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Not much is known about Captain Conklin’s personal life, but she and Lieutenant Stone seem to share a close bond which makes her an avid supporter of his special task force, Code: Blue. She has only gone into battle twice with the group, and on her first outing she witnessed the death of her own husband while the rest of the team was dealing with an out of control Thermal Man. She then went on to discover that the head of her husband’s company, Jim Redfield of Redfield Industries, was the indirect cause of her husband’s death. Redfield Industries had found and rebuilt the Thermal Man android with the intention of selling it to the U.S. military. However, Redfield didn’t want to take a chance that they would refuse to buy, so he had the robot secretly reprogrammed to destroy his company so that he could collect on the insurance money. It was because of those orders that Paul Conklin was crushed under the weight of part of the collapsing building and died in his wife’s arms. Captain Conklin placed Redfield under arrest, but she was soon suspended for taking Code: Blue on an unauthorized mission, and the team was disbanded. Soon after, at the law firm of Krask and Krask during a deposition involving Lieutenant Stone, an electronic entity of the long-thought-dead Kronin Krask threatened everyone inside the building as well as the rest of New York. Captain Conklin ignored her suspension and led Code: Blue into battle. With the help of costumed vigilante, Daredevil and a group of individuals dubbed Code: Gray, Kronin Krask was promptly disposed of and Code: Blue was reinstated to active duty. After the funeral for her husband, Captain Conklin was unsure of her future with Code: Blue. She wasn’t sure if she wanted to go back to her job, or if she wanted to be more available to her children now that she was a single parent. Whichever path she chooses, Captain Shelly Conklin will remain a close friend to Lieutenant Stone, and it is a safe bet that she will always support the need to have Code: Blue patrolling the streets of New York.
First Appearance: Thor (1966) #426
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Marvel Double Feature...Thunderstrike/Code Blue (1994)
#426 Thunderstrike (1993)
- 'At Death Do We Part!'#450
- 'When Gods Make War!'
- 'The Hidden War!'#8
- 'Zero Hour'#11
- 'Battle Lines!'#23
- 'Dying Time!'#24
- 'The Storm And The Sacrifice!'
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