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"Terrible Tom" Garrett was a mob leader who was active during the 1940s. By 1945, Garrett and his gang were pursued by Captain America and Bucky. When the two heroes found Garrett's hideout, they were occupied with fighting Garrett's gang. Garrett himself was able to escape the scene in a stolen car. When the car ran out of gas outside of town and Tom found himself caught in a rain storm, he sought refuge in a nearby home. Inside he was greeted by the evil sorcerer Terdu who offered Tom the means to destroy Captain America once and for all.

Terdu then used his magic cauldron to summon Captain Kidd, Jack the Ripper, Jess & Frank James, Bludebear and Jip-the-Blood to the present. Leading this group of Masters of Evil, Tom started a crime spree in order to lure Captain America out into the open. When Cap and Bucky appeared to stop a bank robbery, they were easily captured by the Masters and brought back to Terdu's home. There Terdu demanded that they fight to the finish. During the course of the battle Terdu returned his minions when they failed to stop Cap, and Terdu stumbled into his own cauldron, apparently dying. With his gang defeated, Tom then surrendered to Captain America.

His subsequent fate is unknown.

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Tom was armed with a pistol.

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