Wax Man (Dobbs) (Earth-616) from Captain America Comics Vol 1 2 002

Dobbs unmasked

The man named Dobbs was a Nazi spy who became the mayor of the city near Camp Lehigh. In order to keep his operations as a spy a secret, he developed the alter-ego that would be known as the Wax Man, wearing a mask sculpted out of wax. He targeted military officials and encased their heads in wax sculptures of their faces after their deaths. Sometimes, he would remove his victims' heads and keep them on display.

When Camp Lehigh became on alert to capture the Wax Man, he mobilized his network of spies to attack the camp with specially made tanks. However, thanks to the intervention of Captain America and Bucky, the invasion was pushed back. In retaliation, the Wax Man captured Bucky and left a wax sculpture of the boy's head. As Steve Rogers went searching for Bucky as Captain America, the Wax Man in his capacity as Mayor Dobbs pressured the military to do more to stop the spy ring so as to take suspicion off himself.

However, Captain America found the Wax Man's lair and rescued Bucky. In the ensuing fight, Cap defeated the Wax Man and his minions. Unmasking the Wax Man, Cap and Bucky learned that he was in reality Mayor Dobbs. When military officials arrived on the scene, Cap and Bucky left Dobbs for them to discover.[1]


The Wax Man was a skilled torturer, spy, and killer. He was also a expert sculptor able to craft replicas of peoples heads out of wax.


The Wax Man had a battalion of specially made tanks.

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