Real Name: Kito (full name unrevealed)
Identity/Class: Normal human (early 1950s era)
Occupation: Insurgent/serial killer
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: mother (name unrevealed)
Enemies: North Korean Communist military
forces, especially senior officers
Known Relatives: mother (name unrevealed),
father (deceased, name unrevealed), brothers (deceased, names
Base of Operations: mobile near Kawloon, Korea
First Appearance: War Comics#13/4 (November,
Powers/Abilities: Kito was a murderously
vengeful woman who behaved flirtatiously to seduce men so that she
could remorselessly kill them. She was staunchly anti-Communist.
Weight: 110 lbs. (by approximation)
(War Comics#13/4 (fb) - BTS) - In the early 1950s, as
the Korean Communists advanced southward, they pillaged many homes and
farms. Kito's father and brothers were killed on the Communist Koreans'
bayonets. Kito and her mother sought bloody vengeance using a simple
trick to lure and seduce North Korean soldiers (especially officers),
then poison them with a free meal. They roamed the countryside,
pretending to own abandoned farms, before moving on to bait their next
(War Comics#13/4) - As Communist Korean soldiers
marched past, Kito sat by the side of the road, blowing kisses and
flirtatious comments. An officer pulled up and Kito kissed him
passionately, promising kisses for all in the major's military car.
Called by her mother, Kito offered free dinner and accommodation for
one night, lying that it was their farm damaged in the war. Given it
was near their camp, the Communist major agreed. Wine was given and
Kito did a victory dance to entertain the officers while the mother
prepared the poisoned food. The officers ate heartily, although Kito
and her mother would not eat. But Kito toasted to democracy's victory
and the defeat of Communism, then revealed their plot as the officers
began to fall dead. The major struggled, but Kito stabbed him. Kito and
her mother left the corpses, placed their cooking utensils, food
and wine on their donkey, then moved near Kawloon where there were new
troop movements. They found another abandoned farmhouse and Kito again
tricked new Communist officers to dinner.
Comments: Created by uncredited writer & Syd Shores (art).
A slight variation on the seductive Communist female killer often used in war comics of the era.
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Kito has no known connections to:
War Comics#13/4, p1, pan1 (main image)
p4, pan2 (headshot)
War Comics#13/4 (November, 1952) - uncredited writer & Syd Shores (art), Stan Lee (editor)
First posted: 06/17/18
Last updated: 06/17/18
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