Barons Frederick DeLamb and Tödlich were Nazi sympathizers (well, Baron Tödlich was actually a Nazi himself while DeLamb was the son of their agent) operating within Europe during turbulent times of war. Each seeking experimental treatments through Doctor Helga Jace's geo-force energizer and Doctor Gilbert Giles bio-retardant process with cybernetic refinements, gifts instead bestowed on Prince Brion Marcov aka Geo-Force and Commander Steel, respectively.
Nevertheless, DeLamb soon purloined Doctor Jace transforming himself into a super-powered Baron Bedlam to face his Earth-One foes, while as Baron Death the former Tödlich was suited up suit of his own. When each faced our heroes in battle, however, the tides were turned and they promptly faced decisive defeat. For Bedlam it meant death at the hands of his former Marcovian subjects vengeful at his abuses of power, for Death it wasn't actual death but disgrace.