Public Domain Super Heroes
Baroness Elsa von Kampf

Real Name

Erica von Kampf Hale

First Appearance

Black Fury Newspaper Strip (unknown date)

Original Publisher

Bell Syndicate

Created by

June Tarpe Mills

The Baroness had her platinum bangs cut into a V-shape to cover the swastika branded on by Diego Manero.


Baroness Erica Von Kampf was the arch-nemesis of Marla Drake (AKA: Miss Fury).

One ongoing plotline was Marla's adoption of Darron, the abandoned son of Erica Von Kampf and Gary Hale (Marla's former fiancé), who had been married after Marla and Gary split. Marla was unaware of the toddler's parentage but, she rescued him in Brazil from the brutal guardianship of Dr. Diman Saraf, who planned to use him in a deadly experiment. She was initially denied custody of the boy because she was a single woman, which broke her heart but, her courage and heroism in the rescue eventually won over the authorities.

The female cast of the series often drew media attention for their skimpy outfits.

Powers and Abilities

The Baroness always carried a pistol in her purse.

Marla "Miss Fury" Drake's first meeting with the Baroness didn't go very well.

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