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Quote1.png The duel is done Skull! And the victory... Doom's! Quote2.png

Appearing in "Death-Duel!"

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Synopsis for "Death-Duel!"

Continued from last issue...

With the Red Skull on the Moon about to activate a hypno-ray satellite which would make everyone on Earth his slave, Dr. Doom and the Shroud travel out in space to stop him, while Captain America and the Sub-Mariner monitor things from Earth, Namor choosing to stay behind because the Skull's weapon would have no effect on Atlanteans.

With Dr. Doom on his way, the Red Skull prepares to attack. When one of his subordinates, questions his plans, the Skull kills him with his red dust and launches an attack against Doom's ship. Doom sends the Shroud to incapacitate the Skull's satellite while he deals with the Red Skull in one-on-one combat on the surface of the moon.

The Shroud manages to deactivate the device, however he is bombarded with its energy and driven temporarily mad. He is quickly rescued by Captain America. Meanwhile, Dr. Doom manages to best the Red Skull in combat, burying him in piles of moon rock. When the Skull's minions arrive, Doom offers them an ultimatum: Join him or die like their master. The group decide to abandon the Red Skull in favor of Dr. Doom. The villains all return to Earth, leaving the Red Skull on the moon's surface to die.


  • This issue contains a letters page, "Bad Tidings". Letters are published from Phillip Rappa, M.E. Robbins, Ed Coker, John Harrington, Greg Parduhn, and Tom Parduhn.
  • Although it states that he is seriously injured, this is the last appearance of Rudolfo Haasen, he is reported to have died following this battle by his brother Zorba Haasen in Fantastic Four #198.

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