Real Name: Dante V. Govich

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Chemistry teacher

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Mister Fear (Larry Cranston)

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York City, New York

First AppearanceDaredevil II#100 (October, 2007); (identified) Daredevil II#101 (November, 2007)

Powers/Abilities: Govich was a talented chemist.


(Daredevil II#101 (fb) – BTS) – Dante V. Govich was a chemistry teacher at Empire State University. He was once arrested for selling drugs to students.

(Daredevil II#102 (fb)) – Law professor Harold Cranston (secretly Larry Cranston, the villain Mr. Fear) met Govich. Using his fear gas, he forced Govich to experiment upon and improve Cranston’s arsenal, and several deadly drugs and gasses were created. Cranston began to understand the subtle connections between fear, love, paranoia, and insanity, and how to make others have their pheromones altered or to drive others to violence, homicide, or suicide.

(Daredevil II#101 (fb) – BTS) – Fear forced all the students to drop their testimonies, and Govich’s charges were dropped. Govich soon developed a reputation for being slightly crazed.

(Daredevil II#100 (fb) – BTS) – Govich was tied up in Cranston’s apartment and strapped to a bomb. A trap was set so that when Daredevil landed on the window sill, the bomb would explode.

(Daredevil II#100) – Daredevil triggered the trap and the resulting explosion killed Govich.

Comments: Created by Ed Brubaker, Michael Lark, and Stefano Gaudiano.

Profile by Chadman.

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Daredevil II#100, p34, pan5 (main)

Daredevil II#100 (October, 2007) - Ed Brubaker (writer), Michael Lark, John Romita, Sr. (pencilers), Stefano Gaudiano, Al Milgrom (inkers), Marko Djurdjevic, Gene Colan, Bill Sienkiewicz, Alex Maleev (pencilers/inkers), Warren Simons (editor)
Daredevil II#101 (November, 2007) - Ed Brubaker (writer), Michael Lark (penciler), Stefano Gaudiano (inker), Warren Simons (editor)

Last updated: 01/21/08

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