List of government agencies in comics

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The following is a list of fictional government agencies that have appeared in the mythical universes of various comic books.


Name Publication of first appearance Publisher
Agency, The Vigilante #36 (December 1986) DC Comics
Aladdin Rune #1 (January 1994) Malibu Comics (Ultraverse)
Aladdin Assault Squad Break-Thru #1 (December 1993) Malibu Comics (Ultraverse)
A.P.E.S. (All-Purpose Enforcement Squad) Young Justice #1 (September 1998) DC Comics
Argent Secret Origins vol. 2 #14 (May 1987) DC Comics
A.S.A. (American Security Agency) Batman and the Outsiders Annual #1 (1984) DC Comics
A.R.M.O.R. (Altered-Reality Monitoring and Operational Response) Marvel Zombies 3 #1 (December 2008) Marvel Comics


Name Publication of first appearance Publisher
B.A.A. (Bureau of Amplified Animals) Green Lantern vol. 3 #30 (October 1992) DC Comics
Black Air Excalibur #86 (February 1995) Marvel Comics
B.P.R.D. (Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense) Hellboy: Seed of Destruction (1993) Dark Horse Comics


Name Publication of first appearance Publisher
CBI (Central Bureau of Intelligence) Teen Titans vol. 2 Annual #3 (1987) DC Comics
C.E.M.A. (Cosmic Emergency Management Agency) Green Lantern vol. 3 #166 (August 2003) DC Comics
CISO (Canadian International Security Organization) Captain Canuck #1 (July 1976) Comely Comix
Checkmate Checkmate #1 (April 1988) DC Comics
Checkmate! (ШaХ И МаТ!) Checkmate #32 (December 1990) DC Comics
Civil Defense Administration Stormwatch: Team Achilles (2003) WildStorm Productions
Commission on Superhuman Activities Captain America #331 (July 1987) Marvel Comics


Name Publication of first appearance Publisher
D.E.O. (Department of Extranormal Operations) Batman #550 (January 1998) DC Comics
Department H Uncanny X-Men #140 (December 1980) Marvel Comics
Department K Marvel Comics Presents #72 (March 1991) Marvel Comics
Department PSI (Department for Paranormal Science Investigations) Wildcore Preview #1 (October 1997) WildStorm Productions
D.M.A. (Department of Metahuman Affairs) Wonder Woman vol. 3 #2 (October 2006) DC Comics
D.U.C.K. (Department of Unknown and Covert Knowledge) Plasmer #1 (November 1993) Marvel UK


Name Publication of first appearance Publisher
E.A.G.L.E. (Extranormal Activities Garrison for Law Enforcement) Kurt Busiek's Astro City #6 (February 1997) WildStorm Productions
Euromind Europa #0 (1996) Marvel Italia
F.D.A.A. (Federal Disaster Assistance Administration) The American Way #1 (April 2006) WildStorm Productions
F.I.6 Excalibur #49 (April 1992) Marvel Comics
Finger, Eye, and Ear V for Vendetta #1 (September 1988) DC Comics


Name Publication of first appearance Publisher
G.O.O.D. (Global Organization of Organized Defense) Richard Dragon: Kung Fu Fighter #1 (April/May 1975) DC Comics
H.A.M.M.E.R. Secret Invasion #8 (January 2009) Marvel Comics
H.A.T.E. (Highest Anti-Terrorism Effort) Nextwave: Agents of H.A.T.E. #1 (March 2006) Marvel Comics
Hayoth Suicide Squad #45 (September 1990) DC Comics
I.O. (IO, I/O, International Operations) Wildcats #1 (August 1992) WildStorm Productions
Knightwatch Superman/Batman #5 (February 2004) DC Comics
Lodge, The Firearm #0 (November 1993) Malibu Comics (Ultraverse)
MI: 13 New Excalibur #1 (January 2006) Marvel Comics


Name Publication of first appearance Publisher
O*N*E* (Office of National Emergency) House of M: The Day After (January 2006) Marvel Comics
Project Atom Captain Atom vol. 3 #1 (1983) DC Comics
Project Cadmus Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #135 (January 1971) DC Comics
Project M Young All-Stars #12 (May 1988) DC Comics
Project Peacemaker DCU Heroes Secret Files and Origins #1 (February 1999) DC Comics


Name Publication of first appearance Publisher
Quorum, The Guy Gardner #16 (January 1994) DC Comics
R.C.X. (Resources Control Executive) Captain Britain vol. 2 #1 (January 1985) Panini Comics
Red Shadows Suicide Squad #40 (April 1990) DC Comics
RONOL (Research on the Nature of Light) The Ray #1 (February 1992) DC Comics


Name Publication of first appearance Publisher
S.H.A.D.E. (Super Human Advanced Defense Executive) Seven Soldiers: Frankenstein! #3 (January 2006) DC Comics
S.H.I.E.L.D. (Supreme Headquarters International Espionage Law-Enforcement Division or Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage and Logistics Directorate) Strange Tales #135 (August 1965) Marvel Comics
S.T.A.R.S. (Superhuman Tactical Activities Response Squad) Maximum Security #1 (November 2000) Marvel Comics
S.T.O.R.M. Planetary #11 (September 2000) WildStorm Productions
Stormwatch Stormwatch #1 (March 1993) WildStorm Productions
S.T.R.I.K.E. (Special Tactical Response for International Key Emergencies) Captain Britain Weekly #17 (February 1977) Marvel UK
Suicide Squad (Task Force X) The Brave and the Bold #25 (August 1959) DC Comics
Superhuman Restraint Unit Civil War #1 (May 2006) Marvel Comics
S.W.O.R.D. (Sentient World Observation and Response Department) Astonishing X-Men vol. 3 #6 (December 2004) Marvel Comics


Name Publication of first appearance Publisher
Task Force Delta Chase #1 (February 1998) DC Comics
T.H.U.N.D.E.R. (The Higher United Nations Defense Enforcement Reserves) T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #1 (November 1965) Tower Comics/DC Comics
U.N.D.E.R.S.E.A. (United Nations Department of Experiment and Research Systems Established at Atlantis) U.N.D.E.R.S.E.A. Agent #1 (January 1966) Tower Comics
Université Notre Dame des Ombres (Our Lady of the Shadows University) Action Comics Weekly #636 (January 1989) DC Comics
Weapon X Project Marvel Comics Presents #72 (March 1991) Marvel Comics
W.H.O. (Weird Happenings Organization) Excalibur #9 (June 1989) Marvel UK

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