Fear gas and the obedient feline

Jul 31, 2009

Fear gas and the obedient feline

Jul 31, 2009

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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