Captain Willy Schultz is a fictional comic-book soldier, a German-American U.S. Army captain during World War II, who after being falsely accused and convicted of murder, escapes and blends into the German Army while seeking a way to clear his name and retain his Allied allegiance. Created by writer Will Franz and artist Sam Glanzman, the character starred in the feature "The Lonely War of Capt. Willy Schultz", which debuted in Charlton Comics' Fightin' Army #76 (cover-dated Oct. 1967).
The Willy Schultz storyline was a departure from most other combat features of this time, with its conflicted hero caught between loyalties. Writer Franz opposed the American war in Vietnam, and the Schultz character reflected the divisiveness of the era.
Following the debut of his feature "The Lonely War of Capt. Willy Schultz" in the Charlton Comics war comics anthology Fightin' Army #76 (cover-dated Oct. 1967), Captain Willy Schultz continued in that series through is