Saturday, January 26, 2013

The Marshal versus Captain Nazi

The Marshal
Debut: 1984
Nemesis: Martian Manhunter
Other Major Foes: Justice League of America
Appearances: 3 comics
Powers: Genetically enhanced Martian strength, super-speed, super-senses, nigh-invulnerability, invisibility, flight, and possibly other common Martian abilities.

The Marshal is the fascistic leader of the Soldiers of the Red Brotherhood, a militia which managed to temporarily wrest control of Mars II from its government and launch an invasion of planet Earth. The JLA struggled against the Marshal's forces, but there was unrest within his army that was exploited by J'onn J'onzz. In a televised battle, the Marshal stooped to cheating in unarmed combat against the Martian Manhunter, and was still beaten before the eyes of his men. The invasion was halted out of shame.

Vile Menagerie Stats
Win: The Dreaded General
Lose: B'enn B'urnzz (6-7); Commander Blanx (5-9)
Draw: 0

Captain Nazi
Debut: 1941
Nemesis: Captain Marvel Junior
Other Major Foes: Captain Marvel, JSA
Appearances: 75+ comics.
Powers: Super strength, speed, senses, resilience and flight.

Fed a miracle food from birth by his scientist father, Albrecht Krieger grew to adult with extraordinary powers. Presented to Adolph Hitler as a perfect Aryan specimen, the newly dubbed Captain Nazi was smuggled to the United States to wreck havoc. During a battle with Captain Marvel and Mary Marvel, Captain Nazi killed an old man and crippled his grandson, Freddy Freeman. The lad was bestowed a portion of Shazam's magical power, and becoming a super-hero, Captain Marvel Junior routinely fought the Nazi responsible for changing his life.

Vile Menagerie Stats:
Win: 0
Lose: 0
Draw: 0

Idol Speculation:
The Marshal has only had one fight in a comic, and was straight up battered by the Alien Atlas within a few pages. Meanwhile, Captain Nazi has been in lots of fights, but most were with Captain Marvel Junior, the kid sidekick of Shazam. Also, Captain Nazi has been jobbed a number of times, perhaps most infamously in an instance of having a bunch of hypodermic needles jabbed into his eyes. This one is a toss-up, as I believe the Marshal has more raw power, but Captain Nazi has more spunk and had the opportunity to throw it around.


will_in_chicago said...

I decided to go with the Marshall. Captain Nazi has more of a history in the DC Universe, but he has been a foe of a character that dates back to World War II, and will unlikely have a history with this character in the New 52. (A version of Freddy Freeman is in the Shazam back up feature in Justice League.)

The Marshall fits more with the alien invader theme that J'Onn goes up well against as a defender of humanity. Capatain Nazi is more of a follower than a leader, and I suspect that if the Red Hood can take down Captain Nazi, J'Onn would not work up a sweat and just deposit him at the Hague for outstanding war crimes warrants.

Diabolu Frank said...

Red Hood? Oh, no. That's a massive black mark on his permanent record.

Diabolu Frank said...

Der Kommissar's In Town! The Marshal marched right over Captain Nazi by 73% of 11 votes.