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DAVID DREIR

Real Name: David Dreir

Identity/Class: Normal human

Occupation: Weapons manufacturer, state governor candidate

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: His employees and campaign supporters

Enemies: Arnie Berman, Human Fly (Rick Rojatt), Marion Martinet and his army, Harmony Whyte

Known Relatives: Alexandra Dreir (daughter), Angeline (ex-wife, deceased)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Rocky Mountains, USA

First Appearance: Human Fly I#3 (November, 1977)

Powers/Abilities: Dreir was an average middle-aged human with an astute business mind.

Height: 5'11" (by approximation)
Weight: 180 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Black (with white temples)

History:

(Human Fly I#4 (fb) - BTS) - David Dreir was a munitions manufacturer who had grown cold toward his wife Angeline by the time their daughter, Alexandra, stricken with polio, had been born. Dreir focused on money and his wife divorced him, marrying a rival weapons maker, Marion Martinet. Angeline passed away but the rivalry between Dreir and Martinet only intensified with Alexandra seen as a prize to be secured against the other.

(Human Fly I#3 (fb)) - One of Dreir's political campaign rallies for governorship was broken up by masked thugs deployed by Martinet, who later rescued Alexandra from Dreir's mansion. Soon after, not wanting police intervention, Dreir approached stuntman-adventurer Human Fly for help after a successful show, providing selective information to secure the Fly's charitable support.

(Human Fly I#4) - But Dreir intended the Human Fly to be the unwitting distraction while he mounted a fully weaponized assault on Martinet. Dreir lured two of the Fly's allies, Arnie Berman and Harmony Whyte, to his mansion to act as hostages, then held them captive in his tank as he led the charge on Martinet's mountain fortress. The two armed forces clashed violently on the mountain side until eventually Dreir and Martinet confronted each other face to face, oblivious of the deadly danger Alexandra was in right next to them until the Human Fly rescued her. Dreir and Martinet shamefully ended their battle.

Comments: Created by Bill Mantlo (writer), Lee Elias (pencils) & Don Perlin (inks).

Dreir's weapons focused more on fancy tanks (or "mobile assault tower"), half tracks and motorbikes, while Martinet had the more flamboyant mechanical flying war-hawks and hover platforms.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

CLARIFICATIONS :
David Dreir has no known connections to:


Alexandra Dreir

Alexandra Dreir

Alexandra "Lexy" Dreir was the daughter of David and Angeline Dreir. She had been stricken with polio since birth. Her parents had divorced and she stayed with her now widower father, but was kidnapped by her stepfather Marion Martinet as part of the men's escalating and bitter rivalry. The Human Fly helped free her when she was caught in the midst of a fierce armed battle between Dreir's and Martinet's forces, and saved her from falling to her death. This shamed the men into a truce and the Human Fly took her to a nearby hospital to receive care.

 

 

 

 

 

 

--Human Fly I#3 (4

 


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Human Fly I#3, p9, pan3 (main image)
Human Fly I#4, p11, pan2 (in tank turret)
Human Fly I#4, p3, pan5 (Alexandra)


Appearances:
Human Fly I#3 (November, 1977) - Bill Mantlo (writer), Lee Elias (pencils), Don Perlin (inks), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Human Fly I#4 (December, 1977) - Bill Mantlo (writer), Lee Elias (pencils), Rod Santiago (inks), Archie Goodwin (editor)


Last updated: 05/13/17

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