Quote1 Back to paint this world red... Quote2
-- Sin

Appearing in "Red Is the Darkest Color"

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  • Humans (Main story and flashback)




Synopsis for "Red Is the Darkest Color"

Crossones had previously kidnapped a brainwashed Synthia Schmidt from a government installation. In this issue, he repeatedly brutalizes and tortures her until she finally breaks from her programming and realizes that she is in fact Sin, the daughter and heir of the Red Skull. In telling this story much of Synthia Schmidt's birth, early history, and adventures are told.


Chronology Notes

A flashback in this story affects the chronology of the following characters:
Red Skull / Johann Schmidt

Sin / Mother Superior / Synthia Schmidt

Mother Night / Susan Scarbo

Publication Notes

  • This issue is reprinted in comics and books, see references for info.[1]


  • More than one reader of this issue had later letters published protesting the depictions of Crossbones brutal beating and torture of Synthia Schmidt.

See Also


  1. This story is reprinted in the following comics/TPB's:

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