After the Secret Invasion, when S.H.I.E.L.D. was deemed "compromised" and dismantled, most of the agents were given the option to join the newly-formed H.A.M.M.E.R. organization. But not everybody accepted. They refused to serve under Norman Osborn, and so, they formed the Howling Commandos Private Military Company.
Though at first the Company tried to be selective in their clients, they soon realized what a rough business it is.
When Nick Fury made contact with the Howling Commandos, he offered to employ them full-time. Their first target would be the Dock, a H.A.M.M.E.R. Helicarrier facility. After the battle, which also included an assault from Hydra, most of the surviving H.A.M.M.E.R. agents defected to the Howling Commandos.
The team was later hired, along with Black Widow, to rescue journalist Uri Friedman kidnapped by a terrorist group in Somalia by his newspaper's insurance company. They successfully attacked the vehicle the terrorists were using to move Friedman and took down to enemy helicopters. They were successful in rescuing Friedman and getting him to safety.
- The Howling Commandos have a camp in Sudan, near a UN staging post.
- 8 members of Howling Commandos Private Military Company (Earth-616)
- 13 appearance(s) of Howling Commandos Private Military Company (Earth-616)
- 2 mention(s) of Howling Commandos Private Military Company (Earth-616)
- 1 image(s) of Howling Commandos Private Military Company (Earth-616)