BILLY "THE GRIP" GRIPPO
Real Name: Billy Grippo
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Rosalind Sharpe, Daredevil (Matt Murdock)
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: The Grip
Base of Operations: Boston, Massachussetts
First Appearance: Daredevil I#362 (March, 1997)
Powers/Abilities: Billy Grippo is a well-connected mobster in Boston, with some political influence.
(Daredevil I#362 (fb) - BTS) - Mobster Billy "The Grip" Grippo formed a partnership with up-and-coming attorney, Rosalind Sharpe, who was struggling to make a name for herself being a self-employed woman in Boston. Over the following years, she worked for Grippo, making a name for herself. Realizing she could now make it on her own, Sharpe sought a way out from Grippo's grasp. A key figure turned up dead and Rosalind was believed to have killed him, but the death was ruled a suicide. Rosalind held on to her files, threatening to expose Grippo's crimes if he ever came after her again.
(Daredevil I#362 (fb) - BTS) - Years later, Grippo was in the hospital with a bad heart, and he came to New York to get treated, wanting to be near Rosalind one last time.
(Daredevil I#362) - A gunman acting for Grippo went to the law office of Rosalind Sharpe and opened fire on her, but he was apprehended. Sharpe visited Grippo in the hospital, telling him that she planned to press charges against his gunman while reminding him that if she died, worse would happen to Grippo. That night, Daredevil showed up in Grippo's hospital room, confronting him, and Grippo said he wanted to make sure that Rosalind was in good hands before he left.
Comments: Created by Karl Kesel (writer), Cary Nord (penciler) & Matt Ryan (inker).
Profile by Chadman.
Billy "The Grip" Grippo has no known connections to:
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Daredevil I#362, p16, pan1 (main)
Daredevil I#362, p18, pan2 (flashback)
Daredevil I#362 (March, 1997) - Karl Kesel (writer), Cary Nord (penciler), Matt Ryan (inker), James Felder (editor)
First Posted: 08/27/2019
Last updated: 08/27/2019
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