Formerly Howling Commandos PMC operative, H.A.M.M.E.R. agent, S.H.I.E.L.D.
division in Bonn, Germany (director), pilot, commando, Nazi agent
Place of Birth
Ilsa Koenig (sister)
Howling Commandos PMC, formerly H.A.M.M.E.R., S.H.I.E.L.D., Howling Commandos, Nazi Germany, Luftwaffe, Wehrmacht
Eric Koenig was a skilled pilot, able to fly anything from one-man
biplanes to passenger jets. He was trained as a Nazi, ranger, and
S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, granting him extraordinary talents in combat and
Eric Koenig and his friend Wilheim Hauser were members of the Nazi Youth Group. Then in 1935, when Hitler came to power, to two friends joined the Wehrmacht. However, in the 1939 invasion of Poland, Eric
began to doubt Hitler's leadership. Wilheim, on the other hand, was completely
devoted to Hitler and the two men began drifting apart. (To learn about the group above, just click on their highlighted name.)
Later, Eric joined the Luftwaffe in Nazi Germany, but was transferred
out of that service when he became an aide to Dr. Draus. During this time, Eric began to resent Dr. Draus due to the way the doctor treated him as a mere underling. At one point, while at an inn with Dr.
Draus, Nick Fury
was discovered and the began fighting with the German soldiers. The doctor ordered Koenig to protect him; however, Fury convinced Koenig to switch
sides and to work for people who would appreciate his talents. Therefore, Eric
turned on Dr. Draus and Koenig and Fury forced him to pilot a plane back to
England. Upon arrival, the two placed Dr. Draus into custody. It was then that Eric was
introduced to Sam Sawyer. As part of his defection to the Allies, Eric shared all of the intelligence he had with them about the Axis powers. (Click on the highlighted name above to learn about Nick Fury. Note: Beware of a low-cut outfit worn by one in the background of Nick Fury's bio page.)
Soon after, Eric was assigned to assist Nick Fury and others in rescuing some of the Howling Commandos
from Germany. Some people on their team didn't trust Eric. This led to even some fights; however, Koenig remained adamant about his decision to fight
for the Allies. When the team's cover seemed to had been blown, Eric
took them to his sister, Ilsa. She told the group that the Howling Commandos were going to be executed in Berlin by
Hitler himself. Therefore, the team worked together and managed to sneak in and save the Howlers--though Dino Manelli was badly injured. Ilsa helped them escape out of Germany, and they returned back to England. (Click on the highlighted team above to learn more about them.)
After their return, Sawyer named Koenig as Manelli's replacement on the Howling Commandos until Manelli recovered from his injuries. Even later, when Izzy Cohen became a prisoner of war, Koenig took his place on the team. However, when Cohen returned, Koenig was asked to stay on as offical member of the Howling Commandos. (Click on the highlighted name above to learn about the character.)
At one point, it seemed as if Koenig had defected back to join the Nazis; however, Koenig was actually working as an undercover spy. In the position, Eric was able to help the Howling Commandos on several occasions. Eventually, Eric was retrieved by
the Commandos, along with his girlfriend Coral Liebowitz and put on trial--where he was cleared of all charges.
After WWII, Koenig was one of the Howlers that joined Nick Fury in forming S.H.I.E.L.D. (To learn about S.H.I.E.L.D., just click on the highlighted name above.)
Much later, when S.H.I.E.L.D. was dismantled and replaced by Norman Osborn's H.A.M.M.E.R., Koenig remained on the team, despite the fact many of his former teammates (including Dum Dum Dugan and Gabe Jones) resigned and created the Howling Commandos Private Military Company (PMC). However, it was
later revealed that Koenig was once again working undercover as a spy for the the Howling
Commandos PMC and assisted them with multiple H.A.M.M.E.R. Hellicarriers raids. (Click the highlighted names above to learn about the character, teams, and/or vehicle.)
More recently, Eric and his Howling Commando teammates took part in
raiding a secret Hydra base. However, as the team was flying away in their Hellicarriers, several Hydra
Dreadnoughts appeared and shot down both of their ships. This left Eric and many of his team mates
parachuting down to the ground. Once landing though, they had to engage their enemies on
foot. Unfortunately, Koenig was shot during the fight and appears to have been killed in action. (To learn about the Hydra and/or their Dreadnaughts, just click on the highlighted name above.)
There is nothing there, but here is the Marvel.com bio link to Eric Koenig, marvel.com/universe/Koenig,_Eric.
Agent Koenig appears in the TV show, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.