Commission on Superhuman Activities

The Commission on Superhuman Activities (also known as the Commission on Superhuman Affairs or CSA for short) is a fictional government group from the Marvel Universe.

Publication history

The Commission first appeared in Captain America #331 (July 1987), and was created by Mark Gruenwald and Paul Neary.

The Commission received an entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89 #2.

Fictional organization history

The organization was created by the President of the United States of America. It's a very special appointed task force, which has been requested to supervise the American citizens possessing superhuman powers and coordinate government projects aimed at creating government controlled superhumans. They have an office set in Washington, DC. A number of members of the Commission when created were involved with various government projects regarding superhumans: Project Wideawake, former and current Avengers liaisons, Freedom Force liaison and super soldier projects.

The organization is best known for its failed attempt to train John Walker into becoming the new Captain America.

The team, Freedom Force, was the primary operational unit until injures depleted the team. X-Factor was formed from various X-Men related mutants to replace Freedom Force.

Recently, the organization has started to appear again in the pages of the Thunderbolts. It has been revealed to be responsible for Conrad Josten to become Smuggler and for Josten to get attached to the Darkforce dimension. The Commission also recently set up the Thunderbolts into fighting the New Avengers, as they didn't trust the group at first. But now, the Commission has once again joined forces with both the Thunderbolts and the Avengers in the hopes of rounding up all the villains that escaped during a mass breakout from the maximum-security prison The Raft.

Members of the Commission

Commissioner 1st Appearance Joined (1st
as Commissioner)
Valerie Cooper Uncanny X-Men #176 (Dec 1983) Captain America #331 (July 1987) liaison, Freedom Force & X-Factor; 2nd Chair
Henry Peter Gyrich Avengers Vol. 1 #165 (February 1978) Captain America #331 (July 1987) former Liaison, Avenger; Project Wideawake; 3rd chair; Current Secretary of Super Human Forces
General Lewis Haywerth Daredevil #232 Captain America #331 (July 1987) commanding officer for Nuke and GI Max; directed the transformation of John Walker from Captain America to USAgent
George Mathers Captain America #331 Captain America #331
Douglas Rockwell Captain America #331 Captain America #331 original chair; agent of the Red Skull (Johann Schmidt), killed by Red Skull’s Dust of Death when their plans began to fall apart
Adrain Sammish Captain America #331 Captain America #331 coordinator of field activities for Captain America (Walker) and Bucky (Hoskins)
Orville Sanderson Captain America #331 Captain America #331
Raymond Sikorsky Avengers #235 Captain America #331 liason, Avengers
General Brandon Halstan Captain America #332 Captain America #332
Martin Farrow Captain America #347 Captain America #347
Wesley Werner Captain America #347 Captain America #347
General Yancy Standish Nomad vol. 2 #1 Nomad vol. 2 #1
Agent Alexis Hafner Cable & Deadpool #30 Cable & Deadpool #30
Anne Marie Hoag
Dallas Riordan Thunderbolts vol. 1 #1 (1997) former New York City Liaison with Thunderbolts
Mr. Yates
Baron Helmut Zemo former member
Jack Kubrick X-51 #1 X-51 #1 former member

Other employees

  • Bill Watts - delivery man
  • Mike Clemson - also a member of the Conclave
  • Barney Fiddler
  • Roberto Fields - field agent, wore armored battlesuit against Juston Seyfert's Sentinel
  • Lou Goode
  • MacKenzie Hallows
  • Dr. Carter Napier - empowered Spider-Woman (Julia Carpenter) and Deathweb, killed by Deathweb
  • Brian Rinehart - secretly a mutant, investigated Juston Seyfert’s Sentinel and led group of armored agents against it. He sacrificed himself to incapacitate the Sentinel
  • Andrea Sterman - paranormal psychologist, investigated Roxxon’s use of Windshear’s power to murder Bobbie Haggert and was later forced to observe and record exploits of V Battalion
  • Denver Walsh - field agent, took charge of investigation of Juston Seyfert's Sentinel after Brian Rinehart's death
  • Miles Warton (Warbeck) - also a member of the V Battalion, was the liaison to the Redeemers, previously served in New York mayor’s office as Miles Warbeck

Superhumans the Commission has hired

Other intelligence agencies


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