Real Name: Marnie Bannister

Identity/Class: Normal human

Occupation: Master criminal

Affiliations: Kriss Hunter

Enemies: Lieutenant Trent, Wurdalak, Kamalo

Known Relatives: None known

Aliases: None known

Base of Operations: U.K.

First Appearance: December 1964

Powers/Abilities: Unknown

History: When a skilled, but ugly, female scientist accidentally developed a drug which transformed her into a beautiful woman, it had an unexpected side effect, making her criminally insane. With her new appearance and outlook on life, she created a new persona for herself, becoming Satanik, a murderous criminal mastermind.

Comments: Created by Max Bunker. Bunker had created another character similar to this, the male Kriminal. When a rival Italian publisher created a character called Killing (in Italy) / Satanik (in the simultaneously launched French editions), who was clearly based on Kriminal, Bunker's response was to launch his own Satanik in Italy.

Bunker's Satanik was turned into a film in 1968 by director Piero Vivarelli, with Magda Konopka in the title role.

Thanks to Valentino Callegari for additional information.

CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with

Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.

Back to Italian characters Main Page.


All images and characters depicted on this site are copyright their respective holders, and are used for informational purposes only. No infringement is intended and copyrights remain at source.