Rizzo - full bodyRizzo

Real Name: Rizzo

Identity/Class: Human; Puerto Rican

Occupation: Usurer, killer

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: A thug

Enemies: Black Widow, Carlos & Maria

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York

First Appearance: Amazing Adventures II#1/2 (Aug 1970)
{Il Mitico Thor#65 Editoriale Corno (9 ottobre 1973)}

Powers/Abilities: Rizzo is a normal human. He is specialized in scaring and menacing normal people to obtain money or other things from them.

Rizzo - head shotHistory:
(Amazing Adventures II#
1/2 -(fb)) - Mr. Rizzo was an usurer. One day, Carlos, the son of Maria, the Natasha Romanoff's apartment's maid, borrowed some money by him, but Carlos couldn't pay it back to Rizzo. Rizzo menaced him and his mother.

(Amazing Adventures II#1/2) - Rizzo and one of his thugs went to Maria's flat and again asked for the money. Maria and Carlos hadn't the money, so the two criminals took Carlos hostage, leaving Maria with the threat that if she hadn't given back the money in 12 hours, they would kill the boy.

When the two criminals went out the building and arrived in the street, Natasha Romanoff in her Black Widow identity attacked Rizzo's thug, freeing Carlos. Rizzo took his gun but he was blasted by Natasha's Spider-Venom-Bite and stunned. Natasha also knocked out Rizzo's thug.

Shortly after the Police arrived on the scene, and Carlos accused the criminals of trying to kill him.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee, John Buscena and John Verpoorten.

The Black Widow, hearing Rizzo speaking, thought he was from Puerto Rico, but the surname could be of Spanish origin. Rizzo is also a typical Italian surname very common in southern Italy: Campania, Calabria, Sicily and Puglia (I have a cousin, Adriano Rizzo, and now you know because I did this profile!).

Profile by Spidermay


Rizzo has no known connections to

ThugRizzo's thug

He remained unnamed. His accent was Puerto Rican, as Rizzo's. He probably was one of Rizzo's "collectors".

Thug - head shotThe thug didn't have any remorse from menacing Maria and Carlos, and immediately kidnapped Carlos when Rizzo ordered it to him.

At the open, in the street, he was surprised by the Black Widow who double-kicked him dangling by her Widow-Cable. Later, he tried to attack her but she blocked him with her cable and double-kicked him again, knocking him down.

The thug was presumably arrested from the Police.

--Amazing Adventures II#1/2



Amazing Adventures II#1/2, page 5, panel 5 (Rizzo, full body)
Amazing Adventures II#1/2
, page 6, panel 3 (Rizzo, head shot)
Amazing Adventures II#1/2
, page 6, panel 1 (thug, full body)
Amazing Adventures II#1/2, page 5, panel 5 (thug, head shot)

Other appearances: None

Last updated: 06/19/05

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