Real Name: Heinrich von Ronstadt

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

Occupation: Imperial German Army Air Service officer

Group Membership: Luftstreitkräfte

Affiliations: Captain Verner Carlson

Enemies: Rex Griffin, Phantom Eagle

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile aboard his dirgible, World War I era

First Appearance: Marvel Super-Heroes II#16 (September, 1968)

Powers/Abilities: General Heinrich von Ronstadt was the commander of an enormous dirgible capable of intercontinental flight. The dirgible contained a large crew compliment and squadrons of pilots, with a launching bay containing dozens of Fokkers. The general wielded a rifle, and his left hand had been replaced with a hook.

History: (Marvel Super-Heroes II#16) <1917, March> - General von Ronstadt was sent on a mission to the USA to use his dirgible to launch an attack on Wall Street, in the hopes of crippling the country's economy. While flying over Long Island, they were spotted by the Phantom Eagle, who sent word of their forces to the Air Corps. When the American planes appeared, von Ronstadt had Captain Carlson lead his planes into battle, but the Phantom Eagle managed to land atop the dirgible. General von Ronstadt confronted the Phantom Eagle with his men, but the Phantom Eagle outfought them, and kicked von Ronstadt off the side of the dirgible. Shortly afterward, the dirgible was destroyed by the Phantom Eagle's explosives.

Comments: Created by Gary Friedrich and Herb Trimpe.

Carlson's first name was revealed in Marvel Atlas#1.

by Prime Eternal

General Heinrich von Ronstadt should not be confused with:


Captain Carlson was the leader of the German squadrons stationed aboard General von Ronstadt's dirgible. He led his men into a dogfight with the US pilots who came to oppose them, and was shot down by the Phantom Eagle.

--Marvel Super-Heroes II#16

Images taken from:
Marvel Super-Heroes II#16, page 17 (numbered), panel 4
dirgible- Marvel Super-Heroes II#16, page 4 (numbered), panel 3
Carlson- Marvel Super-Heroes II#16, page 9 (numbered), panel 2

Marvel Super-Heroes II#16 (September, 1968) - Gary Friedrich (writer), Herb Trimpe (artist), Stan Lee (editor)

Last updated: 06/16/07

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