Howling Commandos is the name for an elite strike force that appears in both the Marvel Comics and Marvel Cinematic Universes. The characters that make up the Commandos vary depending on the canon source.

Marvel Comics-verse

The first appearance of the Commandos was in 1963, as a World War II special unit led by Nick Fury. There have been multiple configurations of the group in different series, although Nick Fury and Dum Dum Dugan are often among the characters.

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Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.

Marvel Cinematic Universe

In the MCU, the Howling Commandos' comics origin story was combined with that of Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes in Captain America: The First Avenger. Here, Steve recruits men from among the soldiers that he rescues from imprisonment and torture by The Red Skull and Arnim Zola to form an elite strike force to combat Hydra. In addition to Captain Rogers and Sergeant Barnes, the men that make up the Commandos are:

Although these characters' roles are secondary, they are vividly written and well-portrayed in the film. That and the fact that the Commandos are a multiracial, multinational group has made them objects of fannish interest and has led to their inclusion in fan works, often as part of Steve/Bucky stories.

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