Real Name: Fritz Klein-Schmidt
Identity/Class: Human (World War II era)
Occupation: Nazi agent
Group Membership: The Nazi Party
Affiliations: The Nazi Party
Enemies: Carl Burgos, Captain
America (Steve Rogers), Bill Everett, the FBI (Agent McCloskey, Agent
O'Brien, others), Walter "Old Man" Jameson
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: "The Bund-Leader"
Base of Operations: An abandoned warehouse in
Manhattan, New York, USA
First Appearance: Captain America I#255 (March, 1981)
Powers/Abilities: Fritz Klein-Schmidt was a
skilled organizer and espionage agent. He was not utilizing nearby
objects, such as a lead pipe, in battle.
Height: 6'3" (by approximation)
Weight: 175 lbs. (by approximation)
History: (Captain America I#255 (fb) - BTS) - At some point, American Fritz Klein-Schmidt joined the German Nazi party and became a German spy within America, operating out of an abandoned warehouse in Manhattan, New York.
(Captain America I#255 (fb)/Captain America & the Invaders: The Bahamas
Triangle#1) - On Tuesday, March 18, 1941, several other Nazi soldiers
reported to Fritz Klein-Schmidt on their failures and when
Klein-Schmidt remarked that their fuhrer would not be pleased, the
soldiers admitted that while they could not figure out what had went
wrong, they had heard rumors of a new American government agent. As if
on cue, the new agent, star-spangled Captain America, burst into the
warehouse and announced his disgust at home-grown Nazis. During the
scuffle, the FBI arrived behind Captain America to apprehend the Nazi
agents and Klein-Schmidt fled on foot. Captain America pursued
Klein-Schmidt, who ran past an exit onto the street in a panic, his
retreat witnessed by Daily Bugle reporter Mac as well as comic book
artists Carl Burgos and Bill Everett. Finding a lead pipe,
hit Captain America in the face, disrupting Cap's mask, but Mac's
attempt to photograph the semi-maskless Captain America resulted in
Klein-Schmidt being temporarily blinded. Taking advantage of the
situation, Captain America knocked out Klein-Schmidt with his shield
and the FBI quickly arrested Klein-Schmidt and his agents.
Comments: Created by Roger Stern and John Byrne.
Fritz Klein-Schmidt was never seen in a way that showed what his eye color was.
Klein-Schmidt must have been German-American, as Captain America referred to Fritz and his allies as "home-grown" Nazis, suggesting that they were all American.
Klein-Schmidt was only identified by his last name in
his first appearance in Captain America I#255 (March, 1981) and his
first name was not revealed until Captain America & the Invaders:
The Bahamas Triangle#1 (September, 2019).
Profile by Proto-Man.
Fritz Klein-Schmidt has no known connections to:
images: (without ads)
Captain America & the Invaders: The Bahamas Triangle#1, p2, pan4 (Fritz Klein-Schmidt running, main image)
Captain America & the Invaders: The Bahamas Triangle#1, p3, pan4 (Fritz grabbing pipe)
Captain America I#255, p14, pan4 (Fritz Klein-Schmidt escaping)
Captain America I#255 (March, 1981) - Roger Stern (writer), John Byrne (art), Jim Salicrup (editor)
Captain America & the Invaders: The Bahamas Triangle#1 (September, 2019) - Roy Thomas (writer), Jerry Ordway (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
First Posted: 10/23/2019
Last updated: 10/23/2019
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