Real Name: Raymond Connor (see comments)
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-1610)
human mutate vampire
Occupation: Vampire soldier;
Group Membership: Vampire army
(vampire leader, last
name unrevealed), "Nerd" Hulk, Stick (all Earth-1610)
Enemies: Blade, Captain America, Hawkeye
(Clint Barton), Black Widow (Monica Chang), "Nerd" Hulk (clone), Nick
Fury, Perun, S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistics
Directorate), Tony Stark, humans (all Earth-1610)
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: Kid Daredevil (see comments)
Base of Operations: New York, USA (Earth-1610)
First Appearance: Ultimate Avengers I#13
Powers/Abilities: Raymond Connor is an
exceptional athlete with incredible acrobatic skills and stamina, and
has been trained in multiple forms of martial arts. Although blind, his
other senses have been amplified (he can "read" by running his fingers
over print) and has a 360o radar vision. He is armed with a jointed
billy club with an extendable cable. Once turned into a vampire, he had
increased strength and speed, but a strong appetite for human blood and
a lethal weakness to sunlight. A young teenager, he was easily led.
Weight: 125 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Light blue (possibly due to injury)
(Ultimate Avengers I#13 (fb) - BTS) - The young
teenager Ray Connor was involved in an accident that left him blind,
but with his other senses inexplicably amplified.
(Ultimate Avengers I#13 (fb)) - After six weeks in
hospital, Connor was visited by Stick, the mentor to Matt Murdock (the
original Daredevil, now deceased). Stick promised to teach Connor
control of his newfound abilities. The next day, Stick and Connor
cruised pool halls, with Stick hustling and getting into a fight.
Connor was then trained by Stick in martial arts and use of his
abilities, including a 360o radar vision.
(Ultimate Avengers I#13 (fb) - BTS) - Stick told Connor of the original Daredevil, encouraging Connor to fulfill Murdock's apparent destiny. Stick's own mentor, Anthony, had been turned into a vampire and soon led the vampire clans, and Stick intended Connor to kill Anthony. He also told the boy of the anticipated war against supernatural forces. Connor adopted a yellow-and-red costume to honor Murdock. The newspapers dubbed him the "brand new Daredevil".
(Ultimate Avengers I#13) - One evening while
patrolling, he found Stick freshly bitten by "Nerd" Hulk (a Bruce
Banner clone newly turned into a vampire by Anthony). Shocked, Connor
was quickly overwhelmed and also bitten by a vampire.
(Ultimate Avengers I#14) - Nerd Hulk brought the
unconscious bodies of Stick and Daredevil to Anthony's nest in the
sewers, adding to Anthony's plan to build a super-hero vampire army and
farm humans as food. Concerned about his missing Avenger, Nick Fury
followed the subdermal tracker of Nerd Hulk into the sewers, taking
along several S.H.I.E.L.D. troops, plus Captain America, Black Widow
(Monica Chang) and Hawkeye. However, Anthony, clad in stolen early Iron Man
armor, was ready for them and sent the now recovered Daredevil to dupe
the S.H.I.E.L.D. forces, getting close enough to bite Captain America.
Anthony and his vampires then confronted their opponents.
Avengers I#15) - Daredevil watched as Fury and his forces opened fire
on Anthony and his vampires until Anthony mesmerized them under his
control. But new S.H.I.E.L.D. troops necessitated a hasty retreat for
the vampires out of the sewers into the night. Daredevil was impressed
with Nerd Hulk's strength facilitating their escape. Later, atop a
skyscraper, he saw Anthony rip the S.H.I.E.L.D. subdermal tracker from
Nerd Hulk and was inspired by Nerd Hulk's defiance.
(Ultimate Avengers I#16) - Anthony's vampire army fed
on humans in a Soho eatery. Nerd Hulk challenged Anthony for leadership
and quickly decapitated the armored leader with one punch to the shock
of the assembled vampires. Assuming leadership, Nerd Hulk had Stick
wear Anthony's old armor and ordered Daredevil take care of burning
Anthony's corpse. But they were interrupted by the blood-hungry Captain
America. Daredevil watched as Captain America drank from Hulk's wrist.
(Ultimate Avengers I#17) - At night, Nerd Hulk led
the vampire army against the S.H.I.E.L.D. base, the Triskelion, while
Daredevil followed Stick in raiding the labs. There, they attacked Tony
Stark before going after Blade.
(Ultimate Avengers I#18) - Daredevil reveled in the
destruction and cheered the murderous Stick on. Stick and Daredevil
fought with Blade, which led them outside, where vampires were
overrunning the Triskelion. Daredevil tasted the edge of Blade's katana
sword, detecting over 700 kills from that weapon, and prepared to kill
Blade with it. But Captain America, his Super Soldier serum having
purged the vampire infection from his system and thinking
strategically, grabbed the hammer of fallen agent Perun and teleported
the Triskelion to Iran, where it was daytime. All exposed vampires,
including Daredevil, burned and perished in the broad daylight.
Created by Mark Millar (writer), Steve Dillon (pencils), Andy Lanning
(inks). Based on the Earth-616 Daredevil (Matt Murdock) created
by Stan Lee and Bill Everett.
He was listed as Conner
in the recap page of issue 14 . I went with the original spelling. The
recap pages of issues 15-18 also dubbed him "Kid Daredevil", but this was never used
Connor's Daredevil costume coincidentally matched
Earth-616's original Daredevil costume.
This was a romp of a 6-issue storyline. However, it's almost as if this was meant to be a What If...? story, but jammed into an Ultimate title with replacement characters that could be killed off.
Initially, I wasn't satisfied that this new Daredevil
just happened to appear after Matt Murdock, the original Daredevil, was
killed by the tsunami hitting Manhattan. But I'm starting to suspect
that Connor's "accident" may have been arranged, maybe by the obsessive
Stick, who saw Daredevil as an integral part of his secret anti-vampire
While the indicia state Ultimate Avengers #13-16, the
covers labeled the issues as Ultimate Avengers 3 #1-6.
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Daredevil (Raymond Connor) has no known connections to:
Ultimate Avengers I#13, p17, pan1 (main image)
Ultimate Avengers I#15, cover (headshot, in costume)
Ultimate Avengers I#13, p16, pan1 (headshot, with specs)
Ultimate Avengers I#14, p21-22 (with bloodied fangs)
Ultimate Avengers I#13 (October, 2010) - Mark Millar (writer), Steve Dillon (pencils), Andy Lanning (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Ultimate Avengers I#14 (November, 2010) - Mark Millar (writer), Steve Dillon (pencils), Andy Lanning (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Ultimate Avengers I#15 (December, 2010) - Mark Millar (writer), Steve Dillon (pencils), Andy Lanning (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor), Olivier Coipel & Laura Martin (cover)
Ultimate Avengers I#16 (January, 2011) - Mark Millar (writer), Steve Dillon (pencils), Andy Lanning (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Ultimate Avengers I#17 (February, 2011) - Mark Millar (writer), Steve Dillon (pencils), Andy Lanning (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
Ultimate Avengers I#18 (March, 2011) - Mark Millar (writer), Steve Dillon (pencils), Andy Lanning & Scott Hanna (inks), Mark Paniccia (editor)
First posted: 10/29/2018
Last updated: 10/29/2018
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