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Johann Schmidt seeks out his destiny in a world teetering on the verge of chaos – the future as unpredictable to him, as it is tragic with the hindsight of history. A doom-spelling chain of events brings the Nazis to power in Berlin…and Johann, seeking power to ensure his survival, follows the path to becoming the Red Skull.


Story by Greg Pak
Art by Mirko Colak
Colors by Matthew Wilson
Letters by Clayton Cowles
Cover by David Aja

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  1. WHY AREN’T MORE PEOPLE READING THIS! The second issue was hands down my pick of the week when it was released. This is a fantastic story by Pak.

    • Indeed, this is definitely one of my favorite minis right now.
      I really need to pick up Magneto Testament, since i have been told it’s a similar kind of story about another great villain.

  2. I love this series, the only thing from Marvel am I reading right now.

  3. This is on my pull list but my LCS didn’t get it. I went to three different shops and couldn’t find this or MORNING GLORIES 12… Damnit.

  4. This is starting to feel like a history lesson more than anything. Bit too much of a filler issue to get Johann from point a to b. Hopefully it gets back on track next issue. I loved the promise of the first issue but has fallen a bit flat since.

    • I most definitely agree. I was very excited when this first started, but I have to drop after this issue. There are so many amazing books coming out right now that I can’t afford a history lesson filler.

  5. Although I have to think there might be a better way than the exposition used to cover important historical developments and cover large chunks of time, this issue was most definitely not a filler issue.

    The expository aspect only came towards the end. It was used much more in Magneto Testament.

    If Johann goes from being a kid to a Nazi in two issues to avoid “filler”, what you basically have is some sloppy storytelling.

  6. Not the strongest issue of the bunch so far, but the last page was so creepy that it gave me chills.

  7. this book rocks! a well-crafted story. im a history buff, so perhaps thats why i had no problem with the “history briefing”

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