LELAND DRUMMOND

Real Name: Leland Drummond

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: FBI Director

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Black Widow (Natasha Romanova), Luke Cage, Warden Cole, Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Angela Del Toro, Paul Delacourt, David Engel, Ken Goldberg, Iron Fist (Danny Rand), Jackie, Franklin "Foggy" Nelson, Night Nurse, Delilah Novak, Paladin, Punisher (Frank Castle), SHIELD, Ben Urich

Enemies: Hand, Vanessa Fisk, Kingpin

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Arlington, Virginia

First Appearance: Daredevil II#77 (November, 2005); (identified) Daredevil II#92 (February, 2007)

Powers/Abilities: None.

History:

(Daredevil II#77 (fb) - BTS) - Leland Drummond, the national director of the FBI, in Washington D.C., continued supervising the Murdock case. He grew more and more furious as Agent Driver was killed, Daredevil helped apprehend the Owl, and Daredevil put Wilson Fisk, the Kingpin, in jail. When the Kingpin offered to expose Daredevil as Murdock once and for all, and published the information in the newspaper, in exchange for a federal pardon, Drummond was furious and felt compromised.

(Daredevil II#77) - Agent Angela Del Toro, the FBI agent assigned to the Daredevil case over the past nine months, approached Drummond and asked what he would do. Drummond impatiently explained that he would have to take the Kingpin’s deal and Del Toro, after verbally accosting Drummond, quit her job.

(Daredevil II#78) - Drummond met the Kingpin with a SWAT team and demanded that reporter Ben Urich be required to leave. The Kingpin refused and knew Drummond was taking the deal. Drummond told the Kingpin he would be absolved and deported only if the proof was conclusive, and Kingpin said they would need to hurry and get to the proof then. Drummond impatiently demanded that the Kingpin give them answers, but the Kingpin held his ground, claiming that the “Murdock papers” existed and that two other people knew about them. Feeling helpless, Drummond called for additional help to expose Murdock.

(Daredevil II#79 (fb) - BTS) - Drummond hired Paladin to shoot down Daredevil from a helicopter, promising to erase Paladin’s record in return.

(Daredevil II#79) - After hearing that the shot had been made, Drummond confirmed the hit with Paladin then ordered the task force to move in and get Murdock. The teams found Murdock missing, and Drummond then heard the Kingpin say that he’d been bluffing. He claimed that they could use the blood sample to prove it was Murdock, though, and that Urich could help them find the Night Nurse, who would be tending to Murdock’s wounds.

(Daredevil II#80) - Drummond ordered Urich to give the location of the Night Nurse or be arrested. He watched as Urich hit Kingpin in a fury, then again demanded the location. He surrounded the Night Nurse’s office with the FBI, and was shocked when heroes Luke Cage and Iron Fist (Danny Rand) tried holding them off as well as the Ninja Hand. Elektra herself held a sword to Drummond’s throat until Murdock exited, agreeing to surrender himself. Drummond ordered that the rest of the heroes be arrested as well until Black Widow (Natasha Romanova) threatened to shut him down via SHIELD if he arrested anymore than just Murdock. Drummond agreed, and then verbally taunted Murdock while Murdock’s wife, Milla Donovan, cried nearby.

(Daredevil II#81) - Drummond sat in the courtroom as Paul Delacourt, Ken Goldberg, and Delilah Novak represented the case against Murdock, who was being represented by Foggy Nelson. The judge denied the requests of the heroes there, including Reed Richards, then denied Murdock bail on the condition that Drummond would secure protected imprisonment for Murdock on Ryker’s Island. Murdock plead not guilty and was taken away. Drummond later re-arrested the Kingpin, after he’d just been set loose, for a newly discovered murder charge of a subordinate named Paul Roche. Kingpin was furious, but Drummond just smiled as he was taken away. Drummond later met with the Warden Cole of Ryker’s Island and expressed no sympathies for the heroes and villains who were locked away.

(Daredevil II#82) - Cole met with Drummond again at JFK Airport and explained the difficulty the last month had been with Murdock and Fisk both in custody. Drummond was arguing furiously with Cole for not keeping Murdock and Fisk in the same cell block and for having Murdock in protected custody, unwilling to listen to the legalities and questions the lawyers were raising. Drummond rushed off, having received a call from Senator David Engel.

(Daredevil II#83 - BTS) - Furious when he received the news that Murdock’s lawyer Foggy Nelson had been murdered while visiting Murdock in jail, Drummond called Cole to pressure him into finding the guard that allowed it to happen.

(Daredevil II#84) - Drummond met Engel for dinner and defended himself for his actions in the Murdock case and for denying Murdock bail and putting him in general population. Engel threatened to withdraw his support of Drummond and Drummond’s position itself.

(Daredevil II#87) - Drummond learned that a prison riot had broken out and that Murdock had escaped, posing as a hostage to the Punisher. He grew furious when Warden Cole appeared on the news and claimed that the FBI was responsible for the riot and that Murdock was wrongly accused. Drummond furiously demanded Jackie, his secretary, to get Cole on the line, but she told him Senator Engel was waiting for him instead.

(Daredevil II#92 (fb) - BTS) - Drummond was told that he was being forced to a desk job in Alaska and to resign from his post.

(Daredevil II#92) - Furious, Drummond packed all of his things, planning on getting his revenge on the FBI when he could. The movers soon arrived and he put them to work.

(Daredevil II#92 - BTS) - Drummond was forced by the “movers” to write a suicide note that absolved Murdock of all crimes. They then killed him, making it look like a suicide. The movers had been hired by Vanessa Fisk.

Comments: Created by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev.

Profile by Chadman.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Leland Drummond has no known connections to


Jackie

(Daredevil II#87) - Secretary of the Director of the FBI, Jackie kept trying to call Warden Cole for her boss Leland Drummond. She told him that a call from Senator David Engel had come in.

--Daredevil II#87











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Daredevil II#92, p2, pan4 (main)
Daredevil II#87, p21, pan6 (2nd)

p21, pan4 (Jackie)


Appearances:
Daredevil II#78-81 (July-October, 2005) - Brian Michael Bendis (writer), Alex Maleev (penciler/inker), Axel Alonso (editor)
Daredevil II#82 (November, 2005) - Ed Brubaker (writer), Michael Lark (penciler/inker), Warren Simons (editor)
Daredevil II#83-84 (December, 2005-January, 2006) - Ed Brubaker (writer), Michael Lark (penciler), Stefano Gaudiano (inker), Warren Simons (editor)
l Daredevil II#87 (April, 2006) - Ed Brubaker (writer), Michael Lark (penciler), Stefano Gaudiano (inker), Warren Simons (editor)
Daredevil II#92 (September, 2006) - Ed Brubaker (writer), Michael Lark (penciler), Stefano Gaudiano (inker), Warren Simons (editor)


Last updated: 01/12/08

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