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George Moxon (Earth-616)

George Maxon unmasked

George Maxon would betray his country by joining the Nazi Party. Adolf Hitler would offer Maxon a position as minister of all American industry upon a successful take over of the country by Nazis. Posing as the Red Skull he would sabotage the very planes he sold to the US military while also attempting to assassinate key member of the US military. He would become known for having a "touch of death" which was in reality a hypodermic needle filled with a lethal poison. Using the disbelief in his existence as the Red Skull, Maxon's murders would attract the attention of Captain America and Bucky after, as the Skull, Moxon would murder Major Croy.

After Maxon would succeed in murdering General Manor, Captain America and Bucky would catch up with him. In the ensuing clash, Maxon would roll over onto his own needle of poison and seemingly kill himself. Captain America and Bucky would leave Maxon to be found by the FBI with proof of his traitorous activities[1].

Maxon would survive and escape capture, Maxon would continue to operate as the Red Skull. Developing a new touch of death (utilizing a lethal jolt of electricity) he would begin targeting military officials again. First he would slay Major Douglas, stealing his plans for a power drill. Using the plans to construct the power drill, Maxon would launch an attack on New York City. Seeking out Captain America and Bucky, Maxon would instead capture impostors attempting to cash in on the heroes popularities at a carnival and hang them. Believing his enemies to be dead, Maxon would be caught off guard when the real Captain America and Bucky would arrive. Attempting to escape in his power drill the Red Skull would toss a bomb at the two heroes. Cap would redirect the bomb back at the power drill, destroying it in a powerful explosion and seemingly killing Maxon in the process[3].

When the real Red Skull began to menace Captain America and Bucky[4] is was revealed that Maxon was merely a pawn posing as the Skull.


Maxon wore a red skull mask


Maxon had his own power drill, a train like device that could bore through the Earth at high speeds.


Maxon originally used a hypodermic needle filled with lethal poison to facilitate his "touch of death", however he later built a means of fatally shocking his enemies through his costume. He occasionally used guns and bombs.

George Maxon's Red Skull is the prototype to Alexandor Luther's Green Skull--both being businessmen and American traitors working with the Nazis.

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