Percy Pinkerton is the British member of the Howling Commandos who fought alongside the Howling Commandos during World War Two. He was a trained commando who wielded a rifle and grenades in combat. His umbrella was also used as a weapon. He used it as a club, a fencing sword, a climbing tool, a parachute and as a protection from the sun. Curiously never depicted using it in a rain.
Dino Manelli was created by Stan Lee and Dick Ayers and Jack Kirby and first appeared in Sgt. Fury #8.
Major Story Arcs
Joining the Howlers
Percy had many missions with the Commandos. During one of these missions, Percy met up with his older brother, lieutenant Colonel Pinkerton. Percy then revealed that he came from an English family with a long tradition of service as officers to the Crown. Why Pinkerton never accepted a commission for working for the crown was mainly because of him living a "playboy" womanising life style during his initial military training that led him to be unable to catch up with his studies and resigning.
During one of his stints as a Howling Commando during World War Two, Percy and most of his teammates found a strange chemical named the Infinity Formula, which greatly slowed their aging. The team-members began using the formula on an annual basis to stay young and fit. So, although most the of the team-members would have grown older, the group still looked and fell as young as the day they first used the Infinity Formula. After the war, Percy and the Howling Commandos are being called back to service for the Korean War. Pinkerton had become a sergeant, as were all the other former private soldiers of the unit.
With S.H.I.E.L.D. and death
As with several other of the Howling Commandos, Pinkerton joined S.H.I.E.L.D. where he fought alongside them for a number of missions. He however retired not soon afterwards. It was later said that he had died in London after a long battle with cancer, with Dum Dum Dugan at his side. Pinkerton is remembered yearly on a reunion of the living remaining members of the Howling Commandos.
Years later, writer Stan Lee admitted that he had intended Percy Pinkerton to be gay. This may have been the reason of his 'extraverse' personality. It was however never acknowledged, so in the 616 main marvel universe, Percy remains fond of the girls.
Earth-1610: Ultimate Universe
Percy Pinkterton was one of the agent in S.H.I.E.L.D. (numbered as "number 12").
Percy Pinkerton appearance how one agent of the S.H.I.E.L.D. in Ultimate Spider-Man (2012).
Captain America: The First Avenger
Percy Pinkerton is featured in Captain America: The First Avenger.
- Percy Pinkerton also appears as a non-playable hero in the video game Marvel: Ultimate Alliance.
- Percy Pinkerton was a member in operation of destroy carnage and cameo agent in Ultimate Alliance 2.
- Percy Pinkerton appearance in Mobile game - Commandos.