Jonas Hale (Marvel)
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Jonas "Jonah" Hale was one of the top four Republic Oil and Natural Gas executives, apparently head of their research division. He remained with the company in a similar position as it became Roxxon Oil.
"Captain" Hale was in charge of the attempt to mine Vibranium from an Atlantic Ocean island. He masqueraded as a U.S. military Captain during the attempt, but when Iron Man and the Sub-Mariner intervened, he destroyed the island with explosives and escaped. A "Lieutenant" Grange, and someone known as Morgan were the only identified underlings of Hale's during this operation.
Hale ordered Michael Trudeau to disrupt Stark International's investigation of the Star Well I Allentown disaster. When Iron Man found Star Well I anyway, Hale ordered its destruction, but Iron Man disabled the destruct device.
Hale twice encountered Tony Stark at a Dallas, Texas engineering convention, first pulling CTE's Augustine Cross away from Stark (and slapping a Roxxon: Your Energy Friend" button on Tony while doing so), and then the following night telling Stark that he wasn't at all sorry to hear that Iron Man had recently been embarassed (in a fight with the Raiders).
Hale led the development of a new Sunturion project, which both resurrected Sunturion and led to the creation of a new Sunturion, code-named Stratosfire. After Hale ordered the death of one of Stratosfire's friends, she became unbalanced, and Hale was ultimately forced to destroy her using a remote control "Zed device."
When Tony Stark was crippled in a shooting, Hale attempted to take advantage of this by hiring the Fixer to destroy a Sonic Scanner that Stark had developed for locating oil deposits. The Fixer destroyed two-thirds of the project but failed to destroy the last third.
Hale headed up Roxxon's development of Nuform, an artifical vibranium. Though fully aware that no permanent solution existed to the product's destabilization, Hale chose to pursue marketing of it, trusting Roxxon to develop a final solution in the future.
Hale contributed Roxxon money and technology to the Sphinx's project to attempt to duplicate/steal the powers of young super-humans. Though the Sphinx was ultimately defeated by Spider-Man and the New Warriors, Roxxon presumably gathered very valuable genetic enhancement technology/knowledge during the process.
First Appearance: Iron Man (1968) #120
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All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2006)
#9 Die Spinne (1980)
- 'Puppet Master to Shamrock'
#219 Die Spinne Comic-Taschenbuch (1979)
- 'Alles Gute Kommt von Oben'#220
- 'Der Stachel des Lebens'
#57 Iron Man (1968)
- 'Mit Dem Kopf durch die Wand!'
Annual 09 Iron Man: The Iron Age (1998)
- 'The Old Man and the Sea Prince!'#121
- 'A Ruse By Any Other Name...'#143
- 'Meter On the Sun!'#145
- 'Raider's Rampage!'#244
- 'Yesterday... And Tomorrow'
#1 The Amazing Spider-Man (1963)
Annual 25 The New Warriors (1990)
- 'The Vibranium Vendetta Part 1: The Spider and the Ghost'Annual 26
- 'The Hero Killers, Part One: Fortune and Steel'
Annual 02 The Spectacular Spider-Man (1976)
- 'Questions of Power The Hero Killers Part 4'
Web of Spider-Man (1985)
Roxxon Corporation (Marvel)
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