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|First appearance||Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos vol. 1 #1|
|Created by||Jack Kirby, Stan Lee|
|Alter ego||Dino Manelli|
Fictional character biography
Before the war, Dino Manelli was a charismatic actor who was fluent in German and Italian. Manelli was a member of the original Howling Commandos and fought alongside the team during World War II. He was briefly replaced by Eric Koenig when he was sent on a special mission, which was helping to organize another team known as the Deadly Dozen.[volume & issue needed] He later returned to the Howlers but was briefly off-duty when he was wounded.[volume & issue needed] After the war, he continued acting and when he rejoins the Howlers for a one off assignment during the Vietnam War he has his own television show (as Dean Martin did at the time). He later assisted S.H.I.E.L.D. following the Deltite Affair.[volume & issue needed]
- Dino Manelli appears in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes episode "Meet Captain America." He is seen as a member of the Howling Commandos. His ghost appears to Captain America in Hel when Rogers is stranded there.
- In Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, the son of Dino Manelli makes a quick cameo. Dino Manelli Jr. (voiced by Dave Wittenberg) is rescued by the player's team in the Helicarrier and in his journal he speaks of his time joining S.H.I.E.L.D.. He later appears in the Omega Base level, where he requires the player's team to use an anti-aircraft gun in a helicopter so he can open a door. He also has a special conversation with Deadpool (who insults Dino for being stupid and asks for money in return of rescuing him).
- Sgt Fury Annual #3
- Dino Manelli at the Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe
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