- " In the absence of light, darkness prevails. There are things that go bump in the night. And we are the ones who bump back."
- — Agent Smith Regarding the Howling Commandos.
The Howling Commandos are a team of covert paranormal investigators that work for S.W.O.R.D. The group itself has been in around for several years, even out dating the more well known Avengers team that was also created by S.W.O.R.D. The main reason for this is because the Howling Commandos operate in, almost, complete secrecy, with many members of S.W.O.R.D not even knowing of their existence.
As opposed to the Avengers, who operate in the lime light and take on enhanced threats be them big or small. the Howling Commandos operate in the shadows and act as an infiltration and investigation unit that deals specifically with occult, paranormal and supernatural threats and phenomena. The team itself is comprised of indivisual people would deem monsters, either for their past deeds, their appearace or their abilties.
- Agent Kuroko Smith (Handler)
- Jack Russell "Werewolf by Night"
- Albert West "The Re-Animator"
- Abraham Sapien
Before the creation of S.W.O.R.D, the title of the Howling Commandos was orginally used by the unit Nick Fury was in before their destruction.