Smoke your fav in this Captain America Skull Pipe! The Red Skull is an alias used by several supervillains appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics and its predecessor Timely Comics. The first version, George Maxon, appeared in Captain America Comics #1 and #4. The main version, Johann Schmidt, appeared in Captain America Comics #7 (October 1941), created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Originally portrayed as a Nazi agent and protégé of Adolf Hitler during World War II, the Red Skull is regarded as the archenemy of the superhero Captain America. Initially wearing a fearsome blood-red death skull mask that symbolizes carnage and chaos to intimidate, decades after the war he suffers a horrific disfigurement that matches his persona.