Real Name: Karl Schroeder

Identity/Class: Human (German, World War II era)

Occupation: Boxer

Group Membership: Nazis

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Clancy, Combat Kelly

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Germany, 1940's

First Appearance: Combat Kelly and the Deadly Dozen#3 (October, 1972)

Powers/Abilities: Karl Schroeder was a powerful, ruthless boxer, unashamed to strike his opponents in their sorest point.

History: (Combat Kelly and the Deadly Dozen#3 (fb)) - In July, 1940, Karl Schroeder issued a boxing challenge to the United States military on behalf of the German service, and they sent Michael Kelly to face him. Schroeder met with Kelly and his trainer Clancy before the match, trying to make Kelly agree to throw the fight. When Kelly refused, Schroeder and his friends beat him up, hitting him repeatedly in the gut. Despite his injuries, Kelly was determined to face Schroeder in the ring.

During their match, Schroeder kept going for Kelly's gut, until Kelly decided to use this to his advantage. He left himself open so that Schroeder would go for him, then struck him in the face, making a KO and winning the match.

Comments: Created by Gary Friedrich, Dick Ayers and Mike Esposito.

by Prime Eternal

Karl Schroeder should not be confused with:

Images taken from:
Combat Kelly#3, page 18, panel 2
Combat Kelly#3, page 27, panel 2

Last updated: 06/21/05

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