Membership: Lou Binion (left head shot), Sammy Binion (right head shot)

Purpose: Criminal group focused on robbery and drug-dealing

Aliases: None

Affiliations: Howard Carstairs, Benedict Closet

Enemies: Black Widow (Natasha Romanova), Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Foggy Nelson

Base of Operations: New York City, New York

First Appearance: Daredevil I#201 (December, 1983)

(Daredevil I#201 (fb) - BTS) - Years ago, having inherited a congenital heart condition from their father, Lou and Sammy Binion bribed a doctor to let them into the Green Berets, and they developed a reputation for being deadly killers. As soldiers, they also developed drug habits before they returned to life as civilians. In time, the brothers set up a company based in New York City called Binion Brothers Hauling and Storage Company. They engaged in shady business with their employees, including Howard Carstairs, and other corrupt companies, like Fulton Fish, owned by drug distributor Benedict Closet.

(Daredevil I#201 (fb) - BTS) - Howard Carstairs sued the Binion Brothers company, and hired Foggy Nelson to represent him. Foggy dug up intel on the shady past of the Brothers, and their company was shut down. Bitter, Sammy Binion plotted revenge without telling his brother. He put on his old combat gear and killed Carstairs in his apartment, then he went after Nelson.

(Daredevil I#201) - Sammy fired on Nelson, but his ally Matt Murdock warned him and Nelson ducked just in time. Sammy went running for it with Murdock after him, and they both ended up trailing through wet cement on the way. Sammy pretended to be a concerned citizen helping Murdock, then he snuck away. That night, at a poker game at the Blaine Hotel, the Binion Brothers were attacked by the Black Widow, who was aiding Daredevil in tracking them down. Black Widow (who found them through computer hacker Freddie the Nerd) took down the Brothers with force after they tried to flee, then she loaded them unconscious in a cab and also captured Benedict Closet. Black Widow forced all three men to dress in their combat gear, then she took them to Daredevil for questioning. The Binions were able to lie, given their heart conditions, and they were let go. Sammy went back to kill Nelson, but Daredevil knocked him unconscious, having realized he was the killer as he'd purchased new boots after stepping in wet cement.

Comments: Created by Denny O'Neil, William Johnson, and Danny Bulanadi.

Profile by Chadman.

The Binion Brothers have no known connection to:

Howard Carstairs has no known connection to:

Benedict Closet has no known connection to:

Howard Carstairs

(Daredevil I#201 (fb) - BTS) - An employee of the Binion Brothers Hauling and Storage Company, Howard Carstairs sued his employers for shady business dealings and hired Foggy Nelson to represent him. Foggy won the case. Later, Sammy Binion killed Carstairs in his home.

(Daredevil I#201) - Daredevil snuck in and found Howard dead, his dog barking for help.

--Daredevil I#201 ([201 (fb)], 201

Benedict Closet

(Daredevil I#201 (fb) - BTS) - A talented drug dealer, Benedict Closet opened a fish business, Fulton Fish, and hid dime bags of drugs, worth $1000 each, inside of individual fish. He had a working relationship with the Binion Brothers, who each had a drug habit. When Foggy Nelson won a lawsuit against the Binion Brothers' company on behalf of his client Howard Carstairs, Fulton Fish was negatively impacted.

(Daredevil I#201) - Black Widow snuck into the fish market to apprehend Closet. After downing his two guards, Black Widow was trapped in a net by Closet, who then tried to drown her in the ocean, but she pulled him in with her and escaped the net, then forcibly apprehended him. She made the Binion Brothers and Closet dress in Green Beret gear, then took them before Daredevil, who asked all three if they had shot at Foggy Nelson or killed Howard Carstairs, and Closet denied any involvement; Daredevil believed him, and he later exposed Sammy Binion as the perpetrator.

--Daredevil I#201 ([201 (fb)], 201

Freddie the Nerd

(Daredevil I#201) - An amateur computer hacker who lived with his mother, Freddie the Nerd (who resented that nickname) helped Black Widow track down the Binion Brothers on his computer. She kissed his cheek in payment, then he yelled at his mother when she assumed he was talking to himself.

--Daredevil I#201

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Daredevil I#201, p12, pan1 (main)
Daredevil I#201, p19, pan6 (Lou Binion)
Daredevil I#201, p19, pan7 (Sammy Binion)
Daredevil I#201, p15, pan4 (Benedict Closet)
Daredevil I#201, p6, pan4 (Howard Carstairs)
Daredevil I#201, p9, pan1 (Freddie the Nerd)

Daredevil I#201 (December, 1983) - Denny O'Neil (writer), William Johnson (penciler), Danny Bulanadi (inker), Bob Budiansky (editor)

First Posted: 01/23/2019
Last updated: 01/23/2019

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