1980s – Killer

By Brian Walker

Killer Diller is Beetle’s best friend. He was patterned after an army roommate Mort Walker had who thought he was God’s gift to women. He wasn’t especially handsome but he got what he wanted from the opposite sex by being very perseverant.

For the early history of the character check out these previous posts.



Killer continues to make frequent appearances in the strip. Although he has modified his behavior considerably over the years, he is still obsessed with women.

He often goes to town looking for dates but doesn’t always succeed. Here is a typical Sunday page from 2005.

In this episode from 2009, he is shown with a girlfriend but is distracted by the pretty females passing by. Killer’s “wiggling hat” is his most memorable trademark.

Check back next week for more classic strips from our archives.

– Brian Walker