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Captain Nazi (Captain Marvel enemy) (Golden Age DC Comics) face closeup over a white background

Captain Nazi – A guide to Captains Nazi

(Disambiguation page)


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Game system: DC Heroes Role-Playing Game

Context

Originally, Captain Nazi is a 1940s enemy of Captain Marvel (Billy Batson).

But both these characters have been through reboots, which can be confusing to non-experts. Furthermore, there’s a number of somewhat similar “super-Nazi” World War Two villains, which folks sometimes mix up.

So here’s a quick guide, eh ? Know your enemy, as they say.


Captain Nazi proper

Captain Nazi (Captain Marvel enemy) (Golden Age DC Comics) about to throw sticks of dynamites The original, 1940s version. Seen from 1941 to 1943, in simple wartime propaganda stories.
Captain Nazi (Captain Marvel enemy) (1970s DC Comics) portrait The 1970s revival. DC Comics starts publishing Captain Marvel stories, set on Earth-S. It doesn’t quite stick and vanishes during the Crisis.
Captain Nazi (1980s Captain Marvel enemy) (DC Comics) hitting his chest The 1980s reboot. DC reboots Captain Marvel continuity after the Crisis. The new Captain Nazi is a different guy, but he’s seen but briefly.
Captain Nazi (JSA / Captain Marvel enemy) (DC Comics) in the dark green uniform First half of the 1990s reboot. This version eventually found its (goose-stepping) legs, and was better-integrated with the DC Universe.
Captain Nazi (JSA / Captain Marvel enemy) (DC Comics) Second half of the 1990s reboot. Lots of material about the 1990s reboot, so we’ve split the article in two for the sake of slower readers. I’ll prolly redo this profile to have a 1995-2007 one and a 2007+ one… when there’s enough published material for that to work.

Villains that resemble Captain Nazi

Ubermesnch (Axis Amerika) Übermensch. Seen in 1980s DC Comics stories set during WWII. Closer to an evil version of early Superman, but he *might* have been intended to occupy the Captain Nazi niche just after the Crisis.
Master Man (Marvel Comics) in flight Marvel’s Master Man. Seen in 1970s Marvel stories set during WWII. He fought Captain America, Namor, the Human Torch, etc..
Captain Axis (Hulk enemy) (Marvel Comics) Captain Axis. An obscure Hulk villain who never quite existed.
Costumed Nazi and Nite-Owl in the Watchmen movie This guy. He appears indistinctly in one panel of Watchmen, and more clearly in the movie. That’s all we know. But man, it’s Watchmen !


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