Maria Hill
Status: Active
sub-director (Level 9)

: Field Operative, Administration

Personal Bio Data

Place of Birth-Chicago, Illinois



Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. #5,7,9-10
Astonishing X-Men #13
Avengers/Invaders #1
Black Panther (4) #26-27
Black Widow (5) #3-6, 12, 14-15, 17
Blade (3) #5, 9
Captain America (5) #22, 24
Civil War #1-3, 5-7
Civil War II #0-8
Civil War Frontlines #8
Civil War War Crimes #1
The Eternals(4) #4
Fear Itself #3
Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America #1
Howling Commandos of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1-2, 4-6
Hulk (3) #1-5
Iron Man (4) #15, 18, 21-23, 25-27,29-32
Iron Man, Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. Annual #1
Invincible Iron Man: 1-current issue
Irredeemable Ant-Man #3
Marvel Team-Up (2) #22
Mighty Avengers #1,3, 12,18**
Moon Knight (5) #21
Ms Marvel (2) #13, 15
New Avengers #4, 6-7,16-17,20-21,23,25,28,37
New Avengers Annual #2
Punisher War Journal (2) #8
Sam Wilson: Captain America #1-2, 7-9,12
Secret Avengers (2) #1, 3-10, 13-15
Secret Invasion #1,3-5
Secret Invasion Saga
Secret Invasion: Who Do You Trust?
Secret War #5
Silent War #5, 6
Sub-Mariner: Revolution #1,3,5
Wolverine (3) #57
World War Hulk #3
X-Force (3) #2


Appearance Highlights

New Avengers #4
First appearance

Civil War #1
Confronts Captain America over the Super-Human Registration Act

New Avengers #25
Saves Iron Man's life and foils an attack on Avengers Tower.

Invincible Iron-Man #11-17
Undertakes a mission for Tony Stark after the breakup of S.H.I.E.L.D. and fights the Controller.

Formerly a low-level field agent working in Mardipoor, Maria Hill had been courted almost a year in advance before finally being pushed ahead more then a few pay grades to be made director of S.H.I.E.L.D. In the wake of Nick Fury's 'secret war', Hill faced a tough trial by fire as she confronted right away the fallout of those events in NYC, including the discovery of a level-10 agent, Daisy Johnson, with a security clearance higher then her own. Hill's appointment to stewardship of S.H.I.E.L.D. was a secret from the general public for a time; an LMD of Nick Fury still acting as public director. Hill eventually cemented her command, transferring the Contessa out to the United Kingdom and sidelining the likes of Daisy Johnson, Jessica Drew, and Sharon Carter.

Soon thereafter Hill uncovered an illegal covert faction of S.H.I.E.L.D. mining vibranium in the Savage Land. Her attack on the mining camp nearly wiped out the nascent 'new' Avengers, who were investigating the escape of super-villains from the Raft. Later Hill's distrust of the new Avengers grew following the House of M affair that depowered mutants around the world.

The rollout of the controversial Superhuman Registration Act positioned Hill against the likes of Captain America and others resisting government registration. Ironically she has found favor from one of the architects of S.H.I.E.L.D., Tony Stark. She earned Iron Man's respect when she ignored the president's orders to nuke an island the Avengers were on. On the other side of the law, Hill has not been shy to employ hard tactics to reign in those against registration. Hill ordered Captain America's arrest by a squad of S.H.I.E.L.D. 'cape-killers' led by Dum Dum Dugan and later unsuccessfully tried to use Sharon Carter to trap Rogers. Hill used an LMD of Nick Fury to arrest Spider-Woman and sent the Thunderbolts to capture Spider-Man following his change of heart on registration.

Following a single-handed rescue of Iron Man and prevention of the destruction of Avengers Tower, Hill confessed to Stark that she regrets her job as director and believes he should take her place. In the aftermath of the superhuman 'civil war', Tony Stark took command of S.H.I.E.L.D. and serves as director of S.H.I.E.L.D., replacing Hill and leaving her as a deputy director along with Dum Dum Dugan.

In the wake of her demotion, an invasion by the Skrulls strikes Earth and Hill finds her world turned upside down. Dugan is revealed to have been replaced with a Skrull and takes out SWORD in order to make way for the invasion fleet. S.H.I.E.L.D. is disbanded after the defeat of the Skrulls and HAMMER is created in its place, leaving Hill no where to go. Tony Stark, now a wanted man goes on the run but gives Hill a special mission that brings her to the Futurepharm where she tangles with the Controller. The encounter leaves her unstable, but nonetheless she teams up with Black Widow and arrange to meet with Captain America to hand over the Stark hardware.

Notable Alternate appearance
New Avengers/Transformers: 1
Spider Girl (2): 9

Cover Appearances
New Avengers: 25
Iron Man (5): 15

Non-Narrative Appearances
Civil War Files

Handbook of the Mighty Avengers
Secret War, From the Files of Nick Fury

Cobie Smulders plays Maria Hill in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in contrast to her comic book counterpart, as a trusted agent to Nick Fury. She is one of the few MCU characters to appear in both the big-screen movies and the MCU television series, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.


  • The Avengers
  • Captain America: Winter Soldier
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. -
    • Pilot
    • Nothing Personal
    • The Dirty Half Dozen


Last Updated 09/23/2017