Citizen V and the V Battalion features the Red Skull in a fb with someone resembling Emil Stein from TOS II#1.

Shmidt/Schmidt

The OHOTMU Hardcover series #9 gives the spelling of his and his daughter Sin's name as Shmidt, without the "c". Eetmi 16:41, January 2, 2010 (UTC)

How many reference sources use the "c", most of them?
Roygbiv666 -- Roygbiv666.jpg 02:55, January 13, 2010 (UTC)
Master Edition Handbook uses the "c". Deluxe Edition and the '89 Update don't. The original series...has his real name us "unrevealed." Seems to be three to one, with one source abstaining.
--GrnMarvl14 03:36, January 13, 2010 (UTC)
I'd lean towards the recent A-Z Hardcovers since those are a LOT more recent than the others. Eetmi 00:06, January 14, 2010 (UTC)
Same. And since both Red Skull's and Sin's profiles omit the "c", then I'd take that as being the accurate spelling. At least until the NEXT Handbook entry on either one changes it back.
--GrnMarvl14 01:48, January 14, 2010 (UTC)
How often is his name given in actual comic stories? I think just considering the OHOTMU type stuff is a bit limited. You only need one editor to miss something, and suddenly "Peter Parker" is "Petor Paker".
Roygbiv666 -- Roygbiv666.jpg 03:25, January 16, 2010 (UTC)
Schmidt is certainly the more common name and considered a "proper" german spelling, as the combination sh for that sound doesn't exist in german. The spelling Shmidt exists as well, but especially in Russia and the States and also quite often in Jewish families - now wouldn't that be a weird twist. ;) Marvel used Shmidt on several occasions for German soldiers in their war mags, but I always considered those typos and/or bad knowledge of German. Is there a reason for copying an obvious error, even if it's in the OHOTMU?--edkaufman 10:57, February 16, 2010 (UTC)
Because it's more accurate, continuity-wise. Maybe German's different in the ol' 616.
--GrnMarvl14 17:14, February 16, 2010 (UTC)
no doubt, a few things are very different, i.e plain "wrong" in the 616s. I still agree with Roygbiv666 (especially when considering the linguistic facts): This is a simple editor's typo. We all know how Marvel depends on dedicated fan-scholars to set things right when they mess up or miss things. Stick with the c. --edkaufman 00:56, February 18, 2010 (UTC)
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