SLATE

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Unrevealed

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Dr. Jason Carrington, Cindy, Daredevil (Matt Murdock), "Foggy" Nelson, “Dutch” Potter, “Doc” Tinker

Enemies: The Committee (George, Smasher, others)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York City, New York, USA

First Appearance: Daredevil I#74 (March, 1971)

Powers/Abilities: Slate maintained good physical conditioning. Though blind, he had heightened physical senses and lived an independent life.

Height: Unrevealed
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: Unrevealed
Hair: Black

History: (Daredevil I#74) – "Foggy" Nelson, seeking help on the Jennings case, was on his way to Matt Murdock's house when blindness hit him. Meanwhile, others across the city began going blind as well in a slowly spreading epidemic. Matt rushed "Foggy" to Dr. Jason Carrington. That night, Daredevil found Smasher, George and other criminals calling themselves the Committee robbing a local establishment. Daredevil attacked but was left unconscious after a brief battle. As the blindness epidemic kept spreading through the city, a group of blind citizens banded together to help. Slate grabbed Daredevil and took him to meet the others, including "Doc" Tinker (blind since 12, pawn shop owner), “Dutch” Potter (who lost his eyesight in Viet Nam), and Cindy, who revealed that while working at her job near the reservoir, she heard two men put drops in the water that she believed later rendered the city blind. Daredevil tracked down the Committee and the three blind men helped him defeat George and the others while Cindy fired the final shot from a slingshot to take down Smasher. The next day, those who had lost their sight from the reservoir recovered when the chemical wore off.

Comments: Created by Gerry Conway, Gene Colan and Syd Shores.

Profile by Chadman.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Slate has no known connections to:


Dr. Jason Carrington

(Daredevil I#74) – Longtime ophthalmologist for the blind Matt Murdock, Dr. Jason Carrington saw "Foggy" Nelson after he mysteriously went blind and he was baffled by the condition. Thinking the condition could be psychological, he recommended rest.









--Daredevil I#74

Cindy, "Dutch" Potter & "Doc" Tinker

(Daredevil I#74) – When much of New York City went blind, a group of blind civilians teamed together to provide help. Slate (black man) found an unconscious Daredevil and soon introduced him to "Doc" Tinker (blind since 12, pawn shop owner), “Dutch” Potter (who lost his eyesight in Viet Nam), and Cindy, who revealed that while working at her job near the reservoir, she heard two men put drops in the water that she believed later rendered the city blind. Daredevil tracked down the Committee and the three blind men helped him defeat George and the others while Cindy fired the final shot from a slingshot to take down Smasher. The next day, those who had lost their sight from the reservoir recovered when the chemical wore off.







--Daredevil I#74


George

(Daredevil I#74 (fb)) – George, Smasher and others formed the Committee and placed a chemical that would cause temporary blindness throughout the city in the reservoir.

(Daredevil I#74) – The Committee robbed several establishments. When Daredevil attacked, they fought back and left him unconscious, but then Daredevil teamed up with blind civilians, including “Dutch” Potter, Slate, “Doc” Tinker, and Cindy, and they defeated the Committee together. The blindness soon wore off.




--Daredevil I#74 (74 (fb), 74


Jennings

(Daredevil I#74 - BTS) – District attorney "Foggy" Nelson was working the Jennings case when he went blind.

--Daredevil I#74 - BTS

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Daredevil I#74, p15, pan2 (Slate)
Daredevil I#74, p10, pan1 (Dr. Jason Carrington)
Daredevil I#74, p16, pan1 (Cindy, “Dutch” Potter, “Doc” Tinker)
Daredevil I#74, p11, pan3 (George)


Appearances:
Daredevil I#74 (March, 1971) – Gerry Conway (writer), Gene Colan (penciler), Syd Shores (inker), and Stan Lee (editor) 


First Posted: 05/26/2018
Last updated: 05/29/2018

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