VINNIE GRAZIA

Real Name: Vincent Grazia

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Worker at Osborn Chemicals; former criminal

Group Membership: Osborn Chemicals

Affiliations: Liz Allen, Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Molten Man (Mark Raxton), Williams

Enemies: Gladiator (Wylie Lemmick), Mister Fear (Larry Cranson)

Known Relatives: Unidentified wife, unidentified daughter

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York City, New York

First Appearance: Daredevil I#365 (June, 1997)

Powers/Abilities: Vinnie Grazia is a former criminal and an office worker who possesses no noteworthy skills. He was briefly influenced by fear gas.

Height: 5'7" (by approximation)
Weight: 145 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black

History:
(Daredevil I#365 (fb) - BTS) - Mark Raxton, the Molten Man, got ex-con Vincent "Vinnie" Grazia a job at Osborn Chemicals, helping him cope with being on parole. When Raxton was accused of stealing from the company, Vinnie stood up for him. Mr. Fear soon began manipulating Grazia with fear gas.

(Daredevil I#365) - As Raxton prepared for a meeting with Williams and the board of directors at Osborn, Vinnie reminded him of his good fortune as he tied his silk tie on. Raxton gave Grazia a promotion before heading to his meeting. When Grazia joined the meeting, he carried a briefcase full of fear gas, which swiftly influenced everyone in the room. Molten Man attacked others, including Liz Allan, but Daredevil stopped him. Williams ordered that Grazia be arrested for bringing in the gas, and Grazia admitted that he took money from Mr. Fear to deliver the case, though Daredevil could tell Grazia was lying.

(Daredevil I#366 (fb) - BTS) - Grazia secured Matt Murdock as his attorney to represent him in his criminal defense. Grazia was sent to Ryker's, still under the influence of fear gas.

(Daredevil I#366) - Grazia was visited by Murdock, who told him that his wife and daughter missed him. Just then, a guard working for Mr. Fear attacked, then a prison riot broke out. Murdock knocked Grazia out so he could fight off the prisoners.

(Daredevil I#367) - Grazia watched the prison riot break out. Overcome with fear himself, he felt guilt and shame as Matt Murdock cowered before the Gladiator, then Daredevil soon attacked. Grazia found his courage and turned a water hose on Gladiator, helping Daredevil defeat the criminal.

Comments: Created by Karl Kesel (writer), Cary Nord (penciler) & Matt Ryan (inker).

Profile by Chadman.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Vinnie Grazia has no known connections to:


Williams

(Daredevil I#365) - A board member of Osborn Chemical, Williams was present in a meeting with Mark Raxton the Molten Man and Vinnie Grazia when a fear chemical was leaked into the room. As Liz Allen and Matt Murdock entered, Molten Man’s rage escalated and he threatened to kill Wililams, then Liz, as a security team marched in. Matt went into a closet and soon Daredevil arrived, fighting Raxton until he aired out the room by breaking the window. Raxton and the others immediately returned to sanity. Daredevil announced that fear gas had caused the event, and Williams ordered an investigation. He ordered Grazia arrested, as Grazia had brought in the case, and Grazia admitted he was working for Mr. Fear.

--Daredevil I#365


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Daredevil I#365, p2, pan1 (with Molten Man) Daredevil I#365, p1, pan2 (Vinnie, face) Daredevil I#365, p10, pan1 (Williams)


Appearances:
Daredevil I#365 (June, 1997) - Joe Kelly (writer), Cary Nord (penciler), Matt Ryan (inker), Jaye Gardner (editor)
Daredevil I#366 (July, 1997) - Joe Kelly (writer), Gene Colan (penciler), Al Williamson (inker), Jaye Gardner (editor)
Daredevil I#367 (August, 1997) - Joe Kelly (writer), Gene Colan (penciler), Bud LaRosa (inker), Jaye Gardner (editor)


First Posted: 09/03/2019
Last updated: 09/03/2019

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