Dr. Kryos Freezedrei was a German scientist who spceialized in the study of cryogenics. He was also a Nazi agent.

Reviving PrunefaceEdit

Upon the "death" of the notorious spy and poison gas dealer Pruneface, Freezedrei had the body taken to his own private laboratory. There, Pruneface became the subject of one of Freezedrei's earliest experiments in cryogenics. The experiement was a success, and Pruneface was held in suspended animation for several decades.

In 1983, Freezedrei caught the attention of the aging actor Vitamin Flintheart, who was beginning to have concerns about his mortality. Freezedrei assured Flintheart that cryogenics was viable, and offered to prove it by reviving one of his patients on television. The patient was Pruneface, who was successfully resuscitated.

Freezedrei gained acclaim for this acheivement and was contacted by many wealthy and influential people who sought his services. Freezedrei soon collected 10 million dollars from his new customers. Freezedrei and Pruneface intended to betray these clients, however, and flee to South America with their money and several other revived Nazi "sleeper" agents.

Attempted EscapeEdit


Freezedrei's Rogues' Gallery feature, later retconned

Before they left, Pruneface wanted to get revenge on Dick Tracy. He and Freezedrei ambushed Tracy and sealed him in a cryogenic tube. Pruneface then left Freezedrei to complete the process while Pruneface prepared their escape. Freezedrei was confronted by Sam Catchem, who had tracked Tracy to Freezedrei's facility. Catchem forced Freezedrei to release Tracy, and Sam took his partner to a hospital for medical attention.

After releasing Tracy, Freezedrei hid among his equipment while Catchem and Tracy left. Freezedrei intended to continue thawing his allies, but his lab was blown up in an explosion planned by Mossad agents. He was presumed killed in the blast.

Return and DeathEdit

In 1985, it was revealed that Freezedrei had survived and was again working with Pruneface. Freezedrei had developed a virus that caused blindness and released it on the suburb of Hometon. One of the victims was Tess Tracy. Freezedrei was confronted by Tracy and Sam Catchem, but was crushed to death by satellite dish that he had attempted to drop on the officers.


  • Among Freezedrei's "sleepers" was man whose face resembled Adolf Hitler. Whether this was the actual Hitler, a lookalike, or possibly a clone is unclear. This man was apparently killed in the explosion at Freezedrei's lab.

Known AssociatesEdit