Real Name: Colonel Eisen
II era human, technology user;
Occupation: Colonel, Commander in the Warsaw Ghetto
Group Membership: German Army (WWII), Nazis
Enemies: Golem/Jacob Goldstein, the Invaders (Captain America/Steve Rogers, Bucky/James Buchanan Barnes, Human Torch/Jim Hammond, Namor the Sub-Mariner, Spitfire, Toro),
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Warsaw, Poland
First Appearance: Invaders I#13 (February, 1977)
Powers/Abilities: None. Eisen had the strength and the training of a soldier of the WWII German Army. He had a luger (a handgun) and often used a riding-whip.
(Invaders I#13) - The cruel Colonel Eisen was the commander of the German
Forces that occupied the Warsaw Ghetto. Under his command, Warsaw became a
horrible place for the Jews. Eisen wished to transform the Ghetto into a land of
tombstones but superior orders did not allowed him to do this.
He made his home in an ancient medieval castle just near the wall that divided the Ghetto from the rest of the town.
(Invaders I#13 (fb) - BTS) - The inhuman treatments
perpetrated on the Warsaw Jew people by Eisen and his soldiers exasperated a Jewish
who tried to murder the Colonel using a bomb. The bomb only wounded Eisen, scarring
the right half of his face. Eisen wore an iron mask that hid the
mutilated part of the face.
His cruelty and his iron mask led the people to nickname him "the Face" and this nickname became well-known also outside Warsaw, reaching Captain America's ears.
Eisen received the order from Berlin to store a decanter of heavy water in his warehouse. Someone stole the bottle and Eisen fell into bad light to Hitler's eyes.
(Invaders I#12) - The Invaders went to Warsaw to rescue Jacob Goldstein. The German forces attacked them in the Ghetto and, by threatening to kill Jacob Goldsteind and other hostages, obtained the surrender by the Invaders. The soldiers gassed and captured the Invaders and transported them to the Eisen's fortress.
(Invaders I#13) - Eisen's warders managed to restrain the Invaders by reducing or neutralizing their powers. That night, Eisen confessed to the Invaders that he had orders to bring them all to the Fuhrer in Berlin so he could not kill them, but he could still torture them. Eisen was happy to be the man to give Captain America's shield to the Fuhrer, so he could become one of the Reich's favorites. When Spitfire asked to Eisen if he was afraid of the women, the Colonel was ready to hit her with his riding-whip. Captain America distracted him and he was whipped instead, but also managed to double-kick the Colonel, although he was chained to the wall. Nordo, the chief-torturer, clubbed Captain America from behind and Eisen stopped him, wanting the Invaders alive and anxious to have the shield examined.
After some exams on the shield, a scientist had to admit that
he could not understand what metal the shield was made of. Eisen was menacing
him when the wall crumbled and the Golem
broke into the castle. Eisen grabbed the shield and shot at the monster. The Golem
noticed the shield and let the Colonel go away, preferring to find and free the
Eisen saw the Invaders decimate his men, so he decided to flee with the shield. But the Golem reached him. Eisen begged for his life, promising money and power to the speechless giant. The Golem slapped Colonel Eisen once , pushing him off a window to his death.
Comments: Created by by Roy Thomas, Frank Robbins and Frank Springer.
The Face has no known connections to
Nordo has no known connections to
Nordo was a normal human, with a muscular mass greater than a normal man and the regular training of a soldier. He used a cudgel.
Nordo was one of Eisen's men, in service at his castle. He was
one of the men who built the special cages to hold the Invaders neutralizing their
They built a cage of steel and glass full of water where Toro and the Human Torch were submerged and tied.
They imprisoned Namor in a block of cement, permanently heated and dried by infrared lamps, in order to keep his strength very low.
Spitfire was tied to a wooden table.
Captain America and Bucky were only chained to the wall by the wrists.
Eisen was very happy about their "genius".
When Captain America was whipped by Eisen he kicked the Colonel because his legs were free. Nordo intervened and Captain America managed to kick Nordo and a soldier, while Bucky held a soldier with his legs. Tangling, Captain America's chains were yielding, but Nordo succeeded in clubbing him from behind, stopping their attempt of escape.
After this tangle, Captain America was chained around the abdomen and his legs were tied.
Some hours after, the Golem went to free the Invaders. He smashed the roof and landed on Nordo's head.
Invaders I#13, p2, pan4 (Eisen)
Invaders I#13, p2, pan5 (Eisen, head shot)
Invaders I#13, p6, pan2 (Nordo)
Other appearances: None
Last updated: 04/05/06
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