Comic Book Crimelords

The Al Capone's and Lucky Luciano's of comic books.

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  • Arguably comicdom's most famous mob boss.

  • The first Black Mask, Roman Sionis, ruled Gotham's underworld on multiple occasions until killed by Catwoman. The second, Jeremiah Arkham, would attempt to to attain the power of his predecessor.

  • Formerly a prominent crimelord and enemy of Daredevil. Killed by up-and-coming gangster The Hood to gain respect in the underworld.

  • The second Blockbuster. In becoming Bludhaven's top gangster, he became the archenemy of Nightwing. Their feud finally came to an end when Nightwing allowed him to be shot by the Tarantula.

  • Former common criminal who upon discovering a magic cloak, would become the leader of a supervillain crime syndicate as well a member of Norman Osborn's Cabal.

  • After the demonic invasion of Star City, Brick rose to power by murdering the traditional mafiosi of the city. He came into conflict often with the city's protector, Green Arrow. Recently killed by the Green Arrow-obsessed villainess, Cupid.

  • Formerly the leader of a powerful Maggia family. Now working for Mister Negative.

  • Leader of Intergang, as well as a devout believer in the Crime Bible.

  • Leader of the Inner Demons. Powerful gangster who has clashed with the Hood. Enemy of Spider-Man.

  • Formerly the leader of the Metropolis-based syndicate, the 100, now a boss of Intergang.

  • Formerly a boss of a Maggia crime family, now a powerful ionic supervillain. Enemy of the Avengers.

  • One of the Batman's few sane enemies. Oswald Cobblepot was for years a prominent figure in Gotham's underworld until supplanted by Intergang.

  • Daughter of Count Nefaria, would later succeed him as head of his Maggia family. Currently the second in command of the Hood's crime syndicate.

  • A former British mercenary, Edmund Dorrance would become a powerful druglord, as well as one of the most skilled martial artists on Earth. Now decesased.

  • Formerly the matriarch of a prominent New York mob, her entire family was systematically destroyed by the Punisher, who took out Ma last.

  • While more well-known as one of Batman's most prominent archenemies, Two-Face has at various times been a prominent figure in the Gotham underworld.

  • A former soldier in the Canadian army, Ernest St. Ives became immortal after rejecting Death, as well as developing a "death touch". He'd become the leader of a powerful criminal syndicate. After several conflicts with Alpha Flight, he'd be slain by Alpha Flight member, Nemesis, his own daughter.

  • Head of a Maggia family and rival to the Kingpin. Has "died" and returned multiple times as both an old man and a powerful cyborg. He was also once head of HYDRA.

  • Before the rise of the "freaks", Carmine Falcone was the most powerful man in Gotham. It took an alliance of Batman, James Gordon, and Harvey Dent, the actions of his son Alberto, and finally the emergence of Two-Face to finally bring the "Roman" down.

  • A powerful crimelord who temporarily took the Kingpin's place as the most prominent boss of New York City. Also a prominent figure within HYDRA.

  • The founder of Intergang, Metropolis' most powerful crime syndicate.

  • A costumed identity used by various criminal figures in the new York underworld. Arguably the most famous of whom was Richard Fisk, son of the Kingpin of Crime, Wilson Fisk.

  • Once a powerful gangster with multiple personality disorder. The dominant persona was Scarface, he spoke through the wooden dummy, who'd give orders to the meek Arnold Wesker. Would work for the Penguin, until he was murdered by the second Tally Man.

  • An incredibly obese drug lord whose criminal empire was crippled by Captain America and Nomad. He still maintained a fair position of prominence in organized crime. It was revealed during the Secret Invasion that he had been replaced by a Skrull. The real Slug has yet to be confirmed if he is dead or simply missing.

  • A gangster formerly in the employ of Tobias Whale, Johnny had his skin peeled off after Whale found out he stole money from him. He was given new patchwork skin by Desaad. He is currently the Intergang boss of Gotham City.

  • Wilson Fisk's predecessor as the Kingpin. Early foe of Daredevil. Years later he attempt revenge using Mutant Growth Hormone, but he'd die from overdosing on the substance.

  • Former financier Warren White plead insanity for his crimes and was sent to Arkham. Sane before his visit, a series of horrific incidents would cause him to become legitimately insane as well as lead to his new scarred appearance. He'd later become a powerful Gotham gangster, running a substantial empire from his cell in Arkham. He was later displaced from his position by Intergang.

  • The leader of one of the Maggia's European families. Enemy of Luke Cage as well as the older brother to the Serpent Society's Bushmaster.

  • Ishmael Gregor controlled a Russian mafia family in New York before he sacrificed the first Sabbac, Timothy Karnes, gaining even greater power than his predecessor.

  • Worked as a lawyer for the Maggia before becoming one of the organization's bosses.

  • One of Gotham's most prominent and enduring mob bosses.

  • An otherworldly crime lord who literally feeds on death. Attempted to usurp control of the New York underworld from the Kingpin. Enemy of Ghost Rider.

  • Daughter of Carmine "the Roman" Falcone. Briefly led the family after his death. Ironically she was slain by the same man that killed her father, Two-Face.

  • Formerly the Kingpin's right-hand man, the Arranger would later act as a caretaker for Fisk's empire during a time where the mob boss had to leave the country. However, after several severe mishaps, including a disastrous war with the Lobos brother, Fisk hired the British assassins, Knight and Fogg, to kill the Arranger.

  • Despite the delusion that he's the human incarnation of the Greek God Zeus, Maxie Zeus is a highly intelligent and charismatic crime lord.

  • Real name Nick Lewis, Crime Master was a masked gangster who attempted to unite the gangs of New York under his leadership before the rise to prominence of Wilson Fisk. Was killed in a shootout. His son briefly took up his mask, but was not nearly as prominent.

  • A reporter for the Daily Bugle who led a secret double-life as the Big Man, the leader of a network of various mob families. Frederick would later reform and sacrifice his life to save J Jonah Jameson.

  • Mutant crimelord, however his influence was minor in comparison to Tyger Tyger.

  • Human guise of the war god, Ares.

  • In the guise of a media mogul, Ricadonna was a rising crimelord until her empire was brought down by Misty Knight and Colleen Wing, the Daughters of the Dragon. With her empire gone, Ricadonna has gained Skrull-like powers and now menaces her enemies as a super-powered threat.

  • Sister of the Secret Six's Ragdoll. Under the identity of Junior, Alex controlled a vast criminal empire until her death at the hands of Tarantula.

  • The mob boss Wilson Fisk worked for before his rise to power. Fisk would arrange his murder and take over his crime family.

  • Madripoor's top crimelord, who took over the position after seeking vengeance on her predecessor, Roche, who was behind attacks on her family's bank. More ethical than most crime bosses, she refuses to deal drugs or engage in slavery. She is a longtime ally of Wolverine.

  • Former South Vietnamese soldier and now a crimelord on the island of Madripoor. He also the uncle of Karma, whom he seeks to control.

  • The man who ruled Madripoor's underworld before he was killed by Tyger Tiger, who would later take his place.

  • Head of the Russian mafia . Also an enemy of Maverick.

  • Boston-based crimelord and enemy of Wonder Woman.

  • Mob boss and enemy of Spider-Man.

  • Druglord in Keystone City, also the brother of Flash Rogue, Tar Pit.

  • The head of the Network, a large black market operating out of the twin cities, Central and Keystone. She attempted to take direct control of the cities involving an intricate plan to kill the Flash. The plan ended in failure. She was last seen attending Digger Harkness' funeral.

  • The latest in a centuries-long line of individuals who have taken the mantle of Black Tarantula. He was the leader of a Brazilian crime syndicate that attempted to expand into New York. He has recently abandoned his criminal ambitions and is now an ally of Daredevil.

  • Joseph Manfredi, son of infamous crimelord Silvermane, originally started out as the costumed villain, Blackwing. He later abandoned this identity to become a mob boss himself, including forming the team Heavy Mettle, which consequently had a different Blackwing as a member.

  • New York mob boss and enemy of Darkhawk. Currently in a coma after his last encounter with Darkhawk.

  • Originally a crimelord in the Intergang organization, Edge is now a prominent media personality known for his criticism of superheroes.

  • Formerly Carmin Falcone's biggest rival for control of the Gotham underworld. Responsible for the scarring of Harvey Dent. He is later killed by Alberto Falcone, the serial killer known as Holiday.

  • Leader of the Golden Tigers gang. He was a powerful boss in Chinatown before being taken down by Power man and Iron Fist.

  • A small-time New York crimelord with significant political influence. He attempted to influence the mayoral election by force and later assassination. He was opposed by Moon Knight.

  • Formerly a powerful Harlem crime boss and enemy of Luke Cage. Currently in prison for twenty years. Now the majority of schemes are planned from behind bars.

  • A powerful "Bang Baby" and enemy of Static. Formerly a member of Dakota's Blood Syndicate, he was forced out but would later create his own organization. After a titanic battle with the Teen Titans, he is forced into the Earth's core.

  • The son of Don Fortunato. He has at various times controlled his father's organization at times when Fortunato was unable to. He is also known for having a stronger sense of ethics than his father.

  • Renee Deladier was the head of a drug cartel based in Marseilles, France. She would later gain powers similar to Cloak's. She was taken down by Cloak and his partner Dagger, and became a more conventional supervillain.

  • Both an official in ALchemax and the head of the Cyber-Nostra, an organized crime syndicate in the year 2099. He was the archenemy of the Punisher 2099.

  • Son of the Kingpin, Wilson Fisk. Richard despised that organized crime was the source of his family's wealth and conspired on several occasions to depose his father. Ironically he became a crimelord himself to do this as both the Schemer and later as the Rose. After his last attempt nearly killed his father, he was shot in retaliation by his mother, Vanessa.

  • Before the Crisis on Infinite Earths, Lex Moxon was the mob boss who had Joe Chill murder Bruce Wayne's parents. Post-Crisis, it is not known for sure if he had. During the events of War Games, he was killed along with several other Gotham crimelords.

  • Tia Amparo, known as the crime lord La Dama, is the aunt of Blue Beetle Jaime Reyes' friend Brenda. Jaime has come into conflict with La Dama in which both learned the other's identity.

  • A lesser known enemy of Batman, who was a powerful hypnotist and martial artist. He was the head of a Tong syndicate and battled Batman on a few occasions. After an encounter with Supergirl, Tzin-Tzin drowned himself in the San Francisco Bay rather than nbe captured.

  • Formerly a powereful mob boss, who was an enemy of Bruce Wayne mother, Martha Kane. He was arrested before a hit he put out on her life could be carried out. Years later he'd choose to take revenge on her son, who was really Hush in disguise. After nearly be killed, Pierce is transformed into a skeletal meta-human, calling himself Skel.

  • Son of Carmine Falcone. Mario once deseperately tried to legitimize his family name, but through a series of tragedies with his family, Mario was left insane and broken. He has now become the new head of his father's crime family.

  • Los Angeles crime lady whith hypnotic powers and martial rts skills. Once attempted to use It the Living Colosus as a tool, but was defeated by Wonder Man.

  • Father of Wolverine's love, Mariko, Shingen was a powerful Yakuza boss in his native Japan. After a series of battles between the two in which Singen cheated, they eventually face each other a final time in which Logan killed the crime lord.

  • Snowblind was a drug lord as well as a high-ranking subordinate of Deathwatch.

  • A crimelord obsessed with the study of death. He used magic to ressurect people, granting them superpowers, and selling them as muscle. He was an enemy of Vengeance.