Real Name: Aaron Heller
Occupation: Nazi hunter
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Anna Kapplebaum
Enemies: Klaus Mendelhaus, Nazis
Known Relatives: Marie Heller (daughter)
Base of Operations: Mobile
First Appearance: Captain America I#245 (May, 1980)
Powers/Abilities: Aaron Heller was an experienced tracer of persons and investigator, and was armed with a gun. However, he suffered from a heart condition in his latter days.
History: (Captain America I#245)- During World War II, Aaron Heller was placed in a Nazi concentration camp for being a Jew. Later in his life, he became a famous Nazi hunter, and would place a notch on his cane for each Nazi he brought to justice. Assisted by his daughter Marie, he determined that the final notch on his cane would be Dr. Klaus Mendelhaus, the Butcher of Diebenwald, as Heller's health was failing him.
After Anna Kapplebaum had a chance encounter with Mendelhaus, Heller asked for her help in testifying against Mendelhaus when he was tried for war crimes, and she agreed. When Aaron and Marie went to meet with Anna that evening, they found her apartment ransacked-- she had been captured by Neo-Nazis who were allied with Mendelhaus. The Hellers came to Anna's rescue, but when Aaron confronted a gun-wielding Neo-Nazi, he suffered a fatal heart attack. Marie completed her father's final mission by shooting Mendelhaus dead.
Comments: Created by Roger McKenzie, Carmine Infantino and Josef Rubinstein.
by Prime Eternal
Aaron Heller should not be confused with:
Marie Heller was the daughter of Aaron Heller, and assisted him in his mission against Nazi war criminals, as well as monitoring his health. After he suffered a fatal heart attack, she shot Dr. Klaus Mendelhaus dead in order to complete her father's last mission.
--Captain America I#245
Images taken from:
Captain America I#245, page 16, panel 2
Captain America I#245, page 30, panel 7
Last updated: 07/24/04
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