LO PARINO

Real Name: Lo Parino

Identity/Class: Human (World War 2 Era)

Occupation: Mobster, counterfeiter

Group Membership: his own band of mobsters

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Howling Commandos (Nick Fury, Gabe Jones, "Reb" Ralston)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: A castle on an island near Sicily

First Appearance: Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos#102 (September, 1972)

Powers/Abilities: Parino was a shrewd criminal and counterfeiter, and wielded a handgun.

History: (Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos#102) - Prior to the Allies' invasion of Europe, Lo Parino schemed to print counterfeits of the currency the allies were printing for the invasion, not because he was allied with the Axis powers, but because he was out to make himself money (literally). Parino's plan was discovered by "Agent Q," who summoned the Howling Commandos to Parino's island. The Howlers were able to defeat several of his men and infiltrated his castle wearing their clothes. "Reb" Ralston managed to enter a poker game and did quite well, but was recognized as a Howler by another player, and was captured.

Ralston was brought before Parino at the presses where the money was being printed. Parino was about to have him killed, when Nick Fury and Gabe Jones came to Ralston's rescue. As his men fell before the Howlers, Parino tried to run, but Ralston struck him from behind with one of the money plates, hitting him in the back. The Howlers set the room on fire with petrol, then fled the castle. It is not known if Parino survived.

Comments: Created by Gary Friedrich, Dick Ayers and Vince Colletta.

by Prime Eternal

CLARIFICATIONS:
Lo Parino should not be confused with:


Images taken from:
Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos#102, page 27, panel 1


Last updated: 01/10/05

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