Real Name: George Fistal

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Hydra agent; former soldier-of-fortune

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Black Widow (Natasha Romonova), Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Anton Krapotkin

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York City, New York

First Appearance: Daredevil I#207 (June, 1984)

Powers/Abilities: George Fistal is a trained Hydra agent, proficient in the use of guns, explosives, and sedatives. He described himself as sadistic.

Height: 6' (by approximation)
Weight: 170 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Blonde

(Daredevil I#207 (fb) - BTS) - A graduate of West Point, George Fistal was dismissed for his sadistic tendencies. He became a soldier-of-fortune before joining Hydra. In time, he was tasked with recovering a microchip that had been stolen by Anton Krapotkin, a Russian engineer who'd gone to Black Widow for help. Fistal saw Black Widow kidnapped.

(Daredevil I#207) - Black Widow was forced to call Daredevil to ask for help in locating the chip. Later, Fistal got information on Anton's location, and he led Hydra soldiers to find him. Daredevil arrived there at the same time (wondering if he should call his old client Ivanov for a lead) and battled the soldiers, defeating them. Fistal shot Anton dead, then returned to the Black Widow, where he laid a trap for Daredevil. He knew he wouldn't get the chip back, which would make the Supreme Hydra angry, but he looked forward to being the man who killed two super heroes. Fistal strung Black Widow up from the ceiling in white cloth and paralyzed her vocal cords with a shot, then he placed an explosive for Daredevil to step on, but Daredevil saw through the trap and rescued the Widow. Fistal waited with agents nearby, waiting for the explosion. The heroes attacked and Widow savagely struck Fistal, breaking his wrist and leaving him unconscious.

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

Profile by Chadman.

George Fistal has no known connections to:

Ivanov should not be confused with:

Anton Krapotkin should not be confused with:


(Daredevil I#207 (fb) - BTS) - Years ago, Ivanov hired Matt Murdock and Foggy Nelson to represent him.

--Daredevil I#207 ([Daredevil I#207 (fb)]

Anton Krapotkin

(Daredevil I#207 (fb) - BTS) - Anton Krapotkin was a construction engineer from Russia who defected to the United States. Krapotkin took an apartment in New York City and got a job as a security guard. He accidentally obtained a microchip and, knowing Hydra was after him, he went to the Black Widow for help, but Hydra kidnapped the Black Widow.

(Daredevil I#207) - As Daredevil rushed to find Krapotkin, he wondered if he should question an old client named Ivanov. In the building where Krapotkin worked, Daredevil battled Hydra agents, and Krapotkin drew his gun and tried running for hit, but the hero grabbed him. Krapotkin was just coming clean to Daredevil when he was shot and killed by George Fistal.

--Daredevil I#207 ([Daredevil I#207 (fb)], 207

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Daredevil I#207, p16, pan6 (main)
Daredevil I#207, p17, pan3 (2nd)
Daredevil I#207, p14, pan1 (Krapotkin)

Daredevil I#207 (June, 1984) - Denny O'Neil (writer), William Johnson (penciler), Danny Bulanadi, Mel Candido (inkers), Michael Higgins (editor)

First Posted: 02/03/2019
Last updated: 02/03/2019

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