Religion: not determined yet

Name: Anton

Classification: villain villain  

Publisher(s): Quality

First Appearance: Police Comics #6 (Jan. 1942): "Dr. Kruger's Hospital Horror"

Creators: S. M. Iger, Reed Crandall

Number of Appearances: 1

Enemy of: Firebrand

Ally: Rudolf

Occupation: henchman, orderly

Worked for: Dr. Kruger

Location: New York City, New York, USA

Race: white

Gender: male

Note: blonde

Rudolf and Anton were two hospital orderlies who acted as henchmen for the villainous Dr. Kruger. The masked hero Firebrand (Rod Reilly) faced off against Dr. Kruger and his henchmen in an adventure that began when Rod's girlfriend Joan Rogers discovered that Dr. Kruger was poisoning the blood supply.

Rudolf and Anton were essentially interchangeable in terms of their part in this story. But they were drawn as two very distinct individuals, with distinct facial features and body types. They are easily discernible because Rudolf has black hair and Anton is blonde. But in one panel there is an error with the word balloons so it looks as if Rudolf is calling his associate Anton by the wrong name ("Rudolf").

Near the end of the story, Dr. Kruger betrayed his loyal henchmen Rudolf and Anton by pushing them off the ledge of a high story at the hospital, and the two orderlies apparently died.

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This character is in the following 2 stories which have been indexed by this website:
America's Greatest Comics #9 (July 2004): "Dr. Kruger's Hospital Horror"
Police Comics #6 (Jan. 1942): "Dr. Kruger's Hospital Horror"

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