Nikita Khrushchev (Russian: Никита Хрущев) was the leader of the Communist party and as such leader of the Soviet Union.
When Doctor Doom caused chaos in the electrical and electronic devices in the US, many Russians were glad, but Comrade K was worried - as Doom was not their ally, he feared Doom may attack the Russian technology next.
Soon afterward, the Sub-Mariner, having recovered control over the undersea kingdom of Atlantis, proclaimed the oceans as his Empire, forbidding any human to travel through or over it, and sent this message to the United Nations. Khrushchev, as delegate and representative of his country, disregarded this threat as a mere lie from capitalist powers while pounding his table with a shoe. The final decision was to confront the Sub-Mariner, leading to a short-lived war against him.
He sent agents of the Soviet Union to the US on several occasions, where they clashed with American superheroes. His first known action was sending KGB agents to the US to steal a formula against radiation poisoning, which was prevented by Ant-Man. He also sent Anton Vanko to defeat Iron Man, and later sent The Black Widow and Boris Turgenov to assassinate Vanko.
Powers and Abilities
- As Earth-616 has a sliding time scale, Khrushchev's appearances should be considered topical for the time in which he appeared.
- 10 appearance(s) of Nikita Khrushchev (Earth-616)
- 5 minor appearance(s) of Nikita Khrushchev (Earth-616)
- 3 mention(s) of Nikita Khrushchev (Earth-616)
- 2 image(s) of Nikita Khrushchev (Earth-616)
Links and References
List of Appearances:
- Tales to Astonish #35: Sends communist agents to capture the formula against radiation poisoning.
- Tales of Suspense #41 - Seen viewing Dr. Strange's ransom speech.
- Fantastic Four Annual #1 - Present at the General Assembly of the United Nations to hear Mister Fantastic present the Sub-Mariner's demands.
- Tales of Suspense #46 - Sent The Crimson Dynamo to the US to conduct acts of sabotage against Stark Industries and to defeat Iron Man.
- Tales of Suspense #52 - Sent the Black Widow and Boris Turgenov to the United States to assassinate Professor Anton Vanko and Anthony Stark.
- Tales of Suspense #53 - Ordered the Black Widow to steal Tony Stark's experimental Anti-Gravity device.
- Tales of Suspense #64 (Flashback) - Had the Black Widow outfitted with her Widow's Bite and new costume.