Fear gas and the obedient feline

by | Jul 31, 2009 | Silver Age Madness | 1 comment

There have been no fewer than four men to carry the name (and gas) of Mr Fear. The very first was Zoltan Drago, whose origin story – as seen below, from Daredevil #6 by Stan Lee and Wally Wood – details the fortuitous circumstances which lead to his discovery of fear gas. As mentioned, Mr. Drago was a real madman in the classic Dr. Frankenstein sense since his original goal was simply to create a potion to make his wax figures come to life. Because, you see, he was also the owner of a rather impressive collection of heroes and villains on display to the public, and later in this issue, we see him unveil the most recent addition to his collection: The life-size Daredevil wax doll!

However, a quick glance of the page below reveals an even more impressive feat. While Drago’s furry friends seems to have some issues with coordination and inadvertently knocks over beaker from a shelf (note to self: keep cats away from bunsen burners…), there is no doubt in my mind that Zoltan Drago might be in possession of the world’s first obedient feline! That is, a cat that will actually do as it’s told. My own cat, on the other hand, is perfectly useless…

image from Daredevil #6, by Stan Lee and Wally Wood

1 Comment

  1. Bill

    I think it’s interesting that Drago would need the love a little kitten in the first place. Maybe he wasn’t so evil after all. Anyway Zoltan Drago and Starr Saxon had the greatest names ever. As a matter of fact, I challenge anyone to top them.


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