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Virus. Virus was created by the Italian creators Federico Pedrocchi (Marcus) and Walter Molino and appeared in the comic strip “Virus” (1939).

Virus is a megalomaniacal Superhuman Mad Scientist who plans to CONQUER THE WORLD! He communicates with his agents via telepathy, can control corpses by the power of his mind (thus giving him an army of zombies), and has invented a "one-cell searchlight" which traps the beams of the sun and acts as a kind of laser. Virus is assisted in his goals by his Indian servant Tirmud. Virus’ opponents are the boy Piero and his uncle, who somehow always manage to defeat Virus' plans, but never put him away for good.

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