Real Name: Unknown
Identity/Class: Normal human
Occupation: Master criminal
Enemies: Inspector Mercier
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: Satanik (French name)
Base of Operations: Unknown
First Appearance: Unknown
Powers/Abilities: Criminal genius. He is skilled in various forms of combat and killing. A favourite weapon are poisoned darts, coated in Mjanico, the "green death", an Amazonian poison which causes a slow and painful death. He often uses lifelike masks of his own design to impersonate targets.
History: Killing is an Italian master criminal, known for his ruthless lack of mercy in pursuit of his goals. He usually targets other criminals, robbing them after they have committed their own crimes. The only person who knows his true identity is his assistant and lover Dana, who is as murderous as he is. His main opponent is police Inspector Mercier, who doggedly pursues Killing, always just a couple of steps behind him.
Comments: Created by Pietro Granelli, an Italian publisher and editor. Killing was his version of Kriminal. For its simultaneous release in France, Killing was retitled Satanik. Killing soon gained a reputation for being even more sadistic than the rest of the genre.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
Satanik, another Italian villain whose name is the same as Killing's French one.
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