FRITZ KLEIN-SCHMIDT

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)
Eyes: Unrevealed
Hair: Red

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, Klein-Schmidt 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.

CLARIFICATIONS:
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)


Appearances:
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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