Real Name: Anthony Logan
Identity/Class: Normal human
Occupation: Criminal mastermind
Affiliations: Lola Hudson
Enemies: Police Inspector Patrick Milton
Known Relatives: Lola (wife), unnamed father (deceased), Maximilan (son, deceased)
Aliases: Killing (his name in Spain - not a translation but a conscious choice by the publishers)
Base of Operations: U.K.
First Appearance: Kriminal #1 (August 1964)
History: Kriminal is a master criminal who dresses in a black and yellow jumpsuit marked with a skeleton motif, and topped with a bone white skull mask. His first actions as Kriminal were to avenge the death of his father, a businessman who tried to swindle his partners to pay of his gambling debts. His father was kicked off the business, and then died. Kriminal killed all the businessman in order to become the owner of the company. Initially a sadistic killer, he was pursued by Police Inspector Milton, whose hatred of Kriminal was not helped by the fact that Kriminal's mistress (later wife) had once been the police officer's fiancee. Gradually over time, Kriminal's villainous ways lessened, until eventually he was nearly a heroic figure. Lola also gave birth to his son, who sadly died at a very young age.
Comments: Created by Max Bunker (writer, real name Luciano Secchi) and Magnus (artist, real name Roberto Raviola).
Kriminal has been adapted for the big screen at least a couple of times. The first movie, "Kriminal" was made in 1967 by Unberto Lenzi, and cast Glenn Saxon in the lead role. The character did not wear his skeleton costume very often in this movie. A sequel, "Il marchio di Kriminal" ("The Mark of Kriminal), followed soon after.
Thanks to Lorenzo for some of the above information, and Valentino Callegari for additional help.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
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