The story of Red Skull / Johann Schmidt.
He becomes a very young orphan and continues his childhood and adolescence between orphanages and the street. His life changes when, having become a waiter in a luxury hotel, one day he finds himself serving Adolf Hitler, he becomes his protégé and in his projects the Super Man idealized by Nazism. He receives a skull-shaped mask from the Fuhrer and takes the name of Red Skull. He becomes one of the cruelest hierarchs, and his actions prompt the United States to create a perfect Super Soldier capable of opposing him: Captain America. The two clash for the first time in Nazi-occupied Paris. Cap gets the better of the criminal, starting an interminable rivalry between the two.
Not content with being a mere subordinate of Hitler, Red Skull instructs Baron Wolfgang von Strucker, a prominent personality of the time often in conflict with Hitler, to found an alternative center of power: the HYDRA.