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Captain Nazi (1940s) on the radio with Mister Mind (Fawcett Comics) (header version)

Captain Nazi – A guide to Captains Nazi

(Disambiguation page)


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

1The original, 1940s version.

Seen from 1941 to 1943 in simple, boyish wartime propaganda stories.

Captain Nazi (Captain Marvel enemy) (1940s Fawcett Comics) portrait featured

2The 1970s revival.

DC Comics starts publishing Captain Marvel stories, set on Earth-S. It doesn’t quite stick and vanishes during the Crisis. This version resembled the 1940s one, but was more dangerous.

Captain Nazi (Captain Marvel enemy) (DC Comics) 1970s portrait

3The 1980s reboot.

DC reboots Captain Marvel continuity after the Crisis. The new Captain Nazi is a different guy, but he’s seen but briefly. He’s a neo-Nazi thug with mid-to-high Superman-ish powers.

Captain Nazi (DC Comics) (1980s) (Captain Marvel enemy) portrait featured

4First half of the 1990s reboot.

This new version eventually found its (goose-stepping) legs, and was better-integrated with the DC Universe. In this take he’s also a genuine menace, capable of fighting the JSA.

Captain Nazi (DC Comics) (Shazam enemy, modern) portrait featured

5Second half of the 1990s reboot.

This article was split in two for easier reading. And in case it needed to be expanded – but as it turned out Nazi didn’t appear in recent years. The name might just be too weird, I guess.

Captain Nazi (DC Comics modern) portrait featured 2


Villains who resemble Captain Nazi

The following villains are fairly similar. But with — usually — a name that works better, making them less awkward to use.


Seen in 1980s DC Comics stories set during WWII. Axis Amerika leader. Closer to an evil version of early Superman, but he *might* have been intended to occupy the Captain Nazi niche just after the Crisis.

Ubermensch (DC Comics) (Axis Amerika) portrait featured

2Master Man.

Seen in 1970s Marvel stories set during WWII. He fought Captain America (Steve Rogers), Namor the Submariner, the Human Torch (Jim Hammond), etc..

Master Man (Marvel Comics nazi) portrait featured

3Captain Axis.

An obscure Hulk villain who never quite existed.

Captain Axis Kronsteig - Marvel Comics - portrait featured

4This 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 !

Costumed Nazi and Nite-Owl in the Watchmen movie


Another one-panel (well, a few panels) wonder, but he was in another influential work – Grant Morrison’s Animal Man. He seems to have been a version of Übermensch, and Axis Amerika member, on one of the Earths destroyed during the Crisis On Infinite Earths.

Uberman (DC Comics) Animal Man) featured