Real Name: Unrevealed
Group Membership: Leader of the Committee
Enemies: Daredevil, "Dutch" Potter, Slate, "Doc" Tinker, Cindy
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Manhattan, New York
First Appearance: Daredevil I#74 (March, 1971)
Powers: The Smasher was very strong, although not superhumanly so, and he was an experienced streetfighter. He was not particularly intelligent and was quick to anger.
History: (Daredevil I#74) - One of the
Committee developed a chemical which caused blindness, and
Smasher got the idea (perhaps his first one) to use it for
profit. They dumped the chemical into Manhattan's water supply
and soon everyone was going blind. While the city was in a state
of panic, they began robbing everyone blind (you know what I
mean!). Daredevil, who was unaffected by the chemical, managed to
locate the Committee and confronted them while they were robbing
a jewel store. However, he underestimated the strength of the
Smasher, who knocked him out. Daredevil was found by four other
people who had already been blind. The four joined Daredevil in
relocating the Committee. Working together, Daredevil and his
four new allies took out the Committee. Daredevil did better
against the Smasher this time, succeeding in knocking him down.
When he got back, up started mouthing off on how Daredevil would
pay. As a result, Cindy located him by the sound of his voice and
dropped him with a slingshot.
And that's all she wrote!
Comments: Created by Gerry Conway and Gene Colan.
The Smasher's kind of like an idiot savant--without the savant part.
Unnamed Committee guy: "Jeez that was
beautiful thinkin' of yours, George--Ain't nobody can fix
chemicals like you can! How much I get, Smasher?"
Smasher: "As chairman of this here Committee--I nominate myself as trasurer--an' I get to keep all the dough in escrow, see?"
Committee guy: "Huh? What's escrow?"
Smasher: " Who knows? I look it up in a book!"
No known connection to:
The Committee has no known connection to:
The Committee was a gang of small-time street
thugs led by the dim-witted Smasher. George developed the
blindness chemical that gave them their big break. They were
defeated by Daredevil and a group of people who had been
previously blind, who were unaffected by their chemical.
George was named, but not clearly identified (I think he's the cool cat in the background), while the other two were never named.
Daredevil I#74 (March, 1971) - Gerry Conway (writer), Gene Colan (pencils), Syd Shores (inks), Stan Lee (editor)
First Posted: 08/01/2002
Last updated: 08/01/2002
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