List of Italian and Italian-American superheroes and villains

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Heroes[edit]

  • The Punisher or Francis "Frank" Castiglione (later shortened to Castle), Marvel
  • Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, Marvel
  • Amok
  • Argent, DC
  • Argoman (Come rubare la corona d'Inghilterra, 1967)
  • Asso di Picche / Ace of Spades (Albi Uragano magazine, 1945)
  • Atlas (Created by Luigi Grecchi and Loredano Ugolini, 1960)
  • Atoman (alien-human hybrid, Italian comic)
  • Atomik (Created by Luciano Secchi and Paolo Piffarerio, 1962)
  • Balance / Debora Crovi (member of Gemini, Marvel Italia)
  • Barbel
  • Scorpion (Carmilla Black), Marvel
  • Blue Shield, aka Joseph Cartelli, Marvel
  • Brendon
  • Captain Hot Wheels (Magic Boy / Mattel Italia)
  • Capitan Italia (The X-Team, Flag fanzine, 1994)
  • (Note: There is a possibility that Catwoman / Selina Kyle is the daughter of Carmine Falcone, an Italian-American crime boss. It has not been confirmed, but has been hinted at in Batman: Dark Victory and Catwoman: When in Rome. DC)
  • Ciclone (a.k.a. l’uomo atomico / the Atomic Man, created by Andrea Lavezzolo and Carlo Cossio, 1945)
  • The Darkness / Jackie Estacado (Image / Top Cow)
  • Dryad (Callie Betto), Marvel
  • Diabolik created by Angela & Luciana Giussani in 1962.
  • Dylan Dog (Created by Tiziano Sclavi.)
  • Euroforce (Marvel Italia)
  • Fascinax
  • Flashman
  • Front / Gabriel Caine (member of Gemini, Marvel Italia)
  • Gemini (Marvel Italia)
  • Goldface (Goldface, the Fantastic Superman, 1967)
  • Grip / Brandon Blake (member of Gemini, Marvel Italia)
  • The Huntress or Helena Rosa Bertinelli, DC
  • Il Massacratore (ally of Captain Italia, Flag fanzine)
  • There is a strong possibility that the mainstream Iron Man may have Italian heritage. It is speculated Anthony Starks may be half Italian on his mother's side. His mother's maiden name, Carbonell, is likely a shortened, Americanized, or dialectal version of the common Italian surname Carbonelli or Carbonello. Marvel)
  • Ultimate Iron Man (character), Antonio Stark, is Italian on his mother's side, with his mother's surname being Cerrera.
  • Italian Spiderman
  • Jason Lee Scott; the original Red Power Ranger on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
  • Jonathan Steele
  • Junior (Intrepido, 1960)
  • Lancelot (S.H.I.E.L.D. agent, member of Gemini, Marvel Italia)
  • Lazarus Ledd (Italian comic)
  • Lost Kidz
  • l'Ombra / The Shadow (Created by Alfredo Castelli and Fernando Tacconi, 1974)
  • Luigi from the Nintendo video games
  • L’Uomo Blindato / The Armoured Man
  • Magic Patrol
  • Makabar
  • Dino Manelli, Marvel
  • Marino, il ragazzo degli abissi / Marino, the Boy of the Abysses
  • Mario from the Nintendo video games
  • Martin Mystère (Created and written by Alfredo Castelli)
  • Maskar
  • Medioman (Mai Dire Grande Fratello TV series, 2001)
  • Medium
  • Mirko (Created by Vittorio Cossio and Carlo Cossio, 1947)
  • Misterix (Albi Him Piu Belle Aventure, 1946)
  • Mistero / Mystery (Drama sul Mare, 1946)
  • Omerta AKA Paul "Paulie" Provenzano (Marvel)
  • Claire Bennet on TV series Heroes
  • Nathan Petrelli on TV series Heroes
  • Peter Petrelli on TV series Heroes
  • Sara Pezzini, wielder of the Witchblade, Image / Top Cow
  • Plutos (Created by Gian Luigi Bonelli and Leone Cimpellin, 1949)
  • Pumaman (L' Uomo puma / Pumaman, ADR Films 1980)
  • Radar (alien, Italian comic)
  • Ramarro (Tempi Supplementari, 1986)
  • Rat-Man, Panini Comics, formerly Marvel Italia
  • Razzo, L’Uomo di Plastica / Rocket, the Man of Plastic (alien w/ Italian name, La Setta, May 1948)
  • Roal, Il Tarzan del mare / Roal, the Tarzan of the Seas
  • Rockslide AKA Santo Vaccarro, an Italian American (Marvel)
  • Satanik created by Max Bunker & Magnus in 1964
  • Simbolo / Symbol (Troglo Comics Ltd. and Factory, 1998)
  • Slim, il ragazzo d'acciaio / Slim, the Steel Boy
  • Dave Speed (Super Fuzz, 1980)
  • Strong Guy or Guido Carosella
  • Suede / Nicholas Blake (member of Gemini, Marvel Italia)
  • Superargo (Superargo Versus Diabolicus, 1966)
  • Supersonic Man (Spanish/Italian movie, 1979)
  • Super Women (Italian comic character, Created by Clelia Ferrario and Renato Frascoli, 1966)
  • Tanks L'uomo D'Acciaio / Tanks the Steel Man
  • Tex Willer
  • The Three Fantastic Supermen
  • Tiramolla
  • Video Boy (Magic Boy / Mattel Italia)
  • WitchBlade (Sara Pezzini)
  • Yorga (Cow Boy weekly comic journal, 1945)
  • Zakimort
  • Za-Gor-Te-Ney (Italian comic created by writer Guido Nolitta (under the pen name of Sergio Bonelli) and artist Galieno Ferri)
  • Zatanna, aka Zantana Zatara, daughter of Giovanni Zatara, DC
  • Giovanni Zatara, DC
  • Zachary Zatara, DC
  • Ezekiel Zick

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