Heinz Kruger

The Religious Affiliation of
Heinz Kruger

Religion: Nazi CBR Scale: D

Name: Heinz Kruger

Other Names: Agent Clemson; Heinz Krueger

Classification: villain villain  

Publisher(s): Marvel Timely

First Appearance: Captain America Comics #1 (Mar. 1941): "Case No. 1. Meet Captain America"

Creators: Joe Simon, Jack Kirby, Al Liederman

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 15

Enemy of: Captain America, Professor Abraham Erskine

Occupation: spy

Gender: male

Note: Captain America's 1st foe; Gestapo spy; killed Dr. Erskine

Heinz Kruger is the Nazi saboteur who killed Professor Erskine and thus caused the Super Soldier formula to lost. (Erskine had the formula memorized, but had not written it down, lest it fall into the wrong hands.) Because of what Heinz Kruger did, Steve Rogers was the only U.S. soldier to successfully be given Prof. Erskine's Super Soldier treatment. Rogers thus became Captain America.

Although this Nazi saboteur appeared in the very first Captain America story, written by Joe Simon, with art by Jack Kirby and Al Liederman, this character was actually named until many years later when Stan Lee wrote a re-telling of Captain America's origin story. So it was Stan Lee who actually named Kruger, but it was Simon, Kirby and Liederman who created the character.

Heinz Kruger

This character is in the following 14 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Captain America & the Korvac Saga #1 (Feb. 2011): "Strange Days" (dream)
Captain America
Captain America 70th Anniversary Magazine #20 (Winter 2011): "Case No. 1. Meet Captain America"
Captain America Comics #1 (Mar. 1941): "Case No. 1. Meet Captain America"
Captain America Comics 70th Anniversary Special #1 (June 2009): "What Makes the Man"
Captain America: Reborn #2 (Oct. 2009)
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Mythos: Captain America #1 (Aug. 2008)

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