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Real Name: Huss (first name unrevealed)

Identity/Class: Human (World War II era);
   citizen of Germany

Occupation: Deputy of the Führer

Group Membership: German Army (probably Luftwaffe, Aviation)

Affiliations: John Garrett and his butler, Adolf Hitler

Enemies: Jack Casey, Patriot (Jeff Mace), United Kingdom, United States of America

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Germany

First Appearance: Marvel Mystery Comics#24/4 (October, 1941)

Powers/Abilities: Huss was a skilled air pilot, able to cover the distance from France to New Jersey; his training, as a German officer, included the proficient use of airplanes, machine guns, and of regular handguns.

Height: Unrevealed (not more than 6')
Weight: Unrevealed (approximately less than 190 lbs.)
Eyes: Black
Hair: Black

head shotHistory:
(Marvel Mystery Comics#24/3) - <December, 1941> Herr Huss, right-hand man of the Führer, left for a secret mission to the USA. He had to deceive the U.S. Government, let it lower the nation's defenses, to let a German blitz attack strike.
    His getaway had to seem truthful, so when he seized an airplane, the German soldiers even shot at it. He stopped in the occupied France to fill up gas in order to fly to the United States where he had to contact Nazi sympathizer John Garrett.
    He piloted the Messerschmitt to New Jersey. There he was spotted by the Patriot, who was flying near New York. The Patriot saw a Nazi airplane, understanding that it was an enemy, shot at it. In the ensuing fight above the George Washington Bridge, both the pilots hit each other's plane, which were both damaged and started to fall. Huss was bleeding. He parachuted and the Patriot, even without a parachute, jumped onto him.

    Once they had landed, Huss told Patriot that he was Hitler's right hand but lied when he said that he wanted to save humanity in a mission of peace not authorized by the Führer. He asked Patriot to take him to the mansion of millionaire John Garrett, a friend of his, that could help him on his mission.
    At Garrett's mansion Huss was bandaged up, then he asked to see the Prime Minister to arrange peace between Britain and Germany. (see comments)
    The Patriot believed him and made a phone call to the Consolidated Press, to give the news to his pal Casey. Garrett's butler guessed that it could be dangerous if the news was spread, so he hit the Patriot. The strike didn't knock out the hero, but then Garrett shot him. The call was hung up.

(Marvel Mystery Comics#25/4) - Huss and Garrett discussed whether to kill the hero or not. Huss was against it because he needed the Patriot to vouch for him, in order to convince the US President to deny help to Britain, and to lower the American defenses. Their discussion lasted long enough for Jack Casey to trace the call and reach the mansion. The reporter fell through the ceiling window and landed in the middle of the three saboteurs. They walled him in in the cellar to die.
    When they came back to the upper floor they found the Patriot awake. Huss tried to convince him that it was a terrible mistake, but when the hero asked them about Jake's hat, they understood that their bluff had been uncovered. Huss shot at the Patriot but the bullet killed Garrett. Suddenly, Huss' wrist was caught by the Patriot's steel grip. Scared to be forced to confess the sabotage, Huss preferred to shoot himself and die.

Comments: Created by unidentified writer and Sid Greene.

This storyline had a massive logic mistake. Huss flew to the United States to meet the Prime Minister (UK) and arrange peace between Britain and Germany. There is a reason for this, but it made no sense in the story itself.
--Markus Raymond

This story kind of has some background in real world history. On 05/10/1941 Rudolf Hess (not Huss), a longtime member of the Nazi party, Deputy Führer to his good friend Adolf Hitler and the man that took dictation for much of Hitler's book Mein Kampf in Landsberg prison, secretly flew to the United Kingdom to discuss a peace treaty without Hitler's knowledge with the Duke of Hamilton. Not only was he branded a traitor by Hitler, but he ended up arrested by British authorities and spent the rest of the war in British prisons (including the Tower of London). After the war he was sentenced to life in prison at the Nuremberg trials in 1946. He committed suicide in Spandau Prison in 1987 at the age of 93.
--Markus Raymond

Profile by Spidermay

Herr Huss has no known connections to:

John Garrett has no known connections to:


John Garrett

    Garrett was a millionaire and was renowned in New York. He was a Nazi sympathizer and probably a spy. He had to help Huss to deceive the US Government.

    Garrett welcomed the Patriot and Huss at his house. But when the Patriot called New York, and the butler hit him, Garrett shot to kill because he considered the Patriot a threat for the mission.
    When Jake Casey crashed down through the skylight, however, Huss and Garrett agreed to kill the intruder.
    After they walled in Casey alive in the cellar, Garrett tried to apologize to the Patriot, but the hero already knew that something fishy was going on. The Patriot jumped downward, avoiding the bullet meant for him and Garrett was accidentally killed by Huss' bullet instead. Huss then committed suicide.
    Only the butler remained alive and confessed where Casey was walled in.

--Marvel Mystery Comics#24/3 (Marvel Mystery Comics#25/4


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Marvel Mystery Comics#25/4, p4, pan4 (Huss, main image)
Marvel Mystery Comics#25/4, p5, pan1 (Huss, head shot)
Marvel Mystery Comics#25/4, p3, pan4 (Jonh Garrett)

Marvel Mystery Comics#24/4 (October, 1941) - Unidentified writer, Sid Greene (artist), Joe Simon (editor)
Marvel Mystery Comics#25/3 (November, 1941) - Unidentified writer, Sid Greene (artist), Joe Simon (editor)

First posted: 08/08/2021
Last updated: 08/08/2021

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