Alias
Mr. Fear
Nick Name
|
Civilian ID

Mr. Fear I

Zoltan Drago


Mr. Fear II

Samuel "Starr" Saxon


Mr. Fear III

Larry Cranston


Mr. Fear IV

Alan Fagan


Occupation

Mr. Fear I

Criminal

Museum Curator


Mr. Fear II

Criminal

Engineer


Mr. Fear III

Attorney

Criminal


Mr. Fear IV

Businessman

Criminal


Legal Status

Mr. Fear I

Deceased citizen of the United States.


Mr. Fear II

Deceased citizen of the United States.


Mr. Fear III

Citizen of the United States with a criminal record.


Mr. Fear IV

Citizen of the United States with a criminal record.


Nation or Planet of Origin

Mr. Fear I

Unknown


Mr. Fear II

Unknown


Mr. Fear III

Unknown


Mr. Fear IV

Madison, Wisconsin


Group Affiliation

Mr. Fear I

Fellowship of Fear


Mr. Fear II

None


Mr. Fear III

Enforcers


Mr. Fear IV

Enforcers


Base of Operations

Mr. Fear I

New York, New York


Mr. Fear II

New York, New York


Mr. Fear III

New York, New York

San Francisco, California


Mr. Fear IV

New York, New York

San Francisco, California


Height

Mr. Fear IV: 5' 11"


Weight

Mr. Fear IV: 165 lbs.


Eye Color

Mr. Fear IV: Hazel


Hair Color

Mr. Fear IV: Silver


Known Powers
Normal humans utilizing a compound of chemicals which educes fear in those to which it is exposed.
Accessories

Fear Compound: Chemical compound based upon fear pheromones which is administered via a variety of ways.


Common Enemies
Daredevil
Regularly Appearing
Daredevil Vol. 1 & 2
First Appearance

Mr. Fear I

Daredevil Vol. 1 #6 (Feb. 1965)


Mr. Fear II

Daredevil Vol. 1 #54 (July, 1969)


Mr. Fear III

Daredevil Vol. 1 #91 (July, 1972)


Mr. Fear IV

Marvel Team-Up Vol. 1 #92 (April, 1980)


Creator

Mr. Fear I

Stan Lee & Wally Wood


Mr. Fear II

Roy Thomas & Gene Colan


Mr. Fear III

Gerry Conway & Gene Colan


Mr. Fear IV

Steven Grant & Carmine Infantino


Origin

A sculptor at a wax museum and amateur scientist who suffered from delusions of grander, Zoltan Drago attempted to create a chemical compound to bring his wax figures to life forming an army of slaves. Failing in his first goal, Drago inadvertently created a compound which instilled fear in those who came into contact with it. Creating a way to administer his fear gas and fashioning a frightening costume, Drago became the menacing Mr. Fear.


After Drago was captured by Daredevil, imprisoned and served his sentences, he was force at gunpoint by Samuel "Starr" Saxon to reveal the location of his Mr. Fear equipment before shooting him dead. Saxon's short career as Mr. Fear ended in him plunging to his death from his airship. Unknown to Saxon at the time of his murder of Drago, the incident was overheard by Larry Cranston, a one-time law school classmate of Matt Murdock who suspected his identity as Daredevil. Using his skills as a lawyer, Cranston obtained a court order, under the guise of a Saxon' relative, to get custody of the Mr. Fear equipment. Cranston plotted for years until he eventually struck at Murdock and Daredevil as Mr. Fear - a plot which also lead to his death.


After Cranston's demise his nephew Alan Fagan obtained the criminal's equipment to initiate his plot as the latest Mr. Fear.