The Night Sift is a team comprised mainly of criminals
with superhuman or supernatural powers that was organized
by the masked vigilante known as the Shroud to assist
him in his activities. The team is primarily active in
the Los Angeles area and has several bases in the region,
most notably in the so-called Tower of Shadows.
The Shroud is actually a crime fighter who believes that
he will be more effective if both the general public and
the criminal underworld believe him to be a criminal himself.
Hence, the Shroud believes he can infiltrate criminal
operations and disrupt them more easily.
In pursuit of this, the Shroud organized the Night Shift
as his allies. Except for Jack Russell, the Werewolf,
the other members of the Night Shift are all criminals.
Of all the Shift members, only Russell knows that the
Shroud is actually a crime fighter. The Shroud leads the
Night Shift in combating other criminals and criminal
organizations. The members of the Shift benefit by sharing
in the wealth they steal from these criminals, that the
latter themselves had accumulated through illegal means.
Also, by keeping an eye on the other members of the Night
Shift, the Shroud can make certain that they do not victimize
The Night Shift aided Captain America in contending with
the Power Broker. When Shroud was absent, the Night Shift
battled the West Coast Avengers in an attempt to obtain
the release of their captured member, Digger.
Dansen Macabre is the deputy leader of the Night Shift.
First Appearance: (as a team) CAPTAIN AMERICA