Real Name: Unrevealed
Occupation: Crime fighter
Affiliations: Police Commissioner Gorman
Enemies: Big Jim Barron, Ollie Twitchit
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Gothom City
First Appearance: "Superhero", Eerie #32 (Warren, March 1971)
Powers/Abilities: Superhuman strength. Immune to conventional weapons. Immortal so long as he drinks blood. Able to turn into a bat.
History: Wanting to avoid hurting innocents but driven to sate his thirst for blood, an unidentified vampire became the vigilante Crime Crusher, targetting the crime-ridden Gothom City's criminal underworld for lethal justice, believing fighting crime was about the only worthwhile thing he was fit for. To ensure he didn't slay the wrong people, he would covertly observe suspected criminals until they committed a crime, then slay them. The police swiftly realised his true nature, since he left his victims drained of blood and with fang marks in their necks, but Police Commissioner Gorman sanctioned the vigilante's actions, ordering the force not to interfere with Crime Crusher's crusade and to hush up his activities, keeping the public in the dark about what really protected them. Though grateful to see the "moral and social garbage infesting" their city eliminated, the beat cops were nevertheless sickened by the carnage the vigilante left in his wake, and concerned what would happen when he ran out of criminals to feed on.
Meanwhile, though unaware Crime Crusher was a vampire, the city's underworld were all too aware of his slayings of their fellow crooks. After Crime Crusher slaughtered three of Big Jim Barron's best men as they undertook a jewelry heist, Barron sent for top Chicago syndicate hitman Ollie Twitchit. The assassin lured Crime Crusher into an ambush, then shot him repeatedly, but to Ollie's terror, Crime Crusher was unaffected, and ripped the hitman to pieces.
Comments: Created by Steve Skeates and Tom Sutton.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
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