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J. Edgar Hoover, was the first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States of America. Hoover has been credited with building the FBI into a one of the world top crime-fighting agencies.


Hoover congratulated Dale Sturm one of his top FBI agents when he tracked down and arrested Red Corker.[1]

World War II

When a Nazi U-Boat learned of a troop ship leaving New York Harbor they sank the vessel. The FBI suspected they had a Nazi spy in their midst and wonder how the spy is able to smuggle information out of a secured office. Hoover called the Angel to assist in ferreting out the spy. He does and Hoover thanked him for his assistance.[2]

Hoover called in the Human Torch and Toro to assist in the investigation of Colonel Carson's disappearance, which the FBI suspects was likely the work of Nazi spies.[3]

In 1944 at FBI headquarters, the All-Winners Squad were abriefed about an operation to steal one of America's atomic bombs. Hoover sent the heroes race to Nevada to protect the bomb[4]

Cold War

In 1958, the Agents of Atlas rushed to save Kit Sekum, but the Air Force didn't get the message in time and the plane was destroyed. J. Edgar Hoover took a personal interest in the case, sending the two canisters with Captain America and Bucky in them back to the archives and confiscating the red triangles. When Agent Jimmy Woo asked if Hoover trusts them, Hoover decided that their team has outlived its usefulness. Department Zero is no more.[5]


Hoover remained director until his death in 1972.

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