WOLFGANG BRENNER

Real Name: Wolfgang Brenner

Identity/Class: Human (World War 2-Era)

Occupation: Servant of the Red Skull, former soldier

Group Membership: A.I.M.

Affiliations: Horst, Red Skull

Enemies: Captain America

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Skullhouse
formerly, Berlin, Germany, 1940's

First Appearance: Tales of Suspense I#79 (July, 1966)

Powers/Abilities: Wolfgang was a useful follower, and carried a pistol.

History: (Captain America Annual#13 (fb) ) - Wolfgang was one of the German soldiers assigned to guard the Red Skull's bunker as it was invaded by Captain America, the Spirit of '76, the Patriot and the Red Guardian. The bunker was ultimately bombed by the British, and Wolfgang was buried alive alongside the Red Skull and his fellow soldier Horst.

(Tales of Suspense I#79 (fb) ) - Kept alive for decades by the experimental gas of Arnim Zola which the Red Skull had possessed, Wolfgang was finally revived along with Horst and the Red Skull by A.I.M., after they excavated the bunker. Wolfgang joined his allies in swearing allegiance to A.I.M.

(Tales of Suspense I#79) - Wolfgang and Horst met with the Red Skull after some of their operatives wielding hypno-helmets made an attempt on the life of Captain America.

(Tales of Suspense I#80) - Wolfgang observed as the Red Skull revealed how he had made a deal with the Keeper of the Cosmic Cube to bring it to him. When Wolfgang inquired how the Red Skull had managed to make the Keeper betray A.I.M., the Red Skull replied that he placed a neuro brain-tap device on the Keeper's hand when he shook hands with him-- and placed a similiar device on Wolfgang to demonstrate. Now that Wolfgang was completely within his thrall, the Red Skull had him shoot himself in the head the moment he left the room and shut the door. The Red Skull did this so that he would not have to share his triumph with anyone else.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Frank Giacoia.

In the adaptation of this story for the 1960's Captain America animated series, the Red Skull "closed" Wolfgang's mind, rather than having him shoot himself.

Wolfgang's last name was revealed in Marvel Atlas#1.

by Prime Eternal

CLARIFICATIONS:
Wolfgang should not be confused with:


Images taken from:
Tales of Suspense I#80, page 3, panel 4


Tales of Suspense I#79 (July, 1966) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby (writer/pencils), Frank Giacoia (inks)
Tales of Suspense I#80 (August, 1966) - Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby (pencils), Don Heck (inks)
Captain America Annual#13 (1994) - Roy Thomas (writer), Arvell Jones (pencils), David & Dan Day (inks), Mike Rockwitz (editor)

Last updated: 07/24/04

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