Isadore 'Izzy' Cohen
Status: Retired
Rank: Private (World War II), Sergeant (Korean War)

Personal Bio Data

Place of Birth- Brooklyn, New York
Marital Status: Married

Known Relatives

Mother - Sara Cohen
Wife (name unknown)
Son (name unknown)
Son (name unknown)
Daughter (name unknown)
Uncle - Emile (in Holland)

"All I know's that I'm a Howler...every grease-covered inch 'a me!"

Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos Annual #3


Captain America (1): 273-274
Captain America (3): 20-21
Captain America Annual: 9
Captain America/Nick Fury: The Otherworld War
Captain Savage & his Leatherneck Raiders: 6

Dr. Strange (2): 51
The Incredible Hulk (2): 434
Marvel Comics Presents: 77-79
Marvel Two-In-One: 77
Nick Fury: Agent Of SHIELD (2): 3-5, 11, 44
Secret Warriors: 17
Sgt Fury & his Howling Commandos: Compete Run
Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos (2009)

Appearance Highlights
Sgt Fury and his Howling Commandos #1
First appearance

Sgt Fury and his Howling Commandos #49

Captured and taken as a POW

Sgt Fury and his Howling Commandos #54
Tries to escape from the POW camp, but is later recaptured

Captain Savage & his Leatherneck Raiders #6
Rescued from POW camp

Alternate Appearances

What If (1): 14

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Izzey Cohen is a requisite mechanic extraordinaire as a result of working with his father in the family mechanic's shop. Cohen was chosen to ensure that the Howlers would never get stranded behind enemy lines or on the battlefield as a result of not having adequate transport. Cohen is an expert on all vehicles and weapons. Such were the Howling Commandos feared by the Third Reich, a counter squad of elite fighters, the Blitzkrieg Squad was formed, and among their number, Ludwig, known as the finest mechanic in the Reich, earned a spot on Von Strucker's elite counter squad to the Howling Commandos as the opposite number to Izzey Cohen.

During his time with the Howlers, he was captured by the enemy and put into a labor camp in the Pacific. Surviving a brutal prison warden, Cohen attempted to stage a break out a number of times, eventually finding escape during a rescue attempt by Captain Savage and his newly inaugurated Leatherneck Raiders.

After the war, Cohen went back to Brooklyn and settled down with his wife where he ran his father's mechanic's shop. By the Vietnam war, the Cohens were proud parents of three children; two sons and one daughter. Eventually Cohen opened a string of car dealerships that he passed on to his sons. 

His Howler career did not stop with the end of World War II however. Cohen signed up for a tour of duty in the Army during the Korean war were he was promoted to the rank of sergeant. Later Cohen volunteered to reunite with the Howlers for a special mission in Vietnam.

Public reunions often proved dangerous for Cohen, getting shot at the 1972 reunion and later facing an LMD of Von Strucker a decade after. Always
ready to stand beside friend and commander, Nick Fury, Cohen served in an unofficial capacity with SHIELD while it recovered its lost agents from the Deltite Affair.

Izzey Cohen was among those who attended Fury's 'funeral' after the Punisher incident in 1995. Izzey was present at the 2010 Howling Commando reunion prior to Howling Commandos PMC's drive against Hydra with stolen helicarriers.


Last Updated 8/31/10