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Origin

Very little has been revealed thus far regarding the America-Smasher's early history. As an adult, he became a staunch member of the Nazi party just in time for the outbreak of World War II, and swiftly rose through the ranks to become one of Hitler's top agents. Exactly how he came by his name of the America-Smasher is not known, but it is suspected that it was meant to be a slap in the face of the Allied costumed hero called Spy Smasher, who became the America-Smasher's most prominent enemy.

In his role as the America-Smasher, he wore a chain-mail glove, the knuckles of which were dotted with spikes. Despite his short stature and pudgy appearance, he was a highly trained and proficient athlete, with a cunning and evil mind, and an accomplished pilot.

During the war years, the America-Smasher and Spy Smasher fought numerous times. Their final encounter was on New Year's Eve of 1942, at which time the America-Smasher apparently perished at the battle's climax. However, as always this was a clever ruse by America-Smasher to trick Spy Smasher into believing he had died in order to vanish and continue to plan and plot evil deeds outside of Spy Smasher's watch.


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  • Chain Mail Glove: He wears spike-studded chain mail glove.
  • Enemy of Spy Smasher
  • This version of America-Smasher, including all history and corresponding appearances, was initially erased from existence following the collapse of the original Multiverse in the 1985-86 Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series. However the ending of Convergence retroactively prevented that collapse, saving all the alternate realities, though in an "evolved" form. Even though versions of the character may have since appeared, this information does not apply to those versions.
  • America-Smasher was created by artist Charles Sultan for Fawcett Publications. In 1991, DC bought the Fawcett comics characters (including America-Smasher) from Fawcett. DC has not yet used America-Smasher in any new stories.

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