Real Name: Unrevealed
citizen of Haiti
Occupation: Drug dealer
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: B, Bear, Eric, Freddie-O, Gypsy, Mr. Hotchkins, Raymond
Enemies: Chuck, Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Bucko Leary, Mambo, Nameless One, Karen Page
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: New York City, New York;
First Appearance: Daredevil I#243 (June, 1987)
Powers/Abilities: A savvy and clever drug dealer, Danny Guitar has an in-depth knowledge of voodoo spells and practices. He uses fear and intimidation to keep others in line.
Height: 5'6" (by approximation)
Weight: 140 lbs. (by approximation)
(Daredevil I#244 (fb) ) - A young boy in Haiti joined a voodoo cult. When the voodoo priestess Mambo demonstrated her powers through chants, rituals, and dancing, the young man was skeptical until he saw her raise the dead.
(Daredevil I#244 (fb) - BTS) - The boy panicked and fled from the cult.
(Daredevil I#243 (fb) - BTS) - The boy took the name Danny Guitar and moved to America with memories of the voodoo practices in his homeland. A practitioner of amateur voodoo, Danny Guitar established a drug trade for himself in New York City, though he became known for using harsh methods with those who worked for him. Guitar also used methods that kept the authorities off his back, like switching routes and only partially sharing information with his dealers. Guitar found a voodoo doll in his apartment, but he didn't believe in them. He formed a working relationship with Gypsy and Bear, who supplied for him. Guitar learned one of his drug dealers, Eric, was working as a police informant. Guitar vandalized Eric's home, stuck knives in his shoes, and put voodoo symbols on his walls. He then pumped Eric full of drugs that could easily kill him.
(Daredevil I#243) - With his ally Raymond, Guitar delivered a dead chicken to his crack producer, to intimidate him, then told him he was raising his prices. When a young man tried attacking Guitar, Guitar took the man down with gunfire, and the man grasped Guitar's scarf as he died. Guitar picked up a new experimental stash of cocaine from scientist, B. At Burger King, Raymond commended Guitar on his work, and Guitar briefly drifted off, filled with memories of voodoo from his childhood. Guitar realized his red scarf was missing, not knowing that the voodoo priestess Mambo was using it in an enchantments against him. When Guitar demanded greater profits from Gypsy and Bear, they initially threatened violence but ended up giving him his money. Guitar then ordered Raymond to kill more chickens as warnings, but Raymond informed him he couldn't find more chickens, so Guitar recommended he use white cats, though he insisted they had to be white for the proper rituals. Guitar then picked up more drugs and delivered it to his local dealers, including Freddie-O, a boy on a skateboard. After firing dealer Mr. Hotchkins for using some of the drugs, Guitar went home, unlocked all four locks on his door, and then gasped as a he saw a voodoo doll of himself inside.
(Daredevil I#244 (fb) - BTS) - Guitar, nervous, went after various crack houses to send a message to dealers. He planned a big hit on a known warehouse, wanting enough money to get away.
(Daredevil I#244) - Guitar, reflecting on his origins and panicking about voodoo, shot the voodoo doll, painted himself (without realizing it, under Mambo's influence), then went out to rob more money. As the robbed dealers promised revenge, they commented on Guitar's paint, and he didn't know what they were talking about. Guitar attacked a warehouse full of cocaine and found it empty. Bucko Leary and other cops fired at him and a bullet passed through his hand. Guitar was placed under arrest as civilian Karen Page watched, but then they sensed an acrid mist in the room, and Guitar knew it was voodoo. The Nameless One revealed himself and began attacking cops, including Chuck. The Nameless One defeated 15 cops swiftly, using super strength to throw a tractor at them, leaving only three standing, but Daredevil soon arrived and defeated him.
Comments: Created by Ann Nocenti, Louis Williams, and Danny Bulanadi.
Guitar kind of faded into a catatonic state in the final scene here, but he was presumably arrested.
Profile by Chadman.
Danny Guitar should not be confused with:
(Daredevil I#243 (fb) - BTS) - A drug dealer providing cocaine for Danny Guitar, B saw his scientists create a new source of cocaine that was ultra-addictive to monkeys.
(Daredevil I#243) - B delivered a new stash of cocaine to Danny Guitar, ensuring him it was perfect.
--Daredevil I#243 (243 (fb) - BTS, 243
(Daredevil I#243 (fb) - BTS) - Eric was a young black boy who lived with his mom and acted as a drug dealer working for Danny Guitar. Guitar sought to teach Eric a lesson and vandalized Eric's home, stuck knives in his shoes, and put voodoo symbols on his walls. He then pumped Eric full of drugs that could easily kill him.
(Daredevil I#243) - Eric rushed down the road, the drugs causing him to tear his shirt off, crash into walls, and shatter a window and a mirror. Daredevil grabbed Danny and realized he was overdosing, then rushed him to the hospital to get him help. They stabilized Eric, who gave Daredevil his home address.
(Daredevil I#244 (fb) - BTS) - Eric's mother watched over Eric at the hospital, telling him about cop Bucko Leary being worried about him. She left, asking the nurse to watch out for him.
(Daredevil I#244) - Karen Page went to the hospital and asked for Eric's help in finding Daredevil, who had gone after Guitar. Eric discovered that Guitar had seemingly declared war on the drug trade, so he suggested they visit Bucko Leary instead, having heard that Guitar would be hitting a major drug warehouse. Leary agreed to help them with a ten-man team of cops.
--Daredevil I#243 (243 (fb) - BTS, 243, 244 (fb) - BTS, 244
(Daredevil I#243) - A drug dealer for Danny Guitar, Freddie-O was a young boy on a skateboard. He picked up his new supply after running late due to a flat tire.
(Daredevil I#243 (fb) - BTS) - Drug suppliers went into business with Danny Guitar, who used unorthodox voodoo threats to achieve greater fear and profits. Guitar demanded more profit in return.
(Daredevil I#243) - Gypsy and Bear were tempted to use violence against Guitar, but they gave him the money demanded with a warning that he shouldn't forget his place.
--Daredevil I#243 (243 (fb) - BTS, 243
(Daredevil I#243 (fb) - BTS) - White businessman Mr. Hotchkins became a drug dealer for Danny Guitar, but Hotchkins was using some of the cocaine on the side.
(Daredevil I#243) - When Hotchkins ran late for a meeting, Guitar, flanked by his man Raymond, fired Hotchkins, choosing to let him live.
--Daredevil I#243 (243 (fb) - BTS
(Daredevil I#243) - Drug dealer Raymond worked with Danny Guitar, who was achieving great profits in his business due to using voodoo scare tactics with his dealers. Raymond accompanied Danny in delivering a dead chicken to a supplier, frightening the man into giving greater profits to Guitar. After seeing Guitar gun down a man who tried to attack him, Raymond went with the man to Burger King, where he saw his friend briefly fall asleep. Guitar realized that his red scarf was missing. Later, Guitar ordered Raymond to deliver more slaughtered chickens as warnings, but Raymond couldn't find chickens, so Guitar told him to use white cats. Raymond wondered why he couldn't use black ones, and grew frustrated that Guitar was making demands for rituals he didn't believe in. After they delivered drugs to the dealers, including young Freddie-O, Guitar fired drug dealer Mr. Hotchkins for using on the side, despite Raymond's advice to keep him.
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Daredevil I#244, p9, pan1 (in red paint)
Daredevil I#243, p8, pan3 (face)
Daredevil I#243, p1, pan4 (voodoo doll)
Daredevil I#243, p15, pan1 (B)
Daredevil I#243, p2, pan1 (Eric)
Daredevil I#243, p15, pan6 (Freddie-O)
Daredevil I#243, p15, pan1 (Gypsy and Bear)
Daredevil I#243, p17, pan6 (Mr. Hotchkins)
Daredevil I#243, p7, pan3 (Raymond)
Daredevil I#243 (June, 1987) - Ann Nocenti (writer), Louis Williams (penciler), Danny Bulanadi (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Daredevil I#244 (July, 1987) - Ann Nocenti (writer), Louis Williams (penciler), Tony DeZuniga (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
First Posted: 03/26/2019
Last updated: 03/26/2019
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