Name: Johann Schmidt

ID: Known

Relatives: Hermann & Martha, father & mother (both deceased)...Sin (Mother Superior), daughter.

Affiliates: Ally to Arnim Zola, Baron Strucker, Crossbones, Taskmaster, Adolf Hitler, Hate-Monger, Baron Zemo I & II, Loki, Kingpin, Mandarin, Dr. Doom, Magneto, Wizard)

Enemies: Captain America, Spider-Man, Magneto, Dr. Doom, Falcon, The Invaders (WW II Team).

Powers: The Red Skull inhabits the body of a clone of Captain America where he is in peak physical condition and also an excellent hand to hand combatant...Gifted marksman & brilliant military & political strategist...Also uses "dust of death" which is a red powder that kills it's victims quickly.

Origin: Johann was originally trained to be Adolf Hitler's right hand man during World War II  after Hitler seen a hatred of mankind in Johann's eyes...The Red skull was used to spread terror throughout the world during and for many years after the war.

1st App.: Tales Of Suspense #65 (Silver Age)

May 1965

Spider-Man Appearances:  Amazing Spider-Man #325, 366, 367 & Annual 5...Also...Web Of Spider-Man #61

Other Appearances: Tales Of Suspense #65-72, 79-81, 88-90 & 91...Captain America #101-104, 115-119, 129, 143, 145, 148, 182, 184-186, 261-263, 290, 293-298, 300, 301, 350, 364-367, 369, 370, 376-378, 383, 387-391, 393-398, 402, 407, 409, 437, 440, 441, 445-448, V3 14-17, 19 & Annual 9...Adventures Of Captain America #1-4...Avengers #312, 313, 385-388...Avengers West Coast #55...Astonishing Tales #4 & 5...Super Villain Team-Up #10-12 & 16...Nick Fury #20, 22, 23 & 26...X-Men #91 & Annual '99...Fantastic Four V3 #23 & 27...Nova V3 #3

The Red Skull made his debut in a Spider-Man comic in a very important tale that told the readers what happened to Peter Parker's parents...Amazing Spider-Man Annual #5 was a story about 2 spies: Richard & Mary Parker who would end up as spies in Algeria during World War II and when the Red Skull found out the true nature of his 2 new friends, they went on a little plane ride never to be seen again.


The Red Skull is to Captain America what The Green Goblin and Venom is to Spider-Man...With many of his appearances in the pages of his arch foe, The Red Skull has met Spider-Man a relatively few times with one of them being in Amazing Spider-Man #366 & 367 in a story that also involved Taskmaster...The Red Skull also played a part in the multi-crossover  Acts of Vengeance  along with a slew of other big-time Marvel villains.


Spider-Man Fear Rating: 6 (out of 10)

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