Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Unrevealed (World War II era)
Group Membership: Nazi Party
Enemies: Human Torch (Jim Hammond) (see comments)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unrevealed
First Appearance: (Mentioned) Captain America Comics#34/4 (January, 1944)
Powers/Abilities: Unrevealed (see
(Captain America Comics#34/4 (fb) - BTS) - At some point in the past, the Human Torch apparently fought Herr Blitz, who was sabotaging factories on the Pacific Coast (see comments).
(Captain America Comics#34/4) - The Human Torch and Toro were investigating a Nazi sabotage ring that threatened the Hartford Cannon Plant. Suspecting that plant-worker Otto Heinkle was involved with the saboteurs, the Torch assumed the identity of "Hans," a German-American who was loyal to Hitler. After meeting Heinkle, "Hans" convinced him that he would make a good addition to the sabotage ring...
(Captain America Comics#34/4 - BTS) - ...because "Hans"
claimed he used to work for Herr Blitz, and blew up factories on the
Pacific Coast--he even showed Heinkle photos to prove it.
(Captain America Comics#34/4) - Later, Heinkle went to
the hideout of Herr Mole, the leader of the sabotage ring, and mentioned
that "Hans" had worked for Herr Blitz.
Comments: Created by an unidentified writer and Jimmy Thompson.
This one word-balloon in a single panel is the only
"appearance" of Herr Blitz (underlined
in red), which explains the
Since Herr Mole seemed to be somewhat familiar with him,
and since "Hans" had photos to corroborate his story, then presumably
Herr Blitz was "real," and the Human Torch battled him in an earlier
untold story--it was unrevealed if Toro (Thomas Raymond) joined his
partner in the battle, so I didn't include him as an enemy.
And that's all we know about this
mysterious character; but since "Herr Blitz" basically
translates to "Mr. Lightning," maybe he was a super-powered Nazi
agent--perhaps electrically-empowered, or a speedster?
Profile by Ron Fredricks.
Herr Blitz has no known connections to:
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Captain America Comics#34/4, p4, pan7 (Otto Heinkle tells Herr Mole that "Hans" worked for Herr Blitz (underlined in red) )
Captain America Comics#34/4 (January, 1944) - unidentified writer, Jimmy Thompson (pencils) Al Gabriele (inks), Vince Fago (editor)
First Posted: 05/04/2021
Last updated: 05/04/2021
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