FANDOM


Walter Zileski is a former costumed criminal formerly known as The Screaming Skull.

Biography Edit

Walter Zileski was a bored graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Being a thrillseeker, Zileski decided to don a costume and become a supervillain, calling himself the Screaming Skull.

The Screaming Skull became active in the late 1930s and throughout the 1940s battling members of the Minutemen including Nite Owl I. His most notorious scheme was the time he set up a three-month. forty-member conspiracy to destroy the Minutemen headquarters building and accidentally blew up the wrong brownstone. His last criminal scheme went into operation in 1950. In 1951, he was sentenced to twenty years in prison. Although at one time he was wanted for the theft of more than $15.000.000 in property, he is said to have cleared as little as $2000 from his years of villainy due to rising insurance costs and steep thug overhead.[1]

After he got out of prison in 1971. he reformed and hung up his costume and went into the insurance business. He later became a born-again Christian in the early 1980s. He resides in Queens with a wife and two kids.

In 1985 Zileski ran into his old foe and former Nite Owl Hollis Mason in a supermarket and the two of them exchange addresses.[2]

Personality Edit

Walter Zileski was more interested in having a good time than he was in reaping the spoils of crime. He always prided himself on the skill with which he could play the roll of a typical "comic book'' villain. He often tell the story of how he flipped a coin to decide whether or not he would be good or evil.

Trivia Edit

  • When Hollis Mason was being beaten to death by Derf and the other Knot Tops, he imagined himself fighting Screaming Skull and the rest of his past enemies.[3][1]
  • Screaming Skull's impulsive need to flip a coin to decide his actions is similar to that of Batman villain Harvey Dent/Two-Face.

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 DC Heroes: The Watchmen Sourcebook
  2. Chapter I: At Midnight, All the Agents...
  3. Chapter VIII: Old Ghosts

NavigationEdit

ve Watchmen characters
Costumed adventurers
Minutemen Captain MetropolisHooded JusticeNite Owl IThe ComedianSilk Spectre IDollar BillMothmanSilhouette
Crimebusters Captain MetropolisDoctor ManhattanRorschachThe ComedianOzymandiasNite Owl IISilk Spectre II
Tulsa PD masks Sister NightLooking GlassPandaPirate JennyRed Scare
Other vigilantes Reggie Long
Criminals & villains
Costumed villains Captain AxisCaptain CarnageClaude BokeMoloch the MysticErika MansonJimmy the GimmickKing MobKing of SkinLiquidatorMarco MaezScreaming SkullSpacemanTwilight Lady
Knot Tops AlineLawrenceRoxi
Seventh Kalvary CarmichaelThe SuspectRenee
Cyclops Judd CrawfordJane CrawfordJoe KeeneJohn David Keene
Criminals Big FigureDerfGeorge PatersonGerald Anthony GriceHarvey Charles FurnissMichaelOtisRolf MüllerRoy Victor ChessUnderboss
Government & law enforcement
Politicians Alexander HaigJane CrawfordJoe KeeneJohn David Keene
New York PD CapaldiFrancis GiancarloGreavesHollis MasonJoe BourquinSamuel J. BattleShawSteven FineWillis
Tulsa PD Charlie SuttonJudd Crawford
FBI Dale PeteyKaufaxLaurie JuspeczykLuxem
Military ForbesGregHoldenJ. SandersonPetermanPiercePitch
Other Anthony RandolphMulhearneyWilliam Parker
Partners & family of masked adventurers

Adrian Veidt: Ingrid Renata Veidt
Angela Abar: Calvin AbarEmma AbarTopher AbarMarcus AbarRuth RobesonO.B. Williams
Eddie Blake: Vietnamese woman
Hollis Mason: Hollis Wordsworth MasonLiantha Mason
Jon Osterman: Inge Osterman
Laurie Juspeczyk/Sally Jupiter: BellaLaurence Schexnayder
Nelson Gardner: Norbert Veldon
Reggie Long: Gloria LongMalcolm Long
Ursula Zandt: BlancheGretchen
Walter Kovacs: Peter Joseph KovacsSylvia Kovacs

Civilians
Notable others BernardBernieLady TrieuWill ReevesBianMs. CrookshanksMr. Phillips
Journalists Alan MorganAlain GuillonAlan MorganDoug RothHector GodfreyJim WeissMike GreenvilleSeymour DavidTed KoppelTed PhilipsTina PriceWilliam F. Buckley Jr.Zelda
Scientists Ed CoreyWhittaker FurnesseJaney SlaterJon OstermanMilton GlassTungrenWally Weaver
Artists Hira ManishJoe OrlandoLinette PaleyMax SheaNorman LeithVargaWalt Feinberg
Writers DeniseHal EisnerJames Trafford March
Celebrities Edmund TaylorIrwinJanet SmithJeremy MillerRed D'Eath
Others Abie, Howe, Cheatem and DeweyAngela NeubergBellaBlair RocheCarol-AnneChuckDavidDexter RedbackDolores ShairpFantasticoGordian Knot manHappy HarryJacobJimmyJoeyLeo WinstonMarieMarlaMoe VernonMrs. HirschMrs. MusanteMusanteOscar HuberRandyRichardsonRobert DeschainesRosaSheilaSteveTinoTino Musante Jr.Watch seller
Based on real world persons
Politicians Dwight D. EisenhowerRobert RedfordFranklin D. RooseveltGerald R. FordHarry S. TrumanHenry KissingerJ. Edgar HooverJohn F. KennedyLyndon B. JohnsonRichard M. NixonRobert F. Kennedy
Others Eleanor CliftG. Gordon LiddyJackie KennedyKitty GenoveseSam GiancanaLee IacoccaPat BuchananRamses II
Celebrities Cassius ClayJohn McLaughlin
Animals & creatures
Alien MonsterBubastisFred and BarneyPhantom
DC Rebirth crossover characters
BatmanJohnny ThunderSuperman
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.