Standartenführer Curt Johan Vogel was a high-ranking Nazi official serving in the SS. Operating under the cover of a fake identity as a selfless doctor, Vogel met his end during an attempted theft of the crystals of Shintay in 1936.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Colonel Vogel was in charge of an expedition to find the crystals of the Shintay. In the guise of Doctor Vogel, head of the Dutch Pharmaceutical Expedition (ostensibly searching for rare orchids) he rescued Indiana Jones and Marion Ravenwood from quicksand in 1936 and lavishly entertained them in his camp. Indy was suspicious about the quantity of munitions in the camp and while snooping about was caught by Vogel who revealed his Nazi affiliation. Indy and Marion managed to escape but Vogel recaptured them and together they were in turn all captured by the Shintay. Vogel and all of his people were killed as the Nazis attempted to steal the crystal shards.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
It is unclear if the character of Curt Johan Vogel, created for Marvel Comics' The Further Adventures of Indiana Jones, is related to fellow SS Colonel Ernst Vogel, one of the antagonists later developed for Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
When asked about the possibility of a link between the two characters, Leland Chee, Keeper of the Indycron and member of the Lucasfilm Story Group, remarked that a name like "Vogel" isn't used by accident so if had they wanted to avoid fans thinking there was some sort of connection, they would have used a different name.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- The Further Adventures of Indiana Jones – "Africa Screams!" (First appearance)
- The Further Adventures of Indiana Jones – "Crystal Death"