Real Name: Max Sweikert

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

Occupation: Surgeon, sadist

Group Membership: Nazis

Affiliations: Karl, Dr. Lola Steimle

Enemies: Deadly Dozen

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: A medical facility/fortress in Germany

First Appearance: Combat Kelly and the Deadly Dozen#8 (August, 1973)

Powers/Abilities: Dr. Sweikert was a sadistic doctor who would perform life-threatening operations on prisoners in his quest for knowledge.

History: (Combat Kelly and his Deadly Dozen#8) - Dr. Sweikert performed horrific surgery upon a Jewish patient while waiting for the arrival of Dr. Lola Steimle, who had been sent to observe his operations. Dr. Sweikert's operations came to the attention of the Allies, who sent the Deadly Dozen to stop him, intercepting Dr. Lola Steimle as she was on her way. Laurie Livingston disguised herself as Steimle and entered Sweikert's facility, but Sweikert's guards captured her superior, Combat Kelly, and Sweikert knew what the real Steimle looked like from his files, and so recognized Livingston as an imposter.

(Combat Kelly and his Deadly Dozen#9) - Sweikert decided to use Kelly and Livingston as subjects for his operations, and that he would operate on Livingston first, intending to sever her Achilles tendon and replace it with steel wire. By the time Sweikert had finished severing her Achilles tendon, Kelly had set himself free, and killed Sweikert's guards. When he faced Sweikert, Sweikert claimed that only he could save Livingston, hoping that Kelly would spare him. Sweikert went for a knife to stab Kelly, but Kelly was too fast for him, and shot Dr. Sweikert dead.

Comments: Created by Gary Friedrich and Dick Ayers.

Sweikert's first name was revealed in Marvel Atlas#1

by Prime Eternal

Dr. Sweikert should not be confused with:


Dr. Lola Steimle was sent to assist Dr. Sweikert in his operations and determine if his methods were effective, but on her way to the facility, her car was attacked by the Deadly Dozen, and she was taken prisoner. Laurie Livingston disguised herself as Lola in order to infiltrate the facility, but Dr. Sweikert had photos of Dr. Steimle in his files, and saw through her immediately.

--Combat Kelly and his Deadly Dozen#8





Karl was Dr. Sweikert's assistant in surgery, and assisted him in operating on Laurie Livingston. He was not present when Kelly killed Sweikert's guards.

--Combat Kelly and his Deadly Dozen#9

Images taken from:
Combat Kelly#9, page 12, panel 4
Steimle- Combat Kelly#8, page 18, panel 2
Karl- Combat Kelly#9, page 5, panel 5

Combat Kelly and his Deadly Dozen#9 (October, 1973) - Gary Friedrich (writer), Dick Ayers (pencils), Vince Colletta (inks), Roy Thomas (editor)

Last updated: 08/26/05

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