This marks Ken Cliffe's fourth appearance as a V&V author. Several of the characters discussed within the pages of this compendium will be of specific interest to those who have played through Ken's previous adventures already in publication. A number of characters in those books had backgrounds that referred to other characters, both heroes and villains. Many of these characters who had only been alluded to previously are now discussed in detail and the complete view of Ken Cliffe's V&V world is now available.
Though FGU sees a greater need for adventures than for books of villains, such collections of characters are also valuable tools for the Gamemaster, especially when they tie together any loose threads from a series of adventures by a given author/designer. This is especially true in the case of Super-Crooks & Criminals, where the detail behind such organizations as C.R.I.M.E. is presented to enable GMs to use the entire group in an ongoing campaign, after having first encountered some members in previous adventuring.