HOGMAN

Real Name: Peter Grunter

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Drug dealer

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Coach Patrick Donahue, Flapper (John Phillips), Markie, Nix, Mary Elizabeth O'Koren, Smitty

Enemies: Daredevil (Matt Murdock), Billy O'Koren, Punisher (Frank Castle)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York City, New York, USA

First Appearance: Daredevil I#183 (June, 1982)

Powers/Abilities: Hogman is a formerly well-connected drug dealer, proficient in the use of drugs and guns to manipulate others.

Height: 5'7" (by approximation)
Weight: 195 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown

History: (Daredevil I#183 (fb) – BTS) – Drug dealer Peter "Hogman" Grunter formed a partnership with Flapper and the two established a drug enterprise selling Angel Dust to kids but Flapper was skimming money.

(Daredevil I#184 (fb) – BTS)- Hogman recruited Coach Patrick Donahue to deal drugs.

(Daredevil I#183 – BTS) – During Sister Helen's class, Mary Elizabeth died of an overdose of Angel Dust that she'd purchased from Hogman. While Daredevil investigated, Flapper was murdered by Hogman, with dealers Joey and Louieville nearby. Mary's brother Billy was blamed, having stolen a gun from his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O’Koren. Jane Hanson and Chuck reported on the trial.

(Daredevil I#183) – Hogman was eating at Poppa's Olympian Palace with Nix and others when Daredevil entered to apprehend him for questioning and to bring him to Billy's trial. Hogman tried getting his friends to attack Daredevil but they refused. In court, a witness said that Billy did not kill Flapper and Hogman was blamed instead but Hogman screamed that he was innocent. Later, Matt Murdock agreed to represent Hogman in court, believing he was innocent.

(Daredevil I#184) – Hogman had dinner, bragging to his friend Smitty about Matt Murdock representing him. Matt made his opening arguments the next day, stating that Hogman was guilty of drug-dealing but not murder. Hogman forcibly gave Coach Donahue some Angel Dust and sent him against Matt Murdock. Markie came to Hogman, begging for drugs, and Hogman berated Markie for being a witness against him. Hogman then gave him a pure dose, which killed him automatically. With their chief witness missing, the state dropped its case against Hogman. Hogman bragged to Murdock that he was guilty then strutted out but Daredevil accosted him in the streets and Hogman claimed he couldn't be hit, as he had a pacemaker, allowing Daredevil to realize that was how Hogman had effectively lied to him. Billy soon called Hogman, saying he'd seen him kill Markie and he wanted to meet to blackmail him. Smitty drove Hogman to the school and Billy drew a gun on Hogman before the Punisher arrived and killed Smitty. Hogman grabbed Billy's gun to hold him hostage but Punisher shot Hogman twice, once in the shoulder and once in the leg. Daredevil arrived and beat back Punisher, even shooting him, then Billy held the gun to Hogman's head again but Daredevil talked him down. Hogman was taken to trial and found guilty of second degree murder of Markie with Billy's testimony against him.

Comments: Created by Roger McKenzie, Frank Miller and Klaus Janson.

Profile by Chadman.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Hogman should not be confused with:


Coach Patrick Donahue

(Daredevil I#184 (fb) – BTS) – A teacher at Our Lady of Hope Parochial School, Coach Patrick Donahue was dealing Angel Dust to the kids at school, working for Hogman and Flapper.

(Daredevil I#183) – Donahue saw 12-year old Mary Elizabeth O'Koren leap out a window and land hard. The hero Daredevil rushed her to the hospital as the coach promised to call and have them prepare the surgery room. Mary Elizabeth later died. When Billy O'Koren was blamed for killing Flapper, Donahue wanted to help Billy. Attorney Matt Murdock convinced him in the hearing to let Donahue take custody of Billy for a time as they prepared for trial. Billy was later acquitted.

(Daredevil I#184) – When Hogman was accused of the same murder, Matt Murdock represented him as well and Donahue took Billy to the trial. Nervous, Donahue called Matt and confessed to selling drugs. Murdock agreed to meet Donahue at the school gym.

(Daredevil I#184 – BTS) – Hogman gave Donahue drugs forcibly.

(Daredevil I#184) – Strung out on Angel Dust, Donahue attacked Murdock but he collapsed from the strain and was rushed to the hospital.

--Daredevil I#183 (184 (fb) – BTS, 183-184,


Flapper

(Daredevil I#183 (fb) – BTS) – The partner of drug dealer Hogman, John "Flapper" Phillips specialized in selling Angel Dust. He secretly pocketed some of the extra money for himself.

(Daredevil I#183) – Joey and Louieville purchased Angel Dust from Flapper. The youths tried mugging Daredevil but then Punisher killed them as Flapper passed. A gunshot from a nearby rooftop killed Flapper.



--Daredevil I#183


Jane Hanson & Chuck

(Daredevil I#183 – BTS) – Jane Hanson and Chuck reported on the acquittal of young Billy O'Koren, who'd been accused of killing Flapper. They announced that Matt Murdock was representing the new accused murderer, Hogman.

--Daredevil I#183 - BTS


Joey & Louieville

(Daredevil I#183) – Joey and his friends, including Louieville, sought out Hogman but ended up buying Angel Dust from Flapper. While high and hallucinating, they tried mugging Daredevil but Punisher killed them.




--Daredevil I#183


Markie

(Daredevil I#184 (fb) – BTS) – Markie agreed to a witness in the trial against Hogman, his drug dealer.

(Daredevil I#184) – Markie begged Hogman for drugs. Hogman gave him a pure dose, immediately killing him.

--Daredevil I#184


Nix

(Daredevil I#183) – Nix was eating at Poppa's Olympian Grill with Hogman when Daredevil arrived to arrest him. Hogman asked Nix to attack but Nix refused to get involved.


--Daredevil I#183


Billy O'Koren

(Daredevil I#183 (fb) – BTS) – William David "Billy" O'Koren grew worried when his 12-year old sister Mary Elizabeth bought Angel Dust from drug dealer Hogman in the streets.

(Daredevil I#183) – At the hospital, Billy learned from Daredevil that Mary Elizabeth had died from an overdose. He was horrified and vowed revenge against Hogman. At home, he passed his fighting parents and retrieved a gun. Billy went to the roof and waited then fired at Flapper (Hogman's ally) in the streets, not meaning to hit him, but Flapper dropped dead. Billy was arrested and set to be tried as an adult but Matt Murdock agreed to represent him and Billy was released to the custody of Coach Patrick Donahue. Billy swore it wasn't his bullet that killed Flapper. After Daredevil produced a witness, Billy was acquitted.

(Daredevil I#184) – Hogman was accused of the murder of Flapper and Matt Murdock represented him. Billy snuck around and saw Hogman kill drug addict Markie. When Hogman was acquitted, Billy heard him say he was guilty and he lost faith in humanity. Billy stole his parents' gun again then called Hogman to set up a meeting to blackmail him. Billy held a gun on Hogman but Punisher came on the scene and killed Smitty (Hogman's lackey) from behind. Hogman grabbed Billy's gun and tried holding Billy hostage but Punisher shot Hogman twice. Daredevil then shot Punisher, distracting him, so Billy grabbed the gun and held it to Hogman's head but Daredevil convinced Billy not to go through with killing Hogman. Hogman was taken to trial and, with Billy's testimony, sent to jail. Billy wondered if he had done the right thing and if Hogman would be getting back out.

--Daredevil I#183 (183 (fb) – BTS, 183-184,


Mary Elizabeth O'Koren

(Daredevil I#183 (fb) – BTS) – 12-year old Mary Elizabeth O'Koren bought Angel Dust on the streets from drug dealer Hogman. She ignored her brother Billy's warnings.

(Daredevil I#183) – In her fifth period civics class at Our Lady of Hope Parochial School, where Matt Murdock was guest lecturing, Mary Elizabeth hallucinated that snakes were falling on her from the ceiling. She wondered why the teacher, Sister Helen, wasn't helping her. Mary Elizabeth attacked another student and then leapt out the window, falling on the pavement below. As Coach Donahue and others surrounded her, the hero Daredevil grabbed the girl to rush her to the hospital, realizing she wouldn't last long enough for an ambulance to arrive. At the hospital, Mary Elizabeth died on the operating table and the doctor determined that she'd died from overdosing on Angel Dust.

--Daredevil I#183 (183 (fb) – BTS, 184


Mr. & Mrs. O'Koren

(Daredevil I#183) – Mr. and Mrs. O'Koren were fighting again when their son Billy came home and retrieved a gun. They did not know their daughter Mary Elizabeth, age 12, had overdosed on Angel Dust and died.

(Daredevil I#184) – The O'Korens informed Daredevil that Billy had snuck out of the house with their gun.



--Daredevil I#183 (183-184,


Sister Helen

(Daredevil I#183) – A teacher at Our Lady of Hope Parochial School, Sister Helen was teaching a civics class with guest lecturer Matt Murdock when Mary Elizabeth O'Koren, age 12, began hallucinating. Mary Elizabeth attacked another student before leaping through the window and falling. She later died.

--Daredevil I#183


Smitty

(Daredevil I#184) – Smitty had lunch with Hogman, who had Matt Murdock representing him in a murder trial. Smitty admitted to Matt Murdock that Coach Donahue was dealing drugs to kids. Billy O'Koren tried blackmailing Hogman so Smitty drove him to the meeting. Smitty held a gun on Billy but Punisher killed him from behind.


--Daredevil I#184


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Daredevil I#184, p15, pan1 (Hogman main)
Daredevil I#184, p1, pan2 (Hogman face)
Daredevil I#184, p10, pan1 (Coach Donahue)
Daredevil I#183, p7, pan3 (Flapper)
Daredevil I#183, p7, pan4 (Joey & Louieville)
Daredevil I#183, p13, pan2 (Markie)
Daredevil I#183, p18, pan1 (Nix)
Daredevil I#184, p20, pan4 (Billy O'Koren)
Daredevil I#183, p2, pan2 (Mary Elizabeth O'Koren)
Daredevil I#184, p16, pan3 (Mr. and Mrs. O'Koren)
Daredevil I#183, p2, pan1 (Sister Helen)
Daredevil I#184, p16, pan6 (Smitty)


Appearances:
Daredevil I#183 (June, 1982) - Roger McKenzie (writer), Frank Miller (penciler), Klaus Janson (inker), Denny O'Neil (editor)
Daredevil I#184 (July, 1982) - Frank Miller (writer/penciler), Klaus Janson (inker), Denny O'Neil (editor)


First Posted: 01/29/2019
Last updated: 01/29/2019

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