Maria Hill
Status: Active
Rank:
sub-director (Level 9)

Specialties
: Field Operative, Administration

Personal Bio Data

Place of Birth-Chicago, Illinois
Marital Status: Unknown

 

Appearances

Astonishing X-Men: 13
Avengers/Invaders: 1
Black Panther (4): 26-27
Blade (3): 5, 9
Captain America (5): 22, 24
Civil War: 1-3, 5-7
Civil War Frontlines: 8
Civil War War Crimes: 1
The Eternals(4): 4
Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America: 1
Hulk (3): 1-5
Iron Man (4): 15, 18, 21-23, 25-27,29-32
Iron Man, Director of SHIELD Annual: 1
Invincible Iron Man: 1-6
Irredeemable Ant-Man: 3
King-Sized Hulk
Marvel Team-Up (2): 22
Mighty Avengers: 1,3, 12,18**
Moon Knight (5): 21
Ms Marvel (2): 13, 15
New Avengers: 4, 6-7,16-17,20-21,23,25,28,37
New Avengers Annual: 2
Punisher War Journal (2): 8
Secret Invasion: 1,3-5
Secret Invasion Saga
Secret Invasion: Who Do You Trust?
Secret War: 5
Silent War: 5, 6
Sub-Mariner: Revolution: 1,3,5
Wolverine (3): 57
World War Hulk: 3
X-Force (3): 2

**Life-Model-Decoy

Appearance Highlights

New Avengers #4
First appearance

Civil War #1
Confronts Captain America over the Super-Human Registration Act

New Avengers #25
Saves Iron Man's life and foils an attack on Avengers Tower


Cover Appearances
New Avengers: 25
Iron Man (5): 15

Non-Narrative Appearances
Civil War Files

Handbook of the Mighty Avengers
Secret War, From the Files of Nick Fury

Formerly a low-level field agent working in Mardipoor, Maria Hill had been courted almost a year in advance before finally being pushed ahead more then a few pay grades to be made director of SHIELD. In the wake of Nick Fury's 'secret war', Hill faced a tough trial by fire as she confronted right away the fallout of those events in NYC, including the discovery of a level-10 agent, Daisy Johnson, with a security clearance higher then her own. Hill's appointment to stewardship of SHIELD has been a secret from the general public for the most part; an LMD of Nick Fury still acting as public director. Hill however has cemented her command, transfering the Countessa out to the United Kingdom and sidelining the likes of Daisy Johnson, Jessica Drew, and Sharon Carter.

Soon thereafter Hill uncovered an illegal covert faction of SHIELD mining vibranium in the Savage Land. Her attack on the mining camp nearly wiped out the nascent 'new' Avengers, who were investigating the escape of super-villains from the Raft. Later Hill's distrust of the new Avengers grew following the House of M affair that depowered mutants around the world.

The rollout of the controversial Superhuman Registration Act positioned Hill against the likes of Captain America and others resisting government registration. Ironically she has found favor from one of the architects of SHIELD, Tony Stark. She earned Iron Man's respect when she ignored the president's orders to nuke an island the Avengers were on. On the other side of the law, Hill has not been shy to employ hard tactics to reign in those against registration. Hill ordered Captain America's arrest by a squad of SHIELD 'cape-killers' led by Dum Dum Dugan and later unsuccessfully tried to use Sharon Carter to trap Rogers. Hill used an LMD of Nick Fury to arrest Spider-Woman and sent the Thunderbolts to capture Spider-Man following his change of heart on registration.

Following a single-handed rescue of Iron Man and prevention of the destruction of Avengers Tower, Hill confessed to Stark that she regrets her job as director and believes he should take her place. In the aftermath of the superhuman 'civil war', Tony Stark took command of SHIELD and serves as director of SHIELD, replacing Hill and leaving her as a deputy director along with Dum Dum Dugan.

In the wake of her demotion, an invasion by the Skrulls strikes Earth and Hill finds her world turned upside down. Dugan is revealed to have been replaced with a Skrull and takes out SWORD in order to make way for the invasion fleet.

 

Notable Alternate appearance
New Avengers/Transformers: 1
Spider Girl (2): 9

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Last Updated 11/26/2008